Ron Bienvenu
Ron Bienvenu - Vice Chairman and CEO

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.

Gary Watson - Chief Technology Officer

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.

Gregg Pugmire - Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Gregg joined Nexsan's team in 2004 as the Executive Vice President of Business Development. Gregg has 25 years of sales and marketing experience in high tech companies. At Nexsan he has lead the development of channel and OEM business in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. He has also led the product introduction along with the world-wide channel and OEM business development of several of Nexsan’s new products. Prior to Nexsan, Gregg held various executive roles in LightSand Communications, SS8 Networks and TRW. Gregg holds a BSEE and an MSEE from Brigham Young University.

Mark Herbert
Mark Herbert - Senior Vice President of Engineering

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.

David Bartizal - Vice President of Service and Support

Along with 15 years of engineering and technical leadership experience including manufacturing, product development, sustaining engineering, quality assurance and regulatory compliance, David brings 18 years of Customer Service and Support experience to the Nexsan leadership team. Having held senior support management roles at Imation, IronKey and most recently as Director of Nexsan Global Support Operations, David has broad experience in customer service delivery, operational excellence and a focused, sensible approach to customer satisfaction. Past successes include integration of support teams through acquisition activities, transforming support organizations to utilize knowledge management solutions and collaboration in support delivery, optimizing global field service organizations by leveraging support and service partners to optimize the support supply chain and identifying customer pain points to drive proactive support activities assuring customer success. David is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and holds a BSEE from the University of Minnesota Institute of Technology.

Stewart Gallacher
Stewart Gallacher - VP of Global Operations

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.