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Cisco’s Jamie Lerner Joins Seagate as President of Cloud Systems

Lerner will join Seagate on March 10 and will report directly to Seagate Chairman and CEO Steve Luczo

Seagate has appointed Jamie Lerner as President for Cloud Systems and Solutions. Lerner most recently held the position of Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Cloud and Systems Management Technology Group at Cisco Systems, informed the release.

Lerner has spent nearly two decades in executive management positions in high-tech, primarily focused on enterprise level management software and services. With deep technology and business background, he has founded two technology companies, XUMA, Inc. and CITTIO, Inc. Over the last five years at Cisco, Lerner built the company’s Service Provider and Network Management businesses, ultimately leading to the creation of the company’s expanded cloud and systems management division.

The company informed that Lerner will join Seagate on March 10 and will report directly to Seagate Chairman and CEO Steve Luczo.

Steve Luczo, Chairman and CEO, Seagate, said, “The transitions happening in cloud computing represent significant changes for the storage industry and we are expanding Seagate’s opportunities by advancing our technology portfolio for greater capacity and efficiency in hyperscale deployments. With Jamie’s substantial expertise in this space, combined with his proven business acumen, we believe he can leverage our unique position as a storage leader and scale our business for new growth initiatives in cloud computing. We are confident Jamie is the right leader to drive this important next chapter for Seagate.”

Lerner said, “Seagate has been delivering innovative technology for decades and over that time has built a highly respected brand in the storage industry. I look forward to leading Seagate’s cloud strategy in this exciting time for the company.”

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