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Panasas Leadership Team

Tom Shea

President and Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Board of Directors

Tom Shea is an experienced executive with more than 20 years of business and engineering leadership in the storage industry and a proven track record of delivering game changing, transformational technologies to the market. He has led software and hardware teams in both public and private companies and has managed teams through periods of transition, exponential growth, and successful public offerings.

He joined Panasas in 2014 as chief operating officer and was appointed CEO in 2020. Prior to that, Tom was vice president and general manager of software solutions at SanDisk. He also worked as vice president and general manager for WAN optimization at Blue Coat Systems and was president and chief executive officer at Gear6.

Tom holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of California, Berkeley.

Rob Berman

VP Worldwide Sales

Rob Berman leads worldwide sales and field operations for Panasas where he is responsible for global accounts strategy, customer relationships and overall sales effectiveness to drive new and sustainable revenue growth.

Rob has more than 35 years of sales leadership experience across major industries, helping clients leverage data storage, data analytic platforms and applications to solve the most complex business challenges. Prior to joining Panasas, Rob served the Region Vice President for the Marketing Applications Group at Teradata, where he led the organization’s sales, services and marketing teams in the sale, delivery and maintenance of Teradata’s Digital Marketing and Enterprise Software Solutions.

Rob holds a Bachelor of Science and a Masters Business Administration from the University of Baltimore.

Ren Del Carlo

Vice President, Operations

Ren Del Carlo heads the operations team responsible for supporting the global Panasas customers base with an efficient, high-quality production environment that meets the dynamic requirements of the HPC storage market. He has more than 20 years of experience in product development, global logistics, as well as supply chain, vendor and service depot management at private and public technology companies.

Prior to joining Panasas, Ren held Director roles in the areas of Engineering, Operations and Manufacturing at Infoblox, Juniper Networks, NetScreen Technologies, and Stanford Applied Engineering.

Ren holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in business management from Colorado State University.

Jim Donovan

Chief Marketing Officer

Jim Donovan has more than 20 years of marketing and sales experience, driving new and sustainable revenue growth with a focus on unleashing the potential of data technologies for enterprise businesses globally.

At Panasas, he leads global accounts and market-share growth strategies through sales enablement, product management, brand, global communications, and demand-creation initiatives.

Prior to joining Panasas in 2014, Jim served as senior vice president of global marketing at Teradata, a data and analytics solutions company, where he led corporate and vertical marketing efforts that contributed to increased customer acquisitions as well as market-share growth.

Jim holds a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from Gannon University.

Patrick Keane

VP Software Engineering

Patrick Keane leads the Panasas software engineering organization responsible for the management of the PanFS parallel file system, including file system research, development, and quality assurance teams.

Patrick has over twenty years of diverse leadership experience, helping software teams to deliver high quality products for a variety of applications including marketing, telecommunications, media, medicine, and data visualization. He has built his career in the storage industry over the last decade, having joined Panasas in 2016 after spending five years at NetApp, where he led a cross-disciplinary team of engineers in the functional design, development, and validation of core software for Data ONTAP.

Patrick holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from Wilkes University and a Master of Science Degree in Computer Science from the University of Pittsburgh.

Jamal Ramahi

VP Platform Engineering

Jamal Ramahi leads the global cross functional teams responsible for delivering the Panasas high-performance ActiveStor storage system.

Jamal is a veteran technology leader with a unique blend of compute, storage, networking as well as platform hardware and software development experience, spanning Fortune 500, mid-size and start-up companies. He has a track record of successfully delivering new products to Enterprise customers and has recruited and built strong development teams. His experience includes managing large OEM relationships and working on embedded architectures including CPUs, ASICs, Flash/solid-state media, rotating media, board and system level design, characterization, validation and compliance.

Prior to joining Panasas, Jamal held executive and senior-level engineering positions at Brocade, National Semiconductor, Nvidia, Unisys and Violin Memory.

Board of Directors


Tom Shea

President and Chief Executive Officer, Panasas

Tom Shea is an experienced executive with more than 20 years of business and engineering leadership in the storage industry and a proven track record of delivering game changing, transformational technologies to the market. He has led software and hardware teams in both public and private companies and has managed teams through periods of transition, exponential growth, and successful public offerings.

He joined Panasas in 2014 as chief operating officer and was appointed CEO in 2020. Prior to that, Tom was vice president and general manager of software solutions at SanDisk. He also worked as vice president and general manager for WAN optimization at Blue Coat Systems and was president and chief executive officer at Gear6.

Tom holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of California, Berkeley.

Harry Ault

Chief Revenue Officer, DataStax

Harry has more than 20 years of Silicon Valley field leadership experience and currently is Chief Revenue Officer at DataStax leading Worldwide Field Operations of data architecture, sales, open source consulting, and partner ecosystem development.

Prior to DataStax, Harry held executive positions at Elementum, a Lightspeed backed SaaS company, and also led the Server & Storage division at Broadcom.  Bringing a track record and passion for execution of successful go to market strategies and ecosystem development, he has managed multiple $1 billion+ enterprise revenue engines to growth, repeatability and scale.

Harry holds a graduate degree in Computer Information Systems and Corporate Strategy from the University of Michigan and a B.S. from Pennsylvania State University.  He, his wife and three children reside in San Francisco and are active supporters of the Make-A-Wish foundation.

Robert Cihra

Partner, Dowroc Partners

Rob Cihra has more than 20 years of experience as a senior Wall Street technology analyst and investor focused on the computing and storage markets. Rob was most recently a Managing Director at Guggenheim Partners, previously a Senior Managing Director at Evercore ISI, and partner at Brompton Cross Capital.

Rob earned his BA, Economics and MBA from the University of Western Ontario.

Andre A. Hakkak

CEO, White Oak Global Advisors, LLC

Andre Hakkak has served as co-portfolio manager and investment committee member of White Oak Global Advisors since 2007. He was previously the founder and chief investment officer of Alpine Global, a multistrategy investment management firm that focuses on alternative fixed income and real estate investments. He was also the founder and portfolio manager at Suisse Global Investments, an investment management firm that develops investment strategies customized to meet the risk-adjusted return requirements of bank clients in more than 30 countries.

Andre previously served at Robertson Stephens as an investment banker and principal in its Investment Company Act platform. He has been a co-founder and board member of several financial platforms that facilitate the distribution of philanthropic and financial products, and has served as a limited partner, general partner, or board member of various investment funds and companies.

Andre received a Bachelor of Science degree in finance and marketing from Haas School of Business at University of California, Berkeley, and has held Series 7, 63, and 24 designations from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority since 1991.

Jonathan Lister

Vice President, Global Sales Solutions, LinkedIn

Jonathan Lister’s team works with the world’s most widely recognized brands to help them leverage their vast employee and client networks to build modern selling expertise and dramatically improve how they sell.

Prior to his tenure at LinkedIn, Jonathan worked as Country Manager at Google Canada, responsible for creating and executing the business strategy for the region. Over the course of his career, he has held several executive positions, including roles at AOL, where he was the Senior Vice President of Operations at AOL Europe. He was also the General Manager and Senior Vice President of AOL Canada, overseeing the strategic direction and management of the company.

Jonathan holds a Master’s Degree in business administration from the Rotman School of Management and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Toronto.

Jorge Titinger

CEO and Founder of Titinger Consulting

Jorge Titinger is the chief executive officer and founder of Titinger Consulting, and the former chief executive officer of SGI, a global leader in high-performance computing that was acquired by Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Jorge has more than 30 years of experience in the technology industry with a focus on strategic development and driving growth.

Prior to his role as CEO at SGI, Jorge served as chief operating officer and then as president and CEO of Verigy, Ltd. Other appointments include several senior executive roles at KLA-Tencor Corporation, Applied Materials, and Insync Systems as well as senior management roles at MIPS and Hewlett Packard.

Jorge holds a B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering and an M.S. in Engineering Management and Business from Stanford University.