Tintri Inc (NASDAQ:TNTR) reported that its Board has named Tom Barton as CEO and as a member of company’s Board of Directors. Barton previously was the CEO of Rackable Systems, and served on senior executive roles at Canara, Red Hat and Planet Labs.
Pete Sonsini, the member of the Tintri Board, expressed that Barton is the ideal candidate to advance company forward. He boasts a track record of growing firms with highly differentiated technology. At company he will be able to use his extensive data center experience to emphasis their go-to-market approach, expand key talent and align the firm around the markets where it directs.
Barton expressed that he is thrilled to join Tintri at such a vital stage in its growth. The company is widely known for its visionary know-how, now the firm needs to execute to grow its footprint with current customers and get new accounts. He looks forward to supporting the firm to expand their reach.
Barton has worked on several executive roles. He directed Rackable Systems from an initial stage firm to a publicly traded firm, reaching annual revenue of over $300 million. More recently he led fast growth in sales at Planet Labs and looked after all aspects of businesses, including the release of 150 satellites and a strategic association with Google for deal of its high resolution imaging satellites. Also, Barton has worked with Lightspeed Venture Partners, Red Hat, McKinsey & Co and Cygnus Solutions.
Kieran Harty, the co-founder, CTO and member of Tintri Board, expressed that Barton’s addition to the executive team arrives at the right time for the firm. They recently took vital measures to strengthen their firm, including the addition of incremental funding of $25 million and significant declines in operating expenses. They have now got the right base and the right pioneer in place for the firm’s next phase.