Executives From NetApp and VMware to Accelerate Cohesity’s Growth Into Enterprise Accounts
Santa Clara, Calif. – Oct. 19, 2017 – Cohesity, the pioneer of hyperconverged secondary storage, announced it has added two important new team members with deep industry experience – former NetApp President Rob Salmon and former VMware President and COO Carl Eschenbach. Salmon will serve as Cohesity’s first president and chief operating officer, overseeing sales, marketing, and support divisions. Eschenbach, now a partner with Sequoia Capital, will join the company’s board.
By continuing to add senior operating executives and board members to its existing team of highly knowledgeable and experienced leaders, Cohesity is building the foundation to accelerate growth among mid-sized and large enterprise accounts. Coming from two companies known for their strong culture, Eschenbach and Salmon will further solidify Cohesity’s go-to-market operations to positively impact customers, partners, and employees.
“Rob and Carl will add important insight and guidance to Cohesity’s leadership team based on their impressive tenures working with two of the most successful data storage and management companies in the world,” said Mohit Aron, chief executive officer and founder, Cohesity. “Having the privilege to bring on such respected executives is a testament to the transformative value of Cohesity’s innovations, and we look forward to rapidly expanding on our early success.”
“This role represents an incredible opportunity to define an entirely new category in storage,” said Rob Salmon, president and chief operating officer, Cohesity. “Cohesity is solving the increasingly critical problem of unmanageable growth in secondary storage silos within enterprise IT. I’m excited to join a world-class team where I can use my experience to drive customer success, continue the momentum of building a positive culture, and make a lasting impact on the industry.”
“After just two years on the market, Cohesity is positioned to revolutionize the storage industry,” said Carl Eschenbach. “I look forward to helping large enterprise customers across the world remake their secondary storage to be more efficient and cost effective.”
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