Chris Gladwin - Profile
Chris Gladwin - CEO & Co-Founder of Cleversafe
Chris Gladwin is co-founder and CEO of Cleversafe, which he founded in 2004 after writing algorithms for the first Dispersed Storage software prototype. Chris was previously the creator of the first workgroup storage server at Zenith Data Systems and was a Manager of Corporate Storage Standards at Lockheed Martin.
Before Cleversafe, Chris was the founding Chairman, President and CEO of MusicNow (initially known as FullAudio) and built the company to 100,000 customers before its acquisition by Circuit City. MusicNow, whose venture financing was led by New Enterprise Associates, was one of the largest digital content storage and distribution systems in the world and provided white label digital music services marketed by distribution partners including Best Buy, Clear Channel, Microsoft, SBC, Charter Communications and Earthlink.
Chris has created over 300 issued and pending patents related to Dispersed Storage™ technology, wireless remote interface and Internet service technology. Chris’s work has been recognized by 32 industry awards for the products, services and companies he has created. Chris holds an Engineering degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.