SAN DIEGO, Aug. 24, 2021 — GigaIO, the creators of next-generation data center rack-scale architecture for artificial intelligence (AI) and high-performance computing (HPC) solutions, announced today that it has expanded its leadership team, hiring Eric Oberhofer as Vice President North American Sales and Matt Demas as Chief Technical Officer, Global Sales.
Oberhofer joins the company with fifteen years of sales and business development experience and a track record of building and managing world-class sales organizations, accelerating ARR growth, and partner development. Most recently, Eric served as Vice President, Public Sector at Liqid, a storage and composable solutions provider. Prior to that, he served as Federal CTO and DoD Sales Director at Pivot3, was the Managing Director, Consulting at Iron Bow Technologies, a leading systems integrator, and led a global sales team at Dell EMC.
“Throughout my career, I’ve been attracted to category creators and category disrupters,” said Oberhofer. “The old way of thinking about data center infrastructure is changing, and I am very excited about the tremendous power of composable infrastructure to disrupt the legacy infrastructure market. The incredible growth of Artificial Intelligence and the move to heterogeneous computing offer a once-in-a-decade opening for a new approach. GigaIO is uniquely positioned to take advantage of this opportunity and help our customers reduce their spending and radically improve their systems’ flexibility and agility. GigaIO has built a great team, and I look forward to helping to capitalize on our unique and powerful solution.”
Demas brings to GigaIO two decades of experience in sales and solutions architecting. Matt has built federal, healthcare, and education-based vertical solutions at companies like Dell, where he was a Senior Solutions Architect, and Pivot 3, where he led regional sales. Immediately prior to joining GigaIO, he served as Field CTO at Liqid. As CTO, Global Sales, Matt will lead GigaIO’s field support organization and will help to champion the GigaIO technology.
“GigaIO’s breakthrough approach to disaggregate the entire rack and use PCIe, not only to attach resources to servers but as a routable network, opens up fantastic new options for our customers to fully address composability and tackle network congestion. The completely open architecture of FabreX is welcome by every customer who prefers their choice of system components and critical cluster management software.”, Demas said. “The company is at an inflection point, and I believe GigaIO is well-positioned to capitalize on the momentum they’ve created over the past couple of years. I look forward to driving that growth as we continue to expand our presence in the market.”
“GigaIO has experienced tremendous growth in 2021. Adding Eric and Matt to our team reflects our commitment to strengthening our go-to-market strategy,” said Alan Benjamin, CEO of GigaIO. “Eric and Matt both have excellent track records of developing business, building important ecosystem partnerships, and have demonstrated the ability to construct the systems, process, and teams to help us accelerate a non-linear growth strategy.”
Headquartered in Carlsbad, California, GigaIO has invented the first truly composable cloud-class universal dynamic infrastructure fabric, empowering users to accelerate workloads on-demand, using industry-standard PCI Express/soon CXL technology. The company’s patented network technology optimizes cluster and rack system performance and greatly reduces total cost of ownership. With the innovative GigaIO FabreX open architecture, data centers can scale up or scale out the performance of their systems, enabling their existing investment to flex as workloads and business change over time. For more information, contact [email protected] or visit www.gigaio.com.