Our Team

We’re led by a team of proven innovators with a track record of industry leadership—and a shared vision to redefine the future of data storage.

“Solidigm is committed to expanding the possibilities of data to fuel human advancement – all while building a business and team culture like no other.”
  • Noh-Jung (NJ) Kwak

    Acting CEO

    Noh-Jung (NJ) Kwak

    Acting CEO

    Dr. Noh Jung (NJ) Kwak is President and Co-CEO of SK hynix, CEO of Solidigm, and a member of the board of directors of SK hynix. For nearly 30 years, Dr. Kwak has led SK hynix's most advanced process development and mass production of DRAM and NAND flash products. Since joining SK hynix in 1994, Dr. Kwak has built a career as a respected semiconductor technology expert by serving in various capacities including Vice President of the R&D Division, Executive Vice President of Manufacturing Technology, and Chief Safety, Product, and Production Officer.

  • Woody Young

    President

    Woody Young

    President

    Woody Young is president of Solidigm and a member of the company’s board of directors. As president, he is responsible for finance, strategy, corporate development, human resources, legal, and IT. Mr. Young has had a career of more than 30 years in investment banking. Most recently, he served as the Chairman of Mergers and Acquisitions at Perella Weinberg Partners, in addition to leading the firm's large cap telecom and media advisory business. Mr. Young previously worked at Lazard, Lehman Brothers, First Boston, and Bain & Company. He also served as a White House Fellow and special assistant to the Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Treasury, from 1991-1992. Mr. Young is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

  • Ellen Doller

    Chief Operating Officer

    Ellen Doller

    Chief Operating Officer

    Ellen Doller is the chief operating officer for Solidigm. She leads the global operations organization dedicated to all business management, supply chain and strategic initiatives. Prior to Solidigm, Ellen spent 28 years at Intel Corporation in various roles in operations, planning, and supply chain. As vice president of operations, she was instrumental in the formation of Intel’s SSD business in 2005, growing the business to over $5 billion in revenue. Ellen began her career at IBM holding various management positions in semiconductor procurement, planning, and supply chain.

  • Jeff Woolard

    Chief Financial Officer

    Jeff Woolard

    Chief Financial Officer

    Jeff joins us from Intel corporation and has held numerous roles, most recently serving as a corporate vice president (CVP) and the chief financial officer (CFO) of the manufacturing, technology, and operations (MTO) group. Prior to this role, Jeff served as CVP and CFO of technology, systems architecture, and client groups. Before that, Jeff was Vice President and CFO for Intel Capital and the New Technology Group, focusing on Intel’s corporate venture investments and acquisition activities.

  • Laura Crone

    Chief Revenue Officer

    Laura Crone

    Chief Revenue Officer

    Laura Crone leads global sales, marketing, and communications. She is responsible for defining global business strategies to achieve the company’s revenue and share growth while enhancing customer relationships and market recognition. Laura is an accomplished leader with more than 37 years of industry experience. Prior to this role, she held leadership roles at Intel, including VP of channel marketing & operations, VP of global accounts, and VP of flash operations.

  • Sanjay S. Talreja

    Senior Vice President and General Manager, Client Storage Group

    Sanjay S. Talreja

    Senior Vice President and General Manager, Client Storage Group

    Sanjay and the Client team develop and deliver world-class and industry-leading storage solutions for the PC segment. Over a 30-plus year career, Sanjay has held a variety of technical and management positions in component and systems engineering, marketing, sales, and business development. As General Manager, Sanjay leads a large cross-functional team that owns all aspects of the business from inception to High Volume Manufacturing at all major PC OEMs. Sanjay is an author on 25 patents.

  • David M. Dixon

    Senior Vice President and General Manager, Data Center

    David M. Dixon

    Senior Vice President and General Manager, Data Center

    Dave and the DND team take pride in partnering and collaborating with NPSG business operations, sales and marketing, NAND media development, and core systems engineering. Prior to his current role, Dave was the VP of NSG systems engineering at Intel, and before that, NSG component media development. In these roles, Dave led teams of hundreds of engineers through all aspects of product development. Dave’s team was responsible for the component development of four successful generations of NAND (50nm through 20nm) and the lead generation of Optane 20nm components.

  • Katie Watson

    Chief Human Resources Officer

    Katie Watson

    Chief Human Resources Officer

    Katie has over 25 years of HR experience across multiple industries and joins us from Gilead Sciences, Inc., where she served as executive vice president and head of human resources. Over 17 years, she helped grow the talented, dynamic workforce from 1,000 to nearly 12,000 in 38 countries while demonstrating the ability to evolve and optimize the HR Centers of Excellence structure and establish best-in-class analytics functions.

  • Steve Phillpott

    Chief Information Officer

    Steve Phillpott

    Chief Information Officer

    Steve brings 20-plus years of leadership experience across multiple industries. He has continually deployed cutting-edge technologies to improve data/information management for better business decision-making and has a track record of expediting manufacturing processes in global manufacturing companies. As CIO at Western Digital, Steve led a global team to drive transformation improvements across many processes and created Western Digital’s first big data analytics platform architecture that consumed over 100 trillion data points a day of manufacturing and other data and was ultimately recognized as one of the industry’s most strategic and forward-looking cloud-based big data analytics platforms.

  • Stephen (Steve) M. Muller

    General Counsel

    Stephen (Steve) M. Muller

    General Counsel

    Steve joined Solidigm from Intel Corp., where he had worked since 2016, most recently as the lead lawyer for Intel's Memory business. Before Intel, Steve was a partner at WilmerHale in Boston, where his practice focused on patent litigation and IP counseling. Earlier, Steve clerked for Judges Cedarbaum (SDNY) and Parker (Second Circuit), and he began his career as an assistant district attorney in the Bronx.

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