Kebert Brings 25 Years of Enterprise-Level Business, IT and Financial Management Expertise to Prepare Company for Next Growth Phase
Scottsdale, Ariz. April 3, 2019 – cStor, a leading provider of data center, digital transformation, and cybersecurity solutions, announced today that Jim Kebert has joined the executive team as chief financial officer. Kebert, most recently vice president of the NetApp and Oracle business units at Tech Data, will replace Don Lineburg who has served as CFO since 2014. Lineburg was instrumental in helping lead the company through a significant growth and expansion phase and is departing to pursue other opportunities.
“Our entire management team is so thankful for Don’s incredible business and financial acumen over the last five years. He has truly been pivotal in our transformation and guiding us to advance our financial foundation in preparation for evolving our practices to align with the dynamic IT environment. We wish him all the success and fulfillment life can offer in his next endeavor,” commented Larry Gentry, president and CEO of cStor.
Kebert joined Tech Data in February 2017 upon the completion of Tech Data’s acquisition of Avnet’s Technology Solutions division. Prior to Tech Data, he was vice president of the NetApp business units within Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas. Kebert joined Avnet in 2009 as the vice president of financial solutions, working closely with TS Americas’ reseller partners. Through 2012, he led the team responsible for the value-add business analysis component of Avnet’s SolutionsPath®. He also orchestrated supplier business management and solutions marketing practices within Technology Infrastructure Solutions (TIS), which eventually evolved into the Converged and Data Solutions business unit.
“This is an exciting time for both cStor and the technology industry; the opportunities for growth are like no other time in history,” Kebert says. “I’m looking forward to working as a key contributor in guiding our expansion and realization of the company’s long-term vision.”
Kebert has been in the IT industry for over 25 years, serving in several executive capacities at Insight Enterprises, Inc. and at one of its subsidiaries, Direct Alliance Corporation. Kebert is a Certified Public Accountant and received his Bachelor of Science degree from Pennsylvania State University.
cStor helps companies strategize, create and implement data center, cloud and cybersecurity solutions that help clients use IT to enable business transformation, reduce costs and gain competitive advantage. cStor’s proven capabilities with key data center and cloud technologies give clients the ability to collaborate with certified experts, and the confidence to move business forward faster and more efficiently than ever before. cStor serves clients across the southwest region with a focused, collaborative approach and superior results. For more information, visit www.cstor.com.