Primary Data CEO Lance Smith is a strategic industry visionary who has architected and executed growth strategies for a number of disruptive technologies. Prior to Primary Data, Lance served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of SanDisk Corporation IO Memory Solutions, following the SanDisk acquisition of Fusion-io in 2014. He served as Chief Operating Officer of Fusion-io since April 2010. During his 30-year career, Lance has held senior executive positions of companies that transacted for billions of dollars. He holds patents in microprocessor bus architectures, and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the Santa Clara University.