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Piston Strengthens Executive Team with New Vice President of Finance & Operations
Piston Cloud Computing, Inc., a pioneer in web-scale infrastructure management software, today announced that Joe Russell has joined the company as vice president of finance and operations. A seasoned executive with over 15 years of expertise in enterprise software and consumer internet companies, Russell will be responsible for managing Piston’s finances as the company assists customers cost effectively capitalize on emerging datacenter trends.

“Joe’s expertise in finance, operations, and product will be instrumental in helping Piston continue to expand and help us continue meeting our customers’ evolving needs,” said Jim Morrisroe, CEO at Piston. “As next-generation platforms and tools, like Hadoop, Docker, and OpenStack increase in momentum, it’s vital for our company to evolve and continue attracting the brightest minds in Silicon Valley.”

Most recently, Russell led finance, operations, and strategy for VMware’s Emerging Products portfolio and was responsible for product marketing for the company’s Big Data and Storage portfolios. Prior to VMware, Russell held Corporate Development and Business Operations roles at Yahoo! and worked in mergers and acquisitions banking at GCA SAvvian and Credit Suisse First Boston.

“The dynamics of the IT ecosystem are rapidly changing, forcing companies to be agile and creative with their commodity infrastructure investments,” said Russell. “Piston has built an incredible team with a proven solution to empower organizations to adopt the latest IT trends, and remain competitive in an ever shifting marketplace. I’m excited for what the future has in store.”

Published Tuesday, March 03, 2015 4:02 PM by David Marshall
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