Company

Leadership Team

Jeff Gray
CEO & Co-Founder

Jeff Gray

Olivier Huynh Van
CSO & Co-Founder

Olivier Huynh Van

Hamish Butler
COO

Hamish Butler

Jeff Boone
CTO and VP of Engineering

Jeff Boone

Ernest Lefner
Chief Product Officer

Ernest Lefner

Matt Dittoe
SVP of Global Sales

Matthew Dittoe

Traci Soward
Chief Marketing Officer

Traci Soward

John Alves
Chief Financial Officer

John Alves

Jamie Wagner
Vice President of Sales

Jaime Wagner

Colin Henry
Vice President of Channel Sales

Colin Henry

Michael Haugh
VP of Product Marketing

Michael Haugh

Tim Silverline
VP of Security

Tim Silverline

Stanislav Miskovic
VP of AI

Stanislav Miskovic

Chris Ellerman
VP of Presales and Service Delivery

Chris Ellerman

Julie Keith
Sr. Director of Customer Success and Support

Julie Keith

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.

Chief Product Officer

Ernest Lefner

Ernest Lefner comes to Gluware with over 20 years of financial services IT Leadership experience. Ernest Lefner has held a variety of roles in his career including 13+ years building and leading the Fidelity Investments Network Product Management, Cyber Security Engineering organizations. In addition, Ernest spent 5 years as a change agent driving change across infrastructure at Bank of America and most notably built the Network, Voice, and Security Architecture and Engineering organizations during the insourcing of the network from HP. Ernest has also been a powerful industry presence through co-founding the industry organization known as ONUG (Open Networking Users Group) which is focused on sharing IT experiences between members to help the adoption of complex technology like software-defined infrastructure, Automation, and Cloud. Ernest also spent 12 years in the United States Air Force and is passionate about Veterans causes and gives back to the community through his participation and leadership on the North Texas advisory board for Npower organization focused on free training and transitioning of veterans and underprivileged youth into new careers in IT.

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.

Chief Marketing Officer

Traci Soward

Traci joined Gluware in April of 2022, and leads global marketing. She is a seasoned and award-winning marketing and business development executive with over 25 years of successful experience driving breakaway-led growth throughout the technology industry.
Traci has held numerous key leadership positions with global industry leaders such as Cisco, WebEx, and Intel. She has pioneered new revenue models, invented partner programs that dramatically expanded addressable markets, and created marketing capabilities that achieved record-breaking results in revenue, adoption, and retention. Traci’s many passions include digital disruption, social entrepreneurship, and flower farming.

Chief Financial Officer

John Alves

John is an experienced CFO with over 25 years of finance and operational strategy experience serving both private and public companies. John is a CPA with both BS and MBA degrees in finance and accounting from California State University, East Bay. Prior to joining Gluware, John was a fractional CFO focused on advising and leading early-stage technology companies through periods of hyper-growth. In this role, John helped a variety of early-stage technology companies achieve operational efficiencies in building and scaling “IPO-ready” finance organizations and infrastructures. John’s successes included formulating and executing on operational strategy, securing much-needed debt and equity growth capital, navigating through acquisitions, ERP implementations and upgrading scalable finance organizations. Prior to that, John was CFO for Accela, Inc., where he raised more than $240 million in debt and equity capital in support of that Company’s growth and acquisition strategies. Prior to Accela, John held various CFO and senior executive management roles at a variety of enterprise software companies including Serena, Inc. (acquired by MicroFocus) and Barra Inc. (acquired by MSCI), where he led both those companies through successful IPOs.

Vice President of Sales

Jaime Wagner

Prior to joining Gluware, Jaime led regional and enterprise account teams at Google Cloud and Oracle Cloud.  She excels in forming trusted relationships with C-level clients which allows her to be a key partner during their transformation journeys. Jaime is an industry mentor and coach to aspiring female leaders in IT.  Her educational background includes the United States Naval Academy and Magna Cum Laude  B.S. in International Studies at Loyola University of Chicago. Outside of work, Jaime lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and 4 children.  She enjoys as much time outdoors as she can with them skiing, hiking and backpacking.

Vice President of Channel Sales

Colin Henry

Colin Henry joined Gluware as VP of Channel Sales in January of 2022.  In this role, his responsibilities include strategy, execution and results for sales growth through indirect routes to market for Gluware’s intelligent network automation platform.

Prior to this role, he was the Head of Partner Sales and Strategy with a large solution provider/MSP where he oversaw the profitability of their product resale business and built their sales enablement engine. Colin has more than 15 years of experience in enabling value to clients in the high-tech IT channel with both solution providers and distributors. As a passionate technologist at his core, He has sat on sales and technical partner advisory boards for industry leaders such as VMware, HP and Lenovo.

VP of Product Marketing

Michael Haugh

Michael Haugh brings over twenty-five years of experience and leads Product Marketing at Gluware. Prior to Gluware, Michael was VP of Product Management at ClearPath Networks. He has previously held roles in System Engineering, Product Management, and Marketing at Ixia and Spirent. Michael also worked at IBM Global Services and AT&T in Network Operations, Network Engineering and as a Design Engineer. Michael, Cisco CCIE #4334, AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner, and holds a B.S. in Engineering from Southern Illinois University.

VP of Security

Tim Silverline

Tim Silverline has spent the previous 20 years working in the network and security industry helping organizations build reliable and secure infrastructures. Much of his time has been spent creating security practices within Value Added Resellers and consulting for organizations of all sizes. He was instrumental in creating a security practice at Tympani (now Mindsight), was the first employee for WWT in California, and most recently helped Sycomp move from a focus on Check Point technologies to a full spectrum security solutions provider working with over 50 technology partners and some of the largest enterprise customers in the world. Tim also spent several years with an e-Commerce company as CIO & CISO; revamping their entire IT infrastructure, creating a security strategy where none existed, and preparing them for PCI audits to achieve certification. He comes to Gluware with some innovative ideas about how to address specific security challenges that are impacting companies every day and is excited about leveraging the Gluware automation platform to do so.

VP of AI

Stanislav Miskovic

Stanislav Miskovic, Ph.D., serves as a VP of Artificial Intelligence focusing on development of Gluware’s strategic direction in advanced analytics and automation. Stanislav brings 20 years of experience related to systems, big data and security.  Prior to Gluware, Stanislav led ML content of Splunk’s User Behavioral Analytics product. Prior to that, he helped Symantec improve its big data platform and patented several algorithms for predictive security alerting based on massive telemetry analysis. In his other professional engagements, he worked on traffic analysis, infrastructure building and distributed processing systems. Stanislav has a strong customer focus in delivering analytics products, which ensured millions of dollars in contracts during his previous engagements. He has 18 USPTO patents. Stanislav graduated from the University of Belgrade, and earned his Ph.D. at Rice University.

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.

Sr. Director of Customer Success and Support

Julie Keith

Julie Keith joined Gluware as Sr. Director of Customer Success and Support. Her responsibilities include leading the companies support, customer success and training teams.

Julie brings over 20 years of experience in building and leading highly impactful, customer-focused teams. She has held regional and global support leadership roles at Fortinet, Meru Networks, Whitehat Security and Delphix. Driven by her passion for customer delight and innovation, Julie brings a history of building strong customer relationships and has experience growing and evolving efficient teams as companies scale.

Board Members

Jeff Gray
Chairman

Jeff Gray

Olivier Huynh Van
Board Director

Olivier Huynh Van

Jeff Samburg BOD
Board Director

Jeff Samberg

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Michael J. Donahue

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John Frazer

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 he 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.