|Board of Advisors|
Randy Bias, Cloudscaling Founder
Since 1990, Randy has driven innovations in infrastructure, IT, operations, and 24×7 service delivery. He was the technical visionary at GoGrid and built the world’s first multi-cloud, multi-platform cloud management framework at CloudScale Networks. He led the open-licensing of GoGrid's API, which inspired Sun Microsystems, Rackspace Cloud, VMware and others to open-license their cloud APIs.Randy most recently served as the vice president of technology strategy at GoGrid, and was responsible for providing tactical and strategic vision around all technology for the GoGrid cloud computing platform. Randy's voice can be heard through the Cloudscaling blog, which has tens of thousands of page views monthly.
Vic Mahadevan, Entrepreneur
Vic Mahadevan was the Chief Strategy Officer for NetApp. In this role, Vic was responsible for leading NetApp's business strategy and identifying additional market and product opportunities to fuel future growth. He led the company’s strategic planning and business development activities worldwide. Vic was also responsible for driving the strategic planning process,managing acquisitions, and supporting NetApp’s strategic alliances and partnership teams.
Before joining NetApp, Vic served as vice president of marketing for LSI Corporation, where he was responsible for driving all aspects of product management, outbound marketing and business alliances. Prior to LSI Corporation, Vic was chief executive officer for Deeya Energy. He has also held senior management positions with leading storage and systems management companies including BMC Software, Compaq, Ivita, and Maxxan Systems.
Vic holds an MBA in Marketing and MS in Engineering from the University of Iowa as well a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology.
Bill Moore, co-creator of ZFS
Bill co-led the team that delivered Sun Microsystems’ innovative ZFS file system and served as chief engineer for its Storage Server group, where he designed Sun's next-generation storage servers. Earlier in his career, Bill helped found 3PAR (NYSE: PAR) in 1999, where he was involved in every aspect of the overall hardware and software design.
Sam Pullara, Twitter
Sam Pullar, of Twitter, was the CTO/CEO and a co-founder of Bagcheck, the best place to list the things you use to do your favorite activities and share them with your social network. Bagcheck was sold to Twitter in 2011. Sam also spent time at Yahoo! as chief technologist, where he was responsible for Yahoo!’s product and technology strategy across the organization. In addition to his time at Yahoo!, Sam has spent a significant part of his career building other successful start-up companies.
Mark Lockareff, Entrepreneur
Mark has spent the last 25 years growing, leading, and investing in disruptive technology companies during their key growth stages in the enterprise infrastructure, software and internet markets. These companies include: Nexenta, ParAccel, Agiliance, Apptera, Softricity, Model N, Facebook, Riverbed, Quigo, Acopia, ProofPoint, Excite, Classifieds2000 and Echelon.
Mark joined Nexenta in February 2013 as Interim CEO for six months, and is also a member of the Board of Directors. He was responsible for setting the strategic direction of the company and leading the executive team across all operational aspects of planning and execution.
Mark was most recently the Managing Director at Bridge Advisory Partners, an advisory firm he founded in 2008 that provided CEO, board of director and executive chairman services to high potential, expansion stage venture and private equity backed technology companies. Prior to Bridge, Mark was a Venture Partner at Meritech Capital Partners, a $2.6 billion venture capital firm that funded such companies as: BlueArc, Acopia, Fusion-io, Netezza, Greenplum, Cloudera, Riverbed, Facebook, Salesforce.com and NetSuite. Prior to Meritech, he was a Founder and Managing Director of GameChange Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm affiliated with Accenture that focused on enterprise software investments. Prior to that, he was VP, Corporate Development at Excite@Home and VP & GM of Classified Advertising for Excite. Earlier in his career, he was VP&GM at Classifieds2000, a product manager at Echelon, an investment banker at Salomon Brothers and started his career in sales at IBM. Mark holds a BAS in Electrical Engineering and Economics from Stanford University, and an MBA from the University of Chicago.