Lonergan Partners is pleased to announce that Kevin DeNuccio has been named Chief Executive Officer of Violin Memory. The search was led by Mark Lonergan.
Kevin brings to Violin more than 25 years of executive and board experience building, managing and growing leading technology businesses. Most recently, he managed Wild West Capital LLC, an angel investing, management and technology consulting firm he co-founded in 2012. From 2010 to 2012, he served as the chief executive of Metaswitch Networks, a London-based, privately held provider of IP and telecommunications software, where he led the company’s global expansion, refreshed its product portfolio and oversaw two acquisitions.
Prior to Metaswitch, Kevin served as President and CEO of Redback Networks, a publicly-traded provider of edge routers that was acquired by Ericsson for $2.1 billion. During his tenure, he led a financial restructuring and major turnaround that took the company from significant losses in 2001 to achieving profitability and expanding its market capitalization nearly fourfold. Additionally, he has held executive positions with Bell Atlantic Network Integration, Cisco Systems, Wang Laboratories and Unisys Corporation.
In addition to Violin Memory, Kevin currently serves on the boards of SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ:SNDK), Calix, Inc. (NYSE:CALX), Metaswitch Networks and Northeastern University.
He earned a master’s degree in business administration from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Northeastern University.
About Violin Memory
Violin Memory is pioneering a new class of high-performance flash-based storage systems that are designed to bring storage performance in-line with high-speed applications, servers and networks. Violin Flash Memory Arrays are specifically designed at each level of the system architecture starting with memory and optimised through the array to leverage the inherent capabilities of flash memory and meet the sustained high-performance requirements of business critical applications, virtualised environments and Big Data solutions in enterprise data centres. Specifically designed for sustained performance with high reliability, Violin’s Flash Memory Arrays can scale to hundreds of terabytes and millions of IOPS with low, predictable latency. Founded in 2005, Violin Memory is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.
Kevin DeNuccio has an outstanding track record within the technology industry of achieving profitable growth and creating significant value. His experience transforming businesses by developing deep client and channel relationships, rapidly scaling operations and cultivating talent will be invaluable to Violin as we focus on building a strong future for all our stakeholders.Howard Bain, Chairman of the Board, Violin Memory
I am very excited to join Violin and I look forward to working closely with such a talented and dedicated team to drive the enterprise transition to a flash-based storage infrastructure. With market-leading products and technology, great customers and growing partnerships, Violin has a strong foundation in place and I am confident in our ability to create significant shareholder value.Kevin DeNuccio, CEO, Violin Memory
We are pleased to welcome a chief executive of Kevin DeNuccio’s caliber to lead the Violin team. Kevin’s wealth of industry experience and deep insights will be a great addition to the Board. We look forward to working closely with him to execute our strategy to deliver profitable growth and drive value for all Violin shareholders.David Walrod, Chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees, Violin Memory