The DataGravity leadership team brings a track record of innovation and success in storage technology. Its co-founders, Paula Long and John Joseph earlier founded EqualLogic, a notably successful storage innovator later acquired by Dell. Other DataGravity team leaders are experts with deep experience in storage, virtualization, data management and analytics. As vital supporting players, the DataGravity Board of Directors and investors represent some of the smartest visionaries in technology today.
DataGravity Leadership Team
Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
Paula brings over 30 years of experience in high-tech innovation to DataGravity. Prior to DataGravity, she served as vice president of product development at Heartland Robotics. In 2001 Paula co-founded storage provider EqualLogic, acquired by Dell for $1.4 billion in 2008. She remained at Dell as vice president of storage until 2010. Prior to EqualLogic, she served in engineering management positions at Allaire Corporation and oversaw all aspects of the ClusterCATS product line while at Bright Tiger Technologies.
Paula’s executive and technical leadership has been extensively recognized, including the New Hampshire High Tech Council Entrepreneur of the Year award, the Ernst & Young 2008 Northeast Regional “Entrepreneur of the Year” and a national finalist for the same award. She is a graduate of Westfield State College.
President and Co-Founder
With over 30 years of experience applying a customer-focused approach to computer design engineering, product management and go-to-market strategy, John brings deep enterprise and mid-market expertise to DataGravity.
John previously served as vice president of marketing and product management at EqualLogic, leading these functions from the company's initial launch through the successful acquisition by Dell in 2008. He subsequently served as vice president of enterprise solutions, marketing at Dell for three years after the acquisition. Before joining EqualLogic, John held product design and leadership roles at Digital Equipment Corporation and was responsible for all marketing activities for enterprise storage at Maxtor and Quantum. He is a graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Clark University.
John is a frequent speaker at technology and entrepreneurship events.
Vice President of Marketing
Drawing on nearly 25 years of experience leading marketing, product marketing and product management for pioneering data warehousing, business intelligence and search technology companies, Jeff drives marketing strategy for DataGravity.
Adept at core product messaging and positioning, market strategy, competitive intelligence and global field enablement, Jeff possesses a rare combination of marketing skills, organizational leadership and technical background. Most recently, he served as vice president of global product marketing at business intelligence software leader Qlik. Previously, he served on the senior leadership teams directing marketing and product management at search and BI technology pioneers, including Business Objects, Endeca and Ardent/Ascential.
Jeff holds a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science from Tufts University and a Master in Business Administration from Boston University. A frequent speaker, he has appeared at the Gartner BI Summit, the Accel Big Data Conference and the Computerworld Premier 100 Conference.
Vice President of Channels and Alliances
An experienced executive with more than 20 years in operations and leadership roles with growth companies, David serves as vice president of channels and alliances for DataGravity and is responsible for building the channel and alliance network. Prior to DataGravity, David was a member of the senior leadership team at Veeam, a leading data protection software provider for virtualized and cloud environments.
Prior to Veeam, David was the chief technology officer and vice president of professional services for Hipskind TSG, a systems integrator. Before that, he was the chief technical officer for Kane County, Ill. Earlier in his career he held technology leadership roles with Illinois Trading Co., Chicago Transit Authority, the city of Chicago, Novopoint and DeVry University. He is a graduate of DeVry University.
David is a frequent speaker at top tier technology shows including VMworld, Interop, and a number of regional user groups. He is an internationally recognized virtualization expert holding VMware vExpert status.
Steve Noyes- Vice President of Engineering
With more than 30 years experience, Steve Noyes has led engineering teams in the fields of software, hardware and data storage. At DataGravity, Steve serves as the vice president of engineering, leading the team building the next evolution in data storage.
In 2003, Steve joined Virtual Iron Software, where he oversaw an engineering team focused on creating a virtualization product, purpose-built for small-and-medium-sized businesses (SMBs). The company was acquired by Oracle Corporation in 2009, where Steve led the engineering team for Oracle VM (x86 and SPARC) before joining DataGravity in 2014.
Prior to Virtual Iron Software, Steve worked at Equipe Communications and Avid Technologies as the vice president of engineering. He also served as general manager of VMS engineering and as a senior manager at Digital Equipment Corporation.
A graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Steve holds a Masters of Science in Computer Science and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering.