Igneous Systems announced two new executive hires. Steve Pao is joining as the data center infrastructure startup’s chief marketing officer. Marc Tanguay is joining the team as vice president of strategic sales. Both will help get the Seattle-based company’s product in users’ hands as Igneous brings its tech to market.

“Steve and Marc are both seasoned executives with whom I’ve personally worked and grown with in my prior companies in both Seattle and Silicon Valley,” said Igneous CEO Kiran Bhageshpur. “As we emerge from our R&D phase, I look forward to working with Steve and Marc to make Igneous a high-growth company.”

Pao previously served as vice president of product management at Latitude Communications as it went through its IPO, and was senior vice president and general manager of the security business at Barracuda Networks as it transitioned to a public company. He has also worked for Oracle, Nuance-owned Visioneer and Asta Networks.

Tanguay joins Igneous from Isilon Systems and NetApp, where he led strategic sales teams. He also served as vice president of sales for Pillar Data Systems. Igneous raised a $23.6 million venture round from Madrona, NEA and others in May 2014.

 About Igneous Systems

Igneous Systems is a Seattle-based, venture-backed company.  The early technical team draws on veteran infrastructure talent from Isilon Systems, EMC, NetApp combined with modern cloud expertise from Amazon and Microsoft.  The go-to-market team combines talent from market-disrupters such as Tableau and Barracuda Networks, complemented by incumbent infrastructure vendors including Isilon Systems, EMC, and NetApp.  Igneous exists to fundamentally reset expectations about how to build, maintain, and scale on-premises compute and storage infrastructures in the cloud era. To date, Igneous has been granted 11 patents in the US based on its technology breakthroughs.  For more information, visit http://www.igneous.io