Egnyte Appoints Ian Whiting as President, Field Operations

Mountain View, California (EastBayDaily) — Egnyte, the only provider of a complete suite of enterprise file services built from the cloud down, today announced it has appointed Ian Whiting as president of Field Operations to oversee worldwide sales, global services, customer success and business development. Whiting will leverage his more than 25 years of sales, marketing and operations experience in the Enterprise Software, Server, Storage and Networking industries to drive Egnyte’s growth in the Enterprise File Services market, both domestically and internationally.

“I am delighted to have a senior global sales and operations executive of Ian’s caliber join the Egnyte team,” said Vineet Jain, co-founder and CEO of Egnyte. “Egnyte offers a truly differentiated suite of enterprise files services that enables organizations to access, share and control 100% of their files, regardless of where they are physically stored or the devices used. Ian comes on board at a pivotal time for the company to drive high-value growth and broader market penetration through global go-to-market strategies and multiple sales channels.”

“Egnyte understands the specific needs of enterprise IT around control, access and choice when it comes to files services,” said Whiting. “I am excited to join Egnyte, a company that is head and shoulders above the competition with its comprehensive suite of cloud-only, on-premises and hybrid solutions that addresses the requirements and investments of enterprise-class IT environments.”

Whiting most recently served as executive vice president of Global Field Operations at Fusion-io, a memory and software-defined storage solutions provider that was recently acquired by SanDisk. Prior to that, Whiting served as senior vice president of Sales for the Americas at Riverbed Technology, Inc., a company that specializes in performance solutions for wide area networks. Prior to Riverbed, Whiting served as senior vice president of Sales for Brocade Communications Systems, Inc., a leader in networking solutions, helping to grow the company’s revenues from approximately $500 million to more than $2 billion annually. Prior to Brocade, Whiting held a number of senior sales positions in other high tech companies, including Compaq (acquired by HP). He holds a Master’s Degree in European Business Management from Cranfield University (UK) and a Bachelor of Arts Honors in French and German from the University of Wales, Swansea.

ABOUT EGNYTE Egnyte powers enterprise file services and access for more than 40,000 customers globally. The award-winning platform that’s built from the cloud down optimally balances IT's need for security, control, and compliance with users' demands for simple access to documents stored on premises and in the cloud. Founded in 2007, Egnyte is a privately held company headquartered in Mountain View, CA. It is backed by venture capital firms Polaris Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Northgate Capital Group, Google Ventures, Floodgate Fund, and strategic partners Seagate Technology, CenturyLink and an unnamed major storage vendor. Please visit or call 1-877-7EGNYTE for more information.


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