Dan Rakauskas, EVP WW Sales, CloudVolumes
CloudVolumes, Inc., the company that virtualizes above the OS, announced three new executive appointments to strengthen strategy and execution to meet the rapidly growing customer demand for its products.
Dan Rakauskas has joined as EVP, worldwide sales, Vish Mishra as a member of the board of directors, and Bill Raduchel as executive advisor.
"We take a broad view of how to drastically and universally improve application management at the highest level, helping enterprises seamlessly burst to the cloud while future proofing their data center through dynamically constructing complete workloads in near real-time and with any virtualized infrastructure," said Raj Parekh, president and CEO, CloudVolumes. "I am delighted to have industry luminaries as our advisors, and the additions to the executive team will help us with strategy and implementation to better serve our growing list of customers."
Rakauskas, EVP of worldwide sales Rakauskas joins CloudVolumes as EVP of WW sales to help grow sales and enterprise strategy, as well as lead business development for the company. He is a seasoned sales and business development executive with Fortune 500 experience. Previously, he was at Brocade where he led their global account efforts. Before Brocade, he held sales management positions at Juniper Networks and Funk Software, which was acquired by Juniper Networks. He holds an MBA from Boston College and a bachelor of business administration from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Board of directors Mishra, a technology entrepreneur, investor and influencer, is currently venture director at Clearstone Venture Partners with nearly $700M in committed capital, with successes in the enterprise and consumer space. He has over 35 years of leadership, management and company-building experience in the technology industry covering computers, Internet, communications and software. He is a founder of Telera, a cutting edge voice Web infrastructure company that sold to Alcatel in 2002 for $140 million. He was also a co-founder of Excelan, which went public in 1987, sold for $225 million and became a large component of Novell's revenue. He has served as a CEO and director of several start-ups, including Quantros, now a part of Francisco Partners.
"CloudVolumes is at the forefront of application management for desktops, servers and the cloud, and has proven its leadership position in the market with significant partnerships and major customers," said Mishra. "I look forward to sharing my experience and knowledge to help the company build its strategy to overcome one of the most important shortcomings of the industry."
Executive advisor Raduchel has had a long career on the cutting edge of technology and today advises and serves as a director for a diverse portfolio of companies including the Daily Mail and General Trust, Naspers, Silicon Image, LiveIntent, ePals, Kik and other start-ups. He was the non-executive COB of directors of Opera Software ASA. He has also been chief strategy officer at Sun Microsystems and the CTO of AOL and then AOL Time Warner. He was a member of the National Academy Committee on Internet Navigation and Domain Name Services and the STEP committee, which produced A Patent System for the 21st Century, and chaired the committee on innovation and copyright in the digital era. He has held top executive positions at Ruckus Networks, Sun Microsystems, AOL Time Warner, Xerox and McGraw Hill, and currently teaches corporate strategy at the McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University.
"During the decades I have worked as CIO or CTO at some of the most advanced IT organizations of the time, I have not seen a technology with as much implication as CloudVolumes has to fundamentally change the way IT works," said Raduchel. "CloudVolumes is a game changer and I am excited to be part of it."