Two-Time Super Bowl-Winning Quarterback & Five-Time NFL MVP
Legendary quarterback Peyton Manning, the NFL’s only five-time Most Valuable Player and a 14-time Pro Bowl selection, has earned his place among the greatest quarterbacks in league history as the leader in nearly every statistical passing category. In 2016, Manning led the Denver Broncos to a 24-10 win over the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50, making him the first starting quarterback in NFL history to win a Super Bowl with two different teams…
Lindsay is responsible for the U.S. business, marketing, sales and operations across the cloud and infrastructure (Enterprise) portfolio of products including Windows Server, Azure, System Center, SQL, Enterprise Mobility and Visual Studio. Lindsay leads the cloud business and P&L for the US market and is a Founder of Women in Partner organization, created to support Building, Empowering and Inspiring female leaders in Microsoft and our Microsoft Partner Network.
Phil Goodwin is a Research Director within IDC’s Storage Systems and Software research practice. He provides insight and analysis on evolving industry trends, vendor performance, and the impact of new technology. Mr. Goodwin is responsible for producing and delivering timely, in-depth market research focused on Data Protection, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery, and Data Availability. He takes a holistic view of these markets, with research covering risk analysis, service level requirements and cost/benefit calculations.
Ziv Kedem is founder and Chief Executive Officer for Zerto. He leads the company’s corporate direction and vision. Previously, he co-founded Kashya Inc., now EMC RecoverPoint, where he served as Chief Technology Officer and developed the industry’s most widely used storage replication solution for disaster recovery. Prior to founding Kashya, Ziv co-founded a successful outsourcing business and served as a research scientist in an elite research unit of the Intelligence Corps for the IDF.
SVP of Product, Zerto
Rob Strechay is the Senior Vice President of Product for Zerto. Working with customers, partners, engineering and the rest of the Zerto executive team to ensure an innovative roadmap and delivery of quality software. Prior to joining Zerto, Rob was the Worldwide Director of Product Management and Marketing for Software-defined Storage, Hyper-converged and Manageability at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. In addition to HPE, Rob held executive and management roles at NetApp, Akorri (acq. By NetApp), and a global 200 financial services company, where Rob was Director for disaster recovery and storage services.
Senior Analyst, Forrester
Naveen serves Infrastructure & Operations Professionals, delivering strategic guidance to Forrester’s vendor and end user clients. He helps enterprises develop and execute cloud strategies, as well as design and deliver the services that I&O Professionals must enable to support the BT agenda. His research coverage includes cloud services, IT (process) automation, and services management.
VP, Global Cloud and Channel
Jim Ortbals is a seasoned channel leader with nearly 20 years of experience in the technology industry, including ten years combined in the channel at VMware and Cisco. His expertise lies in developing new routes to market, with strong skills in people development, partner development and partner-centric operational discipline. Prior to Zerto, Ortbals served as the Director of Commercial and Cloud Partner Sales at VMware, preceded by channel & sales leadership roles at VOSS Solutions, Allot Communications and Cisco. A Miami University graduate, Jim is based in Kansas City, MO.
Lead Architect, HPE Complete Engineering
Robert Wilcox is the lead architect within HPE Complete Engineering. With a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Washington State University, Robert has 12 years of experience testing MSA, XP, and 3PAR storage products within HPE. Robert’s current responsibilities include the definition, qualification, and support of HPE Complete solutions. Along with this, he focuses on integrating HPE Complete solutions with public cloud offerings and the HPE ecosystem.
Director of Application Interop & Product Management, ExaGrid
Tom Gillispie, Director of Application Interop & Product Management at ExaGrid, has over 30 years in software engineering and management in the data protection, storage, storage management and networking arenas. Tom has been with ExaGrid for 11 years, where he specializes in leading storage software projects and teams, as well as providing technical briefings for customers and strategic partners. Prior to joining ExaGrid, Tom worked at Revivio and Sun Microsystems where he managed the engineering teams. Tom holds a BSEE from Carnegie Mellon University. When not working, Tom enjoys boating, home automation projects, and restoring pinball machines.
Sr. Director, Product Management, Navisite
Leveraging his technical background and consulting skills, Chris Patterson was a key player in building Navisite’s cloud computing platform, NaviCloud, from the ground up and is responsible for overseeing its continual upgrades and improvement making sure it meets clients evolving needs from both a technical and business perspective. In addition, he oversees the development and implementation teams for Navisite’s Desktop-as-a-Service and NaviCloud Intelligent Storage solutions. Prior to joining Navisite, Patterson spent nine years at MTM technologies as the Director of Information Security Services, where he gained extensive experience developing and consulting on security policies in a variety of different industries including financial, retail, legal, health care, and public sector. Chris holds a Bachelors of Science in nuclear engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and currently lives in Delaware.
IT Principal Technologist, Cigna
Tom has a passion for Disaster Recovery, with over twenty-five years’ experience in the technology service industry, and a diverse datacenter background, working Public Safety, experiencing hurricanes, and tornadoes. He has extensive technical experience in virtualization, storage, open systems technologies, high-speed low latency transaction solutions, system consolidation across multiple operating systems (Linux, Windows), and high-availability disaster recovery designs. Tom is also a Zerto Advisory Board member.
Chief Innovation Officer, Flexential
Jason leads a team focused on defining, assessing and providing direction on the changing technology landscape of Flexential’s business and customers. He has over 25 years’ leadership experience in product architecture, software engineering, and technical sales and support, including at Sun Microsystems, where he was honored as a Distinguished Engineer. His book “Building N1 Grid Solutions,” was one of the first books about combined use of virtualization and automation.
Senior Product Manager, iland
Omar Torres is a Senior Product Manager for DRaaS at iland Cloud. With over 20-years of industry experience in data center technologies, specifically service provider space, he brings a unique blend of focus and insight to drive the ongoing development and innovation behind iland’s industry-leading cloud platform. Omar’s experience with the growing adoption of public/hybrid cloud services, launching several DRaaS/BaaS platforms in the SI/VAR space and overall data protection best practices positions Omar as a thought leader in the DRaaS space. He also held a 4-year seat on VMware’s Partner Technical Advisory Board during 2009-2012.
Chief Innovation Officer, Expedient
John’s responsibilities at Expedient include setting the product direction, evaluating emerging technologies and partners, complex solution design for prospects and customers, and evangelizing Expedient as an overall brand. He is active in the technology community and is frequently cited in technology articles and by analysts covering the cloud and IaaS space.
System Administrator IV with HNTB
Current team lead of the systems side of infrastructure operations. Overseeing the data center, storage, backups and virtualization for HNTB. Last year completed a DR team project by implementing Zerto for tier 1 legacy applications within the company.
Director of Solution Engineering for North American Channel Sales & ITO, Sungard AS
Derek has worked with products ranging from disaster recovery, cloud hosting, IT hardware, records management and imaging services. Derek and his team focus on enabling distributors, VARs and technology resellers/integrators to identify optimal use cases within their customer base.
Vice President of Cloud Hosting Operations, Ceridian
Darren is responsible for delivering on the global cloud strategy for Ceridian’s SaaS human capital management platform, Dayforce. Darren graduated from the University of Florida and has 24 years of experience in the IT arena supporting mission critical web-based applications and services.
Associate Director, Disaster Recovery and Storage Services, Brown University
Nancy is the Director of Disaster Recovery and Storage Services at Brown University a private Ivy League research university in Providence, Rhode Island. Nancy is a proven leader in IT infrastructure, data storage and disaster recovery with over 30 years’ experience. Most recently Nancy has been focused on large scale cloud storage and cloud disaster recovery solutions and testing. Her work at Brown has delivered a well-architected disaster recovery solution, as well as a multi-petabyte campus storage solution. She enjoys working with University Researchers, Faculty, Students and Staff as she enables there projects to flourish by providing IT infrastructure resources that meet evolving needs.
Systems Administrator, ClearPath Mutual Insurance Co.
Rubyanne O’Bryan has been in the Insurance industry for over 40 years. During the 1980s as computers came into the workplace Rubyanne loved working with the software and became the “unofficial” go-to person for computer support and help. It was a natural progression for her to become a Systems Administrator handling various aspects of network security, hardware, and software upgrades. Rubyanne has been involved in several network upgrades/changes while at ClearPath Mutual Insurance (formerly KESA) over the past 18 years and has always strived to make these changes seamless to the end users.
Managing Director, Disaster Recovery & Data Center Services, United Airlines
Julietta Pisano has over 20 years experience as an IT professional in the Aviation and Financial Services industries. During her tenure at Continental, she was responsible for managing Network Operations during and after the United/Continental merger in 2011. Her leadership in this role during this transformative period made her the right candidate to lead United’s Disaster Recovery & Data Center initiatives in 2015. Julietta is currently responsible of rolling phases one and two of their DR strategy which include ensuring resilience for their customer-facing and operational systems.
Vice President, Information Technology, Server Infrastructure, People’s United Bank
Before joining People’s United Bank, Ted worked for an IT Managed Services Provider in Manhattan. His focus was designing and implementing IT infrastructure solutions for financial services clients. He was an early adopter of Zerto (since 2010), and has utilized this solution for a majority of his clients. Upon coming to People’s, he evaluated the current DR/BCP plan and brought Zerto in-house.
Server Analyst, UW Health
Brandon is a backup specialist for UW Health, working with a myriad of storage solutions while supporting IBM TSM and Commvault. Recently, he has played a pivotal role in UW Health’s Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery initiative, working with application teams to protect critical applications. He has innovated processes and procedures to properly tier applications and runbook creation. Brandon’s prior roles were at Pitt Community College and Metrics Inc.
Infrastructure Specialist, Maritz
Michael is as Infrastructure Specialist at Maritz assisting to develop, deliver, and maintain an enterprise computing environment which is secure, stable, progressive, and has an emphasis on customer service. Michael is also instrumental to Martiz’s DR strategy for internal sites along with using Zerto & AWS. Michael is responsible for Maritz infrastructure for future expansion into multi & hybrid-cloud offerings to their Business Units. Michael has worked in IT infrastructure for 15+ years using VMware, VCAP, vExpert, a VMUG leader in St. Louis Area and a member of the VMUG Leader Advisory Board.
Offering Manager, VMware Solutions, IBM
Jordan Shamir is an Offering Manager for IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions, focusing on Disaster Recovery, Backup, and Migration. He graduated from Babson College with a Business Administration degree and currently resides in Austin, Texas.
Director of Product Management, TierPoint
Director of Product Management at TierPoint, Dale Levesque, is responsible for the ongoing development of the company’s Portal and Recovery Services portfolio including disaster recovery and backup as a service. His experience spans a number of strategic technology roles, including the deployment of international fixed broadband wireless infrastructure and management of global software development teams in the enterprise virtualization space.
Director of Enterprise Delivery & Support, HCA
Ed serves as the Director of Enterprise Delivery & Support, providing compute and virtualization project and support services, for all non-clinical applications servicing the enterprise. He has 29 years of IT experience, ranging from physical cabling, to network, to compute and virtualization. He is a veteran, having spent 9 years in the United States Air Force from 1990 to 1999. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in IT Management.
Lee is an 18yr veteran of HCA’s IT team, with over a decade of experience designing and administering their 30,000 VM infrastructure. Having introduced Zerto three years ago, HCA currently protects 350 applications, 2,900 VMs and 1.4PB of data. He is presently the design lead over HCA’s Private Cloud initiative, which consolidates 15 divisions, with a combined ~10,000 VMs, into four corporate datacenters.
Assistant Vice President of Infrastructure Services, HCA
In his nearly 19 years with HCA, Joshua Surre has worked with many different technologies including Infrastructure Design and Delivery, Storage, Data Protection and Quality Assurance. Today, as Assistant Vice President of Infrastructure Services, he has responsibility for HCA’s Public and Private Cloud environments, Storage and Data Protection, Windows and Virtualization as well as Clinical and Enterprise Infrastructure support and Delivery. Outside of his work, Joshua enjoys spending time hiking with his wife and three children and playing classical guitar.
Enterprise Infrastructure Architect, Mazuma Credit Union
Mr. Speckman is a highly experienced senior technology infrastructure expert, and is currently the Enterprise Infrastructure Architect for Mazuma Credit Union in Kansas City. Scott is very active in the Kansas City technology community and is frequently sought after as an SME in his practice area.
In his 25+ year career he has earned a reputation as a skilled professional having leadership, design and execution responsibilities for numerous high-profile enterprise technology transformations, and innovative applications for current and emerging platforms. Scott has deep knowledge and practical application of enterprise applications, data analytics, networking, server, storage, security, telecommunications, and DR/BC. He is leading an ongoing aggressive cloud migration program for Mazuma in both MS Azure and AWS, and has established a track record of consistent and dependable delivery for many SaaS migration initiatives for the credit union.
Scott earned his BS in Computer Science from the University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas.
Director, IS Infrastructure, UW Health
Michael has more than 15 years of experience in engineering, architecture, and management of enterprise services and solutions. He has extensive knowledge in the areas of strategy, development, delivery, and the business development of Managed Services and solutions. Previously, he held roles at CDW and CUNA Mutual Group. He is now a technical thought leader in enterprise team and currently responsible for modernizing the IT resilience strategy at UW Health.
Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Principal Systems Engineer, United Airlines
Mariandrea Graterón is the Technical Lead for United’s Airlines Disaster Recovery program. She managed United’s first implementation of its disaster recovery strategy. Mariandrea is currently leading the DR Operations team and is currently focused on the design and implementation of a recovery orchestration tool and developing solutions to avoid configuration drift between primary and DR sites. She joined United in 2010 and previously served as a Principal Integration Engineer for the Infrastructure PMO where she designed and deployed large projects and programs.
Manager, Systems Administration, Deloitte
Richard works for the Deloitte US firm on the Engineering Services team. His team is responsible for design and architecture of the Virtualization and Compute environment for the Deloitte US Firm. In his 20+ years working in IT, he has enjoyed having the opportunity to work in many different technology areas from networking, compute, firewalls and virtualization. Richard enjoys taking on new challenges and finding creative ways to solve them.
Director of IT Infrastructure and Security, Frointier Airlines
Chris is responsible for ensuring a stable and secure IT infrastructure with Services Desk, Network and Telecom Engineering, Security and Systems Engineering and Airport Station Support for Frontier Airlines.
Gil Levonai is Chief Marketing Officer for Zerto. He spearheads marketing, supporting the corporate vision by leading the go-to-market strategy. With more than 20 years of experience in various technology management disciplines including marketing, product management, sales, business development and R&D, Gil most recently served as principal at Gil Levonai Strategic Marketing, a consulting firm specializing in high-tech marketing. He previously served as vice president of marketing and strategy at NextNine, a company providing service automation solutions to global enterprises.
Chief Architect, Zerto
Oded Kedem is co-founder and Chief Architect for Zerto. He is responsible for the technical design and delivery of Zerto Virtual Replication and leading the vision for the evolution of the product. A seasoned storage industry veteran, Oded previously served as director of software development for EMC, where he managed the entire RecoverPoint (formerly Kashya) research and development organization. Prior to leadership roles at Kashya and EMC, Oded worked on algorithmic research at Expand Networks, specializing in networking and WAN optimization.
Technical Evangelist, Zerto
Gijsbert Janssen Van Doorn
Gijsbert Janssen van Doorn is a Technology Evangelist at Zerto with a focus on helping customers understand and adopt IT resilience. Before taking on the role as Technology Evangelist he spent 3 years working in the field as a Zerto Systems Engineer. Prior to Zerto, Gijsbert was a Sales Engineer at Nexenta Systems supporting the sales of Software Defined Storage. Gijsbert has over 15 years of experience in IT and has been involved in designing and implementing large IT infrastructures at both enterprises and large cloud service providers.
Product Manager, Zerto
In this millennia Lee has lead Product Management in a number of successful enterprise software startups in the Boston Area. Just before coming to Zerto he headed up the post-acquisition integration of Simplivity HyperConverged products into HPE. Outside of work he spends as much time as possible with his family in the Finger Lakes Region of Upstate New York.
Technical Evangelist, Zerto
Steve Blow is a Technology Evangelist at Zerto. Among other things, he is responsible for both helping customers succeed in their digital transformation journeys using Zerto’s IT Resilience Platform. Steve has a particular interest in automation, particularly all things API. Prior, steve was responsible for helping customers to identify the technical requirements for their business and overcome technology challenges, and managing the technical onboarding globally for Zerto within IBM Resiliency Services. Steve has over 14 years of industry experience in IT solutions architecture, design, engineering and support.
Global Product Marketing Manager, Zerto
Andy Fernandez is a Global Product Marketing Manager at Zerto. With a focus on product marketing and launches, he strives to translate technical innovation to business value. After spending years in various technology companies and entrepreneurial pursuits, Andy is focused on launching industry leading products and accelerating their adoption.
Technical Support Engineer, Level 3, Zerto
Ryan has been around the block and back on the customer side of the tech world. He has over 20 years of IT experience in a variety of sectors such as government, higher education, manufacturing, retail, advertising/media, financial/economic consulting, and with a variety of organization sizes from just 3 to over 30,000. Over the past three years, Ryan has used his extensive customer experience to become an invaluable part of the Technical Support team. He holds a dual role as a senior engineer on the Support team and as a Technical Account Manager on the Professional Services team helping one of Zerto’s Fortune 150 customers. Ryan graduated from Northeastern University with a degree in Business Administration in 2002. Before college, his love of technology began while using IRC and creating web content for local businesses looking to get on the Internet for the first time.
Kyle is a Microsoft certified Azure Solutions Architect Expert, and Zerto IT Resilience Expert. His goal as a Solutions Architect, is to help businesses become more resilient and to prepare them for what the future brings on the technical frontier. In a world that changes, and scales faster than we can blink, evolving at the same pace is critical. That is what I help bring to the table.
Director of Product Management
Chris Duffy is the Director of Product Management for Zerto. Chris has 20 years of industry experience driving enterprise storage, BCDR, and backup & recovery solutions and strategies. Championing customer and partner requirements, he drives strategic roadmap for Zerto’s industry leading IT Resilience Platform. Prior to joining Zerto, Chris was Senior Product Manager at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, driving BURA initiatives in the Storage team. Before HPE, lead Product Management at Copan Systems, a storage startup acquired by SGI. Prior to that, Chris was part of EMC’s eLab organization.
Senior Systems Engineer
Nick Scuola is a Senior Solutions Engineer for Strategic Accounts here at Zerto. Prior to joining the Zerto ranks, Nick was a Zerto customer and brings a unique blend of experience across multiple industries leveraging the Zerto platform. Nick was selected as an inaugural VMware vExpert PRO for his contributions to the virtualization community. Nick has also been awarded the title of vExpert for 3 years running. Nick has had the distinct honor of serving as a co-leader of the VMware User Group (VMUG) in New York City. During his career, Nick has also achieved numerous vendor certifications from vendors such as VMware, Amazon, and Microsoft. Nick is also a veteran of the United States Marine Corps having served in Kuwait and Iraq during Operation Enduring/Iraqi Freedom.
Tyler Nasseth is an IT Professional living in Los Angeles, CA. He has a long history working in all aspects of IT for various companies throughout his career deploying x86 server, virtualization, networking and enterprise storage technology and has spent the last 8 years helping his customers in a sales engineering role for companies from the likes of DELL, Compellent, Tintri and most recently, taking on a new role as a Systems Engineer for Zerto in early 2018, Tyler is now focused on helping his customers with their IT resilience strategy with a single platform.
Sales Engineering Manager
As the Southeast Regional Sales Engineering Manager for Zerto, Mark and his team are focused on enabling customers to leverage Zerto’s IT Resilience Platform to enable business availability and hybrid cloud mobility. Prior to Zerto Mark spent 19 years with EMC. He has over 30 years of leadership experience in the IT industry both on the customer and vendor side. He has focused on numerous technologies and disciplines including compute, storage, network, disaster recovery, performance and capacity planning. Mark proudly served as an officer in the United States Air Force for 8 years and holds a MS in Computer Systems from the Air Force Institute of Technology and a BS in Computer Science from Murray State University.
Technical Support Engineer, Level 2
Eitan is Technical Support Engineer, Level 2 and has been working for Zerto for a little over two years now. Eitan enjoys creating scripts that will ease the work of the Zerto support engineers.
John Flisher is the Principal SE for Zerto, aligned with Global and Enterprise customers. John leads the technical charter for these large customers by engaging in architecture discussions, education planning, and in-depth consultation that aligns with business outcomes.
Before his tenor as a Sr.Technical Consultant and Sales Engineer, John worked in data center management for 9 years with a focus on virtualization, storage and information security. After a successful career that sought out new technologies (VDI, Virtual Storage, Software defined Networking, and Security through IDS) John now shares his background and knowledge with his customers. By discussing the depth of the Zerto Platform with all its functional use cases, John focuses on maximum return on investment for these large enterprises.
Alex Schenck is a Solutions Architect specializing in Public Cloud Environments at Zerto, where he helps design, architect, and consult on data protection solutions for vSphere, AWS, and Azure connected environments. He has over 10 years of enterprise data protection experience and holds active industry certifications including AWS Solutions Architect and VMware Certified Professional. He is an active member in the vCommunity, is a vExpert, and is on the Providence VMUG Steering Committee. He holds a BS in IT from New England Institute of Technology and an MS in Management from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Alex is a resident of Cumberland, Rhode Island, where he lives with his wife Melissa, and enjoys flying, travel, and archery in his spare time.
Sr. Manager, Systems Engineering
David Aldrich is the Senior Manager – Sales Engineering for the US West at Zerto currently residing in sunny San Diego, CA. He has a long history working in all aspects of IT having spent many years on the customer side in various engineering roles supporting a variety of finical firms in the New York City area helping to deploy and support virtualization, networking and enterprise storage technologies, David is now focused on helping his customers achieve their IT resilience strategy with a single platform.
Chris has been instrumental in the success of some of the industry’s most key companies over the past 15 years in IT. Chris’ background includes Sun Microsystems, EMC, Dell/Compellent and Tegile. He’s held various roles in technical marketing, sales engineering, product marketing and evangelism. At Zerto, Chris’ primary focus is to provide technical pre-sales to global enterprise accounts. Chris received his BS in Management Information Systems (MIS) at San Jose State University.
Manager, Systems Engineering
Joe Bellone is the World Wide manager for the Zerto’s Subject Matter Expert organization within System Engineering. He also manages the Boston based System Engineering team. Joe has worked at Zerto for over 2.5 years. Previously, Joe worked at EMC as director of Corporate Systems Engineering in the Unified Storage Division. Joe also built and headed up the Global Technical Account Management program for EMC.
Joe has over 20 years in the IT Industry. He’s worked with a wide range of customer’s, helping them solve their business challenges through innovative technical solutions. He’s passionate about helping customer’s and has an extensive track record of successful engagements.
Senior Systems Engineer, Zerto
Wes Carroll is a Senior Solutions Engineer for Strategic Accounts at Zerto. With a career spanning over 20 years, Wes has been responsible for almost every part of the IT ecosystem from end user computing to architecture and design. Prior to coming to Zerto, Wes was a Zerto customer using Zerto not only as their BCDR platform of choice, but for M&A activities to consolidate over 20 datacenters down to 5 over the course of 24 months. Today, Wes is focused on leveraging automation to further enhance his customers’ IT resilience capabilities.
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