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University of Washington, BS 1996
Computer Science

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Founder / CEO / VP Engineering
Founder / Director of Engineering
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Paul Mikesell

Prior to starting Clustrix, Paul was the founder and director of engineering at Isilon Systems, the proven leader in scale-out NAS storage solutions. Paul designed, architected, and developed all of Isilon’s products while building the engineering team to 50 people, the company to 200 people, and revenue to $100M. After a successful IPO in 2006 Isilon was acquired by EMC in 2010 for $2.25B.

Before Isilon, Paul was the development manager for all of RealNetworks infrastructure products, including RealServer, RealProxy/Cache, and the distributed Live Real Streaming system.

Paul earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Washington.

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