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CloudVolumes Names Former Citrix CTO to Lead Product Strategy and Marketing

CloudVolumes, the company that virtualizes everything above the OS, today named Harry Labana as senior vice president and chief product officer. With over 20 years of experience in the enterprise technology industry, Labana will focus on product development, evolution, strategy and marketing, positioning CloudVolumes for accelerated growth and continuing to meet the developing needs of customers.

“At CloudVolumes, we are fundamentally changing the way applications and workloads are managed. In the new cloud era, we see huge market opportunities on the horizon to enable a seamless customer experience while building a bridge between data centers and the cloud. To continue our success we must continue to expand the use cases of our technology, focus on the expansion of relationships with Fortune 1000 customers and major strategic partners. Given this, we must also further strengthen our leadership team to capture this market opportunity,” said Raj Parekh, president and CEO of CloudVolumes. “I am delighted to have a leader of Harry’s caliber join our team. He brings a unique combination of enterprise customer experience, software CTO experience and market insight to CloudVolumes. He is widely regarded as an industry thought leader and I am confident our customers will enjoy collaborating with him as well.”

Prior to joining CloudVolumes, Labana was the CTO and vice president of product management at AppSense, where he chaired the CTO office to form the company’s strategic technical direction. During his time with the company, AppSense grew by 46 percent and Labana led the diversification of its product portfolio. Prior to AppSense, Labana was CTO and vice president of the desktop division at Citrix, where he helped to define the roadmap for Citrix’s $1 billion flagship product line and was responsible for driving and evangelizing the company’s overall technology direction. Prior to Citrix, Labana had a long tenure at Goldman Sachs where he was a vice president in the technology division.

“I’ve known CloudVolumes and its co-founders Shaun Coleman and Matt Conover since the company’s inception and have keenly followed their progress as the technology and market fit have been refined successfully with customers,” said Labana. “The company takes an unprecedented approach that enables new levels of customer agility, while driving consistency, reducing variability and enabling resilient secure infrastructures at lower costs than traditional data center architectures. The market opportunity is substantial, and I am looking forward to joining the team and helping our customers solve infrastructure issues with an elegant approach that simplifies their lives.”

Labana was granted a US patent for enterprise mobility in 2013 and was recognized by CRN as a “Top 25 Disruptor” in 2012. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electronic systems engineering with honors from the University of Manchester and has completed the finance for senior executives program at Harvard Business School. Most recently Labana has consulted for a major hedge fund in Westport Connecticut, advised numerous startups including Workspot and Atlantis Computing as well as consulted for several private equity firms.

Published Monday, April 07, 2014 5:58 PM by David Marshall
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