Data Storage Solutions Innovator Burlywood Names Tech Veteran Mike Jones Chief Executive Officer
LONGMONT, CO, November 1, 2022 – Burlywood, a Denver-based tech firm specializing in innovative data storage solutions, announced the appointment of Mike Jones as Chief Executive Officer.
Jones has constantly been at the forefront of IT innovation. He has spent 40 years helping technology companies progress from ideas to being disruptors in their industry. As CEO, Jones will focus on go-to-market strategies and industry relationships to maximize Burlywood’s innovative solutions’ impact on the industry.
“Information storage and management have been a passion of mine since the early days of my career as an IDMS DBA,” said Jones. “I’ve been enamored with this technology since the first time I met Tod Earhart and understood the promise Burlywood’s technology holds for the future of enterprise SSDs. It’s a privilege to be a part of the team bringing disruptive innovation to the information storage and management industry.”
Jones has a proven track record of building and leading high-growth organizations at the forefront of innovation in the IT industry.
Jones started his career at Accenture (formerly Arthur Andersen Administrative Services), working for 12 years with clients across diverse industries. Following Accenture, Jones was CIO at Corporate Express, which used e-commerce to revolutionize the supply chain and consolidate the industry, growing from a startup to $4 billion in revenue in 4 years. Next, he was CIO at Level3 Communications as they built the first global IP network, obsolescing existing telecommunications networks. Since Level3, Jones has been a founder and active investor in numerous technology startups, working with customers to build a new paradigm for their industry.
“We are thrilled to have Mike join the company to accelerate the great things that have already been happening at Burlywood,” said Founder and CTO Tod Earhart. “Mike recognizes the immense potential of FlashOS™ to transform cloud and data center workloads — and his wealth of industry knowledge, passion for innovation, and track record of strong leadership and success will be extremely valuable to Burlywood’s long-term success.”
Jones’s appointment fortifies the Burlywood executive team and will lead Burlywood into the next phase of strategic growth. Jones’s vision and past achievements in the data center industry will reinforce Burlywood’s mission to deliver capabilities never before seen in the SSD market.
Burlywood is committed to transforming the SSD industry from a hardware-centric, one-size-fits-all market to software-defined flash solutions that optimize the needs of individual applications. Burlywood’s patented firmware features combine to provide the innovation needed to address the performance and endurance requirements of the most demanding applications.
Customers can realize the benefits of FlashOS™ in two different ways. The first is buying SSD drives directly from one of the manufacturers using our controller in their SSDs. The second is by Licensing FlashOS™ and using Burlywood’s SSD reference design to have one of our contract manufacturing partners build SSD to their specifications. Learn more at www.burlywoodtech.com.