Xcedex forms Advisory Board

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Xcedex adds industry veterans to their newly formed advisory board

Xcedex Inc., the premier virtualization planning and deployment software firm focused on enabling businesses to unlock the potential of virtualization with confidence through the assessment, design, deployment, and management of virtualization has formed an Advisory Board. The Advisory Board is chartered with assessment of relevant technology trends both within and outside of the technology industry and to leverage decades of experience to fuel and guide Xcedex through their navigation in a high growth area of virtualization and cloud computing. The advisory board members bring significant technical knowledge coupled with a global network and invaluable industry acumen to the Xcedex leadership team, which will help shape future technology and related business development strategy.

Inaugural members include:

Thomas G. Hudson
Prior to its acquisition by McDATA, Mr. Hudson was Chairman and CEO of Computer Network Technology Corporation (CNT) where the revenue grew from $65 million to $360 million under his leadership between 1996-2005. Mr. Hudson has more than 20 years in the computer industry. Prior to joining CNT, Hudson served as senior vice president of corporate development at McGraw Hill Companies. Mr. Hudson began his professional career in 1968 at IBM where he served in a number of management positions, including vice president of the services sector division. During his tenure at IBM, he managed a variety of strategic, development, and marketing activities for financial services, international operations, and the large systems business. Mr. Hudson holds a BS from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from New York University.

Mark Schrandt
As an Advisory Board Member to the Xcedex Corporation, Mark Schrandt brings extensive and proven senior management and technology development expertise. Most recently, Mark was VP of Engineering for Isilon Systems, the market leader in high capacity, high performance file servers designed for today's multimedia environments. Prior to Isilon, Mark was VP of Engineering for NuSpeed Internet Systems and Cisco Systems, and was a pioneer in the development of IP based storage networking technology, bringing to market the industry's first iSCSI products and multi-protocol storage switches. Prior to Cisco Systems, Mark was Director of Product Development for StorageTek's Storage Networking Division. Mark was also a key member of the NuSpeed management team that negotiated a $450 million acquisition by Cisco Systems in the fall of 2000. His extensive senior management experience and background in establishing and managing successful engineering teams tasked with driving the rapid deployment of product development strategies fits perfectly with the Xcedex Corporation's strategy to evolve as the #1 provider of virtualization solution software globally.

Roy A. Ginsburg
Mr. Ginsburg has been with Dorsey & Whitney LLP for nearly 30 years, where he practices in the Advocacy Group. For more than 20 years, Mr. Ginsburg was a Partner in the firm's Trial Department; he now is a Partner in the Labor & Employment Law Department.

Mr. Ginsburg's practice involves a wide range of commercial litigation matters involving high-tech companies. For many years, he has focused on commercial disputes affecting the employment relationship, including, misappropriation of trade secrets, corporate raiding, usurpation of corporate opportunity, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract (such as post-employment restrictive covenants), and related claims. He also handles other types of commercial, employment and insurance litigation.


  •     Selected as a 2006 'Attorney of the Year', Minnesota Lawyer
  •     Selected as one of "America's Leading Lawyers for Business," Chambers USA 2004-2009
  •     Selected as one of Minnesota's "Top 40 Employment Attorneys," 2006
  •     Selected annually as one of Minnesota's "Super Lawyers," 1990 - present
  •     Selected regularly as one of Minnesota's Leading Attorneys, Guide to Leading American Attorneys

Jeffrey Saunders
Jeff Saunders is a partner in the Corporate group at Dorsey & Whitney LLP. His practice includes clients in a number of industries, with a primary focus on companies involved in the health care and information technology industries. He has extensive experience across the spectrum of the health care supply chain, from medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers, to health care technology and service providers, and helped pioneer the development of consumer-driven products and services in the health care benefits area. His information technology practice includes representation of companies providing a wide variety software, hardware and telecommunications products and services. He regularly advises clients on private and public equity offerings (including the capitalization of fast growing emerging companies), mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, technology development and licensing agreements, corporate governance and regulatory compliance.


  •     Minnesota Super Lawyer (1998-2009)
  •     Top 100 Minnesota Super Lawyer (2006)
  •     Top 40 Business & Commercial Transactions Minnesota Super Lawyer (2004)

This stellar group of members joining Xcedex's Advisory Board has impressive expertise in rapidly ramping up businesses that realize tremendous growth and expansion," said Xcedex President and CEO Chris Taylor. "With the guidance of these outstanding professionals, Xcedex will be better positioned to achieve its objective: rapid development and ramp-up of our innovative software portfolio. We're laser focused on development and execution of our Software as a Service(SaaS) based model leveraging Xcedex's Xpedite Partner Program to accelerate and grow our market share and we are positioned well with the addition of the advisory board to have continued success in the market.

About Xcedex
Xcedex is the leading virtualization planning and deployment software firm focused on enabling businesses to unlock the potential of virtualization with confidence through the assessment, design, deployment, and management of virtualization. Information about Xcedex's products and services can be found at http://www.Xcedex.com


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