Zettaset today announced it has appointed Timothy Straight as Vice President of Sales and Business Development. The strategic hire was made to maximize growing demand for the company’s innovative Big Data platform and solutions, including Zettaset’s recently announced Hadoop security initiative, SHadoop.
Straight was most recently Vice President of Looxcie, Inc. and brings nearly 35 years of IT and business experience to the Zettaset team. At Looxcie, Straight helped bring to market the world’s first wearable video camera, which was named one of Time magazine’s Top 50 Inventions of 2010. Prior to Looxcie, Straight served as the Vice President of Sales and Operations for AirMagnet, where he developed the strategic sales and marketing initiatives for the wireless security and networking company. He also was instrumental in AirMagnet’s sale to Fluke Networks.
“It is exciting to be entering what is essentially the ground floor of an entire industry, especially with a company like Zettaset that has so quickly set the stage for making Hadoop easily deployable for businesses small and large,” Straight said. “I am thrilled to help companies and organizations realize how using Zettaset’s solutions can give them a substantial competitive advantage by properly managing Big Data.”
Straight has also held Vice President and Director level positions at CommTouch Software, Netscreen Technologies, Mirapoint, Gadzoox Networks and other firms. He has a strong reputation for establishing strategies necessary to grow both startup and established organizations.
“There’s no doubt Big Data management will transform the way people do business,” Zettaset CEO Jim Vogt said. “As more companies realize the potential power intrinsic to Hadoop, we are forming the best leadership to accommodate the significant growth we foresee for our company. Tim has the perfect combination of experience and knowledge to solidify Zettaset’s position as a leader in the Big Data marketplace.”
Zettaset delivers a fault-tolerant and highly available solution for massive data aggregation. Built on Hadoop and other leading open-source technologies, the company’s big data platform is a high-performance, easy-to-deploy solution with no single points of failure. Zettaset’s software manages the health, security and administration of the enterprise Hadoop environment. The company’s solution enables true redundancy and real-time business intelligence for organizations of all sizes, while its simple licensing model leads to a significantly lower total cost of ownership. For more information, visit www.zettaset.com.