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HPE: Where IT shops ... for their CEOs

Hyper-v hyperconverger Gridstor has hit up Meg's firm for new leader

Nariman Teymourian, an ex-SVP and general manager for converged systems at HPE, has been appointed as Gridstore CEO, replacing the departed George Symons, who left on April 19.

Teymourian was the former chairman and CEO of Gale Technologies Inc, which was acquired by Dell in November 2012.

Before that he founded Caspian Consulting Group, a healthcare software company which developed the first-generation online claims processor, later acquired by Delta Dental Plan of California in 2005.

Before that he founded Prism Consulting Group, a health business process management concern, which was acquired by Boston Consulting Group in 1998.

If you're not getting the picture yet ... before that, in 1992, Teymourian founded Hardware Reliability Corporation (HRC), which developed the first-generation of advanced guidance system and HUD system for the JSOW, F-22 Raptor, the SCRAM-Jet Concept and the Joint Strike Fighter. Lockheed-Martin acquired HRC in 1995.

There have been four acquisitions of companies Teymourian led. What on Earth could have made him attractive to the Gridstore board we wonder?

We can expect Gridstore to start making waves as Teymourian and the board will want it to grow faster so that it can survive any coming hyper-converged infrastructure product supplier shakeout. Oh, and maybe get acquired.

On a side note, Panzura has just appointed another ex-HPE GM as its CEO, Patrick Harr. Is HPE breeding CEOs now? Is the Meg succession plan working too well? ®

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