Gridstore Names Sam Ibrahim Vice President of North American Sales as Demand Takes Off for HyperConverged Infrastructure
Microsoft Veteran to Spearhead North American Sales Organization
Gridstore™ the leader in hyper-converged all-flash infrastructure for the Microsoft Cloud-Inspired Data Center announce today that IT industry veteran Sam Ibrahim has joined the company as Vice President of North American Sales. Reporting directly to CEO George Symons, Mr. Ibrahim will be responsible for overseeing the planning, strategy and execution of Gridstore’s North American sales and channel initiatives. Mr. Ibrahim will play a key role in leading the company’s rapid growth that is underway due to demand of its hyper-converged infrastructure solutions.
“I am pleased to welcome Sam to the executive team as we execute on the next phase of rapid growth and product innovation,” said George Symons, CEO of Gridstore. “Sam brings Gridstore a rare blend of sales, technical and management expertise as well as deep knowledge of the Microsoft ecosystem.”
Sam Ibrahim brings over 25 years of IT solutions experience to Gridstore. For the past 9 years he has been at Microsoft where he was most recently the New York Area Solution Sales Director, and previously in other sales leadership roles. Prior to Microsoft he held Sales Management roles at IBM and Dell. He also worked at EMC and Compaq as a technical sales leader. Mr. Ibrahim has extensive partner channel background in both senior management and business development capacities at Jade Systems, CTS, and Navisite. Mr. Ibrahim has a bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems from PACE University in New York.
“I am excited to join Gridstore – a true innovator that is transforming the way hyper-converged infrastructure is addressing evolving data center requirements,” said Sam Ibrahim, vice president of North American sales, Gridstore. “IT professionals will no longer accept the traditional one size fits all mentality of the first generation of hyper-converged offerings. They are demanding flexible solutions that will enable them to meet performance demands, scale compute and storage independently, and integrate into existing environments. I am excited to lead a team of highly skilled sales and technical professionals supporting the needs of customers. Our mission is to provide our customers with an on-premises scalable solution that is easy to install and manage, while giving them a path to leverage cloud services at their own pace.”
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