SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 21, 2013) - Today Nimble Storage, the leading provider of flash-optimized hybrid storage solutions, announced the appointment of Paul Whitney as vice president of human resources, Stacey Cornelius as vice president of operations and Carolyn Crandall as vice president of corporate and field marketing. Each has a successful, proven track record and will be responsible for helping execute Nimble Storage's global expansion.

"Nimble Storage has experienced tremendous growth over the past three years, and our rapid expansion has required us to add to our executive team," said Suresh Vasudevan, CEO of Nimble Storage. "We are proud of the high-caliber talent found in each of our new hires, and I am confident they will support the company in its next level of growth."

Paul Whitney
Prior to joining Nimble Storage, Whitney held senior human resource positions at Ascential Software, Portal Software (acquired by Oracle), Infinera and DataDirect Networks. At Infinera, Whitney played a critical role in growing revenue to more than $450 million annually and was part of the executive team that took the company public in 2007.

Stacey Cornelius
Cornelius brings 17 years of experience and will be responsible for all aspects of order management, supply chain, manufacturing and logistics. Prior to joining Nimble Storage, Cornelius was vice president of global planning and logistics at SunPower. Prior to SunPower she spent 14 years at NetApp, where she was employee No. 128, during which time she helped the company go through its IPO to become a $3 billion company.

Carolyn Crandall
With 25 years of proven track record, Crandall is an acknowledged expert in marketing, sales and channel best practices. At Nimble Storage she will be responsible for driving company brand awareness and visibility. She will also create worldwide marketing programs to accelerate revenue, build out enablement programs to fuel growth with partners, and establish robust social media and customer community programs. Prior to joining Nimble Storage, Crandall served as vice president of worldwide marketing at Riverbed. Before joining Riverbed she held vice president roles with Seagate and Juniper Networks as well as positions with Cisco Systems and National Semiconductor.

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About Nimble Storage
Nimble Storage believes enterprises should not have to compromise on performance, capacity, ease of use, or price. Nimble has developed the first hybrid storage architecture engineered from the ground up to seamlessly integrate flash and high-capacity drives. Our customers enjoy as much as 10x faster application performance, enhanced backup and disaster recovery, and stress-free operations -- all while lowering their TCO. Nimble Storage solutions are available through a global network of world-class channel partners. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter: @nimblestorage.

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