Violin Memory has a new CEO

Troubled flash storage vendor Violin Memory (s vmem) has a new president and CEO, just months after a lackluster IPO and an ensuing scandal that resulted in the termination of its previous CEO and the departure of multiple executives. The company’s new leader, Kevin DeNuccio, has led infrastructure companies before, mostly in the networking space. He was CEO of a privately held London-based company called Metaswitch Networks, and before that was president and CEO of Redback Networks when Ericsson acquired it in 2006.

Now Violin Memory’s COO has left

Violin Memory Chief Operating Officer Dixon Doll, Jr., resigned just weeks after the resignation of CTO Jonathan Goldrick and termination of CEO Don Basile. The company hopes new leadership can get it back on track.

Violin Memory’s mid-range priced IPO raises $162M

http://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/news/2013/09/26/violin-memory-mid-range-priced-ipo.html

It might have priced in the lower range of its purported value, but enterprise tech stocks have done pretty well recently and Violin has been one the bigger companies in a red-hot flash market. More interesting in the long run might be how Violin’s IPO affects — or is affected — by planned IPOs for smaller flash vendors like Pure Storage and Nimble Storage. Expect an update on the Violin public offering on Friday.

Flash-storage pioneer Violin Memory quietly files for its IPO

Violin Memory has filed for a $173 million initial public offering, although it did so without much of the hype traditionally associated with Violin news. The company is on pace for $100 million in revenue this year, but it’s now part of a crowded flash market.