Friday's Last Word: SoftNAS CEO Rick Braddy

Friday's Last Word: SoftNAS CEO Rick Braddy — Who exactly is he?

SoftNAS CEO Rick Braddy founded the storage software company back in 2012 after leaving his post as CTO of the Citrix Systems XenApp and XenDesktop Group, where he led his team for more than six years. Prior to that, Braddy worked with BMC Software as its group architect. Rick is also a United States Air Force veteran.

What are his plans for SoftNAS?

"Quadruple our revenues by expanding into hybrid and private cloud storage markets," he says.

Who does Braddy challenge to sit in the hot seat?

Mark Templeton, CEO of Citrix.

What is "Friday's Last Word"?

Friday's Last Word welcomes cloud-centric CEOs who are willing to speak with Talkin' Cloud without someone peeking over a shoulder. Click on each photo to learn more about the CEO you're viewing — it's that simple.

Think you can handle sitting in the hot seat? Send an email to Talkin' Cloud Senior Editor CJ Arlotta at cj.arlotta [at] for further information. If he doesn't get back to you right away, bother him some more — and more.

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