TuteLary, LLC is a consultant to companies who make Computer Storage subsystems - the large-scale array controllers, file servers, storage networks and storage/data management software that businesses use to protect and manage their data. We have been operating since 1999 and have consulted for over 50 established and emerging companies.

Ellen Lary has a PhD in Industrial Engineering spcializing in database technology. She has managed database research groups and product engineering groups. From 1996-1998 she served as the Vice President and General Manager of the Storage Products Division of Digital Equipment Corporation, where she grew divisional revenues from $1.2B to $1.8B/year. Ellen founded Tutelary, LLC in 1999.

Richard Lary holds 31 patents in computer and storage system design. He was a member of the core team that designed the VAX computer architecture at Digital Equipment Corportion in the 1970's, and a key architect and implementer of Digital's storage subsystem products in the 1980's. In 1994 he became the CTO of Digital's Storage Products Division, and continued as the CTO of Compaq Computer Corporation's Storage Products division from 1998 until 2000 when he joined TuteLary, LLC.

We have held Advisory Board positions in several venture-funded startup companies in the industry; 5 of these startups have successfully exited (via an IPO or an acquisition that returned >200% of investor  capital), 3 have unsuccessfully exited (via acquisitions returning <100% of investor capital), and 6 have died - that puts our success rate north of 35%, pretty good for this industry, and we expect several of our ongoing advisees to exit successfully as well...

You can send mail to us at tutelary @ this domain, or call us at 719-264-1990.