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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.
Jeff is responsible for all aspects of worldwide marketing at Ipswitch File Transfer– including product marketing, demand generation, online marketing, and PR/ Analyst relations. Before joining Ipswitch, Jeff served as Vice President of Worldwide Marketing for OutStart, a learning and knowledge company. At OutStart, Jeff helped to establish a dominant market position for their cornerstone learning content management solution, achieve five consecutive years of profitability. Jeff graduated from Westminster College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics.
Product Line Director, Cloud
John Slocum has an extensive background in product development, disruptive strategy identification and operational business model creation. Before working as the Product Line Director of MOVEit Cloud 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.
Director of Product Marketing
Ken is currently the Director of Product Marketing for Ipswitch File Transfer and is responsible for all product messaging, positioning and marketing content around the product portfolio. Prior to joining Ipswitch, Ken was the Director of Product Marketing at Metalogix, one of the largest Microsoft SharePoint ISVs. Ken was responsible for all marketing activity around the Metalogix Replicator product line, including go-to-market research, positioning, content generation, and program strategy. Before Metalogix, Ken was the Director of Marketing at Axceler, where he led the company’s global strategy and marketing efforts including marketing strategy, lead generation, market awareness, competitive positioning and branding. Prior to Axceler, Ken led the product marketing team for the managed hosting business at Computer Sciences Corporation. Ken’s past experience also includes IBM, ATG, and Lotus Development Corporation. Ken holds a BA in mathematics / computer science from Hamilton College and an MBA in strategic marketing from the University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business.
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.
VP International Sales
As VP of International Sales, Loic Triger is overlooking all activities related to sales in EMEA, APAC, and Latin America for Ipswitch File Transfer. Loic has over 20 years’ experience managing International teams and sales across EMEA and USA, focusing on IT security and secure data management. His technical understanding, drive for customer satisfaction and focus on customer requirements allows his team to build strong customer relationships around complex file transfer needs. Loic has an International background, having spent a lot of time travelling across EMEA, US and Asia, and having lived in the UK and Netherlands.
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.
Rich Kennelly is the President of Ipswitch's File Transfer division. Rich has a broad technical and business background. Most recently Rich led Akamai's Media Business Unit - responsible for video, software, and object delivery. While in this role, his team launched the all new Akamai HD Network, a completely new delivery platform for Internet video. They also introduced new audience analytics, allowing media customers to understand the quality of experience and viewing habits of their audience. Prior to that, Rich held numerous roles in his 9 year career at Akamai, including VP of Product Management. In that role he helped bring to market enterprise solutions for accelerating business to business and business to consumer sites. Rich began his career as a software engineer. He helped found ImagineLAN, Inc., a small startup doing network diagnostics. He was also a key software architect and engineering leader at New Oak Communications - credited with creating the industry's first VPN switch. He went on to manage engineering for Nortel's VPN division, after it acquired New Oak. Rich holds a B.S. in Computer Science and a minor in Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Vice President, Product Management
Steve Hess manages the entire Ipswitch File Transfer product portfolio and business strategy. He and his team spend as much time and energy as they can with Ipswitch customers and partners, and drive strategy based on the real needs, and imaginative ways that customers solve their most pressing business challenges with Ipswitch products. Steve has a broad technical and business background spanning academic research, applied science, product management, and general management. He brings to his role nearly 20 years of experience in with technology and enterprise software, with particular depth in enterprise middleware based on his work with companies like Open Market, BEA Systems, Red Hat, Inc. and Avid. Steve has a Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from Penn State University, and a B.A. degree in Psychology and Economics.
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.
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.