Kevin Brown, Chief Executive Officer
Kevin is an accomplished entrepreneur and executive, with experience in the networking, storage, security, and virtualization sectors. Most recently, he served as President and CEO of Kidaro, a desktop virtualization software vendor, where he led the team to a leadership position in this emerging segment. Kidaro was acquired by Microsoft in May 2008 and incorporated as a key element of Windows virtualization.
Prior to joining Kidaro, Kevin served as a vice president on the original executive team of storage security vendor Decru, where he led worldwide marketing, business development, and product management. Following the acquisition of Decru by Network Appliance, Kevin stayed on as a vice president and helped the company achieve #1 market share and global adoption across the financial services, healthcare, telecommunications, manufacturing, and government sectors. As one of the leading experts on storage security, he served as an advisor to the U.S. Congress, Federal Trade Commission, and U.S. Department of Defense. Previously, Kevin was a key member of the founding team of Inktomi, a pioneering infrastructure software firm, where he served in a number of executive positions, including Vice President and General Manager of Inktomi's networking business. Kevin is as a Fellow at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business, Lester Center for Entrepreneurship, and earned his Bachelor's and MBA degrees at UC Berkeley, where he served as MBA class president.
Brantley Coile, Chief Technology Officer & Founder
Brantley brings over 30 years of technical and managerial experience with a range of technology companies and research institutions including Network Translation, Cisco Systems, Adaptive, Digital Transmission Systems, AT&T Bell Laboratories and the University of Georgia. He has an extensive background in designing communications protocols and operating systems for telephony applications and Internet infrastructure technologies.
In 1994, Brantley co-founded Network Translation, Inc. where he created the PIX Firewall appliance that created a new class of data communication firewalls utilizing stateful packet inspection. Cisco Systems acquired Network Translation and the Cisco PIX™ Firewall, generating multi-billion dollar sales since its launch, became the industry standard appliance firewall. Within a year of the release of the PIX™, Brantley and his team designed, developed and introduced the industry's first Server Load Balancer, the Cisco LocalDirector™, spawning a multi-vendor industry that continues to thrive.
Brantley left Cisco and in 2000 he founded Coraid to design and develop innovative network storage devices. At Coraid, he created the ATA-over-Ethernet (AoE) open lightweight network storage protocol that is the basis of the EtherDrive family of SAN products. He is an alumnus of the Computer Science Department at the University of Georgia and a Commercial Pilot.
Stewart Grierson, Chief Financial Officer
Prior to joining Coraid, Mr. Grierson served as CFO of leading security firm ArcSight Inc., where he helped lead them to a successful IPO, and ultimately a $1.5 billion acquisition by Hewlett Packard. Prior to ArcSight, he served as Vice President and Corporate Controller at ONI Systems Corp., where he was a key member of the IPO team. Earlier in his career, he served as a Senior Manager in the audit practice of KPMG LLP. Mr. Grierson currently serves on the board of Ruckus Wireless, and was named CFO of the Year in the Public Company category in 2009 by the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal.
Anil Virmani, Senior Vice President of Engineering
Anil joins Coraid with over 20 years of enterprise hardware and software development expertise. Prior to Coraid, Anil was vice president of engineering at Juniper Systems, responsible for edge routing platforms (M/MX series) and Junos Software, growing the business to over $1 billion.
Prior to that, Anil led engineering teams at Stratus Computers building hardware fault-tolerant servers and high availability features. Anil has a history of success in building innovative products and leading highly effective engineering teams. Anil graduated the Institute of Technology, BHU, with a degree in Computer Science.
Doug Dooley, Vice President of Product Management
Doug is an accomplished technology executive and business leader, with experience in the networking, security, and virtualization sectors. Doug brings more than 16 years of technology industry experience to his role as vice president of product management for Coraid. Prior to Coraid, Doug was a product management executive leader for Cisco Systems responsible for the definition, development, and delivery of a complete Desktop Virtualization solution for customers consisting of Data Center, Borderless Network, Collaboration, and End-user device elements. Prior to his role at Cisco, he was vice president of marketing and product management at virtual desktop startup, RingCube Technologies acquired by Citrix Systems. Prior to RingCube, he was a director of technical and product marketing at Juniper Networks reporting to the Enterprise General Manager owning P&L for multiple product lines delivering more than $500M USD of annual product revenue in security and networking. Prior to Juniper, Doug held various management, engineering, sales, and marketing roles at Inktomi, Intel Corporation, and Nortel Networks.