Zetta.net's founders are the team who commercialized the web as the leaders of Netscape. They come from companies like EqualLogic, EMC, RSA, Symantec and VeriSign and are collectively responsible for some of the Internet's best known distributed computing standards including: HTTP Cookies, SSL, HTTP Proxying, Server Push and Global Load Balancing.
Mike Grossman, CEO
Mike Grossman has spent 20 years as an entrepreneurial CEO, running a series of innovative, venture capital funded SaaS companies. Most recently, Mike was CEO of SugarSync, a leading cloud storage provider acquired in March 2015 by j2 Global. Prior to SugarSync, Mike was CEO of three other venture backed SaaS companies: Attributor, Tempo Payments, and LiveCapital. Mike also has significant experience with larger companies, including Johnson & Johnson, McKinsey & Company, and Intuit. Mike has degrees in economics and law from Harvard University.
Jeff Whitehead, Vice President of Technical Operations, Engineering, and CTO, Co-founder
Most recently Jeff Whitehead spent more than two years as CIO of Shutterfly. At Shutterfly Jeff led the IT and production operations staff through a rapid growth phase from less than one petabyte of online storage to more than six petabytes while improving availability from less than 99% to more than 99.99%. Prior to its acquisition by Shutterfly, Jeff was co-founder of Memory Matrix and led all technical operations. Jeff was previously Director of Operations for Shopping.com, Dealtime and Epinions. Jeff began his career in Silicon Valley as one of the first website administrators at Netscape developing techniques commonly known now as global load balancing.
Lou Montulli, Zetta.net Co-founder & Chief Scientist
Most recently Lou Montulli was VP of Engineering at Shutterfly. Prior to its acquisition by Shutterfly, Lou was co-founder and CEO of Memory Matrix, a company that built highly scalable consumer photo services applications. Prior to that Lou was a co-founder and director of operations at Epinions.com. Lou was a founding engineer at Netscape Communications where his responsibilities included the first cross-product networking and caching libraries, cookies, and many other key innovations in HTTP and HTML. Lou was a key early innovator in the web having written the Lynx web browser while at the University of Kansas.
Mark Seaman, Vice President of Sales
Mark brings more than 18 years of sales management experience to Zetta, having led sales teams in a variety of technology companies ranging from early stage start-ups to $15 billion in accounts. Most recently, Mark served as Vice President of Sales at Soonr where he was responsible for all facets of revenue and business development. Prior to Soonr, Mark served in sales leadership roles for SugarSync, Demandbase, WebCollage, Channel Intelligence, Nextron Communications, and as founder and Vice President of Sales at Creative Associates.
Peter Chantel, Chief Financial Officer
Peter Chantel brings more than 24 years of senior financial leadership to Zetta. Most recently he served as CFO for SugarSync where he helped to drive the financial strategy which led to its acquisition by J2 Global. Chanel has also held CFO positions with Akimbo Systems and Signatures Network and was a co-founder of OnVideon, Inc. He has additionally served in financial executive and analyst positions with AT&T and Colony Capital. Chantel holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from DePaul University.