The Ansible Team

SAÏD ZIOUANI

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CO-FOUNDER & CEO

Saïd has over 20 years of experience in leadership, sales and engineering. He spent over 10 years at Red Hat, where he managed a global accounts team accountable for over $100M in annual revenue.  Saïd holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a Masters degree in Information Systems from Northeastern University.

MICHAEL DEHAAN

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CO-FOUNDER & CTO

Michael founded the Ansible project in 2012 as a result of a need to simplify real-world server automation problems. At Red Hat, Michael created and led the popular “DevOps”-friendly install server Cobbler and co-created the task execution system ‘Func’. Michael holds numerous patents and a B.S in Computer Science from NC State University.

TODD BARR

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SVP SALES & MARKETING

Todd has 15 years of experience leading marketing teams at enterprise software, SaaS and open source companies. Todd was the CMO at Alfresco, VP of marketing at Bandwidth.com and spent 6 years at Red Hat. Todd holds a BA in Radio, TV & Film and an MBA from UNC Chapel Hill.

TIM GERLA

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CO-FOUNDER & VP OF SERVICES

Tim has more than 10 years of experience building and selling infrastructure software, including software engineering, architecture, and sales engineering. Most recently he led a team of solutions architects at Eucalyptus as the Director of Solutions Engineering. Tim holds a B.S. in Information Technology Management from the University of Minnesota.

JEANMARIE MARTINKO

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VP OPERATIONS & GENERAL COUNSEL

Jeanmarie has over 20 years of corporate and legal experience in the technology sector with expertise in commercial transactions, technology licensing and general corporate governance and board matters. Jeanmarie’s prior in-house practice included management of the Americas legal team for outbound licensing at Red Hat and senior legal roles at Nortel Networks and Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions. She has a B.A. from American University and received her law degree from Temple University, Philadelphia.

GREG DEKOENIGSBERG

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VP OF COMMUNITY

Greg DeKoenigsberg is the Vice President of Community for Ansible, where he leads the company's relationship with the broader open source community. Greg has over a decade of open source advocacy and community leadership, building and leading communities for Eucalyptus and open source leader Red Hat. Greg has served as leader of the Fedora project, chair of the first Fedora Project Board, and Red Hat community liaison with the One Laptop Per Child project.

BOARD MEMBERS & INVESTORS

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Douglas C. Carlisle – Managing Director, Menlo Ventures

Doug has been at Menlo since 1982 and focuses on investments in the information technology sector. His current board seats and investments include : Check, Drivecam, LiveOps, Cellfire, Vidyo, Nexxo, Nlight Photonics, RF Surgical, and Readyforce.

Andreas von Blottnitz – Partner, e.ventures

Mr. Andreas von Blottnitz is an angel investor and on the advisory board at e.ventures. Prior to his Venture Capital work, Mr. von Blottnitz was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Citrix Online, Inc following Citrix’s acquisition of Expertcity in February 2004. He served as the Chief Executive Officer and President at Expertcity from 1999 until its acquisition by Citrix Systems. Mr. von Blottnitz also serves as a Director of AppFolio, RightScale, Eucalyptus, LogicMonitor, Lastline and Entersekt.  He was a Director of Sonos, Inc.