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Crossroads Systems, Inc. (CRDS) Introduces Richard K. Coleman, Jr. as New President and CEO

Crossroads Systems, a global provider of data storage solutions, has announced the appointment of Richard K. Coleman, Jr. as its president and chief executive officer. Mr. Coleman had been serving as interim president and chief executive of the Austin, Texas-based company since May, 2013.

Founded in 1996, Crossroads has been awarded more than 100 patents and has been honored with numerous industry awards for data archiving, storage and protection. Its latest product, StrongBox, is a plug and play device that solves data storage and protection challenges while keeping files fully accessible and simplifying long-term preservation.

Coleman says he is happy about the advancements Crossroads has made in the industry and is looking forward to the company’s future, as it continues to expand into markets worldwide.

“Crossroads has made dramatic progress on all fronts in the last six months,” he said. “I’m excited to be part of this team and to help write the next chapter in what will ultimately be the story of a great company.”

The new president and CEO has had a lengthy background as a private investor and business advisor since 1998, having founded Rocky Mountain Venture Services (RMVS) and helping technology companies plan and launch new business ventures and restructuring initiatives. He has also served in a variety of senior operational roles, including CEO of Vroom Technologies, COO of MetroNet Communications, and President of US West Long Distance. In addition, he led Sprint Communications’ Technology Management Division.

Coleman holds a bachelor’s degree from the United States Air Force Academy, an MBA from Golden Gate University, and is a graduate of the United States Air Force Communications Systems Officer School. Currently a guest lecturer for Denver University, focusing on leadership and ethics, he previously served as an adjunct professor for Regis University’s graduate management program.

Under Coleman’s leadership, Crossroads Systems is poised to use its innovative new technologies to deliver its customer-driven solutions that enable proactive data security, advanced data archiving, optimized performance and significant cost-savings.

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