ENKI Hires Chris Poer as New Vice President of Sales & Marketing

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ENKI Prepares for Next Phase of Growth with Focus on Rapidly Expanding Market Segments

ENKI's technological leadership coupled with its personalized service will fuel future growth in the cloud services market

ENKI, a premier provider of cloud services, announces the addition of Chris Poer as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Chris has 25 years of marketing and technical sales experience ranging from successful startups such as Dynavar Networking where Chris as EVP Global Sales helped grow from $5M to $60M prior to its acquisition, all the way to large global communications and network infrastructure providers including AT&T Bell Labs and Lucent Technologies.

Founded by Dave Durkee, Netsuite’s first CIO, ENKI has been serving SaaS providers and enterprises since 2006 and was recognized by CRN as one of "The Top 20 Cloud Vendors of 2011". ENKI enables clients reduce IT costs and focus on their core business by providing VMWare-powered Virtual Private Data Centers supported by flexible tiers of operations and consulting services. Additionally, ENKI offers its clients application-level monitoring, virtual machine encryption, ITIL compliant-backup, and flexible multi-tiered storage solutions utilizing their Silicon Valley and Denver data centers. With its software-defined data center architecture, ENKI’s virtual private cloud is designed to provide secure, real-time scalability at competitive price points and is fully compliant for applications requiring HIPAA certification.

"I am excited to be a member of this professional team at ENKI," says Chris, "It is clear that they follow the values of equality, collaboration, community, and impeccability which taken as a whole is called the ENKI way."

Dave Durkee, CEO and founder commented, "We are very excited to have Chris as the newest member of our team. For the past 7 years, our employees have helped our business partners reduce IT expenditures while providing a level of technical service that can only be achieved by the biggest of companies. With his in-depth experience as a sales and marketing professional, Chris is an ideal fit to power ENKI to the next level of growth."

Co-founder and COO Eric Novikoff noted, "Gartner says the worldwide public cloud services market to total $131 billion in 2013 and growing at 18.5% annually. Chris's plan to pursue a segmented market strategy enabling ENKI to focus on the segments of this industry such as healthcare enterprises and SaaS providers where we deliver the greatest value is the perfect strategy for growing the company."

Chris Poer holds a Bachelors degree from Virginia Tech in Electrical Engineering, Masters degree from Stevens Institute of Technology in Computer Science and MBA in Marketing and International Business from New York University's Stern school of business.

ENKI is a premier provider of cloud services to SaaS providers and enterprises desiring unparalleled IT infrastructure with personalized service. With its software-defined architecture, ENKI’s virtual private cloud offers secure, real-time scalability, and enterprise-grade reliability at highly competitive price points and is fully compliant for applications requiring HIPAA certification. To learn more about ENKI, please visit http://www.enki.co.

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