Gary Read, CEO and President of Boundary, previously served as CEO of Nimsoft, providers of the award-winning Cloud monitoring solution, where he grew the business from zero to over $100m in bookings and 300 people. As CEO, Gary led all aspects of the company including product, marketing, sales, support, and finance, guiding Nimsoft to a successful acquisition by CA for $350m. Nimsoft experienced significant worldwide growth, with approximately 1,000 customers in 36 countries. Prior to Nimsoft, Gary held executive positions at BMC Software, Riversoft, and Boole and Babbage.
Cliff Moon is Co-Founder and Chief Technical Officer at Boundary. Prior to Boundary, Cliff was a lead engineer for Powerset (natural language search engine acquired by Microsoft) where he was instrumental in the design, implementation, launch, and operation of many of the company’s production services. Cliff is an active contributor to open source projects, developing the first open-source implementation of Amazon Dynamo and originating the Dynamo Framework. Cliff is an active and well-regarded member of the NoSQL, Scala, and Erlang communities.
Dixon brings over twenty-three years of high tech experience to his role as the head of worldwide sales. Monitoring-related stints include Nimsoft, where he scaled a $30M organization to over $100M in three years, setting the stage for the $350M acquisition by CA in March 2010. Previously he ran HP Software’s $660M Americas Corporate Sales Division. Dixon came to HP via its acquisition of Mercury Interactive, where he helped establish the company’s Application Performance Management business. This included driving sales of SiteScope following Mercury’s acquisition of Freshwater Software. Other experience includes sales management positions at FrontRange Solutions, Engine Yard, DoubleClick, Oracle, and AT&T. Dixon has a BA in Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley.
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Rick is Vice President of Engineering at Boundary. Before Boundary, he was Vice President of Engineering at Zenoss, where for two years he drove delivery of IT Service Management and Service Assurance solutions for virtualized datacenters. Prior to Zenoss, Rick was a software architect at IBM, where he led the implementation of the Meiosys virtual process management software with IBM Systems Director and the implementation of a massively scalable endpoint simulation platform capable of accurately emulating a wide variety of device types, agent protocols, and server side workflows. The Meiosys technology was the foundation of the AIX WPAR Manager, and the simulation platform drove over $10M in cost-efficiency and savings for IBM in its first 12 months of deployment. Rick has also held executive management positions at Meiosys and Ejasent.
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John joined Lightspeed in 2006 and focuses primarily on information technology infrastructure, with a particular investment interest in datacenter technologies. Previously, John worked in product management and marketing with Determina (acquired by VMware), and was an initial member of the executive team at Freedom Financial Network.
John holds an MBA from Stanford University, an MS in Computer Science from the University of Chicago and a BA from Harvard University.
Andy joined Scale Venture Partners (ScaleVP) in 2003 and focuses primarily on next-generation enterprise software and new data center technologies – including virtualization and cloud computing. In addition to Boundary, Andy sits on the boards of Arena, Entone, and INNOViON.
Prior to ScaleVP, Andy worked as a hardware engineer for Electronics for Imaging, designing embedded print server platforms and video compression circuits. Previously, he was a software engineer for De Beers Research Labs, conducting research on computer vision for both medical and mining applications.
Andy earned an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cape Town, South Africa.
Brian M. NeSmith
Brian M. NeSmith served as President and Chief Executive Officer and as a director of Blue Coat Systems from March 1999 to June 2011. Prior to Blue Coat Systems, Mr. NeSmith served as Vice President of Nokia IP, Inc., a security router company, which acquired Ipsilon Networks, Inc., an IP switching company, where Mr. NeSmith served as Chief Executive Officer.
Mr. NeSmith held several positions at Newbridge Networks Corporation, a networking equipment manufacturer, including Vice President and General Manager of the VIVID group. Mr. NeSmith holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.