Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board of Directors
Ken, our visionary CEO, comes to Panasas with a wealth of experience from esteemed tech companies and a deep understanding of the HPC and storage ecosystem. Having served as a key member of the senior executive teams at Seagate, Xyratex, Adaptec, and Eurologic, Ken has played a pivotal role in shaping the storage industry landscape.
Ken’s strong track record of success across the storage and HPC markets is evident in his executive roles at those companies, where he demonstrated strategic leadership and innovation prowess. During his tenure at Seagate, he led the Enterprise storage division to transformative growth by driving full stack product innovation and market insight, effectively addressing emerging customer needs across Cloud and Enterprise markets. While on the executive team at Xyratex, Ken was integral in scaling the company to become the leading OEM provider of Storage systems. There, he built the ClusterStor HPC storage business from the ground up, a platform which ultimately powered 40% of the top supercomputers in the world and was later acquired by Cray/HPE. Ken played a pivotal role in the subsequent sale of Xyratex to Seagate, and he also held leadership positions across product, operations, sales and engineering at other storage companies, including Adaptec and Eurologic.
As our new CEO, Ken leverages his diverse experience to guide our company toward unprecedented success. His energy, strategic insight, and ability to translate vision into tangible results redefine our approach to innovation and market leadership. Ken’s passion for innovation-led growth, combined with his hands-on expertise, is propelling us to the forefront of the HPC and AI industry’s evolution.