Mike Munoz Returns; Named Vice President of Worldwide Alliances

SAN JOSE, CA – August 12, 2015 — /BackupReview.info/ — Nimble Storage (NYSE: NMBL), the flash storage solutions company, today announced that Leonard Iventosch has joined the company’s executive leadership team as vice president of worldwide channels. The company also announced the return of Mike Munoz who will serve as vice president of worldwide alliances. Iventosch brings 30 years of hands-on channel experience across the storage industry with previous assignments at EMC, NetApp, Isilon Systems, and Data General. Munoz, who previously served as vice president of worldwide sales, has returned from a leave of absence and will now lead the company’s worldwide technology alliances and associated go-to-market sales initiatives. Both executives will report to Denis Murphy, vice president of worldwide sales.

“With the addition of Leonard and the return of Mike, we are fortifying our executive bench strength and taking a significant step forward toward realizing our vision of redefining and leading the storage industry,” said Denis Murphy, vice president worldwide sales at Nimble Storage. “The combined experience of both executives will be a force to reckon with as our competitors navigate the choppy seas of legacy product transitions, flash storage innovations and rapidly changing customer requirements.”

Prior to joining Nimble Storage, Iventosch, 60, served in executive leadership assignments at ExtraHop Networks, EMC, Isilon Systems, NetApp, and Data General where he developed strategies and programs to fuel channel growth. While at EMC, Iventosch served as vice president of sales for Americas channels, where he focused on the success and profitability of channel partners through initiatives and programs designed to accelerate account penetration and sales growth. Prior to EMC, Iventosch served as vice president of global channels at Isilon Systems where, during his leadership, channel revenue contribution jumped from under 25% to around 65% in less than two years. Prior to Isilon Systems, Iventosch served as vice president of Americas channels at NetApp and as a channel sales leader at Data General. Iventosch draws from more than 30 years of hands-on experience in data storage and building winning teams and cultivating new business opportunities. Iventosch earned a B.A. in economics from UC Davis and an M.B.A. from UC Berkeley with an emphasis on marketing.

Munoz returns from a nine-month leave of absence from his prior role as vice president of worldwide sales and will now serve as vice president of worldwide alliances. In his new assignment, Munoz will lead the worldwide alliances team focusing on accelerating sales momentum with the company’s key technology alliances, with a special emphasis on advancing go-to-market sales motions for SmartStack integrated infrastructure solutions.

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About Nimble Storage
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 5,500 enterprises, governments, and service providers have deployed Nimble’s flash storage solutions across 49 countries. For more information about Nimble Storage, visit www.nimblestorage.com and follow us on Twitter: @nimblestorage.

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This press release contains “forward-looking” statements that are based on our management’s beliefs and assumptions and on information currently available to management. We intend for such forward-looking statements to be covered by the safe harbor provisions for forward-looking statements contained in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include all statements other than statements of historical fact contained in this press release, including information concerning our business plans and objectives, competitive position, and potential market opportunities.

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Source: Nimble Storage


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