Fusion-io, the leader in enterprise solid-state architecture and high-performance I/O solutions, today announced that David Bradford has been appointed senior vice president, general counsel and head of international development.
In his role, he will direct all legal matters related to the company’s business, including technology sales and licensing, corporate governance, mergers & acquisitions and the protection of the company’s valuable intellectual property portfolio. He will continue to serve as chairman of the company’s advisory board and also drive business development for the company internationally.
“David has an exceptional legal mind and his understanding of how the world’s leading tech companies have expanded their global footprint is near peerless,” said Don Basile, CEO of Fusion-io. “We look forward to working with David and to what his leadership will bring as we continue to grow into a world-class organization.”
Bradford brings more than 30 years experience in the fields of law and technology to Fusion-io, including 15 years spent at Novell, Inc., where his responsibilities spanned four different divisions, including legal, government relations, business development and security. Prior to leaving Novell, in his role as senior vice-president and general counsel, Bradford reported directly to Eric Schmidt.
Bradford is also widely known as a pioneer of Internet entrepreneurism. He has served as CEO, founder and advisor to multiple Web 2.0 and social networking companies which, along with his leadership in open market innovation, led to his being featured in the PBS special, “Nerds 2.0.1: A Brief History of the Internet.”
“The technology that Fusion-io is bringing to market will fundamentally change the way we understand computing, from the enterprise all the way to the desktop and beyond,” said Bradford. “I look forward to working with this exciting group of executives to see this vision fully realized.”
Bradford began his career in 1977 working for the Hollywood, California-based law firm of Irsfeld, Irsfeld & Younger. In 1980, he moved from the private law practice to the computer industry, where he has spent most of the last 27 years. He has a law degree from Brigham Young University, a masters of business administration from Pepperdine University and a B.A. in political science from Brigham Young University.
For more information on Fusion-io, visit www.fusionio.com
Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, Fusion-io (www.fusionio.com) is a leading provider of enterprise solid-state technology and high-performance I/O solutions that unlock a world of possibilities for performance-starved applications, closing the gap between processing power and storage performance. The increasing demand for a next generation solid state storage technology is driven by advancements in computer processors which, following Moore's Law, have grown exponentially in performance. Mechanical disks, on the other hand, follow Newtonian Dynamics and experience lackluster performance improvements, introducing a performance gap. Ushering in a new era of silicon-based storage, Fusion-io offers several magnitudes of breakthrough performance at a fraction of the cost of today's traditional disk-based storage systems. The company’s ioMemory architecture creates a new tier in the memory hierarchy - one that has 100 times the capacity density and 10 times the capacity per dollar of DRAM. NAND flash-based ioMemory makes it possible to have terabytes of near-memory-speed storage within each node – bringing extremely large memory problems and I/O bound analysis to a new level of cost effectiveness.
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