DataDirect Networks Names Green ('97) Vice President of Human Resources


CHATSWORTH, CA--(Marketwire - January 25, 2011) - DataDirect Networks (DDN), the world's largest privately-held information storage company, today announced the expansion of its senior management team through the appointment of Nicole Green as its new Vice President of Human Resources, reporting to DDN CEO and Co-Founder, Alex Bouzari.

"Nicole has a clear vision on how to evolve Human Resources at DDN into a strategic and enabling function in support of our rapid global expansion," Bouzari said. "I very much look forward to working with her as we continue to attract, retain and develop the best talent worldwide," he added.

With plans to grow DDN revenue to half a billion dollars in the next several years, and the need to hire hundreds of team members across all functional areas and geographies to successfully achieve this goal, HR at DDN has become a strategic function, which is greatly benefiting from a seasoned, execution minded leader.

"The key to success for a world leading, fast growth and profitable technology company such as DDN is the ability to attract great talent, provide them with an exciting and fun workplace, and develop their skills as the company continues to expand," Green said. "I am thrilled to be part of the DDN management team and to execute to our company's vision and mission."

Green is a dynamic, highly experienced HR professional with a track record of building strategic HR organizations, and developing and implementing fully aligned people and company strategies, staffing, employee relations, compensation, benefits, and workforce design. Most recently, Nicole was head of HR for Activision Blizzard's Worldwide Studios, supporting an organization with more than 2,600 employees. Prior to that Nicole headed HR for all North American functions at Activision for six years, playing a key role in helping the company grow from 700 to 1,500 employees. Prior to Activision, Nicole worked at Nestle Waters and ARCO. Nicole holds a B.A. and an MBA from UCLA.

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