OakGate Technology Appoints Clive Surfleet to its Board of Directors
Seasoned Technology Executive with Extensive Industry Experience Further Strengthens the Board of Privately Held OakGate
Loomis, Calif., September 10, 2014 — OakGate Technology, the industry leader in test, validation and benchmarking platforms for storage products announced that Clive Surfleet, a well-respected technology industry executive, has joined its Board of Directors. Mr. Surfleet becomes the fifth member of privately held OakGate Technology’s Board of Directors.
“We are pleased to welcome Clive Surfleet to OakGate’s Board. His extensive experience in Networking, Storage and Server industries with market leaders such as IBM and Hewlett Packard will be invaluable as we drive the next phase of growth at OakGate,” said Bob Weisickle, founder and CEO, OakGate Technology. “I am confident that OakGate will benefit immensely with Clive’s broad expertise and sharp business acumen,” added Mr. Weisickle.
Mr. Surfleet has spent over forty years in the computer industry in a variety of senior executive roles in Research & Development, Marketing & Sales, Operations, Strategic Planning and Finance. In these roles, he has built businesses to over $1B in revenue, managed P&Ls and managed worldwide organizations.
“I am delighted to be part of this highly talented organization,” stated Mr. Surfleet. “Over the past several years, OakGate has established itself as a leader in key, fast growing segments of the storage test market. The company has achieved this while driving significant revenue growth and profitability. I look forward to working with OakGate’s Board to devise and implement strategies for continued growth and success,” added Mr. Surfleet.
About OakGate Technology
OakGate Technology is a leading provider of test, validation and benchmarking products and services to the storage industry. The company is a recognized leader in test and validation tools for Solid State storage. OakGate’s highly capable and flexible platforms support all popular storage protocols and are based on advanced, proprietary software and industry standard hardware. The company also provides comprehensive test services. OakGate’s products and services have been deployed by top tier components suppliers, drive manufacturers and storage system OEMs. Based in Loomis, California, OakGate Technology was founded in 2008 by industry veterans from storage and server industries.