Carmine J. NapolitanoChief Executive Officer
Carmine “CJ” Napolitano is the CEO of Electric Cloud, the leader in DevOps release automation. Mr. Napolitano has over 25 years of experience in general, financial, and technology management in public and private companies. He has completed over $500MM in financial transactions including an IPO, 3 exits, and over a dozen financings. He has been part of industry leading teams at Paradata, Blekko, Computer Access Technologies, LeCroy, Centric Software, and Wavefront Technologies. These companies all pioneered new markets and in some cases were ahead of their time.
Mr. Napolitano earned his MBA from New York University, and BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Anders WallgrenChief Technology Officer
Anders Wallgren is Chief Technology Officer of Electric Cloud. Anders brings with him over 25 years of in-depth experience designing and building commercial software. Prior to joining Electric Cloud, Anders held executive positions at Aceva, Archistra, and Impresse. Anders also held management positions at Macromedia (MACR), Common Ground Software and Verity (VRTY), where he played critical technical leadership roles in delivering award winning technologies such as Macromedia’s Director 7 and various Shockwave products.
Anders holds a B.SC from MIT.
Wesley G. PullenChief Strategy Officer (DevOps and Corporate Development)
Wesley Pullen is the Chief DevOps Strategist at Electric Cloud. In this capacity, he leads the strategy for DevOps, Release Automation and Continuous Delivery (CD) solutions for Electric Cloud. Wesley brings over 20 years of industry experience in enterprise products in Application Release Automation (ARA), Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), IT Service Management (ITSM) and Application Performance Monitoring (APM). Prior to joining Electric Cloud, he held leadership positions with CollabNet, Automic (now CA), and BMC.
Wesley holds a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Pittsburgh.
Sam FellVice President of Marketing
Sam Fell is the Head of Marketing at Electric Cloud, responsible for driving awareness and demand for our DevOps Release Automation and Acceleration solutions. For 20 years, Sam has helped companies achieve success with DevOps Release Automation, IT Change Management and Application Performance Management solutions. Prior to joining Electric Cloud, Sam held leadership roles at BMC, CA, Marimba and Nimsoft.
Sam holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Illinois Wesleyan University.
Mohan DattatreyaGeneral Manager, Acceleration Solutions
Mohan is responsible for product management, product delivery & strategy for Acceleration solutions at ElectricCloud. Mohan brings over 20 years of leadership experience in delivering innovative products at startups as well as at large companies. Prior to joining Electric Cloud, Mohan held leadership roles at Nortel Networks, Tasman Networks, SeriousEnergy and Cisco Systems.
Mohan holds a M.S in Computer Science from Stanford University and an MBA from Santa Clara University.
Anand AhireGeneral Manager, VP Product Management
Anand Ahire is the General Manager of our DevOps Release Automation solution. He is responsible for the product management, strategy and execution of ElectricFlow. For last 20 years Anand has led market dominating products in the DevOps, IT Service Management and CRM domains. Prior to Electric Cloud, he led product management at BMC Software and eGain Communications.
Anand holds an MBA degree from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics and Telecommunications.
Doug has invested approximately $225 million into 33 startups over the past 19 years, with 22 realizations totaling over $800 million. After joining Rembrandt in late 2005, he successfully led Rembrandt’s efforts to establish a base of institutional investors to fund the firm’s investments moving forward. He currently sits on the boards of Electric Cloud, Netuitive, Needle and SmartRecruiters.
Prior to joining Rembrandt Venture Partners, Doug was a Senior Partner at Argo Global Capital in Boston from 2001 to late 2005. He has been involved in funding, managing, and developing technology companies for over 25 years. His prior experience includes being SVP for Acquisitions and Strategic Ventures at SAIC, a Fortune 250 company in La Jolla, CA. He was Co-Founder, COO & CFO of Multum Information Services and President of Ceon Corporation, where he collectively raised over $75 million in Venture Capital. He also held positions at Salomon Brothers Inc., as an Associate in Venture Capital, and at Prudential-Bache where he worked as an Associate in Corporate Finance. Doug received his MBA from Columbia Business School and his Bachelor’s degree in Economics/Pre-Med from DePauw University.
If change is the only constant, then it’s the unique qualities of each entrepreneur that keeps Steve Krausz, General Partner at U.S. Venture Partners passionate about working with startups. “I get excited about creation in technology,” says Steve, who joined USVP in 1985. “It’s exciting to see new generations of entrepreneurs who bring leadership to their organizations. These are people who can paint a picture of success that makes others want to join them, who can liberate others to be their best.”
Steve currently serves on the boards of Active-Semi, Appthority, Box (NYSE: BOX), Cato Networks, Electric Cloud, Exablox, Inside Sales (observer), Kaiam, Megapath, Prevoty, Quantifind, Quixey, Smartling, Xirrus and ZEFR.
Steve also serves on the board of the WAVC, the World Affairs Council, the Stanford GSB Trust and DAPER. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from Stanford Business School, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar.
Jason Sydow is an Investment Partner at Siemens Venture Capital, based in Palo Alto, CA. He focuses on investments in advanced manufacturing and industrial technologies. Specific areas of interest include cyber security, industrial automation, PLM software, industrial analytics, Internet of Things, and industrial software.
As Jason is based in the U.S., he is an employee of Siemens Financial Services, Inc. and may not provide investment advice to any third parties.
Prior to joining Siemens Venture Capital, Jason was a Partner with QuestMark Partners, an expansion stage Venture Capital firm focused on Technology and Enterprise Software. Jason led investments in Enpirion (co-led, acquired by Altera), NComputing, and Guavus. He also served on the board of RF Code (holding acquired by Yet2 Ventures). Previously, Jason led licensing and new company formation for engineering and physical sciences in the tech transfer office of Arizona State University. Jason was the general manager for medical batteries at EaglePicher Technologies, an energy storage company. Initially, he worked 4 years at The Boston Consulting Group as a consultant and project leader.
Jason received his Ph.D. in Physics from Cornell University, an MPhil from the University of Strathclyde in the United Kingdom as a Marshall Scholar, and a B.S. from the University of Virginia.
John Ousterhout is Founder and Board Chairman of Electric Cloud, Inc. He is also the creator of the Tcl scripting language and is well known for his work in distributed operating systems, high-performance file systems, and user interfaces.
Prior to Electric Cloud, John was Founder and CEO of Scriptics Corporation (acquired by Interwoven (IWOV)), Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems (SUNW), and Professor of Computer Science at U.C. Berkeley.
John holds a BS degree in Physics from Yale University and a PhD in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University. He is a Member of the National Academy of Engineering and has received numerous awards, including the ACM Software System Award, the ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award, the National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award, and the U.C. Berkeley Distinguished Teaching Award.
With more than 35 years of global and cross-industry experience in a wide variety of technology-based operating, investing and advising roles, Frederick is a proven leader with an established track record of creating industry level solutions, transforming organizations and building businesses.
Frederick’s operating experience includes various CEO positions and executive roles in the strategy, sales, marketing, development, service and finance functions in variety of public and private SaaS and enterprise software and systems companies. Frederick’s consulting experience includes leading and building the global strategy and technology practice at Arthur Andersen Business Consulting. Tom’s venture capital experience includes formerly serving as a general partner at Venrock Associates.
Gene is a multiple award winning CTO, researcher and author. He was founder and CTO of Tripwire for 13 years. He has written three books, including The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win, The Visible Ops Handbook and the newly-released The DevOps Handbook.
Gene has been studying high performing technology organizations since 1999. He is a huge fan of IT operations, and how it can enable developers to maximize throughput of features from “code complete” to “in production,” without causing chaos and disruption to the IT environment. He has worked with some of the top Internet companies on improving deployment flow and increasing the rigor around IT operational processes.
Gene has been advising Electric Cloud since 2013, when we partnered with Gene and IT Revolution to found the DevOps Enterprise Summit – which has become the premier industry event since its launch. Gene has also been part of the team behind Puppet State of DevOps Report for four years, which has surveyed more than 25,000 technical professionals worldwide to better understand the technical practices, cultural norms, and lean management practices we associate with DevOps, along with Jez Humble and Dr. Nicole Forsgren.
In 2007, ComputerWorld added Gene to the “40 Innovative IT People Under The Age Of 40” list, and he was given the Outstanding Alumnus Award by the Department of Computer Sciences at Purdue University for achievement and leadership in the profession.
Gary Gruver is a consultant that spends his time running workshops with large organizations to help them transform their software development and delivery processes.
He is the author of “Starting and Scaling DevOps in the Enterprise” and co-author of two other books. Leading the Transformation “Applying Agile and DevOps principles at Scale” and A Practical Approach to Large Scale Agile Development “How HP Transformed LaserJet FutureSmart Firmware”.
He is also an experienced executive with a proven track record of transforming software development and delivery processes in large organizations. First as the R&D director of the LaserJet FW group that completely transformed how they developed embedded FW. Then as VP of QA, Release, and Operations at Macy’s.com leading the journey toward Continuous Delivery.
Dr. Nicole Forsgren
Dr Nicole Forsgren is an IT impacts expert who is best known for her work with tech professionals and as the lead investigator on the largest DevOps studies to date. She is a consultant, expert, and researcher in knowledge management, IT adoption and impacts, and DevOps.
In a previous life, she was a professor, sysadmin, and hardware performance analyst. She has been awarded public and private research grants (funders include NASA and the NSF), and her work has been featured in various media outlets and several peer-reviewed journals and conferences. She holds a PhD in Management Information Systems and a Masters in Accounting.
John Willis is a lead in container systems. He was the founder of a company called Socketplane that applied Software Defined Networking to container systems. Socketplane was acquired in 2015. Previous to founding SocketPlane in Fall 2014, John was the Chief DevOps Evangelist at Dell, which he joined following the Enstratius acquisition in May 2013. He has also held past executive roles at Opscode/Chef and Canonical/Ubuntu.
John is the author of 7 IBM Redbooks and is co-author of the “Devops Handbook” along with authors Gene Kim and Jez Humble. The best way to reach John is through his twitter handle @botchagalupe.
Steve Brodie was CEO at Electric Cloud. He has over 25 years of experience as a leader in the enterprise software industry, introducing new technologies to the market for both venture-backed startups and leading enterprise IT organizations. Prior to joining Electric Cloud, Steve was Group Vice President and General Manager of the Application Lifecycle Management Business Unit at Serena Software, where he spearheaded the Orchestrated ALM strategy as well as the company’s entry and growth in release management, a cornerstone technology for DevOps. Prior to Serena, Steve served as President and Chief Products & Marketing Officer at Skytap, a leading provider of self-service cloud automation solutions, where he was responsible for delivering the world’s first VMware-based public cloud. He also led the Load Testing and Application Performance Management product teams at HP/Mercury Interactive and previously held senior product management positions at IBM/Rational.
Steve holds a Bachelor of Science degree in computer and systems engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and is a graduate of the executive management program at the University of Washington.