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Eric L. Kelly
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Sphere 3D
Eric Kelly has served as CEO and chairman of Sphere 3D since the company's merger with Overland Storage in December 2014. Mr. Kelly served as Overland Storage's CEO since January 2009, its President & CEO since January 2010 and as a board member since November 2007. Prior to joining Overland Storage, 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 35 years of experience in the technology industry.

Mr. Kelly served two terms, from 2013 to 2016, on the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Manufacturing Council, where he offered advice and counsel to the Obama administration on strategies and policy recommendations on ways to promote and advance U.S. manufacturing globally, and from 2013-2014 he was appointed to President Obama’s White House Advanced Manufacturing Steering Committee. He is also serving on the Board of Directors-San Jose State University, is a member of the Global Leadership Council for San Jose State University’s Lucas College and Graduate School of Business and serves on the Advisory Board for San Francisco State University Graduate School of Business. He earned an MBA from San Francisco State University and a B.S. in Business Management from San Jose State University.

Peter Tassiopoulos
Vice Chairman and President
Peter Tassiopoulos was CEO of Sphere 3D from March of 2013 to December 2014. Having moved to the Role of Vice Chairman and President, he continues a well-established career in business development, sales management, and finance. Over the last 20 years Mr. Tassiopoulos has served as the founder or co-founder, director and/or as a senior executive of multiple companies covering a diverse array of industries. He has been a speaker and served on various panels at the United Nations, including “Age of Connectivity: Cities, Magnets of Hope….Imagining the Possible”, Mobile Health Management and, Digital Health. Mr. Tassiopoulos is responsible for the execution of the Company’s business plan and providing strategic leadership and direction.

Peter  Ashkin
Director
Mr. Ashkin is President of Peter Ashkin Consulting, based in Paso Robles, California, a consulting agency that focuses on high-tech start-up companies. Mr. Ashkin also owns and operates Red Head Ranch in Paso Robles, California, a producer of award winning wines. Previously, Mr. Ashkin served as President of the Technology Group for CanWest Mediaworks (2004 – 2006), at that time, Canada’s largest media company, with multiple locations across Canada consisting of newspapers, broadcast television and cable. Prior to CanWest, Mr. Ashkin served as President of Product Strategy for AOL (America Online) (2001 – 2004), at that time, the world’s largest Internet provider. Mr. Ashkin also served as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Gateway Computer (1998 – 2001) and prior thereto a number of senior and executive management positions at both Toshiba Corporation and Apple Inc.

Vivekanand Mahadevan
Director
Vic Mahadevan joined our Board in December 2014. He has over 25 years of senior level strategic planning and marketing experience. He was the Chief Strategy Officer at NetApp from 2010 until October 2012 and prior to that time served as Vice President of Marketing for LSI Corporation. Prior to LSI Corporation, Vic was Chief Executive Officer for Deeya Energy and has also held senior management positions with leading storage and systems management companies including BMC Software, Compaq, Ivita, and Maxxan Systems. Vic holds an MBA in Marketing and MS in Engineering from the University of Iowa as well a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology.

Dr. Cheemin Bo-Linn
Director
Dr. Bo-Linn joined our Board in April 2017. She is currently President and CEO of Peritus Partners, Inc., a consulting services firm focused on assisting companies to identify opportunities to increase shareholder value. She also serves as a director of SNOMED, a global organization that administers and develops clinical language for analytics and software. Over the past 25 years, Dr. Bo-Linn has had a successful career in both the private and public markets where she held executive and leadership positions that spanned technology, finance and operations. Her corporate leadership experience has included serving as Vice President of IBM Corporation, where she was responsible for a multi-billion dollar global business in IT infrastructure, software, and enterprise storage, as well as serving as Chief Marketing and Revenue Officer of NetLine Corp, a digital marketing firm. She also has a broad range of board governance experience where she has served on the boards of both public and private technology companies.

Duncan McEwan
Director
Mr. McEwan joined the board in May, 2017. He currently serves as president of Diligent Inc., a consulting company he founded in 1991 specializing in M&A and strategic advice for technology-based clients. Previously, Mr. McEwan was Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of Call-Net Enterprises Inc., a provider of long-distance telephone services until it merged into Rogers Communication Inc. (2004-2005); President and Chief Operating Officer of Sprint Canada Inc., an integrated, national telecommunications provider (2001-2004); Chief Executive Officer of Northpoint Canada Communications, a provider of high-speed data and Internet (DSL) lines (2000-2001); President and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Satellite Communications (Cancom) (1996-2000). Mr. McEwan has been Chairman of the Board of Geminare, Inc. since 2010, an emerging global leader in business continuity and cloud-based software systems, and has previously served on a number of other public and private company boards. Mr. McEwan is a graduate of the University of Toronto.