Lt. Governor (retd.) Cruz Bustamante
Cruz has had a distinguished career in American politics. He was the 45th Lieutenant Governor of California, having served with Governors Gray Davis and Arnold Schwarzenegger. He has also served as the Speaker of the California State Assembly, a Regent at the University of California, a Trustee of California State University System and President’s appointee to the US Census Bureau.
Darwin is helping Virtunet Systems define OEM strategy with Server, Storage, and SSD OEMs. Darwin has held numerous leadership positions in Enterprise storage products. Most recently he was VP of SSD Product Management for Seagate Technology. Prior to that he was the VP and General Manager of WD Enterprise storage products including high cap and cold storage products. He is a graduate from LeTourneau University, Longview, TX, where he earned a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering Tech. Mr. Kauffman holds an MBA from Spears School of Business, Stillwater, OK, Oklahoma State University.
Jeff is advising Virtunet Systems on identifying private capital resources and refining business strategy. Jeff was VP Engineering of Digital Light Circuits which researched photonic switching devices at Brown University, co-founder and CTO of Omnia Communications(acquired by Ciena), and served as VP of Systems Architecture for Ciena. Jeff received a B.S.E.E from Massachusets Institute of Technology , and an M.S.E.E from Columbia University.