NVMe Technology Provider Pavilion Expands Its Leadership Team

Pavilion Data Systems, a company with global operations providing NVMe and NVMe-oF storage technology solutions for data center performance, density and scale, has announced several additions to its leadership team.

Chris McBride
“Joining Pavilion at this stage of the company’s maturity enables me to utilize my experience accelerating go to market results by leveraging Pavilion’s key technology advantages to expand customer penetration and revenue attainment,” said Chris McBride, the newly appointed Chief Revenue Officer of Pavillion.

Chris McBride has joined the Pavillion team in September as Chief Revenue Officer. Mr. McBride would bring a wealth of sales and industry leadership experience to the role. Prior positions include leading global sales teams at McData (IPO), BlueArc (acquired by HDS), and hybrid NVMe Flash startup Coho Data. Most recently, McBride served as Vice President of Sales at Druva. Mr. McBride has quite some experience in helping enterprises leverage disruptive technologies in the systems, storage, and software sectors both on-premise and in the cloud. This would be a great complement to Pavilion’s role in revolutionizing next generation data centers.

“Joining Pavilion at this stage of the company’s maturity enables me to utilize my experience accelerating go to market results by leveraging Pavilion’s key technology advantages to expand customer penetration and revenue attainment,” said Chris McBride. “I’m honored and energized to be joining the Pavilion team.”

“Adding Chris to our Executive team provides additional bandwidth and horsepower to our go to market organization which will support our accelerating growth trajectory,” said Gurpreet Singh, CEO Pavilion.

Vice President of Finance

David Black joined the team in June as Vice President of Finance and also leads the company’s human resources efforts. Mr. Black would bring key functional expertise to Pavilion, having served as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Advantel Networks, and Vice President of Finance for Gridiron.

“Being part of the Pavilion mission to ‘make the impossible possible’ for customers by offering an unmatched technology solution, is truly invigorating,” said David Black. “I look forward to bringing additional financial functional expertise to Pavilion as the company continues to expand and grow its footprint within data centers.”

“With Pavilion continuing to expand its customer footprint and its strategic and channel partner programs, having a functional expert dedicated to this function was a natural step in Pavilion’s leadership expansion,” said Gurpreet Singh, CEO Pavilion.

Chief Field Technical Officer and CMO

Costa Hasapopoulos joined the team in the spring as Chief Field Technical Officer. He now serves as the bridge between technical transformation and business value creation. Mr. Hasapopoulos also serves as Worldwide Vice President Business Development responsible for expanding key strategic relationships with industry partners. Hasapopoulos would bring  an expansive background, including serving as SVP Sales at Sungard, President at Equus, Vice President Worldwide Sales at IBM, and VP Solutions and Products and CTO for Hitachi Data Systems, to Pavilion.

Amy Love
Amy Love, former CMO at Violin Memory and interim CMO NetApp, joined Pavilion as Chief Marketing Officer in January 2020.

“Before joining Pavilion, I did a deep dive with my extensive network of peers and customers and shared Pavilion’s unique architecture and the truly unbelievable performance numbers being posted by Pavilion,” said Costa Hasapopoulos. “The answers I received were a most resounding affirmation to the strength of the product and the overall company strategy and I’m thrilled to be part of the team bringing the capabilities of the Pavilion HFA to market.”

“Costa brings deep industry relationships forged over a successful career that will join forces with our leadership team as we accelerate the industry’s move to NVMe-oF as it delivers the performance of DAS with the benefits of shared storage,” said Gurpreet Singh, CEO of Pavilion.

Chris McBride, David Black, and Costa Hasapopoulos, along with Amy Love, former CMO at Violin Memory and interim CMO NetApp, who joined Pavilion as Chief Marketing Officer in January 2020, are part of Pavilion’s expanding executive team focused on accelerating the company’s go-to-market strategy efforts.