SAN JOSE, CA–(Marketwired – February 08, 2016) – Always-on Big Data pioneer Talena has expanded its leadership team, naming Bill Ribera as its new Vice President of Worldwide Sales. A Silicon Valley sales veteran with more than 25 years of experience in data management and storage, Ribera joins the company from Panasas, where he led the company’s growth to over 450 customers in over 50 countries.
At Talena, Ribera will expand the company’s sales and services team, and extend the company’s global reach across key vertical markets including Financial Services, Media and Entertainment, Retail, and Healthcare.
“Bill brings an impressive background in sales combined with critical go-to-market experience in data management, and understands first-hand the numerous benefits our software brings to companies looking to efficiently and cost-effectively manage Big Data environments,” Talena Founder and CEO Nitin Donde. “He’s absolutely the right person to scale our sales and services team to support our growth, and help customers unlock the value inherent in our unique technology over the coming months and years.”
The addition of Ribera to the executive team follows several key growth milestones for the company, which emerged from stealth last August with $12 million in financing. With increased demand for its award-winning solution and the addition of several new customers, the company moved its headquarters to a bigger space in San Jose last month and expects to increase its headcount by 50% percent by the end of the year.
“The intersection of Big Data and data management is ripe for disruption, and I’m thrilled to be a part of innovative team at Talena,” said Ribera. “Increasingly, companies understand that traditional, legacy solutions can’t possibly support today’s modern, data-rich environments, and I’m looking forward to helping these companies alleviate their Big Data challenges with Talena.”
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About Talena, Inc.
Talena provides the first data availability management software expressly engineered for Big Data technologies, enabling always-on data across the full lifecycle of applications so they can meet internal and external service level agreements. Our data availability management software is uniquely designed to optimize the test/dev management, backup, recovery, and archive functions so that our customers can iterate rapidly on their applications, prevent data loss, and minimize compliance risk. Based in Silicon Valley, we are backed by Canaan Partners, Intel Capital, ONSET Ventures, and Wipro Ventures. For more information, visit www.talena-inc.com.
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