Former VMware Executive Brings Broad Background in Strategy, M&A, and Operational and Financial Management to Hyperconverged Secondary Software Leader
San Jose, Calif. – Dec. 18, 2018 – Cohesity, the leader of hyperconverged secondary storage, today announced that Jonathan Chadwick, former VMware executive and longtime independent board member and advisor to some of the most renowned enterprise technology brands, has joined Cohesity’s board of directors. As a board member, Chadwick will help drive Cohesity’s strategy as the company continues to disrupt the $60 billion secondary data and apps market, empowering customers globally to store, protect, manage, and extract insights from their data while solving challenges tied to mass data fragmentation.
“Cohesity is addressing the crucial challenge of consolidating and managing secondary data workloads using a single, unified platform,” said Chadwick. “Given the growing need to manage data effectively, Cohesity has years of innovation and success to come, and I’m excited to be a part of the team behind it.”
Chadwick’s extensive background in strategy, mergers and acquisitions, and operational and financial management spans three decades. During that time, he has held leadership roles at some of the most recognized technology companies, including McAfee, Skype, and Cisco. Chadwick also held a variety of leadership positions at VMware, serving as executive vice president, chief operating officer, and chief financial officer. Chadwick brings a unique perspective on how to help companies accelerate growth from his experience as a board member of established technology companies including Cognizant, F5, and ServiceNow as well as at high-growth companies including Elastic, Tanium and Zoom.
“Jonathan is a proven leader with experience growing and managing enterprise software companies as both a financial officer and a board member,” said Mohit Aron, founder and CEO of Cohesity. “In joining Cohesity’s board, he will be an integral part of a talented team committed to driving Cohesity’s next stage of growth.”
Cohesity makes your data work for you by consolidating secondary storage silos onto a hyperconverged, web-scale data platform that spans both private and public clouds. Enterprise customers begin by radically streamlining their backup and data protection, then converge file and object services, test/dev instances, and analytic functions to provide a global data store. Cohesity counts many Global 1000 companies and federal agencies among its rapidly growing customer base and was named to Forbes’ “Next Billion-Dollar Startups 2017,” LinkedIn’s “Startups: The 50 Industry Disruptors You Need to Know Now,” and CRN’s “2017 Emerging Vendors in Storage” lists. For more information, visit our website www.cohesity.com and blog https://cohesity.com/blog/, follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/cohesity and LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/3750699/ and like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/cohesity/.
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