NextIO was founded based upon the vision of creating shared server I/O resource pools. Today, NextIO simplifies complex server I/O and enables any-to-any connectivity among a wide variety of data center resources. With the NextIO architecture server I/O is consolidated at the top of the rack, may be shared and dynamically allocated across servers within the rack. NextIO currently delivers I/O consolidation and I/ O virtualization products that are easily managed, highly flexible, and provide customers with greater operational efficiencies that reduce CapEx and OpEx costs, and deliver the utmost in data center flexibility and business agility, which drives productivity and economic efficiencies.
The NextIO IOV architecture is based upon PCI Express (PCIe) switching technology and serves as the basis for the PCI-SIG SR-IOV and MR-IOV standards.
With well over 150 years in the technology field, NextIO is led by a team of technology executives with a broad range of complimentary experiences.
President and CEO
Executive leader with more than 25 years in the semiconductor industry.
K.C. is a semiconductor industry veteran with more than 25 years experience. His professional career spans more than two decades spent with some of the industry's premier companies including Advanced Micro Devices, Cadence Design Systems and Broadcom. Prior to NextIO, K.C. was an Executive Officer of Broadcom and the VP/GM of Broadcom's RF and Advanced Mixed Signal Group. K.C. joined Broadcom via Broadcom's acquisition of Pivotal Technologies, a successful semiconductor startup in Pasadena, CA, where he served as President and CEO. Before Pivotal Technologies, K.C. was Executive Vice President, Strategic Business Group and Corporate Strategy, at Cadence Design Systems. K.C. joined Cadence after many years at AMD where he held several positions, his last being Vice President, Corporate Strategy and PC Systems. KC received his BSEE degree from MIT.
Vice President, Business Development and OEM Sales
An Ethernet pioneer with more than 25 years of experience in bringing cutting-edge solutions to market.
Brooks brings to NextIO, more than 25 years of marketing, sales and business development experience in the high technology industry. Before co-founding NextIO, he was director of sales at Banderacom, a semiconductor startup focused on InfiniBand solutions. Prior to joining Banderacom, Brooks held the role of business development manager at Intel in the LAD (Lan Access Division) as the result of Intel acquiring Level One Communications. Brooks was also a co-founder and director of sales at Jato Technologies, a semiconductor startup that developed Gigabit Ethernet solutions. Prior to Jato Technologies, Brooks worked at Thomas-Conrad a small networking systems company. Brooks began his career at Texas Instruments. He received his BSEE from Mississippi State University.
Vice President, Engineering and Operations
Over 25 years of experience in communications and high-speed networking technology.
Jaime comes to NextIO with more than 25 years of experience bringing high-performance switching and communication products to the marketplace. Prior to NextIO, Jaime was with Cisco Systems where he held several positions. Most recently he managed the product development of numerous switching products. As part of this role Jaime drove the development of multiple new product portfolios targeting emerging markets including switching solutions for blade servers, metro Ethernet, and Industrial Automation. In his earlier role at Cisco Jaime was a system architect and led Cisco's third generation DSLAM developments. Before Cisco, Jaime managed the Industrial Communications Research and Development team at National Instruments, a leader in PC based instrumentation. Jaime began his career in software development for multiple government agencies including NASA and the USAF. Jaime holds both a BSEE and MSEE degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Jaime has been awarded 10 patents and currently has 2 patents pending.
Vice President of Human Resources
Over 30 years of building teams and companies in the Human Resources area.
Jim Everett has over 30 years of human resources experience, having spent time with both large companies and start-ups. Jim has spent time at AMD, Silicon Metrics, Banderacom, Terralliance Technologies, Inc., and most recently The Samsung Austin R&D Center. Jim was one of the original founding members of NextIO in 2003 where he drove all aspects of Human Resources, including Staffing, Compensation and Benefits, Culture Attainment, etc. Jim began his career in the Executive Search industry in 1980 with C&L Industries, Inc., and moved onto various internal HR and HR Management roles throughout his career.
Vice President of Outbound Marketing
Over 20 years of enterprise sales and marketing experience in channel, OEM and semiconductor industries.
John Fruehe has over 20 years of enterprise server experience, through a variety of roles, from sales to technical to marketing. John has spent time at Zenith Data Systems, CDW, Compaq, Dell, and most recently AMD. Focusing exclusively on enterprise technologies and data center challenges, he has engaged in a variety of industry initiatives, including being on the board of directors for The Green Grid, an industry consortium that focuses on power efficiency in the data center. Throughout his career, key projects such as the Dell.com site rearchitecture project have allowed John to merge his two passions of technology marketing and enterprise systems.