Chief Marketing Officer
Michael Welts brings 30 years of experience building global brands across a wide spectrum of technology companies, ranging from venture-backed startups to publicly traded global market leaders. Michael has served in executive roles for companies at all stages of growth from seed/pre-revenue to hypergrowth, IPO and turnarounds. Most recently, Michael was a founding employee and CMO of Wasabi Technologies, a disruptive cloud storage company named one of the world’s fastest growing technology companies. Wasabi reinvented cloud storage by creating the “hot cloud storage” category, a one-size-fits-all solution that simplified data storage and dramatically reduced costs.
Prior to Wasabi, he served as vice president, marketing for Plexxi (acquired by HP). Over the course of his career, Michael has held executive positions at Colubris Networks (acquired by HP), Castle Networks (acquired by Siemens), Bay Networks (acquired by Northern Telecom) and Cabletron Systems (Publicly traded, NYSE). During his various tenures, Michael oversaw the creation of dozens of market categories and breakthrough technologies including the introduction of the 10BASE-T standard that revolutionized networking. Michael holds a BA in Mass Communications from Western Illinois University.