xkoto Presents New Management Team


Xkoto, a provider of data virtualization solutions that ensure availability and scalability for mission-critical data and applications, today announced it has strengthened its executive management team.


Joining xkoto are John Hamilton (Senior Vice President of Sales and Services), Dermot O’Grady (Chief Financial Officer) and Charlie Ungashick (Vice President of Marketing).

“The management team we have assembled puts us in excellent position to take a major share of the data virtualization market,” said David Patrick, President and Chief Executive Officer. “We are now geared up to build on the vision of our co-founders, Albert Lee, Ariff Kassam and Jeff Heisz, who identified the need for a product that would dramatically improve application availability by virtualizing the database infrastructure.”

Prior to joining xkoto, John Hamilton was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Trigence, an application virtualization software company. Dermot O’Grady joins xkoto from Convoq, where as CFO he was instrumental in raising $23 million in venture capital, according to the press release.

Finally, Charlie Ungashick joined xkoto from Deltek, where he was Vice President of Field and Product Marketing and a “key contributor to its successful IPO”.

CEO David Patrick said the team is ramping sales of xkoto’s GRIDSCALE software platform.

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