We've been retained by a revolutionary startup that will be as transformational for the storage industry as VMware was for compute. That said, they are no more a storage company than VMware is a server manufacturer. With exponential data growth and the advent of cloud computing, storage is becoming a transient resource. Our client's solution manages data through metadata, creating an abstraction layer and providing a namespace that transcends the physical storage that holds it. It does not rip and replace a customer's prior storage investment, and it also helps them avoid vendor lock-in extortion moving forward. The leadership running the company has led startups to billion dollar exits before, so they have the experience and the track record. The product is already GA, and they have several existing logos signed up. They also just recently signed a multi-million dollar OEM agreement that will fund the company's expansion without having to take on any additional debt from VC's, further increasing the equity value for employees.
In order to build on this momentum, they are currently looking to hire their first Account Executive in the Chicago Area. Many customers in the region throw off tons of unstructured data, which is a problem this firm is particularly adept at solving. This role will be paid a solid base salary, with an extremely lucrative commission plan (base commission percentage is higher than most companies' accelerators) and a substantial pre-ipo equity package at a very low strike price. If you've ever been keen to try your hand at a startup, getting in on the ground floor at an early enough stage that the equity could one day materially change your life, this is the rocket ship you've been waiting for!