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Tom Friend

Tom Friend

President, CEO

Mr. Friend brings to Illuminosi more than 3 decades of experience in engineering. Beginning in the mid seventies he worked in electronics design engineering on medical and industrial imaging systems while at Holosonics; audio equipment at Spectro-Acoustics; flight simulator displays at Kratos Display Systems; and the first 32 bit Unix-based graphics workstation as a founder of Saber Technology.

Mr. Friend founded ATC Graphics Company in 1985 to provide device driver development services to silicon and storage companies world-wide. In 1994 his passion for technology sent him to Microsoft, where he spent his next nine years involved in software development for the Windows Division. He then joined the startup Consera Software, which was quickly acquired by Hewlett-Packard. Mr. Friend co-founded Illuminosi in 2004.

Since then, he has focused on device drivers and standards for PLX Technologies, Oxford Semiconductor, Western Digital Technologies, OCZ Storage Technologies, Toshiba Memory America and SK hynix memory solutions America.

The Management Team

The Illuminosi management team brings together a combination of strong technical expertise with solid experience in starting and building successful businesses. With more than 40 years of combined experience in designing, building, and growing some of the largest software and hardware businesses in the industry, these experts have carefully positioned Illuminosi to meet the needs of the storage world.

This team of dedicated professionals understands the importance of a meeting the needs of their clients. As such, they have decided to grow the company organically so that the clients will always be the main priority instead of the shareholders.

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