Scality Appoints Paul Turner as Chief Marketing Officer and Pierre Derome as Vice President of Engineering and Promotes Claire Forest as Chief People Officer

Storage Industry and object storage expert, Paul Turner, joins Scality to accelerate the company’s global go-to-market. Pierre Derome, previously CTO of T-Mobile online, joins to lead engineering.

San Francisco, CA – October 20, 2016Scality, world leader in object and cloud storage, today announced the appointment of Paul Turner as Chief Marketing Officer and Pierre Derome as Vice President of Engineering, as well as the promotion of Claire Forest to Chief People Officer. With these appointments and promotion, Scality strengthens its lead in the object storage market.

“With our continued focus on accelerating growth, Scality is excited to have industry veterans with exceptional experience and extraordinary track records of success, join us,” said Jerome Lecat, CEO of Scality. “One of the greatest challenges for companies today is how to store and process all the content in the digital world. With over 800 billion objects stored securely in Scality RING, we are an industry leader. Growing a company from “scale-up” to IPO stage requires an exceptional executive team, with Paul, Pierre and Claire we strengthen our leadership and will continue to accelerate the disruptive innovation that Scality offers.”

Storage industry expert, Paul Turner, brings more than 20 years expertise in enterprise storage having held leadership roles at NetApp, Oracle and most recently Cloudian. At Cloudian, Paul was Chief Marketing Officer leading all go-to-market and product management for this early stage startup. Previous to this, Paul led the Product Strategy Office at NetApp, where he guided their investments into FlashRay, Iongrid and CacheIQ. He also was the General Manager of the OnCommand Insight Business (which included Onaro and Akorri acquisitions). Under his leadership this enterprise software business grew to more than $60M and was recognized by Gartner as a leader in the Storage Resource Management market.

“The storage industry is going through disruptive change caused by the explosion of digital data,” said Paul Turner, CMO of Scality. “Scality has the industry leading product and I am excited to join the world leader. I am looking forward to accelerating their already impressive growth and customer success.”

Pierre Derome, Scality’s new VP of Engineering, has been leading Web, IT, and technical teams for over 20 years at influential companies including T-Online France, Nortel, Betclic Everest Group and Kertel. At T-Online he was CTO and led engineering managing a team of 200 software engineers and a yearly budget up to €300M.

“Agile software development helps to bring transparency and predictability to product releases,” said Pierre Derome, VP of Engineering at Scality. “At Scality, it allows us to build innovative, high quality storage, with Scality RING, which redefines enterprise storage at scale.” 

Scality has also promoted Claire Forest to become the Chief People Officer. Claire has held numerous roles in technology, sports and art, including Marketing Director in the musical industry for 15 years and France Marketing Director for UUnet, the worldwide leader in Internet access in the late nineties.

“Great companies are like the professional symphonic orchestras who blend musicians into a common unit while making the most of their individual talents,” said Claire Forest, CPO at Scality. “Build an environment where people can thrive and together we can achieve greatness.”

About Scality

Scality, world leader in object and cloud storage, develops cost-effective Software Defined Storage: the RING, which serves over 500 million end-users worldwide with over 800 billion objects in production; and the open-source S3 Server. Scality RING software deploys on any industry-standard x86 server, uniquely delivering performance, 100% availability and data durability, while integrating easily in the datacenter thanks to its native support for directory integration, traditional file applications and over 45 certified applications. Scality’s complete solutions excel at serving the specific storage needs of Global 2000 Enterprise, Media and Entertainment, Government and Cloud Provider customers while delivering up to 90% reduction in TCO versus legacy storage. A global company, Scality is headquartered in San Francisco.

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