Michael is a highly experienced technology company CEO with over 25 years of executive leadership. Michael’s experience is global, having led both private and public companies of varying sizes, stages and locations, to eventual liquidity.
For the past four years, Michael was the President and CEO of rPath—a
Throughout his career, Michael has returned significant capital to investors and shareholders: from generating close to $1.0 billion in a public offering to a company sale netting $100 million in profit on a $4.0 million investment.
Michael holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Emerson College, Boston, Massachusetts. He spent 12 years in the Military, primarily as a Naval Reservist in a MOMAG, Underwater Mine Group. Michael also served in the Massachusetts National Guard.
A serial entrepreneur with extensive experience launching, financing and growing software companies, Jay Litkey has been a pioneer in emerging high growth markets that include cloud computing, virtualization, systems management automation, and Internet video.
For more than a decade, Jay has been a virtualization evangelist and advocate, focusing on the strategic impacts of virtualization and automation within enterprise data centers. He is ITIL-certified and frequently spends his time serving as a trusted advisor for IT executives and speaking at industry events.
Prior to Embotics, Jay founded Symbium Corp., a venture-funded company focused on autonomic computing and the automated management of IT infrastructure, managing business development and product management. Before Symbium, he was the founding CEO of BlackholeTV, an Internet video content aggregation
Wynand Stassen is a qualified Chartered Professional Accountant and has successfully completed the Level I and II CFA examinations. Previously, he worked with Ernst & Young and Deloitte’s audit and assurance groups before joining International Datacasting where he completed the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) conversion for its public company financial statements. In 2012, he joined Kinaxis, a SaaS company based in Ottawa, and contributed to the pre-IPO readiness of the company’s finance operations
Over the past 12 years, Wynand has audited or been involved in the finance operations of dozens of companies, both private and public, across several industry sectors. He currently sits on the board of the Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation.
Dan is a veteran marketing professional with extensive experience developing and implementing breakthrough strategies for emerging and established companies. Previously, he was vice president of Marketing for ThingWorx, the Internet of Things (IoT) Business at PTC. Prior to its acquisition by PTC, Dan was vice president of Marketing at Axeda responsible for the global marketing organization including product marketing, marketing communications, partner marketing, and lead generation. He has over 20 years of technology marketing experience in various industries, primarily in software, security and cloud platforms with market-leading companies including Relicore, Symantec, Allaire, Macromedia, Axeda, and PTC.
Dan received his degree in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Mark is technology leader with 25 years experience delivering innovative solutions to the market, and a proven track record of building successful engineering teams and companies in the software and hardware development fields. With over ten years of driving product strategy for Embotics, Mark is also focused on ensuring new and existing customers have an exceptional experience with the company. This includes continuing to build pre and post-sales Customer Success teams, ensuring a great customer experience while improving operational efficiency and business value.
Prior to joining Embotics, he was VP of Product Development at BTI Photonic Systems, developing a WDM platform engineered for service connectivity at the edge of optical networks. Mark was employed at Nortel Networks, where he developed their Preside Policy Services products, which are now the MetaSolv Policy Services product. He also developed the industry’s first Remote Access SS7 gateway product, the CVX SS7, which is still in
Mark holds a Computer Science degree from Concordia University and an MBA from the University of Ottawa.
Monty is an experienced leader in the IT service provider and cloud technology industry. Monty's role at Embotics includes global corporate development and strategic account
Monty works directly with clients and partners to help design solutions and he is also a frequent presenter and panelist on Cloud, Hosting, Business Continuity/DR, and other technology services.
Monty received his BBA from Baylor University in Texas and is a graduate of the Charlotte Leadership Forum.