Fortisphere hires Dan Harding as Vice President of Sales

The new virtualization startup Fortisphere just launched and it’s already grabbing away a key figure from a main player: SWsoft.

Quoting from the official announcement:

Fortisphere, a provider of enterprise virtual machine lifecycle management software, today announced that Dan Harding has joined the Fortisphere management team as vice president of sales.

Armed with significant experience in the burgeoning virtualization market, Harding comes to Fortisphere from SWsoft, a leader in server virtualization and automation. As vice president of enterprise sales for SWsoft, he developed and grew virtualization revenue by more than 200 percent annually for the U.S. enterprise markets.

Prior to joining SWsoft, Harding was regional vice president of sales for Cable and Wireless, a leader in IP network and enterprise hosting solutions. Before joining Cable and Wireless, he was employed by dynamicsoft (purchased by Cisco), a leading provider of infrastructure software. Prior to dynamicsoft, Harding spent six years at UUNet where he completed his tenure as regional vice president of carrier sales, managing a sales team that focused on key accounts including Dell, AOL, Bellsouth, Earthlink, Savvis, Qwest, and Gateway. Dan holds a B.S. in business administration from Marymount University…