LucidLink has announced several key leadership appointments for enterprise warehousing and technology executives to support the company’s growth. Umesh Maheshwari has been appointed Chief Scientist, Joel Davis as Vice President of Global Sales, and Adam Kranitz has joined the company as Vice President of Marketing.
Maheshwari brings deep technology expertise to LucidLink as the company expands its innovations in cloud-based workflows to boost productivity in rich media production and post-production pipelines. Umesh was co-founder and chief technology officer of Nimble Storage, a pioneer in flash-based storage matrices, where he was responsible for product engineering and core technologies. He led the company through rapid growth, going public in 2013 and later acquired by HP Enterprise in 2017 for more than $1 billion.
“The insight Umesh brings to our team is invaluable in the ever-changing world of technology,” said George Duchev, Co-Founder and CTO of LucidLink. “His extensive background in cloud storage and file systems is rare and a perfect fit for the company. We are excited to bring him on board.”
Joel Davis has over 20 years of experience in general management and high-performance sales and marketing in venture-backed start-ups and high-growth companies. He has driven record growth and profitability in startups to executive leadership in Fortune 100 companies with revenues of more than $24 billion. Joel has established technology-focused businesses in 20 countries across North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. He brings to LucidLink deep experience building customer-facing departments with responsibility for $3 billion in revenue and more than 500 people in prior organizational capabilities. Joel is a subject matter expert, public speaker at events such as VMworld, and a published author.
Adam Kranitz recently joined LucidLink to build, measure, and track the company’s marketing practices and performance. Adam is an on-demand technology executive with extensive experience building differentiated SaaS brands and cloud-focused technology startups. He led brand marketing and corporate communications at CloudCheckr, a Class A funded cloud infrastructure management platform, recently acquired by NetApp.
Prior to that, Adam led the communications and digital marketing initiatives at Avid, one of the most trusted providers of software technology to professional media creators. There, Adam created one of the first social marketing teams in enterprise software and helped launch the company’s annual industry and customer conference—Avid Connect. Adam is a founding member of the Multi-Cloud Leadership Alliance and a member of the Forbes Communications Board.
“The addition of Joel and Adam to the executive team places us among the most experienced sales and marketing teams in our industry,” said Peter Thompson, Co-Founder and CEO of LucidLink. “As we grow rapidly, they have already been able to keep our core values at the forefront. From promoting integrity to creating an open and positive culture to embracing and driving change. This is what LucidLink was founded on and which Joel and Adam have demonstrated at every step of their careers.”