SEATTLE, WA – Igneous, the leader in unstructured data management, announced today that Shaun Walsh has joined its team as Vice President, Channels and Alliances. Walsh joins the expanding leadership team at Igneous after the completion of the company’s Series-B venture capital financing round. In this role, Walsh will focus on global channel engagement and integration with ecosystem partners, including Pure Storage, Veeam, Qumulo, NVIDIA, Amazon, Google and Microsoft.
“Great partnerships build great channels. Our business model was designed from the beginning to scale up with channel and ecosystem partners,” said Kiran Bhageshpur, CEO, Igneous. “I’m excited to have Shaun on board to help us leverage this enthusiasm into strong partnerships and happy customers.”
Most recently, Walsh was SVP of Marketing at Cylance, Inc. He has over 25 years in sales, channels, marketing, product management and engineering experience in the data management, networking and security space. Walsh holds a BS in Management from Pepperdine Graziadio Business School in Pepperdine, California. “In the age of AI/ML, Big Data, and business analytics, the quality of your business decisions is only as good as the availability, mobility, and integrity of your data,” said Walsh. “I am fortunate to be joining a team disrupting the data management space.We are fully committed to a 100% channel model to fuel our growth.”
Igneous delivers the only modern data protection solution for petabyte-scale unstructured data. Designed for organizations with massive and growing data sets, Igneous solutions protect unstructured data in any NAS or cloud store. Igneous streamlines data management, providing data protection, movement, learning, and search and discovery for enterprises with billions of files and petabytes of data on network-attached storage. Delivered as-a-Service, Igneous brings the agility of cloud to customer data centers. Igneous’ customers include leading Fortune 500 and Global 2000 enterprises. Gartner recognized Igneous as a "Cool Vendor in Storage Technologies" in 2017, and CRN recognized Igneous as an “Emerging Vendor” in 2018.