Management Team

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Kennet Goldsmith, President

With 25 years of experience in the high tech industry, Kennet is a proven leader with broad experience in sales, operations and finance. Kennet’s broad tech experience includes working at a hard drive manufacturer (Seagate), a system builder/integrator (Micro Standard), and major distributors (Avnet and Bell Micro). Kennet holds a BA in Economics from Furman University and was captain of Furman’s National Championship-winning football team.

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Marc Cisneros, SVP Sales & Marketing

Marc led the team at Seagate that launched the first hard drive designed for the video security industry. Between Seagate and HDSTOR, Marc has over 20 years of experience in the hard drive industry.   Because of his contributions to the security industry, Western Digital (WD) chose Marc to represent WD Purple™, WD’s surveillance-class family of hard drives. Marc holds a BA from Stanford University and has been playing competitive soccer for almost 40 years.

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James Choi, VP Sales

James has been supporting video surveillance equipment manufacturers for over 15 years, and led distributor SED’s surveillance effort until joining HDSTOR in 2012. James has a track record of success, due to his tireless efforts to deliver the absolute best customer experience. James holds a BA from California State University at Fullerton. James is best known for his amazing customer service and warm, personal approach to building successful business relationships.

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Alan Nagl, Director of Engineering

Alan has over 30 years of hard drive engineering experience, having worked for Seagate, Fujitsu, MiniScribe and Xyratex. Alan brings a well-rounded and practical approach to problem solving for customers using hard drives in their systems. Alan has helped some of the world’s biggest technology companies, and also holds 4 hard drive-related patents. Alan is an American muscle car enthusiast, as well as an accomplished model airplane pilot.