Diablo Technologies has announced that Kevin Wagner has joined its executive team as Vice President of Marketing. Wagner’s nearly 20 years’ experience and leadership in product marketing, program management and strategic alliances, primarily in enterprise markets, further expands the talents of the Diablo executive organization.
Wagner comes to Diablo from OCZ Technology, a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives for computing devices and systems, where he served as Vice President, Product and Program Management and developed market strategy for Enterprise SSDs and acceleration software products. Wagner previously worked at Advanced Micro Devices, where he forged strategic GPU and software alliances with multiple Tier-1 companies and system OEMs, including development of a complete 64-bit device driver ecosystem for AMD’s industry-standard x86-64 instruction set. He established and directed the vertical market software organization for AMD, successfully building business relationships with Fortune 500 enterprises in financial services, manufacturing, telco and other vertical market segments. Prior to AMD, Wagner held management positions at ATI Technologies and SEGA. Wagner holds a B.S. degree in economics with a minor in computer science from California State University, Sacramento.
“Kevin’s experience driving successful marketing strategies in the enterprise product marketplace and his software-oriented background make him an ideal choice to lead those initiatives here at Diablo,” said Riccardo Badalone, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Diablo Technologies. “His addition to Diablo’s executive team further strengthens the company as we expand our market focus and customer development. We look forward to tapping Kevin’s knowledge and energy as we prepare to launch our groundbreaking Memory Channel Storage architecture and product platform.”
“The enterprise market is at a critical inflection point in balancing heavy computational power with high-performance, low latency storage systems, while lowering capital and operational expenses,” said Wagner. “It’s extremely exciting to join Diablo as we solve this challenge in the enterprise with a new storage architecture that provides both exceptional performance and disruptive economics in addressing these requirements in key growth market segments.”