PITTSBURGH, PA – December 4, 2014 — / — Avere Systems president and CEO Ron Bianchini has been named the gold winner in the Executive of the Year category for a medium- sized company in the Best in Biz Awards 2014, the only independent business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts.

Photo of Ron Bianchini, Avere Systems President and CEO

Photo: Ron Bianchini

2014 has been a banner year for Avere Systems and Ron Bianchini as the company raised a $20 million Series D funding round in July lead by Western Digital Capital, announced many successful customer use cases and both Avere’s product and the company have received a variety of awards, including being named a best place to work.

Best in Biz Awards’ fourth annual North American program was its most competitive yet. As in previous years, the fourth annual program in North America featured a large and distinguished judging panel comprised of members of the media who reviewed and scored the hundreds of award nominations. More than 550 award nominations were received this year in a variety of company, executive, team and product focused categories. Nominations were fielded from public and private companies of all sizes, from virtually every major industry and region in the U.S. and Canada.

“Theodore Roosevelt once said that the difference between a leader and a boss is that the leader leads and the boss drives. That maxim can easily apply to this year’s list of entries in the Executive of the Year category,” said Iris Dorbian, peHUB. “Although all clearly have excelled at generating untold revenue for their respective firms, what emerges from each entrant’s story is how deep and far they’ve been able to inspire their staff to innovate, take risks and reach for the stars.”

“Being named the gold winner in the Executive of the Year category is very exciting, and all due to the great team I work with each and every day,” said Ron Bianchini, president and CEO, Avere Systems. “The growth Avere has experienced thus far is incredible as we provide hybrid cloud storage solutions to a variety of industries. We’ll continue to deliver on our mission to provide world-class solutions to our customers around the world.”

Winners of Best in Biz Awards 2014 were determined based on scoring from an independent panel of 53 judges from highly recognized newspapers, business, consumer and technology publications, radio outlets, and analyst firms. In addition to the numerous judges returning from previous panels, this year’s 53-person judging panel included several worthy additions to this high-profile group. The panel included contributors to AdWeek, American Banker, Computerworld, CRN, Entrepreneur, eWeek Channel Insider, Inc. Magazine, Information Week, New York Observer, PC Magazine, peHUB, Upstart Business Journal, Venture Capital Journal, Wired, Xconomy and ZDNet.

For a full list of gold, silver and bronze winners in Best in Biz Awards 2014, visit:

About Avere Systems
Avere is radically changing the economics of data storage. Avere’s hybrid cloud solutions give companies — for the first time — the ability to put an end to the rising cost and complexity of data storage by allowing customers the freedom to store files anywhere in the cloud or on premises without sacrificing the performance, availability or security of their data. Based in Pittsburgh, Avere is led by veterans and thought leaders in the data storage industry and is backed by investors Lightspeed Venture Partners, Menlo Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners, Tenaya Capital, and Western Digital Capital. For more information, visit

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