StorageOS is a proven team of successful start-up entrepreneurs. With a broad and deep understanding of the enterprise storage world, a proven track record of delivering innovative technical solutions, and the know-how to achieve significant financial results, the StorageOS team is well-placed to deliver software-only storage solutions.

Our Management Team

Chris Brandonlinkedin-6-512-a

Founder and CEO

An industry expert in Storage, End User Computing, Enterprise Architecture, High Availability, and Virtualization helping companies transform their businesses and infrastructures to reduce cost, improve time to market, and innovate. Chris lead the technical teams at Xsigo System and GreenBytes, both acquired by Oracle, as well as leading storage consulting teams at EMC and BT.

Alex Chircop StorageOS

Alex Chircoplinkedin-6-512-a

Founder and CTO

Experienced CTO with a focus on infrastructure engineering, architecture and strategy definition. Expert in designing innovative solutions based on a broad and deep understanding of a wide range of technology areas. Previously Global Head of Storage Platform Engineering at Goldman Sachs and Head of Infrastructure Platform Engineering at Nomura International.

Simon Croomelinkedin-6-512-a

Founder and VP of Engineering

Specialist in agile delivery of Unix infrastructure and DevOps concepts and author of Gonzo, an open-source impact analysis tool for safely deploying Puppet changes in ITIL environments. Regular speaker at DevOps-related events. Previously, Simon led global engineering teams at Fidelity and Nomura, and Web Development at UBS in London.

Frank Backlinkedin-6-512-a

VP of Business Development

A highly experienced business leader with extensive experience in banking software and IT, Frank has run two highly successful IT consulting businesses, exigo and tecsys IT-HAUS as well as bringing a wealth of business development experience with companies including Sopra Banking, System Solutions and Bull Information Systems.


Jim McDonald


With 30 years experience in the storage market, Jim McDonald uses his expertise to advise StorageOS on enterprise storage demands. McDonald has held senior positions serving as CTO at EMC, WysDM Software, acquired by EMC in 2008, SysDM, StorageNetworks Inc and Goldman Sachs.

Andy Hardy


Andy Hardy has extensive experience managing IT organizations globally. He has grown businesses from startup to acquisition with companies like Compellent, acquired by Dell. Hardy is currently EMEA Region Vice President at Nasuni.

James Spurin


Extensive industry experience and a vast technical knowledge that spans Storage Engineering, Administration, Implementation and Design. James was previously the block storage product manager for Goldman Sachs and the Technical Lead for Storage Engineering at Nomura.

Simon Pennock

Non-Executive Director

Simon has spent over 30 years in the IT sector holding senior positions at IBM, StorageTek and EMC, where he ran the UK and Ireland business. An experienced entrepreneur, Simon founded TNWSC acquired by Dell, CloudTalent acquired by Avanade and currently holds board seats at CloudTalent, SNAP Sponsorship and StorageOS.