With decades of technical and business experience, Qumulo’s leadership team is focused on building a company the world trusts to manage and store its data.
President & CEO
“Qumulo is on a mission to liberate customers from antiquated file storage systems sold by vendors stuck in the past. Everyday, we help our customers scale, save time and money and get to the cloud. We’re in the customer delight business. As simple as that sounds, we didn’t come up with the concept. We just listened to what customers wanted.”
Bill Richter is President & CEO of Qumulo, where he brings over 20 years of leadership experience to his role. Prior to Qumulo, Bill was a Venture Partner at Madrona, where he invested in and advised emerging businesses across multiple categories. Before joining Madrona, Bill was President of the Isilon Storage Division of EMC, where he grew the business to $1.5 billion in annual revenue in 2014. After Isilon, Bill served as COO of EMC’s $4 billion Midrange Storage business. Bill holds a BA in Business Administration from the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington.
Co-founder & Chief Scientist
“As an engineer, there are a lot of ideas that seem really interesting technically, but unless you can solve an actual customer problem, the business won’t succeed.”
Neal Fachan brings 15 years of systems software experience to Qumulo. At Amazon Web Services, he designed and led development of advanced database technologies. Prior to Amazon, Neal was Distinguished Engineer at Isilon, where he provided technical vision for Isilon’s award-winning OneFS clustered file system, resulting in more than thirty patented technologies. Prior to Isilon, Neal worked in the Third Market group at D. E. Shaw. Neal holds a degree in Math and Computer Science from the University of New Mexico.
Vice President of Worldwide Sales
“Customers love the visibility and control Qumulo gives them with our modern approach to storing unstructured data. Our legendary commitment to customer success is setting a new, higher bar for the industry.”
Eric Scollard is a veteran sales executive with extensive experience scaling teams and growing sales in the storage industry. Prior to Qumulo, he was SVP of Worldwide Sales for ExtraHop Networks. At Isilon Systems, Eric was the first VP of Sales, where he built the sales organization from scratch and grew revenues from $0 to nearly $100M in less than five years. His efforts culminated in the most successful technology IPO of 2006. Afterwards, he laid the groundwork for an eventual sale to EMC for $2.5B. Eric has also served as VP of Sales at Ocarina Networks, which was acquired by Dell, and he was VP of Sales at Bycast which was acquired by NetApp. Earlier in his career, Eric held sales leadership roles at VERITAS, IBM and EMC, with growing responsibilities and results at each. Eric graduated from Gonzaga University with degrees in Economics and Speech Communications.
Chief Financial Officer
“Every aspect of our business works to increase value we deliver to our customers. We constantly look for ways to help our customers maximize the efficiency and lower the TCO of their storage system through more efficient capacity utilization, faster performance and greater ease of use.”
Matt Frey brings more than 20 years of experience leading and advising venture-backed and public technology companies, as well as extensive experience negotiating with, selling to and supporting software and hardware based solutions at some of the world’s largest corporations. Prior to Qumulo, Matt was CEO of Optimum Energy and president and COO of World Wide Packets. He was also a board member at Vitesse Semiconductor. Matt holds a B.S. in Commerce & Accounting from Santa Clara University.
Chief Technology Officer
Michael Cornwell brings a wealth of innovation experience delivering market-changing technology, from all-flash to the cloud. He joins Qumulo from Microsoft, where he served as the general manager of storage technologies for Azure Infrastructure, and led innovation and adoption of new memory and storage across the Azure platform and services. Prior to his time at Microsoft, Michael spent eight years at Pure Storage as a founding engineer, and served in key management roles including as vice president and chief technology officer for the Asia Pacific and Japan region (APJ). Michael led the development of Pure’s first all-flash hardware platform, then grew the company’s business in the APJ market from zero to more than $100 million in revenue. He also led pioneering storage development at Sun Microsystems and Apple, and was the lead technologist for flash systems at Sun, driving the development of the industry’s first flash platforms designed for enterprise applications. He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of California at Santa Cruz, and has been awarded 68 U.S. patents in storage technologies.
Vice President of Product Management
“Qumulo is the only product that offers file at the scale of object, on the hardware you want to use, and with analytics that save customers time and money. But maybe most excitingly, Qumulo runs in the cloud and on-premises, because we believe that the cloud is a platform for innovation not just a dumping ground for old data.”
Ben Gitenstein runs Product at Qumulo. He and his team of product managers and data scientists have conducted nearly 1,000 interviews with storage users and analyzed millions of data points to understand customer needs and the direction of the storage market. Prior to working at Qumulo, Ben spent five years at Microsoft, where he split his time between Corporate Strategy and Product Planning.
Vice President, People
“Qumulo is a pioneer and disruptive force in the storage market and continues to show impressive growth and relentless innovation. From the start, the company has attracted top talent and built a culture where people love working together to transform an industry and thrill our customers.”
Robyn Singh brings more than 18 years Human Resources leadership experience in leading technology companies driving business growth through people programs. Before Qumulo, Robyn served as the Director of HR for the Amazon Sellers Marketplace where she led a global HR team that enabled 20,000 employees to provide products and solutions to Sellers worldwide. Prior to Amazon, she served as the Vice President of Human Resources for Nintex, leading global people practices for the pre-IPO start up. Robyn has also held leadership roles with Citrix Systems and Microsoft, leading HR for teams in Xbox, Windows and Marketing.
Robyn holds a Master of Science in Organizational Development from Central Washington University and a Bachelor of Science in Management Science from the University of Massachusetts.
Vice President, Engineering and Customer Success
“At Qumulo, we believe the key ingredient for building a great product starts with building a great team. As a team, we focus on delivering value to our customers with every interaction.”
Molly Brown brings over 20 years of experience designing, building and leading teams to deliver high quality storage software to customers. Prior to working at Qumulo, Molly spent 15 years at Microsoft working on a variety of Windows storage technologies. Molly holds a M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Washington and a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Virginia.
Senior Vice President and General Manager of Cloud
Barry Russell leads Qumulo’s cloud strategy, business development, cloud alliances and go-to-market execution. He works closely with the Qumulo product, engineering and field teams to support customers’ data-driven initiatives and digital transformations with scale-out cloud solutions. Before joining Qumulo, Barry was the vice president of cloud business globally at F5, where he led cloud field sales, solution architecture and overall alliance strategy. While there, he grew the company’s cloud software revenue by more than 90 percent in his first year and executed a global Strategic Collaboration Agreement with Amazon Web Services (AWS). Prior to F5, Russell spent many years with AWS as the general manager for AWS Marketplace and AWS Service Catalog business, building both from launch to hyper-scale revenue used by hundreds of thousands of customers and partners around the world.
Global Product Marketing
Molly Presley joined Qumulo in 2018 and leads worldwide product marketing. Molly brings over 15 years of file system and archive technology leadership experience to the role. Prior to Qumulo, Molly held executive product and marketing leadership roles at Quantum, DataDirect Networks (DDN) and Spectra Logic. Presley also created the term “Active Archive”, founded the Active Archive Alliance and has served on the Board of the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA).