Tintri Nabs Former VMware Exec as Head of Strategic Alliances

tintrilogohorizontal400pxTintri has appointed former VMware (VMW) executive Andrew Lee as its latest executive vice president of Alliances, leading the virtualization and cloud environment storage provider’s strategic alliances and supporting new business development and corporate strategy initiatives.

“Andy joins Tintri at a time where the interest in the market working with us is at an all-time high,” said Ken Klein, chairman and CEO of Tintri, in a statement. “His experience is a perfect match for us at this stage in our development, and the relationships he will develop with technology partners will be of immense value to support our hyper growth.”

Lee joins during a time of rapid growth, Tintri noted, with customers deploying more than 200,000 virtual machines on its Tintri storage systems as well as consecutive triple digit quarterly growth year over year. Prior to his appointment at Tintri, Lee worked as an investor at Battery Ventures in addition to tenure as a director of corporate development and strategic investment at VMware. His most recent position was with CloudBees, where he worked to raise Series C financing for the platform-as-a-service (PaaS) company.

“I’ve been an admirer of Tintri from its inception. The company has already established itself as the only smart storage solution born of virtualization and for the cloud,” said Lee. “It’s the world-class team and customers’ passion for the products that brought me to Tintri. I look forward to helping drive our global expansion and continued success.”

Tintri recently unified its regional partner programs under a single banner with the introduction of its first global partner program back in April. Lee’s appointment as head of Strategic Alliances will no doubt help Tintri to further its partner network as the company shifts more focus toward expanding its influence within the channel and making a name for itself as a major player amongst competitors.

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