Leadership Team Backgrounder
Building an Exceptional Board of Directors
Our Board of Directors is unique selection of industry experts as well as the founding partners. We are excited with our transition to on-board industry leaders that share our common passion to execute our mission and vision to guide this amazing company to be a major force in competing with the long-standing IT Industry players.
Sam Greenblatt, has authored ebook on Human Assisted Deep Learning and working on Quantum Computing book. Sam is a consultant to technology companies to define strategies and offers technology services beyond a company’s business strategy, such as machine learning and quantum computing. He focuses on the strategic requirements of clients’ businesses by working with them to determine long-term technology-related decisions and create the appropriate operating model. Mr. Greenblatt is a Technologist in Residence at several technology companies. He uses his background as a technologist and his history of successfully helping companies bring technology to market. Assisting the management team of these companies source and evaluate potential technology, particularly in areas where Sam applies his background. He has begun his investment journey in biotech with technology.
Sam served as CTO and General Manager of Engineering Solutions at Dell providing solutions, to have strong alliances, develop cross-line of business offerings. He offered a cohesive architecture that made customers’ offerings run better with the workloads that meet these needs. Sam is a recognized expert in Object Technology, IaaS, PaaS, and HPC (Red Hat OpenStack, Azure, Hyper V, VMware). He built solutions based on Cloud, Analytics, Big Data, and Enterprise Applications (SAP and Oracle). He was the chief architect, in and technologist at the Enterprise Solution Group involved in the architecture, communication and special promotion of Dell’s Enterprise family of products. Sam has served on USDL (Linux Foundation) 4 years, Object Management Group (11 years), Eclipse Board (1 Year), and the DMTF Board 2 Years. He is the primary inventor on 4 US Patents in Object Technology. He was a CTO at Hewlett-Packard, Candle Corporation and Chief Innovation Officer at Computer Associates. Sam also was an adjunct professor of Computer Science at both Temple University and La Salle University.
John Jensen (JJ), Managing Partner, is regarded as one of the top technologists in the industry. JJ is the brainchild behind all of Z-IMPACT’s technology which has been tried and tested over the past 15-years. Patented and Trade Secret technology is revolutionary and will be heralded as the next generation Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI). JJ sits on the technology board of a Fortune 10 Company. Heading up IT Architecture, at one of the World’s Largest Investment banks in NA – created the First Application Patterns on Wall Street, creating an Architectural Reference Guide for the same client, a $4+ Billion project. JJ also assisted SM Agility (reduces support cost 85%) in their first ever enterprise deployment, a 5-year effort in all. Agility was CSC acquired and is now the leader in the hyperconverged software space with Agility in use today at AWS (Amazon) to provide Agile XaaS.
John Saylor, Managing Partner, is a highly experienced leader that has worked in Business Development, Executive Management, Sales and Marketing. Recently, WSO2s VP & GM of Channels and OEM Sales and former Global Director of Dell’s Business Critical Business Solutions. John’s experience in the ‘art of start-up’ with Quest Software in Sales, Product Evaluation and Go-to-Market strategies reporting to the CEO for the business direction and product selection of many acquired companies. John’s company Zodiac Business Development, Inc. has created tremendous value in Z-IMPACT from his prior work experience with Data Center, Capacity Planning and PSO experience with HP, an early CIO at Western Digital that shaped the foundation of a rising company, as the Managing Partner of eFootPrint Inc. a renewable energy solution and Managing Partner at eMailGPS Security Fraud Detection. This experience is of material assistance and critical to launching Z-IMPACTs iStormCloud ecosystem that maximize Z-IMPACT’s market position and revenue.
Gareth Owen, brings over 20 years of Sales and Sales Leadership experience is regarded as a Global Sales leader.
Currently, Gareth is VP Sales APAC at IronNet Cybersecurity where he is responsible for Sales, Sales Engineering and Channel for Asia Pacific. Prior to that, Gareth spent five years as a Director for Dell Technologies. In this role, Gareth was responsible for all products and services in the Dell Compute and Networking portfolio totaling $300M in revenue. Prior to Dell, Gareth was with Juniper Networks and held various positions, in his final role as Vice President of Americas Central Region Sales. other leadership positions, included Americas Sales Director Central, Southeast, Sr. Director WW Public Sector, and Director Public Sector Marketing.
Throughout his career, Gareth has enabled strategies that turn around underperforming businesses into explosive profit centers and has expanded corporations business reach globally.
Building an Exceptional CxO Team
“Z-IMPACT is in an industry where trust earned is augmented by our ability to Integrate best of breed technologies more quickly, yielding lifelong customers and friendships via a sustainable technology advantage by way of the quality of our people and the benefits bestowed upon them as valued people”.
Eric Bauer, Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), is an established marketing leader having led go-to-market initiatives in both B2B hardware and software companies. Eric was instrumental in building the brand value and position of the Dell Software business unit following the successful acquisition by Dell of Quest Software. Prior to Quest, Eric worked at Brocade, QLogic, and Cisco where he developed and implemented revenue marketing strategies aligned with sales to positively impact revenue growth and create tangible value from marketing investments.
Industry CRO, Chief Revenue Officer Advisor, has 20 years of Sales and Partnering experience Globally in charge of company’s revenue streams, accountable for driving revenue growth, leveraging and aligning all revenue-generating departments working closely with Marketing, Sales and Customer Experience/Customer Success.
Industry CFO, Financial Advisor, has 20 years of experienced as Financial Controller, Operations, M&A, structured finance, risk mitigation, strategy, budget, offshore operation set-up, personnel and management. Z-IMPACT’s founding partners believe in unequivocally putting the clients’ best interest above all else. Using this moral compass to form company culture, guide employees, clients and partners. This shared value system amongst management has forged our individual reputations has provided much added depth in shaping Z-IMPACT’s financial projections over the past year.
Industry CLO, Legal Advisor, has 21 years of Corporate and Securities. A wealth of attorney experience with Company formations, start-up activities, raising capital, forming and leveraging relationships with investors, employees, partners, suppliers, distributors and customers, financing operations and selling a company. Supporting the entrepreneurs, investors, officers and directors and management teams.