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Larry Boucher, Founder, President & CEO

Larry Boucher, Founder, President & CEO

Larry Boucher Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Alacritech, has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in Silicon Valley as a recognized leader in the areas of server, storage and networking technologies. Mr. Boucher foresaw the convergence of networking and storage and the large amount of processing power and bandwidth consumed when moving data across the network. To solve this problem, Larry pioneered the movement of storage capabilities into silicon. He’s now applied the vision of accelerated storage/NAS solutions and the 54 patents he’s developed into pioneering the next generation of enterprise storage which will allow companies to accelerate their existing storage/NAS infrastructure resulting in a dramatic increase in application performance, increased infrastructure stability and drastically reduced cost.

Prior to Alacritech, Mr. Boucher was Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Auspex Systems, Inc., a manufacturer of network file servers, where he revolutionized the networked file system design that is the basis of today’s network attached storage (NAS) model. Prior to Auspex, he was Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Adaptec, Inc. and director of design services at Shugart Associates, where he conceived the idea of the SCSI interface and authored its initial specifications.  Mr. Boucher received his Master’s in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and his MBA from San Jose State University.

Esther Lee, CFO

Esther Lee, CFO

Esther Lee joined Alacritech in 1997 as Chief Financial Officer. Previously, Ms. Lee was also Chief Financial Officer at Auspex Systems, Inc. and Vice President of Finance and Corporate Controller at Domain Technology. She successfully transitioned both Auspex and Domain from private to public companies during her tenure. Ms. Lee received her BA from California State University, Hayward.

Richard Blackborow, VP Engineering

Richard Blackborow, VP Engineering

Richard Blackborow has held the title of Vice President of Engineering at Alacritech since 1999 and has over 25 years of management experience in product development engineering. This includes 4 years at Quantum Corporation as director of advanced product development and 7 years at Plus Development Corporation in various management and director-level positions.  He began his career designing disk controllers at System Industries and DRI (UK).  Mr. Blackborow holds a BSc(Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Kingston Polytechnic in Surrey, England.

Russell Lait, VP Operations

Russell Lait, VP Operations

Russell Lait joined Alacritech as Vice President of Operations in 1999. Previously, Mr. Lait was Vice President of Operations at Auspex Systems, Inc. During his 11 years with the company, he held a variety of positions in engineering and manufacturing. Russell Lait received his BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas El Paso.

Doug Rainbolt, VP of Marketing

Doug Rainbolt, VP Marketing

Doug Rainbolt joined Alacritech in 2006 as Vice President of Sales and Marketing and is responsible for sales, marketing, and corporate development strategies. Mr. Rainbolt brings nearly 20 years of sales and marketing experience to the role, spending 17 years at Tektronix, where he commanded a number of senior roles in Finance, Sales, and Marketing. He also served as vice president of switch products with McDATA, as vice president and general manager with Brocade Communications, and as a senior director with Exabyte, leading its European business segment. Mr. Rainbolt earned his BS in Business Administration from Portland State University and his MBA from the University of Portland.