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Debra Chrapaty is Chair of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Nirvanix. Prior to joining Nirvanix, she served as Chief Information Officer of Zynga, where she was responsible for the company’s cloud, information technology, security and customer service. Prior to Zynga, she was Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Collaboration Software Group at Cisco Systems, where she was responsible for building and improving the Cisco WebEx and collaboration software product portfolio. Chrapaty served as Corporate Vice President of Global Foundation Services at Microsoft Corporation for nearly 7 years where she was responsible for strategy and delivery of the foundational platform for Microsoft Live, Cloud and Online Services worldwide including physical infrastructure, security, operational management, global delivery and environmental considerations. Prior to that, Chrapaty held a number of key executive positions including Senior Vice President of Technology at Organic Inc., President and Chief Operations Officer of AllBusiness Inc., and President and Chief Operating Officer of E*TRADE Technologies, where she was responsible for all aspects of technology and product development. Chrapaty has participated on a number of boards and in advisory roles including technical advisor to NASA and Sun Microsystems. A recognized leader in the industry, she has received several prestigious awards, including Information Week’s 1998 Chief of the Year Award for her numerous accomplishments at E*TRADE. She also was named one of the Top 100 Leaders for the Next Millennium by CIO Magazine. Chrapaty holds an MBA from New York University and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Temple University.
With over 15 years experience in leading application development and software architecture teams at media & entertainment giants, Dru Borden joined Nirvanix in 2012 as Chief Strategy Officer and served as Chief Executive Officer on an interim basis prior to Debra Chrapaty being named CEO. As Senior Vice President of Products and Strategy, Borden continues to lead strategy, as well as business development and product management for the company. He focuses on advancing the company's technologies for large unstructured content files prevalent in the healthcare, financial services and media & entertainment industries as well as on next generation horizontal business solutions for backup, archive and large-scale content collaboration. Borden was Vice President of Application Architecture at CBS, where he was responsible for leading the enterprise application practice. Prior to CBS, Borden was Vice President and Chief Software Architect, Media Technologies, at NBCUniversal. Borden is also the co-creator of FLOW – Field Level Operations Watch – an open source mobile data collection platform that allows NGOs and governments to visualize and monitor their field projects. Borden gained application development experience at a variety of companies, including Andersen Consulting, Dell and Xuma. He has a Bachelor's degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Texas, Austin.
Major Horton brings over 20 years of finance and operations leadership experience to Nirvanix. Horton joins Nirvanix with deep experience from information technology companies, most recently as the SVP – CFO & Treasurer for Rackspace Managed Hosting, as well as serving as the VP of Finance & Segment Controller for Dell's Enterprise Customer Segment, and the VP & General Manager of the Commercial Financing Group at Dell Financial Services. Prior to Dell, Horton was the Director of Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis for AlliedSignal and he spent his early career with General Motors and Deloitte & Touché. Horton holds a Master of Science in Management from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Kettering University.
Dave Barr joined Nirvanix from HP where he was responsible for managing the HP-LeftHand Networks' Engineering Organization, over 130 employees worldwide. At Nirvanix Barr is responsible for leading the expansion of the company's global engineering and R&D teams and delivering the next generation of enterprise-grade cloud storage services. HP acquired LeftHand in Oct. 2008. At HP, Barr led integration of LeftHand Networks technology and teams into HP and maintained best in class quality while delivering on aggressive product roadmaps. Barr was LeftHand's Director of Engineering, where he was responsible for all product development on a complex scale out/distributed storage system. Products developed by his organization were key to increasing LeftHand revenues by approximately 2,000% in less than 4 years. Prior to LeftHand, Barr was Director of Engineering at Spectra Logic, where he was responsible for all aspects of development on leading-edge robotic tape libraries and disk-based backup products. Prior to that he held senior engineering positions at Phoenix Technologies, NCR and Marconi Instruments. Barr holds a BSc (Hons), in Computer Science from the University of Dundee in Scotland.
Tina Gravel, a top-performing, award-winning executive with over 20 years of sales experience in the cloud services and software-as-a-service (SaaS) industries, joins Nirvanix from Terremark, a Verizon company, as Vice President of Worldwide Sales. At Nirvanix, Gravel is responsible for the company's sales strategy and global expansion across both established and emerging markets and verticals such as healthcare, media & entertainment and financial services. Gravel held several positions of increasing responsibility at Verizon/Terremark, most recently as Vice President of Global Channels and Alliances. In this position she designed, built and launched a highly successful worldwide channel program to sell cloud computing services through system integrators, MSPs and tier-one OEMs which helped grow the cloud computing services provider from its early beginnings to the point where it was acquired by Verizon for $1.4B in Jan. 2011. Prior to Verizon/Terremark, Gravel was Vice President, Central Region Sales at Data Return (acquired by Terremark) where she led a sales team responsible for delivering managed services across multiple regions. Gravel gained additional sales experience in senior positions at leading IT companies, including SAS, Sybase and CSC. She holds a BS from the University of Massachusetts.
Randy Hollis brings over 30 years of experience in the management of operations, quality and engineering in the storage industry to Nirvanix where he focuses on driving operational excellence to ensure an efficient Supply Chain and that the company meets enterprise customers' expectations in Quality, Network Operations Centers and Service and Support. Randy has held senior positions at HP, LeftHand Networks, Quantum, ADIC, Maxtor and StorageTek. At HP he ran HP/LeftHand's development engineering team after the acquisition and, most recently, the New Product Introduction team for the HP StorageWorks Division. As VP of Development Engineering and Operations for LeftHand Networks (one of the world's leading IP SAN companies), he was responsible for R&D, development engineering, supply chain, quality, customer service and support, facilities, and product testing. Prior to LeftHand Networks, Hollis was the Vice President of Global Operations for ADIC and Quantum. He also held management positions for operations and engineering at Maxtor and StorageTek. His collegiate studies were in Mathematics and Metallurgical Engineering at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.
As Vice President, OEM and Alliances at Nirvanix, Karen Sigman is responsible for growing current partner relationships and expanding the Nirvanix OEM and strategic alliances portfolio to include major global companies with deep reach into the enterprise storage market. Sigman has extensive experience in networking and storage, having held OEM and channel management positions at QLogic (Nasdaq: QLGC), Hitachi Data Systems (NYSE: HIT), DataDomain and IBM. At QLogic, Sigman secured major design wins for converged networking technology with OEMs such as Oracle and Sun. At Hitachi Data Systems, Sigman grew channel and OEM revenue from 10% to over 50% of total company revenue and grew the midrange storage business by 5X in only three years. Sigman has been recognized by VARBusiness as one of the Top 50 Most Powerful Women of the Channel several times as well as a Top 60 Channel Executive. The channel program she led at Hitachi Data Systems received the 5-Star Rating by VAR Business for three consecutive years.