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.
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.
Peter Godman uses his expertise in distributed file systems and high-performance distributed systems to guide product development and management at Qumulo. He is the inventor of more than 20 granted patents in the areas of file system design, distributed systems, and shared-memory concurrency. As Qumulo’s founding CEO, Peter led the company through fundraising rounds totaling $100M, the delivery of Qumulo Core, and the acquisition of Qumulo’s first hundred customers. Prior to Qumulo, Peter served as CEO of Corensic, which brought the world’s first thin hypervisor to market. Before that, he was Director of Software Engineering at Isilon, where he led its file system team through several major releases.
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.
Mary Godwin brings over 30 years of experience in leading, developing and optimizing Operations teams, processes, and supply chains. Prior to Qumulo, Mary was VP, Operations at Isilon where she led the team that supported Isilon’s transformation to profitability, explosive growth, and eventual acquisition by EMC. Mary has held executive positions at Solectron and Lucent Technologies. Mary holds a B.S. in Plastics Engineering from the University of Massachusetts and an MBA from Santa Clara University.
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.
Jay Wampold is a well-known marketing executive with a history of building globally recognized brands and of scaling early stage companies into market leaders. Prior to joining Qumulo, Jay led product marketing at Amazon Web Services. Before joining Amazon Web Services, Jay joined Chef in 2011 as an early member of the executive team and turned the nascent open source business into a globally recognized band and leader in the in the DevOps market. Prior to joining Chef, Jay served on the leadership team at Isilon Systems and helped create the scale-out NAS category and define its go-to-market strategy. Prior to Isilon in 2005, Jay was a partner and Senior Vice President of SS+K communications. Prior to SS+K in 2001, Jay was a member of the early leadership team at RealNetworks, where he was instrumental in creating and leading the streaming media market.
Karim Fanous brings 15 years of technology and product experience to the company. Prior to Qumulo, Karim was at Microsoft, first as a software engineer working primarily on VOIP and online conferencing-related technologies, then as a product manager for cloud-scale monitoring and alerting platforms. Karim has also held various roles at Booz & Company, where he advised Fortune 100 clients on their digital and go-to-market strategies. Karim holds an MBA from the University of Michigan and a BSc. in Math and Computer Science from the American University in Cairo.
Prior to joining Qumulo, Cheney held several executive positions at Chef including chief revenue officer and chief marketing officer and and vice president of business development. He has more than 20 years of IT industry experience spanning marketing, product, business development, corporate development, and sales in both early-stage and mature businesses such as Mercury Interactive and HP. In his new role, he will be responsible for spearheading the company’s cloud strategy, developing partnerships and driving ongoing growth efforts.
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.
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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