As a leader and key
participant from start-up to public enterprises, I deliver high quality results
quickly and efficiently, resulting in increased revenue and profitability. From
individual contributor to C-level executive, I’ve lead teams of all sizes. I
get things done and enjoy doing it.
I successfully help
companies bring enterprise-class, high quality products to market - most
recently, the world’s-fastest-performing, network-attached NVMe array which is
now receiving excellent customer acceptance and industry feedback.
I’ve designed and
developed over ten successful commercial software/hardware packages and have
written and edited thousands of pages of product documentation, specifications,
user's guides, reference, and marketing materials. I am the sole Inventor of
twelve U.S. Patents and co-Inventor of others.
I founded and ran a consistently profitable, award-winning software company and
negotiated its merger, resulting in a twenty-five times return-on-investment,
then founded and ran an enterprise that developed a world-class, open-systems data
storage product, finally selling this business to a top-tier, publicly traded
I have significant
experience in hardware, software, OS, storage, and networking on platforms
ranging from embedded systems through mainframes, gained by “hands-on” managing
the delivery of successful high-tech products – leading architecture, design, development,
test, debug, support, documentation, sales, marketing, information technology,
strategic planning, finance, and administration. I excel at designing easy-to-use
interfaces for complex products, and specialize in Operating Systems, Device
Drivers, Storage, Disaster Recovery/Business Continuance, and Security.
Principal Consultant to Intel (November 2017 - present)
Jared Hulbert Enterprises
with Intel’s Non-volatile Solutions Group (NSG) Marketing and Engineering. Annapurna
Labs, and their major customers, acting as subject-matter expert, debugging,
and developing firmware, tools, and tests to allow Intel to succeed bringing
their Optane and NAND NVMe dual port drives to the enterprise marketplace.
over eighty utilities, comprising over 100,000 lines of code.
to SPDK. Wrote several SPDK utilities / storage allocator.
debugging/performance analysis using Oakgate, Teledyne LeCroy, etc.
in defining and validating NVMe product advanced functionality, such as data
protection (DIF/DIX/PI), multiple namespaces, logging, telemetry, and
July 2014 – April 2017 – Vice
President, Apeiron Data Systems
Consultant (May 2017 – September 2017)
of the core intellectual property – two US Patents Issued/Approved.
of host to enclosure/ and NVMe drive protocols.
of sub-microsecond host-to-host protocol.
for all host-side software:
- Designer and author of Linux/Windows/ARTS device drivers > 50,000 LOC.
- HBA (host hardware interface) support.
- Transparent NVMe protocol support.
- HBA, enclosure, and drive configuration, firmware download, management, etc.
and author of virtual volume and three-way mirror/replication.
and author of performance measuring and reporting.
of fifty Linux shell command utilities supporting product management,
configuration, diagnostics, debugging utilities, data integrity, and other
Express Organization Representative.
of Executive Staff
– February 2015 – Consultant, SanDisk
September 2011 – July 2013 – Firmware
for SCSI firmware for SAS and PCI Express FLASH chips
developer of SCSI target code for PMC chipsets
for internal and customer-facing technical documentation
November 2010 – September 2011 – Principal
Consultant, MSB Associates
consulting services for several clients on projects including:
development for SAS-to-FLASH and PCI Express-to-FLASH devices
analysis for Fibre Channel-based data acquisition system
SAS, AHCI, SCSI-loopback target and initiator drivers for proprietary RTOS
POSIX/Linux compatibility routines for proprietary RTOS
of FreeBSD filesystems to proprietary RTOS
of numerous SCSI-conformance and compatibility tests
USB bus and device drivers for proprietary RTOS
1, 10, and 40 GigE device drivers for proprietary RTOS
of websites and databases for BSA Units and District
of thin client and server architecture, hardware, and software for a developing-country’s
August 2008 – November 2010 – Storage
Architect/Designer, Network Appliance
designed and led a team to create an FC to SAS Storage Bridge for MetroCluster remote
data mirroring for business continuance and disaster recovery.
architecture and methodology for modularization of NetApp’s core technology
porting FC and SAS drivers to FreeBSD.
October 2005 - Owner, Ark Systems
and created company’s products and technology,
up business partners and investors.
IBM mainframe log capture product for LogLogic Corporation.
with Network Appliance Corporation to assimilate, debug, and document defunct
supplier’s storage modules and Linux firmware.
expert witness consulting to in Patent infringement cases.
of technical book on Computer Storage Systems (in process).
- October 2005 – Senior Director, Staff to President, LSI
Logic / Engenio
the LSI Logic Storage Systems Milpitas Development Center.
development, debugging, testing, technical and marketing documentation, and
support for the ContinuStor Director (CSD) product.
to the President, facilitating and participating in critical projects, including
adding Serial ATA (SATA) and iSCSI support to LSI Logic’s flagship product lines.
in executive staff strategic planning, budgeting, DR/BC, product roadmaps, employee
satisfaction, IPO, spin-off, and internationalization.
business, technical, and project consulting to Engineering, Marketing, and
January 1995 - May 2000 – Founder, Ark Research
the company to develop and market advanced storage subsystems for the open
systems market. Our product transparently added advanced functionality such as
remote data mirroring to existing server and storage configurations with no
changes to existing systems and applications.
founder, designed and personally developed most the product’s operating system,
networking, application code, and documentation.
seed, first and second round venture capital funding, and managed all the administrative
activities -- company startup, facilities, information technology, finance,
personnel, insurance, 401K, payroll, investor relations, and served on the
Board of Directors.
April 1991 - June 1994 -- Vice
President, Andor Systems, Inc.
manufactured, and marketed CacheXchange (CXC), a mainframe storage subsystem
for Direct Access Storage Device (DASD) global caching and disaster recovery.
to the President, was responsible for product development, the architectural
integrity of the product, and plans and designs for future products.
less than ten percent of the capital and personnel of our smallest competitor,
brought an extremely complex hardware/software product to market.
CXC's internal caching operating system, including all Remote Dual Copy/DASD
code (the world’s first implementation).
to high-level technical support for sales support and customers, and
participated in product testing performance tuning, and debug.
July 1981 - April 1991 --
Founder, Kolinar Corporation (Relay Technology)
Kolinar Corporation to develop and market productivity tools for the IBM VM and
over six products in multiple versions into the marketplace. Two won ICP
awards. Many industry experts considered XMENU (a product I conceived and
wrote) the de facto industry standard for VM windowing and terminal
and marketed systems and applications-enabling products for the IBM operating
system environment, and operating system extensions.
product development, product support, customer support, documentation, and two
the conversion of all company products to the IBM extended architecture
environment, requiring significant changes to twelve products, including the
rewriting of four products.
for the conversion of all documentation to the IBM/BookMaster format (a
precursor to HTML).
six divergent technology groups together and instilled a strong sense of
cooperation, dedication, and loyalty into the group.
1972 – June 1975 – Cooper Union, BSEE program
Information System Security Professional (CISSP)
DRII Certified Business Continuity Planner (CBCP)
Storage Networking Industry Association (SCSA, SCSP, SCSE)
BSA Wood Badge Leadership Training
US Amateur Radio
(Extra) license (AF6FO)
Member CERT, First
Aid, CPR/AED trained.
"VM Applications Handbook," and "The REXX Handbook."
Speaker at many
industry functions -- keynote speaker at technical workshops.
technical classes, including classes in Japan, Italy, England, and Germany.
Served on computer
planning and acquisition committee for local public television station --
Helped in fund-raising for homeless charity and college building fund.
Acted as advisor to several start-up companies.
Member of AMA, ACM, IEEE, AES, and several regional technical groups.
Own private state-of-the-art digital recording/music studio. Contributed to
music recordings as composer, performer, producer, and engineer.
Served on BSA Troop and District Committees. Regularly participated and
scheduled Eagle Scout Project and Final Boards of Review. Merit Badge Counselor
Estates Community Services District. Member CERT.