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@Zerto Names Mark Leslie to Board of Directors
Zerto today announced the appointment of Mark Leslie to its Board of Directors. Leslie, widely known as a successful high technology entrepreneur in Silicon Valley and board member at numerous top storage and infrastructure startups, is the managing director of Leslie Ventures, a private investment company based in Silicon Valley. As founding Chairman and CEO of VERITAS Software, Leslie drove the company’s global deployment and growth from 12 to 6,000 employees, and from a revenue base of $95,000 per year to $1.5 billion per year.

“We are thrilled to welcome Mark Leslie to the Zerto Board,” said Ziv Kedem, co-founder and CEO of Zerto. “As the former president and CEO of multiple software and high tech organizations – and the designer and developer of the first software hypervisor at IBM – Mark adds a valuable perspective on building industry-leading companies. In particular, we’ll look to Mark for insight as we work to take an ever-growing share of the hybrid cloud market.”

Leslie currently serves on the board of Model N, and a number of privately held high tech corporations, and formerly VMware. He is a Lecturer in Management at Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he teaches courses in entrepreneurship, ethics and sales organization. Leslie also serves on the New York University (NYU) Board of Trustees and as a member of the Executive Board of the NYU Innovation Fund. Leslie received a Bachelor of Arts degree in physics and mathematics from NYU in 1966 and completed Harvard Business School’s program for management development in 1980.

“During my eleven years leading VERITAS we spent a great deal of time thinking about and building products in the replication space. I believe that it has broad applicability as the basis for general purpose availability and migration in modern systems. Zerto has a very strong product offering in this area, and a roadmap with great vision.” said Leslie.

In addition to Leslie, Zerto has a strong board including Chairman David Reichman, Murat Bicer, managing director at RTP Ventures; Jacques Benkoski , partner at U.S. Venture Partners; Erez Ofer, partner with Greylock IL; Scott Tobin, general partner at Battery Ventures, Ziv Kedem, co-founder and CEO of Zerto; and Oded Kedem, co-founder and CTO of Zerto.

Zerto’s recently announced Cloud Fabric strategy offers enterprises and CSPs complete choice for operating virtualized workloads in any datacenter environment. Cloud Fabric is built on Zerto Virtual Replication, which recently added Offsite Backup, providing comprehensive data protection for enterprises and CSPs. In June, Zerto completed a $26 million in Series D financing round and opened offices in the UK and Australia to support surging international growth and customer demand. Earlier this year, Zerto announced it had achieved 200 percent year-over-year revenue growth. The company currently supports 150 CSPs and 500 enterprise customers, and draws customers from the banking, technology, healthcare and higher education sectors.

Published Thursday, September 11, 2014 7:01 AM by David Marshall
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