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Contributor Bios

Troy Bailey

Troy Bailey

Director of Marketing, Networking Solutions Group

Troy Bailey oversees marketing of LSI Axxia products
in enterprise and datacenter applications as director of marketing for LSI’s Networking
Solutions Group.

Prior to joining LSI, Troy was vice president of Marketing at Tilera Corporation,
where he was responsible for all marketing activities at the semiconductor startup.
His 14 years of industry experience include marketing and strategy positions at
Freescale.


Jim Evans

Jim Evans

Product Marketing Manager, RAID Solutions Division

Jim Evans is a seasoned product marketing manager
with more than 12 years of experience in product marketing at LSI and previously
at American Megatrends Inc. (AMI). Before entering product marketing, he was an
editor and staff writer with technology industry trade publications.

Jim holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Central Florida.


Raghu Kondapalli

Raghu Kondapalli

Director of Technology, Strategic Planning & Solution
Architecture, Networking Solutions Group

Raghu Kondapalli has rich experience and
deep knowledge of the cloud-based, service provider and enterprise networking business,
specifically in packet processing, switching and SoC architectures. As director
of technology for LSI’s Networking Solutions Group, he focuses on strategic planning
and solution architecture.

Previously, Raghu was CTO of cloud-based video services company Cloud Grapes Inc.
and led technology and architecture teams at Applied Micro, Marvell, Nokia and Nortel.
He has about 25 patent applications in process.

Raghu received a bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Telecommunications from Osmania
University in India and a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from San Jose
State University.


Thomas Kodet

Tom Kodet

Director of WebCloud Group, RAID Storage Division

Tom Kodet is a product line director in the RAID
Storage Division of LSI, overseeing the WebCloud group. Previously, he was channel
product marketing manager for the former Engenio Storage Group at LSI, where he
led a channel-centric team that provided product direction and fostered strategic
partnerships to grow sales of LSI-branded storage adapters worldwide.

Tom’s 20 years of storage industry experience includes roles as design and field
applications engineers and in business development, marketing and sales management.
Prior to LSI, Kodet worked for Honeywell Defense Avionics Systems Division.

Kodet holds a bachelor’s of science degree in Electrical Engineering from North
Dakota State University.


Kimberly Leyenaar

Kimberly Leyenaar

Principal Big Data Engineer, Datacenter Solutions Group

Kimberly Leyenaar leads the Solutions Competency
Team as a Principal Big Data Engineer overseeing all storage performance-related
activities for LSI’s Datacenter Solutions Group. Kimberly and her team help design
cost-effective, high-performing storage solutions for Big Data architectures and
tune storage performance to application needs for top-tier OEM and hyperscale datacenter
customers.

Prior to LSI, Kimberly worked in Adaptec’s storage performance group. She has 15
years’ experience in datacenter storage, has written articles for trade journals
and magazines, and is a frequent presenter at trade shows and conferences.

Kimberly has a graduate degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of
Central Florida.