Virtium adds top Industry Innovators to Board of Directors! Joining the board are: David Bradford, formerly of Novell and Fusion-io and Tim Leyden, formerly of Western Digital and Sage Software.
RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif. – August 11, 2015 — Virtium, a solutions-driven provider of industrial memory and embedded solid-state drive (SSDs) storage products, today announced that David Bradford and Timothy Leyden have joined the company’s board of directors as of August 7, 2015.
“We are thrilled to welcome the distinguished leadership of David and Tim to our board of directors.” said Phu Hoang, CEO and co-founder of Virtium. “They bring a wealth of knowledge to take Virtium to its next stage of growth. Their extensive global experience, along with our recent investment from L Squared Capital Partners, will enable Virtium to advance its position to lead our industrial embedded market in design and production of memory and storage solutions. Our global customers deserve this world-class leadership team that’s committed to their continual success.”
David Bradford served as an executive, chief operating officer or chairman at high-technology industry leaders such as Novell, HireVue, 3D-View.com and Fusion-io (acquired by SanDisk), a company that revolutionized the corporate data center with its innovative solid memory devices. In 2013, Mr. Bradford was inducted into the Utah Technology Hall of Fame and won the “CEO and Executive-of-the-Year” award of that state. He is currently a professor of entrepreneurship at the University of Utah. “With the proliferation of interconnected devices, the industrial embedded market is expanding rapidly,” said Bradford. “Virtium’s software and applied engineering teams are revolutionizing memory and storage solutions for this market. I’m excited to join the Company’s board of directors during this period of growth and innovation.”
Tim Leyden brings to the Virtium board over 40 years of global financial and operational experience in hardware, software, semiconductor and consumer industries and he has more than 20 years experience in the data storage industry. Most recently, until his retirement in September 2014, he served as chief financial officer of Western Digital Corp. (WDC), an industry-leading developer and manufacturer of data storage solutions. Leyden served in various senior roles at WDC, which included the CFO and COO roles, president of the
WD subsidiary – in the aftermath of the HGST acquisition – and earlier financial, accounting, manufacturing and information technology leadership positions. He left WDC for an interim period between 2000 and 2007, during which time he served as a consultant principal for PRTM, an operational consulting company, followed by chief financial officer positions for multiple divisions of Sage Software USA, a subsidiary of Sage Software PLC and provider of business management software and services. “I am honored to join Virtium’s Board of Directors at this exciting time both for Virtium and the industry. Virtium has an accomplished management team with a strong track record of growth and success. I look forward to helping them advance their leadership in the industrial embedded market where they continue to focus.” said Leyden.
Virtium is a leading supplier of industrial-grade memory and storage solutions for the world’s top embedded-product OEMs. For nearly two decades, it has designed and built its products in the USA, fortified by a network of global locations. Virtium’s world-class technology and unsurpassed customer support result in superior industrial embedded solutions for our interconnected world.
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