LEADERSHIP TEAM

Eric Kelly

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

As a strategic, global technology thought leader, Eric Kelly has over 35 years of experience in developing accelerated growth strategies, improving profitability of complex global businesses, organizational transformations, technology and business innovation, corporate financing, mergers and acquisitions and cybersecurity. In addition, he has over 15 years of board experience in public companies trading on the U.S. and Canada stock exchanges, private companies, universities, and foundations.

Prior to his current position, he served as Chairman and CEO of Sphere 3D, a publicly traded virtualization software company.

His earlier executive positions have included Vice President and General Manager of Storage Systems Division at Adaptec Inc., a Fortune 1000 company, President and CEO of Snap Appliance acquired by Adaptec; President of the Systems Division at Maxtor Corporation, a Fortune 500 company; Enterprise Vice President at Dell Computer Corp., and Vice President of Strategic Sales at Hitachi Data Systems. Mr. Kelly also held executive-level positions with Diamond Multimedia, Conner Peripherals and IBM. Mr. Kelly is the former U.S. advisor for Nomura Securities Venture Group, a leading global investment bank with over $360 billion in assets.

Mr. Kelly was appointed by President Obama for an 8-year term to the Executive Office of the President of The United States Counsel of Advisors on Science, Technology and Advanced Manufacturing Partnership Steering Committee. United States Secretary of Commerce, Penny Pritzker, appointed Mr. Kelly to the U.S. Department of Commerce Advanced Manufacturing Council where he served as Vice Chairman of the workforce sub-committee from 2013 to 2016. Mr. Kelly is currently the Chairman on the Board of San Jose State University Tower Foundation and serves on the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco’s Advisory Council.

He earned a B.S. degree in Business Management from San Jose State University, an MBA from San Francisco State University and an Executive MBA from Harvard University.

Carol R. Dixon

Global Chief of Staff

Carol R. Dixon is Global Chief of Staff for OTGT. Prior to her appointment, she served as Vice President of Global Human Resources. A Human Resources executive with over 25 years of global human resources experience, prior to joining OT Global Technologies, Carol served as Director, Human Resources at Flextronics, Human Resources Business Partner at Solectron and senior Human Resources roles at Beyond Software and Computer Associates. Ms. Dixon is a graduate of San Jose State University and holds a Human Resources executive Certification from the American Electronics Association. She is also an adjunct professor at Golden Gate University where she teaches Human Resources Information Systems.

Kevin Brown

Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Global Vice President

Kevin Brown serves as Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Global Vice President. In this role, he is responsible for forging new business strategic relationships with current and prospective partners worldwide. Prior to joining OT Global Technologies, as Creative Director of Vector Holdings, Mr. Brown has driven significant new business for major brands including, Wells Fargo, Citibank, Blue Shield, Bank of America and Microsoft Azure, as well as a variety of the world’s largest advertising agencies.

Previously, Mr. Brown founded Strategic Marketing Resources, Inc., a full-service marketing communications company that was ranked as one of the Bay Area’s fastest growing companies, serving as President and Chief Executive Officer until 2005. Mr. Brown holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

Tina Brown

Vice President of Global Business Operations

Tina Brown has served as Chief Operating Officer since September 2021. In her tenure, her previous roles included Vice President of Global Business Operations, Vice President of Corporate Marketing and Customer Service, as well as Chief of Staff to the CEO, at Sphere 3D, Inc., parent company of Overland Storage and Tandberg Data. While at Overland Storage, Ms. Brown forged a successful career in various management positions in product and project management for the company from January 2010. She has more than 25 years of operational and marketing expertise in the high technology industry.

Prior to joining Overland-Tandberg, she also held various consulting, product management, and project management roles with globally recognized companies, Infineon Technologies, Texas Instruments, GlobespanVirata and Deloitte Consulting. Ms. Brown also serves as a speaker and volunteer Budget Coach certified by Crown Financial Ministries. She earned an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, an MS in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.

Randy Gast

Chief Operating Officer, Global Operations Vice President

Randy Gast has served as COO for OTGT and OTGP since October 2021. Prior to joining OT Global Technologies, Randy has held several executive positions as COO for Overland Tandberg, SVP of Supply Chain Management & Logistics for Siemens Medical Systems, VP of Supply Chain & Manufacturing for HP, and VP of Global Operations for 3PAR, along with executive and management positions at Maxtor, Adaptec, Snap Appliance and IBM.

Randy was appointed to the Obama’s administration Advanced Manufacturing Partnership as Co-Chair for the Manufacturing Reshoring Initiative in 2014-16. He is also a Certified Manufacturing Engineer (CMfgE) from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.

He earned two B.S. degrees, Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering from Arizona State University.

Valarie Kelly

General Counsel

Valarie Kelly serves as General Counsel for Overland-Tandberg. In this position, Ms. Kelly is responsible for maintaining legal compliance, continuity and guideline oversight supporting Overland-Tandberg’s enterprises in over 90 countries. Ms. Kelly has over 30 years legal experience having worked for global law firms including Wilson Sonsini. In addition to her extensive corporate experience, Valarie has also been a Sr. Partner in a number of law firms serving the enterprise and SMB sectors. Ms. Kelly holds a BA in Political Science from San Jose State University and a Juris Doctorate from Boalt Hall, UC Berkeley.

Mark Pollard

Sr. Vice President of Americas Sales and Strategic Accounts

Mark serves as Senior Vice President of Americas Sales and Strategic Accounts for OT Global Technologies. In this role, he is responsible for product, services, and solution sales for the Americas region as well as strategic global accounts and partners.

Mark brings over 30 years of proven experience in executive positions at leading software, SaaS, and hardware technology startups to Fortune 500 companies. Mark’s record of accomplishments includes six successful exits.

Prior to OT Global Technologies, Mark was Co-Founder and Chief Customer Officer for Compellon, a cloud-based artificial intelligence company (acquired by Clearsense). Mark also served as SVP of Sales and Marketing for SaaS-based learning company Altus 365, was co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Snap Appliance (acquired by Adaptec), and held executive positions at Netigy, Western Digital, Maxtor, and Conner Peripherals. Mark has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University.