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Pivot3 Appoints Vice President of Global Sales for VDI

February 26, 2014

Technology-focused sales leader will drive sales in high growth VDI market

AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Pivot3, a leading supplier of video surveillance and virtual desktop (VDI) converged storage appliances, has appointed Mike Dunbar as Vice President of Global Sales for virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) products. In his new role, Dunbar will be responsible for driving all VDI sales and sales engineering. He will report to Pivot3 CEO Ron Nash.

Dunbar is a seasoned senior sales executive with more than 27 years of experience in the technology industry, fostering strategic relationships, developing business partnerships and working with strategic accounts. He most recently served as President of North American Sales for Allied Telesis. Previously, he was Senior Director Sales of Enterprise Management, as well as IT Business Management at VMware. During his career, Dunbar also held the roles of Senior Director of Sales for enterprise solutions, EMC; Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Operations, Configuresoft; and Director of Federal Sales, Securify. Dunbar holds a B.S. degree from Penn State and an M.S. degree from Capital College, both focused on information technology.

“We are pleased to have Mike join the Pivot3 team. Mike is a highly experienced sales leader with a significant level of expertise in building high growth direct and channel sales organizations,” said Ron Nash, CEO, Pivot3. “Recently we have seen significant adoption of our VDI product set and it is now moving to the next level. Mike will play a pivotal role in significantly accelerating the adoption of the Pivot3 VDI product solutions both domestically and around the globe. It is great to be able to add talented executive leaders when your company needs them and we are excited about Mike joining our team.”

Pivot3 vSTAC® VDI is a purpose-built converged storage appliance that delivers simplicity, scalability and savings to VMware-based Horizon virtual desktop deployments. The Pivot3vSTAC R2S P Cubed is the only converged storage appliance purpose-built for Horizon Suite that ships from the factory pre-configured and ready-to-deploy. This makes it simple and fast for partners and customers to deploy and scale.

“I am excited to join the Pivot3 team and look forward to accelerating the company’s VDI business and sales strategies,” Dunbar said. “I am looking forward to being part of an fast-paced organization with breakthrough software-defined storage products that are delivered through continuous innovation and strong customer support.”

To learn more about Pivot3 solutions for VDI environments, take a test drive of the Pivot3 VDI solution and discover how easy it is to deploy the infrastructure needed for desktop virtualization.

About Pivot3

Pivot3 was founded in 2003 on the idea that today's stack of virtual servers, shared storage and networks could be converged to drive down complexity and cost while dramatically increasing scale-out performance. Today, Pivot3 has over 600 customers across the globe deploying Pivot3 vSTAC® converged storage appliances. Pivot3 products are deployed in the video surveillance and virtual desktop markets, and have seen particular success in the public sector, transportation, gaming, education and retail vertical segments. The company has won numerous awards and was most recently selected by Forbes Magazine in 2013 as “One of America’s Most Promising Companies”, and by CRN in their top 50 Virtualization list for 2013. To learn more about Pivot3, visit www.pivot3.com.




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