Mr. John Spiers is a Co-Founder, Executive Vice President of Strategy and Chief Scientific officer at Pivot3. He is the Founder of NexGen Storage and serves as its Chief Executive Officer & Board Member. He served as the Senior Vice President and General Manager, ioControl Products at Fusion-io. He founded and served as CTO at LeftHand Networks. Prior to founding LeftHand, he was director of software engineering at Maxtor Corporation's Network Systems Group. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado State University.