“We take a fresh look at storage to disrupt this industry. And we want to do it well, with style, for the long-run, building a great team and amazing our customers.”
At Scality, Erwan manages all aspects of the company’s operations, in particular product development and engineering as well as customer facing activities, including sales, channels and global alliances, professional services and customer support. Erwan is a storage and telecommunications industry veteran, with a passion for operational excellence. From 2011 to 2013, he was Chief Operating Officer at DataDirect Networks (DDN), the largest privately-held storage company world-wide, where he achieved significant annual growth. Under his leadership, the DDN team entered new vertical markets, successfully launched DDN’s object storage product and redesigned the company’s customer experience, from demand generation through support.
Prior to DDN, Erwan spent fifteen years in the telecom industry, most recently as Vice President and General Manager, leading HP’s Communications and Media Solutions group. From 2008 to 2011, he managed this 2,400 person team and $700M revenue business unit, delivering software and system integration services to service providers around the globe.
Prior to leading this successful turnaround of HP’s telecom business, Menard held international business management positions at Alcatel, and Alcatel-Lucent, and managed operations in Asia, North America and Europe, in the areas of wireless network infrastructure and applications software. He notably transformed the wireless business of Alcatel in the USA during the 2004-2007 period, in the context of the acquisition of Spatial Wireless.
Erwan holds an engineering degree from Telecom Sud’ Paris in France, also known as the National Institute for Telecommunications. He lives near San Francisco with his wife Melanie and their kids Nolwenn, Hoel and Yann.