FatCloud Announces New Board Member From Microsoft
Industry veteran Charlie Di Bona joins board of directors
LOS ANGELES, March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — FatCloud, the developer of a NoSQL database for Windows users called FatDB, today announced that Charlie Di Bona, most recently general manager of strategy and M&A at Microsoft, has joined the FatCloud board of directors.
“From his work at Microsoft, Charlie brings years of valuable industry experience to our board,” said Ian Miller, CEO at FatCloud. “We look forward to utilizing his strategic insights as we continue to scale and grow our business.”
Di Bona was general manager of strategy and M&A for Microsoft’s Server and Tools Business (STB), where he was responsible for developing an outside-in perspective and influencing strategies across the division. He led strategy and execution of STB’s acquisitions of PhoneFactor (multi-factor authentication) and StorSimple (cloud-enabled storage) and facilitated the team that helped frame a relationship with Hortonworks (Hadoop/big data).
“I am honored to join the FatCloud board and work with this exceptional team,” Di Bona said. “In the coming years, there will be tremendous opportunity for FatCloud to help bring modern cloud-oriented capabilities, such as NoSQL and Map Reduce, to the .NET community. This team is well positioned to do just that.”
Prior to joining Microsoft, Di Bona was a sell-side equity analyst with Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., covering enterprise software including Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, Salesforce.com and VMware. He received an A.B. in economics and an MBA from Harvard University. Di Bona also serves on the board of Boyer Children’s Clinic in Seattle.
FatCloud is the developer of FatDB, the only native .NET NoSQL database that includes an integrated Map Reduce work queue, file management system, high speed cache and application services. FatDB delivers reliable business solutions that scale quickly, economically and effortlessly. FatCloud is based out of Los Angeles and is a portfolio company of Elevator Labs. For more information, please visit www.fatcloud.com