Tuesday, June 27, 2017


Nexsan plays trump card well with wave of executive appointments



New CEO, new chairman, new COO, CFO, CMO and more. Nexsan has undergone a massive boardroom revolution.

Unified storage solutions provider Nexsan has carried out a large boardroom retrofit by appointing a new CEO.

The company named Ron Bienvenu as CEO, who will be taking over Robert Fernander who has, in his turn, been appointed Chairman Emeritus and made member of the company’s Board of Directors.

Bienvenu has more than 25 years of industry experience where he has held several executive positions, including CEO at Process Software, and founder and CEO of SageMaker.

He is also the Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Spear Point Capital Management LLC, which played a part in the separation of Nexsan from Imation Corp.

In addition, Nexsan has also appointed Dr. Geoff Barrall as COO. He was formerly the storage company’s CTO and prior to that founder and CEO at Connected Data.

Furthermore, John Westfield has been appointed as CFO, after joining Nexsan as a consultant in April 2016. Westfield joined Nexsan from HGST and has more than 20 years of experience in corporate and operational finance and accounting in both public and private companies.

Rounding out the executive team are Tony Craythorne, Sr. VP of WW Sales, and Victoria Grey, CMO.Bienvenu said: “Nexsan has a leading portfolio of storage solutions and the launch of Unity last year has laid the groundwork for continued growth with this truly differentiated solution.

“The tremendous potential with Nexsan and Unity is what drove our investment at Spear Point, and I am enthusiastic about leading a team that is just as passionate as I am about this company and its opportunity.

“I am also pleased that we can look to Bob Fernander to continue to provide his considerable industry knowledge and assistance as we grow.

“I speak for all of Nexsan and the board of directors in saying Bob has laid a strong foundation that we will use to drive significant growth over the coming years.”