CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cleversafe, Inc., the market leader in object storage, today announced Jeffrey Giannetti has joined as Senior Vice President of Global Sales. Giannetti joins Cleversafe from NetApp and brings more than 25 years of experience accelerating revenue growth and building high-performance sales teams. He will report to John Morris, President and CEO of Cleversafe.
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“Cleversafe is replacing legacy storage systems at some of the largest companies in the world because of our ability to dramatically reduce storage costs and complexity,” said John Morris, President and CEO for Cleversafe. “Jeff’s expertise in leading storage sales teams to rapid growth will enable us to step on the gas to get to even more of the customers who can benefit from our solutions.”
Mr. Giannetti has more than 25 years of experience growing markets and expanding channels. Most recently, Mr. Giannetti was Vice President for West Region Sales at NetApp and responsible for some of the company's largest customers and over $1B in annual revenue. For nearly 12 years, Mr. Giannetti helped NetApp grow its business across the US with his sales team enjoying 40% CAGR over the past several years. In addition to holding executive positions at NetApp, Mr. Giannetti held senior roles at Sun Microsystems, United Messaging, Inc. and Ernst & Young LLP.
Cleversafe’s growth has accelerated in 2013 with numerous new customer engagements around the world and an increasing IP portfolio in support of its Dispersed Storage® technology to more than 105 US patents awarded. Cleversafe closed a $55 million round of equity funding in August, enabling the company to extend its rapid growth, expand into new market segments, and build its talent base across all functional areas.
“What attracted me to Cleversafe is the unique value proposition. We dramatically reduce our customers’ storage costs by up to 90% while maintaining the highest levels of data protection and availability,” said Jeffrey Giannetti, Senior Vice President of Global Sales for Cleversafe. “The opportunity for our solution is limitless. I look forward to leading our sales organization as we grow our footprint in existing markets as well as aggressively expand into new segments.”
About Cleversafe Inc.
Cleversafe has created a breakthrough technology that solves petabyte and beyond Big Data storage problems. This solution drives up to 90 percent of the storage cost out of the business while enabling secure and reliable global access and collaboration. The world's largest data repositories rely on Cleversafe. To learn more about Cleversafe and its solutions, please visit www.cleversafe.com, call 312-423-6640 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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