PALO ALTO, Calif., May 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Portworx, the cloud-native storage and data management company modern enterprises trust to manage data in containers, today announced additions of Patrick Zanoni as chief financial officer and Wally Tung as managing director of the APJC region. Patrick joins Portworx from Exabeam, where he served as chief accounting officer. In his role, Patrick will ensure Portworx scales smoothly as the industry leader in cloud-native data management as it grows rapidly through the addition of sales channels, partners and multiple product offerings. Joining as managing director of the APJC region, Wally comes to Portworx from Veritas, where he led channel sales in China. Wally's expertise will be instrumental in further accelerating Portworx's business in this emerging region. These additions bring vast experience in enterprise infrastructure software and go-to-market strategy development and will support Portworx's large and growing global customer base, including GE Digital, Lufthansa Systems, HPE and dozens of members of the Fortune Global 2000.
"The container and Kubernetes landscape is rapidly evolving as enterprises look to transform their business by adding data management to their container deployments," said Murli Thirumale, co-founder and CEO of Portworx. "Patrick and Wally's expertise will be crucial as we expand into new geographies, scale our customer base and add new strategic partners."
Patrick brings more than 20 years of experience building and transforming organizations as CFO, CAO or a senior leader of companies including Exabeam, CipherCloud and Fusion Systems. Patrick also previously served as vice president of investment banking for Merrill Lynch and Credit Suisse, where he closed numerous M&A and financing deals. Patrick will apply his knowledge in leading financial operations and strategy to create operational excellence for attracting top-tier partners, customers and talent as Portworx reaches its next phase of growth.
"With enterprise demand for stateful containers and Kubernetes growing faster than ever, Portworx is in an excellent position to provide best-of-breed value to customers looking to adopt multi-cloud architectures," said Zanoni. "The company is experiencing rapid partner, customer and reseller growth among some of the world's most impressive organizations, and I look forward to working with the team and stakeholders as we capitalize on Portworx's leadership in cloud-native storage and data management and this huge market opportunity."
Wally brings more than a decade of experience leading APJC channel sales and strategy for the world's leading technology companies, including Veritas, Microsoft, and Sun Microsystems, where he was pivotal in managing and leveraging global partnerships to drive business growth. Prior to that, Wally spent more than 20 years at IBM where he held various leadership roles managing software, hardware and storage sales across the APJC region. He will leverage this experience tracking new markets and emerging trends to drive Portworx into its next phase of global growth.
"Every company today is under pressure to deploy new applications and services faster than its competitors. Portworx Enterprise solves fundamental business problems that millions of people face when running data services in containers," said Tung. "I'm looking forward to extending Portworx's channel networks in the APJC region and expanding the company's footprint on a global scale, so more companies can start to benefit from their container investments."
Today's news comes on the heels of a $27M Series C funding round and the 2.1 release of Portworx Enterprise. In 2018, Portworx announced it expanded its customer base by over 100%, with expanded contracts with GE Digital, Lufthansa Systems and HPE, and increased its total bookings by 376% over 2017. Portworx also built strategic partnerships and reseller agreements with leading companies including IBM, Intel, HPE, Toshiba, Red Hat and Mesosphere.
Portworx is the cloud-native storage company modern enterprises trust to manage data in containers. Portworx dramatically reduces storage, compute and infrastructure costs for running mission critical multi-cloud applications with zero downtime or data loss for customers such as GE Digital, Lufthansa Systems, HPE and dozens of the Fortune Global 2000 or federal agencies. The company is headquartered in Los Altos, Calif., and investors include Mayfield, Sapphire Ventures and GE Ventures, Mubadala Ventures, Cisco, HPE and NetApp. For more information, visit portworx.com or follow @portwx.