SAN JOSE, CA – Sep 30, 2014 — / — Nimble Storage (NYSE: NMBL), the flash storage solutions company, today announced that Eric Mann will join the company and serve as vice president of worldwide sales. Mann brings 25 years of experience in sales leadership with industry leading storage companies, including NetApp and EMC.

In addition, Mark Parrinello has been appointed to the position of vice president of Americas sales and will report directly to Mann. Parrinello joins Nimble from NetApp where he served as senior director of sales. Nimble appoints this seasoned duo of industry veterans to lead an already thriving sales team as the company continues to gain market share and mindshare in the storage industry.

Mike Munoz, the current vice president of worldwide sales at Nimble, has been dealing with significant family medical issues for the past few months and has requested a leave of absence. Munoz will maintain leadership of the sales organization through the end of Q3 FY15 and will collaborate with Mann to transition responsibilities at the end of October.

“Mike has established the bedrock for Nimble sales, cultivating customer relationships, building a high-performance sales team and driving results through a period in which our quarterly revenues have eclipsed $50M and our customer count is nearing 4,000. We respect and support his personal decision to focus on his family first, and we know he will rejoin the Nimble team when the time is right,” said Suresh Vasudevan, CEO at Nimble Storage. “We’re thrilled to have a leader of Eric’s caliber head our worldwide sales organization as we continue to expand our portfolio of solutions and sell to large, global enterprises. In addition to bringing deep industry expertise and long-standing channel relationships, Eric has a proven track record in penetrating the enterprise and building industry-leading sales organizations.”

Mann, 53, joins Nimble from NetApp where for 12 years he served in a range of sales leadership assignments progressively advancing his career and ultimately serving as senior vice president and general manager of Americas sales for the past six years. Mann led efforts to successfully engage and sell to large, global organizations in the U.S., while leveraging the company’s channel ecosystem to grow its commercial customer base. Over the course of his 12-year tenure NetApp annual revenues grew from approximately $800M to well over $6B. Prior to NetApp, Mann served with EMC for 11 years in a range of sales leadership assignments, including leading EMC’s Americas sales through a period of rapid penetration into enterprise accounts, culminating in an industry leadership position for the company.

Parrinello, 47, joins Nimble from NetApp where for five years he served as senior director of sales in the Western U.S. region. Parrinello successfully architected a series of sales programs, including an innovative customer segmentation model during a period in which region revenues grew four-fold. He has a demonstrated passion for cultivating an enterprise customer base and building high-performance sales teams. Prior to NetApp, Parrinello served as vice president of Western sales at CA Technologies and as vice president of sales at Kovarus Technology Solutions.

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Nimble Storage (NYSE: NMBL) is redefining the storage market with its Adaptive Flash platform. Nimble’s flash storage solutions enable the consolidation of all workloads and eliminate storage silos by providing enterprises with significant improvements in application performance and storage capacity. At the same time, Nimble delivers superior data protection, while simplifying business operations and lowering costs. At the core of the Adaptive Flash platform is the patented Cache Accelerated Sequential Layout (CASL) architecture and InfoSight, an automated cloud-based management and support system that maintains storage system peak health. More than 3,700 enterprises, governments, and service providers have deployed Nimble’s flash storage solutions across 37 countries. For more information about Nimble Storage, visit and follow us on Twitter: @nimblestorage.

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