Nelson brings over 20 years of experience in the storage industry in multiple storage software development positions. He is known for creating innovative products and successfully bringing them to the market. Prior to co-founding Zadara Storage, he was a Fellow and Vice President of Software Engineering at LSI Corporation, where he was responsible for an engineering team of over 250 people.
Previously he was CTO and co-founder of StoreAge Networking Technologies, which was acquired by LSI in 2006. At StoreAge, he invented the out of band storage virtualization system, building and leading the engineering to a successful product that was adopted by HP and lead to the acquisition of StoreAge by LSI.
Nelson holds multiple patents related to storage systems. Nelson has a B.Sc EE from the Technion, the Israeli Institute of Technology.
Yair brings over 15 years of experience in software development in a variety of senior engineering management positions. He has a track record of successfully building world class engineering teams from the ground up, hiring key contributors, driving quality, and ensuring on time delivery. Prior to co-founding Zadara Storage, Yair was Sr. Director of Engineering at LSI where he led the development of multiple releases of HP’s SVSP product. During his tenure, he expanded the engineering team from 20 to 50 engineers. Previously, he was Director of R&D and QA at StoreAge where he was responsible for the development and release of the storage virtualization software. Prior to StoreAge, Yair was software development manager at Medivision.
Yair has a B.Sc (Cum Laude) in Information Systems Engineering from the Computer Science faculty in the Technion, Israeli Institute of Technology.
Noam brings over 15 years of experience in the technology industry in a variety of senior management positions. At LSI Corporation, he was Sr. Director of Business Planning and Product Management in the Engenio Storage Group. During his tenure he founded and led an internal startup, took it from inception to first revenue, and successfully handed it off to NetApp when the latter acquired Engenio. Prior to that, Noam was LSI's Director of Corporate Strategy. Prior to LSI he was Director of Strategic Marketing at MIPS Technologies, Inc., in Mountain View, California, where he was responsible for the company's efforts to penetrate new markets and expand its presence in existing ones.
Prior to MIPS, Noam was VP of Applications and Director of Engineering at iBlast, Inc., an entertainment technology startup in Beverly Hills, California. Prior to that, Noam held research and engineering positions at Intel Corporation's Microprocessor Products Group and Microcomputer Research Lab in Santa Clara, California.
Noam has a B.Sc. (with Honors) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an Executive MBA from Santa Clara University.
Doug brings over 35 years of experience in the technology industry in a variety of technical, sales and senior management positions. Starting with Digital Equipment Corporation as an engineer, Doug has worked his way up through the ranks. Having positions in Training, Marketing, Sales Support, Sales Management, gives Doug a full 360 view of the industry. After leaving DEC in 1995, Doug worked for several startups developing their sales teams and channels. He has also held Director levels positions at ATL Products, Chaparral Networking Technology, and QLogic. All these positions were in support of sales and VAR development. Most recently he worked for StoreAge a virtualization startup. As VP of North American sales Doug’s team was responsible for building the customer base and developing the partner channel. After the acquisition by LSI Corporation, Doug continued the development of the StoreAge channel as well as partnering with HP as an OEM customer. Doug’s team was responsible for leading the relationship with HP from all aspects.
Doug holds an Engineering degree from New Hampshire Technical Institute..