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The goal of the OpenStack Foundation is to serve developers, users, and the entire ecosystem by providing a set of shared resources to grow the footprint of public and private OpenStack clouds, enable technology vendors targeting the platform and assist developers in producing the best cloud software in the industry.

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Open Stack Foundation Staff


Jonathan Bryce

Job Title
Executive Director
 
Bio

Jonathan Bryce, who has spent his career building the cloud, is Executive Director of the OpenStack Foundation. Previously he was a founder of The Rackspace Cloud.

He started his career working as a web developer for Rackspace, and during his tenure, he and co-worker Todd Morey had a vision to build a sophisticated web hosting environment where users and businesses alike could turn to design, develop and deploy their ideal web site – all without being responsible for procuring the technology, installing it or making sure it is built to be always available. This vision became The Rackspace Cloud. Since then he has been a major driver of OpenStack, the open source cloud software initiative.

 

Mark Collier

     

Mark Collier

Job Title
Chief Operating Officer
 
Bio

Mark has spent his career working on technologies that disrupt industries, from "a computer on every desk", when he worked at Dell in the 90's as a product manager, to the digital music shift as Senior Director of Business Development at Yahoo! Music, to the cloud computing era, where as VP of Business Development at Rackspace he led the effort to embrace an open source development model and build an ecosystem and community around it, resulting in the founding of OpenStack in 2010.

In 2012, he started the OpenStack Foundation, along with Jonathan Bryce, and now serves as it's Chief Operating Officer working full time on "Protecting, Empowering, and Promoting OpenStack and the community around it, including users, developers and the entire ecosystem."

Outside of OpenStack, he loves music, Austin, BBQ, wakeboarding on Lake Austin, and basketball (Rockets & Longhorns). He goes by "sparkycollier" on the inter webs, to honor his great dane sparky (R.I.P.)

                 

Lauren Sell

     

Lauren Sell

Job Title
Vice President, Marketing and Community Services
 
Bio

Lauren is the Vice President of Marketing & Community Services for the OpenStack Foundation. She helped launch OpenStack in 2010, and has had the opportunity to help grow the community and OpenStack brand ever since. Lauren works with an amazing team of marketers and community managers at the Foundation to help coordinate and grow the OpenStack Summits, regional community events, marketing and user communities.

Lauren has more than eleven years experience in the technology industry, with a background in early stage companies, open source and enterprise software, and even industry events like SXSW Interactive. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, house projects, jogging Town Lake and trying to revive her golf game.

                 

Heidi Bretz

   

Heidi Bretz

Job Title
Director of Business Development
 
Bio

Heidi leads the foundation's efforts to grow and nurture a strong ecosystem around OpenStack.

Heidi has spent over 15 years in the technology world in leadership positions with companies in Silicon Valley and in Seattle including Netscape, Red Herring, Microsoft and Amazon Web Services. She originally launched her career in banking spending nine years with Drexel Burnham Lambert, Wells Fargo and Hambrecht & Quist before falling in love with cutting edge technology when her bank (H&Q) was taking Netscape public . She made the career leap to Netscape and tech and has never looked back! Her passions besides game changing technologies, are cycling, skiing, music and almost any sport that involves speed.

                 

Thierry Carrez

     

Thierry Carrez

Job Title
Director of Engineering
 
Bio
Thierry Carrez has been in charge of Release Management for the OpenStack project since 2010. He is now the chair of OpenStack Technical Committee. A Python Software Foundation member, Ubuntu Core developer and Debian maintainer, he was previously the Technical lead for Ubuntu Server edition, and an operational manager for the Gentoo Security Team. In a previous life, he used to be an IT Manager for small and large companies. He is working home-based from a small village in the center of France, where he lives with his wife and two daughters.

                 

Todd Morey

     

Todd Morey

Job Title
Creative Director
 
Bio

Todd Morey co-founded The Rackspace Cloud with Jonathan Bryce. In over a decade at Rackspace, Todd has provided design, strategy, and guidance towards the launch of several major Rackspace products, from the first customer portal to the current portfolio of Rackspace Cloud offerings. Todd currently works with the OpenStack Foundation as Creative Director. He also mentors students and web-based startups.

                 

Wes Wilson

     

Wes Wilson

Job Title
Lead Designer
 
Bio

Wes Wilson is Lead Designer for the OpenStack Foundation. He has spent the past decade on the design side of web startups including founding Brandstack, graphic design marketplace, which was acquired in 2011. Wes’ endeavors have always hinged around entrepreneurship, whether it be working in his family’s construction business or lending capital as a commercial banker. In his free time, he enjoys mountain biking, traveling and spending time with his wife and three kids.

                 

Jeremy Stanley

 

Jeremy Stanley

Job Title
Infrastructure Engineer
 
Bio

A long-time computer hobbyist and technology generalist, Jeremy's worked as a Unix and GNU/Linux sysadmin for more than two decades focusing on information security, Internet services and data center automation. He's a core member of the OpenStack project infrastructure team and serves on the vulnerability management team. In his spare time he writes free software, hacks on open hardware projects and embedded platforms, restores old video game systems and enjoys articles on math theory and cosmology

                 

Clark Boylan

 

Clark Boylan

Job Title
Infrastructure Engineer
 
Bio

It all started as a volunteer sysadmin at Portland State University. Since then Clark has operated large network infrastructures, built radios for airplanes, and is now a core member of the OpenStack project infrastructure team. When not in front of a keyboard, Clark enjoys brewing beer and barbecuing brisket in his brother's back yard.

                 

Heidi Joy Tretheway

     

Heidi Joy Tretheway

Job Title
Senior Marketing Manager
 
Bio

Heidi Joy is a Senior Marketing Manager for the OpenStack Foundation, based in Portland, Oregon. She joined the Foundation to focus on brand management, content marketing and growing our community of marketers. Previously, Heidi Joy was director of marketing communications for mobile software company Urban Airship, head of global communications for a commercial real estate firm, and a business journalist. Away from work, she writes books, craves French carbs, and builds epic forts with her kids in the living room.

                 

Chris Hoge

     

Chris Hoge

Job Title
Interop Engineer
 
Bio
Chris Hoge is the Interop Engineer for the OpenStack Foundation. Previously he worked as an OpenStack community manager and developer at Puppet Labs and operated a research cloud for the College of Arts and Sciences at The University of Oregon. When not obsessing over the present and future of cloud computing he enjoys long-distance running, swing dancing, and throwing a ball for his endlessly energetic Border Collie.

                 

Scott Raschke

 

Scott Raschke

Job Title
Operations Manager
 
Bio
Scott looks after a variety of OpenStack Foundation’s operations activities including Finance, Legal, Insurance, and Human Resources. He began his career with Deloitte and also worked in a variety of Finance roles at BHP Billiton Petroleum. He now lives in the community of Rockne, TX with his wife and two children. There are few things he enjoys more than hiking the mountains of Colorado or floating a Texas river.

                 

Danny Carreno

   

Danny Carreno

Job Title
Ecosystem Account Manager
 
Bio
Danny is the Ecosystem Account Manager for the OpenStack Foundation. From Tyler TX, he moved to San Antonio to attend The University of Texas at San Antonio. After six years at Rackspace where he held multiple support, sales and marketing roles, he has joined the Foundation team to focus on nurturing the OpenStack partner ecosystem and assist with on boarding new sponsors and building relationships with the community members. He’s known to be a prolific coffee drinker and tries to keep up to date with the latest tunes. In his spare time, he enjoys music festivals, jogging the San Antonio Riverwalk and all things sports.

                 

Claire Massey

     

Claire Massey

Job Title
Marketing Manager
 
Bio

Claire Massey is a Marketing Manager for the OpenStack Foundation. Her primary responsibility is to manage the twice-annual Summits, coordinate global events, as well as oversee social strategy and additional marketing communications. In past endeavors, she has specialized in the management of social media strategy for global brands, managed donor stewardship and grant writing for The University of Texas at Austin, and event planning for local non-profits and a state agency. In her free time, she enjoys pilates, traveling and ordering at restaurants rather than cooking.

                 

Allison Price

     

Allison Price

Job Title
Marketing Coordinator
 
Bio

Allison Price is a Marketing Coordinator for the OpenStack Foundation, where she manages the social media strategy and execution, online analytics and reporting. She also assists with additional marketing needs, including event planning support and website update coordination. Her past roles have specialized in social strategy and execution for both B2B and B2C global companies in the technology and consumer industries. In her spare time, she enjoys finding new hiking trails and sharing her love of Celine Dion with anyone and everyone who will listen.

                 

Shari Mahrdt

     

Shari Mahrdt

Job Title
Marketing Associate
 
Bio

Shari completed a summer internship at the OpenStack Foundation in 2013 and has joined as Marketing Associate after finishing her Bachelor's degree in 'Advertising with Marketing Communications' at Bournemouth University in England. She now helps organize the twice-annual Summits and coordinates OpenStack's presence at industry events worldwide. She previously worked as community manager at the Berlin-based startup conference hy! and at advertising agencies including JWT London and Grabarz & Partner. In her spare time she enjoys photography, running, traveling and confusing people she meets with an American accent despite being German.

                 

Kendall Waters

     

Kendall Waters

Job Title
Marketing Associate
 
Bio

Kendall Waters has joined the OpenStack Foundation as a Marketing Associate after completing a spring internship in 2015. She graduated from St. Edward s University in Austin, TX with a Bachelor s degree in Digital Media Management. She helps the marketing team organize and manage the twice-annual Summits. Her previous roles have specialized in social media management at local start-up companies in Austin.In her free time, she loves to ride her bike, try new restaurants, and attend as many music festivals as possible.

 

Supporting Cast


                 

Tom Fifield

     

Tom Fifield

 
Bio

After learning about scalability in computing from particle physics experiments like ATLAS at the Large Hadron Collider, Tom led the creation of the NeCTAR Research Cloud - designed for the publicly-funded research sector in Australia. Part of a $47M government project, it currently serves more than 2500 researchers directly, and is expanding to a capacity of 30,000 cores over 8 sites distributed over every major city.

Following working as a cloud architecture consultant and team lead for several years, Tom is currently harnessing his passion for large scale distributed systems by focusing on their most important part: people. As Community Manager at the OpenStack Foundation it's his job to make the users and developers of OpenStack happy.

                 

Kathy Cacciatore

   

Kathy Cacciatore

 
Bio
Kathy is responsible for audience-focused content planning and development, with the OpenStack Foundation Marketing team. She brings a wealth of experience from IBM Corporation, where she held various marketing positions including all aspects of product marketing, product launch management, events and alliance marketing primarily focused on Linux and other open source technologies. Kathy holds a B.S. degree in Computer Science and Professional Certified Marketer designation from the American Marketing Association. Kathy and her husband Tony reside in Austin, TX. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, musical theater, entertaining, reading and spending time with family and friends.

                 

Mark Radcliffe

   

Mark Radcliffe

 
Bio

Mark Radcliffe is a senior partner who practices corporate securities and intellectual property at DLA Piper. DLA Piper has over 4200 lawyers in more than 30 countries and 65 cities. Mr. Radcliffe’s practice focuses on representing corporations in their intellectual property and finance matters. He has worked with many software companies, in particular open source companies and is Chair of the Open Source Industry Group at the firm. He assisted Sun Microsystems in open sourcing the Solaris operating system and drafting the CDDL. And he represents other large companies in their software licensing (and, in particular, open source matters) including
eBay, Accenture, Adobe, Palm and Sony. He represents or has represented many software companies and particularly open source startups, such as SugarCRM (the first venture backed open source applications company), WSO2, Zimbra, DeviceVM, Revolution Analytic, Funambol and Reductive Labs, He represented Siemens Venture Capital in their investment in MontaVista Software, Inc and Hummer Winblad and Morganthaler in their investment in MuleSource. On a pro bono basis, he serves as outside General Counsel for the Open Source Initiative and on the Legal Committee of the Apache Software Foundation. He was the Chair of Committee C for the Free Software Foundation in reviewing GPLv3 and was the lead drafter for Project Harmony. And in 2012, he became outside general counsel of the Open Stack Foundation.

He has spoken on open source issues at the Open Source Business Conference, Silicon Valley Association of General Counsel, American Corporate Counsel Association and O’Reilly Open Source Conference. In April 2009 (the first year of the award), he was recognized for his experience by Intellectual Asset Management magazine as one of the world's Leading 250 IP Strategists. He has been recognized again in 2010, 2011 and 2012. In 1997, the National Law Journal named him one of the 100 Most Influential Lawyers in the United States.

                 

Lisa Miller

   

Lisa Miller

 
Bio

Lisa Miller serves as legal counsel for the OpenStack Foundation. Lisa focuses her practice on providing quality legal services to corporate clients on transactional matters and general corporate maintenance including entity formation, mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, corporate and non-profit governance and contract negotiations.

Prior to forming the Law Office of Lisa S. Miller, Lisa was an associate attorney with the Corporate & Securities and Health Care sections of Jackson Walker, L.L.P. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas and is active her her hometown community of San Antonio, Texas. Lisa holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas Christian University and a Juris Doctor from The University of Texas School of Law.

 

FNtech

 

FNtech

 
Bio

FNtech is the Foundation's events production partner working behind the scenes to produce our global OpenStack Summits. Based in Los Angeles and San Francisco, FNtech specializes in sponsor fulfillment, audio/video, lighting, staging and full-service production for corporate and live events.

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