Vizioncore Inc., the market leader in management tools for virtual infrastructure environments, today announced that Russ Naples is the new senior vice president of product development reporting into Vizioncore president and chief operating officer Chris Akerberg effective immediately.
“We are at a pivotal point for taking products that have been highly successful in our initial phase as a company to the next level in meeting customer needs,” said Akerberg. “A seasoned engineer with the kind of product development experience that Russ brings to the table is exactly what we need to deliver more solutions better and faster to customers, and I am delighted to have Russ as part of the leadership team.”
Prior to joining Vizioncore, Naples spent 13 years in increasingly important product development roles at Citrix Systems, beginning as a director in testing and rising to vice president of product development for the company. Before Citrix, Naples served as project lead in General Electric’s Systems Integration, Test and Quality Department and has experience teaching management science courses at the university level.
“Vizioncore is at a very important stage in its short but successful history as a company where there is tremendous opportunity to both deepen the customer value of existing products and at the same time broaden the overall product portfolio,” said Naples. “I find this ‘hockey stick’ inflection point to be the most exciting time to be part of product development in software companies.”
Naples holds a Master’s in Business Administration from Chapman University in addition to a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology, and has served on several university advisory boards related to engineering and computer science.