The KEMP Story

With over 40,000 worldwide deployments and offices in America, Europe, Asia and South America, KEMP Technologies is the industry leader in advanced Layer 2 – 7 Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) and application-centric load balancing.

Since 2000, KEMP has been a consistent leader in innovation with a number of industry firsts, including high performance ADC appliance virtualization, application-centric SDN and NFV integration, innovative pricing and licensing models and true platform ubiquity that can scale to support enterprises of every size and workload requirement.

Our clients run the gamut from Fortune 50 companies to commercial businesses, remote enterprise branch offices, managed service providers and education/public sector clients.

In addition to our New York City headquarters, KEMP also has regional hubs in Limerick, Ireland as well as Munich, Germany and Singapore.


Executive Team

  • Ray Downes
  • CEO
  • Richard Willemin
  • CFO
  • Peter Melerud
  • CMO & Co-Founder
  • Simon Roach
  • CTO
  • George Zervos
  • VP, Americas and APAC Sales
  • Leigh Bradford
  • Vice President of EMEA Sales
  • Marguerite Leen
  • Managing Director, EMEA

Board of Directors

  • John Becker
  • Chairman
  • Lenard Marcus
  • Edison Ventures, Board Member
  • Eric Filipek
  • Kennet Partners
  • Bill Bishop
  • ORIX Venture Finance
  • Ray Downes
  • CEO

Industry Recognition

Our Customers

KEMP Timeline



KEMP ships first LoadMaster branded product.



KEMP entered partnership with Brainforce Software GmbH (Munich), eventually acquiring the IP to their load balancing software source code.



KEMP launched first enterprise-focused platform, the LoadMaster 5500.



KEMP begins Microsoft partnership with native support for terminal services.
KEMP moves into Application Delivery Controller (ADC) space by introducing application acceleration, IPS engine and edge security features.



KEMP launches industry first virtual Application Delivery Controller, VMWare.
KEMP releases first Service Provider License Agreement sales model.



KEMP opens EMEA headquarters in Limerick, Ireland.
KEMP is the first ADC vendor to support Hyper-V in commercial application.



KEMP increases revenue by 120%.
Edison Ventures, Kennet Partners, & Orix Venture Finance conclude buy-out of KEMP.



KEMP board appoints Ray Downes as new CEO.
KEMP opens corporate headquarters in NYC and APAC headquarters in Singapore.
KEMP launches 4-hour onsite engineer support services to customers.



Industry first full-feature L7 ADC for Microsoft Azure cloud platform is launched.
Industry first specialized GSLB for DB sensitive failover/failback applications (Exchange) is launched.



KEMP named one of the fastest growing technology companies in North America by Deloitte with a 499.1% growth rate.
KEMP launches Web Application Firewall AFP general availability.
KEMP Delivers SDN Adaptive load balancing, which is also available on the HP Networking SDN Ecosystem.



KEMP named as only Visionary in Gartner MQ Quadrant for ADC market
KEMP named in Deloitte’s Technology Fast500 for the second year in a row
KEMP showcases the first QoE capabilities for SDN and NFV virtualization for application delivery on the network KEMP brings pro-active monitoring SaaS service “KEMP Vision” to market
KEMP achieved ISO 9001 certification
KEMP achieved Certified Integration with SAP
KEMP Technologies Achieves Oracle Validated Integration with E-Business Suite



For a second year in a row, KEMP named as Visionary in Gartner Magic Quadrant for ADC market
KEMP’s LoadMaster voted Readers’ Choice Award Winner in Exchange Load Balancing
KEMP launches Metered Enterprise Licensing for consumption-based billing in cloud operating environments
KEMP Launches KEMP 360 Cloud for simplifying application cloud migration
Avaya partners with KEMP to deliver its SDN Fx Architecture focused on healthcare IoT
KEMP receives US Department of Defense Unified Capabilities Approved Products List Certification



KEMP’s LoadMaster wins Network Computing Award for “Hardware Product of the Year”
KEMP introduced a new, simplified Subscription licensing model across the KEMP family of products.