Bienvenu has more than 25 years of broad industry and leadership experience where he has held several key executive positions, including CEO at Process Software, and prior to that, SageMaker. Bienvenu is also the Co-Founder and Managing Director at Spear Point Capital Management LLC, which earlier this year played a key role in the separation of Nexsan from Imation Corp.
As a board member and former CEO of Connected Data, Geoff brings over 20 years of experience to Nexsan as an entrepreneur, investor, and executive with a dozen storage-related patents to his credit. He has founded five companies and currently serves on the boards of a number of startups in the storage space. Prior to Connected Data (now part of Nexsan), Geoff founded Data Robotics – the makers of Drobo. Geoff also founded BlueArc (sold to Hitachi Data Systems in 2011) and served in various roles there including SVP Marketing, VP Engineering, and CTO. Geoff has served on the boards and advisory boards of many companies including Data Domain (acquired by EMC), Tacit Networks (acquired by Packeteer), Nevex (acquired by Intel) and Nexsan (acquired by Imation). Geoff earned his Ph.D. in Cybernetics from the University of Reading.
John has over 20 years of experience in corporate and operational finance in both public and private companies and has led various operational functions, including finance, accounting, human resources, legal, information technology and facilities. He has also been involved in several merger & acquisition activities and has led both debt and equity financings. John joins us from HGST, a Western Digital Company, where he was the Global Controller. Prior to HGST, John was the Chief Financial Officer for Connected Data/Drobo, and has also held financial and accounting management positions at Overland Storage, Adaptec, Flextronics International, SanDisk, and Adobe Systems. John holds a BS in Accounting from San Jose State University, an MBA in Finance from Santa Clara University, and is a California CPA (inactive status) via Arthur Andersen, where he started his career.
Gary co-founded Nexsan in 1999, and has over 35 years of storage engineering experience. He held engineering and engineering management positions at Trimm Technologies, MDB Systems, and Rianda Electronics. His skills include microcode and firmware development, high speed electronic design using discrete components and FPGAs, PCB layout, computer security, and test engineering. A prolific public speaker, Gary has presented at dozens of public and thousands of private meetings.
Victoria has over 20 years of experience in technology sales and marketing, with a specialty in the infrastructure market. She joins Nexsan from Gridstore (now HyperGrid) where she was Chief Marketing Officer of Worldwide Marketing. While at Gridstore she lead the marketing efforts for the company’s launch into the hyperconverged infrastructure market, resulting in a year-over-year growth of 343%. Prior to Gridstore she was at Nexsan where she was Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing and drove the complete rebranding of all aspects of the company, driving significant growth rates through a worldwide network of partners. Before Nexsan Victoria held a number of senior positions at market leading companies, including Quantum, EMC, and Legato. She was named a “Woman of the Channel” in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016, and “Channel Chief” in 2015 and 2016.
Tony brings over 25 years of sales experience, leading sales teams in the USA, Europe and Asia. Most recently he was Senior Vice President Worldwide Sales at NexGen Storage, and led the company through a spin-out from SanDisk through to their recent acquisition by Pivot3. Prior to NexGen, he held senior management positions at a number of storage companies including Brocade, Hitachi Data Systems, Bell Micro and Connected Data.
Mark has over 20 years of experience covering a wealth of broad technology areas, with multiple start-up firms from stealth to profitability. Prior to joining Nexsan, Mark served as VP of Engineering at Gridstore and led the engineering team to create Scale-Out, HyperConverged systems purpose built for Microsoft Hyper-V. At Gridstore, Mark was also responsible for Operations and Customer Support. Before joining Gridstore, Mark served as the Senior Vice President of Engineering for Drobo where he led the software, firmware, hardware and quality teams responsible for successfully shipping over 400,000 systems to the consumer and SMB markets. Prior to Drobo, Mark held the positions of Vice President of Systems Engineering at Cradle Technologies and Director of HW at Redback Networks. Mark holds a BSEE from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MS in Engineering Management from Santa Clara University.
Doug brings over 20 years of Customer Service experience to the Nexsan (formally Connected Data) leadership team. Having held leadership positions at Amdahl Corporation, Legato Systems, EMC, as well as smaller companies such as Verari Systems, Doug has broad experience in leading and scaling global service organizations. His extensive experience in developing and implementing ASP programs, outsourcing aspects of service delivery, implementing Knowledge Management solutions, and keeping a close watch of over Customer Satisfaction makes him ideal for his role at Nexsan.
Stewart brings over 20 years of Operations and storage industry experience to Nexsan’s leadership team. Since joining Nexsan in 2001 Stewart lead the EMEA Operations organization for more than 12 years before becoming VP of Global Operations. Using his extensive experience in all aspects of global supply chain and materials management, purchasing, manufacturing, quality, new product introduction and logistics, Stewart has greatly strengthened and streamlined operational efficiency at Nexsan. Prior to joining Nexsan Stewart held senior roles within Quality and Operations Management at Trimm Technologies before it was acquired by JMR, a legacy storage company headquartered in Las Vegas, NV. There Stewart was responsible for Quality, Technical Support, strategic account management, purchasing, logistics and RMA.