Barbara Murphy Named Business Development Executive of Year Finalist in 2019 Stevie® Awards

Vice President of Marketing at WekaIO helps steer the company’s meteoric rise from stealth to powerhouse

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Jan 24, 2019 – WekaIO, the innovation leader in high-performance, scalable file storage for data intensive applications, today announced that Vice President of Marketing, Barbara Murphy, was named a Business Development Executive of the Year Finalist in the 13th annual Stevie® Awards program.

The program is presented by the Stevie Awards, which organizes several of the world’s leading business awards shows including the prestigious International Business Awards® and the Stevie Awards for Great Employers. More than 2,700 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry, in 45 nations, were evaluated in this year’s competition. Finalists were determined by the average scores of more than 150 professionals worldwide, working in seven specialized judging committees.

Under Murphy’s marketing leadership, WekaIO launched from stealth and quickly attracted an impressive customer base of marquis companies in artificial intelligence, life sciences, finance, media and entertainment, and high-performance computing (HPC) research. The company continues to scale at an impressive rate having announced key partnerships with HPE, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Cirrascale last year. WekaIO is quickly becoming one of the most exciting places to work, with Murphy being instrumental in developing new markets and attracting innovative industry talent in key roles.

“The 2019 judges were very impressed by the caliber of this year’s nominations, which set another record for this competition.  The quality of the accomplishments outlined in every Finalist nomination was remarkable,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.

In addition to opening new offices in the UK and Detroit, Mich., WekaIO was lauded with a steady flow of business accolades that including Gartner Cool Vendor status in Storage Technologies, a place in Network World’s 10 Hot Hybrid-Cloud Startups to Watch, and a spot in Silicon Review’s 10 Fastest Growing Storage Companies. WekaIO is disrupting the data storage industry, by breaking the mold for how storage is provisioned in the datacenter. WekaIO Matrix™, WekaIO’s flagship product, delivers unmatched HPC class storage with enterprise class features and services, all in one solution, that future-proofs the datacenter and provides IT with a robust platform to support data-intensive applications.

“Barbara’s ability to turn our go-to-market vision into reality is impressive, and this honor validates her contribution to our success,” said Liran Zvibel, co-founder and CEO at WekaIO. “She is fiercely effective at developing new lines of business, a passionate advocate for our channel partners’ interests, and a highly engaged member of the leadership team. She cultivates excellence and a passion for winning. The constant influx of new business, inquiries from candidates who want to build their careers at WekaIO, and industry recognition confirms her value and the company’s strategic plans would not come to fruition without her influence.”

Details about the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at www.StevieAwards.com/Sales.

Stevie® Award winners will be revealed during a gala banquet on Friday, February 22 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada.  More than 600 professionals from across the globe are expected to attend.

About WekaIO

WekaIO helps companies manage, scale and futureproof their data center so they can solve real problems that impact the world. WekaIO Matrix™, the world’s fastest shared parallel file system and WekaIO’s flagship product, leapfrogs legacy storage infrastructures by delivering simplicity, scale, and the best performance density per U, for a fraction of the cost. In the cloud or on-premises, WekaIO’s NVMe-native high-performance software-defined storage solution removes the barriers between the data and the compute layer, thus accelerating artificial intelligence, machine learning, genomics, research, and analytics workloads.

About the Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at www.StevieAwards.com.

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