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Reinventing networking for hyperconnected enterprises
NetFoundry enables apps to make networks, empowering businesses and developers to integrate network independent, programmable networks inside of services. NetFoundry’s platform makes it simple for businesses and app providers to deploy software-defined networks across the Internet which have the security and reliability of a private enterprise WAN.  Each network can be standalone or be bolted on to existing WANs to extend connectivity to cloud, IoT and new apps.
The Founding Team
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Galeal Zino
Founder
President
Galeal’s career has focused on building real-time communications products. Galeal's teams helped develop and engineer the world’s largest VoIP network, and build multi-million dollar collaboration products. Galeal has been awarded eight patents for the software and platforms powering those products, and the software currently powers the services of many of the world’s top communications providers. Galeal’s prior roles have included Founder and President at LocalReplay, VP of Engineering at Teleglobe and VP of Development and Engineering at ITXC. Galeal was born in New York, graduated from Bucknell University and currently resides in the Charlotte, NC area with his wife and their four children.
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David Hart
Co-Founder
CTO
CTO for NetFoundry, and has over 20 years of experience in the software industry. He is an expert in the IoT space, leading successive generations of remote connectivity platforms and solutions, playing key roles in designing, evangelizing, and realizing innovative connected product solutions. Prior to NetFoundry, Dave was CTO of the ThingWorx IoT segment at PTC, which he joined as part of the PTC’s acquisition of Axeda. As CTO of Axeda, Dave drove Axeda’s technology and product development teams continued delivery of innovative IoT platform capabilities. Prior to Axeda, Dave provided technical leadership and direction for Questra’s Intelligent Device Management platform. from product inception through the ultimate acquisition by Axeda. In addition to product development, Dave has led solution architecture, product management, and professional services organizations in ensuring the successful deployment of connected products in the marketplace. He lives near Rochester, NY, USA.
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Robert Caamano
Co-Founder
Head of Network Architecture
Responsible for global Network Architecture/Engineering for NetFoundry, Robert has over twenty years of experience, and joined NetFoundry in 2016 after a successful seventeen year career at Fujitsu Network Communications where he led many network engineering and design efforts for communications service providers, municipalities and large enterprise customers. Prior to Fujitsu, he worked as an Internetworking expert for RPM Consulting, a large east coast technology integration firm. Robert also served as a Senior Technical Associate at AT&T Solutions at their Global Client Support center in Durham, NC. Robert has been an active Cisco CCIE RS for the past 17+ years and holds an MS in Computer Science from DePaul University. Robert resides with his wife Michelle in Mooresville, NC, USA.
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Mike Kochanik
Co-Founder
Head of Global Channels and Alliances
Responsible for global channel revenue and alliances at NetFoundry, Mike brings to NetFoundry a 25-year distinguished career as a sales executive and global industry leader. He has led 5 early stage companies to successful liquidity events and the creation of greater than $500M in shareholder wealth across a wide range of emerging markets, including Internet of Things, Cloud Computing, Open Source, and Cyber Security. As Chief Revenue Officer of flowthings.io, Mike led efforts to secure strategic funding and successfully launched the company into the IoT market in 2015. He built CipherCloud’s global sales organization and led the company to $35M in revenue in the first 30 months of business operation, as Vice President of World Wide Sales. At CollabNet, he founded and was General Manager of both the DevOps and Federal business units, as well having generated $100M of the company’s overall revenue during his tenure. He started is early career as a Senior Systems Engineer for Lockheed Martin working on numerous DoD programs, including the US Navy Trident Missile program. Mike holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Stevens Institute of Technology and an MBA from Seton Hall University. He currently resides in the New York metropolitan area with his wife and their two sons.
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James Clardy
Co-Founder
Ecosystem Lead, Industrial IoT
Responsible for global alliances and ecosystem development at NetFoundry, James is an expert in business and technical partner strategies, including business case development, agreement negotiations and execution, and coordination of field engagement. James has a background in corporate strategy, business development, technical marketing and program management, with over 25 years of experience in start-ups and Fortune 500 companies including Dell, Motorola, NEC, and Siemens. During his tenure at Dell, he worked as technology strategist for the Office of the CTO, a team which envisions, designs and develops computing & communications client products ranging from desktops and notebooks to tablets, printers, displays and smartphones, as well as software, solutions, peripherals and services. Prior to Dell, James led business development in Motorola’s Multimedia System Division, delivering pioneering direct-to-home digital multimedia services. James started his career as VLSI design engineer, followed by field applications engineering and consultative sales roles across Europe and Asia. Raised on the Texas boarder speaking Spanish, and living in a German-speaking household, James is multilingual, with cross-cultural skills earned throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia Pacific.
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John Landau
Senior Advisor
 
Senior Advisor to NetFoundry. John continues to advise Tata Communications on strategic initiatives after serving most recently as Senior Vice President of Technology and Service Development, Corporate Strategy Group. His tenure at Tata Communications included roles as SVP Technology and Services Evolution, SVP, Global Managed Services, and VP Enterprise Services. John joined Tata Communications as part of the acquisition of VSNL’s communications business, where John lead the development of the company’s global connectivity, data center, and applications services portfolio for enterprises. John was SVP Product Management for ITXC, building the largest wholesale VoIP network in the world, which was acquired by Teleglobe. Previous roles included technology, product management and marketing positions for the Intel Communications Product Group, Dialogic, Benchmarq Microelectronics, and Advanced Micro Devices (AMD). He started his career in product management as Mostek Corporation in 1978. John and his wife live in Morristown, New Jersey.
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Mike Hallett
Co-Founder
Head of Global Sales and Business Development
Responsible for all worldwide direct revenue for NetFoundry, Mike has over 25 years of industry leadership experience with successful global companies across sales, general management and “C level” positions. He led Alliances at Oracle with responsibility for close to $1B in direct and partner revenue, and subsequently was responsible for the large consulting relationships such as Accenture and IBM which drove over $400M in revenue at Siebel. At Kintana, Mike built a worldwide field sales and delivery operation prior to its acquisition by HP. Subsequently, he was responsible for building from the initial funding, a global team for Questra Corp, a leading device management (IoT) company which was acquired. At CollabNet, he was responsible for growing worldwide annual subscription revenue by 237% to $50M and integrating 3 strategic acquisitions during his tenure. Born and educated in the UK, and a longtime resident in Toronto, Mike now resides in the San Francisco, USA area. He is married with two older children.
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Olaf Luetkehoelter
Co-Founder
Head of Development Operations
Head of development operations for NetFoundry. Olaf has over 25 years’ leadership experience in software development, architecture and consulting. Olaf joined NetFoundry from Cisco Systems, where he worked as a Principal Solution Architect in the Application Platforms Group, with a primary focus on enterprise integration and mobile experiences and additional exposure to streaming data and analytics. Prior to Cisco, he held the positon of Services Director at CompuCom, where he led a team of architects and subject matter experts in defining the managed cloud strategy and reference architecture. Before that, Olaf led many implementation projects in data center automation while working in the professional services organizations of BMC Software and IBM. Olaf was born and educated in Germany and holds an MS in Computer Science from the University of Kaiserslautern. He now resides in Cary, NC, USA with his wife. Together they have two daughters.
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Integron and NetFoundry Demonstrate Advantages of Software Defined Networking (SDN) for Clinical Trials at DIA 2017
The NetFoundry team is excited to publicly share our platform, products, partners and progress at Mobile World Congress this week in beautiful and historic Barcelona, Spain. What a perfect venue to exit stealth mode! The NetFoundry platform enables developers to create networks, empowering businesses and developers to integrate network independent(!), programmable networks inside of applications.  NetFoundry’s platform makes it simple for businesses and application providers to deploy software-defined networks across the Internet which have the security and reliability of a private enterprise WAN.  Each network can be standalone, or can be bolted on to existing WANs or SD-WANs - for example to extend connectivity to cloud, IoT and new applications. Demos include partnerships with Dell EMC, V5 Systems, Wireless Glue, and Esprida, showing how IoT systems can now integrate secure, performant networks inside of their solutions, such that customers get full stack solutions from an ecosystem of best in class partners.  The NetFoundry team will be demonstrating our solutions in the Tata Communications Booth @ Hall 2 H26, as well as some of our Dell EMC partnered solutions in the VMware booth @ Hall 3, Stand 3K10 In addition, Galeal Zino and Jim Clardy will be joining V5 and Dell EMC to conduct a Dell EMC Theatre presentation on Wednesday at 18:00 CET in the VMware booth @ Hall 3, Stand 3K10 to share the V5 Systems public safety solution. This partner integration makes is possible to set up and connect high resolution cameras which monitor crowds gathering in large public spaces, securely transmitting live video streams over the Internet to multiple endpoints such as law enforcement agencies. Solutions like this which combine Dell EMC's infrastructure and software, V5's solar powered surveillance equipment and software, and NetFoundry's "instant secure network" platform have the potential to help saves lives while capturing powerful evidence for trials. Follow the NetFoundry team at Mobile World Congress on Twitter @netfoundry and NetFoundry on Facebook.
MultiCloud Meets Microservices: New Connectivity Models Are a Must
The NetFoundry team is excited to publicly share our platform, products, partners and progress at Mobile World Congress this week in beautiful and historic Barcelona, Spain. What a perfect venue to exit stealth mode! The NetFoundry platform enables developers to create networks, empowering businesses and developers to integrate network independent(!), programmable networks inside of applications.  NetFoundry’s platform makes it simple for businesses and application providers to deploy software-defined networks across the Internet which have the security and reliability of a private enterprise WAN.  Each network can be standalone, or can be bolted on to existing WANs or SD-WANs - for example to extend connectivity to cloud, IoT and new applications. Demos include partnerships with Dell EMC, V5 Systems, Wireless Glue, and Esprida, showing how IoT systems can now integrate secure, performant networks inside of their solutions, such that customers get full stack solutions from an ecosystem of best in class partners.  The NetFoundry team will be demonstrating our solutions in the Tata Communications Booth @ Hall 2 H26, as well as some of our Dell EMC partnered solutions in the VMware booth @ Hall 3, Stand 3K10 In addition, Galeal Zino and Jim Clardy will be joining V5 and Dell EMC to conduct a Dell EMC Theatre presentation on Wednesday at 18:00 CET in the VMware booth @ Hall 3, Stand 3K10 to share the V5 Systems public safety solution. This partner integration makes is possible to set up and connect high resolution cameras which monitor crowds gathering in large public spaces, securely transmitting live video streams over the Internet to multiple endpoints such as law enforcement agencies. Solutions like this which combine Dell EMC's infrastructure and software, V5's solar powered surveillance equipment and software, and NetFoundry's "instant secure network" platform have the potential to help saves lives while capturing powerful evidence for trials. Follow the NetFoundry team at Mobile World Congress on Twitter @netfoundry and NetFoundry on Facebook.
Rule the Internet - Using SDN and Business Policy to Create Secure, Resilient Private Networks Over the Internet
The NetFoundry team is excited to publicly share our platform, products, partners and progress at Mobile World Congress this week in beautiful and historic Barcelona, Spain. What a perfect venue to exit stealth mode! The NetFoundry platform enables developers to create networks, empowering businesses and developers to integrate network independent(!), programmable networks inside of applications.  NetFoundry’s platform makes it simple for businesses and application providers to deploy software-defined networks across the Internet which have the security and reliability of a private enterprise WAN.  Each network can be standalone, or can be bolted on to existing WANs or SD-WANs - for example to extend connectivity to cloud, IoT and new applications. Demos include partnerships with Dell EMC, V5 Systems, Wireless Glue, and Esprida, showing how IoT systems can now integrate secure, performant networks inside of their solutions, such that customers get full stack solutions from an ecosystem of best in class partners.  The NetFoundry team will be demonstrating our solutions in the Tata Communications Booth @ Hall 2 H26, as well as some of our Dell EMC partnered solutions in the VMware booth @ Hall 3, Stand 3K10 In addition, Galeal Zino and Jim Clardy will be joining V5 and Dell EMC to conduct a Dell EMC Theatre presentation on Wednesday at 18:00 CET in the VMware booth @ Hall 3, Stand 3K10 to share the V5 Systems public safety solution. This partner integration makes is possible to set up and connect high resolution cameras which monitor crowds gathering in large public spaces, securely transmitting live video streams over the Internet to multiple endpoints such as law enforcement agencies. Solutions like this which combine Dell EMC's infrastructure and software, V5's solar powered surveillance equipment and software, and NetFoundry's "instant secure network" platform have the potential to help saves lives while capturing powerful evidence for trials. Follow the NetFoundry team at Mobile World Congress on Twitter @netfoundry and NetFoundry on Facebook.