Evan Powell joins CloudByte as the CEO and Chairman , he has been founding CEO of three enterprise infrastructure software companies, Clarus Systems (RVBD), Nexenta Systems, and most recently StackStorm (BRCD).
As founding CEO of Nexenta Systems, he helped to reimagine the storage industry as one in which the value of software and freedom from vendor lock-in would predominate. Under his leadership Nexenta became the leader of the OpenStorage movement and the software defined storage sector, with thousands of customers and hundreds of millions of dollars of annual partner sales.
As founding CEO of StackStorm, Evan helped to create the event driven automation category, building a vibrant open source community leveraging and improving upon approaches used by the largest operators such as Facebook. Prominent StackStorm users include Netflix, Cisco, and Dimension Data. Brocade purchased StackStorm in early 2016.
Currently Evan serves as an advisor and investor in a number of start-ups, including the emerging leader of intelligent object storage, Cloudian, as well as Keewi, TextIQ, Journey Software and others.
Uma holds a Masters degree in Telecommunications and software engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in Communications from S.V.University, Tirupati, India.
At CloudByte, Kiran heads the engineering team and is responsible for architecting, solution design and customer adoption of ElastiStor product. Kiran evangelizes open culture and open source execution models and is currently the maintainer and contributor of the OpenEBS project.
Kiran holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from Gulbarga University, Karnataka, India. When he is not programming or reading, he loves to travel, photography, blog and sketch.
At Cloudbyte, his primary focus will be around making sure the product is flexible and scalable yet robust enough to be integrated seamlessly into modern day infrastructure where he believes, containers will have a dominant role.
Jeffry holds a master degree in electrical engineering with a focus on distributed control engineering from the University Twente in the Netherlands. When he is not working with code, he practices martial arts.
Board of Directors
Chairman & CEO
Co-Founder & COO
Managing Partner, Nexus Venture Partners
Managing Partner, Eight Roads Ventures
Managing Director, Kae Capital
CEO, Q5 AG