Virtual Iron Appoints New CEO

Company hires former EMC and Avamar executive Ed Walsh

October 29, 2007

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LOWELL, Mass. -- Virtual Iron Software (, a provider of enterprise-class server virtualization and virtual infrastructure software, today announced that former EMC and Avamar executive, Ed Walsh, has joined the company as president and chief executive officer. Walsh takes the reins at the fast-growing company from John C. Thibault who remains with the company as executive chairman focusing on the companys strategic direction. In a separate announcement, the company also announced the appointment of former EMC and McData sales executive John McCarthy as senior vice president of sales. In this role, McCarthy will lead the company’s worldwide sales, channel and field operations.

Walsh brings 18+ years of experience to Virtual Iron with demonstrated leadership capabilities in both start-up and public companies. This includes a strong track record establishing emerging companies as market leaders, creating new market segments, driving effective channel go-to-market strategies and developing strong partner ecosystems with companies such as CA, Dell, EMC, HP, IBM, Microsoft, NetApp and Symantec.

“The market opportunity for Virtual Iron is almost limitless,” said John C. Thibault, executive chairman of Virtual Iron. “The company has built an outstanding product, established a strong channel and customer base and has great momentum. With the addition of Ed, we are extremely well-positioned to accelerate that success and maximize our market opportunity. We’re thrilled he is joining us at such an explosive time in the company’s growth.”

Virtual Iron Software Inc.

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