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Zenoss Appoints CMO Chris Smith to Drive Global Expansion

Zenoss, a leading provider of unified IT operations software for physical, virtual, and cloud-based IT infrastructure, today announced the appointment of Chris Smith as Chief Marketing Officer. Smith brings 15 years of security and systems management industry experience to Zenoss. He has held senior marketing positions with emerging and established vendors including Alert Logic, BindView, BMC Software, PentaSafe Security Technologies, Postini and NetIQ.

“Chris brings tremendous experience expanding markets for innovative IT management solutions and supporting global user communities,” said Bill Karpovich, CEO and co-founder of Zenoss. “He is a great addition to our leadership team and will play a critical role in driving our continued rapid growth.”

“With its unified product and open strategy, Zenoss is having a huge impact on the IT operations management market,” said Chris Smith, Zenoss Chief Marketing Officer. “I am excited to join the team and be a part of furthering the commercial and community adoption of Zenoss worldwide.”

Smith joins Zenoss from Quest Software where he was VP of Product and Partner Marketing. Before then, he was VP of Marketing and Product Management at Alert Logic having joined the company in 2006. Smith also worked with BindView (now Symantec), a global provider of IT security policy compliance software, where he was vice president of field marketing and RAZOR Research. He was responsible for the strategy, messaging, and positioning of BindView's highly successful security compliance solutions and RAZOR program. Prior to BindView, Smith held senior marketing positions with Postini, a provider of email security services, NetIQ, a vendor of integrated systems and security management solutions, PentaSafe Security Technologies, a security management software vendor (acquired by NetIQ), and BMC Software, a provider of ebusiness systems management software. Smith holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University and an MBA from Rice University.

Published Monday, September 17, 2012 5:02 PM by David Marshall
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