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Management Team

Faye Pairman
President & Chief Executive Officer

Faye Pairman is president and chief executive officer at Panasas and a member of the Board of Directors.

Faye joined Panasas in 2010, bringing more than 20 years of executive leadership experience in the storage industry to Panasas. Prior to that, she was senior vice president and general manager of the storage business unit at Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (AMCC), which acquired 3ware Inc. where Faye had previously served as president and chief executive officer.

While at 3ware, Faye overhauled the company’s technology roadmap and operating plan to capitalize on market realignment and leverage advances in disk storage technology, which resulted in revenue growth of over 300%.

Before joining 3ware, Faye spent eight years at Adaptec, Inc. in a number of senior marketing and general management positions, managing 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.

Jim Donovan
Chief Sales & Marketing Officer

Jim Donovan is chief sales and marketing officer for Panasas and joined the company in 2014.

Jim has more than 20 years of marketing and sales experience, driving new and sustainable revenue growth with a focus on unleashing the potential of data technologies for enterprise businesses globally.

At Panasas, Jim leads global accounts and market share growth strategies through sales enablement, product management, brand, global communications, and demand creation initiatives.

Prior to joining Panasas, Jim served as senior vice president of global marketing at Teradata, a data and analytics solutions company, where he led corporate and vertical marketing efforts that contributed to increased customer acquisitions as well as market share growth.

Jim holds a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from Gannon University.

Tom Shea
Chief Operating Officer

Tom Shea is chief operating officer at Panasas. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing the global engineering, supply chain, IT and customer service resources that support the Panasas product and solutions portfolio.

In his more than 20-year career in the storage industry, Tom held a variety of engineering, general management and executive leadership positions, led software and hardware teams in both public and private companies, and managed teams through periods of transition and dramatic growth including successful public offerings.

Before joining Panasas in 2014, Tom was vice president and general manager of software solutions at SanDisk. He also held the position of vice president and general manager for WAN optimization at Blue Coat Systems, and was president and chief executive officer at Gear6.

Tom holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of California, Berkeley.