Company

Leadership Team

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CEO & Co-Founder

Jeff Gray

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CSO & Co-Founder

Olivier Huynh Van

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COO

Hamish Butler

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CTO and VP of Engineering

Jeff Boone

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SVP of Global Sales

Matthew Dittoe

Michael Haugh
VP Of Product Marketing

Michael Haugh

Paula Satow
Vice President Marketing

Paula Satow

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VP Of Presales and Service Delivery

Chris Ellerman

CEO & Co-Founder

Jeff Gray

Jeff Gray is the CEO and co-founder of Gluware, the leading provider of Intelligent Network Automation. As CEO, he oversees business operations and strategy, as well as the development of enterprise-leading intent-based network automation technologies adopted by some of the largest Global 2000 enterprises from Pharma to Finance. Gray has been a networking industry leader for decades, starting with the commercial development of innovative high-bandwidth networking solutions as a student at California Polytechnic State University.

Gray launched his professional career as a networking product manager in the semiconductor industry, where he developed technical networking solutions to power smart grid initiatives. He served as Vice President of Business Development for Yelofin Networks, a virtual network operator; the Director of Business Development for Firefly Communications, a Cisco learning partner; and a management consultant with Deutsche Bank. Gray later moved into managed network services where met future Gluware CSO and co-founder, Olivier Huynh Van. Together, they created the foundation for Gluware out of the mutual need to automate advanced network architectures, initially bootstrapping the company as Glue Networks.

Gray is credited with bringing the industry’s first SDN orchestration platform to market and achieving significant blue-chip enterprise adoption. He holds two United States patents for virtual private network technologies, alongside Huynh Van, and is the recipient of a United States Special Congressional Recognition and a United States Congressional Commendation for his service to the business community and entrepreneurial leadership. Gray received a B.A. from California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo.

CSO & Co-Founder

Olivier Huynh Van

Olivier Huynh Van is the Chief Science Officer and visionary inventor of Gluware technology, leading the company’s R&D efforts. Previously, Olivier was the former CTO of Yelofin Networks and has 20 years of experience designing and managing mission-critical global networks for ADM Investor Services, Groupe ODDO & Cie, Natixis, Oxoid, and Deutsche Bank. Olivier holds a Master’s Degree in Electronics, Robotics and Information Technology from ESIEA in Paris, France.

COO

Hamish Butler

Hamish Butler is responsible for finance and operations at Gluware. Prior to his role at Gluware, Hamish was CEO of Objective Systems Integrators (OSI), a leading provider of carrier-grade BSS & OSS software solutions, and was responsible for the divestiture of OSI from Agilent Technologies. Hamish is a C. Eng., MIET, IEEE Senior Member, and a member of Financial Executives International. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen and a Master’s degree from Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh.

CTO and VP of Engineering

Jeff Boone

Jeff Boone has more than 25 years of experience developing and deploying successful commercial software and hardware solutions. Prior to Gluware Jeff was a senior vice president of engineering at SynapSense, and CTO of Retail Technologies International. Jeff holds a Bachelor’s degree in computer science from CSU Sacramento and completed postgraduate coursework at the California Institute of Technology.

SVP of Global Sales

Matthew Dittoe

Matthew Dittoe leads global sales for Gluware. Mr. Dittoe is a seasoned sales and technology executive with over 20 years of experience defining and driving transformative high-tech sales and growth strategies. He has held a series of executive sales, management and leadership positions, most recently at Oracle, where he served as Regional Vice President of Enterprise Cloud. He was also Vice President of Cloud at Solarwinds and National Director of Sales for Amazon Web Services. As a developer, architect and systems engineer in his own right, Mr. Dittoe has deep technical knowledge that brings a holistic approach to his customer engagement and accelerates revenue growth focus at Gluware.

VP Of Product Marketing

Michael Haugh

Michael Haugh leads Product Management and Marketing at Gluware. Prior to Gluware, Michael was VP of Product Management at ClearPath Networks. He has held roles in System Engineering, Product Management, and Marketing at Ixia and Spirent. Michael also worked at IBM in Network Engineering and a Design Engineer at AT&T. Michael, CCIE #4334, holds a B.S. in Engineering from Southern Illinois University.

Vice President Marketing

Paula Satow

Paula Satow leads Marketing at Gluware. Previously Paula served in multiple marketing leadership roles at Intel, Sage Software, Arizona Public Service, GE/RCA, SRI, University of Phoenix and multiple startups and their M&As.
Paula has led successful strategic efforts in brand marketing, digital marketing and traditional marketing.

She earned a Masters degree in Media Studies and a Bachelors degree in English and Film, both from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

VP Of Presales and Service Delivery

Chris Ellerman

Chris Ellerman leads the Gluware global Presales and Service Delivery teams. Mr. Ellerman has 25 years of IT infrastructure and security experience. Prior to Gluware, Chris led Global Presales Strategy and Operations for VCE while at Dell EMC. Chris has built and run multiple Presales and Professional Services organizations at vendors and VARs including VCE, Meru Networks and Dimension Data. Early in his career he was a co-founder of N2N Solutions, a Cisco VAR with specialties in security and converged communications. Chris holds a B.S in Electrical Engineering from Marquette University and a Masters of Business Administration from DePaul University.

Board Members

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Chairman

Jeff Gray

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Board Director

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Board Director

Jeff Samberg

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Michael J. Donahue

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Chairman

Jeff Gray

Jeff Gray is the CEO and co-founder of Gluware, the leading provider of Intelligent Network Automation. As CEO, he oversees business operations and strategy, as well as the development of enterprise-leading intent-based network automation technologies adopted by some of the largest Global 2000 enterprises from Pharma to Finance. Gray has been a networking industry leader for decades, starting with the commercial development of innovative high-bandwidth networking solutions as a student at California Polytechnic State University.

Gray launched his professional career as a networking product manager in the semiconductor industry, where he developed technical networking solutions to power smart grid initiatives. He served as Vice President of Business Development for Yelofin Networks, a virtual network operator; the Director of Business Development for Firefly Communications, a Cisco learning partner; and a management consultant with Deutsche Bank. Gray later moved into managed network services where met future Gluware CSO and co-founder, Olivier Huynh Van. Together, they created the foundation for Gluware out of the mutual need to automate advanced network architectures, initially bootstrapping the company as Glue Networks.

Gray is credited with bringing the industry’s first SDN orchestration platform to market and achieving significant blue-chip enterprise adoption. He holds two United States patents for virtual private network technologies, alongside Huynh Van, and is the recipient of a United States Special Congressional Recognition and a United States Congressional Commendation for his service to the business community and entrepreneurial leadership. Gray received a B.A. from California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo.

Board Director

Olivier Huynh Van

Olivier Huynh Van is the visionary inventor of the Gluware technology and leads R&D. Previously, Olivier was the former CTO of Yelofin Networks and has 20 years of experience designing and managing mission-critical global networks for ADM Investor Services, Groupe ODDO & Cie, Natixis, Oxoid and Deutsche Bank. Olivier holds a Master’s Degree in Electronics, Robotics and Information Technology from ESIEA in Paris, France.

Board Director

Jeff Samberg

Jeff Samberg is the Managing Director of Acadia Woods Partners, LLC, a New York-based investment partnership that focuses primarily on early-stage technology companies. He lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for 15 years where he held a number of high-tech management roles, including Vice President of Corporate Strategy for PeopleSoft Inc., Vice President of Business Development for Wily Technology, and Entrepreneur in Residence for Greylock Partners. Mr. Samberg received his MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and his B.A. with high honors in Economics from Princeton University.

Michael J. Donahue

Michael J. Donahue has been a director of WSFS Financial Corporation since March 2019. He served as a trustee and then a director of Beneficial from 2015 until its merger with WSFS. He is a retired partner of KPMG LLP, the global audit, tax, and advisory firm, where he served as the managing partner, technology solutions, of its global consulting business. He also served as a member of the Board of Directors of KPMG LLP (US), KPMG Consulting KK (Japan) and as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of KPMG Consulting AG (Germany, Austria and Switzerland). He managed the process to spin-off the consulting division as a $3.6 billion consulting and systems integration firm and served as its Group Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. He led the IPO of KPMG Consulting, Inc. (NASDAQ: KCIN), later renamed BearingPoint, Inc. (NYSE: BE). While Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Donahue led a global expansion program, completing 34 merger and acquisition transactions which added $1.1 billion of annual revenue.
Mr. Donahue operates a business advisory firm, Donahue Consulting, Inc., and serves as an advisor to NewSpring Capital in Radnor, Pennsylvania. Mr. Donahue graduated with bachelor’s degrees in economics and history from the University of Pennsylvania. He completed the International Management Program at the University’s Wharton School. Mr. Donahue is a member of the Provost’s Board of Villanova University and endowed the Donahue Family Analytics Program at the Villanova School of Business. He began his career as a Research Associate in Econometrics at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.
Mr. Donahue has significant Board experience having served on the board of directors for a total of 20 public and private corporations ranging from large public company boards to emerging growth company boards. Since 2015, Mr. Donahue has served as an independent director of SiteSpect, a marketing and personalization software business located in Boston. Mr. Donahue served as an independent director of Mobiquity, a privately held, Massachusetts-based technology services company, from 2014 to 2020, until it was acquired by Hexaware, Inc. In 2021, Mr. Donahue became an independent director of Gluware, a networking and configuration management software company, based in Sacramento, California. Mr. Donahue provides the Board of Directors with significant technology strategy and information systems experience across a wide range of industries, and experience mergers and acquisitions at a local and national level, and offers significant risk management and public company oversight experience.

John Frazer

John Frazer is an individual investor. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California at Berkeley with a BS and an MS in Business. He graduated from Stanford University with an MS in Statistics. Frazer spent eight years as a market maker on the floor of the Pacific Options Exchange and the Chicago Board Options Exchange and twelve years managing Derivative Consulting Group. He co-founded Derivative Consulting Group as a hedge fund with one partner. His wife and two sons accompanied him on a seven-year circumnavigation of the world on their fifty-foot sailboat.