Paul Turner CMO, ScalityPierre Derome VP engineering, Claire Forest chief people officer
This is a Press Release edited by StorageNewsletter.com on 2016.10.21
Scality, Inc. appointed Paul Turner as CMO and Pierre Derome as VP of engineering, as well as promoted Claire Forest to chief people officer.
"With our continued focus on accelerating growth, Scality is excited to have industry veterans with exceptional experience and extraordinary track records of success, join us," said Jerome Lecat, CEO. "One of the greatest challenges for companies today is how to store and process all the content in the digital world. With over 800 billion objects stored securely in Scality RING, we are an industry leader. Growing a company from 'scale-up' to IPO stage requires an exceptional executive team, with Paul, Pierre and Claire we strengthen our leadership and will continue to accelerate the disruptive innovation that Scality offers."
Storage industry expert Paul Turner, brings more than 20 years expertise in enterprise storage having held leadership roles at NetApp, and most recently Cloudian. At Cloudian, he was CMO leading all go-to-market and product management for this early stage start-up. Previous to this, he led the product strategy office at NetApp, where he guided their investments into FlashRay, Iongrid and CacheIQ. He also was the GM of the OnCommand Insight Business (which included Onaro and Akorri acquisitions). Under his leadership this enterprise software business grew to more than $60 million and was recognized by Gartner as a leader in the SRM market.
"The storage industry is going through disruptive change caused by the explosion of digital data," said Turner "Scality has the industry leading product and I am excited to join the world leader. I am looking forward to accelerating their already impressive growth and customer success."
Pierre Derome has been leading Web, IT, and technical teams for over 20 years at influential companies including T-Online France, Nortel, Betclic Everest Group and Kertel. At T-Online he was CTO and led engineering, managing a team of 200 software engineers and a yearly budget up to €300 million.
"Agile software development helps to bring transparency and predictability to product releases," he said. "At Scality, it allows us to build innovative, high quality storage, with Scality RING, which redefines enterprise storage at scale."
Scality has also promoted Claire Forest to become the chief people officer. She has held numerous roles in technology, sports and art, including marketing director in the musical industry for 15 years and France marketing director for UUnet, the worldwide leader in Internet access in the late nineties.
"Great companies are like the professional symphonic orchestras who blend musicians into a common unit while making the most of their individual talents," she said. "Build an environment where people can thrive and together we can achieve greatness."