CloudOpt makes cloud adoption easy, putting scalable compute and storage within everyone's reach. CloudOpt'™ Speed-as-a-Servic™ is a revolutionary way to accelerate data movement from cloud-to-cloud or data center-to-cloud.
DAVE BUROW, CO-FOUNDER AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Dave Burow is the Co-Founder and CEO of CloudOpt, Inc. Beginning his career at IBM, he has more than 25 years of senior management experience in semiconductor, technical software and Internet service companies. In addition to holding SVP/GM positions at public companies Synopsys and Viewlogic, Dave has been CEO of a number of venture capital-backed start-ups including Catalytic, Arithmatica, CrossCheck Technology and SimuCAD and was COO at Silicon Architects.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from Purdue University and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago. Presently an advisor to Embrane, a network services software start-up, Dave also serves on the Board of Directors of Numetrics Management Systems Inc.
JOE HICKS, CO-FOUNDER AND BOARD MEMBER
Joe Hicks is the Co-Founder of CloudOpt, Inc. Prior to CloudOpt, Joe was most recently a Senior Product Manager at F5 Networks, where he was responsible for the Acceleration and WAN Optimization product lines. Joining during F5's startup phase, Joe was instrumental in driving growth while serving both in technical and sales engineering roles. In technical roles at F5, including Principal Network Engineer, he designed, implemented and troubleshot some of the largest and most complex networks at enterprises and websites around the world. In his sales engineering roles, he re-opened critical markets in Asia Pacific including China, Australia-New Zealand, and Latin America. Prior to F5 Networks, Joe held technical positions at several large enterprises, including Qwest Communications, PPG Industries, and Merck.
DAVE ASPREY, VICE PRESIDENT OF CLOUD SECURITY, TREND MICRO
Dave has worked in cloud computing, security, and virtualization for more than 10 years as a senior executive at a mix of service providers, software, and networking companies including Exodus (Savvis), Citrix (NetScaler), Akamai (Speedera), and Zeus (Riverbed). He ran strategic development for Citrix's virtualization business unit and has held various roles in his career such as VP Marketing, Product Manager, VP of Business Development, VP of Technology, and VP of Corporate Development. Dave has also been an Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR) at Trinity Ventures.
Dave created two early cloud offerings and is a prolific speaker and blogger. His cloud writing has been published by the New York Times, GigaOm, Fortune, and PWC.
NICK HEYMAN, FORMER DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS, FACEBOOK, PLAYDOM & TWITTER
Nick is a Web-scale Infrastructure expert who was in charge of operations at Facebook, Playdom, and Twitter. He handled Facebook's explosive traffic when the site grew from 3 million to 13 million users and beyond. Earlier in his career, he brought his operations expertise to Homestead, Friendster, Feedster, Videoegg, and Zazzle. He is also a member of Webmonsters.