Skyera Hires David Martin

David Martin has joined Skyera Inc., a provider of enterprise solid-state storage systems, where he will focus on corporate and business development. Previously, Martin served as the CEO In Residence at Warburg Pincus. He has also worked as CEO of startup companies Qlusters and Entegrity Solutions.

Skyera Inc., founded by an executive and engineering team with unsurpassed backgrounds in the solid-state, storage and networking arenas, today announced that David Martin, a highly experienced and successful technology executive and advisor, has joined the company, responsible for Corporate and Business Development.

Martin has more than 30 years of experience leading technology companies with a background focused on providing mission-critical enterprise systems. Previously, he served as the CEO, In Residence at Warburg Pincus LLC, a global venture capital and private equity firm with more than $35 billion under management, where he focused on select technology portfolio companies and new investments. He has also served as the CEO of startup companies Qlusters, a utility computing software company, and Entegrity Solutions, a security software company.

Martin’s prior leadership positions include CEO and owner of CEO Associates; Executive Vice President for Information Systems and member of the Board of National Semiconductor Corporation; and CEO of National Advanced Systems, now Hitachi Data Systems. He started Advanced Memory Systems, now Intersil, which went public and was then acquired by GE. Martin began his career at IBM.

“Dave has an impeccable record of success leading and advising technology companies and his experience, wisdom and understanding of the technology and marketplace will be thoroughly appreciated here,” said Radoslav Danilak, CEO and co-founder of Skyera. “We anticipate that Dave’s enthusiasm for Skyera and our enterprise solid-state storage solution will serve as a catalyst for driving the company through a rapid growth period as we expand our market for the Skyhawk series of all-Flash storage systems.”

Martin is a current or former member of the boards of directors of Microcomputer Systems, National Semiconductor, NAS (HDS), DataFile, Edge Software, Entegrity and Qlusters. He was also on the Board of the Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA). Mr. Martin received a BSE degree from Princeton University.

About Skyera Skyera Inc. is an emerging provider of enterprise solid-state storage systems designed to enable a large class of applications with extraordinarily high performance, exceptionally lower power consumption and cost effectiveness relative to existing enterprise storage systems. Founded by the executives who previously developed the world’s most-advanced flash memory controller, Skyera is backed by key technology and financial partnerships designed to position it at the forefront of the hyper growth in the solid-state storage sector. The company was featured in the Gartner report “Cool Vendors in Storage Technologies, 2012” and was chosen by Flash Memory Summit as a Best of Show award winner for 2012 in the category of Most Innovative Flash Memory Enterprise Business Application.