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Xsigo Names Mark Leslie as Chairman of the Board
Xsigo Systems, Inc., the leader in data center I/O virtualization, today announced that Mark Leslie has been appointed as Chairman of the Board of Directors.

"Xsigo's Board of Directors unanimously selected Mark Leslie based on his experience leading fast-growth companies to extraordinary new heights," said Ashok Krishnamurthi, Xsigo's founder and vice chairman. "Xsigo is experiencing phenomenal growth, quadrupling revenue year over year by attracting marquee customers such as salesforce.com, Accenture, Capgemini, and more. Mark's industry leadership and experience make him ideally suited during the company's ongoing rapid expansion."

"Xsigo is poised to play a pivotal role as cloud computing drives the next big enterprise data center transition from virtualized servers to fully virtualized infrastructures," said Leslie. "Companies can no longer afford the status quo as both cloud service providers and internal IT organizations deploy innovative technologies such as Xsigo's virtual I/O to dramatically reduce costs, spurring an industry-wide transformation that will further propel Xsigo's growth. I am delighted to be assuming the Chairman's role at this exciting time in the company's history."

Leslie is the managing director of Leslie Ventures, a private investment company, and serves on the boards of a number of private companies and nonprofit organizations including Big Switch Networks, Librato Software, Model N, Pure Storage, SeaMicro Systems, Sugar CRM, Wall Street Systems, NYU Board of Overseers and NYU Science Advisory Board. He is also a Lecturer in Management at Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Leslie was the founding Chairman and CEO of Veritas Software. Under his leadership, the company went from 12 employees to 6,000 employees deployed globally, and from a revenue base of $95,000 per year to $1,500,000,000 per year. In 2001, Veritas was the 10th largest independent software company by revenue, third largest by market capitalization, and achieved the distinction of becoming a Fortune 1000 company. Prior to Veritas, Leslie served as president and chief executive officer of two Silicon Valley high-tech start-up companies.

Published Monday, May 02, 2011 6:07 AM by David Marshall
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