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EqualLogic Appoints EVP

NASHUA, N.H. -- EqualLogic today announced that Kirk Bowman has joined the company as executive vice president of worldwide field operations. In his new role, Bowman will oversee growth of the company’s global sales and channel organizations. Bowman will also be responsible for expanding EqualLogic’s vibrant network of integration and consulting partners who deliver the company’s storage solutions to organizations worldwide.

A high-technology industry veteran, Bowman brings more than 19 years of sales leadership experience to EqualLogic. Most notably, as executive vice president of worldwide field operations at VMware, he built a sales organization that leveraged channel partners to dramatically grow company revenue.

“Kirk Bowman has a proven ability to drive high-output sales organizations that leverage large channel partner networks,” said Don Bulens, president and CEO of EqualLogic. “Our channel-friendly products and business model have enabled strong sales, establishing EqualLogic as the top iSCSI storage provider. Kirk’s expertise and field leadership will help us accelerate revenue growth to take the company to the next stage as a top storage company.”

Bowman joined EqualLogic from ModelN, a provider of revenue management software for life science companies, where as chief operating officer he drove all customer facing activities. Prior to ModelN and VMware, Bowman served as senior vice president and general manager of worldwide field operations at Inktomi Corp. He also held the position of senior vice president and general manager at Object Design’s ObjectStore division. Bowman started his career at Parametric Technology Corp., where in seven years he rose from sales representative to senior vice president of business development and vice president of Asia Pacific and European operations.

“iSCSI storage networking is at the beginning of a steep growth curve and is heading for mass adoption across the market,” said Bowman. “To date, EqualLogic’s solutions have led the way, showing the technology’s suitability for enterprises of all sizes. I welcome the chance to extend our industry leadership and take advantage of this high-growth business opportunity.”

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