Global storage solutions provider StorCentric, parent company to Drobo, Nexsan, Retrospect and Vexata, has announced it has added Dan Fairfax to its Board of Advisors (BOA). Fairfax brings over 25 years of technology experience, including executive roles at Brocade Communications Systems, acquired by Broadcom in 2017, and currently serves on the Board of Directors at Super Micro Computer (SMCI), Saama Technologies, and Energous (WATT).
“I am extremely pleased to welcome someone of Dan’s caliber to the team. His business acumen, particularly his finance background, will be instrumental as we accelerate our growth strategy with both product innovation and acquisitions,” said Mihir Shah, CEO, StorCentric. “We are committed to providing our customers the solutions to access, manage and protect their digital information. Dan joins us during a pivotal time as we introduce new solutions to market and capitalize on our software and hardware expertise to address the astonishing levels of data growth.”
StorCentric recently introduced several new products including high density QLC-based solutions designed to deliver enhanced performance and unbeatable economics for the most demanding enterprise platforms.
“I am honored to have been invited to join StorCentric’s Board of Advisors,” said Fairfax. “StorCentric has garnered the attention of the storage industry in a very short period of time with a rapid pace of four acquisitions in the past two years, and is seen as a trusted storage solutions provider with its reputable Drobo, Nexsan, Retrospect and Vexata brands. StorCentric provides a broad set of data management solutions with world-class products, IP, and professional expertise focused on helping customers scale their businesses, and I am excited to be part of this journey.”
Fairfax served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Brocade Communications from June 2011 to November 2017. Fairfax previously served as Brocade’s Vice President of Global Services from August 2009 to June 2011 and Brocade’s Vice President of Business Operations from January 2009 to August 2009. Prior to Brocade, Fairfax served as Chief Financial Officer of Foundry Networks, Inc. from January 2007 until December 2008. Prior to joining Foundry Networks, Fairfax served as the CFO at a number of technology companies, including GoRemote Internet Communications, Ironside Technologies, Inc., ACTA Technology, and NeoVista Software. Before those appointments, he held a variety of senior financial management and operations positions at Siemens and Spectra-Physics.
Fairfax holds an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Whitman College. Additionally, Fairfax is a certified public accountant in the state of California with an inactive license.