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Faye Pairman
President & Chief Executive Officer

Faye brings more than 20 years of executive leadership experience in the storage industry to her role of president and CEO of Panasas. Prior to Panasas she was senior vice president and general manager of the storage business unit at Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (AMCC) after AMCC acquired 3ware Inc., where she had served as president and CEO. At 3ware she overhauled the company’s technology roadmap and operating plan to capitalize on market realignment and leverage advances in disk storage technology. This resulted in revenue growth of over 300%. Prior to 3ware, Faye spent eight years at Adaptec, Inc. in a number of senior marketing and general management positions. While at Adaptec she managed the company’s largest and most profitable controller business with annual revenue totaling more than $600 million.

Faye holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of the Pacific and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

Garth Gibson
Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer

Gibson received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley in 1991. While at Berkeley he co-wrote the seminal “Berkeley RAID paper.” He joined the faculty at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in 1991 where he founded the Parallel Data Laboratory (www.pdl.cmu.edu), one of the country's premier academic storage system research labs. He also founded the Network-Attached Storage Device (NASD) working group of the National Storage Industry Consortium (NSIC) and led storage systems research in the Data Storage Systems Center (DSSC), one of the largest academic magnetic storage technology research labs. Gibson is active in the technical council of the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) and the steering committee of USENIX's File and Storage Technology (FAST) conference. ANSI T10's emerging standard for Object-based Storage Devices (OSD), and its sister SNIA OSD technical working group, were seeded by Gibson's CMU and NSIC/NASD research.

Gibson's contributions to computer storage have been recognized by the prestigious 1999 IEEE Reynold B. Johnson Information Storage Award for outstanding contributions in the field of information storage. He is the winner of InfoWorld’s CTO 25 Award where he was recognized for driving the development and adoption of the Parallel NFS (pNFS) industry standard for data file sharing.

Jonathan Feiber
Managing Partner, Mohr Davidow Ventures

In more than 10 years of venture investing, Jon Feiber has identified and guided numerous entrepreneurs and played a significant role in growing category-leading companies. A managing partner at MDV he focuses predominantly on networking and computing systems investments.

Jon launched his career at Amdahl where he served as a senior engineer. He joined Sun Microsystems in 1983 where he worked in managerial positions overseeing product development and strategy in the areas of software development, software engineering technologies and networking. When he left Sun to join MDV in 1991 he was Sun's vice president of networking.

Investments: Acrue Software (ACRU); Brocade Communications (BRCD); Collabra (acquired by Netscape); Epigram (acquired by Broadcom); Foglight Software (acquired by Quest); Ipsilon Networks (acquired by Nokia); Kalpana (acquired by Cisco); ONI Systems (acquired by Ciena); Panasas; Proofpoint; Terraspring (acquired by Sun Microsystems); Zip2 (acquired by Compaq)

Jon holds a bachelor's degree in computer science and mathematics from the University of Colorado.

Dong-Su Kim
Vice President, Samsung Venture Investment Co.

Dong-Su Kim is a Vice President of Samsung Venture Investment Co. In that capacity, he is responsible for investments in semiconductors, LEDs, storage, and materials. He has over twenty years of investment, strategy, planning, and technology experience.

Prior to joining Samsung Ventures, Mr. Kim was a director at Asia Evolution, an investment bank in Korea covering mid-market financing, private placements, and mergers and acquisitions. Before joining Asia Evolution, he was a senior manager in the Technology Strategy Office at Samsung Electronics where he was responsible for strategic venture investments and technology alliances. Mr. Kim also serves on the board of directors for Inpria, Astute Networks, DCG Systems and D2S. In the past, he served on the board of Voltaix, Pixtronix, IntegenX and GCT Semiconductor.

Mr. Kim has a MA and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University and BS in Applied Physics from California Institute of Technology (Caltech).

Nancy Schoendorf
Managing Partner, Mohr, Davidow Ventures

When Nancy Schoendorf joined MDV in 1993 she brought seventeen years of industry experience in a variety of engineering and executive positions. Nancy leads investments in the areas of software and services.

Nancy spent 10 years at Hewlett-Packard where she ran operating systems projects including HP-UX and its real-time extensions as engineering section manager. She later joined Software Publishing Corp. (SPCO), creator of Harvard Graphics, serving as an officer and vice president of R&D and product development. Following that assignment, she managed the development of the Solaris kernel and operating system as director of systems software development at Sun Microsystems.

Nancy earned a bachelor's degree with distinction in computer science and mathematics from Iowa State University and a master's degree with honors in business administration (MBA) from the University of Santa Clara.