CEO, Overland Storage
Eric Kelly is a seasoned executive with over 30 years of experience in the technology industry and a synergistic balance of operational, marketing and sales management expertise.
Mr. Kelly served as Overland Storage's CEO since January 2009, its President & CEO since January 2010 and as a Board member since November 2007. He has also served as Sphere 3D Corporation’s Chairman since July 2013 and Chief Executive Officer since the company’s merger with Overland Storage in December 2014.
Prior to joining Overland, Mr. Kelly was President of Silicon Valley Management Partners Inc., a management consulting and M&A advisory firm which he co-founded in 2007. Earlier, he held the positions of Vice President and General Manager of Storage Systems Solutions at Adaptec, Inc.; President and CEO of Snap Appliance, which was acquired by Adaptec; President of the Systems Division at Maxtor Corp.; and held various executive-level roles with Dell Computer Corp., Diamond Multimedia, Conner Peripherals and IBM.
Mr. Kelly currently serves on the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Manufacturing Council and the White House’s Advanced Manufacturing Partnership, where he offers advice and counsel to the Obama administration on strategies and policy recommendations on ways to promote and advance U.S. manufacturing. He also participates on advisory boards for the University of San Francisco and San Francisco State University. Mr. Kelly earned an MBA from San Francisco State University and a B.S. in business from San Jose State University.
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