FREMONT, Calif. -- Mendocino Software, the industry-leading provider of enterprise-class application data availability and access solutions, today announced that Kathleen Holmgren, a former top storage executive at Sun Microsystems, has been named the companys new President and CEO succeeding Steve Colman who now takes over as Chairman. Colman will focus on revenue activities such as partnerships with Hewlett-Packard and working to expand Mendocinos channels.
I am very excited that Kathleen is joining Mendocino Software as President and CEO, said Colman. The combination of her deep domain experience, executive expertise and operational excellence makes her the perfect choice to lead Mendocino Software. I know she will take the company and our employees to the next level as we continue to provide enterprises with an InfiniView solution that provides fast, flexible data protection and recovery unlike any other product currently on the market.
Holmgren takes the helm at Mendocino as the company is experiencing unprecedented growth. She will be responsible for retaining and expanding the companys leadership in the enterprise Continuous Data Protection (CDP) marketplace with its market-leading InfiniView technology. InfiniView is in wide use worldwide by a rapidly growing customer base, including Global 1000 companies such as Continental Airlines, Sony Ericsson, the Department of Defense, Los Alamos National Laboratory and government agencies in Canada and the UK.
Holmgren joins Mendocino after more than two decades at Sun where she most recently was Senior Vice President of Suns Disk Systems Business and played a key role in Suns integration of Storage Technology Corp. Holmgren also formed the original Storage Product Group at Sun and grew it into a major strategic business for the company. She graduated with highest honors with a Bachelors of Science degree in Engineering from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo and a Masters in Business Administration from Stanford University.
Working with Steve Colman and assuming the CEO position at Mendocino, a well-respected and innovative company, is the perfect opportunity, said Holmgren. I am passionate about Mendocino, the InfiniView technology and the talented team having had the opportunity to see it grow in the past few years.