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NGD Systems Executive Team

Nader Salessi

CEO, Founder

Nader has spent his career leading Technology teams and driving company success for over 30 years. With history leading the STEC Engineering department and launch of the Enterprise SSD Market. More recently Nader led a team at Western Digital in their Enterprise SSD product platform. In 2013, he made the decision to launch his own company, NGD Systems, with his co-founders to develop an emerging solution to the SSD market, creating the world’s first Computational Storage device.

Vladimir Alves

CTO, Co-Founder

Vladimir Alves obtained his PhD degree in Microelectronics when the 500nm CMOS process was all the hype. Since then Vladimir worked in the academia, startups and multinational companies architecting and developing System on Chips. In the last 15 years he has been focusing on solid state storage technology and is now the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at NGD Systems helping create innovative technology that pushes the boundaries of storage and computation.

Richard Mataya

EVP, Co-Founder

Richard is an OG storage nerd and has devoted his career to driving SSD product develop and leading technology teams. His pioneering work at Memtech included putting SSDs on the polar ice caps, deep undersea, and into outer space, with later leadership at STEC and Western Digital that included introducing the first SSDs to enterprise applications. He is currently Co-Founder and EVP of Product Development and Operations at NGD Systems, and his portfolio includes thousands of SSDs and 8 granted patents.

Mike Yousef

SVP Sales

Mike is a champion of new technologies and has spent his career doing what others deemed impossible.  With storage experience in semiconductors, systems, and SSD’s. Mike has seen the complete storage value chain from multiple perspectives.  As a senior executive Mike has built and led worldwide teams in sales, marketing, business development, and technical disciplines for both Fortune 500 as well as startup companies.

Al Talavera


Al has spent his career leading technology companies financial planning for over 25 years. Al has led teams at Western Digital, Broadcom Corporation, Semtech and a number of early stage companies. Al has worked on M&A, Financial planning and fundraising efforts for these companies. Al is a CPA and loves life in Orange County.

Eli Tiomkin

VP Business Development

Eli has spent his career developing and driving business and sales for over 20 years. He has experience with storage companies like M-Systems, STEC, StorOne, and Western Digital. He has been in Sales or Business Development at many companies that were at ground level and helped them all to successfuly growth.

Scott Shadley

VP of Marketing

Scott has spent over 20 years in the Semiconductor and storage space in MFG, Design and Marketing. His experience spans over 15 years at Micron and time at STEC. His efforts have help lead to products in the market with over $300M in revenue.


Technology Partners


Press Releases

NGD Systems Recognized by 451 Research as a 451 Firestarter

IRVINE, Calif. September 26, 2019 – NGD Systems, Inc., the world leader in NVMe Computational Storage, today announced it has received a 451 Firestarter award from leading technology research and advisory firm 451 Research, recognizing the company’s pioneering efforts in computational storage.

NGD Systems Becomes First to Demonstrate Azure IoT Edge Using Computational Storage

IRVINE, Calif.—August 7, 2019--NGD Systems, Inc., the world leader in NVMe Computational Storage, announced today at the Flash Memory Summit that it has embedded the Azure IoT Edge service directly within its Computational Storage solid-state devices (SSDs), making them the only platform to support the service directly within a storage device. In addition, NGD Systems introduced its 32TB Newport U.2 SSD, which offers <12W of power, doubling the capacity of the existing Newport Platform U.2 SSD form-factor. The two announcements underscore NGD’s continuing leadership in developing the edge ecosystem, achieving improvements in power, cost and physical footprint for data-intensive big-data-set workloads. These real-world use cases prove that scalable, integrated Computational Storage devices provide empirical benefits to edge applications.

NGD Systems Survey Reveals Challenges Enterprises Face in Supporting Growing Edge Workloads with Current Infrastructure

Barely 1 in 10 companies give themselves an “A” grade for their compute and storage systems


AI & Big Data Expo

AI & Big Data Expo

The world’s leading AI & Big Data event series will return to the Santa Clara Convention Center in the heart of Silicon Valley on November 13-14th 2019 to host it’s third annual North American event.


November 13 Wednesday - 14 Thursday, 2019


Santa Clara Convention Center


AI and Big Data

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Arm at SC19

Arm at SC19

Arm is changing the landscape of HPC today. We are working with silicon partners to bring to market exciting new chips and platform choices with designs targeting the latest and most prevalent HPC and ML applications. Visit us at booth #1855 and see demos from our hardware and software partners: HPE, NVIDIA, ALTAIR, NGD Systems, and Arm Forge.


November 18 Monday - 21 Thursday, 2019


Colorado Convention Center , 700 14th Street , Denver, CO USA



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Edge AI Summit

Edge AI Summit

it is well known that the network edge, in the Internet of Things, is where the critical mass of digital data resides, and where it is collected. Scalability bottlenecks to ubiquitous AI, such as power consumption, bandwidth, latency, connectivity and security have led to recent innovations in on-device processing and edge infrastructure such as micro-data centers and distributed computing architecture.


November 20 Wednesday - 21 Thursday, 2019




Edge AI

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We are searching for variety of talents to join NGD Systems

Bring your talent and skills to NGD Systems and we'll help you take your career to greater heights. Join our team in California and enjoy an exciting work environment where you can be the best you.

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