Michael Grant brings over twenty five years of technology industry executive, marketing, and business management experience to Cloudscaling. In 2003, Michael helped found Redmojo, a heterogeneous virtualization management company where he held the position of CEO. Redmojo was later acquired by Novell, Inc. as a key component of its IT systems management business unit. Prior to Redmojo, he was the founding CEO of Ejasent, an infrastructure-as-a-service provider, where he raised over $26m in venture capital financing, hired and led the executive team, and drove product, marketing and business strategy from company formation through early customer sales and acquisition. Ejasent was subsequently acquired by the Veritas Corporation as a part of its on-demand computing strategy.
Prior to Ejasent, Michael held the position of Vice President of Applications Marketing at Documentum Inc., where he was responsible for launching the company's entry into the packaged application business. Michael joined Documentum as part its acquisition of Relevance Technologies (1998), where he was the Vice President of Marketing. At Relevance, his responsibilities included product management, marketing, and business strategy for the company's intranet content management products. Before joining Relevance, he held various senior marketing, product management, and business development positions for companies including Sun Microsystems, Macromedia, and Apple Computer.
Michael holds a B.A. in Business & Economics from the University of California.
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