Solinea Names Ameet Patel to Board of Directors

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Visionary innovator to advance Solinea on its next phase of growth.

Solinea, the OpenStack™ software and services company, announces that Ameet Patel is joining Solinea’s Board of Directors. Ameet Patel is a noted advisor and investor in early stage and high growth technology companies looking to disrupt and revolutionize enterprise computing markets and business models. Through his extensive relationships in both the enterprise and technology arenas, Mr. Patel will provide strategic guidance on software, services and business development as Solinea embarks on its next phase of growth.

“We are excited to have Ameet on the team to help us achieve our vision,” said Solinea CEO Francesco Paola. “We firmly believe that there is an opportunity to transform the cloud industry by providing the right mix of software and services to help customers adopt this new wave of technology and capabilities, as they look to not only cut costs and increase agility, but also leverage cloud to break into new revenue models. When Ken and I started Solinea, our goals were to create a unique value proposition built on the pillars around our team, our experience, an innovative customer delivery approach, unmitigated focus, a targeted partner ecosystem and building the right company culture. We are well on our way to achieving these goals, and Ameet’s experience will prove invaluable as we accelerate our growth.”

“I am thrilled to join the Solinea team and help shape the future of the company,” said Ameet Patel. “Francesco and Ken are putting together a great team that truly understands the requirements of the enterprise, service provider and SaaS provider segments, and how OpenStack can address specific customer and industry vertical needs. In the past year, Solinea has created a compelling, differentiated set of offerings that not only help firms embrace this new wave of technology, but are also truly focused on driving improvement for customers through innovation, change management and striving to impact their customers’ performance.”

Mr. Patel has been a leader in multiple facets of the technology, financial services and investment industries, having played key roles from a customer’s perspective in IT as chief architect of Chase’s consumer business and a CTO at JPMorgan Chase, participated on the investment banking side as a strategic advisor, and now is focusing on advising and investing in early stage and high growth technology companies. He currently serves on the board of Librato and is an active advisor/investor to Agari, Anaplan, APIGEE, Avi Networks, Mocana, NodePrime, Panzura, Paxata, SkyHigh Networks and a number of stealth startups. He was recently an EIR/Venture Partner at Meritech Capital Partners, one of the leading late stage VC firms and an early stage venture capitalist focused on the enterprise technology and financial services sectors.

About Solinea, Inc.
Solinea is the software and services company purpose-built to deliver cloud strategy, architecture and integration services to enterprises, service providers and SaaS providers. Solinea solves the major cloud computing infrastructure challenges with a specific focus on the OpenStack ecosystem. Solinea is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

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