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Sujal Patel

Strategic Director

Sujal Patel is the co-founder of Nautilus Biotechnology, a company at the intersection of innovation.  Nautilus is building a high-throughput, low-cost platform for analyzing and quantifying the human proteome.  Prior to Nautilus, Patel founded Isilon Systems in 2001, a storage company that built for the future of unstructured, file-based data which required a new storage paradigm.  In 2006, Isilon completed one of the most successful initial public offerings of the year.  From 2007 to 2010, Patel, as CEO, led Isilon during a period of profound growth, improving operating margins from -37.5% to +20%.

Isilon was acquired by EMC in December, 2010 for $2.5 Billion. Patel served as the President of EMC’s Isilon Storage Division from the acquisition until November, 2012, driving significant revenue growth, market expansion and organizational scale.

Prior to EMC and Isilon, Patel served in various engineering roles at RealNetworks, Inc., in part as chief architect behind the company’s second-generation core media delivery system.

Patel holds nineteen patents in the areas of storage, networking, and media delivery, is a well-known speaker on entrepreneurship, and has received a variety of industry awards.  Currently Patel serves on the board of directors at Qumulo and Rainier Scholars.

He graduated from the University of Maryland College Park in 1996 with a degree in Computer Science.