Al leads DigitalOcean's Product Development teams, including Compute, Networking, Storage, Developer Experience, and Billing. He is responsible for driving innovation and velocity in our key services and products to meet the evolving demands of our customers. Prior to DigitalOcean, he held VP of Engineering roles at DDN and NexGen Storage – which was acquired by Fusion-io and SanDisk. He has also held several technical and management roles at Hewlett-Packard and holds patents in cloud storage. He studied Computer Science at St. Cloud State University and received his MBA from Colorado State University.