Sales Leader Brings 18 Years of Experience Driving Growth to New Role
IRVINE, CA—March 7, 2013 – Zumasys, a leading provider of cloud computing and infrastructure solutions to small-and-medium sized businesses, announced today that Karen Hahn has joined the company as Director of Sales. Hahn brings with her more than 18 years of extensive experience in technology sales and a rich background with NetApp, Zumasys’ top vendor partner.
Prior to joining Zumasys, Hahn spent 14 years at Irvine-based Stack Computer, Inc., in a variety of roles including Director of Sales and Operations. Stack was sold to Agilysys, Inc. for $28M in cash in 2007 and Hahn continued at the company for 3 more years. After leaving Agilysys, Inc. in 2010, Hahn moved to Avnet, Inc., a leading distributor of IT solutions, and took the position of Account Development Manager. There she began her relationship with Zumasys as a representative of the NetApp product line.
“We were very cautious filling this role because we wanted somebody we knew and trusted but who also understood our unique culture and customer base,” said Paul Giobbi, President of Zumasys. “Karen met all of our criteria. In fact, she was the only candidate we even considered.”
In 1994, Hahn joined Stack Computer as a founding member and principal. There she began building and architecting technology solutions as a pre sales engineer before transitioning into what would be a long career in sales and management. Throughout Hahn’s career, she focused on strategic storage, networking, and server solutions, while leading Sales Operations to maintain profitability in over $60M sales annually at their peak.
At Avnet Technology Solutions, Hahn effectively managed and developed the reseller channels in the Southern California region with responsibility for over $70M in NetApp sales. There she was responsible for the sales and technical teams’ educational readiness and program compliance, partner business plan development, marketing plans and business development, and operational readiness. She worked closely with both Avnet and NetApp executive teams to foster successful partnerships.
“I am thrilled to be joining this highly innovative and successful team,” said Karen Hahn, Director of Sales of Zumasys. “Zumasys’ growth has been phenomenal and our unique hybrid approach to providing both cloud and on-premise infrastructure technology solutions is what the market is demanding. The opportunity to continue to build out our sales organization and support our excellent customer base is an exciting challenge.”
At Zumasys, Hahn is now responsible for driving consistent growth and focus for the Zumasys sales team and streamlining internal operations and communication to support the organization. Hahn’s experience at Avnet will be invaluable as she works to grow Zumasys’ key technology partnerships with vendors such as NetApp, Cisco, Citrix, and VMware.
Zumasys helps companies of every size transition their applications and infrastructure to the cloud. Customers access the latest software and hardware technologies for a simple and predictable monthly fee thus empowering them to focus on their core business instead of running IT. Having led the way in cloud computing for five years, Zumasys delivers personalized service, world-class reliability, integrated disaster recovery, and the confidence companies need to outsource their systems and applications. The company is a Microsoft Gold Partner and also works with Citrix Systems, VMware, NetApp, HP, Cisco, ShoreTel and SonicWALL to deliver leading edge technology solutions. Zumasys was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Irvine, CA. For more information, visit www.zumasys.com.