|[February 19, 2013]
Virtual Bridges Names Sam Cece as Chief Executive Officer
AUSTIN, Texas --(Business Wire)--
Bridges today named software industry veteran Sam Cece as chief
executive officer, bringing 20 years of executive management experience
in enterprise software. Founder and former president and CEO Jim Curtin
will become Virtual Bridges' chief strategy officer responsible for
strategy, vision and evangelism.
Cece is a proven technology leader with a strong track record of
establishing operational excellence and creating shareholder value. As
the CEO of StrongMail, he recruited and led a talented team of
executives that guided the company's transformation from an innovative
email infrastructure company to a full-service, top-tier provider of
email marketing and social media solutions for Fortune 2000 companies,
being one of only six companies to make the 2012 Forrester (News - Alert) Wave Report.
Prior to StrongMail, Cece held a number of senior management positions
at BEA Systems pre-IPO, including President of the Global Services
Division; Vice President and General Manager of BEA's (News - Alert) WebXpress Division
(WebLogic) and Vice President of Worldwide Marketing.
"Virtual Bridges is a standout among virtual desktop management
providers, with an impressive roster of customers, partners and industry
accolades from organizations such as Gartner (News - Alert), IDC, CRN, MIT and others,"
said Cece. "I'm extremely excited about our opportunities ahead, and
look forward to building on all of the great work Jim and his team have
done to carry our mission forward."
"VDI adoption is accelerating as more enterprises embrace the
convenience of thin clients, laptops and mobile devices, and providing a
consistnt, cost-effective user experience across them," said Chris
Paccitti, general partner at Austin Ventures. "Sam understands what it
means to bring innovative technologies to market in a rapidly changing
climate. I look forward to working with him as he scales Virtual
Bridges' operations to meet the sophisticated needs of enterprise-class
"Sam is the perfect candidate to lead Virtual Bridges into its next
phase of growth," said Curtin. "Sam brings a well-established track
record along with tremendous energy and enthusiasm for building great
companies, and I look forward to exciting times at Virtual Bridges under
Virtual Bridges announced strong results in 2012, including significant
sales traction across North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. The
company's purpose-built desktop cloud and virtualization solutions saw
significant demand from large enterprises, managed service providers and
decentralized organizations including the NSA, DoD, Panasonic (News - Alert), Thales,
Birmingham Metropolitan College, Chuo University, Mabuchi Motors and
iFollowOffice. Key partners include IBM, Hitachi, CompuCom, Xerox,
Raytheon, Dell (News - Alert), Vissensa, Great Wall and Neusoft.
Delivered on premises, via hosted service or managed service provider,
Virtual Bridges reduces risks and provides a nimble, efficient approach
to desktop management and provisioning with its unique Desktop Cloud
Fabric™. The company's flagship solution, VERDE, includes online,
offline and cloud branch VDI, Gold Master provisioning, Storage
Optimizer, a Distributed Connection brokering architecture, flexibility
to run both Windows and Linux desktops, branch-level VDI at LAN speeds,
support for on-premises and hosted deployment, and desktop portability
on a USB stick.
About Virtual Bridges
Virtual Bridges VERDE is an award-winning desktop management and
provisioning solution that leverages virtualization to deliver desktops
either on-premises or in the cloud. VERDE helps enterprises transform
TCO by simplifying desktop management, improving security and
compliance, and increasing the organizational agility across Windows and
Linux environments. Virtual Bridges is headquartered in Austin, Texas.
For more information visit: http://vbridges.com.
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