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Posted June 27, 2016
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Fast Growing Software-defined SoftNAS Attracts Technology, QA and Business Strategists -- Additions in Product Management, Customer Support, Advanced R&D and Quality Assurance Address Increased Demand for Enterprise Data Mobility
SoftNAS, the #1 best-selling software-based NAS in the cloud, today announced three technology leaders have joined the company. Adam Marano serves as vice president, product management and advanced R&D, Allan Watty joins at senior director quality assurance and Jat Treadwell leads as director of support. SoftNAS, which is on a high growth trajectory, attracted this talent to enhance R&D and streamline support as the company continues to expand its global footprint.

“The SoftNAS support team is very effective and great to work with in resolving issues,” said Berant Lemmenes, US Signal R&D engineer. “From handling individual trouble tickets to the team’s willingness to solve more complex issues -- they are very responsive.”

“SoftNAS is attracting exceptional talent like Adam, Allan and Jat to help deliver on our relentless commitment to provide customers the best product portfolio, services and opportunity for success,” said Rick Braddy, CEO and CTO of SoftNAS.

With almost three decades in the technology industry as a developer and business leader, Adam will lead the SoftNAS strategic solution and product roadmap, managing the SoftNAS Advanced Products team and collaborating with marketing team on go to market activities related to the product roadmap. With an 18 year tenure at Citrix, Adam has developed worldwide partner alliances with leading businesses including Samsung, HTC, Sprint and Verizon. Adam was involved in the release of multiple products including MetaFrame (now XenDesktop), Password Manager and Citrix Access Gateway releases. Adam has also served as part of the Citrix Emerging Technologies team helping to incubate and to develop innovative new solutions. Adam holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from West Virginia University, and an associate certificate in computer science management from CMU/SEI, delivered via Florida Atlantic University.

Bringing 32 years of software development experience, Allan’s current responsibilities include building a high performing enterprise Relevant Products/Services-grade organization of software engineers in test and quality, leading the effort to optimize the software testing strategy based on working towards zero defects and support for rapid innovation. Allan’s background includes leading a variety of global teams across the U.S, Spain, Singapore, India, Bolivia and Australia. He has served in multiple industries including telecommunications, investment banking, project management, pricing, and oil and gas. Previously, Allan served at ABB, a global automation and power technology business, and has held senior management positions at various chemical, energy, oil and gas software companies including PROS, Aspen Technology and BMC Software. Allan was formerly with Salomon Brothers (now part of Citibank) and AT&T. Allan is -currently President of the Houston Chapter of the Agile Leadership Network. He holds an MBA from Bauer College, University of Houston, an MS degree in Computer Science from Polytechnic University of New York and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and biology from Lehman College, City University of New York.

As director of support for SoftNAS, Jat is responsible for delivering industry leading customer support to a global customer base. Jat brings diversified experience in software engineering, testing and project management. Formerly, he was director, global support services, at PIVOT3, where he was responsible for delivering world-class customer support. Jat has managed and expanded a global team of pre-sales engineers, prioritizing and scheduling resources to repeatedly exceed customer expectations. Jat has also served Iomega Corporation where he led international teams, handled project planning and resource allocation, feature definition and performed software builds. Jat handled multiple aspects of project management at Iomega including collaborating with global teams improving customer satisfaction, product design, profitability, and localization for worldwide product releases. He has led teams that have delivered products recognized by the PC Magazine Editor’s Choice Award. Jat holds a master’s degree and a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Stephen F. Austin State University.

About SoftNAS

SoftNAS®, Inc. is the leading provider of software-defined NAS solutions and protects mission-critical data for customers using any combination of public, private and hybrid clouds. SoftNAS gives its customers the enterprise-class data security, protection, and performance required to safely, predictably, and reliably operate IT systems and applications. SoftNAS believes in powerful, hassle-free data management and works with any hardware, any data type, across any geography, and with any IT environment, including the most popular public, private, and hybrid cloud computing platforms: Amazon® AWS™, Microsoft® Azure™, CenturyLink Cloud® and VMware vSphere®.

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