Jeff Russo, cloud, mobile and virtualization product development leader, is newest addition to leadership team

HOUSTON, TX – September 14, 2016 — / — SoftNAS®, the #1 best-selling software-defined cloud NAS, today announced Citrix Systems, Inc. veteran and product development leader, Jeff Russo, joins the company as senior vice president, Products. Russo’s responsibilities include leading overall product operations, agile development and advanced R&D innovation for the SoftNAS Products group ensuring timely, high-quality product releases and delivering a great customer experience as SoftNAS continues to accelerate its growth and expansion.

“We are thrilled to have Jeff join the SoftNAS team as he has successfully delivered large-scale, enterprise software products, managed high-growth teams and brings a wealth of industry knowledge in cloud, mobile, virtualization and security development areas. SoftNAS continues to hire at all levels to support company growth,” said Rick Braddy, CEO and CTO of SoftNAS. “Jeff will lead our product team as we expand our core cloud NAS storage business to become the fabric for business data in the cloud.”

During his 19 year career at Citrix Systems, Inc. Jeff helped the company to grow from a $50M to a $3B technology company and held executive management positions ranging from Corporate VP of Operations and Chief of Staff to multiple VP of product development roles. Most recently, Jeff served as VP of Product Development at Citrix where he led development services for all product groups. This included designing and leading a security development lifecycle across four product divisions and 30+ product teams, leading a centralized team providing international development, localization and language testing for the Product, Marketing and Education teams and centralizing integration and customization of product development tools. Russo also led teams that built large-scale implementations that worked together as a solution and integrated new cloud and on-premises products.

Russo previously held product development management roles with Precision Response, IBM and Encore Computer Corporation. Russo holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Florida.

About SoftNAS
SoftNAS®, Inc. is the leading provider of software-defined NAS solutions and protects mission-critical data for customers using any combination of public, private and hybrid clouds. SoftNAS gives its customers the enterprise-class data security, protection, and performance required to safely, predictably, and reliably operate IT systems and applications. SoftNAS believes in powerful, hassle-free data management and works with any hardware, any data type, across any geography, and with any IT environment, including the most popular public, private, and hybrid cloud computing platforms: Amazon® AWS™, Microsoft® Azure™, CenturyLink Cloud® and VMware vSphere®.

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Cristina Salinas

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