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Jim Fitzgerald

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Vice President, Business Development, Nexenta Systems. Previously Vice President, Sales, System Fabric Works.

Vice President, Business Development, Nexenta Systems. Previously Vice President, Sales, System Fabric Works.

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Vice President, Business Development Nexenta Systems June 2011 - present
Vice President, Sales System Fabric Works September 2010 - June 2011
Co-Founder DataVont Inc. November 2009 - November 2010
Vice President, Sales and Marketing Global Bay Mobile Technologies January 2008 - August 2009
Founder, EVP, Business Development & Marketing SteelEye April 2002 - March 2007
Founder, CEO SteelEye Technology June 1999 - April 2002
Senior Director Business Development Sun Microsystems August 1994 - December 1998
Group Manager Channel Sales & Marketing Sun Microsystems January 1992 - July 1994
Group Manager, Solaris Marketing Sun Microsystems July 1991 - July 1992
Manager, Server Sales Program, Europe Sun Microsystems December 1990 - July 1991


Boston College Economics, History
New York University - Leonard N. Stern School of Business

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Brantley Coile
They're my advisor: Coraid  •  Founder/Chief Scientist, Coraid. Previously Founder/CTO, Coraid, Inc..
Jim was very helpful in 2009 when I took Coraid to San Hill Road. His contacts were extensive and very useful.
Delya Bakhisheva
We worked together at Nexenta Systems  •  Staff Business Development Mgr, SanDisk. Previously Group Manager, Alliance Programs, Nexenta Systems.
Jim is a great leader and mentor for a team of any size.Jim is a great leader and mentor for a team of any size. He has perfect combination ... of sense of urgency, hunger for innovation, and strategic thinking.

Mason Uyeda
We worked together  •  Senior Director, Solutions Marketing & Management, Technical Enablement, VMware.
Mason has great domain knowledge in end user computing and mobility, particularly in its application in the business environment. His soli ... d understanding of underlying technology and keen marketing insight makes him a rare executive who provides keen insight and delivers impactful product and marketing plans. Mason has been extremely helpful to us at Nexenta, provide valuable insight and supportive partnering. In addition to this Mason has an excellent understanding of the dynamics of a large company and how to navigate paths to engage and partner with those companies along while at the same time having a good feel for startups and the challenges they face. But beyond these strong domain knowledge traits, what I think makes Mason such a great advisor is he is a personable, friendly, articulate and creative individual, willing and happy to help and guide those seeking his advise. A firm would be fortunate to have Mason as an advisor.

Chris Nelson
We worked together  •  Global Director, Sales Engineering, Nexenta Systems. Previously Director of North America Sales Engineering, Nexenta Systems.
If possible I would check more than three boxes above for Chris. Chris would and does make a great entrepreneur because he bring a strong t ... echnical domain knowledge of systems, storage and cloud technology together with the agility and drive to succeed. I see him operate daily and he has the ability to both provide skillful leadership to others while still being ready and willing to role up his sleeves and do the work that needs to be done to achieve a goal. He is well respected by staff, management and customers.

Eddo Jansen
We worked together  •  Sales Engineer, Nexenta Systems. Previously Infrastructure Manager, Basgroup.
Eddo would make a great advisor to any organization developing solutions for cloud services data centers. Currently Eddo leads our technic ... al teams in deploying our innovative storage solution and one of the things that makes him so skillful is his understanding of the total solution and the needs of the target customer. Eddo is also very skilled and wise about the challenges of early stage companies. He can provide insights into the technology, the target customers and the best paths (as well as potential pitfalls) for startup companies.

Heiko Wüst
We worked together  •  Sales Engineer, Nexenta Systems. Previously Senior Systemberater, dignum GmbH.
Heiko has a strong technical domain knowledge of storage and data centers that would be a excellent complement to any team targeting infrast ... ructure market places. He also demonstrate great resilience in overcoming the challenges early stage/startups face. He is very resourceful, finding solutions to problems while having minimal help and can overcome objections that many young companies face. He would provide any early stage company a wealth of knowledge in insight in what customers are looking for and how to succeed as a startup. This skill would provide excellent leadership and wisdom to others in the an early stage enterprise.

Marty Castilla
We worked together  •  Engineering Director, SGI. Previously Engineering Manager, SGI.
I worked with Marty in developing a OEM/Reselling relationship between our two companies. Marty is a very skillful and knowledge technolog ... ist who would bring a great deal of domain knowledge and experience to any organization building infrastructure solution particularly targeted at high performance computing and as well as vendors who are delivering data center solutions around the entire compute, storage and networking requirements. Marty also demonstrated a stick to it persistence in making sure our joint partnership was completed and put in place. That is a characteristic that would benefit any early stage company.