SwiftStack is a technology innovator of private cloud storage for today’s applications. The company was founded in 2011 to help operations teams implement and manage an easy-to-use, multi-tenant and highly scalable private cloud storage platform.
The team is made up of early builders and operators of web-scale infrastructure, and our experience in services and management gives us a unique perspective on how to build, deploy and scale large infrastructure. With SwiftStack, applications developers and operations teams can benefit from SwiftStack integration and expertise to leverage the power of public cloud inside their own datacenter.
Joe founded SwiftStack to deploy high-scale, open-source cloud storage systems using OpenStack. He managed the first public OpenStack launch of Swift independent of Rackspace, and has subsequently deployed multiple large-scale cloud storage systems. He is currently building tools to deploy and manage OpenStack Swift with his firm, SwiftStack.
Anders Tjernlund is the COO and co-founder of SwiftStack, Inc.. Prior to co-founding SwiftStack, Anders was an EIR at El Dorado Ventures and worked and consulted for several companies in the web and enterprise infrastructure space, including Engine Yard, Eucalyptus Systems, Cloudera, Gear6 (now Violin Memory), Nimbula and Siperian (now Informatica) and Canonical.
OpenStack Swift Core Team
Darrell is a co-founder and Architect at SwiftStack, Inc. Previously, as a Distinguished Engineer for Airwave Wireless (acquired by Aruba Networks), he developed enterprise network management and monitoring software for more than 10 years.
VP Engineering, SwiftStack
Orion is VP of Engineering at SwiftStack, Inc.. Previously, he was Director of Engineering at SideReel, Inc., and before that, a Senior Agile Coach with Yahoo, Inc., where he helped engineering groups in Silicon Valley, Dallas, Orlando, Hong Kong, and Bangalore grapple with the process of building quality software. Orion has written software at companies such as Digital Chocolate, Idealab, and Convex Computer Corporation.
Director of Technology, SwiftStack
OpenStack Swift Project Technical Lead
Open Compute Storage Committee Chair
John joined SwiftStack as Director of Technology coming from Rackspace where he worked on Rackspace Cloud Files and OpenStack Swift, the large-scale distributed object storage system which SwiftStack is built on. As the Project Technical Lead (PTL) for OpenStack Swift, John is also leading much of its community development efforts.
VP Marketing, SwiftStack
Mario is VP of Marketing at SwiftStack, Inc. Previously, he was VP of Marketing at Drobo, following years as Director of WW Product Marketing at Brocade. Mario deployed large-scale SAN infrastructure and developed storage expertise in technical roles at Rhapsody Networks (now Brocade), Sanrise (now EMC), Adaptec, ADP, EDS, and the United States Marine Corps.
VP Sales, SwiftStack Inc.
Dan is VP of Sales at SwiftStack, Inc. Previously, he was VP of Worldwide Sales at Avere Systems, following his role as VP of Sales, western region for Compellent (now Dell). Dan has also held senior roles in sales and marketing at Pillar Data Systems (now Oracle), Centor Software (now MatrixOne) and Auspex Systems. Dan began his career in engineering and marketing roles at IBM.
Sr. Director Business Development, SwiftStack, Inc.
Gary is Sr. Director of Business Development at SwiftStack, Inc. Previously, he was senior manager of business development for cloud at Canonical, where he launched the OpenStack business plan in 2012 in conjunction with the launch of the OpenStack Foundation. Gary also worked in senior roles at Cray, Microsoft, and Jobster.
Board of Directors
SwiftStack's board is composed of Joe Arnold CEO of SwiftStack, Anders Tjernlund COO of SwiftStack, as well as Navin Chaddha, Ryan Floyd, Don Jaworski.
Ryan is a founding Managing Director of Storm Ventures, and focuses on enterprise IT and web opportunities. Notable investments include Crowd Factory (Marketo), Appcelerator, Kidaro (Microsoft), and SandForce (LSI). Prior to founding Storm Ventures, Ryan directed the business development activities at E-TEK Dynamics where he focused on building strategic OEM and customer relationships until E-TEK merged with JDS Uniphase in 2000. Prior to joining E-TEK, Ryan was with Summit Partners, a private equity firm, where he focused primarily on IT, including Summit’s investment in E-TEK Dynamics in July 1997. Ryan received his B.S. and M.S. in Earth Systems from Stanford University.
Don currently serves as an Advisor and Board member for a number of early stage companies. Don's career in the technology industry spans 30 years of product, engineering, general management, and executive experience at leading companies including NetApp, Brocade, Engine Yard, CacheFlow Inc. (now BlueCoat), Nokia Internet Communications, Ipsilon Networks (Nokia) and Sun Microsystems (Oracle). While in executive product roles. Don received his B.S. in Computer Science from Bowling Green State University and MBA from Santa Clara University.
Navin is responsible for the overall leadership of Mayfield Fund, and has made over 35 investments of which 12 have had IPOs and another 12 have been acquired. Notable investments include Akamai, Neopath Networks (Cisco Systems), StorSimple (Microsoft), and Zenprise (Citrix). Prior to Mayfield, Navin was founder and CTO of VXtreme which was acquired by Microsoft to become Windows Media, and served in various management roles at Microsoft after the acquisition. He was also co-founder of iBeam Broadcasting (NASDAQ IPO), CEO and founder of Rivio (acquired by CPA2Biz), and Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Mobius Venture Capital.
Navin holds an MS degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University, holds 35 patents, and serves on the advisory board of Stanford Engineering Venture Fund.