Panzura was co-founded and funded by a team of engineers and venture capitalists with over ten years of working experience and success together. Before Panzura, they developed the core security and performance technology at wireless networking leader Aruba Networks, and the application delivery technology in Alteon WebSystem’s Layer 4-7 switching products. Alteon was acquired by Nortel for $7.8B and Aruba was acquired by HP for $3B.

Patrick Harr, CEO of Panzura

Patrick Harr

Chief Executive Officer

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With more than two decades of industry experience, Harr joins the company after holding positions as vice president and general manager at Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE), vice president at VMWare as well as a go-to-market leader and CEO of multiple start-ups, including cloud storage pioneer Nirvanix which he founded, Preventsys which was acquired by McAfee and storage networking leader Sanera which was acquired by McDATA/Brocade. While at HPE, Harr scaled the Americas cloud business 19X leveraging key GTM partners and generated over $1.5B in revenue in five years. He has extensive startup and Fortune 500 vendor experience across cloud, storage, security and networking. Harr received his MBA from the University of Maryland and a BA from Tulane University in Political Economy and Russian. He has four kids and lives with his wife and family in Los Gatos, CA.


John Taylor

Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer

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John built his career in software development and engineering management in the computer and networking security industries. His work is the foundation behind leading ATM switching, web acceleration, and Wi-Fi products. John has a reputation for growing start-ups into publicly traded companies. Before co-founding Panzura, John was a member of the founding software team at Aruba Networks, where he served as Director of Engineering. Prior to Aruba Networks, John was a lead software architect and engineer at Alteon WebSystems, playing an instrumental role in the creation of the load-balancing market. At FORE Systems, John was a software engineer before the company began trading publicly in 1994. John completed his master’s degree in computer science at the University of Virginia.


Rich Weber

Chief Product Officer

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With over 20 years of experience in the enterprise software, networking and storage industries, Rich is a hands-on manager of product management, IT and operations teams. Rich has also previously held Director and VP-level roles in product management and operations. Before joining Panzura, Rich was VP of Operations at Opvista and prior to that ran operations at Wi-Fi infrastructure provider Trapeze Networks, which was acquired by Belden in 2008.


Barry Phillips

Chief Marketing Officer

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Barry Phillips is responsible for Marketing and Product Management at Panzura. Barry was most recently the CMO of Egnyte. Prior to Egnyte, Barry was the CMO of Wanova (acquired by VMware) where he led Marketing, Sales, and Business Development. Barry came to Wanova from Citrix Systems, where he was the Group Vice President and GM of the Delivery Center Product Group. Barry has held executive roles at Net6, Nortel Networks, Everypath, and Cranite Systems. He began his career in United States Naval Aviation where he logged over 1,000 hours in a P-3C Orion. Barry holds a Bachelors of Computer Science from the United States Naval Academy and a Masters of Computer Science from UCLA.


Flavio Santoni

Chief Revenue Officer

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Flavio Santoni is Panzura’s Chief Revenue Officer and brings over 25 years of executive management experience in the technology space. Flavio leads all revenue generating functions of the company including sales, alliances and strategic partnerships. Prior to Panzura, Flavio was CEO of Syncsort, a data integration and data protection company. During his tenure at Syncsort, Flavio led the spin out of the data protection business forming Catalogic Software. Prior to Syncsort, his career included an eight-year tenure at LSI as Executive Vice President and Co-General Manager of the Engenio Storage Group as well as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales, Marketing, and Customer Support for its storage systems division. Before joining LSI, Flavio was executive vice president and chief operating officer at Sutmyn Storage Corporation, a company that pioneered Virtual Tape technology in the Mainframe space, and held various senior management positions with Memorex Telex in the United States, the United Kingdom and Italy. Flavio earned a degree in Electronics from IX Istituto Tecnico in Milan, Italy. He also has completed the Stanford University AeA/Stanford Executive Institute program for the management of high technology companies.

jerry corcoran chief financial officer

Jerry Corcoran

Chief Financial Officer

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Jerry has over 25 years experience as a hands-on CFO and executive at numerous hi-tech, financial and manufacturing companies. He is a former partner at the Hiller Group; CFO at Clean Filtration Technologies, a clean-tech company sold to The Dow Chemical Corporation; VP, Finance and recruiting partner at Essential Solutions, an executive recruiting firm focused on VC-backed technology startups; and CFO and EVP of Marketing, Engineering, and Operations for Fyre Storm, Inc., a digital power management ASIC developer. He also held C-level and executive level positions at other technology firms: Galleon Corporation, GaAs MMIC’s and transceivers for wireless broadband; Spectrian Corporation, RF power semiconductors and systems; and Syquest Technology, hard drive removable storage. Jerry has a BA in Physics from Rice University.


Caeli Collins

VP of Support

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Caeli Collins has over 25 years experience building and growing enterprise support teams for the computer storage and network industry. Prior to Panzura, she led Customer Support at Violin Memory, where she was responsible for world wide technical support and developed the infrastructure for global support operations and tools. She also served as VP of Support at ONStor and in senior roles at NetApp and KLA-Tencor. Caeli holds both Bachelor and Master degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University and an MBA from UC Berkeley.

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Paul Zhang

VP of Engineering

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Paul Zhang is responsible for Engineering at Panzura. Paul comes to Panzura from Atlantis Computing where he was the Vice President of Product. Prior to Atlantis, Paul was the Sr. Director at Symantec in the Storage Availability and Management group, driving cross-functional collaborations for five major releases of Symantec Filestore. Paul previously ran engineering at Vormetric, served as Security Group Software Development Manager for NetScreen Technologies, and has held engineering management positions at First Virtual Corporation, Diamond Multimedia, Aspect Communications, FutureTel Systems and Connective Strategies. Paul holds an MS in Computer Science from the Computer Technology Institute of the Chinese Academy of Science and a BS in Computer Science from Chang-sha Engineering College and has co-authored 15 granted patents in the areas of security, file system and clustering, and virtualization.


Diptish Datta

VP of Field Engineering & Services

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Diptish brings over 25 years of technical leadership experience in the computer networking and storage industry. Prior to Panzura, Diptish led customer operations at Gridiron Systems where he built and managed all customer-facing functions and led the strategy and implementation of back-end data mining and alerting tools. Before that, Diptish served as VP of services engineering at NetApp where he was the pioneer and executive champion for the development of the remote support technology and infrastructure. Diptish holds a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech and a Bachelor’s degree from IIT in India.


Jeff Herr

VP of Sales, North America

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Jeff has over 30 years of enterprise storage sales experience and has run highly successful sales teams. Early on, he was one of NetApp’s first Area Sales Directors and helped grow the company from its infancy. More recently, Jeff served as Director of Cloud Alliances at Riverbed Technology, overseeing the growth of their cloud strategy. Jeff has also held various sales executive positions at Scalent, Index Engines, and NuView. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from Iowa State University.