Board Member - Bycast (NetApp)

Cloud Storage Virtualization Software


Steven M. West, a 30-year veteran of the information technology marketplace, is the founder and a partner in, Emerging Company Partners LLC, a boutique technology-consulting firm located in Incline Village, Nevada.

Mr. West has been a CEO or held executive leadership positions in both large and early stage information technology companies located in North America, Asia and Europe. His leadership positions have included President and CEO of Hitachi Data Systems (a division of Hitachi Japan) responsible for over $2B USD in revenue, Group Executive / President Infotainment Business for EDS in Plano Texas, and COO of nCUBE Video Technologies in Portland Oregon. As a partner in Emerging Company Partners LLC, Mr. West has successfully completed engagements in numerous early stage companies. The engagements have included restructures, acquisitions and shutdowns.

During his career, Mr. West’s commitment to outstanding operational management, financial frugality, along with a solid level of broad technical expertise and proven sales / marketing results, have earned him a solid reputation among his colleagues. For every customer, Mr. West brings true on the ground general management experience and a realistic vision for the future direction of the information technology marketplace.

Currently Mr. West serves on the Board of Directors of Cisco Systems, a position he has held since 1996. He is chairman of the Cisco Systems Audit Committee and a member of the Investment Committee. Previous private and public board experience includes LogLogic, CreekPath Systems, Landsonar, Corvigo, Gadzoox Networks, Florida A&M School of Engineering, and the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation San Jose Chapter.

Mr. West is a 1979 graduate of Siena Heights College with BS in Electronic Engineering. He is also a 1992 graduate of the University of Michigan Global Leadership Program. Mr. West is a licensed Broadcast Engineer by the Federal Communications Commission. He also is an active member in the Audit Committee Leadership Network, Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

About Bycast

Bycastis a leading provider ofsoftware solutions to simplify the management of massive fixed-content storage systems. Hewlett-Packard and IBM have partnered with Bycast to deliver storage solutions based on our flagship product StorageGRID®. StorageGRID protects data and simplifies the toughest challenges associated with management of massive and large scale fixed content storage systems. StorageGRID also enables the formation of regional archives that can scale to petabytes of data across hundreds of sites. Healthcare organizations throughout the world have deployed StorageGRID solutions. Our loyal customer base includes Banner Health, Iowa Health System, University Health Care System, Mercy Hospital and the Provincial Health Services Authority.