Weka Appoints Shailesh Manjrekar as Head of AI and Strategic Alliances
Campbell, Calif. – Jan 23, 2020 – WekaIO™ (Weka), the innovation leader in high-performance, scalable file storage for data-intensive applications, today announced the appointment of Shailesh Manjrekar as Head of AI and Strategic Alliances.
Manjrekar comes to WekaIO from SwiftStack, a leading provider of data storage and management solutions for data-driven customers. During his time at SwiftStack, he was Head of AI, responsible for Product, Solutions, and Corporate Development. Prior to SwiftStack, he had roles as Senior Director at Vexata, EMC, NetApp, Force10 Networks and previously held Senior Eng. positions at Hewlett Packard and Arohi Communications.
Manjrekar is a seasoned IT professional who has extensive experience in building and managing emerging businesses across the USA, Asia, and EMEA. He brings an established background in providing effective product management, solutions marketing, and strategic alliances, along with a strong sense of business development vision and leadership to his new position. He has over two decades of technology expertise spanning AI and Deep Learning, Enterprise Business applications, Cloud Native applications, and Intent-Based Networking.
In his new role, Shailesh will take ownership of WekaIO’s strategic technical alliances, aligning Weka’s product roadmap and validating the software on key platforms in our target markets and use cases, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML), genomics, finance, and high-performance computing (HPC). In addition, he will play a key role on the leadership team in strategic and corporate planning.
“We are delighted to welcome Shailesh to the WekaIO team. We have always believed that the strength of our business relies heavily on the strength of our partnerships and alliances, making us stronger together,” said Barbara Murphy, vice president of marketing at WekaIO. “His experience in forming relationships, establishing operational efficiencies, and managing emerging businesses will be an invaluable asset in this alliances role. We welcome him to the leadership team and look forward to his playing an important role in the future growth and development of the company.”
Manjrekar holds an MBA from San Jose State, College of Business, Certification in Mastering Project Management from Haas School of Business, UC Berkley, and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Mumbai.
Learn more about the WekaIO leadership team at https://www.weka.io/company/leadership/
WekaIO offers the world’s fastest shared parallel file system, WekaFS, which leapfrogs legacy storage infrastructures by delivering unmatched performance at any scale at a fraction of the cost. Weka helps tackle the most demanding storage performance challenges in data-intensive technical computing environments so that customers can solve real problems that impact the world. Optimized for NVMe flash and hybrid cloud, WekaFS accelerates time-to-insight from mountains of data and helps customers to get the most out of their high-powered IT investments.
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