HyperGrid Appoints Industry Veteran Doug Rich as Vice President of EMEA

HyperGrid, the pioneer and pacesetter in the HyperConverged Infrastructure-as-a-Service (HCIaaS) market, formerly known as Gridstore, has appointed Doug Rich VP of EMEA. Doug is chartered to lead and grow its sales and partnership expansion throughout the region.

Prior to HyperGrid, he worked for Tintri where he oversaw a period of rapid growth and developed the company’s network of customers, channel distributors and resellers in EMEA.

Doug joined Tintri from EMC where he managed the Isilon scale-out NAS business across Northern Europe. Prior to that he worked at VERITAS and a number of successful start-ups, including Outerbay and Lefthand Networks.

Nariman Teymourian, Chairman and CEO, HyperGrid, stated: “With over 25 years of experience working in the infrastructure industry, Doug is an expert at creating, leading and growing successful European sales teams that have rapidly increased revenues at various companies. We as a company are extremely fortunate to have been able to enlist his talents on our behalf. There is no better person to lead the HyperGrid team in EMEA.”

“I am excited to be joining such a vibrant team, as HyperGrid is clearly at the forefront of delivering new innovative HCI solutions to the market, and has established itself as a leader with strong partner base and dedicated and loyal customers,” added Doug Rich, VP of EMEA, HyperGrid.

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