Igneous Systems Announces Two Executive Hires

Allison Armstrong joins Igneous as VP, Marketing and Anna Mowry joins as VP, Finance and Operations as company enters next phase of growth

SEATTLE, WA – Igneous Systems, which designed the industry’s first secondary storage for massive file systems, today announced recent additions to its executive team in the wake of its January Series-B venture capital financing round.  Anna Mowry was named Vice President of Finance and Operations, and Allison Armstrong was named Vice President of Marketing.

“Our early successes with Fortune 500 and Global 2000 enterprise customers has laid a great foundation for our next stage of growth,” says Kiran Bhageshpur, CEO, Igneous. “I’m excited to leverage Anna’s experience in scaling operations with enterprise sales, coupled with Allison’s experience in penetrating markets with new Software as-a-Service businesses to take Igneous to the next level.”

In her role, Armstrong is responsible for all marketing functions, including product marketing, field marketing, corporate marketing and channel marketing.  Prior to Igneous Systems, she was VP, Product and Technical Marketing at Alert Logic. She has successfully lead teams and growth strategies with companies including Apptio, Quantum and Symantec.  Armstrong’s background is rooted in an “outside-in” approach to value creation and positioning, with successes in growing SaaS businesses in the data protection, cloud security and IT analytics spaces. She holds a BS in Economics and Marketing from Santa Clara University.

Mowry is responsible for all General & Administrative functions, including accounting, finance, human resources, operations, and others. Prior to her role at Igneous Systems, Mowry was Senior Director of Finance and Sales Operations at ExtraHop, and before that, she held finance leadership roles at AWS and EMC Isilon. In these roles, she has led teams through many stages of growth, and is looking forward to shepherding Igneous through its next phase. She holds a BS in biochemistry from Western Washington University and an MBA, Finance from University of Washington’s Foster School of Business.

Igneous Systems has spent the last year proving its product among Fortune 500 companies with massive amounts of unstructured data, in industries such as semiconductor design, life sciences, and manufacturing automation. The company has been growing rapidly across sales, marketing, and engineering functions in recent months.

About Igneous Systems

Igneous Systems delivers the first backup and archive solution for massive unstructured data. Designed for a hybrid world, Igneous’ solution serves digital enterprises whose data is growing both on-premises and in cloud. Igneous Hybrid Storage Cloud streamlines data management, providing data protection, movement, learning, and search and discovery for enterprises with billions of files and petabytes of data on network-attached storage. Delivered as-a-Service, Igneous Hybrid Storage Cloud brings the agility of cloud to customer datacenters. Igneous’ customers include leading Fortune 500 and Global 2000 enterprises. Gartner recognized Igneous as a “Cool Vendor in Storage Technologies” in 2017.

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