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SAN JOSE, CA – October 13, 2015 — /BackupReview.info/ — Nimble Storage (NYSE: NMBL), the flash storage solutions company, today announced that Janet Matsuda has joined the company’s executive leadership team and will serve as chief marketing officer. Matsuda brings nearly 25 years of high-tech business-to-business marketing expertise to Nimble and will draw from her most recent positions at Blue Coat Systems, AMD and Mercury Interactive. Dan Leary, a seven year Nimble veteran, will serve as vice president of products, solutions and alliances. Both Matsuda and Leary will report directly to chief executive officer Suresh Vasudevan. These appointments combined with the recent sales leadership additions of Denis Murphy and Leonard Iventosch fortify the company’s executive bench and position Nimble to gain market share in the $20B addressable market for storage.
“As we double down to accelerate customer acquisition in the enterprise segment, we must leverage our marketing investments to establish the Nimble Storage brand with enterprise IT leaders,” said Vasudevan. “Janet brings in-depth marketing expertise and a proven track record in building category-leading brands and executing highly-effective marketing initiatives that boost brand awareness and revenue growth. We welcome Janet to our executive management team.”
“It’s energizing to join an organization with passionate customer advocates, breakthrough technology and strong revenue momentum,” said Janet Matsuda. “Nimble is already leading the pack of disruptive storage firms. Increased marketing and sales investments will propel the company through the next stages of expansion and growth. I look forward to working with the team to position Nimble Storage as the next market leader in the storage industry.”
Prior to joining Nimble Storage, Matsuda served in marketing leadership roles at Blue Coat Systems, Egnyte, AMD, and Mercury Interactive. Under Janet’s leadership, the Blue Coat marketing team repositioned the company, revitalized the brand and built a demand creation engine, contributing to a company valuation that nearly doubled in three years. While at Silicon Graphics her team built an ecosystem and evangelized the digital prototyping category. This new approach transformed the design review process for automotive and aerospace companies and cascaded across the manufacturing industry. Matsuda was a member of the Mercury Interactive team that established and grew the Business Technology Optimization category. She holds a B.S. in computer science from the University of Iowa and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
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