Mr. De Perio joined the board in 2011 and serves as a Portfolio Manager, Activist Investments and Private Equity of Clinton Group, Inc. He is involved in all aspects of portfolio management for public equity and private equity strategies include trading, structuring and research. Prior to this, he was a Senior Analyst at Millennium Management, an Associate at Trimaran Capital Partners, as well an Associate in the Mergers and Acquisitions department of CIBC Oppenheimer. Mr. De Perio received in BA in business economics with honors from Brown University where he was enrolled in the Liberal Medical Education Program.
Robert A. Degan
Mr. Degan has served as a Board member since 2000 and has been a private investor since January 2000. From November 1998 to December 1999, Mr. Degan served as General Manager of the Enhanced Services & Migration Business Unit (formerly, Summa Four, Inc.) of Cisco Systems, Inc., an Internet networking company. From July 1998 to November 1998, Mr. Degan was Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Summa Four, Inc., and from January 1997 to July 1998 he served as its President and Chief Executive Officer and as a director. From August 1996 to December 1996, Mr. Degan served as an Executive Vice President of Sync Research Inc., a leading provider of wide area network access and management solutions. From 1991 to 1996, Mr. Degan was the President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Tylink Corporation, a data communications company. Mr. Degan is also a director of FlexiInternational Software, Inc., a financial accounting software company, Gensym Corporation, an expert system software company, and CaminoSoft Corp., an information storage company. Mr. Degan was formerly on the research staff at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Eric L. Kelly
Eric Kelly has served as Overland's CEO since January 2009 and as a Board member since 2007. Previously, he was president of Silicon Valley Management Partners Inc., a management consulting and M&A advisory firm, which he co-founded in 2007. Mr. Kelly spent nearly 30 years in computer technology developing distinct operational, marketing and sales expertise. His most recent corporate position was vice president and general manager of storage systems solutions at Adaptec, Inc. Prior to that, he served as president and CEO of Snap Appliance, which was acquired by Adaptec. Two years earlier, Kelly engineered the purchase of Snap from Quantum Corp., having recognized the inherent value in Snap, where the main product he drove became the volume market leader in Network Attached Storage (NAS) appliances. His previous corporate affiliations include Maxtor Corp., Dell Computer Corp., Diamond Multimedia, Conner Peripherals and IBM. Mr. Kelly earned an M.B.A. from San Francisco State University and a B.S. in Business from San Jose State University.
Vic Mahadevan joined our Board in November 2012. He has over 25 years of senior level strategic planning and marketing experience. He was the Chief Strategy Officer at NetApp from 2010 until October 2012 and prior to that time served as Vice President of Marketing for LSI Corporation. Prior to LSI Corporation, Vic was Chief Executive Officer for Deeya Energy and has also held senior management positions with leading storage and systems management companies including BMC Software, Compaq, Ivita, and Maxxan Systems. Vic holds an MBA in Marketing and MS in Engineering from the University of Iowa as well a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology.
Mr. McClendon has been the Chairman of the Board for Overland Storage since 2001. He also served as Overland's interim CEO from November 2006 to August 2007 and its President and CEO from October 1991 to March 2001, and was an officer and employee until June 2001. Prior to his tenure with Overland, he was employed by Hewlett Packard Company, a global manufacturer of computing, communications and measurement products and services, for over 32 years in various positions in engineering, manufacturing, sales and marketing. He last served as the General Manager of the San Diego Technical Graphics Division and Site Manager of Hewlett Packard in San Diego, California. Mr. McClendon is a director of SpaceDev, Inc., an aerospace development company, and Procera Networks, Inc., a content management company.