SOURCE: Qumulo, Inc.

Qumulo, Inc.

August 18, 2015 09:00 ET

Qumulo Names Matthew Frey as Chief Financial Officer

Data-Aware Storage Startup Appoints Accomplished Software Executive to Drive Rapid Growth in Data-Aware Scale-Out NAS

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwired - Aug 18, 2015) - Qumulo, pioneer of the world's first data-aware scale-out NAS, today announced that Matthew Frey has joined the company as chief financial officer (CFO). Frey is responsible for leading Qumulo's core finance operations.

"We are thrilled to welcome Matt to our world-class team," said Peter Godman, co-founder and CEO of Qumulo. "His proven ability to negotiate with, sell to and support software solutions at some of the world's largest corporations will play a key role in helping Qumulo become the company that the world trusts to store, manage, and curate its data, forever."

Matthew is an accomplished software executive with more than 20 years of experience leading and advising venture-backed and public technology companies. Prior to joining Qumulo, Frey served as CEO of Optimum Energy, a market leading SaaS provider of energy and water usage optimization for large-scale HVAC systems. Frey also served as a board member at Vitesse Semiconductor, a fabless semiconductor company recently acquired by Microsemi Corporation. Prior to Optimum Energy and Vitesse Semiconductor, Frey was president and COO of World Wide Packets, a leading provider of carrier Ethernet solutions acquired by Ciena Corporation in 2008, where he raised $68 million in venture equity and debt.

"I look forward to working with Peter and the rest of the Qumulo team to help drive growth and make our customers wildly successful," said Matthew Frey, CFO of Qumulo. "I am excited about the many opportunities that lie ahead as we continue to turn enterprise scale-out NAS on its head and define next generation scale-out storage."

Earlier this year, Qumulo announced $40 million in Series B funding, bringing the company's total funding to $67 million. A month later, Qumulo emerged from stealth and announced the general availability of its flagship solution Qumulo Core™, the world's first data-aware scale-out NAS. Designed by the inventors of scale-out NAS to help enterprises intelligently manage and store billions and trillions of files, Qumulo Core builds real-time data analytics directly into storage, giving enterprises an unprecedented view of their data and storage resources at scale.

Qumulo Core is in production by leading customers, including Ant Farm, Blind Studios, Densho, FotoKem, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington, Sinclair Oil, Sportvision, TELUS Studios, UConn Health, University of Utah Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute, ZOIC Studios and many others.

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About Qumulo
Qumulo, headquartered in Seattle, pioneered data-aware scale-out NAS, which enables enterprises to manage and store enormous numbers of digital assets by building real-time analytics directly into the file system itself. Qumulo Core is a software-only solution designed to leverage the price/performance of commodity hardware coupled with the modern technologies of flash, virtualization and cloud. Qumulo was founded in 2012 by the inventors of scale-out NAS, and has attracted a team of storage innovators from Isilon, Amazon Web Services, Google, and Microsoft. Qumulo has raised $67 million in two rounds of funding from leading investors. For more information, visit

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