Feeds

EMC recruits Sepaton's chief operating officer

Fidelma Russo heads to Hopkinton

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

EMC has recruited Sepaton's highly-regarded chief operating officer Fidelma Russo.

It is so recent that Russo's LinkedIn entry hasn't been updated. She has, though, been wiped off the Sepaton management team webpage.

Fidelma Russo

Fidelma Russo (Sepaton image)

Russo joined Sepaton in September 2007, as EVP for engineering and development, having been recruited from HP. Before HP she was an SVP at Sun Microsystems, looking after storage software, and has spent time at EMC in the past as well as Data General and Digital Equipment Corp.

She was promoted by Sepaton's then-CEO Mike Worhach to chief operating officer in May last year. The company stated she would "lead the company’s Business Management Teams with responsibility for the design, development and operational efficiencies required to deliver Sepaton’s data protection products and services.

"She will also drive new go-to-market activities and oversee strategic partnerships. Additionally, Russo will continue to serve as the head of the company’s engineering and development organisation."

At that time Al Lanzetta was recruited to be Sepaton's VP of operations and services. Then Joe Forgione was recruited to be Sepaton's SVP for business development and product management, reporting to Russo, in October last year.

Mike Thompson became Sepaton's CEO earlier this month, replacing Mike Worhach who went upstairs as vice chairman of the board. Perhaps Thompson's appointment had something to do with Russo's relocation, with his thinking being that Sepaton didn't need a COO, given that Lanzetta and Forgione were doing much of the work that Russo was managing as COO.

Alternatively, Russo might have had her eye on the Sepaton CEO position.

Russo joined EMC in mid-January and is working for Brian Gallagher in the Symmetrix VPLEX organisation. ®

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

More from The Register

next story
'Kim Kardashian snaps naked selfies with a BLACKBERRY'. *Twitterati gasps*
More alleged private, nude celeb pics appear online
Wanna keep your data for 1,000 YEARS? No? Hard luck, HDS wants you to anyway
Combine Blu-ray and M-DISC and you get this monster
US boffins demo 'twisted radio' mux
OAM takes wireless signals to 32 Gbps
Google+ GOING, GOING ... ? Newbie Gmailers no longer forced into mandatory ID slurp
Mountain View distances itself from lame 'network thingy'
EMC, HP blockbuster 'merger' shocker comes a cropper
Stand down, FTC... you can put your feet up for a bit
Apple flops out 2FA for iCloud in bid to stop future nude selfie leaks
Millions of 4chan users howl with laughter as Cupertino slams stable door
Students playing with impressive racks? Yes, it's cluster comp time
The most comprehensive coverage the world has ever seen. Ever
Run little spreadsheet, run! IBM's Watson is coming to gobble you up
Big Blue's big super's big appetite for big data in big clouds for big analytics
prev story

Whitepapers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Beginner's guide to SSL certificates
De-mystify the technology involved and give you the information you need to make the best decision when considering your online security options.