February 23, 2016
Grandinetti to implement innovative marketing strategy for data storage technology disrupter
SAN BRUNO, CALIF. — Feb. 23, 2016 — Reduxio Systems (Reduxio) today announced that Mike Grandinetti has joined the company as its first chief marketing and corporate strategy officer. A global startup marketing and business strategy expert, Grandinetti has served as a chief marketing officer at seven enterprise technology startups, taught courses on marketing and entrepreneurship at Hult International Business School, the Technical University of Denmark, MIT Sloan School of Management and advised hundreds of global start-ups and numerous early stage venture capital firms.
“Recent recognition and awards from TechTarget, Infostor and VMworld and a rapidly growing customer list demonstrate that Reduxio’s next-generation technology, by providing customers with unprecedented storage performance and efficiency, has the potential to disrupt the data storage market,” said Mark Weiner, CEO and co-founder, Reduxio Systems. “Mike’s deep enterprise start-up experience and marketing expertise will enable Reduxio to implement a marketing strategy that is as innovative and effective as our groundbreaking data storage technology.”
Grandinetti will launch a comprehensive marketing program to increase awareness of Reduxio’s revolutionary Time OS storage operating system, which delivers all-flash levels of performance at the cost of disk-based systems and instantly recovers data from any second in a system’s history. This program will include web, video, social, content marketing and other digital initiatives that build demand for Reduxio’s data storage solutions by:
“As a chief marketing officer, advisor, mentor, strategy consultant, board member, angel investor and entrepreneurship professor I have worked with many hundreds of start-ups over the years,” said Grandinetti. “However, Reduxio’s innovative data storage technology, stellar executive team and huge potential market represent one of the most exciting start-up opportunities I have ever encountered. I am thrilled to have the chance to lead Reduxio’s efforts to educate and engage its customers on how its revolutionary data storage software will solve some of their most intractable data storage challenges.”
A Startup Star
Grandinetti brings a unique set of cross-disciplinary expertise to his new role at Reduxio. He has deep levels of experience as a technology entrepreneur, having served as an early, pre-product and pre-revenue executive team member and chief marketing officer at seven venture capital-backed enterprise technology startups. Two of these startups went public and strategic acquirers, including AT&T, IBM, Iron Mountain, Oracle, Symantec and Synopsys, eventually purchased five.
Grandinetti has also served as a strategic advisor or mentor to many hundreds of global start-ups and numerous early stage venture capital firms across the enterprise IT, healthtech and cleantech sectors, including roles as managing director of the Southboro Capital Group, managing director of StartupNEXT Boston (part of the top tier Techstars network of global startup accelerators) and community impact fellow at OpenIDEO. One of his recent mentees in the StartupNext Boston program, TankUtility, went on to be named the top cleantech startup in the United States in January 2016, having competed against 200 other startups in the National Cleantech Open. In addition, as a TechStars Boston mentor he has worked with a number of successful companies including Evertrue, Localytics, Testive, and TheTapLab, among others. Other mentees include winners and finalists for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year award in Denmark and Canada, the MIT 35 Innovators Under 35 award and the global Hult Prize Social Entrepreneurship award.
As an entrepreneurship educator, Grandinetti currently serves as global professor of entrepreneurship, innovation, marketing and management at Hult International Business School and as a senior lecturer at the Technical University of Denmark. Previous to this he taught entrepreneurship for over a decade as a senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management, where he taught at the MBA and executive education levels. He has been named a Financial Times Professor of the Week, Hult Professor of the Year and received four Global Teaching Excellence awards.
As a global start-up and entrepreneurship thought leader he is a frequent keynote speaker and panel moderator at events such as TEDx, the International Startup Festival, Future Decoded, the MIT Enterprise Forum and the Hult Prize.
As a strategy consultant, Grandinetti spent several years with McKinsey and Co, where he worked with many iconic global brands in the high tech sector. He has had a thriving strategy consulting practice over the past several years.
Grandinetti secured his MBA from Yale, where he was named the annual Jess Morrow Johns Memorial Scholar, was the first ever recipient of the Procter and Gamble Marketing Leadership Award and the recipient of a Yale Teaching Fellowship. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from Rutgers University magna cum laude, where he was named to the National Engineering Honor Society, won the university’s annual Engineering Medal of Excellence for lifetime career achievement, has been named Alumni of the Year and has served on the university’s College of Engineering board of directors.
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Reduxio’s groundbreaking technology liberates companies’ data no matter where it lives – on disk, SDD or flash. The company’s enterprise hybrid storage array gives customers the freedom to do with their data what they need to do, when they need to, safely, reliably and with blinding speed. Reduxio delivers all-flash performance at the cost of disk-based systems, providing the first-ever built-in data protection that allows to-the-second recovery without upfront administration. Reduxio is backed by Seagate Technology PLC (NASDAQ: STX), a world leader in storage solutions, Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP), Carmel Ventures and Intel. Learn more at www.Reduxio.com and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.