SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Violin Memory Inc. (NYSE:VMEM), a leader in persistent memory-based storage solutions, today announced Gary Lloyd as the Company’s General Counsel. Lloyd will assume responsibility for global legal affairs and compliance operations. He will report directly to interim CEO Howard A. Bain III.
Lloyd brings more than twenty-five years of experience and an extensive background in commercial agreements, corporate governance, complex litigation and risk management to his new role. He has previously served as General Counsel for several public technology companies including Informix Corporation, and has represented public companies and their officers, directors and employees while in private practice with Farella, Braun + Martel LLP. Additionally, Lloyd gained valuable compliance experience as Assistant Director for the Securities and Exchange Commission, Division of Enforcement, in Washington, D.C.
“I’m delighted to welcome Gary to the Violin team,” said Howard A. Bain III, Violin Chairman and interim CEO. “The strength of his legal background and depth of experience in the technology industry makes him an excellent addition and I’m confident he will be a significant contributor to the success of our business."
Lloyd holds a JD degree from Case Western Reserve University and is a member of the California Bar Association.
About Violin Memory
Violin Memory (NYSE: VMEM) enables businesses to access real-time information by delivering memory-based storage solutions that close the compute storage gap. Named by Gartner Inc. as the market share leader in flash-based storage systems, Violin Memory brings storage performance in-line with demanding, high-speed applications, servers and networks at disk economics. Violin Memory solutions are optimized from the ground up to leverage the inherent capabilities of flash memory, enabling performance of memory at compelling economics for business-critical applications, virtualized environments and big data in enterprise data centers. Founded in 2005, Violin Memory is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. For more information, visit www.vmem.com.