Leadership

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.

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Bill Richter

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.

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Neal Fachan

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.

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Matt Frey

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.

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Michael Cornwell

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.

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Barry Russell

Senior Vice President and General Manager of Cloud

“Qumulo’s cloud data service platform enables customers to drive fast outcomes on private and public clouds. Across industry verticals such as Life Sciences, Manufacturing, Media Entertainment and Energy, customers can feed their applications with massive quantities of file data and extract that data to continually innovate for their customers by connecting to cloud native services such as AI, IoT and image recognition.”

Barry Russell is Qumulo’s Senior Vice President and GM of Cloud, bringing more than 25 years of business development, go-to-market, product strategy, technical sales and business operations. Barry is responsible for Qumulo’s overall private and public cloud business including strategy, revenue plans and leading a team globally to drive customer adoption, cloud alliances, business development and go-to-market execution. Prior to Qumulo, Barry was the global vice president of cloud business at F5, where he was responsible for revenue growth and led cloud field sales, solution architecture and alliances. While there, he grew the company’s cloud software revenue by more than 90 percent, accelerating F5’s transformation to a software and cloud company. He also spent years with AWS as the general manager for the AWS Marketplace and AWS Service Catalog businesses, taking both to hyper-scale revenue in use by thousands of Enterprise customers and partners around the world.

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Craig Bumpus

Chief Revenue Officer

“Qumulo’s cloud and file software is unparalleled in its ability to support a wide variety of applications, to scale massively and to provide fast, data-driven insights to accelerate innovation and business outcomes.”

Craig Bumpus is Qumulo’s Chief Revenue Officer, with more than 27 years of go-to-market strategy, channel development, sales enablement, technical sales, operations, customer success and professional services experience. Craig is responsible for accelerating Qumulo’s revenue growth, driving adoption of Qumulo as a data platform in both public and private clouds, and scaling a global organization to service customers across the Americas, EMEA and Asia. Previously, Craig served as the CRO at UiPath where he led the annual recurring revenue growth of over 8 times from 2017-19. He also served as the Senior Vice President of Sales for Nutanix, where he was instrumental in the growth transitioning the company from a hardware appliance provider to a category-leading cloud and SaaS solution provider.

Craig holds degrees in International Business, Management and Marketing from the University of Rhode Island, and is a guest professor at Babson College as well as an executive coach.

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Ben Gitenstein

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.

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Robyn Singh

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.

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Molly Brown

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.

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Molly Presley

Global Product Marketing

“Qumulo uniquely helps customers increase performance, simplify operations, and derive value from their unstructured data across on-prem and the cloud. Coupling our innovative technology with an incredible customer experience makes Qumulo unlike any other company in the industry.”

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).