Member of the Board of Advisors - PeopleShores
Chief Executive Officer - Dev Solutions
Mr. Vivekanand Mahadevan (Vic) is Strategic Advisor at Violin Memory, Chief Technology Advisor at MSys Technologies and Advisor at Cloudian. He also serves as an Advisor at DxContinuum. Since 2012, Vic has been providing his services as an independent enterprise consultant. He has been working in advanced technology for over 34 years, during which time he played integral roles for several leading tech companies. He also served as the Chief Strategy Officer of NetApp. He was responsible for leading NetApp's business strategy and identifying additional market and product opportunities to fuel future growth. He led the NetApp strategic planning and business development activities worldwide. He was also responsible for driving the strategic planning process, managing acquisitions and supporting NetApp’s strategic alliances and partnership teams.
Vic also served as Vice President of Marketing for LSI Corporation where he was responsible for driving aspects of product management, outbound marketing and business alliances. He also served senior management positions with leading storage and systems management companies including BMC Software, Compaq, Ivita and Maxxan Systems. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Blue Noodle. He began his career as a Management Consultant at Research Triangle Institute. He served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of CipherMax (also known as MaXXan Systems). He also served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Imergy Power Systems (Deeya Energy) and as the Chief Executive Officer of NeoEdge Networks. He is a 27-year veteran of the high tech industry with extensive experience in guiding companies and developing strategic business partnerships. He played an integral role in the business development, product management, marketing and growth strategies for several leading technology companies.
Mr. Mahadevan co-founded iVita Corporation and served as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. He served at BMC Software as Vice President and General Manager of Enterprise Storage and Application Recovery Division. He served as Vice President and Divisional General Manager of Enterprise Storage and Options Division of Compaq Computer Corporation. He led the creation of this division which quickly became the fastest growing and most profitable group at Compaq. He also served five years at Exxon Company USA in Marketing Operations. He has been an Independent Director of Violin Memory since April 2014. He has been Non-Employee Director of Sphere 3D Corp. He has been an Independent Director of Overland Storage since November 2012. Vic serves as a Member of Advisory Board of Glassbeam, Inc. He has been a Member of Advisory Board at Sanovi Technologies Corporation since March 2013. He also serves as a Member of Strategic Advisory Board at Pivot3, as a Member of Strategic Advisory Board at Zaloni, and as a Member of the Board of Advisors at Axxana Iand Nexenta Systems. In the past, he has served as a Non-Executive Director of Gnodal Limited, as Director at Eversync Solutions, as Director of Mimosa Systems, as Director of Blue Noodle, as Director of ARIO Data Networks and CipherMax. Mr. Mahadevan has a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai; an MBA in Marketing and an MS in Mechanical Engineering - both from the University of Iowa.