Panzura Appoints Industry Veterans to Accelerate Next Stage of Growth

Jeff Herr to Lead Sales Division; Jim Thayer to Head Channel Program

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 16, 2012) - Panzura, a leading provider of global cloud storage solutions, today announced the appointment of Jeff Herr to Vice President of Sales and Jim Thayer to Vice President of Channel. In their respective new roles, both Herr and Thayer will focus on Panzura's continued growth and robust traction within Fortune Global 500 enterprise companies, as well as large organizations and institutions.

A member of the Panzura sales team since 2011, Jeff Herr has over 30 years of enterprise storage sales experience in addition to a deep understanding of both business development and cloud strategy. One of the first Area Sales Directors at NetApp and later VP of Sales at NuView, Herr most recently served as Director of Cloud Alliances at Riverbed Technology. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from Iowa State University.

With a proven industry track record, Jim Thayer brings over 20 years of experience in driving sustained revenue, market and earnings growth in regional, national and global channel markets through innovative tactics and strategic business alliances. Prior to Panzura, Thayer spent over ten years at NetApp at the helm of the Regional, Global, and Client Partner Management teams. He is a graduate of the Old Dominion University College of Business and Public Administration.

"Panzura is pleased to introduce Jeff Herr and Jim Thayer in their respective roles as VP of Sales and VP of Channel," said Randy Chou, CEO of Panzura. "Both Jeff and Jim are strong leaders with proven successes at high-growth companies, who will build upon Panzura's unprecedented revenue momentum in the first half of 2012, as well as continue the widespread adoption and deployment of Panzura solutions on a global level."

About Panzura
Panzura optimizes enterprise data storage management and distribution in the cloud, making cloud storage simple and secure. Panzura's revolutionary global cloud storage solution seamlessly combines the flexibility, performance, and productivity benefits of distributed storage with the manageability, security and cost benefits of centralized storage, overcoming fundamental "administrator vs. user" and "budget vs. performance" conflicts. With Panzura, data location no longer affects usage. Panzura: Cloud Storage Made Seamless. For more information, visit, or email

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