Seasoned Strategic Relationship-builder to Focus on Growing Disk Backup Company’s Worldwide Industry Vendor Partner Program

Westborough, Mass., June 13, 2013 — / — ExaGrid Systems, Inc. (, the leader in scalable and cost-effective disk-based backup solutions with data deduplication, announced today that it has expanded its leadership team with the hiring of Richard Pearce to fill the newly-created position of Vice President of Business Development.

Pearce will focus on growing ExaGrid’s technology alliance program and adding more strategic industry vendor partners to help ExaGrid reach more customers.

“Richard has extensive business development background in the IT industry, and I am pleased he has joined our team to help drive further success with our technology partnerships,” said Bill Andrews, president and CEO of ExaGrid. “ExaGrid has integrations with the leading data center technologies around backup and recovery, and a number of strong partnerships with complementary technology vendors. Richard will play a key role in helping us expand those partnerships and in developing new relationships to bring the advantages of our solution to a broader market.”

Pearce joins ExaGrid from Hitachi Data Systems where he was the VP of Business Development for the company’s File & Content Solutions. Prior to that, Pearce was the VP of Business Development & Alliances at BlueArc, a high-performance NAS storage vendor that was acquired by Hitachi Data Systems. He has held many business development roles in his career, including leading business development for Symantec’s Security, Compliance, Archiving and Managed Services businesses. In addition, he has led teams at startup and multi-national companies in Europe, Asia and the US, and earned a Ph.D. in data networking from the University of Durham in the UK.

About ExaGrid Systems, Inc.:
ExaGrid offers the only disk-based backup appliance with data deduplication purpose-built for backup that leverages a unique architecture optimized for performance, scalability and price. ExaGrid is the only solution that combines compute with capacity and a unique landing zone to permanently shorten backup windows, eliminate expensive forklift upgrades, achieve the fastest full system restores and tape copies, and rapidly restore files, VMs and objects in minutes. With offices and distribution worldwide, ExaGrid has more than 6,500 systems installed at more than 1,700 customers, and more than 320 published customer success stories.
For more information, contact ExaGrid at 800-868-6985 or visit Visit “ExaGrid’s Eye on Deduplication” blog:


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Dana Prestigiacomo
ExaGrid Systems, Inc.
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for ExaGrid Systems
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Source: ExaGrid


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