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Asempra Exchanges CEOs

Continuous data protection (CDP) startup Asempra has a new management team, headed by former McData sales boss Gary Gysin.

Gysin, who departed McData in the wake of the sale to its switch rival Brocade, will be officially inaugurated as Asempra CEO Monday but has been on the job for a few weeks. He replaces founder Dan Fraisl, who left the company.

Gysin is bringing in former Maxtor marketing VP Eric Herzog to head marketing and added former Symantec CEO Gordon Eubanks to Asempra's board.

Besides escaping snowy Colorado for Sunnyvale, Calif., Gysin survived a sinking McData ship by taking over the Asempra reins. (See Brocade Bags McData For $713M.)

"When the Brocade acquisition was announced, it was clear the [McData] management team was out," he says. "I left three days later. I didn't want to wait around and be on ice for five or six months."

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