Michael Malcolm served as Kaleidescape chief executive officer from 2001 to 2012 and as board chair until 2021. Michael previously founded two California-based public companies: NetApp (NASDAQ:NTAP), and Blue Coat Systems, Inc. (formerly CacheFlow Inc.). NetApp pioneered the concept of network-attached storage appliances and is now recognized as the leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance network filers. Michael served as president and chief executive officer (CEO) of NetApp until 1994. Blue Coat also created a new category: Internet caching appliances. Michael acted as chairman and CEO of Blue Coat until 1999. Prior to founding NetApp, Michael spent five years as a technical and business advisor to senior executives at Auspex Systems, Sun Microsystems, Quantum Corporation, Tandem Computers, and various venture capital firms. Before that, he served five years as chairman and CEO of Canada’s Waterloo Microsystems, Inc. Michael holds PhD and master’s degrees in computer science from Stanford University, and bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Denver. As a tenured associate professor of computer science at the University of Waterloo, he directed one of the most prominent research projects in Canada. Michael holds numerous patents in computing, computer networking, and entertainment technology.
Cheena co-founded Kaleidescape and served as chief operating officer until 2012, chief executive officer until 2020, and executive vice president until 2021. He negotiated the company’s ground-breaking license agreements with the major Hollywood studios, enabling Kaleidescape to provide the first and only Internet delivery of full-quality Blu-ray and 4K HDR movies. Previously, Cheena served as vice president of marketing and worldwide sales development at Mirapoint. Prior to that, he was director of enterprise marketing at NetApp (NASDAQ:NTAP). Cheena began his career at Sun Microsystems, leading product marketing for the company’s file server products. Cheena holds a bachelor’s degree with high honors in industrial engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, and master’s degrees in management and operations research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.