Tarmin Management Team

Tarmin's management team of experienced professionals are driven by the voice of the customer, delivering a world-class data centric management platform, industry-leading professional services and escalating shareholder value

Management Team

The Tarmin management team consists of highly seasoned business professionals with both board and executive level experience in companies ranging from entrepreneurial startups through venture capital firms to blue chip organizations.

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Shahbaz Ali

President and Chief Executive Officer

Shahbaz Ali is a visionary entrepreneur and strategic executive manager with more than 20 years' experience creating dynamic solutions for enterprises. Shahbaz serves as the public face of Tarmin and brings the vigor and experience of a seasoned entrepreneur with a history of successful companies. Shahbaz today oversees all core business activities, including marketing, partnership development and sales at Tarmin. Shahbaz is the creator of the company’s award-winning GridBank product.

Prior to co-founding Tarmin, Shahbaz worked for both innovative startups and market leading companies that include Invensys, Alcatel-Lucent, Mastercard and Mondex. He played a key role in the acquisition of Mondex which, at the time, was the largest ever acquisition of a European startup company.

Shahbaz holds a BSc(Hons) in Software Engineering from London Southbank University and has completed a PhD course of study in Software Requirements Engineering from the Open University.

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Neil Woodcock

Chief Operating Officer

Leveraging 28 years of leadership experience and a wealth of business and technology expertise, Neil Woodcock joins Tarmin as the Chief Operating Officer where he will be responsible for global operations.

Neil will be directing all Tarmin corporate strategy, including overseeing infrastructure, streamlining processes and building a global organizational culture aligned with Tarmin’s aggressive growth projections.

Prior to joining Tarmin, Neil spent 28 years at IBM serving in various capacities. Neil holds a degree in Engineering from the University of Leicester and management certifications from Henley College of Management.

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Ed Segura

Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales

With an exceptional background and career in consulting, sales and engineering, Ed is very gifted at managing the sales aspect of an organization, setting up the global sales team to thrive, produce results and drive revenue.

Ed Segura brings more than 20 years of technology focused experience to Tarmin. In his role as EVP of Worldwide Sales, Ed will oversee all strategic planning and direction for global sales and business development, to meet Tarmin’s aggressive revenue growth objectives.

Prior to joining Tarmin, Segura served as the Worldwide Sales Executive in charge of XIV storage division at IBM, and held various leadership positions with EMC and Hitachi Data Systems. Ed holds a B.S. in Mathematics, Computer Science and Business Administration from Washburn University.

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Steve Simpson

Executive Vice President of Technology

Steve Simpson is a talented and innovative engineer with over 20 years' engineering project management experience. As Tarmin’s Chief Technology Officer, Steve oversees Tarmin’s fast growing engineering team and is charged with the implementation of GridBank roadmap items.

Prior to co-founding Tarmin, Steve worked for a cross-section of leading organizations that include Nissan Motor Manufacturing, Advanced Wave, Mastercard and Mondex where he helped develop the now ubiquitous Chip and PIN banking technology.

Steve holds a BSc(Hons) in Physics and Astrophysics from the University of Leicester and a MSc in Astronomical Technology from the University of Edinburgh.

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Moshe Dahan

Executive Vice President of Technical Sales and Services

Bringing a comprehensive understanding of technology, customers and data storage business requirements, Moshe Dahan brings over 20 years of experience to Tarmin.

Moshe is highly regarded in his innovation and commitment to developing unparalleled customer experiences, as the EVP of Technical Sales and Services, his focus is on data storage, quality control and management. Moshe will be spearheading all customer facing technical activities, building a world class support and services organization and contributing towards customer centric product management which will be a key differentiator for the company.

Prior to joining Tarmin, Dahan spent six years at IBM managing the world wide storage solution engineering and IBM Storage Support business units, additionally Dahan held several management positions at NetApp, Strauss Strategy, John Bryce Training Center and Sivan. Moshe has a B.Sc. degree in Computer Science from Technion, Israel’s Institute of Technology.

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Peter Cmaylo

Senior Vice President OEM Development

With deep domain expertise, firmly established relationships and a proven record of success, Peter is a results driven big picture strategist with a passionate focus on sales execution.

Peter brings over 20 years of storage focused sales experience to Tarmin. Peter’s career encompasses time spent as a Senior Program Analyst. at the Enterprise Strategy Group, an acclaimed technology analyst firm with a remarkable storage practice. Previously, Peter was VP of Sales at Reldata, an innovative developer of unified storage technologies, VP of Business Development at iSCSI pioneer iStor Networks and Director of OEM Sales at CMD Technology which under Peter’s leadership grew to become the world's leading supplier in SCSI and RAID peripheral controller solutions for the DEC and the UNIX/Open Systems market which led to its acquisition by Silicon Image, Nasdaq: SIMG. In addition, Peter has previously served as an advisor to leading companies that include Dell and HP.

Peter received a degree in Aviation Management from Daniel Webster College and has furthered his professional education though engagement in courses at Harvard University Extension School.

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Joseph Lynn

Vice President of Marketing

Joseph Lynn is a high energy marketing professional with over 10 years’ experience in creating strategies for articulating compelling competitive advantages across a full range of channels. In his role as Vice President of Marketing, Joseph works to strengthen the overall Tarmin brand and corporate message through engagement with a number of professional media personnel and analysts.

Prior to joining Tarmin, Joseph served at Marzac Investment, a boutique Paris venture capital fund where he oversaw day-to-day operations, including marketing and due diligence. Previously, Joseph was a Senior Technical Consultant with Trayport, a leading developer of finance software.

Joseph holds a BA(Hons) in Psychology from the University of Sussex and an MBA from the Grenoble Graduate School of Business.

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Aaron Jarson

Vice President of Finance

Aaron Jarson is an accomplished professional with over 12 years' experience overseeing a wide range of financial and operational matters. In his role as VP of Finance, Aaron is responsible for driving the success of Tarmin’s corporate finance, to ensure operational coherence and maintain integrity and commitment to maximizing the long-term shareholder value.

Prior to joining Tarmin, Aaron was VP of Operations at PublicLoans, where he helped architect and manage all aspects of the company’s rapid market growth. Previously, Aaron Co-Founded EnsureLink, a pioneer in the managed security space which grew to become the leading issuer of digital certificates in its field.

Aaron holds BA degrees in Environmental Studies and Legal Studies from the University of California at Santa Cruz.

Highlights

  • The rapid growth of our company, through value enhancing acquisitions and successful exploration, is generating more and more data, much of it in isolated pools. [GridBank] will allow us to organize, store and protect our G&G data and create a platform for improving business efficiency while reducing TCO.

    — David Edwards, Group Head of Information Systems, Premier Oil, Plc.
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