• LEADERSHIP

Leadership

Alex Bouzari

CEO, Chairman & Co-founder
Alex BouzariAlex Bouzari is a visionary IT leader with over twenty five years of experience in founding and managing profitable, high growth technology companies. Prior to co-founding DataDirect Networks – which is now the world’s largest, privately held storage company, with over 1,000 customers and ≈600 employees in 20 countries – Alex served as CEO of Personal Writer, Inc., and was a co-founder of MegaDrive Systems, Inc.. Alex holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Engineering and Economics from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), with graduate studies in Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Stanford University.


Paul Bloch

President & Co-founder
Paul BlochPaul Bloch co-founded DataDirect Networks, and brings over twenty five years of experience in starting, growing and successfully managing technology businesses, including serving as the President of DataDirect Networks, Inc, Personal Writer, Inc., and MegaDrive Systems, Inc. Previously, Mr. Bloch enjoyed a successful tenure as a director for Hi-Tech Consulting Group, a European management consulting firm based in the United States. Mr. Bloch graduated with an Engineering degree from National Superior School of Telecommunications (ENST) in France and a Masters in Electrical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech).


   

Molly Rector

Chief Marketing Officer
Molly RectorWith 15 years of experience working in the HPC, Media and Entertainment, and Enterprise IT industries running global marketing programs, Molly Rector serves as DDN’s Chief Marketing Officer responsible for product management and worldwide marketing. Rector’s role includes providing customer and market input into the company’s product roadmap, raising the Corporate brand visibility outside traditional markets, expanding the partner ecosystem and driving the end-to-end customer experience from definition to delivery. Rector is a founding member and currently serves as Chairman of the Board for the Active Archive Alliance. She is also the Storage Networking Industry Association’s (SNIA) Vice Chairman of the Board and the Analytics and Big Data committee Vice Chairman. Prior to joining DDN, Rector was responsible for product management and worldwide marketing as CMO at Spectra Logic. During her tenure at Spectra Logic, the company grew revenues consistently by double digits year-over-year, while also maintaining profitability. Rector holds certifications as CommVault Certified System Administrator; Veritas Certified Data Protection Administrator; and Oracle Certified Enterprise DBA: Backup and Recovery. She earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in biology and chemistry.


Ian Angelo

Chief Financial Officer
Ian joined DDN in February 2012 as the VP of Finance and brings over twenty years of deep expertise in financial analysis, financial systems and accounting. During his time at DDN he has managed all aspects of the corporate operating plan and finance operations and has served as a trusted business advisor to the CEO and Executive Committee. Before joining DDN, Ian served as the VP of Finance for Pillar Data Systems, overseeing a range of functions including forecasting, corporate P&L, annual budgets and product pricing. Prior to that Ian held different FP&A roles at Veraz Networks, Cisco Systems and other technology companies, in addition to business consulting and audit positions at Ernst & Young LLP and Arthur Andersen.

Ian holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Commerce from the University of Bombay and is a Chartered Accountant through the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India


SANDRA PAK KNOX

Vice President and General Counsel
Sandra Pak KnoxSandra Pak Knox is Vice President and General Counsel, responsible for overseeing and coordinating all legal matters for the company. Prior to DDN, Sandi was Counsel with Sidley Austin LLP, where she was a founding attorney of the firm’s Emerging Companies and Venture Capital practice and Palo Alto office, and was previously an Associate and Special Counsel with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati’s Palo Alto and Washington, D.C. offices, where she represented private and public technology and energy companies in venture and private equity financings, mergers and acquisitions, IPOs and secondary sales, corporate governance, U.S. Federal government grant and loan funding, executive compensation, and IP licensing and protection matters. She has spoken domestically and internationally on issues pertaining to entrepreneurial technology companies, including as a speaker at proceedings of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and at Northwestern University’s renowned Farley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Sandi was previously Sr. Corporate Counsel/Sr. Manager Strategic Relations with Electronics for Imaging, where she managed several of the company’s most important OEM relationships with Japanese and European companies, and began her career as a litigator. Sandi earned her A.B. in Philosophy (with Honors in Humanities) from Stanford University in 1991, and her J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1995.

Alex Bouzari

CEO, Chairman & Co-founder
Alex BouzariAlex Bouzari is a visionary IT leader with over twenty five years of experience in founding and managing profitable, high growth technology companies. Prior to co-founding DataDirect Networks – which is now the world’s largest, privately held storage company, with over 1,000 customers and ≈600 employees in 20 countries – Alex served as CEO of Personal Writer, Inc., and was a co-founder of MegaDrive Systems, Inc.. Alex holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Engineering and Economics from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), with graduate studies in Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Stanford University.


Paul Bloch

President & Co-founder
Paul BlochPaul Bloch co-founded DataDirect Networks, and brings over twenty five years of experience in starting, growing and successfully managing technology businesses, including serving as the President of DataDirect Networks, Inc, Personal Writer, Inc., and MegaDrive Systems, Inc. Previously, Mr. Bloch enjoyed a successful tenure as a director for Hi-Tech Consulting Group, a European management consulting firm based in the United States. Mr. Bloch graduated with an Engineering degree from National Superior School of Telecommunications (ENST) in France and a Masters in Electrical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech).


John C. Dorman

John C. DormanJohn Dorman served as chairman, president and CEO for online banking services company Digital Insight Corporation. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President and General Manager of Global Financial Services at Oracle, where he was responsible for product development, services and sales to banks and brokerage firms worldwide. Mr. Dorman also served as chairman, CEO and founder of Treasury Services Corporation, and Treasurer of Union Bank of California. In addition to serving on DDN’s Board of Director’s, Dorman also serves as a board member at Online Resources Corporation, Deepdyve and the Yosemite Conservancy. Mr. Dorman received a B.A. from Occidental College and an M.B.A. from the University of Southern California.


Henry T. DeNero

Henry T. DeNeroHenry T. DeNero is an independent management consultant. From 1999 to 2001 Mr. DeNero was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of HomeSpace, Inc., a privately held mortgage and real estate services provider that was sold to LendingTree, Inc. Mr. DeNero was formerly Executive Vice President of FirstData Corporation and Vice-Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of Dayton Hudson Corporation (now Target Corporation). Prior to that, Mr. DeNero was a Senior Partner with McKinsey & Company and served as an officer in the US Navy. Currently, Mr. DeNero serves on the Board of Directors of Western Digital Corporation, is a director of THQ, Inc. and chairs the Audit Committees of both companies. Mr. DeNero received a B.A. from Amherst College, and an M.B.A from Stanford.


Roger Biscay

Roger BiscayRoger Biscay is an accomplished financial management leader, currently serving as the Vice President and Treasurer of worldwide networking leader, Cisco Systems. Prior to Cisco, Mr. Biscay held trading and sales positions in the foreign exchange, fixed income and equity markets at Lehman Brothers, Paribas Capital Markets and Royal Bank of Canada.

   

William (Bill) C. Louv

William (Bill) C. LouvBill Louv is currently serving as the Chief Information Officer at Glaxo Smith Kline where he has risen through the ranks, since joining the company in 1994 as Vice President of Medical Data Sciences. Prior to joining GSK, Bill held positions of increasing responsibility at Marion Merrell Dow including Vice President of Global Statistics and Clinical Data Management. Prior to joining the pharmaceutical industry, he was an associate professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at the University of Alabama Medical Center. Bill has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the College of William and Mary, and Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Statistics from the University of Florida. Bill has held memberships in a variety of public health and statistical organisations and published articles in over 25 professional journals.


Marc I. Stern

Marc I. SternMarc I. Stern is Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of 40-year old money management firm TCW, a member of the Management Committee of Société Générale Group and Chairman of Société Générale’s Global Investment Management and Services (GIMS) North America unit. Prior to joining TCW in 1990, Mr. Stern held executive positions at SunAmerica, Inc., The Henley Group, Inc. Allied-Signal Inc. and law firm Debevoise & Plimpton.

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