Bharat Boddu

Bharatendra (Bharat) Boddu leads Cloudian’s Hyperstore Engineering group. As Vice President of Engineering, Bharat is responsible for driving the technology innovation, architecture, core product development, new applications and DevOp Tools. Prior to joining Cloudian, he held leadership role at Gemini Mobile Technologies developing mission-critical infrastructure software. Bharat’s expertise include Distributed Systems and Databases. He holds a MS in Software Engineering from San Jose State University.

Michael Tso

Michael Tso is co-founder and CEO of Cloudian. Prior to Cloudian, he co-founded and led Gemini Mobile Technologies, a pioneer in wireless messaging, providing mission-critical infrastructure software that today powers services at some of the world’s largest telcos.

At search engine pioneer Inktomi, Michael led engineering for an e-commerce search engine, and designed a network congestion control system for KDDI which later became an industry standard.

At Intel, he led the development of web acceleration technology and collaborated with Nokia on NarrowBand Sockets, commonly known as SmartMessaging, which enabled the world’s first SMS ringtone download service. Michael holds 36 patents. He graduated from MIT with an MS in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, BS in Computer Science, BS in Electrical Engineering, and a minor in Economics.

Jon Ash

Jon leads Cloudian’s WW sales and professional services teams. Prior to Cloudian, he led the WW Sales organization at Nexenta, a pioneer in software-defined storage, where he grew the user base from zero to over two thousand customers. Jon has strong experience with direct, OEM and channel sales models and has successfully grown revenue at multiple storage companies both large and small. Jon holds a BSC from Warwick University in the UK.

Carsten Graf

Carsten leads the EMEA sales team at Cloudian. Before Cloudian, he was a Managing Director of Code42, a leading Enterprise Data Protection company, running their Central Europe team. Carsten also worked a long time at Verizon Business, where he was head of the Security sales team. Carsten holds a Bachelor of Administration and Engineering from the Hochschule of Mannheim and MBA from the University of St. Thomas (Texas).

Carlo Garbagnati

Carlo Garbagnati leads Cloudian’s global Engineering team, with operations in Silicon Valley, Milan, Tokyo, and Beijing. Prior to Cloudian, he spent 25 years leading R&D organizations at companies ranging from early-stage start-ups to larger industry players such as HDS (now Hitachi Vantara), Pivot3, BlueArc, Quantum and Meridian Data. Carlo has driven the development of hybrid cloud, big data analytics, network-attached storage and hyperconverged infrastructure solutions. Carlo holds an M.S.E.E. degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and a B.S. from Northrup University in Electrical and Electronics Engineering.

Tetsuaki Goto

Tetsuaki Goto leads Cloudian’s Technical Support group and is responsible for customer satisfaction and success. As Vice President of Technical Support, Tetsuaki leads all aspects of global technical support delivery and operations ensuring outstanding service quality and customer satisfaction. Prior to joining Cloudian, Tetsuaki held support leadership roles at Progress Software, Oracle, and BEA Systems. Tetsuaki holds a Master degree in Management of Technology from Tokyo Institute of Technology.

Fadel Hamed

Fadel Hamed is responsible for strategic and tactical delivery of exceptional customer outcomes for Cloudian. As Vice President of Customer Success, Fadel leads all aspects of global technical support and Cloudian programs to drive a customer success culture. Prior to Joining Cloudian, Fadel was Vice President Customer Success for Siemens Healthineers, covering North America. At Siemens, he was responsible for service operational excellence, service quality, and customer advocacy. While at Siemens, Fadel led a global strategy and practice to leverage machine data analytics for predictive support. Fadel was also senior director at NetApp responsible for customer quality and advocacy where he established corporate programs, metrics and goals focused on customer success. Fadel held progressive leadership roles at Roche, Genentech, Amgen and IBM. Fadel has a Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley.

Laura Kelly

As VP of Corporate Marketing at Cloudian, Laura’s team encompasses Creative and Brand, Marketing Ops, Inside Sales, Web, Demand Gen, and Events. With over 20 years of experience in high tech marketing, Laura has covered all facets of the marketing spectrum, driving strategy and execution for a variety of companies in Silicon Valley. Prior to Cloudian, Laura held marketing leadership roles at a startups including Panzura, a multi-cloud data management startup, Axcient, a cloud-based backup and DR startup, and Riverbed, a provider of WAN optimization solutions. Previous companies also include Zone Labs, Exodus Communications, Walt Disney, Miramax, and Warner Brothers.

James Wright

James is the Sr. Director, APAC and Japan for Cloudian, responsible for leading the growth of the business with service providers and end users alike.

Previously he was the ANZ Sales Director for Nutanix and responsible for scaling the business and leading the sales team. Prior to Nutanix he was one of the founding employees at Pure Storage ANZ, sat on the Board for SIF Association, and held leadership positions at IBM, BenQ, and Mitsubishi Electric.

Jon Toor

Jon Toor leads Cloudian’s inbound and outbound marketing teams. Prior to Cloudian, Toor served as vice president of digital marketing and demand generation at Brocade. He also served as the vice president of marketing at Xsigo Systems where he led the outbound marketing team, a group he led from company launch until the company acquisition by Oracle. Prior to Xsigo, he served at ONStor as vice president of marketing. Toor holds an MBA, bachelor of science in mechanical engineering, and a bachelor of arts in economics all from Stanford University.