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.