As president of StoredIQ, James is responsible for the company’s worldwide finance and operations; he oversees the day to day management of the company and plays a key role in the continued development of strategic partner relationships. James brings a wealth of executive leadership, as well as technology and venture business experience to the company; he has a proven track record of achieving immediate and long-term profits and shareholder value.
Prior to joining StoredIQ in 2007, James was COO and general partner at Techxas Ventures, where he successfully established all financial, operational, and reporting systems and controls to maximize productivity and functionality for the firm. Prior to Techxas Ventures, James was president and CEO of Rodeer Systems, an industry leading medical transcription company. Prior to Rodeer Systems, James was the COO at IntelliQuest Information Group, which grew from a 20-person start-up to a profitable, rapidly growing technology marketing research company that completed successful initial and secondary public offerings with a market capitalization of $300 million. James also held executive positions at Jones and Neuse and First Federal Savings. He started his career with Deloitte and Touche in their financial services and mergers and acquisitions group. James has served on the Board of Directors for numerous technology companies, charitable and civic organizations.
Tom BishopChief Technology Officer
As chief technology officer, Tom is responsible for StoredIQ’s overall technology vision and strategy. Tom is a recognized and award-winning CTO, and brings over 30 years of experience in senior technology and strategy roles at a variety of pioneering systems management solution vendors.
Bishop was the former chief technology officer of IBM Tivoli, where he created and led Tivoli’s distributed systems management technology and products. After Tivoli, Bishop served as CTO of VIEO, Inc., where he was named “Chief Technology Officer of the Year” by InfoWorld magazine. As vice president and chief technology officer at BMC Software, Bishop was responsible for product vision and direction, including advancing Atrium, the company’s innovative open-architected foundation for Business Service Management solutions. Most recently Bishop served as CTO of IronStratus (formerly Conformity) and prior to Conformity he was vice president of engineering for Storspeed.
Tom holds BS and MS degrees in Computer Science from Cornell University.
Marque TeegardinVice President, Worldwide Sales
Ellis IshayaVice President, Operations
Ellis manages all product operations at StoredIQ. In this role, he is responsible for creating, implementing and managing the company's product logistics, support, professional services, and training programs for customers and partners.
Ellis joins StoredIQ with a wealth of industry knowledge, a proven track record and over 15 years of experience. Prior to StoredIQ, Ellis was vice president of services and support for Kazeon Systems, where his responsibilities included training, support and professional services. Before joining Kazeon, Ellis was vice president of professional services at EVault, a Seagate company; during his tenure at EVault he built a profitable consulting and managed services organization that grew from under two percent to over fifteen percent of total company revenue in less than two years. In addition, he has led professional services and support organizations for ePeople, Primus, and Imparto Software Corporation. Ellis also spent several years at PricewaterhouseCoopers where he was responsible for managing the west, Pacific Northwest, and Rocky Mountain regions for its IAS consulting group.