Scale Computing, a market leader in edge computing, virtualisation and hyperconverged solutions, today announced an update to its senior executive team with the promotion of Scott Loughmiller to the role of Chief Product Officer (CPO). Fuelled by the growth of both the edge computing market and the desire to bring automation to IT systems, Scale Computing’s appointment of Loughmiller as CPO is part of the company’s plans to drive substantial growth heading into 2020 and beyond.
As a co-founder of Scale Computing, Loughmiller has served as the company’s vice president of engineering since 2007. The promotion to CPO enables Scale Computing to further benefit from Loughmiller’s considerable industry-defining experience, as he leads the product team during a time of high-growth and strong business momentum.
A serial entrepreneur, with a distinguished 20-year track record in the technology industry, Loughmiller previously served as partner with Volt Capital, Director of Product Management at Tumbleweed Communications, and CTO and co-founder at Corvigo Inc. (acquired by Tumbleweed in 2004).
“Scott has been a key leader at Scale and an integral part of our technology development, from earliest inception to today’s edge computing offerings,” explained Jeff Ready, CEO and co-founder, Scale Computing. “As a fellow co-founder, I am delighted to welcome Scott to my senior staff and continue driving Scale to new heights.”
“Being part of building Scale Computing as a co-founder and VP of Engineering has been a deeply rewarding experience. Our product team is one of the best in the industry, and I’m excited to lead it to the next phase of growth and success,” commented Scott Loughmiller, CPO, Scale Computing.
“Scale Computing continues delivering the market-leading technology that led CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, to recognise Scale as a winner in the Converged/Hyperconverged Infrastructure and Desktop/Server Virtualisation categories and all subcategories of the CRN® 2019 Annual Report Card (ARC) awards program. I am passionate about building market-changing products and collaborating with the teams that make those products a reality. In the new role of CPO, I look forward to delivering Scale Computing’s next technology breakthroughs to our valued customers and partners.”
This is the third appointment to Scale Computing’s leadership team, following the appointment of Dan Pierce and Marlena Fernandez to its executive team earlier this year, advancing the company’s mission to lead the way as the top edge and HCI solution for global organisations. As further validation of the company’s momentum in 2019, Scale Computing was recently recognised by CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, as a winner in the Converged/Hyperconverged Infrastructure and Desktop/Server Virtualisation categories and all subcategories of the CRN® 2019 Annual Report Card (ARC) awards program.