SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Violin Systems®, Inc. – Violin® today announced that James P. Curley has been appointed chief financial officer, effective April 24, 2017. Violin®, which was recently acquired by Quantum Partners LP, is the disruptive pioneer of the All Flash Array market. Violin’s industry leading All Flash Arrays are used by global enterprises to deliver high performance, ultra-low latency with tightly integrated data services for mission critical applications.

Prior to joining Violin®, Jim was chief financial officer of and led LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc., Gymboree Corporation, and Huffman Koos, Inc. through the companies’ initial public offerings. He was also CEO of Nano-Tex, Inc., and led the company’s financial turnaround, additional capital raising and eventual sale to Crypton, Inc. Jim served for four years as a captain in the United States Air Force at the Pentagon in Washington D.C.

“Jim joins Violin® at a pivotal point and will be instrumental in reestablishing our financial strength and fiscal responsibility as we move toward profitability. He has a strong track record in serving as the financial steward for both high growth and turnaround companies. I am delighted to have Jim as a valued member of my team,” said Ebrahim Abbasi, Violin’s chief executive officer and president.

About Violin®:

Violin®, the disruptive innovator in All Flash Arrays, is revolutionizing how businesses operate by enabling storage technology to Be Instrumental to their company by changing the SLAs and capabilities of private, hybrid and public cloud environments. The Flash Storage Platform™, powered by Concerto OS™, a fully integrated storage operating system, is the industry leader in the combination of every significant category measured in all flash arrays: ultra-low latency, affordability, density, scalability and ultra-high performance. With tightly integrated data services, the Violin® Flash Storage Platform provides a unique combination of data protection, business continuity, and data reduction services onto a flexible, uniquely scalable solution called Scale Smart™, delivering significant CAPEX and OPEX savings.

Founded in 2005, Violin® is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. Violin® was acquired in 2017 by Quantum Partners LP, a private investment fund managed by Soros Fund Management LLC. For more information, visit

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