Qumulo Bolsters Leadership Team With New Executive Appointments

SEATTLE -- 01/28/14
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Stealthy Enterprise Storage Startup Taps Industry Veteran Mary Godwin for VP of Operations, Brett Goodwin for VP of Marketing

Qumulo, a stealth enterprise data storage company, today announced two key appointments to its leadership team: Mary Godwin has joined as vice president of operations, and Brett Goodwin as vice president of marketing. Both are experienced industry veterans with proven track records in bringing emerging technologies to market, complementing the expertise of Qumulo's founding team which conceived and built the OneFS distributed file system for Isilon prior to its acquisition by EMC in 2010.

Mary Godwin brings more than 30 years of experience in global operations and supply chain development to her role as VP of operations at Qumulo. She previously helmed the operations team at Isilon, where she supported the company's transformation to profitability, explosive growth and eventual acquisition by EMC. Godwin has also held executive level positions at Solectron and Lucent Technologies. She earned her BS degree in plastics engineering from the University of Massachusetts, and an MBA from Santa Clara University.

Brett Goodwin has a more than 20-year track record of success in building emerging technology companies into category leaders. Goodwin was among Isilon's earliest employees, where he served as vice president of marketing and led the company's global marketing strategy through its initial public offering (IPO) in 2006. Prior to Isilon, he worked at Real Networks, a pioneer in the streaming media category, where he helped to bring the first media proxy cache to market and supported the company's enterprise products division through its IPO in 1997. He has also held marketing leadership positions at AT&T Wireless and Skytap.

"Building a company capable of achieving long term independence is no easy feat, particularly in a highly competitive category," said Peter Godman, Qumulo's CEO. "Assembling a best of breed team is paramount to our success. Mary and Brett each bring a specialized skill set and deep domain expertise to Qumulo that will be critical to supporting our successful market entry and long-term viability. We are exceedingly pleased to welcome them to our team."

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