Friday, November 21st, 2014

Women Around the World Recognized at Event in New York City

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwired) -- Gridstore?, the leader in hyper-converged infrastructure purpose-built to optimize Microsoft workloads, announces that Victoria Grey, CMO, has been named the winner of a Bronze Stevie® Award in the Female Executive of the Year - Business Products - Computer Hardware & Software category in the 11th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are the world's top honors for female entrepreneurs, executives, employees and the organizations they run. All individuals and organizations worldwide are eligible to submit nominations -- public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. The 2014 awards received entries from 22 nations and territories.

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Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for "crowned," the awards were presented to winners Friday night during a dinner event attended by more than 400 people at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. The presentations were broadcast live across the U.S.A., and simulcast around the world, by Biz Talk Radio, and will be featured in a television special on Biz TV in January.

More than 1,200 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in more than 90 categories, including Entrepreneur of the Year, Executive of the Year, Company of the Year, Mentor of the Year, Women Helping Women, and Communications Campaign of the Year, among others. Gridstore won in the Business Products - Computer Hardware & Software category for Female Executive of the Year.

"I am extremely honored to be included in such an august body of highly accomplished women in business," said Victoria Grey, CMO, Gridstore. "Being selected as a recipient for this prestigious award is very gratifying as it helps validate that my initiatives are helping to change our industry and provide broader career opportunities for women of all experience levels."

Victoria has over 20 years' experience in technology sales and marketing, with a specialty in the data storage business. She joined Gridstore from Soonr where she was chief marketing officer of worldwide marketing. While at Soonr she won the XCellence Award from CRN's XChange for her leadership in the dramatic growth in North American channel partners and sales. Prior to Soonr she was at Nexsan, a leader in unified hybrid storage, where she was senior vice president of worldwide corporate and product marketing. She was named a "Woman of the Channel" in both 2013 and 2014, and was awarded the Tribute to Women in Technology award and has served on a number of industry boards.

"The entire team at Gridstore is extremely honored by this accolade," said George Symons, CEO. "Victoria exemplifies the leadership traits that are critical for any business professional. As a seasoned executive she continually achieves excellence in all aspects of her professional endeavors and we are proud that she is a member of our executive team. Her dedication to the advancement of women in business provides the level of leadership that will ensure ever-expanding opportunities for professional women in all industries."

Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 160 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process this year.

"In the 11 years of the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, we have never had as many impressive women entrepreneurs, organizations, and executives nominated as we did in 2014. Their stories of success and innovation will be an inspiration to women around the globe who dream of starting and growing a business and making a difference," said Michael Gallagher, founder and president of the Stevie Awards. "We congratulate all of this year's Grand, Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners for their achievements."

Details about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of Stevie Award winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/Women.

About The Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in six programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at www.StevieAwards.com.

About Gridstore
Gridstore? is the leader in hyper-converged infrastructure purpose-built for Microsoft workloads and designed to accelerate applications in virtualized environments. Gridstore's hyper-converged infrastructure is the industry's first all flash version of HyperConverged Appliances that include both compute and storage in a single system, and Storage Nodes that provide external storage and work with any Windows servers and the HyperConverged Appliance, all driven by Gridstore's patented software. Gridstore software architecture delivers native Windows integration, per-VM I/O control, and elastic and independent scaling of resources. Benefits include easy deployment, predictable and controllable high performance, scaling that fits your needs, and up to 50% lower TCO. Headquartered in Mountain View, CA. its products and services are available through a global network of value-added resellers. For more information, please visit: http://www.gridstore.com.

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