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Nexenta Systems Appoints Rick Martig as Chief Financial Officer

Santa Clara, Calif., October 16, 2012Nexenta® Systems, the world leader in Software-defined Storage, announced today Rick Martig has been appointed to serve as the company’s chief financial officer, effective immediately. Most recently, Martig served as the vice president of File & Content at Hitachi Data Systems, following the company’s acquisition of BlueArc in September 2011.

“Rick’s twenty-six years of senior leadership, finance and accounting experience in public and private companies made him the natural choice for Nexenta Systems’ CFO,” said Evan Powell, CEO of Nexenta. “Nexenta is transforming the industry with Software-defined Storage, and expanding our executive leadership team with strategic hires like Rick furthers our company’s long-term growth objectives. Rick has a proven track record of effective financial leadership, and we are excited to welcome him to Nexenta.”

Nexenta Logo for Rick Martig

Commenting on his role, Martig said, “I’m excited and honored to serve as Nexenta’s CFO. Nexenta has allotted me a tremendous opportunity to contribute to the company’s rapid pace of growth and innovation, and I look forward to being a part of Nexenta’s continued success.”

Prior to joining Nexenta Systems, Martig served as BlueArc’s chief financial officer where he managed the Finance, Human Resources and IT departments.  During his tenure, BlueArc filed its S-1 Registration for IPO, before the company was acquired by Hitachi Data Systems. Prior to BlueArc, Martig was CFO at Genesis Microchip, a $200 million public company, which was acquired by ST Micro. He also spent 12 years at Xilinx, where he was responsible for managing a global organization of 80+ in Asia, Europe and California. Martig holds a master of business administration from St. Mary’s College, Moraga and a bachelor of science in commerce-finance from Santa Clara University.

About Nexenta Systems:

Nexenta Systems is the world leader in Software-defined Storage. Its flagship software-only platform, NexentaStor, delivers high-performance, ultra-scalable, cloud- and virtualization-optimized storage solutions. Built upon ZFS technology, and running on industry-standard hardware, NexentaStor eliminates vendor lock-in and provides open, unified storage management at less than half the cost of legacy systems.

More information about Nexenta Systems, and free trials of the ZFS-based NexentaStor, can be found at or by calling (855) 639 3682. Partners selling NexentaStor-based hardware/software appliances can be found at:



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Bill Roth is a Silicon Valley veteran with over 20 years in the industry. He has played numerous product marketing, product management and engineering roles at companies like BEA, Sun, Morgan Stanley, and EBay Enterprise. He was recently named one of the World's 30 Most Influential Cloud Bloggers.