Burstorm Appoints Jaywant Rao EVP of Global Channels

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Burstorm's Jaywant RaoBurstorm, a leader in cloud enablement software and consulting services, today announced the addition of Jaywant Rao to its executive team as executive vice president of global channels and alliances.

Rao comes to the company with more than 24 years of experience in technology, operations, sales, services and alliances in various executive leadership positions for top companies like Oracle and Salesforce. His extensive professional background offers a breadth of knowledge in software development, IT infrastructure and cloud-based applications. In his most recent position, Rao spearheaded the creation of a highly scalable global alliance program for Savvis, where he more than doubled revenue in two years.

Additionally, Rao ran the ISV Alliances team at Salesforce.com, where he worked with technology companies to build and deploy cloud-based applications and also held various management positions at Embarcadero Technologies and Critical Path. Prior to that, Rao spent 11 years at Oracle, where he was responsible for software development, sales and service.

“I’m thrilled to be part of such a discerning team of professionals who understand the significance of this market," Rao said. “Burstorm offers clients a solid solution that’s been proven successful and it’s exciting to come on board, especially right now, as more and more companies are looking for customized cloud computing and migration solutions."

Burstorm CEO Brandon Abbey noted that Rao’s appointment helps to position the company for continued growth and a heightened global presence.

"We couldn’t be more pleased to welcome Jaywant to our team," Abbey said. "His extensive background in IT combined with his successful track record of relationship building, lead generation and supplier management is a precise fit for this position. We look forward to Jaywant leading the way in further expanding our global sales channels."

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