Lightbits Labs Bolsters US Sales Leadership

Sales leadership to drive sales by unpacking the benefits of software-defined storage

San Jose, Calif., February 1, 2022Lightbits Labs® (Lightbits®), the first software-defined, NVMe® Complete Data Platform for any cloud and on the tailwind of its tremendous growth in 2021, today announced the appointment of Thomas A. DeLorenzo as its Vice President of Sales, growing the company’s sales leadership position and readying it to take advantage of future growth across the Eastern US region.

In this executive role, Thomas will help drive Lightbits’ strategy to deliver high-performance, software-defined NVMe/TCP storage solutions to enterprise customers. With his leadership, the company is primed to take advantage of future growth in the financial sector that benefits from high-performance, disaggregated data platforms for VMware workloads. At the same time providing insight into how its technology can support high-performance databases, big data analytics, and Web-scale environments using bare metal, virtual or container-based architectures.

“Lightbits is at the inflection point of phenomenal growth and customer adoption and we welcome Thomas at a time when our business is preparing to unlock the explosive opportunities ahead for us in on-premises, hybrid, and edge cloud deployments,” said Eran Kirzner, CEO at Lightbits. “With his extensive sales record and passion for innovative technology, Thomas will play a critical role in helping us expand our footprint in the region.”

Prior to joining Lightbits, Thomas served a tenure as regional Vice President for Sales at Turing Video. Here he helped bolster the skills with the sales organization, assisted in developing sales-driven programs across the region, and increase market presence. In his over 30 years in the technology industry, he has also held senior sales roles at CloudSimple before its acquisition by Google, Infinidat, Brocade Communications, and Veritas Software. His passion for startups also saw Thomas play a strategic role in developing sales strategies and go-to-market modeling for Vexata, FusionIO, Nimble, Data Domain, and CLARiiON, where Thomas was the leading global account manager.

“As we move into the data-centric economy, the need for elastic, scalable, and highly performant data platforms is only abgrowing. The Lightbits promise of providing solutions that are easy to deploy, can scale up and out, is more cost-efficient than traditional solutions, and offers crazy IOP performance, is what has attracted me to this dynamic, growing business,” said DeLorenzo. “I am looking forward to working with the sales team to showcase how our software-defined NVMe-based storage solutions are replacing SAN and DAS infrastructure. And how we can help customers solve their IT infrastructure challenges with Lightbits.”

Lightbits gained phenomenal traction in 2021, and the company ended the year by being listed on the 2021 Big50 Startup Report, delivering the industry’s first software-defined NVMe/TCP storage solution for VMware environments, being named a finalist in CRN’s 2021 Tech Innovator Awards, and winning a coveted 2021 Tech Trailblazers Award.


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Lightbits Labs (Lightbits) is leading the digital data center transformation by making high-performance elastic block storage available to any cloud. Creators of the NVMe® over TCP (NVMe/TCP) protocol, Lightbits software-defined storage is easy to deploy at scale and delivers performance equivalent to local flash to accelerate cloud-native applications in bare metal, virtual, or containerized environments. Backed by leading enterprise investors including Cisco Investments, Dell Technologies Capital, Intel Capital, and Micron, Lightbits is on a mission to make high-performance elastic block storage simple, scalable and cost-efficient for any cloud.

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