Dave Kresse, Chief Executive Officer
Dave Kresse is a seasoned executive with more than fifteen years of executive experience in the technology industry, most recently as CEO of application performance and security vendor Mu Dynamics, which was acquired by Spirent. Dave also holds a board seat as an independent director at Embrane, the software-defined network services company.
Prior to Mu Dynamics, Dave served as Vice President and General Manager of the NetApp storage management and application integration business, where he drove rapid revenue growth and led the first solution integration effort between NetApp and VMware. Before joining NetApp, Dave held positions at Leapfrog Enterprises, PowerSchool, Inc. (acquired by Apple Computer), and Bain & Company. Dave holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in human biology from Stanford University and a Master of Business Administration degree with distinction from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Stewart Grierson, Chief Financial Officer
Stewart Grierson is Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Operations, responsible for shaping Coraid’s financial model and operations for maximum leverage as the company continues its worldwide expansion. Prior to joining Coraid, Stewart 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, Stewart served as a Senior Manager in the audit practice of KPMG LLP. He 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.
Brantley Coile, Chief Scientist & Founder
Brantley colie brings more than 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.
Anil Virmani, Senior Vice President of Engineering
Anil Virmani joins Coraid with more than 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.
Keith Carpenter, Vice President of Worldwide Sales
Keith Carpenter is a seasoned sales executive with more than 20 years of sales leadership experience in the information technology market, primarily focused on enterprise storage and application delivery. Most recently, Keith was vice president of sales, Americas for Virident Systems recently acquired by HGST, a Western Digital Company. Before that, Keith co-founded and served as vice president of sales at Cache IQ, an early stage start-up developing flash based technologies with sophisticated software for accelerating I/O demanding applications. Cache IQ was acquired by NetApp in November 2012. Prior to Cache IQ, he was the vice president of sales for Storspeed, a private start-up based in Austin, Texas. Before that, Keith had been with NetApp since 2001, most recently as a sales director in the Central United States where he grew the operations from $80M to a $220M business. He has also held sales and leadership positions with Auspex Systems and EMC Corporation.
Doug Dooley, Vice President of Product Management
Doug Dooley 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, he 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, Doug 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.
Brandt Mackey, Vice President of Technical Support
Brandt Mackey leads Coraid's technical support organization. Brandt has been delivering or supporting various sectors of enterprise technology for 20 years. Prior to joining Coraid, he sold and deployed application virtualization technology for InstallFree, which was acquired by WatchDox. Before joining InstallFree, Brandt assisted Kidaro (acquired by Microsoft) to establish an early market position in the desktop virtualization sector. Prior to that, he deployed security technology for both Mu Dynamics (acquired by Spirent) and Securify (acquired by Secure Computing). Brandt also previously managed Tier-1 customer support for the U.S. Marine Corps’ Network and Security Operations Center in Quantico, VA.