Sunday, May 02, 2010


"The increasing demand for a next-generation, solid-state storage technology is driven by advancements in computer processors which, following Moore's Law, have grown exponentially in performance. Mechanical disks, on the other hand, follow Newtonian Dynamics and experience lackluster performance improvements, introducing a performance gap.

Ushering in a new era of application-centric, solid-state storage solutions for the enterprise, Fusion-io is revolutionizing the way database, application and system administrators architect their data centers. The company is closing the gap between processing power and storage needs by delivering breakthrough performance at a fraction of the cost of traditional disk-based storage systems. Now, the performance of an entire disk array can be placed inside a server.

Fusion-io's executive team has a long history of building companies that deliver game-changing and innovative technologies to the marketplace. Fusion-io was founded in 2006 by a team of experts with successful track records in the fields of transaction processing, high-performance networking, storage and superclusters, and computing and image processing.

Coming out of stealth mode in late 2007, Fusion-io was backed with an initial round of funding led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Dell Ventures, and Sumitomo Ventures. In 2009, Lightspeed Venture Partners joined these forward-thinking organizations to lead Fusion-io's second round of financing."


David Bradford is the Chief Executive Officer of Fusion-io which has developed what many have hailed as the "World's Fastest Storage Device." The award-winning ioDrive is a solid state storage device that accelerates data flow through any corporate enterprise. Mr. Bradford joined Fusion-io as a Consultant in June of 2008, as Senior Vice President in September of 2008, and as Chief Executive Officer and Board Member in February of 2009. Recently he helped convinceSteve Wozniak, inventor of the Apple Computer, to join the company as its Chief Scientist.

Mr. Bradford is sharpening Fusion-io's focus on six core values; Customer Value, Innovation, Hard Work, Passion, Integrity, and Trust. Focusing on Customer Value through the creation of innovative products and services builds value for all stakeholders. Fusion-io has become the world leader in high performance storage. And finally, Integrity and Trust, two importantly interrelated values, optimize and accelerate all aspects of the Company's business. These have been the key driving principles that have governed the company’s phenomenal growth in the last year. The growth of the company continues, which is the key to funding and stability.

Mr. Bradford brings nearly 30 years of experience in technology leadership to Fusion-io. He is a proven business leader who has used innovation and foresight to play a significant role in shaping the expansive growth of the world of Information Technology. From 1985-2000, he served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Novell, Inc. the world leader in computer networking software. Mr. Bradford helped lead Novell from start up through a series of acquisitions, public offerings and business development activities which led to its place as a multi-billion dollar corporation. His responsibilities at Novell spanned four different divisions including Legal, Government Relations, Business Development and Security. During his last three years at Novell, Mr. Bradford reported to Eric Schmidt, now Chairman and CEO of Google.

For the past 10 years, Mr. Bradford has been on the Board of Directors of Pervasive Software, Inc of Austin, Texas. Today he serves as the Chair of the Audit Committee of this leading Database company.

From 2001 to 2008, Mr. Bradford was actively engaged in a variety of work including serving as a Partner with one of the Top Ten Law firms in the Country, Greenberg Traurig, as General Counsel of Dynix Corporation, the world's leading supplier of Library Software, and as General Counsel to the Governor Elect of Utah, Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. Additionally, he served as CEO, Founder and Advisor to multiple Web 2.0 and social networking companies. Mr. Bradford has also been very active in the private equity markets and continues to serve as a Senior Advisor to Huntsman-Gay Equity Partners.

Mr. Bradford has been honored as the Alumnus of the Year from the Brigham Young University Law School and served as Chairman of the Business Software Alliance, the world’s largest coalition of software companies. He has a Law Degree from Brigham Young University, a Masters of Business Administration from Pepperdine University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Brigham Young University.

Mr. Bradford is widely known as a pioneer of Social Entrepreneurism. Because of his leadership in open market innovation, he was featured in the PBS special, "Nerds 2.0.1: A Brief History of the Internet." He is married to the wonderfully patient and brilliant Linda Bradford, a Ph.D. candidate in her own right, and together they have 4 children and reside in Provo, Utah. Linda refers to her husband as the "Human Internet."

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