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.

Scott Tewksbury
Senior Talent Advisor

Scott Tewksbury

“As a senior talent advisor for Spectra logic, I recruit new talent for all departments, from Manufacturing and Engineering to Sales and Finance, and everything in between. One of my most memorable projects was being assigned the task of filling 10 open positions for Software Development Engineers in a very short period of time when I first arrived at Spectra. This included recruiting, sourcing, interview scheduling, and job offering. Today, along with the people and culture, the best part of my job is making a difference in people’s lives by recruiting them and watching them thrive professionally in their new roles.” Read More


Mark Wright
Enterprise Sales Rep

Mark Wright

“I’ve spent the last 23 years at Spectra, and still enjoy all the face-to-face interactions I have with customers, partners and colleagues. To me, relationships are everything and I believe you build trust face-to-face (then you Zoom). Working in Sales at Spectra means you are in a True Sales Role. A Spectra Rep listens to the technical needs of a customer, presents viable solutions, determines budgets, fends off competitive options, and ultimately helps customers solve their tough business challenges. I’m grateful for all the mentors and former mentors I’ve had at Spectra who have helped me grow into this True Sales Role.” Read More


Christa Marsh
Sales Operations Support (Federal & Commercial)

Christa Marsh

“After four years at Spectra, I can sum up our corporate culture with one sentence: Spectra is a family. I’m so fortunate to work with such smart, unique, positive people. Spectra stands behind its products and our mission to completely satisfy our customers. The loyalty I have to Spectra is because of this. I have been given the opportunity to be more involved with the Dynamics CRM platform and also to train others (which I love). This has given me an even greater sense of purpose. More than anything, the people I work with daily have helped me grow. You won’t find a more supportive crew anywhere.” Read More


Juan Valcarcel
Senior Solutions Architect

Juan Valcarcel

“The three years I have worked at Spectra Logic have been both challenging and enjoyable. I work with an amazing team, and the trust and confidence placed in me by my managers keeps me motivated and always wanting to do more. I really feel they have my back! For instance, I had the opportunity to enhance our legacy middleware migration tools by creating automated scripts that improved performance and helped with completing the first ones we implemented right on schedule. I believe that Spectra has a unique advantage over alternatives because we have the right skillset and products to undertake these types of complicated projects, and always ensure customer satisfaction.” Read More


Eric Polet
Product Marketing Manager

Eric Polet

“I started in Spectra’s accounting department more than 10 years ago and quickly moved to Marketing, a much better fit for my skill set. I have learned so much on the technical side about how our solutions work and the customer challenges they solve. I have also contributed to product launches, webinars, kickoffs, tradeshows, and many customer meetings. Working at Spectra has boosted my speaking confidence and enabled me to stretch myself professionally. I especially enjoyed the launch of our StorCycle software solution because I had a key role in creating launch tools and assets for our partners and customers.” Read More


Kim Heintz
Support Infrastructure & Marketing Manager

Kim Heintz

“I oversee the support databases, portal, ACD and the team that maintains our customer support data and its integrity. I also write a regular support blog and produce technical support marketing documentation. I really enjoy the marketing aspect of my job, which includes managing and updating the support web portal, because it allows me to tap my creativity to deliver useful technical information for our customers. After more than 20 years with Spectra, I’m still amazed at how forward thinking the company is and how everyone here continues to challenge themselves in new ways to better serve and satisfy our customers and partners.” Read More


George Trossell
Product Manager, BlackPearl Platform

George Trossell

“Spectra has encouraged me to push myself and step up the career ladder since I joined as an intern. Today, as a Solutions Architect, I work on amazing projects, ranging from being the lead designer on requests for proposals to writing programs that help my associates be more productive. I’m most proud of the script that I designed when I worked in Support in our UK office, which analyzes the logs from our flagship TFinity tape Library. Still in use today, it provides a snapshot of what happened to the tape library, allowing Spectra Support to diagnose an issue immediately rather than having to review every log entry.” Read More


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.” Read More


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).” Read More


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.” Read More


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.” Read More


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).” Read More


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.” 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. Read More


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. Read More


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. Read More


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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