Don Listwin Joins Robin Systems Board of Directors
SAN JOSE, Calif., July 21, 2016 — Robin Systems, industry’s first container-based virtualization platform software company, today announced the addition of Don Listwin to the company’s board of directors. Listwin, an experienced technology veteran, joins Chairman Rajeev Madhavan, Chief Executive Officer Premal Buch and Steve Schlenker on the Robin board.
“Don brings perspective honed from years in operational, advisory and investor roles at some iconic technology companies,” Madhavan said. “As Robin’s growth accelerates Don’s experience will be a great asset in helping us scale with enterprise adoption of our application-defined data center software.”
Listwin served as an executive vice president at Cisco Systems, where he spent 10 years. His career also includes serving as CEO of Sana Security and CEO of Openwave. Listwin has served as board member and adviser to numerous companies, and presently is chairman of Calix, a provider of innovative access systems, and of Teradici, a leader in the creation of virtual workspaces. He serves on the boards of D-Wave Systems, PLUMgrid and Violin Memory, and is an adviser to the Canadian development bank BDC and to cyber security company Bugcrowd.
In 2004 Listwin founded the Canary Foundation, dedicated to the early detection of cancer, and he is also a consulting professor at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
“Robin has taken an innovative approach to bringing greater productivity to IT organizations, making it possible for the first time to virtualize data-heavy enterprise applications that need bare-metal performance,” Listwin said. “I look forward to working with the Robin team in finally bringing agility and consolidation benefits of virtualization to all enterprise applications.”
About Robin Systems
Robin is an enterprise software company working to create industry’s first Application-Defined Data Center software. With a team that includes industry veterans from leading enterprise technology companies such as NetApp, Oracle and Veritas, Robin seeks to disrupt the $20 billion-plus virtualization market with its container-based compute and storage platform software that delivers better performance, higher consolidation and much simpler application deployment lifecycle than traditional hypervisor-based virtualization. Founded in 2013, the San Jose, California-based company has raised more than $27 million in venture funding from leading investors such as Clear Ventures, DN Capital, SAP’s Hasso Plattner Ventures and USAA.
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