Sara Spivey Joins rPath as Vice President of Marketing and Business Development

September 12, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
RALEIGH, NC (September 12, 2007) – rPath™, provider of the first platform for creating and maintaining software and virtual appliances, today announced the addition of Sara Spivey as vice president of marketing and business development. In her new role, Sara will be responsible for all of rPath’s marketing efforts as well as developing strategic partnerships that expand the market potential for virtual appliances.

“Sara is a technology industry veteran and her experience is uniquely suited for rPath. Moving forward, we will be leveraging both her expertise at building strategic alliances as well as her industry relationships to further rPath’s goal of simplifying application delivery with software and virtual appliances,” stated Billy Marshall, CEO and founder of rPath.

Prior to joining rPath, Sara served as vice president of strategic sales alliances and strategy development at Advanced Micro Devices (AMD). While at AMD, she worked with the company’s most strategic customers identifying and capitalizing on new market opportunities for both AMD’s and the customer’s products and services portfolio. Prior to AMD, she held independent consulting roles in both business development and marketing at several enterprise storage providers. She also spent 12 years at Quantum Corporation where she held roles as vice president of marketing, director of channel marketing, director of sales operations, and OEM product marketing manager.

“This is an exciting time to join rPath. We are not only leveraging the industry trend of virtualization in the enterprise, but building an entirely new way to deliver software and services to new customer segments. rPath is in a unique position to help software vendors leverage this cutting edge technology to generate virtual appliances and to reach new markets. I look forward to applying my skills in building partnerships and market ecosystems to accelerate the transition to this new category of software appliances,” said Sara.

Sara holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of California, Davis and a Masters of Business Administration degree from the Tuck School at Dartmouth College.

About rPath

rBuilder and rPath Appliance Platform transform applications into software appliances. Software appliances simplify server applications by eliminating the hassles of installation, configuration, and maintenance. Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) can expand their markets and simultaneously reduce development and support costs by adopting the software appliance approach. rPath is also the first and only company to automate support for all the major virtualization formats. The company is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information, visit