At Infinio, we believe that it’s important to build our company as carefully as our product. We’ve selected key industry advisors whose knowledge and experience can further our mission of offering lightning fast I/O for VMware to organizations of all sizes. Along with our leadership and board of directors, these advisors are key to our success.
Vishal is a professor in the Department of Computer Science at Columbia University, and an IEEE Fellow. He has received an NSF CAREER Award, a DoE CAREER Award, and Google and IBM Faculty Awards. In 2011 he founded Infinio. After raising $24 million from top-tier venture capital firms and hiring a professional executive team, he transitioned to the role of Chief Scientist for the company. Vishal is also an avid cricket fan and one of the founders of Cricinfo.
Jay Kidd holds responsibility for overall technology direction, architecture, advanced development, technology evangelism and technology standards at NetApp, and is a member of the executive staff. Earlier, Kidd was a senior vice president in NetApp product operations with responsibility for engineering of NAS, SAN, data protection, and management products. He was previously chief marketing officer at NetApp and also ran the Emerging Products Group. Prior to joining NetApp, he was chief technology officer and vice president of Product Management at Brocade.
Brian brings more than 30 years of experience in storage, operating systems, networking, and embedded systems design to his leadership of Infinio's product development and product management teams. Previously, he was Vice President of Engineering at Simplivity, where he was responsible for hardware engineering, software engineering, and product quality. Earlier in his career, he served as an Executive Director at Dell, where he managed more than 300 people on the EqualLogic engineering team. Brian was also an early member of Data Kinesis (acquired by Adaptec) and Pirus Networks (acquired by Sun). He earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of New Hampshire, and completed general management training courses at the Chicago Booth School of Business.
Randy Seidl is known for having a unique ability to scale emerging growth and Fortune 500 technology companies. Throughout his career, Seidl has served in a variety of roles including Chairman, CEO, SVP/GM, sales leader, product manager, marketing manager, entrepreneur, and board member for industry-leading organizations including Hewlett Packard, Sun Microsystems, Permabit, Advizex and EMC Corporation (where he was employee #33). In October 2013, he founded Revenue Acceleration, LLC to help technology company CEOs be better leaders, improve their culture, and accelerate revenue growth, by sharing his strategic and tactical go-to-market experience and relationships.
Darren Thomas’s depth of storage experience includes his recent position as general manager and vice president of Dell’s multi-billion dollar enterprise storage and networking divisions, where he oversaw five acquisitions, including EqualLogic and Compellent. Prior to Dell, he built Compaq’s storage business to a market leadership position. A strong supporter of industry standards, Thomas was instrumental in founding the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA).
Mike Tuchen was previously CEO of Rapid7, known for its downloadable software business model and rapid revenue growth selling to IT professionals. Earlier in his career he held progressively responsible positions at Sun Microsystems and Microsoft, and he is a sought-after advisor to companies including Paradigm4, ThousandEyes, and BitSight Technologies.