June 15, 2011 - Business Wire Press Release
Gazzang, Inc., the company securing data in the cloud, today announced the appointment of Patti Soch to the position of vice president of finance and operations where she will oversee all accounting, contracting, facilities and HR functions for the company.
Soch brings two decades of experience running financial operations for technology companies. Most recently she was a consultant offering CFO services to a number of early stage, venture-backed companies in Austin. Prior to that, Soch was vice president of finance and operations at Phurnace Software, a high growth software firm that was acquired by BMC Software in 2009. She has also held strategic finance roles at System Fabric Works, VIEO, Inc., Visible Decisions, Inc., UniSQL, Inc. and Uniplex, Inc.
“Patti is a veteran finance executive with invaluable experience in working with venture-backed technology companies,” said Larry Warnock, president and CEO of Gazzang. “She understands the unique challenges of this industry and knows exactly how to navigate them. We’re delighted to welcome her as a member of the executive team.”
During her career, Soch has been directly involved in venture capital fundraising, complex global financial reporting, company acquisitions, overseas expansions and managing supplier relationships. She has served as an officer of several companies and has deep experience with early stage businesses. Soch has a BBA in accounting from the University of Texas at Arlington and attended SMU's Executive MBA program.
“Gazzang is quickly becoming a disruptive force in the cloud, providing encryption solutions that solve some of the today’s most aggressive security challenges,” said Soch. “As a finance professional, protecting numbers and data is something I’m very familiar with. I’m eager to jump in and work closely with Larry and the team to expand the company’s footprint and drive growth.”
Gazzang makes cloud computing enterprise-ready. Our Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solutions help organizations address the inherent risk associated with open source software tools, beginning with data encryption of MySQL databases and ultimately migrating all the way up the LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP). With focus in financial services, healthcare, higher education and technology, we know what it takes to deliver secure, compliant business services in today’s uncertain cloud environments. Founded in 2008, Gazzang is backed by Austin Ventures, with offices in Houston and Austin, Texas. For more info, visit www.gazzang.com.