VMLogix hires its new Vice President of Marketing away from PlateSpin

After appointing a new CEO, Sameer Dholakia, in October 2007, the startup VMLogix continues its expansion and hires other two key executives.

The first, Mark Pileski, is one of the people behind the success of PlateSpin (acquired by Novell in February):

VMLogix, Inc., a leading provider of virtual lab automation solutions that help software companies and IT organizations leverage virtualization to consolidate lab infrastructure and automate build and test processes, today announced that Mark Pileski and Leandra Yanagawa have joined the company as vice president of marketing and vice president of worldwide sales, respectively.

Having spent more than 10 years helping grow software companies, Pileski brings a wealth of marketing experience to VMLogix. He was most recently director of corporate marketing for Novell, which he joined with the acquisition of PlateSpin. Pileski joined PlateSpin in January 2005 as one of the founding members of the PlateSpin marketing team and built an award-winning group which received an International Business Award for Best Marketing Organization in 2007.

As vice president of worldwide sales at VMLogix, Yanagawa will be responsible for leading direct and indirect sales efforts. For the past two years, she has acted as an executive advisor for several startup and venture capital projects focused on providing market assessment and defining sales strategies. Prior to this role, Yanagawa was vice president of inside sales for the EMC Software Division where she successfully rebuilt and developed an organization of more than 170 sales people dedicated to prospecting, qualifying, closing, and renewing opportunities representing over $500 million in annual revenue…