Technology >> CEO Interviews >> May 6, 2016

Interview with the Chairman and CEO: Sphere 3D Corp. (NASDAQ:ANY)

Kelly, Eric
Eric Kelly has served as the Sphere 3D Corp. Chairman since July 2013 and Chief Executive Officer since the company's merger with Overland Storage in December 2014. Mr. Kelly served as Overland Storage's CEO since January 2009, its President and CEO since January 2010, and as a board member since November 2007. Prior to joining Overland, Mr. Kelly was President of Silicon Valley Management Partners Inc., a management consulting and M&A advisory firm, which he co-founded in 2007. He is a seasoned executive with over 30 years of experience in the technology industry. His earlier positions have included Vice President and General Manager of Storage Systems Solutions at Adaptec Inc.; President and CEO of Snap Appliance, which was acquired by Adaptec; President of the Systems Division at Maxtor Corp.; as well as various executive-level roles with Dell Computer Corp., Diamond Multimedia, Conner Peripherals and IBM. Mr. Kelly currently serves on the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Manufacturing Council, where he offers advice and counsel to the Obama administration on strategies and policy recommendations on ways to promote and advance U.S. manufacturing. He earned an MBA from San Francisco State University and a B.S. in business from San Jose State University. Profile
TWST: We spoke several years ago when you were leading Overland Storage. Would you start with an introduction to Sphere 3D in terms of the company's history and