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Board of Directors
Floyd Christofferson serves as Chairman of the Board of the Active Archive Alliance, and is the director of storage product marketing at SGI. As a professional focused on content management and storage workflows over the last 25 years, Floyd has paid particular attention to the technology associated with effective management of massive volumes of data, both from the perspective of hardware strategies and of workflow.
At SGI, Floyd works closely with the core storage hardware and software engineering teams to leverage SGI's rich legacy of innovation in addressing the world's largest data management problems. This is increasingly focused on providing modular, scalable solutions to help SGI's customers effectively manage the exponential growth of data in technical computing, Cloud and Internet, and persistent data environments.
Prior to joining SGI, Floyd's work was focused in the broadcast industry, where he was focused on file-based content management and distribution strategies.
Peter Faulhaber is the Senior Vice President for FUJIFILM Recording Media U.S.A. Inc., the leading manufacturer of commercial data tape products for enterprise and midrange backup applications. Peter is responsible for all aspects of FUJIFILM Recording Media U.S.A. sales and marketing policies, objectives and initiatives, 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 of magnetic products.
Peter has more than 15 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.
Peter has been active in several industry trade associations including AFCOM, the Optical Storage Technology Association (OSTA), the Linear Tape-Open Consortium (LTO), the European Data Media Manufacturing Association (EMA) and the Tape Council.
Peter holds a bachelor's degree in Engineering from the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany, and an MBA from the University of Saarland, Germany. Peter lives in Tarrytown, NY with his wife and two children.
Chris Powers is the Senior Director of Development responsible for HP Storage StoreEver Solutions. In this role he has worldwide development and line of business responsibility for all of HP's tape solutions, tape media and library products. These include the industry-leading families of LTO and DDS tape drives which HP designs and manufactures.
Chris has more than 20 years experience in the data storage industry serving in a variety of operational and development leadership roles within HP. Chris's experience has spanned across a broad range of products including disk and tape drives, high end disk array, tape automation and library products. Chris has extensive experience in successfully developing and managing complex development and operational partnerships across the value chain.
Chris holds several technical undergraduate degrees in technology and business and has an MBA from the University of Arizona.
Betsy is the Senior Director of Marketing for Spectra Logic, where she oversees channel marketing, technology partnerships, vertical marketing and marketing communications. Betsy has extensive experience within the industry, supporting sales initiatives and building alliances with Spectra's reseller and technology partners. Betsy has been instrumental in building Spectra's successful SpectraEDGE channel partner program and ensuring Spectra's partners have the tools, knowledge and support they need to succeed. She joined Spectra Logic in 2006 and previously held positions at the start-up Roving Planet, and SpectraLink, now PolyCom. She joined the Active Archive Alliance's board of directors in 2014.
Brett Roscoe, Dell
Brett Roscoe is the GM and Executive Director of Dell's PowerVault and Data Management Business. This includes Dell's PowerVault disk arrays, and Dell's data management software including Dell data protection solutions, de-duplication and compression solutions, and key partnerships in the data and content management space. He is responsible for all product development including engineering, marketing, and acquisitions.
Brett has been at Dell for over 7 years and has over 19 years of experience in IT product development including leadership roles in engineering and marketing at Dell, HP, and Compaq Computer. He has been focused on storage for the last 12 years working on solutions including SAN based storage arrays, network attached storage, storage software, and disaster recovery solutions.
Dave Thomson has over 20 years experience in the archive storage industry and currently serves as Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing for QStar Technologies; a leader in archiving and data management software. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, Dave leads a global team of dedicated archive professionals and fosters industry partnerships at all levels.
Dave is a tireless educator on methodologies which encourage the adoption of archiving best practices, such as the 3-2-1 Archiving and Data Protection Best Practice. He is also a board member of the Active Archive Alliance, which QStar is a founding member.
Prior to joining QStar, Dave was based in England with Plasmon PLC, an optical drive, media and library manufacturer, for 14 years. As European Director of Sales, he was responsible for the strategic direction and revenue growth of Plasmon's European business, which included managing teams in four countries.
Dave received his bachelor of science degree from the University of Dundee.