Director of Alliances
Chad Thibodeau leads Cleversafe’s strategic alliances efforts. With more than 15 years of technology experience in enterprise storage, telecommunications and the defense industry, Chad brings a solid understanding of the traditional capabilities surrounding, SAN, RAID and replication. Now on the cusp of a new storage era, Chad is leading the way with Cleversafe’s ground-breaking dispersed storage technology to meet the needs of today’s businesses that must scale to the petabyte-level and beyond. Chad is also the co-chair of SNIA’s (Storage Networking Industry Association) Cloud Archive and Long-term Preservation group; driving best practices in digital information archival and preservation.
Formerly a Senior Product Manager at Compellent Technologies, a premier provider of Storage Area Networks (SANs), Chad was responsible for all hardware products and third-party relationships with partners such as Cisco, Brocade, Emulex and QLogic. Prior to Compellent, Chad managed multiple Enterprise product lines for Dell.
Chad holds a Master’s of Business Administration degree from Arizona State University’s High Technology Program and a Bachelor’s of Science in Manufacturing Engineering degree from Miami University of Ohio.