Steve Ricketts has over 25 years of software marketing and product management experience in a variety of fields, including data protection, storage management, infrastructure performance management and cloud orchestration technologies.
Steve is currently a senior analyst and consultant with Taneja Group. In this role, Steve is responsible for analyzing the IT infrastructure market, including all the aspects of data protection and object storage technologies.
Prior to Taneja Group, Steve co-founded Continuum Managed Services and, in the capacity of vice president of marketing, he launched Continuum's backup and disaster recovery business.
Prior to Continuum, Steve was vice president of marketing at Akorri Networks, a software company specializing in virtual storage management. Before Akorri, Steve was with IBM's Software Group, where he was the program director for WebSphere Portal. Steve got to IBM through the acquisition of Bowstreet, where he was the vice president of marketing. He held a similar position at Emptoris. Prior to Emptoris, Steve co-founded ScanSoft (now Nuance).
Steve holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing from Iowa State University.