Jeff Whitaker to Join Excelero as Vice President of Product
Jeff Whitaker has been appointed as the new VP of Product at Excelero, he will help the company debut an expanded lineup of solutions that can assist IT teams in optimizing their data storage architectures for a cloud-first era.
FREMONT, CA: Excelero, a public and private cloud network provider, has named longtime enterprise IT technology leader Jeff Whitaker as its Vice President of Product. Companies are increasingly adopting public cloud deployments for even their most demanding, low-latency IT applications and Jeff's experience in storage and networking solutions for public cloud will help Excelero offer innovative storage solutions for a cloud-first era.
Based in Silicon Valley, Jeff has over 20 years of experience in building innovative storage, semiconductor and networking solutions. He also has over a decade's experience in developing products that help companies move complex IT environments to run on the top three public cloud providers. Prior to this, he worked at NetApp, where he was a founding member of the NetApp cloud team, which defined its first cloud-based products. These solutions are now the core of NetApp's very popular cloud business. In his most recent role as NetApp’s senior manager of hyperscaler portfolio marketing, Jeff worked directly with Microsoft to conceptualize and deliver NetApp cloud-first product offerings. Prior to this, he was NetApp product manager and developed NetApp’s virtual storage appliance technology and took it from a corporate development idea to a core component of NetApp's cloud and software-defined storage (SDS) strategy.
“At the heart of every disruptive company are leaders who continually find simpler, smarter ways to solve customers’ pain points. Jeff is exactly that kind of talent for enterprise IT, and an outstanding complement to Excelero’s core engineering team with his in-depth Microsoft Azure expertise. We are delighted to leverage his extensive hybrid- and multi-cloud background as we prepare to commercialize our next set of solutions for other leading public clouds,” said Yaniv Romem, CEO at Excelero.
As a seasoned tech expert with a passion for innovative technologies that helps boost company offerings, Jeff also managed a global team of sales engineers at Silicon Optix, turning a high-impact, with focus on consulting into a team that was efficient and cost-effective at delivering high volume solutions for customers. He also held senior roles in sales engineering and product marketing at Tzero Technologies, National Semiconductor and Mellanox. Jeff holds a BSEE from California State University at Chico.