AUSTIN, TX — April 23, 2015 — Artisan Infrastructure, the leading channel-only innovator of cloud management software and enterprise-class Infrastructure-as-a-Service, today announced it has enhanced its executive team by hiring four industry veterans: Jonna Stopnik as Chief Revenue Officer, Larry Hart as SVP of Strategic Alliances, Brent Brightwell as Chief Marketing Officer, and Stuart Clark as Chief Information Security Officer.
“It is critical we hire top talent to support our hyper growth and deliver best-of-breed solutions to our channel partners”
“I am very pleased to welcome these new executives to our team,” said Brian Hierholzer, CEO of Artisan Infrastructure. “Each brings a customer-first attitude as well as extensive, proven leadership in their respective field which will collectively drive us to the next level of our rapidly growing business,” Hierholzer said. “All are proven leaders with impressive business vision that will be instrumental in guiding us in a new chapter of delivering customer-driven solutions.”
Jonna Stopnik, Chief Revenue Officer – Jonna brings more than 30 years of experience leading international sales organizations, client channels and multinational teams. Prior to joining Artisan Infrastructure, Jonna was the Managing Director at Channel Logic. Jonna has held various VP/Senior Director roles developing global MSP/ISV/CSP and partner networks for Silverpop (IBM), Digital River, WebCollage, Hitachi Data Systems, Yosemite Technologies (Barracuda), Intel, CA and Cheyenne Software. Jonna is chartered with strengthening Artisan’s multi-channel portfolio via partner profitability enablement, focusing on execution to expand the customer brand portfolio and partner revenues.
Larry Hart, Senior Vice President of Strategic Alliances – Larry brings nearly 20 years of experience in growing global technology companies at various stages of development ranging from startups to Global 50 companies. In his previous roles, he led teams responsible for business development, alliances, marketing, product management and strategy. Larry was most recently with Cumulus Networks where he built the Dell alliance into the company’s largest partner. Prior to that, he led business development, strategy and marketing for Anue Systems and helped them through a successful acquisition by Ixia. Additionally, Larry was at Dell, Inc. for 12 years where he developed and launched data center storage and networking solutions. Larry currently holds two US patents.
Brent Brightwell, Chief Marketing Officer – Brent Brightwell brings more than 15 years of product marketing and product management experience in companies ranging from startups to large organizations. Prior to joining Artisan Infrastructure, Brent was the VP of Products at Gravitant, Inc. and a Product Marketing Executive in the HP Cloud organization (Helion). At HP he was instrumental in developing HP’s key strategies in cloud, security, big data and mobility. Brent has also successfully spearheaded marketing and product management for BMC, Cesura, EMC Smarts, nVision Software, Matrix NetSystems and Marimba, Inc.
Stuart Clark, Chief Information Security Officer – Stuart is a proven security leader with 20 years of experience in removing roadblocks and aligning security to enable organizational excellence. Prior to working with Artisan Infrastructure, he was Director of Security at SocialWare. Earlier, he was Information Security Officer at Solis Security. Prior to Solis, he was a Chief Security Officer and Crime Prevention Officer at American Bank of Texas and West Lake Hills, TX Police Department, respectively.
“It is critical we hire top talent to support our hyper growth and deliver best-of-breed solutions to our channel partners,” said Hierholzer. “Some of the largest providers in the world depend on Artisan and we want to ensure they are successful with their customers, and grow their businesses. The best way to support their success is to hire the best.”
About Neverfail (formerly Artisan Infrastructure)
Neverfail delivers continuously available clouds through a single pane-of-glass SaaS platform. This platform is the industry’s first secure, comprehensive, multi-tenant, multi-cloud management solution for BC/DR solutions, solution catalogs, cloud service billing, service orchestration, monitoring, cloud workspaces and unified communications. Neverfail serves a global partnership of managed service providers, systems integrators, telecommunication providers, data center operators, independent software vendors, governments, healthcare institutions and enterprises exclusively through the channel. Neverfail provides solutions across the globe and operates data centers in the United States and Europe. Neverfail is headquartered in Austin, Texas with offices in Melville, Chicago, Denver, Kansas City, Portland, Edinburgh, Scotland and Cluj, Romania. For more information on Neverfail solutions, contact the company at 512-600-4300 or visit their website at www.neverfail.staging.wpengine.com. You can follow Neverfail on Twitter at twitter.com/neverfail.