Board of Directors

  • Patricia Trompeter_headshot
    Patricia Trompeter
    Chief Executive Officer, Director
    Ms. Trompeter joined the Sphere 3D Board of Directors in April 2021 and has served as our Chief Executive Officer since April 2022. She brings to Sphere 3D over 20 years of notable success guiding corporate turnarounds, M&A execution, finance, and acquisition integration. In her leadership role with Sphere 3D, she leverages her experience to optimize the Company’s operational and financial structures and ignite its revenue growth engines. Her experience includes various executive leadership positions, including Board Director, CFO, controller, COO, and M&A lead, for innovative and emerging technology companies. At GE Capital, Ms. Trompeter spent more than 15 years refining her restructuring & turnaround skills, mergers & acquisition skills, and her financial and operational expertise while growing her career. Before leaving, she earned the role of CFO at GE Capital IT Solutions, North America, overseeing $3B in Revenue. She is a Founder and Managing Director of Ceres Capital Ventures, LLC, an independent investment and advisory firm growing innovative technologies in emerging markets. She also serves as a mentor for minority female-owned businesses and assists several non-profits. Ms. Trompeter studied business administration at Marquette University, majoring in finance and economics, graduating in 1989.
    • Duncan McEwan_headshot
      Duncan McEwan
      Director, Chairman of the Board of Directors

      Mr. McEwan joined the Sphere 3D Board of Directors in May 2017. The expertise and experience he brings to the company in developing and executing growth strategies for burgeoning technology companies were earned over 25 years in executive leadership roles at multiple technology companies, primarily in the communications industry. Mr. McEwan also brings significant experience as an executive and board member to several private and public companies and as a consultant providing M&A and strategic advice to technology companies.

      Mr. McEwan was EVP and Chief Strategy Officer of Call-Net Enterprises Inc., a long-distance provider which merged into Rogers Communication Inc.; President and COO of Sprint Canada Inc.; CEO of Northpoint Canada Communications, a provider of high-speed data and Internet; President and CEO of Canadian Satellite Communications; and Chairman of the Board of Directors at Geminare Incorporated, a business continuity and cloud-based software systems provider acquired by Recovery Point. Mr. McEwan is a graduate of the University of Toronto.

    • Vivekanand Mahadevan_headshot
      Vivekanand Mahadevan
      Director
      Mr. Mahadevan joined the Sphere 3D Board of Directors in December 2014. He brings significant experience in helping technology companies increase their revenue and become market leaders. He has over 25 years of senior-level strategic planning and marketing experience with expertise in the data analytics, security, storage, and cloud industries. He is the CEO of Buurst, Inc., a data performance company, and the CEO of Dev Solutions, Inc., a consulting firm helping technology startups grow into next-generation market leaders. Before these roles, he was Chief Strategy Officer at NetApp; Vice President of Marketing for LSI Corporation, and CEO for Deeya Energy. Mr. Mahadevan also held senior management positions with BMC Software, Compaq, Ivita, and Maxxan Systems. He earned an MBA in Marketing and MS in Engineering from the University of Iowa and a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology.
    • Timothy P. Hanley
      Timothy P. Hanley
      Director

      Timothy Hanley joined the Sphere 3D board of directors in May 2022. He is a seasoned global executive with experience consulting with manufacturers regarding digital transformation, organizational strategy development and execution, acquisitions, and market development. He is a Qualified Financial Expert and has significant experience in the board room and working with audit committees.

      Mr. Hanley was most recently a Senior Partner with Deloitte LLP ("Deloitte"). During his 17 years at Deloitte, he led the firm's Global Consumer and Industrial Products practice, which he helped grow to more than $14 billion in annual revenue. While at the firm, he served in multiple leadership roles, including the U.S. Vice Chairman and Process and Industrial Products Leader. Mr. Hanley began his career at Arthur Andersen and served as an audit partner for large manufacturers. He served as a board member of the National Association of Manufacturers and regularly advises privately held companies in the consumer products, retail, and distribution industries. Mr. Hanley currently serves as the Acting Keyes Dean for the College of Business at Marquette University.