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SAN DIEGO, CA, September 10, 2012 – Nirvanix, the leading provider of enterprise cloud storage services, today announced the appointment of Tina Gravel as Vice President of Worldwide Sales, effective immediately. Gravel joins Nirvanix after a highly successful career at Terremark, where she was instrumental in growing the cloud computing services provider from its early beginnings to the point where it was acquired by Verizon for $1.4B in Jan. 2011. At Nirvanix, Gravel is responsible for the company's sales strategy and global expansion across both established and emerging markets and verticals such as healthcare, media & entertainment and financial services. Gravel will report to Scott Genereux, President and CEO of Nirvanix.
"Nirvanix has established itself as the go-to service provider for petabyte-scale cloud storage deployments for Fortune Global 500 corporations," said Tina Gravel, Vice President of Worldwide Sales, Nirvanix. "The company is deploying the largest cloud storage implementations in the industry at a time when other vendors are still searching for a solution. With Nirvanix's strong market position, significant time-to-market advantage and highly differentiated cloud storage services portfolio, I expect to drive material market share capture and further accelerate the company's growth trajectory."
"Tina's proven track record of running a fully managed cloud services business on a global scale makes for an ideal fit with Nirvanix's consumption-based business model," said Scott Genereux, President and CEO, Nirvanix. "Tina's career of orchestrating strategic sales initiatives with large international teams for 'everything as a service' will enable us to reach a broader set of enterprise customers; MSPs and telcos looking to white label cloud storage services; and channel partners eager to make the transition to the usage-based cloud."
Gravel is a top-performing, award-winning executive with over 20 years of sales experience in the cloud services and software-as-a-service (SaaS) industries. Gravel held several positions of increasing responsibility at Verizon/Terremark, most recently as Vice President, Global Channels and Alliances. In this position she designed, built and launched a highly successful worldwide channel program to sell cloud computing services through system integrators, MSPs and tier one OEMs. Prior to Verizon/Terremark, Gravel was Vice President, Central Region Sales at Data Return (acquired by Terremark) where she led a sales team responsible for delivering managed services across multiple regions. Gravel gained additional sales experience in various positions at several leading IT companies, including SAS, Sybase and CSC. She holds a BS from the University of Massachusetts.
Nirvanix is the leading provider of enterprise-class cloud storage services designed specifically for customers with expectations of extreme security, reliability and redundancy. Under its CloudComplete™ portfolio, Nirvanix is the only company that offers fully managed public, hybrid and private cloud storage services with usage-based pricing. The company's battle-hardened, proven second generation technology is utilized by leading IT OEMs and is fully integrated with third-party backup and archiving software products and appliances, enabling One Click to the Cloud™. Nirvanix has global customers accessing its Cloud Storage Network™, from SMBs to Fortune 500 companies.