Axellio Inc. is a leading innovator in all NVMe Flash Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) and Edge Computing systems uniquely designed to run tier 1 storage-intensive workloads. Axellio carries with it a legacy of twenty years of innovation in enterprise IT infrastructure systems and solutions providing the highest reliability, quality, service standards, and system performance enterprise infrastructure.
Axellio delivers computing platforms built with its advanced FabricXpress™ (FX) architecture to deliver superior performance, economics, capacity, scalability, space and power utilization, and flexibility. Axellio’s FX design enables organizations to shift data intensive tier 1, performance critical applications and workloads that previously required large infrastructures deployed in big, expensive data centers to modern, efficient, simple to manage and scale in a HCI solution with seamless cloud integration, Edge MicroCloud, or Edge MicroDataCenter solution design – for faster response times and greater operational efficiency. Take Axellio to remote small distributed edge locations, take your simplicity on-premises to a whole new level, or greatly reduce your space and power in a co-lo. No matter your organizational goal – if storage density, performance and flexibility help to drive that goal – Axellio has a platform to help you exceed expectations.
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Bill Miller CEO
Bill Miller joined Axellio – formerly X-IO Technologies- as Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer in 2015. He has led a transformation of the company that has included new product lines, streamlining operations, achieving sustainable profitability, and raising new investment capital that strengthened the company’s balance sheet. Bill has been a venture investor, entrepreneur, sales executive, and engineer during a career that now spans 35 years. He founded and also serves as Managing Partner of PV Ventures, a seed stage venture capital fund (www.pvventuresllc.com). In 1997 Bill co-founded and served as Chief Technology Officer of StorageNetworks, an early innovator in cloud storage as a service. StorageNetworks raised more than $100 Million of venture capital and completed an IPO in 2000 reaching a peak market capitalization of more than $16 Billion.
Prior to StorageNetworks, Bill was a successful enterprise sales executive for data storage systems company Andataco. He co-founded solid state disk company CERAM and co-founded nonvolatile Ferroelectric RAM start-up Krysalis which was acquired by National Semiconductor. Bill began his career as a semiconductor process engineer at Philips Signetics. Bill is a 1982 graduate of the University of Illinois where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. He holds 12 U.S. patents covering inventions in integrated circuit fabrication, integrated circuit memory design, and data storage systems design.
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Bill Alexander CFO
Bill Alexander is an experienced financial executive with extensive experience helping high-tech companies grow. Bill has served as both CFO and CIO of several successful venture capital backed and start-up software companies. He recently served as an executive at Configuresoft Inc., where he helped the company grow quickly leading to a successful acquisition by EMC Corp. Earlier in his career he served as a founder and the CFO of The Software Edge Inc., a software development tools vendor, where he guided the company from inception to a successful acquisition by Intersolv, Inc. Prior to his more recent start-up experience, he served at Hewlett-Packard in a variety of financial management positions and has also worked for Microsoft Corporation. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Stanford University and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.
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Mark Zeller CRO
Mark has 31 years of experience in technology industry sales and marketing and leads the North American sales team for Axellio Inc.
Mark was most recently Regional Sales Director for Varonis – an enterprise file services company. Additionally, Mark spent 19+ years with EMC as a District Sales Manager selling in multiple industry sectors and geographies and also spent 10+ years at IBM where he held various positions including Marketing Manager. Mark holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from the State University of New York at Cortland and an MBA with concentration in Finance and Marketing from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. Mark resides with his family in Castle Rock, Colorado.
CTO & SVP Engineering
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David Gustavsson CTO & SVP Engineering
David “Gus” Gustavsson is instrumental in aligning the engineering, technical marketing, manufacturing and support functions within Axellio Inc. As Chief Technical Officer & Senior Vice President of Engineering at Axellio, Gus has been instrumental in realizing the innovation of the Axellio Edge Computing system.
Gus worked as part of the ISE development group within X-IO Storage – now Violin Systems- from 2003-2018, coming to the company through Seagate Technology’s Advanced Storage Architecture group, acquired in November 2007. Prior to his role at Seagate, Gus was employed by EMC Corporation and Autodiagnos AB in Sweden.
Mr. Gustavsson holds a Master of Science degree in computer science from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from the University of Dalarna in Sweden.
Director of Technical Sales
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Barry Martin Director of Technical Sales
Barry Martin serves as the Director of Technical Sales at Axellio, Inc. His focus is on pairing our game-changing FabricXpress technology with cutting edge software to help our customers solve various challenges.
Before devoting his work full time to Axellio, Barry founded an IT consultancy where he worked with his engineers and customers to design solutions for 18 years. His goal has always been to serve customers with amazing customer service that goes above and beyond expectations while implementing the best technology solutions to help them achieve their business goals. An MO that Barry brings with him wherever he goes.
Barry is a self-proclaimed junkie for technology with a passion for seeing technology be used in a way that makes practical sense. He is a proud alum from the University of Louisville in Louisville, KY, and has been working in the industry since 1992.
Director of Marketing and Business Development
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Kara Smith Director of Marketing and Business Development
Kara began her leadership journey at the University of Akron graduating from the College of Business Administration while becoming a decorated D1 Volleyball Athlete. Driving from these experiences, she understands the passion to lead, competitive drive to win, and how this applies to the business world.
Finding success through creative problem solving, Kara has excelled over the last 10+ years across various industries, reaching leadership positions in each of her previous roles. Her experience is rooted in solid business fundamentals: customer and organizational relationship building, operational efficiency, and revenue growth.
In 2014 Kara joined Axellio, formerly X-IO Technologies, where she quickly rose through the organization taking on roles in operations, marketing, and sales, and is now serving as Director of Marketing and Business Development. She works alongside senior management and cross-functional teams to drive awareness and revenue growth for the innovative products, services, and support portfolio that Axellio offers.
Kara is still an avid volleyball player and coach, mentoring young students to become leaders both on and off the court.
Board of Directors
Founder and Managing Partner, Miller Investment Management
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Bill Miller Founder and Managing Partner, Miller Investment Management
Bill is responsible for the overall investment strategy of both the venture and hedge funds. He is an active board member in a majority of the venture portfolio companies, where he leverages his experiences as an entrepreneur and investor to help companies make strategic decisions and grow their business.
Bill co-founded StorageNetworks, a cloud data storage company, in 1997. The company grew to $125 million in revenues and completed an IPO in 2000, reaching a peak market cap of $16 billion. Bill has invested in 25 start-up companies over the past 15 years with 10 successful exits. Bill’s career also includes experience in the semiconductor industry and data storage sales. He has a BS in Chemistry from the University of Illinois.
Director – General Partner, Oak Investment Partners
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Ed Glassmeyer Director – General Partner, Oak Investment Partners
Edward F. Glassmeyer is a founding General Partner of Oak Investment Partners. Mr. Glassmeyer was with Citicorp Venture Capital from 1968 to 1970, followed by The Sprout Capital Group where he was Managing Partner from 1971 to 1974. Ed led the first round venture financings in both Shugart Associates (1973) and Seagate Technology (1980). Shugart Associates was the first floppy disk company later sold to Xerox; Seagate was the first 5 1/4 hard disk company, and today is an industry-leading disk drive company. Mr. Glassmeyer has invested successfully in the IT and telecom industries over the last three decades, and continues to be an active investor in the data storage industry. He graduated from Princeton University in 1963, served as an officer in the Marine Corps from 1963 to 1966, and received his MBA with distinction from The Tuck School in 1968. Mr. Glassmeyer was a founding Director of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) in 1973, and is an Overseer of The Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.
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Matthew Bross Board Director
Matt Bross is the Chairman and CEO of Compass which is the inventor of icPhotonics™ technology and has delivered the first commercial chip to chip icPhotonics™ solution that enables the transformation of the ICT industry globally. Matt served as the former Global Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Huawei, the CTO of British Telecom (BT) and CEO of BT Innovate where he lead the 21CN network transformation. Matt also served as CTO of Williams Communications. Matt has lead the technology innovation and investment strategies for the companies he has served across multiple technology and business domains including carrier, enterprise, devices, applications and services.
Matt was awarded a William Pitt Fellowship by Pembroke College at the University of Cambridge. In 2010, Matt was listed as one of the most powerful people in wireless by Fierce Wireless. Also, Interactive Week recognized Matt as one of the “Top 25 Unsung Heroes of the Net”. In recent years, Light Reading has recognized Matt as one of the Top 10 most influential people in Telecom.
Matt currently serves as a Board Member on X-IO Technologies, a next generation cloud storage platform, and serves as a Board Member of Sonus (Nasdaq: SONS), a provider of cloud based real time communications for the mobile internet. Matt is the Chairman of the Global Information Infrastructure Commission (GIIC) and is a member of the Board of Directors for the EastWest Institute (EWI).
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Mike Wall Board Director
Mike Wall is a hi-tech executive with a history of leading the introduction of new technologies that have changed the landscape of high performance computing, storage solutions, and healthcare. Mike was executive chairman of Amplidata before becoming its CEO in September 2012. Amplidata developed the world’s leading object storage software for large scale cloud deployments. Mike sold Amplidata to Western Digital in March 2015. Prior to Amplidata, Mike was president and CEO of storage innovator Atempo, which was sold to the Allen Systems Group in December 2011. As CEO of DICOM Grid, Mike turned around an angel funded healthcare IT company and raised over $15M in financing from several venture capital firms including Canaan Partners. Mike was the founding member of the management team that launched Intel’s storage business and, as general manager of their Storage Group; led the industry’s transition to systems designed with commodity microprocessors and chipsets, growing Intel’s storage business to over $500M annually. Prior to the storage business, Mike was General Manager of Intel’s Supercomputer Systems Division, where he led the introduction of Intel’s X86 architecture into the high performance computing market. These systems were the predecessors of enterprise servers and workstations deployed throughout the world today.
Before joining Intel Corporation, Mike was general manager at Cray Research, responsible for North American Operations. While his responsibilities included all market segments, he led the introduction of high performance computing into the world of high finance. He also held several marketing management positions at IBM in New York City.
Mike earned his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and completed his Masters of Management Sciences, Averill Harriman College for Urban and Policy Sciences, at SUNY Stony Brook.
Executive Affiliated Faculty Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver
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Dave O’Callaghan Executive Affiliated Faculty Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver
Dave has been an active member of the Daniels community for nearly a decade teaching in the EMBA program.
His 30 year career in technology spanned across Hitachi, Cisco and VMware. At Hitachi, Dave held various sales roles including the RVP of the Western Region. At Cisco, Dave held many roles, including: Vice President of WW Commercial Sales, where he drove the go to market for the $10B segment. Also, Vice President of Worldwide Distribution, where he was responsible for driving Cisco’s distribution strategy and execution, a cornerstone of Cisco’s go-to-market that served thousands of Cisco Channel Partners. His final role in high tech was as Senior Vice President at VMware responsible for the Global Partner Organization driving partnerships across partner types world wide.
Based in Denver, Dave served Governor Bill Owens as a Commissioner on the Governor’s Commission on Science and Technology. The Commission was responsible for assisting the Governor in leading Colorado’s technology vision for the 21st century. The work included driving up educational capability within Colorado, and rolling out technology initiatives to benefit the general public.
O’Callaghan was a Board Member for Colorado State University’s Industry Advisory Board to assist CSU in understanding the needs of industry in education. He has also has been a member of the Board of Directors for Volunteers of America in Denver assisting VOA to support the underprivileged in Colorado for over five years. He is currently an active Board Member of Adoption Dreams Come True in Fort Collins, Colorado.
O’Callaghan received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Bowling Green State University, and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Cincinnati.
He resides in Denver, Colorado with his wife, Colleen.
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LeRoy Landhuis Board Director
LeRoy Landhuis is a native of southwestern Minnesota and has resided in Colorado Springs for over 40 years. After serving in the United States Air Force he established himself as an entrepreneur who primarily uses real estate as the medium to achieve his vision.
LeRoy’s vision to create a vertically integrated real estate company with superior service was started when he founded The Landhuis Company. With operations based in Colorado and several western and mid-western states, the Company has over 35 years’ experience and a strong heritage in commercial and residential real estate. The Company owns one of the largest land development and home construction companies in Colorado and also specializes in commercial and residential property management as well as real estate investment and brokerage.
LeRoy is also an investor, advisor and board member for a number of strategically chosen startup businesses in the technology, banking, and petroleum industries. He provides venture capital as well as CEO level consulting to these companies to help them set and achieve their business goals.
LeRoy has a strong commitment to his state and nation, and to underprivileged children everywhere. He serves on numerous community and state civic and military advisory and action committees. His community service ranges from Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Committee, and Enterprise Development responsibilities to being a guest lecturer at the United States Air Force Academy.
LeRoy is the founder of The Love-In-Action Foundation. This private, Faith-based foundation is dedicated to establishing schools, medical centers, and orphanages for the needy in both the United States and around the world.
LeRoy is known for his creativity, energy, and integrity. These traits are reflected in his companies and in his strong, deep and personal commitment to his nation and his beliefs.
“Data that does not enable insights is meaningless, yet our interconnected world also demands that such insights be delivered at very high speed to avoid them becoming equally worthless.”
“Axellio FabricXpress helps us provide our customers deeper, richer insight, in a shorter amount of time, than we could using traditional infrastructure solutions.”
“The combination of Axellio’s FabricXpress and Microsoft’s Windows Server 2019 has allowed us to gain tremendous performance and scalability at the same price point as other compared vendors. Staying with the Microsoft tools allowed us to save on licensing cost and removed the time that we would have spent learning a new management system. We are extremely happy with our decision to stay with Axellio.”