HDS appoints Brian Householder as president and COO

HDS COO Brian Householder
Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) today announced the appointment of Brian Householder as president and chief operating officer.

Brian Householder, who joined Hitachi Data Systems in 2003, was COO of the company.

Ryuichi Otsuki is the CEO of Hitachi Data Systems Corporation.

Prior to his current role, Brian Householder held leadership positions in areas such as strategic planning, worldwide marketing, business development, partner enablement, acquisitions, and most recently, as COO.

Brian Householder helped lead many key initiatives at HDS, including acquisitions of Pentaho, oXya and Archivas, as well as improvements to HDS’s marketing and partner enablement capabilities.

HDS has also appointed Bobby Soni as senior vice president of cloud, services and emerging solutions. Soni will lead the worldwide cloud, professional services, managed services and customer support organizations at HDS.

Bobby Soni will drive the company’s strengths in Big Data, helping to provide the foundation for Hitachi’s Internet of Things (IoT) portfolio and advanced cloud storage.

Before joining Hitachi, Bobby Soni worked with RMS as chief platform and services officer — responsible for professional services, SaaS platform and operations client support, as well as global IT.

Previously, Bobby Soni was vice president of industry and cloud business solutions for Global Business Services at IBM and CTO and SVP at KPMG.