Pivot3, a company to consolidate servers and storage in a scale-out application platform, appointed Curt Wittich as its new VP of Sales. Wittich, who has a proven track record of driving growth in a variety of corporate environments, immediately assumes the role and reports directly to Pivot3 President and CEO Bob Fernander. In his new position, Wittich is responsible for overseeing sales efforts in the Americas on behalf of Pivot3.
Wittich's appointment follows a 2010 for Pivot3 in which the company doubled revenues over 2009. During this time, demand for external storage solutions in the company's core market of video surveillance storage soared as more HD cameras were deployed, video data was stored for longer retention times and the market underwent a shift from analog to digital infrastructure. Pivot3 will continue to build its executive team as it scales its success in video surveillance into other markets, including IT and looks to double revenues again in 2011.
“There is a lot of excitement in the marketplace about new storage technologies and Pivot3 is positioned to take advantage of growth opportunities in high-capacity environments,” Wittich said. “I look forward to leading activities to drive sales, profits and market share of the platforms offered by Pivot3 while continuing to exceed user expectations of our combined server/storage technologies.”
Wittich most recently served as VP of Worldwide Sales with Pillar Data Systems, where he led the company's global sales efforts. During his tenure at Pillar, Wittich oversaw the completion of various strategic investment initiatives and drove record revenue levels. Prior to Pillar Data Systems, he was Senior VP and GM, Americas for Hitachi Data Systems, a $2.5-billion subsidiary of Hitachi. In that capacity, he served as a key member of the executive team leading operations in North and South America. Overall, he has more than 20 years of sales experience in the IT industry.