ExaGrid Expands Management Team by Adding Richard Pearce as VP of Business Development

Westborough, Mass. -- 06/13/13
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Seasoned strategic relationship-builder to focus on growing disk backup company’s worldwide industry vendor partner program

ExaGrid Systems, Inc., the leader in scalable and cost-effective disk-based backup solutions with data deduplication, announced today that it has expanded its leadership team with the hiring of Richard Pearce to fill the newly-created position of Vice President of Business Development.

Pearce will focus on growing ExaGrid’s technology alliance program and adding more strategic industry vendor partners to help ExaGrid reach more customers.

“Richard has extensive business development background in the IT industry, and I am pleased he has joined our team to help drive further success with our technology partnerships,” said Bill Andrews, president and CEO of ExaGrid. “ExaGrid has integrations with the leading data center technologies around backup and recovery, and a number of strong partnerships with complementary technology vendors. Richard will play a key role in helping us expand those partnerships and in developing new relationships to bring the advantages of our solution to a broader market.”

Pearce joins ExaGrid from Hitachi Data Systems where he was the VP of Business Development for the company’s File & Content Solutions. Prior to that, Pearce was the VP of Business Development & Alliances at BlueArc, a high-performance NAS storage vendor that was acquired by Hitachi Data Systems. He has held many business development roles in his career, including leading business development for Symantec's Security, Compliance, Archiving and Managed Services businesses. In addition, he has led teams at startup and multi-national companies in Europe, Asia and the US, and earned a Ph.D. in data networking from the University of Durham in the UK.

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