CEO. Gary 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 & Babbage.
Founder. 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.
Sales. 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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Marketing. Prior to Boundary, Fingerhut was vice president of global demand generation at Box, the leading enterprise cloud content storage and collaboration platform. Before that he was senior director of product marketing for Informatica’s emerging products, and earlier in his career he ran global corporate marketing for TIBCO Software. Fingerhut has also represented HP and Compaq in a public relations capacity and was the head of marketing at two startups that were acquired.
Product. Mark has over 37 years of experience in the IT industry. Forever the technologist he has played leading technical roles in a number of major Systems and Performance management software companies including Candle, BMC, Nimsoft and CA Technologies. His most recent position was as CTO of Nimsoft, an organization that he helped grow from an early start-up, through a highly successful acquisition by CA Technologies in 2010 and beyond towards full integration. Mark is highly adept at bridging the gap between technology and business value and is a regular public speaker at industry forums. Mark operates on a truly global basis having worked extensively in all major geographies throughout his career. At Boundary Mark will be responsible for ensuring that the solution consistently matches the market and customer requirements and continues to bring outstanding value to the customer.
Engineering. Ray brings 17 years of experience in the design and implementation of realtime monitoring solutions as the head of Boundary Engineering. Prior to joining Boundary Ray founded Aceevo, a software consultancy focused on the development of scalable event processing and streaming analytics systems. During that time Ray served as the principal architect of CacheIQ’s (acquired by NetApp) streaming analytics platform, which provided application aware NFS traffic analysis for massive data sets. Before that Ray held lead engineering positions with 2Wire, Uplogix and IBM Tivoli/Micromuse where he led the design and development of realtime service management, auto-discovery and root cause analysis solutions.
Technical Services. Prior to Boundary Dustin was VP of WW Pre-Sales at Nimsoft (acquired by CA Technologies in 2010) where he led a world-wide team of presales technicians ensuring prospects received timely advice and best practice guidance on all aspects for the solution. Dustin is also an integral part of our product design and strategy working closely with our product management team. Prior to that he was Director of Tech Services for Argent.
Finance & Operations. Prior to Boundary, Paul was senior director of finance at FrontRange Solutions, a leading provider of Hybrid IT software solutions. Before that he was senior director of finance at Extreme Networks, and earlier in his career he had senior finance roles at Applied Materials, Cypress Semiconductor, and JDSU.
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.