Lonergan Partners is pleased to announce that Amy Love has been named Chief Marketing Officer at Violin Memory. The search was led by Mark Lonergan.
Before joining Violin Memory, Amy served as a partner for BizEthos, a consulting firm for Silicon Valley start-ups. Previously, Amy led marketing for NetApp as Global Vice President of Brand & Demand Generation and acting CMO where her “think outside the box” leadership style included sourcing and closing a unique NFL B2Bpartnership and other global brand awareness initiatives. Prior to NetApp, Amy was the Global VP of Marketing and Business Development for PicScout, which secured a successful exit with an acquisition by Getty Images. Earlier in Amy’s career, she founded REALSPORTSmagazine, a national consumer magazine with a 300,000+ readership. Amy began her career with Procter &Gamble. She is also an active member of the Forbes CMO Network, Forbes Executive Women’s Forum and Watermark.
She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and dual BBA degrees from Texas Tech University, one in Marketing and the other in Management.
About Violin Memory
Violin Memory, the industry pioneer in All Flash Arrays, is the agile innovator, transforming the speed of business with enterprise-grade data services software on its leadership Flash Storage Platforms™. Violin Concerto™ OS7 delivers complete data protection and data reduction services and consistent high performance in a storage operating system fully integrated with Violin’s patented Flash Fabric Architecture™ for cloud, enterprise and virtualized business and mission-critical storage applications. Violin Flash Storage Platforms are designed for primary storage applications at costs below traditional hard disk arrays and accelerate breakthrough CAPEX and OPEX savings while helping customers build the next generation data center. Violin Flash Storage Platforms and All Flash Arrays enhance business agility while revolutionizing data center economics. The company was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.
Amy’s proven experience driving compelling marketing strategies, partnerships and innovative programs for meaningful B2B and B2C brands is an invaluable addition to our team and growth opportunity. The expertise and insight she brings will help to expand our global marketing reach and further strengthen Violin’s leadership position in the IT and flash storage market.Kevin DeNuccio, President & CEO, Violin Memory
It’s a marketer’s dream to have a significant technology advantage and a fundamental market shift and disruption occurring at the same time. I am honored to lead Violin’s strategy to bring global market and customer awareness to the company’s best-in-class all flash solutions that deliver superior performance, including scalability and reliability, at price points that allow customers to deploy next generation all flash data centers today.Amy Love, CMO, Violin Memory
Amy is a charismatic and energetic leader who has a reputation for growing top marketing organizations in Silicon Valley. She will be an influential executive immediately through driving innovative communications and promotional programs that will accelerate Violin Memory’s growth.Mark Lonergan, Founder & Managing Partner, Lonergan Partners