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  • Aaron Kelly

    Aaron Kelly

    Aaron Kelly is the vice president of Product Management at Ipswitch and is responsible for driving product strategy, innovation and visibility. Aaron is also on the Open Design Alliance board of directors. Prior to Ipswitch, Aaron worked at SolidWorks (now part of Dassault Systèmes) for more than 20 years, and most recently served as the firm’s vice president of User Experience and Product Portfolio Management.

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  • Cheryl Galvin

    Cheryl Galvin

    Cheryl is the Vice President of Engineering & Programs at Ipswitch where she leads the product development organization. She is passionate about scrum methodology and finding new ways to solve complex IT problems. Prior to joining Ipswitch, Cheryl held positions at Airvana, Nortel Networks, CSI Netlink and AutoCell Labs.

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  • Daniel Okine

    Daniel Okine

    Daniel Okine is a director of Product Management at Ipswitch and is responsible for product strategy, innovation and visibility for WhatsUp Gold unified performance and availability monitoring software. Prior to Ipswitch, Daniel’s roles included director of Product Management at Dorado Software, program manager at Microsoft, and Senior Software Designer at HP.

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  • Dave Juitt

    Dave Juitt

    Dave Juitt is a senior security architect at Ipswitch, driving the company’s secure systems strategy and architecture and ensuring that products meet critical security requirements, regulations and defenses. Prior to Ipswitch, Dave’s roles include CTO at Bluesocket, CISO at Redwood Investment Systems, and Secure Systems Researcher at GTE.

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  • Derek Brink

    Derek Brink

    Derek Brink helps organizations to improve their security and compliance initiatives by researching, writing about and speaking about the people, processes and technologies that correspond most strongly with leading performance. In addition, he helps individuals to improve their critical thinking, leadership skills and communication skills by teaching graduate courses in information security at Brandeis University. Derek Brink joined Aberdeen in 2007 with more than 20 years of experience in high-tech strategy development and execution, corporate / business development, product management and product marketing, including positions at RSA Security, IBM, Sun Microsystems, and Hewlett-Packard. Derek earned an MBA with honors from the Harvard Business School and a BS in Applied Mathematics with highest honors from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

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  • Eliot Jacob

    Eliot Jacob

    Marketing Manager

    Eliot is the Marketing Manager at HANDD Business Solutions. His key responsibilities vary from writing & posting blogs to planning events and ensuring that campaigns are being utilised pre/post event. He also helps the sales team and provides them with valuable information and reports to help them out as much as possible.

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  • Gerald Drake

    Gerald Drake

    Security Consultant, Coalfile

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  • John Slocum

    John Slocum

    Director, Product Management

    John Slocum has an extensive background in product development, disruptive strategy identification and operational business model creation. Before working as a Director of Product Management at Ipswitch, John held product management positions at aPriori and Solidworks Corporation. Previously he worked as a mechanical engineer at Varian Semiconductor and Teradyne, designing semiconductor capital equipment. John earned his BS in Mechanical Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and his MBA at Boston University - School of Management.

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  • Kevan Bard

    Kevan Bard

    A graduate of the University of Chicago, also trained by the SANS Institute, Kevan worked for a credit card processor for many years and became the system administrator of a managed file transfer system serving thousands of US banks and credit unions. He joined Ipswitch in 2006 as part of the Technical Support team and is currently Director of Cloud Operations. Current projects include cloud computing, security and compliance programs, web application security, DevOps and Agile methodologies.

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  • Michael Osterman

    Michael Osterman

    Michael is the president and founder of Osterman Research. He has more than 27 years experience in the high-tech research industry and has spent nearly 16 years following the messaging and collaboration industries. Prior to founding Osterman Research in 2001, Michael was the Vice President of Market Research for Creative Networks, and has held senior analyst positions with SRI International and Ryan Hankin Kent.

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  • Randy Franklin Smith

    Randy Franklin Smith

    Randy Franklin Smith is an internationally recognized expert on the security and control of Windows and Active Directory security who specializes in Windows and Active Directory security. He performs security reviews for clients ranging from small, privately held firms to Fortune 500 companies, national, and international organizations.

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  • Steve Staden

    Steve Staden

    Director of Product Management

    Steve Staden, CISSP is responsible for product line management and strategy. His broad skill-set includes general management, integration,PLM, SDLC, Agile/Scrum and computer security. Steve has worked with the MOVEit line of products for over 10 years and is an expert in all things MOVEit. Most recently Steve was the Director of Development and QA for the Ipswitch FT division. He led all development projects, processes and releases. Before that Steve worked as a Development Manager and Security Analyst leading small development teams on MessageWay, MOVEit and WS_FTP Server releases. Before Ipswitch, Steve worked for Standard Networks (acquired by Ipswitch in 2008) in the support and professional services area. He then created and led the QA department for Standard Networks as the QA Manager improving the automation and testing coverage. Steve has a B.S. degree in Computer Science and Finance from Northern Illinois University and an M.B.A. from University of Wisconsin.

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  • Zak Pines

    Zak Pines

    Director, Marketing

    As Director of Marketing for Ipswitch File Transfer, Zak is an information advocate for Managed File Transfer. Zak’s team strives to provide valuable and helpful information to IT and business professionals looking to better understand managed file transfer, how it can help their organization and what steps are required to maximize the business impact of a managed file transfer system. This “All Things Managed File Transfer” blog is one element of that program. Zak is a graduate of Yale University.

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