SANTA CLARA, CA--Element Labs appointed Barbara Nelson as CEO. Nelson will take over from CEO and Co-founder, Nils Thorjussen. Nelson's appointment forms part of the company's strategy to strengthen its core management team and further accelerate its plans for growth.
Barbara Nelson brings over 25 years experience in senior management positions, most recently as CEO and chairman at NeoScale Systems, which sold high end enterprise security to the Global 500. Prior she was president of Quantum Corporation's $1B DLT Tape Group and general manager of its $3B desktop hard drive business. Nelson brings a track record of establishing the necessary infrastructure to successfully scale a business while maintaining its entrepreneurial edge, and developing new markets while building on the core. Implementing these foundations at Element Labs will allow the company to expand into new market areas while continuing to enjoy the steady growth it has had since its inception in 2003.
Element Labs Co-founder, Nils Thorjussen, who led the search for the new CEO says: "The appointment of Barbara as CEO forms part of our long-term strategic growth plan. As a seasoned CEO specialized in optimizing processes internally and markets externally, Barbara is a great addition to a strong management team. She will help us develop the company to execute on its next phase of growth."
Backed by a core management team, Nelson, together with Nils Thorjussen as Co-founder and Vice President Business Development will focus on maintaining and leveraging the creativity and customer-service that has differentiated Element Labs, while also laying new foundations for continued, successful growth.
Barbara is based in Santa Clara, California. She holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.