MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – October 15, 2013 – Tintri, the leading producer of storage for virtualization and cloud environments, announces the appointment of Ken Klein as the company’s new Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Klein, who has been on the Tintri board of directors since August 2011, joins Tintri as the company completes its largest quarter to date. Former CEO and founder, Kieran Harty assumes the new role of Chief Technology Officer and will drive Tintri’s product strategy and roadmap.
Known for evolving startups into global industry leaders, Mr. Klein is a technology industry veteran with over 20 years of experience. He most recently was President of Wind River Systems, where he was responsible for the management of more than 1,800 employees in over 20 countries. During his tenure, he doubled the revenue at Wind River and the company was acquired by Intel for nearly $1 billion. Prior to Wind River, Ken served as Chief Operating Officer and board member of Mercury Interactive for 12 years. Mr. Klein and his team built Mercury from a pre-revenue startup into a software powerhouse with revenues approaching $1 billion before being acquired by Hewlett-Packard for $5 billion.
“I’m thrilled to join Tintri at such a pinnacle point in the company’s growth,” commented Ken Klein, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for Tintri. “The company has a strong and smart team, innovative technology and an energized customer base. I’m confident that my track record of expanding customer and partner initiatives and growing revenue will help propel the company into its next phase of growth and success.”
Tintri has seen strong enterprise customer adoption of its Zero Management Storage™ solutions over the past two years, including accounts such as AMD, F5 and Kawasaki. Through the first three quarters of 2013, Tintri experienced 120 percent growth over the same period last year, and in the most recent quarter added more new customers than in any prior quarter. With new products announced last week, the company is in an optimal position for future growth.
“With the completion of a stellar third quarter, now is the time to bring in a seasoned leader who can help take Tintri to the next level,” said Kieran Harty, founder and Chief Technology Officer for Tintri. “Ken is a distinguished executive with a proven track record of success, and his knowledge of the company based on his board contributions will enable him to hit the ground running.”
Tintri Zero Management Storage™ helps IT organizations eliminate storage complexity, and minimize costs and scale their virtualized environments. Designed from the ground up for virtualization and cloud, Tintri addresses the mismatch between storage and virtualization with the industry’s first VM-Aware Storage architecture. Tintri VMstore™ and Tintri Global Center™ together improve performance by as much as 10X, make virtualization predictable and easily scalable, and enable higher IT productivity—all while slashing costs. Production-proven in hundreds of global enterprises, Tintri helps customers such as AMD, F5 Networks and Kawasaki Motors maximize their virtualization investments. For more information, visit www.tintri.com and follow us on Twitter: @tintriinc.
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