Leadership Team

Tarkan Maner

Tarkan Maner, Chairman and CEO

Tarkan is a global executive operator, investor and advisor in the Information Technology industry. His operational and investment areas of focus include social media, mobility, internet of everything, big data, cloud computing, where Software-Defined Infrastructure trends now redefine the enterprises from the data center to the end users. Tarkan and his team have a passion to build game-changing and customer-focused businesses with passionate and caring teams to deliver disruptive and revolutionary solutions to enable a Better Living for a Better World for many generations to come.

Ricardo Antuna

Ricardo Antuna, VP, Business and Corporate Development

Ricardo is responsible for Nexenta's global business and corporate development. He is focused on the company's strategy with leading cloud, virtualization and storage partners. Prior to Nexenta, Ricardo held business development, strategic alliances and product management roles with market leading infrastructure and systems management providers including: Acronis, Mirantis, Dell, Wyse (acquired by Dell), CA Technologies, Starbase (acquired by Borland) and Quest Software (acquired by Dell).

Craig Cagle

Craig Cagle, VP, GM Americas

Craig is a proven sales leader with deep experience in consultative selling, executive relationship building, sales operations, and management of high performance teams. He joined Nexenta as Director of Sales, and is currently the VP, GM Americas. Craig brings over 15 years of experience in technology sales and management. He joined Nexenta to leverage his cloud computing and sales experience to take Nexenta’s industry leading Software-Defined Storage solutions to market, and increase the breadth, depth and quality of sales in the Americas. Craig joined Nexenta from Dell Inc. where he most recently led the Americas End User Computing organization, where he built and lead a team of sales managers, specialists, and engineers responsible for driving client virtualization, mobility, and security solutions.

Aditya Fotedar

Aditya Fotedar, CIO

Aditya is an innovative, business-led technology and operations executive focused on the effective application of differentiating technologies to fast growing businesses. He spends his time in pursuit of Technologies and process that drive simplicity, velocity and agility in a business. He carries a strong vision and perspectives in these areas for which he has been recognized by the industry. He joins Nexenta as CIO, providing leadership in multiple areas. He brings 18 years of diverse experience from past roles on both the business and technology sides. Prior to NexentaAditya was responsible for Cloud Services, R&D operations and all aspects of IT at Dell Wyse.

Bill Fuller

Bill Fuller, VP, Engineering

Bill is an innovative and seasoned engineering leader with deep experience in storage solutions, including SAN, NAS, open source software, and storage interconnect related products and services. He brings over 30 years of storage industry and engineering experience to Nexenta, and is responsible for the ongoing development of NexentaStor, the company’s flagship software defined storage solution, currently in it’s 4th generation. NexentaStor 5 delivers enterprise class storage services for block and file, with the resilience and performance required for Cloud and Enterprise applications, plus comprehensive data management capabilities. Bill has strong technical management experience in investigation, design and product delivery in the areas of software, systems, storage and platforms – with a proven track record of timely product delivery and technical innovation. Bill was also instrumental in early development of RAID and Fibre Channel. He previously held key positions with storage companies like Quest Software, MonoSphere Systems, Nishan Systems, StorageWay Inc, Auspex Systems, and Tandem Computers.

Rick Hayes

Rick Hayes, VP, Customer Service

Rick is a seasoned executive in global pre-sales, customer service, support and professional services, with deep experience in data center strategy and transformation, including the use of open source storage technologies. He brings more than 20 years of industry experience to Nexenta. Previously, he was the principal consultant for the data center practice at GlassHouse Technologies where he developed and managed strategic IT projects focusing on data center consolidations and migrations for large enterprises in Energy, Financial Services, and Networking clients. Rick has most recently led global services and field operations at MaXXan and Storage Networks.

Mark Jordan

Mark Jordan, VP, GM EMEA

Mark has extensive knowledge of the IT Industry in EMEA with over 30 years experience having held senior management positions with HW, SW and services vendors addressing multiple business segments and channels. Prior to joining Nexenta, he was responsible for leading Dell's Cloud Client Computing business in EMEA and most recently its worldwide Cloud Client Computing sales team. Mark is a driven and passionate leader who is customer centric and has a strong track record in building high performance teams, revenue growth and go to market strategies for new product technologies.


Hongran F Stone, VP, Business Development and Alliances, Greater China

Hongran has vast experience with startups and the Asia-Pacific market. First by co-creating the Chinese documentary “A Journey to Silicon Valley” broadcasted at CCTV; she has co-authored two books on Innovation and holds numerous worldwide patents.  She later served as GM of a China's first generation of e-commerce companies. She was an R&D executive for Revance, a Bay Area startup that had a successful IPO. More recently she has been leading Nexenta's Greater China operations and partner alliances.

Mavis Yee

Mavis Yee, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel

Mavis is an experienced strategic attorney and Silicon Valley veteran, widely recognized for her work in global corporate, employment and commercial transactional law matters, venture financings and cross-border mergers and acquisitions. She joined Nexenta in June 2014 and brings over 20 years of legal and administrative expertise to Nexenta. Before joining Nexenta, Mavis was a partner with Nixon Peabody LLP, Cooley LLP and Heller Ehrman/Venture Law Group. During her tenure with these firms, Mavis represented many world class technology clients, including Wyse Technology, as their outside general counsel. At Nexenta, Mavis is responsible for managing legal, human resources and other administrative matters.

Dmitry Yusupov

Dmitry Yusupov, Chief Technology Officer and Founder

Dmitry, co-founded Nexenta Systems in 2005 and is currently CTO. He co-created NexentaOS and NexentaStor—the company’s flagship Software-Defined Storage platform - currently in its 5th generation. Dmitry and Alex are also the co-creators of the iSCSI stack accepted into the Linux kernel. This Open-iSCSI project forms the basis of most iSCSI solutions used today, and this experience building enterprise class storage with the Linux kernel encouraged them to create the hybrid open storage operating system, Nexenta Core Platform. Dmitry also leads the team responsible for developing NexentaEdge, a next generation scale out object, block and file solution with ZFS DNA. The first generation of this product, NexentaEdge 1.0,  announced in 2015. Prior to Nexenta, Dmitry served as software storage/networking lead engineer director at software startups Neterion and Silverback Systems (acquired by Brocade).