Qumulo is a Seattle-based enterprise data storage startup. We believe that storage should be simple, scalable, and efficient. Formed in 2012 by leaders from Isilon Systems, Adobe, and Wily Technology, Qumulo is reimagining enterprise storage.
Storage is fascinating. Many of our employees say that working on storage has been the most intellectually stimulating work experience of their lives. At Qumulo, distributed systems, ACID properties, and making complex concepts and systems easy are all in a day's work.
We try hard to work smarter. To build a winning startup you have to work hard; but you don't have to work 80 hours a week. We deliver products with breathtaking speed by being thoughtful about what we do, leaving time for the rest of life.
We build our product in an iterative, market-driven way, with our customers being our center of gravity.
We work better with friends. We believe we work better when we get to know the people we work with, and when we work with reasonable, pleasant, but driven people. Qumulo has a friendly and respectful team that works hard and plays hard.
Peter Godman, Chief Executive Officer, brings 20 years of industry systems experience to Qumulo. As VP of Engineering and CEO of Corensic, Peter brought the world's first thin-hypervisor based product to market. As Director of Software Engineering at Isilon, he led development of several major releases of Isilon's award-winning OneFS distributed file system and was inventor of 18 patented technologies. Peter studied math and computer science at MIT.
Before joining Qumulo, Aaron Passey, Chief Technology Officer, was the Chief Technology Officer at Clustrix producing a true scale-out OLTP relational database. Previously, Aaron was the chief architect for Isilon Systems, where he oversaw the technical direction of the product and was named as an inventor on 33 patents. Prior to Isilon, Aaron designed code for the I/O subsystem of Cray super computers. Aaron earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the California Institute of Technology.
Neal Fachan, Vice President of Engineering, brings 15 years of systems software experience to Qumulo. At Amazon Web Services, Neal 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 UNM.
Jeff Cobb, Vice President of Product Management, is an accomplished product and technology leader. Prior to Qumulo, Jeff was SVP of Strategy and a Distinguished Engineer at CA Technologies. As Chief Scientist at Wily Technology, the application performance management pioneer, Jeff was the architect of the flagship product Introscope. Jeff built a Java virtual machine at Connectix, and designed runtime architecture for the MacOS at Apple. Jeff holds an A.B. from Dartmouth College.
Mary Godwin, Vice President of Operations, 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 BS in Plastics Engineering from the University of Massachusetts and an MBA from Santa Clara University.
Brett Goodwin, Vice President of Marketing, is an expert at transforming emerging technology companies into market leaders. As VP of Marketing and one of Isilon's earliest employees, Brett defined strategy and led worldwide marketing as the scale-out NAS pioneer grew revenue from zero to $100M, and IPO'd. At RealNetworks, Brett created RBN (one of the first CDNs for Internet streaming media), brought the first media proxy cache to market, and led enterprise products through IPO. Brett has also served in marketing leadership roles at Skytap and AT&T Wireless. Brett holds an MBA from Stanford, B.A. in Economics from Pomona College, and studied at Oxford University.
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