Former Vice President of Product to Lead Caringo as Demand for Software-Defined Storage Rises
Austin, TX, June 12, 2018 — Caringo, Inc., a pioneer in software-defined object storage, today announced that the Board of Directors has unanimously appointed Tony Barbagallo as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Caringo. Mr. Barbagallo will also become a member of the Caringo Board. He succeeds Caringo’s current President and CEO and Co-Founder Jonathan Ring, who expressed to the Board his desire to move into the Chief Technical Officer (CTO) role to focus on the company’s strategic product direction.
Mr. Ring focused on product development from the inception of Caringo until moving into the CEO role in 2015. During his tenure as CEO, he helped to reshape Caringo—driving the organization in making data-driven decisions on solutions and partnerships targeting high-growth sectors in M&E, HPC and Federal/Local Government.
“On behalf of the Board, I want to thank both Tony and Jonathan,” said Vivek Mohindra, Partner at New Science Ventures and Chairman of the Caringo Board. “Tony has a well-rounded background across Sales, Marketing and Development and is uniquely positioned after three years of heading Product to take the company to the next level as CEO; and Jonathan’s strategic expertise and vision as CTO and Board member will be an ongoing asset to Caringo.”
“I am excited to head this next phase of Caringo’s growth and honored to be working with such a talented group of people,” said Tony Barbagallo, Caringo’s new President and CEO. “The need for Caringo’s solutions has never been greater and I look forward to continuing our rich history as a pioneer in the space.”
Throughout his 30-year career, Mr. Barbagallo has leveraged his extensive experience to establish and grow hardware, software and service organizations. He has held a mix of leadership roles at small and large companies, including VP of Marketing and Product Management at Skyera, Clustrix, WildPackets (now Savvius), and EVault, VP of Marketing and Sales at Dantz (acquired by EMC), and senior management positions at Microsoft, Mentor Graphics, Sun, and GE.
Caringo was founded in 2005 to change the economics of storage by designing software from the ground up to solve the issues associated with relentless data growth. Caringo’s flagship product, Swarm, decouples data from applications and hardware providing a foundation for continued data access and analysis that continuously evolves while guaranteeing data integrity. Today, Caringo software-defined object storage solutions are used to preserve and provide access to rapidly scaling data sets across many industries by organizations such as NEP, iQ Media, Argonne National Labs, Texas Tech University, Department of Defense, the Brazilian Federal Court System, City of Austin, British Telecom and hundreds more worldwide.