Board of Directors
CloudHealth Technologies is a privately-held, venture capital-backed organization. Our Board of Directors includes some of the most well-respected venture capitalists and accomplished industry leaders.
They share a common vision of identifying and targeting disruptive, emerging technologies that will change the world.
Greg Dracon is a Partner at .406 Ventures with over 22 years of combined venture investing and high-tech operating and management experience. Greg leads .406’s cloud infrastructure practice and co-leads .406’s cybersecurity practice.
Prior to .406, Greg was a Vice President of Core Capital Partners, a venture capital firm focused on early-stage venture and small to mid-sized growth technology companies. At Core, Greg focused on cybersecurity, digital media, technology-enabled services and wireless applications.
From 1995 to 2005, Greg held a variety of operating and management roles within the high-tech industry, including positions in worldwide sales, business development, product distribution and digital signal processing applications.
Greg received his MBA, with majors in Entrepreneurial Management and Finance, from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and his BS in Electrical Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University.
Co-founder and Managing Director
Jai is a managing director at Sapphire Ventures and looks for startups developing groundbreaking products and services in the United States and in India. His primary focus is in the areas of software defined infrastructure, cloud and mobile computing, smart machines, IoT and pervasive analytics. Jai has more than 15 years of experience helping companies innovate their product and marketing strategies in order to scale and become market leaders.
He has led and manages the firm’s investments in Alteryx, Box (BOX), Cyphort, Five9 (FIVN), Justdial (JUSTDIAL), JFrog, Mirantis, Mulesoft, Narrative Science, Nutanix, PayTM, PubNub, Socrata and Square (SQ). He is also closely involved with Apigee (APIC), GroundWork, Iron.io, iYogi, Newgen Software, OpenX, SAVO and Splashtop. Other previous investments include Control4 (CTRL), ExactTarget (acquired by Salesforce), Jaspersoft (acquired by TIBCO Software), MySQL (acquired by Oracle) and Tealeaf (acquired by IBM).
Prior to joining Sapphire Ventures in 2006, Jai worked at Intel Capital, Agilent Ventures (formerly Hewlett Packard) and MVC Capital (a Draper Fisher Jurvetson affiliate). He began his career as a software engineer at Oracle and then moved into product management. Jai has a BS in electrical engineering from Brown University and an MBA from University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, where he received the George Hay Brown Prize for academic excellence.
Ariel joins ScaleVP from Netflix, where he was Director of Cloud Solutions and responsible for creating and operating one of the most modern cloud infrastructures in the industry, accounting for a full third of all US downstream internet traffic at peak. Ariel’s team built many of the Netflix OSS components like Asgard and the Simian Army, including the Chaos Monkey, making the Netflix streaming service more resilient, reliable, and manageable. Ariel brings his experience in evaluating new technologies to keep Netflix at the forefront of the cloud to ScaleVP where he is focusing on new cloud and security investment opportunities.
Prior to Netflix, Ariel was VP of Technology and Products at Sungevity and before that was the Founder & CEO of CTOWorks, a software consultancy helping early-stage entrepreneurs deliver their first product to market. Earlier in his career, Ariel held senior management positions at Siebel Systems and Oracle. Ariel holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from UC Berkeley and an MBA with honors from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.
Bob joined Sigma Partners in 1995 and has over 30 years of experience in the high technology industry. His ability to identify and motivate innovative founding teams has been an essential ingredient of his investment success. Bob regularly leverages his deep operational experience and technology intellect to support the firm’s portfolio companies.
Prior to joining Sigma Partners, Bob was President & CEO of Epoch Systems, the leading vendor of client-server data management software products. He sold the firm in 1993 to EMC for $141 million. Previously, he was the Founder, President and CEO of SQL Solutions, a leading purveyor of services and tools for the relational database market. Bob sold SQL Solutions to Sybase for stock eventually worth over $100 million. Bob served as an executive officer of Sybase for over two years.
In recent years, Bob has appeared five times on the Forbes’ Midas list, a ranking of top venture capitalists. He also appeared on the cover of Business Week in a features story describing how VCs thrive through good and tough times. He is also an avid musician.
Chief Executive Officer
Bob Brennan brings more than 25 years of corporate leadership experience to his role as Chief Executive Officer at Veracode, a privately held company offering a cloud-based service for securing web, mobile, legacy and third-party enterprise applications.
Bob was previously the President and CEO at Iron Mountain, a publicly traded data protection and information management services company. At Iron Mountain, Bob oversaw the company’s operations in 39 countries, the worldwide digital business unit, enterprise support functions, human resources, information technology, security and global standards. During Bob’s tenure, Iron Mountain grew from $1.8 billion in 2004 to $3.1 billion in 2010.
Bob was previously CEO of Connected Corporation, the market leader for enterprise PC data protection, which was acquired by Iron Mountain. Earlier in his career, Bob served as General Manager at Cisco Systems, Inc. for Network and Service Management. He also served as President and CEO at American Internet prior to its acquisition by Cisco in 1998.
Bob earned a degree in Psychology from Manhattan College.
Chief Executive Officer, Co-founder and Chairman of the Board
As Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of CloudHealth Technologies, Dan Phillips sees CloudHealth as the industry leading IT service management platform for the cloud. He is passionate about CloudHealth’s role in enabling IT service management for this very disruptive and dynamic cloud environment, as well as establishing Boston as the leadership center for cloud management technology. Dan has spent his entire career at the forefront of IT systems management and its evolution of changing technology and infrastructure. His experience includes 25 years as an executive with four venture capital-backed IT management startups. Two of these companies achieved successful initial public offerings (IPO’s) on NASDAQ and two were acquired by fortune 200 companies. The most prominent was as COO of Concord Communications which attained an $800M market cap and the most recent was as CEO of Silverback Technologies which was acquired by Dell Inc. Prior to CloudHealth, Dan spent 4 years founding and growing the Entrepreneurship Center at the University of Massachusetts Boston, bringing entrepreneurship and workforce development to our local, urban, diverse, and public university. During that time Dan also helped build the Venture Development Center at UMass Boston, an incubation center for technology and life science based startups. Dan is also the founder of the UMass Boston Entrepreneurship Center and Scholarship Program.
Chief Technology Officer & Founder
In his role as Chief Technology Officer and Founder of CloudHealth Technologies, Joe Kinsella focuses on CloudHealth’s vision to enable organizations to realize the full potential of cloud computing without having to sacrifice cost, availability, continuity, or service level. He sees CloudHealth bringing the cloud to the enterprise in a new paradigm of cloud adoption with IT service management for the cloud. Joe has 20+ years of experience in delivering commercial software for both startups and large enterprises. He was previously VP of Engineering at the Amazon-backed cloud archiving company Sonian, where he developed and managed large scale cloud infrastructure spanning multiple public clouds. He was also a managing director at Dell, where he led global engineering teams delivering multiple software as a service (SaaS) products. Joe was also Vice President of Engineering at SilverBack Technologies, where he helped pioneer remote management software, acquired by Dell in 2007. He is an advisor to the University of Massachusetts Boston Entrepreneur Center, and blogs at High Tech in the Hub.