Steve Ricketts

Portfolio Marketing Spectrum Storage, IBM Systems

Steve Ricketts is currently leading product marketing for IBM's modern data protection portfolio. Prior to IBM, Steve was a Senior Analyst with Taneja Group. In this role, Steve is responsible for analyzing the IT infrastructure market including storage, data protection, and cloud management. Formerly, Steve was Vice President of Marketing for Continuum and he launched Continuum's backup and disaster recovery business. Prior to Continuum, Steve was Vice President of Marketing at Akorri, a software company specializing in virtual storage management. Prior to Akorri, Steve was with IBM’s Software Group where he was the Program Director for WebSphere Portal. Before joining IBM, Steve was the Vice President of Marketing at Bowstreet (acquired by IBM). Prior to Bowstreet, Steve co-founded Nuance. Steve holds a BBA in Marketing from Iowa State University.