November 15, 2017

Vexata Appoints Rick Walsworth and Farzad Haghighi to Build Strong Customer Relationships, Satisfaction and Loyalty

Walsworth joins as vice president of product and solutions marketing, and
Haghighi as vice president of worldwide support and professional services

SAN JOSE, Calif. – November 15, 2017 – Vexata today announced that Rick Walsworth has joined the company as vice president of product and solutions marketing, and Farzad Haghighi has joined as vice president of worldwide support and professional services. Walsworth and Haghighi will focus on maximizing customer relationships, satisfaction and loyalty.

“I had the pleasure of working with Rick and Farzad at EMC, so I know the type of positive impact that they can make on our organization,” said Zahid Hussain, CEO of Vexata. “I’m excited to work with them once again, and have them as part of our smart, talented and driven team. Their expertise in product and customer management is invaluable, and will help us to continue to deliver compelling solutions to our enterprise customers.”

Walsworth brings more than 25 years of experience in the data management and storage sector. In previous roles at EMC and a number of other startups, Walsworth led comprehensive go-to-market and product management strategies, building customer loyalty and retention through successful global user groups. As vice president of product and solutions marketing at Vexata, Walsworth will work closely with the sales team, customers and partners to understand priorities influencing the strategic roadmap and build a go-to-market model that focuses on customer relationships.

“Over the years, there have been a lot of incremental innovations in the storage industry. With Vexata, it was evident from the beginning that what they are doing is truly transformational,” said Walsworth. “It’s great to join a company and team that is creating a completely new technology category, one that is transforming businesses to make them more efficient and cost effective.”

As vice president of worldwide support and professional services, Haghighi will lay out the foundation for the technical support, professional services and training departments. His top priorities will be providing 24/7 technical support coverage and assistance to customers, developing methodology for products worldwide, and monitoring product quality. Haghighi brings more than 20 years of experience in support and training. Prior to joining Vexata, Haghighi worked for EMC, Oracle and Hewlett-Packard, where he developed effective strategies and programs to build high quality customer support teams worldwide.

“Vexata is what every startup is all about – growth, hard work and being innovative. I’ve been in Silicon Valley for more than 30 years, and Vexata stood out to me as a special company that is disrupting the storage industry,” said Haghighi. “I’m thrilled to be part of such a seasoned and knowledgeable team with a proven track record of leadership. It was a no-brainer to join Vexata in order to bring efficiency, automation and scalability to the support department.”

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About Vexata

Vexata’s active data infrastructure solutions enable transformative performance at scale for the I/O intensive applications driving digital business. Based on its groundbreaking VX-OS software, Vexata solid state storage systems deploy simply and seamlessly into enterprise and cloud data center environments. For more information visit or follow us @VexataCorp.


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