PHD Virtual Technologies Announces New Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

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PHD Virtual Technologies Names James Legg as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to Continue Growth Strategy

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I look forward to the opportunity to lead an organization that has achieved seven consecutive quarters of record growth

PHD Virtual Technologies, pioneer and innovator in virtual machine backup and recovery, and provider of virtualization monitoring solutions, has selected James Legg as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of PHD Virtual Technologies. Prior to joining PHD Virtual James served as Vice President of World Wide Sales and Sales Operations at Idera. He has also previously served as Vice President of Sales at NetIQ Corporation and PentaSafe Security Technologies, where he generated over 1,000% revenue growth in five years.

“I'm excited to join a company like PHD Virtual, with such a strong reputation for innovation in the growing virtualization market,” said James Legg, CEO. He continued, “PHD Virtual’s backup and monitoring products provide enterprise class functionality, but are much more cost effective, easier to use and more scalable than the competition.” He concluded, “The fact that the company has chosen a dual hypervisor approach, with support for both VMware and Citrix XenServer hypervisors, gives our customer’s the ultimate flexibility in managing their virtualization strategy.”

With over 22 years of management experience, James has a proven track record of building and growing companies. Prior to PentaSafe James served as the Director of Sales at Peregrine Systems and BMC Software. James attended the University of Denver and continued graduate studies at the University of Michigan.

“I’ve been in the technology industry for over 20 years and have acquired a broad range of expertise in management, sales and marketing. I’ve been a part of several small companies that have achieved phenomenal growth during my tenure and I look forward to the opportunity to lead an organization that has achieved seven consecutive quarters of record growth, said James Legg, CEO of PHD Virtual.

About PHD Virtual Technologies
Delivering the highest performance and most scalable cross platform backup and monitoring solutions on the market and pioneer of Virtual Backup Appliances (VBAs), PHD Virtual Technologies has been transforming data protection for virtual IT environments since 2006. Its award-winning data protection solution, PHD Virtual Backup is used today by more than 4,000 enterprises worldwide to achieve unlimited scalability, high availability and cost effective backup and recovery for VMware and Citrix XenServer virtual machines. Its PHD Virtual Monitor provides a complete, end to end solution for monitoring virtual, physical and application infrastructures in VMware and Citrix environments. PHD Virtual also provides a suite of free virtualization utilities to assist with the administration and management of virtualized environments. For more information, please visit:

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