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Gurpreet has over 20 years of broad cross-functional leadership experience in the technology industry in roles ranging from strategic business planning and management, business development, product development, management and marketing.
Gurpreet was the first Product Manager on board at Pure Storage as the company went from near zero revenue to more than $500 million in annual revenues during the three and half years that he was there. During his time there, he built out the product management and technical marketing functions at Pure Storage and was responsible for overall Product Strategy, Roadmap and Core Positioning, Strategic Business Planning, Business Models and GTM Programs amongst other things.
Prior to that, he has served in various capacities at companies like Riverbed, Brocade, Microsoft and Cisco amongst others.
Gurpreet holds an MBA from Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley and an MSEE from UCLA.
VR Satish is the Chief Technology Officer at Pavilion Data Systems and brings more than 20 years of experience in enterprise storage software products. Prior to joining Pavilion Data, he was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Artiman Ventures. Satish was an early employee of Veritas and later served as the Vice President and the Chief Technology Officer for the Information & Availability Group at Symantec Corporation prior to joining Artiman. His current areas of interest include distributed computing, information-centric storage architectures and virtualization. Satish holds multiple patents in storage management, and earned his Master’s degree in computer science from the University of Florida.
Sundar is the Co-founder of Pavilion Data Systems and brings more than 15 years of enterprise data center and software development expertise to the company. Prior to Pavilion Data, he was a founding engineer and Director of Engineering at SeaMicro (AMD) where he led the software development of the industry leading converged appliance products SM10000 and SM15000. Prior to SeaMicro, he held key engineering positions at successful startups Aruba Wireless Networks & ONI Systems.