With a proven track record of building successful startups, and deep expertise in enterprise systems, storage, and software, Yoram drives Maxta’s vision and strategy.
Prior to founding Maxta, he founded Topio, known for its data replication and recovery prowess, and led the company as its CEO from inception until it was acquired by NetApp. Following the Topio acquisition, Yoram served as Vice President and General Manager of NetApp’s Data Replication Business Unit. Prior to Topio, he spent 13 years at IBM in storage research and development capacities.
Yoram holds 25 patents in the systems and storage domains and sits on several boards of directors, guiding other entrepreneurial tech companies down their own paths to market success. He holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in computer science from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, both Summa Cum Laude.
Sr. VP, Worldwide Sales
Andrew is a seasoned sales executive with more than 20 years leadership experience at both large-scale global companies, as well as developing sales organizations for startups.
He comes to Maxta from Springpath, where he grew revenue and helped scale the company as its Vice President of Sales. Prior to Springpath, Andrew was responsible for worldwide channel sales at Violin Memory.
Previous executive sales and management experience includes roles at technology companies GridIron, PanoLogic Inc., Timestock, Peribit Networks (now part of Juniper Networks), and INS VitalSoft (now a division of Lucent Technologies). Andrew earned a B.A. in Economics from Syracuse University.
Herb Schneider brings more than 25 years experience in systems hardware and software engineering to Maxta, including leading the delivery of complex software and systems in enterprise flash storage, enterprise networking, and Openstack private cloud technology.
Before joining Maxta, he was Executive VP, Engineering at Nebula, Inc., where he was responsible for delivering Openstack Cloud software for enterprise customers. Additionally, he co-founded GridIron Systems, which was ultimately acquired by Violin Memory.
Earlier in his career, Herb co-founded Extreme Networks, where he held the position of VP, Engineering and helped take it public in 1999. He holds several patents in data networking and security and earned a BSEE from the University of California at Davis.
Chief Marketing Officer
Barry Phillips is a seasoned Marketing executive with experience in both large and small companies.
Barry joins Maxta after being the CMO of Panzura, Egnyte and 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 General Manager of the Delivery Center Product Group. Barry joined Citrix through the acquisition of Net6. 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.
VP, Product Management
Joining Maxta in 2013, Kiran leads the company’s product management efforts from initial product concept through the revenue phase.
His previous roles include serving as lead software product manager for Hewlett-Packard 3PAR storage and as product manager for Mendocino Software, a maker of continuous data protection software.
Additionally, Kiran has held various technical marketing, planning and engineering positions with NetApp, NetIQ and Taos Mountain. He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Mysore, a master’s degree in computer science from Pace University, and an MBA in marketing and entrepreneurship from Santa Clara University.