SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Strategic Advisory Services International, LLC (SASI), a boutique M&A advisory firm to technology companies, today announced that George Symons has joined the SASI team in the role of Senior Advisor. George’s career spans more than 20 years in the high tech industry, most recently at C-level positions including CEO and Board member of Gridstore, provider of all-flash hyper converged infrastructure. Prior to Gridstore, George was Chief Strategy Officer at Nexsan, which was acquired by Imation. Prior to Nexsan, he held executive roles in storage companies including Xiotech Corporation (COO), EvoStor (CEO), Yosemite Technologies (CEO), EMC (CTO for Information Management), and Legato (CTO, VP of Development and Product Management).

“We are extremely fortunate to have George on our team. His senior executive experience at market leading firms coupled with multiple CEO roles at start-ups gives George a unique perspective on not only technology trends but also what it takes to successfully bring disruptive products to market. George has been a trusted advisor since we founded SASI in 2005 and we look forward to working even closer with him in the coming years.” said John Rotchford, Managing Director of SASI.

About SASI
SASI is a boutique M&A advisory firm focused on serving investors and entrepreneurs in the IT industry. We represent private companies that are exploring strategic M&A options. SASI was founded on the belief that stakeholders in private companies have a need for a new class of M&A advisor. They require a banker with high integrity who brings not only transaction and financial expertise but also has intimate knowledge of the industry, the strategic buyers and the customer, technology, and competitive trends shaping the industry. Our market focus is the IT industry with core areas of expertise across Data Protection and Storage, Cloud Computing/infrastructure, Networking and Security. SASI has deep domain knowledge of these segments and has represented companies across core technologies areas including semiconductors, systems, software, SaaS, and related IT services.

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