Index Engines Names Storage Industry Veterans Geoff Barrall and Tony Craythorne to Executive Team
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Geoff Barrall joins Index Engines as Chief Product Officer. Tony Craythorne joins Index Engines as Chief Revenue Officer Index Engines
HOLMDEL, N.J., Sept. 12, 2023 ~ Index Engines, the developers of CyberSense, the world's leading analytics engine to detect data corruption due to ransomware, today announced the addition of two new members to their leadership team. Geoff Barrall and Tony Craythorne have joined Index Engines as Chief Product Officer (CPO) and Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) respectively.

Tim Williams, CEO of Index Engines, expressed his excitement for the new additions. "They're amazing executives with decades of experience in scaling and storage. Their numerous past successes speak for themselves. These are the right people to help support our current strategic partners and the ones we are onboarding."

Ransomware attacks have been on a steady rise this year with ransom payments surpassing $450M in the first two quarters and recovery time averaging months. Organizations need to not only protect data but ensure it has integrity and is clean for a reliable recovery. CyberSense provides innovative technology in support of CyberStorage through comprehensive data integrity analysis to identify, detect and help respond and recover from a cyberattack. Gartner defines CyberStorage as active technologies to identify, protect, detect, respond and recover from ransomware and other cyberattacks on structured and unstructured enterprise data storage solutions, with 100% of storage products including this capability by 2028.

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Barrall is an accomplished senior executive with extensive experience leading growth-oriented, high-technology companies and boasts a track record of over 10 successful venture-backed exits. He founded several infrastructure companies such as BlueArc and Drobo which are well-known storage brands. He also undertook leadership roles in private and public companies including Nexsan, Imation, Overland Storage where he played key roles in product development and company growth. Barrall is also involved in various board memberships and advisory roles for both public and private companies.

Craythorne is a C-suite executive with over 25 years of experience leading high-growth scale-up companies in the USA, Europe & Asia. Before joining Index Engines he served as CRO of Edge Cloud provider Zadara where he rebuilt the sales process & GTM strategy to achieve record ARR growth & new customer wins; CEO of Bamboo Systems Group where he led a rebrand of the company; developed & launched Bamboo's Arm Server; won multiple F500 customers including Cisco; Aramco; Arm & Boeing; SVP Worldwide Sales at Komprise where he built a new sales strategy; sales team; channel strategy & lead generation that led to record revenues with multimillion-dollar growth year on year; held senior management positions at several companies including Nexsan; Brocade; Hitachi Data Systems; Nexgen (acquired by Pivot 3); Bell Micro & Connected Data & is a board member & advisor to various startups.

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Craythorne expressed his enthusiasm about joining Index Engines: "We've both followed Index Engines for years & we've been admirers of what they've built - now we're proud to be part of it! They have a great team; great success & thousands of happy customers plus a solution that is completely differentiated & superior to any other product on the market." Barrall added: "And this is a solution that is absolutely critical - Ransomware detection on primary & secondary storage is no longer optional - it is necessary component to ensure cyber resiliency across the enterprise - I'm excited to be joining this great company & team."

With these two experienced executives joining their ranks, Index Engines looks forward to continuing their success in providing organizations with reliable solutions against ransomware attacks while ensuring data integrity across enterprises worldwide
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