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Boston, MA, United States, 2009/02/02 - Tideway, a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer 2009, today announced the appointment of Pete Smith as vice president of sales, North America.
Building on the company’s success in the region, Smith will be responsible for driving Tideway’s U.S. revenue growth and managing the expanding partner channel to meet escalating market demand for data center transformation initiatives.
Smith brings more than 25 years of sales management experience in the global technology sector, including roles as senior vice president, alliances and senior vice president, EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) sales at Exodus Communications. In his time at Exodus, Smith built a team of 500 employees and annual revenue of $120 million. Prior to Exodus he served as vice president of sales, EMEA, at Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ: ORCL), where he was responsible for a staff of 130 sales professionals across 29 countries. Earlier in his career, he held sales management roles at Ready Systems, now part of Microware, and Apollo Computer, which was acquired by HP (NYSE: HPQ). Throughout his career, Smith has consistently delivered sustained revenue growth while building sales and alliances teams that reliably exceed sales targets.
“Tideway is uniquely positioned to help companies quickly uncover cost savings and generate new business opportunities in these tough times,” said Pete Smith. “I look forward to helping Tideway capitalize on the market demand and continue to deliver fast value to our customers.”
“Companies today realize they need to transform their IT operations and are turning to Tideway Foundation to optimize their data centers and quickly identify where they can cut costs,” said Richard Muirhead, Founder and CEO of Tideway. “Pete has the proven experience and right skill-set to help us build on our success in the U.S. and expand the reach of our market-leading solution.”
Tideway (tideway.com) helps get data center projects done – on time and on budget. Tideway Foundation™ software continuously maps application relationships to physical and virtual infrastructure, including the dependencies between them. This single, automated view of application topology takes the cost and risk out of data center migration, consolidation and virtualization projects, accelerating ROI. Clients include Dresdner Kleinwort, ING, Linklaters, Mizuho Bank and Wachovia. For more information, or to download the free, community edition of Tideway Foundation, visit Tideway's website.
Audra Tiner, Director, Marketing Communications
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