SimpliVity Hires Former EMC Execs, Positions Itself For Rapid Growth
Converged infrastructure technology startup SimpliVity this week confirmed it hired two former EMC executives to oversee its global sales and global alliances operations. The hires put the company in a stronger position as it prepares to do battle with Cisco, Hewlett-Packard and other converged infrastructure competitors.
SimpliVity confirmed it hired Mitch Breen (pictured) as senior vice president of global sales. Breen had been senior vice president of North American sales at Oracle for the last eight months. Before that, Breen worked at EMC for 20 years and played a major role in building the storage technology giant's partner program.
SimpliVity also confirmed that it hired George Hope as the company's new head of global alliances. Until this month, Hope was director of global channels at EMC's Isilon division.