Marc Chenn, SaltStack CEO

Marc Chenn, CEO and co-founder

Marc has a successful track record of building significant value for high-growth technology companies. He has extensive experience in the systems management industry with Altiris where he participated in its 2002 IPO and eventual $1 billion acquisition by Symantec. In 2009, Marc joined SaaS provider Compliance11 and in two years grew the client base from 40 to more than 500 clients prior to an acquisition by Charles Schwab in 2011. Prior to Compliance11, Marc worked for Morgan Stanley within its investment management division. Marc holds an MBA in finance and an undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University.

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Thomas Hatch, SaltStack CTO

Thomas Hatch, CTO and co-founder

Tom is the creator and principal architect of SaltStack. His years of experience as principle cloud architect for Beyond Oblivion, software engineer for Applied Signal Technology, and systems admin for Backcountry.com provided real-world insight into requirements of the modern data center not met by existing tools. Tom’s knowledge and hands-on experience with dozens of new and old infrastructure management technologies helped to established the vision for Salt. Today, Tom is one of the most active contributors in the open-source community. For his work on Salt, in 2012 Tom received the Black Duck “Rookie of the Year” award and was named to the GitHub Octoverse list in both 2012 and 2013 for leading a project with the highest number of unique contributors, rubbing shoulders with projects from Android, Mozilla and OpenStack.

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Mike Sameulian, SaltStack SVP of worldwide sales and strategic alliances

Mike Samuelian, SaltStack senior vice president of worldwide sales

Mike Samuelian joins SaltStack with decades of enterprise software sales and sales management experience most notably as the vice president of worldwide sales for Altiris and the Altiris business unit of Symantec from 2000 through 2008. With Altiris, Samuelian grew a global sales force to drive revenues exponentially from $3 million to more than $300 million. Samuelian was instrumental to the successful 2002 Altiris IPO and through the Symantec acquisition of Altiris in 2007 for more than $1 billion. Prior to joining Altiris, Samuelian was the director of strategic alliances at Legato Systems. Before joining Legato Mike was responsible for establishing Vinca’s international sales division which eventually accounted for 40 percent of the company’s revenue.

Rhett Glauser, SaltStack VP of marketing

Rhett Glauser, vice president of marketing

Rhett has been marketing enterprise IT software for more than 15 years, helping to take both Altiris and ServiceNow from early stage startups, through IPOs to multi-billion dollar valuations. He spent the last five years running marketing and communications programs for ServiceNow, the leading enterprise IT cloud company and standout 2012 IPO success. With a knack for discovering disruptive technology, Rhett specializes in challenging the legacy status quo while helping tech pros, and the innovative technologies they use, speak for themselves.

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Jeff Porcaro, SaltStack VP of engineering

Jeff Porcaro, vice president of engineering

Jeff has more than 24 years of experience building enterprise software, with 12 of those years managing large development teams tasked with creating the latest in systems management software. Prior to joining SaltStack, Jeff was vice president at Adaptive Computing, a position he also held at Central Logic, Symantec and Altiris. While at Altiris and Symantec, Jeff was the engineering lead for strategic technology alliances with HP, Dell, Intel, IBM, Fujitsu-Siemens and Microsoft. Jeff manages the build and release process for SaltStack Enterprise software while applying his capabilities in software user experience, quality assurance, customer support, operations, and project management to deliver enterprise-grade software solutions.

Alex Peay, SaltStack VP of product

Alex Peay, vice president of product

Alex Peay joins SaltStack with 15 years of experience in enterprise product management and software development while working for both small and large software companies. Peay joins SaltStack from Domo where he led product management for the Domo Data Pipeline. Prior to Domo Peay managed product for the IBM SmartCloud portfolio which included several IBM Tivoli and IBM Cloud and Smarter Infrastructure products. Peay is a champion of open technologies and led development of IBM products on the OpenStack platform. Peay holds a masters of business administration from the University of North Carolina.

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