BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Oct 29, 2014) - Storiant (, a provider of long-term data storage software for private clouds, today announced that Rick Ruskin has joined the company as vice president of sales.

Ruskin brings a wealth of experience in the enterprise technology and storage industry, as well as a proven track record of scaling companies to industry prominence. He joins the Storiant team as a key member of an executive team that is focused on accelerating the company's rapid growth and expansion.

"We are at an exciting crossroad in the storage industry. Data is growing exponentially and companies are trying to use that data in ways that are both strategic and cost effective," said Ruskin. "Storiant is poised to become a serious industry disruptor with its long-term, low-cost storage software, and I am confident that this technology will be the next foundation for private cloud storage, data analytics and business continuity. I look forward to working with an industry veteran like Jeff Flowers and the rest of this talented team to take Storiant to the next level."

Previously, Ruskin served as vice president of sales and marketing at VDX Inc. and as executive vice president of sales at MTI. At MTI, Rick oversaw the company's sales effort as it grew from a private company to a public one with a market cap of $2 billion and total sales of approximately $300 million. In his new role at Storiant, Ruskin will be responsible for developing the company's sales model to drive expansion and provide guidance on decisions related to market definition, market extension, positioning and pricing. Additionally, Ruskin will continue to expand, manage and mentor Storiant's high-performance sales team.

"Rick is an excellent addition to our team and company culture -- he's a talented salesman and will be a driving force in scaling our company expansion," said Jeff Flowers, CEO and co-founder of Storiant.

About Storiant
Founded in 2012, Storiant is the leading provider of long-term data storage software for private clouds. The company enables enterprises and storage service providers to retain Exabyte-scale data at 90 percent lower cost than traditional alternatives, rivaling the cost efficiencies and scalability of the public cloud without sacrificing security and control. Storiant is headquartered in Boston, MA.

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