Michael Malcolm previously founded two California-based public companies: NetApp (NASDAQ:NTAP), and Blue Coat Systems, Inc. (formerly CacheFlow Inc.) NetApp pioneered the concept of network-attached storage appliances, and is now recognized as the leading developer and manufacturer of these high-performance network filers. Malcolm served as president and chief executive officer (CEO) of NetApp until 1994. Blue Coat also created a new category: Internet caching appliances. Malcolm acted as chairman and CEO of Blue Coat until 1999. Prior to founding NetApp, Malcolm spent five years as a technical and business advisor to senior executives at Auspex Systems, Sun Microsystems, Quantum Corporation, Tandem Computers, and various venture capital firms. Before that, he served five years as chairman and CEO of Canada's Waterloo Microsystems, Inc.
Malcolm holds Ph.D. and master's degrees in computer science from Stanford University, and bachelor's and master's degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Denver. As a tenured associate professor of computer science at the University of Waterloo, he directed one of the most prominent research projects in Canada. Malcolm holds numerous patents in computing, computer networking and entertainment technology.
Cheena Srinivasan has over twenty-five years of experience in high-tech product marketing, nineteen of which were acquired at early-stage start-up companies. Most recently, Srinivasan served as the vice president of marketing and worldwide sales development at Mirapoint, a private company that designs and manufactures dedicated Internet messaging appliances for service providers. His responsibilities included new product launches, partner relationships, sales operations, major account relationships, and venture financing. Prior to that, Srinivasan was the director of enterprise marketing at Network Appliance when the company's annual revenues grew from $2 million to over $200 million. Srinivasan began his career at Sun Microsystems spending the majority of his six-year tenure leading the product marketing activities for the company's file server product line.
Srinivasan holds a master's degree in management from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and a master's degree in operations research, also from MIT. He earned his bachelor's degree with high honors in industrial engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.
Tom Barnett spent his first two years at Kaleidescape teaching technical training for our dealers. He has since held a variety of positions with responsibilities ranging from technical marketing to product management. Prior to joining Kaleidescape, he worked as a Crestron programmer, an installer of commercial audio/video systems, and a technician and designer for live entertainment ranging from opera to SeaWorld.
Barnett holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Baldwin-Wallace College and a master's degree in business administration with an emphasis on labor relations from Cleveland State University. He holds an InfoComm International CTS-D certification and is a Crestron Certified Programmer.
Tom Geisler has over twenty-nine years of business experience, of which the last twenty-five were in finance and accounting. Before joining Kaleidescape, Geisler served as corporate controller at PalmSource, Inc., where he helped lead the company through the filing of its initial public offering and separation from Palm, Inc. Prior to that, Geisler held a number of management positions of increasing responsibility at PalmSource's predecessors - Palm, 3Com and US Robotics, as well as NCR Corporation. Geisler began his career as a systems engineer in 1982 with Gearhart Industries, Inc., which was later acquired by Halliburton Company.
Geisler holds a master's degree in business administration in finance from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business, a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University of Dayton and is a certified management accountant.
Richard Lane has over twenty-nine years experience in the design, manufacture and product management of electronics for home video, professional video, aircraft simulation and radar, and ASICs for video processing. Lane most recently worked at semiconductor startup WISchip (acquired by Micronas) where he was director of product management for their range of video encoder/decoder devices. Prior to this he worked for nine years at Pinnacle Systems in Mountain View, California as both a design manager for their range of PC-video peripherals and as a product manager for these and a further range of Digital Media Adapter devices. Lane also worked at Abekas Video Systems in both the UK and California, working on high-end video storage products for professional video-editing. Prior to this he worked on aircraft simulator and radar projects for companies in the UK, Italy and the USA.
Lane brings skills in managing complex projects that combine both hardware and software , and also a thorough understanding of the manufacturing processes and standards needed to deliver high quality products to the marketplace.
Lane holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Imperial College, University of London.
John Lio has over twenty-seven years of experience in electronic product design and manufacturing in the embedded control, professional video and irrigation industries. Having worked at several successful start-up companies, Lio most recently served as the general manager of the Controls Manufacturing Division at Rain Bird, a privately held company and the largest manufacturer for the worldwide irrigation industry. His responsibilities included new product design, the development of innovation strategies for diverse business units, plant operations in Tijuana Mexico, and OEM manufacturing relationships in China and Europe. Prior to Rain Bird Lio was executive vice president/COO for ZF Micro Devices, a Silicon Valley startup that introduced the first PC-based system-on-a-chip to the embedded control market. Lio also worked at Scitex Digital Video/ImMIX as part of the management team that introduced the first desktop non-linear digital post production editing system to the professional video editing industry.
Lio brings to Kaleidescape a combination of product development and manufacturing experience working primarily in partnership with contract manufacturers to deliver high quality electronic products to diverse markets.
Lio holds bachelor and master's degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford University.
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