Ursheet drives strategy and business execution for StorSimple. Prior to StorSimple, Ursheet was the Director of product management for Cisco’s WAN optimization and application acceleration business unit, building the Wide Area Application Services (WAAS) product from concept to industry leadership with #1 market share and over $250 million per year in revenues. Ursheet came into Cisco through the acquisition of Andiamo Systems, where he held a product management role. Prior to that, Ursheet held leadership positions at Kuokoa Networks, a file system virtualization company and at Jalva Media Inc, a digital asset management software and outsourcing company. Ursheet started his career in enterprise IT at Deloitte Consulting where he worked as analyst, technical architect and project leader for a range of data-center, networking and applications IT infrastructure projects across multiple industries.
Ursheet holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science & engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay (Mumbai), India and an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Guru drives operations and product development for StorSimple. He is a 20+ year storage industry veteran, and a pioneer in the early development of Fibre Channel and SCSI technology. His technical expertise includes Fibre Channel and SCSI protocols, RAID storage subsystems, high availability and clustering technologies. Prior to StorSimple, Guru was one of the top executives at Brocade. Prior to StorSimple, Guru was the VP/GM for the Brocade/Foundry Application Delivery Controller and the Files Business, where he was responsible for overall product strategy and delivery. His other roles included VP Engineering, Software where he led Brocade’s software engineering team to deliver the core products that enabled Brocade to achieve market leadership in Storage Area Network (SAN) switching. Guru came into Brocade in 2002 through the acquisition of Rhapsody Networks, where he was founder and VP of Engineering, responsible for defining the company's product direction, directing product development, and leading the engineering organization. Under his leadership, Rhapsody developed industry-leading modular and fixed-configuration block virtualization switching products. Prior to Rhapsody Networks, Pangal founded Rhapsody Systems Inc. a technology consultancy firm focused on high-speed interconnects for the storage industry. He was also the co-founder and Vice President of Engineering at Starcom Technologies. Pangal began his engineering career at Hewlett-Packard.
Pangal holds a Master of Science in Computer Science from Utah State University, a Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Management from Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, India, and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from JNT University, India.
Steve most recently served as North American Storage Sales Leader at IBM. He joined IBM through its acquisition of XIV in 2007 and led the sales team of the fastest growing segment within the IBM storage division. Prior to IBM, Steve was Vice President, Worldwide Sales at Onstor, Inc., a venture backed NAS start-up, where he was responsible for managing worldwide sales organization. Steve joined EMC in 1994 as an account executive and held a variety of leadership roles. When he left EMC in 2002, he was the Vice President, Sales for Asia Pacific. Steve also held prominent positions at Cisco Systems & Stratus Computers.
Steve has a Bachelor of Science, Business Administration from University of Delaware and a Master of Business Administration, Texas A& M University
Mark is responsible for the company's global marketing strategy, and brings over twenty years of leadership and industry experience in the data center, cloud and networking markets.
Before joining StorSimple, Mark was Sr. Vice President of Marketing at Virtela, a cloud service provider, and at Cisco, where he led marketing across multiple data center business units and $1 billion of revenue. Previously, Mark was Vice President of Worldwide Marketing at NetScaler, a pioneer in application delivery acquired by Citrix Systems for $325 million. Earlier in his career, he spent several years as Vice President of Worldwide Marketing at Redback Networks.
Mark has an MBA with honors from Santa Clara University, where he is a part-time professor and advisory board member, and a Bachelors of Science from University of California, Berkeley.
Bill is responsible for the overall Sales and Channel strategy for StorSimple. With over 15 years of sales and channel experience, Bill joins StorSimple from Data Domain where he served as Senior Director, Worldwide Channel Sales. At Data Domain, Bill was responsible for the conceptualization, recruitment and execution of the overall strategy for the company’s indirect, strategic, and alternative channels where sales grew to over $250 million in five years. Bill was a key contributor in Data Domain’s growth as the market leader in Data Deduplication prior to its acquisition by EMC Corporation in 2009. Bill brings, to StorSimple’s management team, a background that spans both the Storage and Networking segments along with an exceptional track record in early stage companies. Bill has held senior sales and channel management positions at Storwize, McDATA, VA Software and NetScreen.
Bill holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Northern Arizona University (NAU).
Rich oversees the core datapath architecture at StorSimple. Rich has been building storage solutions in the host, fabric, and endpoints for over 20 years, at HP, EMC, and elsewhere, with a focus on data integrity, high availability, scalability, performance, portability, and always, maintainability. Rich's passions in software development are architectural simplicity and automated testing -- he believes both are critical for any project to succeed and be nimble and maintainable in the long term, and as such, he has integrated both into the daily peer review processes at StorSimple. Rich holds a number of patents and a Master's degree from the University of Virginia. His hobbies include trail running and microcontroller development.
Ady leads product marketing at StorSimple. He brings 15 years of information technology experience, in the areas of product management and technical marketing. Prior to joining StorSimple, Ady was the Vice President of Product Management at Wanova, a Cloud-based Desktop Management and Disaster Recovery company. Prior to that, Ady held the a Product Management Manager role for Cisco's Application Delivery Business Unit (ADBU). Ady joined Cisco in 2004 via the acquisition of Actona Technologies, a File Services Virtualization company, which set the foundation for Cisco's Wide Area Application Services (WAAS) product line.
Ady holds a bachelor's of science in information systems engineering from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, and an MBA from the Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business.
Maurilio drives the engineering development and quality assurance activities at StorSimple. He brings to StorSimple more than 12 years of experience architecting and managing the development of cutting edge storage and networking products. Prior to StorSimple he held architectural and senior managerial positions at Cisco in the Data Center division, managing the technical partnerships and the development of joint storage solutions with EMC, HP, IBM as well as several start-ups. Maurilio has also led the network services strategy for the Cisco Nexus product line, driving the architecture of several services (Firewall, Server Load Balancer, IPSec, etc.) across multiple business units. Maurilio came into Cisco in 2004 through the acquisition of Andiamo Systems where he was a founding team member, a key software architect and the manager for the development of the storage services platform.
Maurilio holds several patents in networking protocols, traffic management and storage applications. He holds a Masters degree in Computer Science from Politecnico di Torino (Italy), a double MBA degree from UC Berkeley and Columbia University as well as a Conservatory degree in Organ and Composition.