Marc Chenn, SaltStack CEO and co-founder

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, CTO and co-founder

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 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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Jacque White

Jacque White, senior vice president of worldwide sales

Jacque brings more than 20 years of software sales and consulting experience to SaltStack. In her role as senior vice president of worldwide sales she is responsible for global revenue including all SaltStack business development activity and for the channel partner ecosystem. White has held national and global leadership positions with Oracle, Accenture, and SAP leading high performance, global sales teams. Her passion is building and mentoring world-class teams focused on complex technology sales cycles.

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Rhett Glauser, SaltStack VP of marketing

Rhett Glauser, vice president of marketing

Rhett has been marketing enterprise IT software for more than 17 years, helping to take both Altiris and ServiceNow from early stage startups, through IPOs to multi-billion dollar valuations. He spent 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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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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Chad Latimer, SaltStack VP of strategy

Chad Latimer, vice president of strategy and operations

Chad Latimer is responsible for SaltStack strategic planning, business development, alliances and partnerships, services delivery and internal operations. As a 29-year veteran of the software industry, Latimer has extensive experience developing sales teams, supporting partner channels, leading professional services and support teams, and designing operational processes. He most recently served as Matrix42 VP of global support, as MaritzCX VP of platform services, and as the CEO of Central Logic. Latimer transitioned into IT after a three-year career as an FBI agent before becoming a systems administrator for the FBI Chicago office.