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Plexxi Appoints New Executives to Key Sales Roles

Industry Veterans Mitch Breen and Mark Wright to Drive Sales of Plexxi HCNTM

Nashua, N.H. – April 11, 2017– Plexxi, a pioneer of hyperconverged networking (HCN), today appointed Mitch Breen to the role of SVP of Enterprise Sales and Mark Wright to the role of VP of Sales Operations. These two key additions extend the company’s momentum as an industry leader in HCN for customers deploying hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solutions.  Breen will report to Plexxi CEO, Rich Napolitano as Wright will report to Tim Lieto, SVP of Strategic Sales and Marketing. Lieto will continue to drive Plexxi’s Strategic, Federal, and International accounts.

“Over the past year, our Plexxi HCN solution has gained significant traction with our channel partners and customers, and has reached an important inflection point, requiring us to double-down on our HCI go-to-market,” said Rich Napolitano, CEO of Plexxi. “Our focus now is on increasing our sales reach and velocity, and I am thrilled to have Mitch and Mark joining our team.”

Breen will run Enterprise Sales with a focus on Plexxi’s HCNTM solutions for customers adopting hyperconverged infrastructure to modernize their datacenter infrastructure. In addition to his proven sales leadership experience, Breen brings with him a rich understanding of the technologies and key trends that are shaping the industry and driving customers to rethink their approach to deploying IT infrastructure. Breen has held sales leadership roles at HCI leader, Simplivity (which was recently acquired by HP Enterprise), Progress Software, Oracle and EMC Corporation, where he spent 26 years growing the company’s sales organization and leadership market share.

“The market for HCI is exploding and will continue to expand at a fever pitch,” Breen stated. “Plexxi’s unique HCN solutions provide the networking simplicity, automation, and scale that customers look to HCI to deliver. I see the tremendous value in bringing hyperconverged networking into the equation, because it vastly simplifies HCI deployment for customers.”

With three decades of experience with Verizon and EMC Corporation, Wright will run Sales Operations at Plexxi. He will be responsible for all aspects of growing Plexxi’s revenue and customer footprint through the internal coordination of Plexxi product go-to-market. Mark comes to Plexxi with a proven executive track record and diverse operational background in a very fast-paced, global technology market.

“Both Mitch and Mark understand the technology marketplace and have strong track records of growing businesses at start-up companies and large enterprises alike,” Napolitano concluded. “We are excited and honored to have such industry talent join us to help us grow to the next level. This is going to be an exciting year for Plexxi, and Mitch and Mark will be instrumental in our success.”

For more information about Plexxi HCN, go to http://www.plexxi.com/plexxi-hcn/

About Plexxi Inc.
Plexxi is a pioneer in converged and hyperconverged network infrastructure for public and private cloud deployments. Plexxi solutions enable Cloud Builders to harness the power of a single, simple platform to create private/public/hybrid cloud and data center networks. Plexxi HCNTM offers an easy-to-manage, cost-effective hyperconverged network for hyperconverged infrastructure HCI solutions. Headquartered in Nashua, N.H., Plexxi investors include GV (formerly Google Ventures), Lightspeed Venture Partners, Matrix Partners and North Bridge Venture Partners. For more information, visit www.plexxi.com or follow us on Twitter @PlexxiInc

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Visionary solutions are built by visionary leaders. Plexxi co-founder and Vice President of Product Management Mat Mathews has spent 20 years in the networking industry observing, experimenting and ultimately honing his technology vision. The resulting product — a combination of traditional networking, software-defined networking and photonic switching — represents the best of Mat's career experiences. Prior to Plexxi, Mat held VP of Product Management roles at Arbor Networks and Crossbeam Systems. Mat began his career as a software engineer for Wellfleet Communications, building high speed Frame Relay Switches for the carrier market. Mat holds a Bachelors of Science in Computer Systems Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.