Board of Directors

Peter Faulhaber, FUJIFILM

Peter Faulhaber is president of FUJIFILM Recording Media U.S.A., Inc., a world leader of innovative data protection products and solutions that enable organizations to cost effectively manage exponential data growth. As president, he is responsible for overseeing the strategy, manufacturing, sales and marketing for Fujifilm, including the development and implementation of a competitive and profitable strategy for both North and South America regions. Peter joined Fujifilm in 2004 as Vice President, Business Development and OEM Sales, where he oversaw sales to all major OEM partners and was later promoted to Senior Vice President.

Peter has more than 19 years of experience in the data storage industry. Before joining Fujifilm, Peter was the Group Vice President for EMTEC Magnetic, GmbH in Germany where he was responsible for the worldwide professional business of all optical and magnetic data storage products. Prior to that, Peter worked as the Controller for BASF, Germany.

His has also been active in several industry trade associations including: Active Archive Alliance, where he is a board member; AFCOM; the Optical Storage Technology Association (OSTA); the Linear Tape-Open Consortium (LTO); the European Data Media Manufacturing Association (EMA); and the Tape Council.

Faulhaber received a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from the University of Kaiserslautern in Kaiserslautern, Germany and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Saarland in Saarbrücken, Germany.

Lynn Orlando, HGST
Lynn Orlando, HGST

Lynn Orlando is senior manager of global outbound marketing for the Data Center Systems business unit at HGST, which includes work in the channel and in the field. She works with a marketing team that has a mission to help organizations recognize and use the full power of their data to unlock greater business potential. Orlando has 15 years of business leadership skills in networking and storage, ranging from Fortune 1000 to startup companies, such as Cisco Systems and Skyera. Experience consists of work with devices and systems, including disk drives, flash components, enterprise all-flash arrays, and enterprise object storage systems. Prior to entering the private sector, Orlando was a professor of English at San Jose State University and taught various courses in the areas of Business Writing and English Literature and Composition.

Matt Starr, Spectra Logic
Matt Starr

Matt Starr's tenure with Spectra Logic spans 22 years and includes experience in service, hardware design, software development, operating systems, electronic design and management. As CTO, he is responsible for the company’s engineering department, manufacturing operations and planning division.

Matt served as the lead engineering architect for the design and production of Spectra’s tape library family. Spectra Logic has secured 36 tape library patents under Matt’s direction, establishing the company as the innovative technology leader in the data storage industry.

He holds a BS in electrical engineering from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

Laura Shepard, Data Direct Networks

With over 15 years of experience in big data technologies, Laura runs vertical and product marketing at DDN. Previously, she held leadership roles in product management and product marketing in server, networking and storage technologies at big data companies such as SGI, Veritas (Symantec) and Isilon (EMC). She did her undergraduate studies at University of California at Santa Barbara and earned a Masters’ of Science at Carnegie Mellon. At DDN, Laura runs the outbound marketing organization focusing the solution messaging across all HPC, Cloud, Content and Media markets.