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TwinStrata Management Team
- Nicos Vekiarides, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder
- John Bates, Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder
- Nicholas Kourtis, Chief Operating Officer
|Nicos Vekiarides – Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder
Nicos manages all day to day company functions at TwinStrata. Nicos has spent 20 years in the data storage field, both as a business manager and as an entrepreneur and founder in startup companies. Before TwinStrata, Nicos served as Vice President of Product Strategy and Technology at Incipient, Inc., where he helped deliver the industry's first storage virtualization solution embedded in a Cisco switch fabric.
Prior to Incipient, Nicos was General Manager of the storage virtualization business at Hewlett-Packard, where he managed a multi-site business, delivering several releases of network storage virtualization products and growing the business to include host-based products. Nicos came to HP with the acquisition of StorageApps where he was the founding VP of Engineering. At StorageApps, he built a team that brought to market the industry's first storage virtualization appliance. Nicos was instrumental in the sale of StorageApps to Hewlett-Packard for $350M in 2001. Prior to StorageApps, Nicos spent a number of years in the data storage industry working at Sun Microsystems and Encore Computer. At Encore, Nicos architected and delivered Encore Computer's SP data replication products that were a key factor in the $185M sale of Encore's storage division to Sun Microsystems.
Nicos holds an MS in Computer Engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University and a BS in Electrical Engineering from MIT.
|John Bates – Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder
John runs technology development and strategic direction at TwinStrata. John has been a technologist in the storage industry for 20 years. Most recently, John worked at Incipient, Inc. in the advanced development group to broaden Incipient's technology portfolio and as a technology manager for OEM partners.
Prior to Incipient, John held the role of Distinguished Technologist in the data storage division of Hewlett-Packard, working directly with both HP Labs and the storage business, and was responsible for defining next generation storage technologies. John came to HP from the acquisition of StorageApps in 2001, where he was the founding Chief Architect and built and patented the flexible architecture used in the industry's first storage virtualization appliance. Prior to StorageApps, John spent a number of years in the data storage industry working at Sun Microsystems and Encore Computer. At Encore, John delivered unique snapshot technologies as well as a data sharing framework between open systems and mainframes, both of which were key factors in the sale of Encore's storage division to Sun Microsystems.
John holds a B.S. in Math and Computer Science from Brown University.