Xsigo Expands European Presence with Multiple Senior Appointments

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Virtualized data center infrastructure provider expands staff in EMEA to meet growing demand.

Xsigo Systems, Inc., the leader in virtualized data center infrastructure, today announced a number of senior appointments in Europe as the latest stage in its growth strategy. Specifically, the new hires will cover the following territories: Ulrich Barnewitz: DACH and Eastern Europe; Nick Dunn: UK and Ireland; Koen Van den Berg: Benelux; and Johan Hultgren: Nordic region. They will all hold the role of regional manager for their countries and be tasked with the local development of Xsigo’s presence and market share.

“Ulrich, Nick, Johan and Koen all know their regional markets inside out and are familiar with the challenges our customers face as they migrate to flexible computing infrastructures,” said Mark Hardy, director of EMEA at Xsigo. “Xsigo’s growing market adoption makes this a perfect time to expand our reach further across Europe. With the addition of these experts to our team we look forward to continued success in our EMEA expansion.”

Hultgren comes to Xsigo from Brocade, where he was Regional Channel Manager for Nordics and the Baltics. He also spent five years at Nortel. During his career Heltgren worked with many well known end users including AstraZeneca, Ericsson and Electrolux; he also built relationships with partners such as Dell, HDS, IBM, HP, and Proact.

Van den Berg moved to Xsigo after three years at NetApp, and seven at IBM. During his career he worked closely with OEM and channel partners, developed sales and marketing strategies for vertical markets and managed the software/hardware/services value chain.

Dunn was until recently UK Country manager at Virtensys. Before that he held the same position at EqualLogic, which he joined after spending seven years at NetApp. He brings Xsigo tangible experience in growing sales and revenues and in leading teams to become recognized players in their markets.

About Xsigo Systems
Xsigo Systems, Inc. is the leader in virtualized data center infrastructure, helping enterprise customers increase application performance, reduce costs and improve business agility. Based on patented and award-winning technology, Xsigo offers a complete family of infrastructure virtualization products, including the Xsigo I/O Director and the Xsigo Server Fabric. Xsigo has hundreds of customers, partners and resellers around the globe and services multiple industries including financial, education, government, entertainment, technology and telecommunications. The privately held company, founded in 2004 and based in San Jose, Calif., is funded by Kleiner Perkins, Khosla Ventures, Greylock Partners and North Bridge Venture Partners. For more information, visit http://www.xsigo.com.

For further information:
Federica Monsone
A3 Communications
+44 (0) 1252 875 203
fred.monsone(at)a3communications(dot)co(dot)uk

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