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Piston Names Dixie Baker as Vice President of Field Operations and Sales

Enterprise OpenStack Company Strengthens Executive Team With Addition of Software Sales Veteran

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 01/22/14 -- Piston Cloud Computing, Inc., the enterprise OpenStack™ company, today announced that it has named Dixie Baker as its Vice President of Field Operations and Sales. Baker, a seasoned and successful industry executive, brings more than 20 years of sales experience to the company. With recent leadership positions at GreenRoad and Zenprise, her appointment strengthens the Piston executive leadership as the company scales to support new growth.

"Piston has enjoyed fantastic growth and market recognition. Now, we are looking to take it to the next level," said Jim Morrisroe, CEO at Piston. "In Dixie, we are excited to welcome a proven leader who has continually driven world-class results."

Baker has extensive experience managing all aspects of rapidly growing sales organizations with an emphasis on methodology, process and repeatable wins. She joins Piston from GreenRoad, the leader in fleet management, where she led the sales organization and focused on new technology sales to enterprise and mid-tier IT organizations. Baker was previously the Vice President of Sales at Zenprise, an innovator and leader in the Mobile Device Management (MDM) market. Prior to Zenprise, Baker served in sales leadership roles at FineGround Networks, Upshot, and Remedy Corporation.

"Piston is the most innovative private cloud company out there today and I'm excited to join this incredible team," said Baker. "Piston is striking a chord with customers by providing a software solution that marries technical sophistication with ease of use. I'm excited to join the company at this stage in its growth and I look forward to being a part of Piston's continued success."

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About Piston Cloud Computing, Inc.
Piston Cloud Computing, Inc. is the enterprise OpenStack™ company. Founded in early 2011 by technical team leads from NASA and Rackspace®, Piston makes software for global-scale private clouds, built on OpenStack, the fastest-growing, massively scalable cloud framework. Piston OpenStack™ is a fully automated bare-metal cloud software and the first OpenStack product specifically focused on security and easy operation of web-scale private clouds. Piston is based in San Francisco and funded by True Ventures, Hummer Winblad, Cisco Systems, Inc., Divergent Ventures, Data Collective and Swisscom Ventures. Visit Piston online at www.pistoncloud.com.

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