MiraLink Corporation Appoints Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing to Drive Availability of Disaster Recovery Solutions
Seasoned Veteran Sherri Bakos Brings Over 20 Years of Proven Sales and Marketing Leadership
(PORTLAND, Ore. and FREMONT, Calif.) October 3, 2005
MiraLink Corporation, the proven expert in remote disaster recovery solutions, today announced the appointment of Sherri Bakos to vice president of worldwide sales and marketing. In this role, she will be responsible for accelerating the company's penetration into new markets and extend availability of the company's disaster recovery solutions globally. Bakos will report directly to Ron McCabe, president and CEO of MiraLink.
"Sherri will be instrumental in accelerating the company's growth into new markets. Her proven experience leading successful world-class sales and marketing organizations will be invaluable as we expand the availability of our disaster recovery solutions," said Ron McCabe, president and CEO of MiraLink.
Bakos brings more than 20 years of proven experience working with companies ranging from small to medium enterprises to Fortune 100 businesses in developing business infrastructure. Most recently, Bakos was regional vice president sales for Focal Communications, a national telecommunications provider acquired by Corvis Corporation in 2004. Before that, she was vice president of worldwide sales for Sigma Networks, a start-up focused on delivering high-speed Metropolitan Area Network (MAN) services for telecommunications companies and internet service providers. During her tenure she was responsible for creating and managing North America sales and product development operations catapulting revenues from zero to more than 3 million in less than six months. Prior to that, she was Western Regional Vice President for Level 3 Communications and was responsible for launching and managing the regional operations, which quickly became the top region. During her career she also held senior management positions with MFS/WorldCom, British Telecom, Tymnet, a McDonnell Douglas Company. She started her career in high tech with a VAR focusing on Fortune 500 accounts. Bakos attended San Jose State University with an emphasis in marketing.
"Disaster recovery is top of mind for every business and I'm pleased to join a company that is delivering an affordable and easy to deploy solution," said Bakos. "I'm eager to work with businesses to solve their disaster recovery challenges and help them achieve their business objectives/continuity affordably."
MiraLink's headquarters is in Portland, Oregon with a sales office in Fremont, California.
About MiraLink Corporation
MiraLink Corporation is the proven expert in delivering remote disaster recovery solutions. MiraLink's enterprise-class suite of appliances are built upon the company's Data Mirroring Engine? allowing organizations to instantaneously make an exact copy of their essential data anywhere in the world. As a result, businesses easily increase data integrity, reliability, availability and protection of business critical data cost-effectively-ensuring business continuity and adhering to compliance standards. MiraLink's solutions are available directly and from OEMs, authorized service partners and solutions providers globally. More information on the company can be found at www.miralink.com.