Zetta'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.
Ali Jenab, CEO
Ali Jenab, an industry veteran with more than 25 years of experience, was the CEO and president of SourceForge. Prior to that, he was with VA Linux and played a key role in transforming the company from a Linux hardware server company into a software, services and media company that included SourceForge. Jenab also spent 17 years at Amdahl Corporation, rising to group president of Amdahl's Technology Division. Previous roles at Amdahl included VP of Strategic Business, VP of Worldwide Marketing and VP of Systems Marketing where he was responsible for S/390, Unix and NT server and storage products.
Jeff Whitehead, Vice President of Technical Operations 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 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.
Eddie Tsiao, Vice President of Engineering
Eddie Tsiao brings more than 15 years of engineering leadership experience to the team. Prior to joining Zetta, Eddie was director of engineering at Barracuda Networks where he led an engineering team responsible for Barracuda's cloud-based email security product and for delivering content to all Barracuda appliances worldwide. Prior to that, Eddie held positions at Cisco, eBay and was a founder at a start-up responsible for building and leading engineering, IT/operations, and support organizations.
Chris Carney, Chief Financial Officer
Chris Carney serves as Chief Financial Officer of Zetta, bringing 25 years of financial management experience to the team. Prior to joining Zetta, Chris was CFO at Tensilica, a privately held semiconductor IP company that was acquired by Cadence Design Systems. Before that he held senior finance positions at Integrated Systems and Wind River, both public software companies. He also spent seven years at Ernst & Young in London and in San Jose. Chris is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales.
Gary Sevounts, Chief Marketing Officer
Gary is a high-tech industry veteran with proven success in the development and implementation of marketing strategy and programs for cloud technologies. Gary joined Zetta from Panda Security, the cloud-based endpoint solution provider, where his most recent position was vice president of marketing. Before Panda Security, Gary held senior leadership roles in marketing and product management at Symantec, Hewlett-Packard and Quarterdeck. At Symantec, he was a co-founder and senior director of product management, marketing and business development for Symantec Health, a cloud-based archiving and sharing service for healthcare organizations. Gary holds a bachelor's degree in Software Engineering from the Armenian State Engineering University and an MBA from the British-Armenian School of International Business.
Jeff Treuhaft, Vice President Corporate Development, Co-founder