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Nirvanix appoints Debra Chrapaty as CEO

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San Diego-based cloud storage company Nirvanix announced the appointment of Debra Chrapaty as its CEO, effective April 2013.

Dru Borden will remain a part of the Nirvanix leadership team as senior vice president of planning and development and remain as a board member. Chrapaty will also remain executive chairwoman of the board, an appointment that was made in November 2012 in conjunction with Khosla Ventures and Intel Capital becoming the lead investors of the company.

Chrapaty joins Nirvanix after serving as chief information officer at Zynga (Nasdaq: ZNGA), where she oversaw its infrastructure design, technical and support operations as it developed games. Before Zynga, Chrapaty was the senior vice president of Cisco's Collaboration Software Group. At Cisco (Nasdaq: CSCO) she oversaw the design and development of Cisco's collaboration services. She has also worked at Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) as a corporate vice president and was president and chief operating officer of E*Trade Technologies.

She graduated with a degree in economics from Temple University and received her M.B.A. in information technology from New York University.

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