As Senior Systems Engineer, John Gorski has distinguished himself as both a savvy and seasoned solutions architect and a true team player. “He’s always ready to help other people in the team,” says Marc Villemade, Chief Solutions Architect. “He’s keen to help build tools for the team to be more efficient. And he’s even there for those who aren’t in his team, whether in the US or in other regions.” John’s willingness to go the extra mile for others, coupled with his long-honed expertise, is also why customers and partners trust him. “John’s been doing this for over 20 years.
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Having been at Scality for over eight years, Patrick Dos Santos, Global Support Engineer, stands out for the breadth and depth of his product expertise, which is only more surprising given his relatively young age. It’s no wonder he’s been nicknamed ‘the Wizard’ by some colleagues. He’s one of only four ‘level 3’ experts in the company who provide ‘last resort’ tech support to engineers who are grappling with seemingly unsolvable issues. “We’ve had situations where we’d nearly come to the point of the customer giving up on us, and then he would come to the rescue by changing the.
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Jérome Brusq: Amazing Customers on the Road

Jerome Brusq is no stranger to crazy travel schedules. As Customer Solutions Engineer, he takes on the full gamut of on-site issues for customers in Spain, Israel, Toulouse, Paris and wherever else he is needed. In fact, it was the tempting prospect of international travel that lured Jerome away from his childhood home in Brittany to his dream job in Paris, and later to a position with Airbus. “In my past experience, I’ve traveled to China, Australia, the Ivory Coast, Mali, Senegal, Egypt, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, Mexico… so I’ve worked on a lot of international projects within many different.
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Having consistently achieved great results for Scality and our customers year after year, Erik Julin, Senior Technical Director, is a fourth time Le Club winner. With one foot planted firmly in tech and the other in sales, Erik continually works to evolve customer and partner relations while also architecting innovative storage solutions for the messaging industry. He recently shared with me his insights on the sales process and the amount of problem-solving involved in furniture-building. JW:      To start off, your role in the company seems to require you to be a bit of a ‘jack of all trades.’ Can you tell.
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Benjamin Allot, Senior Linux Sysadmin/DevOps and Tech Lead is known for his superb dedication to his work and to his colleagues. “He never gives up,” says Thomas Danan, Software Development Director. “When there’s an issue, he works all day long to find a solution. And not just any solution, but the best one.” Benjamin also uses his valuable insights to guide the design and development of the setup framework such that the customers’ experience and ease of use with Scality’s products are enhanced. “He contributes a lot of effort on both the engineering and technical services side to make sure.
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It wouldn’t be much of an exaggeration to say that almost everyone who meets Juan Altamar, Director of Sales in the U.S., finds a friend in him. As a team player who naturally goes the extra mile to form good relations with customers, he has consistently delivered stellar sales results and is a 4th-time Le Club winner. Not only that, but his warm, friendly nature is much appreciated by his colleagues. “I love working with Juan,” enthuses Jérome Lecat, CEO. “He is dedicated, he is proactive, and he takes feedback very well. He also makes a point of saying thank.
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Thomas Fillioud, UK Regional Sales Manager and third time Le Club winner, values doing what’s important to you and doing it well—or else risk having regrets. And the way he’s lived his life certainly shows it. Before building up Scality’s sales presence in the UK, he’d had similar professional experience as Atempo’s first UK-based employee before moving on to a more international role at Sohonet. Having had much experience starting businesses from scratch as well as his share of exploratory travels, he enjoys the challenge and excitement of facing new frontiers. He shared with me his insights on the dynamic.
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Boris Faure, Tech Lead of the connectors team in the Paris office, may be unassuming in his mannerisms but he is widely recognized for his unique and valuable contributions, whether it’s coming up with innovative features and solutions, his willingness to advocate for his fellow developers’ needs, or the outstanding quality of his work. No matter the circumstances, you can count on Boris to stay calm and focused on the issue at hand. His reassuring, positive presence is appreciated by all who work with him. “He always has a smiling face and he’s pretty calm. I’ve never seen him angry,”.
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As Scality’s primary sales presence in Australia, Oleg Kokotovic, APAC Regional Sales Manager, credits his chameleon-like adaptability with enabling him to juggle numerous diverse roles and customers. The hats he wears includes those of sales, pre-sales, managing partners, organizing marketing events, and very importantly, teaching. He explains, “There’s always an aspect of teaching, whether you’re doing presentations and demos or training partners. Part of me is a teacher. I love to share knowledge.” Oleg first discovered his love of teaching at the University of Sydney, where he taught a summer class for mature age students. “I was sharing the wonders.
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Despite her modest attitude, Anne Harper, Release Captain and 2nd time Le Club winner, is widely admired and appreciated for her communication savvy and passion for quality. Her work involves coordinating the efforts of all players—developers, technical services, and management—to put out features and fixes that will make customers happy. According to Pierre Derome, VP of Engineering, Anne is always looking for ways to make things better for the customer and for developers. She shared with me some thoughts about her job and why she loves it. JW:      I read that you originally wanted to be a doctor. AH:      I.
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As Technical Lead in the San Francisco office, Rahul Padigela has a lot on his plate. His main role involves designing a feature and then engaging with a large team of developers to get it built, from start to finish. Rahul also takes on the bulk of training new hires. Shivani Pradhan, Director of Software Engineering, remarks, “When the team was asked about the quality of the mentoring, Rahul emerged as the top favorite mentor.” Rahul seems more than up to the task. For one thing… “I thrive in chaos,” he admits. “I’m kind of bored when there’s no chaos.”.
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This year marks the third time Antoine Patte, EMEA Sales Director, has achieved Le Club status. He is described by others as the consummate salesperson, “a salesperson in CAPS,” as Emilio Roman, Vice President of Sales EMEA, puts it. “It means that customers are at the center of his life,” he adds. While having a long talk with Antoine about his diverse work and life experiences, I also discovered his taste for adventure (and his aversion to boredom). Part 1: Life in the jungle JW:      I understand you lived in Guatemala when you were twenty. How did you end up.
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Scality Le Club 2018: Patric Uebele

In her work, activities, and interests, Michele Lynch is seemingly everywhere at once. Besides her travel, her collaboration with Cisco involves constant network expansion, working to support Cisco’s short and long-term goals including training Cisco employees and facilitating engagement between Cisco’s and Scality’s sales teams.
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Scality Le Club 2018: Meet Michele Lynch

In her work, activities, and interests, Michele Lynch is seemingly everywhere at once. Besides her travel, her collaboration with Cisco involves constant network expansion, working to support Cisco’s short and long-term goals including training Cisco employees and facilitating engagement between Cisco’s and Scality’s sales teams.
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Just five years ago, Serge Halberstadt led the life of a musician... he was on a break from his career in IT management and consulting. Needless to say, he's back in IT, and he's demonstrating the fearlessness that goes with such a radical experiment. Read his story.
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Maxime Lubin: Always Going the Distance

Maxime Lubin is known for his perseverance, from running marathon-length races in extreme conditions to eradicating software bugs. He studied at Keio University in Japan and is now a Software and Data Engineer at Scality.
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Scality Le Club 2018: Meet Emilio Roman

Emilio Roman, VP of Sales EMEA and Global Alliances leads an energetic work life which has him heading to international destinations constantly. As a sales leader at heart Emilio admits to possessing a competitive streak. “I always try to win. If that’s what it means to be competitive, then yes, I am.” This persevering spirit is highly respected by his colleagues.
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Tyna Callahan: The Agile Go-Getter

Tyna Callahan has led a storied professional life. “The start of my career was totally based on being in the right place at the right time,” she admits. Ironically, despite her father’s experience with running data center companies, she didn’t picture herself in the IT field.
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At Scality, we take pride in creating a very inclusive environment, bringing together different perspectives, experiences, and ways of solving problems–driving true innovation by hiring a very diverse, talented, engineering team that has been developed with an eye toward the immense benefits of diversity. Talent can come from anywhere. Because they come from different backgrounds, their perspectives are different.  Diverse teams tend to–have to–look beyond old-school ways of thinking and make objective fact-based decisions, because fact is where their experience converges. Focusing on diversity has helped fuel innovation by encouraging engineering teams to think outside the box. Those of you.
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Behind an unassuming exterior is a man who is precise and thoughtful. Rached Ben Mustapha, software engineer and tech lead in the San Francisco office puts a lot of thought and intention into all that he does.
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Scality Le Club 2018: Meet Pierre Gueant

Pierre Guéant: A technologist at heart who goes the extra mile “I’d rather go into something where I don’t know anything than get bored,” admits Pierre Guéant, whose recent success with Scality’s Spanish accounts has furthered his reputation as an outstanding sales engineer. Indeed, when faced with unfamiliar territory, Pierre seems completely undaunted, even fired up. When he first arrived at Scality three years ago, he joined as an email specialist with zero knowledge about data storage. “That was the interesting part—learning about storage, about new technology, just trying to understand how things work.” Beyond expanding his understanding of new.
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Mathieu Antoine: Simply the Best

Why complicate things when they can be simple ? Nobody  defends this idea better than Mathieu Antoine. As a senior product manager, a new role he took on nine months ago, Mathieu's mission is to simplify the customer’s experience with Scality’s software, and he puts all his energy and determination into this very important task.
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Xinyi Lin: Jumping into Success

One year ago, Xinyi came to Scality as an intern and now she is a regular member of the human resource team. For her first job, Xiny couldn't find a better place to satisfy her love of diversity. Her role is to help Scality to attract the best talents. Once people have been recruited, she helps teach them what the start-up can offer and how they can evolve within the company.
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Claire Forest: A Firm Hand in a Velvet Glove

"Claire is at the same time both gentle and determined. Always listening to people and caring about them, she is also capable of stirring everybody into action so that they always give the best of themselves.” Everybody who knows Claire Forest will tell you that her first and foremost passion is human relations. As chief people officer, Claire can naturally express her people skills whilst being in charge of building the recruitment process.
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Daniel Binsfeld: Action and Reflection

Daniel Binsfeld is a man of action. He’s been running operations and customer services in the tech industry for twenty years, so he likes to get stuck in and quickly find a solution to fix any problem. But Daniel has another facet too : he likes being creative and taking time to think things over.
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Erwan Girard: The Efficiency Expert

“Even if you have at your disposition the best experts in the field, you will still only be successful in a project if you’re perfectly organised and totally focused.” Erwan Girard is someone who is constantly striving to be more efficient.
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Jonathan Gramain: Living the Moment

  Two years ago, when Jonathan Gramain was asked if he wanted to leave Paris for Boston to share his knowledge of the Scality software, as technical referent, for a new team of freshly recruited engineers, he didn’t hesitate to say yes. A year and a half later, and only a few months after having returned to France, Jonathan once again grabbed the opportunity to leave Paris, this time for San Francisco. “The Boston experience went by too quickly for me. I wanted to have a new adventure, discover a new place and learn new things,” he explains. Jonathan, who.
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Anne Harper: Connecting People

Anne Harper (see her portrait published on the blog) has changed positions recently. She tells us about her new role and what it brings her. Tell us about your new position… In my previous role, as part of the engineering team, I had to make sure that every new version of the Scality software would be quality controlled and ready for the deadline. Now, as release captain, I continue doing that but I have more responsibilities. I now also make sure that any problem that could appear at the clients, once the new version is released, is taken care of,.
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Flavien Lebarbé: In his Clients’ Shoes

Last August, Flavien Lebarbé made the decision to change his job. After having spent one year in customer support, he moved to the research and development team. As an inquisitive engineer, he was motivated by his desire to learn new things and to immerse himself in Scality’s software. But above all, in his new position, he wanted to continue to do what he has always considered to be his most important mission : making the clients happy. “I was no longer content finding last minute solutions for our customers. I wanted to be able to think more about how to.
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