SVP & GM, Asia Pacific John  Higgs at Violin Memory  Portrait

John Higgs

SVP & GM, Asia Pacific

Lonergan Partners is pleased to announce that John Higgs has been named Senior Vice President &GM, Asia Pacific at Violin Memory. The search was led by Mark Lonergan.

About John

John has been in the Networking industry for 27 years working exclusively in Asia principally from Japan and Singapore. Prior to joining Violin Memory, he was Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific &Japan at Riverbed Technologies and was responsible for establishing and growing Riverbed’s revenues and operations across the Asia Pacific Region. Prior to Riverbed, John was a Group Managing Director of Asia/International Sales at A.S.K. Solutions Group. Before A.S.K., John established and built Cisco Systems’ sales and operations in South Asia. John also worked at Cabletron Systems in Asia and established Cray Communications’ business in Japan.

John holds a BSc in Geology from the University of Wales in Swansea.

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.

Dixon Doll, Jr. Portrait

John Higgs is a proven high impact executive who will help build Violin Memory’s Asia Pacific business. Lonergan Partners ran a terrific process.

Dixon Doll, Jr., COO, Violin Memory
John Higgs Portrait

I am delighted to have the opportunity to join the Violin Memory team. Violin Memory is a vibrant company with leading edge “disruptive” technologies that are changing the market at a rapid pace. I look forward to expanding the team and partner eco-system across the Asia Pacific region, continuing to build on a very successful business and to taking Violin Asia Pacific to the next stage.

John Higgs, SVP & GM, Asia Pacific, Violin Memory
Mark Lonergan Portrait

John was the executive who built the APAC operations at both Cisco and Riverbed in the Enterprise space. He will have great success in his new role at Violin based on his knowledge of the market and his leaderships skills.

Mark Lonergan, Founder & Managing Partner, Lonergan Partners