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Bhargav Shukla

Bhargav Shukla currently works with Microsoft championing cloud strategy, adoption and value realization for Microsoft's Global Strategic Customers. Previous to this, Bhargav was the Director of Technology for Strategic Alliances at Kemp. Bhargav anticipates technological changes and trends, creates technical architecture and drove strategic direction of Kemp products. Prior to Kemp Bhargav worked for Microsoft, helping enterprise customer on challenging and large (100K+ seats) deployments of Unified Messaging products - Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft Lync. Bhargav is one of very few people in the world to hold the prestigious dual Microsoft Certified Master certification for Microsoft Exchange 2010 and Lync 2010. Bhargav's deep experience in enterprise technologies and Microsoft platforms has enabled him to serve on the board of Microsoft Certified Architects for Exchange 2010, one of the trainer for Exchange and Lync MCSM programs, the Judges Panel for PowerShell scripting games and to speak at TechEd 2011, TechEd 2012 and other public events. In 17 years of IT experience, Bhargav has worked on multitude of technologies including Messaging, Directory Services, Information Security, Virtualization among others.

Jason Dover

Jason has over a decade of technology leadership experience working across Enterprise organizations. At NYSE Euronext and Deutsche Bank, he provided consultative services for directory and messaging integration projects including the integration of key systems between Liffe, AEMS, AMEX and Euronext with the New York Stock Exchange. At KEMP Technologies, he’s held various roles across Sales, Marketing and Product Management. Currently, Jason is Vice President of Product Strategy, responsible for setting overall product portfolio direction, product marketing, managing corporate development activities, strategic partner engagement and Horizon 2 initiatives.

Maurice McMullin

Maurice McMullin is a Principal Product Marketing Manager in Kemp with too many years of experience in the development and marketing of networking and security products. He has worked in organizations of all sizes ranging from two person startups through to multinationals in roles as varied as programmer and CTO.

Benjamin Hodge

Principal Technical Advisor at Kemp

Richard Hicks

Richard Hicks is a network and information security expert specializing in Microsoft technologies. He is a Microsoft Enterprise Security MVP and the founder and principal consultant for Richard M. Hicks Consulting. Richard has deployed secure remote access solutions for some of the largest organizations in the world. Learn more about DirectAccess by visiting http://directaccess.richardhicks.com.

Mike Bomba

Mike Bomba has worked within the Department of Defense for over 35 years. He is currently KEMP Technologies Federal Solutions Architect.
Mike has held various leadership roles over a 35 year career in the Department of Defense including; Chief of Integration, Director of Projects, Plans and Architecture, Director of Projects and Engineering, Director, Operational Engineering Directorate, U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command and 6 years as an officer in the U.S. Army signal community. Immediately prior to Mike joining KEMP, he served as Riverbed Technology's Senior Solutions Architect for Department of Defense (DoD).

Ray Downes

Ray has worked in the IT sector for over 20 years. During that time, he held a number of executive & operational management positions with global companies like Cabletron Systems and Enterasys. In 2002, Ray co-founded Arrosys Ltd, a European-based Sales & Marketing agency. Ray joined KEMP Technologies in 2010 to head up international expansion and was appointed CEO in early 2012.

Dave Rendon

Dave is a Microsoft MVP with expertise in Azure, specializing in data and applications management in cloud environments. He is the LATAM Manager at Kemp and has worked in infrastructure consultancy, enterprise application development, cloud and speaking on Microsoft technologies with companies from different sectors. He is passionate about mobile applications and web development.

Kurt Jung

Kurt Jung is a Senior Technical Marketing Engineer at Kemp Technologies. He works hands on with many technologies around application delivery and how to position these in today’s market. Kurt also works closely with key alliance partners to further strengthen the synergy. Prior to Kemp, Kurt has spent most of his career working as a consultant helping customers deploy on-premises, cloud and hybrid cloud solutions to support their business.

Peter Melerud

Peter brings over twenty years experience in engineering and product development for technology companies. He has extensive experience designing network infrastructure, business intelligence, data management, high-end network and systems integration solutions. At KEMP, Peter specializes in the strategic direction of KEMP products and the propagation of the value proposition and solutions for the application infrastructure market.

Michael Jimenez

Michael has over two decades of experience partnering with Fortune 1000 companies around the world to deliver a proven track record of strategic initiative management, solutions architectures, and technology delivery across all industry verticals. In his current role at KEMP Technologies, Michael and the Americas Pre-Sales team help customers solve their business challenges with technology and by collaborating closely with KEMP's Enterprise, xSP, Partner and Inside Sales teams.

Tony Thompson

Tony Thompson is chief marketing officer at Kemp, which provides software, hardware and cloud-native technologies to power always-on application experience.

David O'Connor

David O’Connor is a Product Manager in Kemp working in Limerick, Ireland. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from University of Limerick. David has a telecoms background with previous roles in development, customer support and presales with a focus on product-market fit and creating tech products that customers love.

Thom Lambert

Thom is a software engineer with the Kemp 360 Central development team based in Ireland. When not writing code, he enjoys boardgames, history & exploration.

Aoife Malone

Aoife is a digital marketing and social media intern in Kemp, working in the New York office. She holds a bachelors degree in Fashion Communication and has a background in social media management and content creation. Aoifes focus is in creating and implementing social media campaigns across all of Kemps social channels.

Darren Morrissey

Darren is an Enterprise Engineer in Kemp.He holds an honors degree in Computer Networks and Systems Management and lives in Limerick, Ireland.Darren is a subject matter expert on front-end authentication protocols and has a background in cloud computing, Windows Server and Cisco networking. Darren’s focus is assisting enterprise customers in troubleshooting and providing solutions to complex network and application layer issues.

Tony Sandberg

Tony Sandberg is the regional director of APAC at Kemp. Sandberg brings more than two decades of experience in the channel to the role. Prior to joining Kemp, he was director of solutions and industry marketing for Polycom, and held various positions in Singapore and Europe with Ericsson for 10 years.

Frank Yue

Frank Yue is a technology evangelist at Kemp who translates products and technologies into business needs and values. He looks at the evolving technology landscape and how it impacts IT architectures and organizations. Frank writes blogs and white papers and speaks at conferences and events related to application networking technologies. He has over 25 years of experience building large-scale networks and working with high performance application technologies including deep packet inspection, network security, and application delivery. When he is not discussing technology, Frank is a scuba diving instructor and background actor. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and lives in Wilmington, North Carolina, USA.

Michael Immendorfer

Michael Immendorfer has worked as a Kemp Support network engineer before his current role as Product Manager. Before Kemp, he worked at Arnouse Digital Devices and Target. Michael holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer and Information Systems Security from State University of New York, Farmingdale and a Degree in Criminal Justice from State University of New York, Oneonta. He lives in Long Island, New York.

Mark Hoffmann

Mark Hoffmann is a Product Manager at Kemp. Previously, he worked at Fortinet and Coyote Point Systems on their ADC product lines. Before that, he spent more years than he cares to remember working in diverse roles on various flavors of Unix/Linux operation systems. Mark holds a BS in Computer Science from the State University of New York and currently lives in upstate New York. Mark is the primary responder on the Kemp Ideas Portal (https://ideas.kemp.ax/). Kemp is committed to constant improvement and to seeking out new ideas and directions for improving the functionality and quality of our products. If you have an idea that you want to tell Mark about, stop by the Ideas Portal and start a conversation!

Sinead O'Doherty

Sinead is a software developer with the Kemp 360 Central development team based in Ireland. She holds an honours bachelor's degree in Software Development from Limerick Institute of Technology. Sinead specializes in front-end development and enjoys learning new development tools and technologies. When she is not coding, she enjoys reading, music and travelling.

Tim Swainson

Tim Swainson has a background in cybersecurity, spanning 15+ years at resellers, managed service providers and distributors. He now represents Kemp to the UK channel of cloud, hosting and service providers, ensuring Kemp's flexible offering of subscription, pay-as-you-go and consumption-based license models are accessible to all. Tim lives in Stoke-on-Trent, England.

Nick Smylie

Nick Smylie is the Americas Technical Team Lead for Kemp support. He has over 5 years' experience in supporting high performance application delivery controllers, network troubleshooting, and IT operations. In Nick's current role, he is driving the Americas support team toward higher standards of providing technical support and an all-around exceptional application experience. He holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Programming and Information Systems. He has completed numerous technical courses such as the Cisco Certified Network Associate Curriculum.

Antonio Fabiano

Antonio is the Software Architect and Design Authority for the Kemp360 Central product with a boundless passion for problem solving, programming and technologies learning. He started in 2000 as freelance software developer and through the years he jumped from one technology to another. In his free time he loves programming outside the love for SSC Napoli.

Eiren McLoughlin

Eiren McLoughlin is a Front-End Developer with the Kemp 360 Central development team based in Ireland. She holds a level 9 special award in Lean UX Design from the Institute of Technology Tralee and a honours bachelor's degree in Creative Multimedia from Limerick Institute of Technology. She enjoy learning new technologies and in her spare time likes to do photography, explore and read.

Jaap Wesselius

Jaap is currently working as an independent consultant, primarily focusing on messaging and collaboration solutions like Exchange server, Skype for Business/Teams and Office 365 and Identity Management. As a result of his work for the (Exchange) community Jaap was awarded with an MVP award for Exchange Server in 2007, which he still holds in 2020. Jaap has written two books on Exchange 2010 and two books on Exchange 2013, the latest one on Managing Exchange 2013 with PowerShell.

Mike Powell

Mike has over 20 years experience in engineering, quality management and compliance across various industries which has included working for multinational medical device manufacturers, the New Zealand Risk Management Authority and even the UK Ministry of Defence. In this time Mike has always been trying to fix stuff whether that be resolving product issues from his engineering days, broken ineffective processes & systems or resolving customer complaints. Mike joined Kemp in 2014 to help establish an organization-wide Quality Management System and more recently establishing Kemp’s Net Promoter Score program.

Philippe Mahu

Philippe is a DevOps engineer at Kemp who works on CI/CD processes for both packaged and SaaS products. Philippe has been with Kemp for 6 years where he has worn many different hats with responsibilities ranging from Network support to Systems engineering to Software Development team lead, somewhat of a Jack of all trades with a passion for problem solving and learning about new technologies.

Michal Jeco

Michal is a DevOps Engineer at Kemp responsible for the design and implementation of CI/CD pipelines and processes, as well as infrastructure automation. Michal has been in this role for the last three years and has worked on CI/CD across all Kemp products. Lately, Michal has shifted focus to a cloud-native delivery model for Kubernetes-powered applications using the GitOps workflow.

Christian Folini

Christian Folini is a security engineer and open-source enthusiast. He holds a PhD in medieval history and enjoys defending castles across Europe. Unfortunately, defending medieval castles is not a big business anymore and so, he turned to defending web servers, which he finds equally challenging. He brings more than ten years of experience with ModSecurity configuration in high security environments, DDoS defense and threat modeling.

Christian Folini is the author of the second edition of the ModSecurity Handbook and the best-known teacher on the subject. He co-leads the OWASP ModSecurity Core Rule Set project and serves as the program chair of the "Swiss Cyber Storm" conference, the prime security conference in Switzerland. He is a frequent speaker at conferences, where he tries to use his background in the humanities to explain hardcore technical topics to audiences of different backgrounds.

Barry Gleeson

Barry is a Product Manager in Kemp. His areas of responsibility include Access Management, Incident Detection and Ingress Controller. Previously he worked as a Software Team lead and Customer Support Engineer in Kemp. Prior to Kemp, Barry has worked in Network Operations, Product Introduction, Telecommunications Consulting and Technical Training. Barry holds a Computer Engineering degree and a Masters in Wireless Telecommunications.

Petr Pecha

Petr Pecha is a creative technical writer at Kemp Technologies based in Brno, Czech Republic. He has close to a decade of experience writing, translating, and editing scientific and engineering materials. At Kemp, he helps articulate company messaging across multiple genre types, always aiming to create copy that is both engaging and informative.

Filip Černý

Filip Černý is a Product Marketing & Strategic Alliances Specialist at Progress Flowmon

Michal Zakarovsky

Michal Zakarovsky works as a Pre-Sales technical guy covering mostly Flowmon solution portfolio yet interested in all the things networking, security and ethical hacking. Experiences includes configuration, support, maintenance and management of the various systems, platforms and applications.

Frank Cotto

Frank Cotto is a Solutions Architect with Progress Software. Frank started his career in customer support with Kemp Technologies where he transitioned into Enterprise Engineering and later sales engineering. Frank works closely with customers, partners, and product management to architect solutions, evangelize Progress product use cases, and provide key insights around market needs. Today, Frank supports Progress's application experience product suite consisting of industry leading application delivery controllers, network detection & response solutions, and infrastructure, network, & application monitoring solutions.

Andy Redman

Andy Reman is the Director of Solutions Engineering (Americas) at Progress. Andy is a technology evangelist and focuses on translating technology and solutions into business needs and values. Andy has over 30 years of experience in technology, designing and building some of the largest networks in the Americas. He is passionate about open source software, contributing to various forums and community groups. With his present role at Progress, he leads a team of Solution Architects focused on giving customers a forensic lens into their network traffic to assist leaders in making wise decisions about cyber security and performance-related issues. His team also enables customers to realize a brilliant application experience through creative solutions. 

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