Employee Cameo
Spectra Logic believes that superior employee engagement and dedication is the basis for our 40-year track record in satisfying thousands of customers. Following are some of the hundreds of Spectra employees who ensure that Spectra continues to be a company that is easy to do business with.

Rena Grin
Proposal Manager

Rena Grin

“I manage the proposal process, including responding to proposals and maintaining proposal documents. It’s a challenging role and it allows me to connect with lots of people around the company. One of my favorite things about Spectra is the passion and dedication that the employees have for our company as well as the opportunity for growth. In fact, I was given the chance to help get our BlackPearl® RioBroker® data mover off the ground. It was fun to install the software at various customer locations, help them understand our solutions better, and provide valuable feedback to our team to improve the product” Read More

Bill St. Ores
Director of Test Engineering

Bill St. Ores

“My team tests and verifies that our products work as designed. We have the strongest test team we have ever had in my 21 years with Spectra. Our projects directly impact the bottom line. Trust me, there is never a dull moment. Over the years, Spectra has enabled me to work in many different roles within the company. For instance, I’ve been able to see first-hand how much work it takes to manufacture our products; how much service and support it takes to ensure happy customers; and how much engineering it takes to design products from scratch.”

Steve Paulson
Senior Solutions Architect

Steve Paulson

“As a Senior Solutions Architect at Spectra, I’ve worn many hats within our Professional Services organization and it has been one of the greatest formative things of my career. I am grateful to work for a company that honors the business and humanity of our customers. We define integrity. One of my most rewarding projects at Spectra was my work on the San Francisco Giants legacy film digitalization project helping to bring legendary careers back to life. The Giants were so pleased that they sent us a box of gifts. I kept only one thing (shown in the photo).”

Patricia Vasquez
RMA Coordinator/Technician

KPatricia Vasquez

“I love the RMA (return material authorization) work that I have done at Spectra for the last 14 years. As the full-time RMA coordinator, I support sales and depot orders, pull and transfer inventory for RMA work, process tape drives, and create work orders for RMA technicians, among many other duties. I strive to keep things flowing for the product lines by helping coworkers with what they need. Spectra encourages cross-training, which has helped me understand what my coworkers require to accomplish their work on the line so we can satisfy our customers with quality products.” Read More

Kim Francis
Manager of Sales Operations

Kim Francis

“As manager of sales operations, I oversee two teams: the sales operations specialists (SOS) and the customer care representatives (CCR). The SOS team provides direct support to our Enterprise Sales Reps in the ongoing development of existing and prospective customers. The CCRs cultivate account relationships and provide support for our install-base customers. Working in a customer-facing role at Spectra has been enormously rewarding in that our company believes in putting our customers first. I have so much gratitude for the innovation, culture, work ethic, and overall kindness at Spectra! “ Read More

Lad Droesch
Spectra Facilities Manager

Lad Droesch

“As Spectra’s Facilities Manager, I ensure that our buildings are safe and in compliance with local and federal regulations. During the pandemic, I’ve worked hard to make sure we meet all health protocols. One of my favorite projects at Spectra was the build-out of our manufacturing structure in Boulder. It took a year, but we transformed the building into a safe, clean, efficient space to build our solutions. To celebrate before move-in, we created an obstacle course on the vast polished concrete and raced our skateboards. It was a thrill to see my then 7-year-old son on his scooter taking the lead.” Read More

Raoul Steve Ngan
Enterprise Sales Representative, Southern Europe

Steve Ngan

“I love gaining knowledge — and my sales role has allowed me to learn so much from each Spectra associate as well as from our great customers and partners. I am fascinated by the blend of science and technology and it has been a thrill to work with IN2P3 (Institut national de physique nucléaire et de physique des particule), an organization that safeguards their irreplaceable scientific discoveries on a Spectra TFinity Tape Library. Spectra has given me exposure to so many bright people and I am always picking their brains and they are always happy to help.”

Kristen Coats
Graphic Designer

Kristen Coats

“I’ve had quite the adventure working at Spectra! I started as a part-time Graphic Design Assistant, then worked my way to mid-level Graphic Designer status. Along the way, I’ve gained life-long friends. I also am fortunate to have an amazing mentor at Spectra who has helped me become the strong, confident designer I am today. Recently, I had the honor of designing the look of our new SpectraLIVE virtual platform, which allows our customers and partners to learn about our solutions and interact with management. I love that every day is different and I can use my creativity to positively impact our brand.” Read More

Hossein ZiaShakeri
Senior VP of Business Development and Alliances, Global M & E

Hossein ZiaShakeri

“I started in 1984 as a technician and, boy, has it been a remarkable journey. I moved to engineering, debugging and designing a number of boards. Later, I helped design our first tape library called Bullfrog – the industry’s first Fibre Channel-attached tape library. I then transitioned to assessing vertical markets to grow our business. Through all the changing roles over the years, Spectra’s people have provided me with a strong sense of family. Heck, I even married one of them. Today I help drive Spectra’s product and business focus and am grateful for the broad experience (and fun) I have had along the way.” Read More

Ryan Moriarty
Channel Sales Representative Rocky Mountain and North Central Regions

Ryan Moriarty

“Spectra is all about professional growth. I started off nine years ago working in Channel Marketing. I voiced that I was interested in a sales career path. The next thing I know, I was able to migrate into a sales role, which today includes managing Spectra’s VAR and alliance partnerships in the Rocky Mountain and North Central Regions. I have raised a family, moved into our dream home, and made a ton of friendships with both colleagues and partners. Hands down, this is possible because Spectra is all about the people — with everyone here willing to help, even if it’s outside of their scope of work.” Read More

Christoph Schulz
Enterprise Sales Rep, DACH region

Christoph Schulz

“As the ESR covering the DACH region, I really enjoy helping customers find the perfect solution for their challenges. During this situation, there have been a lot of changes in day-to-day work, such as more virtual conferences and no face-to-face meetings. But challenges are the beauty of life – they guarantee that life never gets boring. Spectra has allowed me to follow a path tailored for the European market so I can help customers such as Studio Hamburg, Spiegel Verlag, FHNW Switzerland, and many others, modernize their data centers.”

Gregg Albright
Production Line Lead, RMA & NB Legacy Transporters, HPT & T120 Robotics

Gregg Albright

“I appreciate so much about Spectra, including our positive team environment and the ability to work flexible hours. As a long-time employee and production line lead, I’ve worked on many tape libraries over the years, and have a special place in my heart for the legacy Bullfrog and Treefrog tape libraries. I also enjoyed helping to establish an effective manufacturing process for our powerful high performance transporters (HPT).”

Ponemany Yang
Business Operations Project Manager

Ponemany Yang

“As the Project Manager for Business Operations, I’m very process-oriented and believe my responsibilities are a great match for my skillset. In a nutshell, I help Spectra’s corporate projects stay on track. One of my favorite recent projects was ensuring that our ‘Quote to Cash’ process ran efficiently and easily for our new software solution, StorCycle. Over the last 16 years, Spectra has given me the opportunity to grow professionally and personally — and I am constantly inspired by my peers, managers and mentors at Spectra.”

Genna Arritola
Corporate Staff Accountant

“I moved to Colorado 10 years ago from the Philippines – what a huge cultural shift! As a Corporate Staff Accountant, I’ve been provided with many growth opportunities at Spectra and appreciate how managers go above and beyond to help their employees. It’s obvious how much Spectra cares for its associates and customers. I love the company environment and am enjoying my latest project, which has allowed me to work with internal customers to identify areas of improvement and activate a new expense reporting tool that will help us streamline reporting, reduce costs and consolidate spending.” Read More

Chris Shannon
Vice President, Sales, U.S. Western Region

Working in sales at Spectra Logic for 25 years has allowed me to develop long-term relationships and solve many data storage problems for our customers. I appreciate Spectra’s unique culture that puts customers first with a focus on listening to their needs and responding with strong R&D, ground-breaking technologies, and executive management support. It makes my job working with customers west of the Mississippi, and in Commercial IT and M&E easier and more gratifying.

Ingrid Westerholm
Enterprise Sales Manager, North & East Europe

I have been selling data storage solutions for over 30 years, with 2/3 of those years in Europe. For the last five years, I’ve been with Spectra. Of all the companies I’ve worked for, Spectra is the best. The company makes you feel like family — and management is friendly and professional. At Spectra, I help customers in the Nordics, Benelux and Eastern Europe, currently 13 countries. I love my job and enjoy meeting people from different cultures and countries.

Oscar Ponce
Sr. Support Sales Rep & Junior Sales Rep, Latin America

I love the fact that there are so many Spectra colleagues who have worked here for more than 20 years. The atmosphere and culture is great and I feel that my ideas and opinions are heard, even at the highest level of management. For example, I recently volunteered to work closely with our sales and technical team in Latin America as a junior sales rep in addition to covering support renewals for the East Coast and Latin America. It’s very rewarding to get new career opportunities and to help customers and have them thank you for your hard work.

Tony Mendoza
Senior Director of IT

I’ve worked at Spectra for more than two decades. Our IT department supports our worldwide employee base to enable them to go the extra mile for our customers. My team was tested in 2020 with a serious ransomware attack. We were able to completely recover and get our associates back up and running without losing any customer data. By sharing our story, I hope to help other organizations around the world overcome these kind of attacks as well.

Betsy Doughty
VP of Corporate Marketing

Spectra has been a second home to me for 16 years. Not only is the company constantly innovating and coming out with new products, we have the coolest customers doing truly groundbreaking work. I’ve been fortunate to work with our incredible channel and industry partners. Spectra has always taken a lead in alliances and collaborations and I’ve enjoyed being a part of leading that initiative. But, the people! The people at Spectra I get to work with everyday are inspiring and fun. They truly make this place a great place to work and a great company people want to do business with! Read More

Matt Ninesling
Director of Hardware Engineering

I have been at Spectra for 21 years in operations, engineering, and product management roles. I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to work on technology that some of the largest data users in the world are using. Getting to know these customers and understand their needs has led to many new features being introduced into our products. We have a fun environment at Spectra. Any time we have a new software release, we give it a code name based on a ‘14er’ (a mountain higher than 14,000 feet). Luckily, there are 53 ‘14ers’ in Colorado, where we are headquartered. While the code names don’t make it past our corporate branding team, they bring some levity to our engineers. Read More

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