SoftNAS Bolsters Management Team

Buurst Staff

Greg Pellegrino Senior Director of Product Management and Architecture; Bryon Thomas named VP of Marketing and Lisa Waldman named VP of Sales

Houston, TX (Oct. 2, 2014) – SoftNAS™, the #1 Best-Selling NAS in the Cloud, today announced the addition of several storage industry veterans to its management team, including Greg Pellegrino as Senior Director of Product Management and Architecture, Bryon Thomas as Vice President of Marketing, and Lisa Waldman as Vice President of Sales.  The company expanded its team to meet increased demand from enterprises worldwide that want to securely and reliably operate mission-critical IT systems and applications in the public, private and hybrid clouds.

“When it comes to IT infrastructure, enterprise IT departments are at a pivot point in the data center and increasingly turning to software-defined storage and cloud-based Infrastructure-as-a-Service,” said SoftNAS CEO and founder Rick Braddy. “SoftNAS is trusted by hundreds of organizations to protect their business data in the cloud in a way that is both enterprise-strong and cloud-simple.  We look forward to seeing continued growth as companies adopt and embrace cloud storage due to its on-demand ease and economies of scale.”

Pellegrino has 25 years of experience in several areas of computer technology and software systems, and has spent most of his career in various aspects of creating enterprise storage products.  He has a dozen granted patents, having made strong technical contributions in the evolution of enterprise storage, including design and architecture of early converged storage products.  Pellegrino previously served at Pivot 3, focused on the virtual desktop and video surveillance markets.  At SoftNAS, he will work with the product team to determine overall product roadmap and strategy, as well as overseeing the product’s architecture and our patent portfolio moving forward.

Thomas has more than 20 years of experience in technology sales and marketing and spent 12 years with Citrix in various executive roles, most recently leading the Worldwide Services Marketing team that was responsible for $1.1 billion in revenue. Prior to joining Citrix, Thomas, held a variety of executive roles with Redback Networks (acquired by Ericsson) and Alcatel-Lucent in the Caribbean and Latin America region. He will oversee SoftNAS’ marketing communications, public relations, product marketing and demand-generation programs.

Waldman is an entrepreneurial sales leader, bringing more than 15 years of experience with high growth technology firms.  She joins SoftNAS from GreenBytes, where she focused on early sales and marketing development, primarily around on the integration of Greenbytes Virtual Storage Appliance Solutions via OEM partnerships, the sales channel and Fortune 1000 organizations. Waldman has also held sales positions at Centrix Software, Desktone, Softricity and Citrix.

About SoftNAS

SoftNAS LLC is a leading storage software company that provides agile storage software that protects mission-critical data in the cloud.  SoftNAS believes that storage can be both powerful and frictionless, providing customers with the enterprise-grade NAS storage capabilities required to safely and reliably operate mission-critical IT systems and applications in the cloud.  SoftNAS supports the most popular private, public and hybrid cloud computing platforms, including Amazon AWS® and VMware®.  Learn more at

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