Skyera Names Dave Ferretti Vice President of Sales
San Jose, Calif. – June 26, 2012 – Skyera Inc., founded by an executive and engineering team with unsurpassed backgrounds in the solid state, storage and networking arenas, today announced the appointment of Dave Ferretti as vice president of worldwide sales. With more than 25 years of sales and business development experience in enterprise and cloud service provider markets, Ferretti will be responsible for aggressively expanding Skyera’s worldwide direct, channel and OEM sales.
“Skyera is developing enterprise solid-state storage systems that uniquely combine density capacity, performance, form-factor and price never before seen in the storage array business,” said Radoslav Danilak, CEO and co-founder of Skyera. “Dave’s expertise and exceptional track record in developing and scaling sales for emerging markets will enable us to aggressively expand into the widest range of industries and use cases.”
Ferretti’s career spans multiple storage-intensive markets including public/private cloud services, eDiscovery, Governance Risk Compliance (GRC), data protection, archive and content management. Prior to joining Skyera, Ferretti was vice president of worldwide sales for Zetta, one of the first cloud storage service providers. Previously, he was vice president worldwide sales for StoredIQ, initiating and growing the company’s storage appliance sales into eDiscovery, Governance Risk Compliance (GRC) and data management markets. As vice president of channel sales for EVault, an early SaaS data protection provider, Ferretti developed and grew the reseller channel business, contributing to a successful acquisition by Seagate. Ferretti also led worldwide sales for Xerox’s enterprise software division, growing the customer base to more than 6,000 accounts.
“Skyera has proven thought leadership in solid state storage with many game-changing innovations,” said Ferretti. “I am excited to be part of the team that will capitalize on the growing global demand for fast, scalable storage solutions with the lowest total cost of ownership.”
Ferretti holds a BS in Business Administration and Computer Information Systems from the Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado at Boulder.
Skyera Inc. is an emerging provider of enterprise solid-state storage systems designed to enable a large class of applications with extraordinarily high performance, exceptionally lower power consumption and cost effectiveness relative to existing enterprise storage systems. Founded by the executives who previously developed the world’s most-advanced flash memory controller, Skyera is backed by key technology and financial partnerships designed to position it at the forefront of the hyper growth in the solid state storage sector. The company was featured in the Gartner report “Cool Vendors in Storage Technologies, 2012.”
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