Bret is a career technologist with decades of experience in roles that range from hands-on research and development to executive leadership and board oversight. He is CEO of CyberFortress, a global company providing backup built for the world’s best recovery. Previously, he was CEO and Chairman of the Board for Jungle Disk, now a part of CyberFortress, a company created by a management-led carve-out he orchestrated while at Rackspace.
As general manager at Rackspace, Piatt oversaw a 300-person SaaS business with a $150M+ annual revenue portfolio and 75,000 customers. He worked on the Corporate Development & Strategy team as the M&A lead, chaired the Intellectual Property Committee, and helped create OpenStack, the primary project in one of the world’s most successful open-source software communities. Bret has also held product management and engineering positions for AT&T. This included post-merger integration of AT&T’s global managed firewall service, which would be named a Leader in the Gartner MSSP Magic Quadrant.
Bret is active in transforming his home city into a technology leader through community involvement with TechBloc, the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, and additional activities.
Nathan, a highly respected industry veteran with deep expertise in cloud, cybersecurity, compliance and security software development, serves as Chief Technology Officer for CyberFortress. He previously held the same post for Jungle Disk. Prior to that, Nathan served as vice president of DevOps engineering for Chargify, as well as director of software engineering and DevOps for ClearDATA. He also spent 15 years at Rackspace as engineering manager and director of product management. Nathan has a passion for building and maintaining highly engaged teams that are driven by making customers’ lives better. The intersection of people and technology is his focus.
Nick Nelson, Chief Revenue Officer for CyberFortress, was previously chief growth officer for J2 Global, where he oversaw its $600 million Cloud Division. Before that, he was co-founder and chief strategy officer for StackPath, where he spearheaded the acquisition and integration of six companies, supporting over 1 million consumer customers globally. Nick has deep experience in generic top-level domains for multiple companies including Amazon and Rightside Group. He left his mark at Amazon by launching the company’s generic top-level domain program, and for Rightside Group, he would launch more than 20.
Seema, Chief Financial Officer for CyberFortress, is a highly regarded financial professional in the cloud and software technology communities. Previously she held the same post for Jungle Disk. She has served as CFO at Scaleworks, vice president of finance and accounting at Propel Financial Services, and held multiple financial roles at Rackspace. Over the course of her career she has successfully built out scalable, growth-oriented finance and accounting teams that held particularly focussed partnership with their businesses.
William serves as General Counsel and Secretary at CyberFortress, a post he held for Jungle Disk. Previously, he served on the global legal team at Rackspace as general counsel, senior vice president and secretary. He led efforts to take Rackspace public in 2008 and through their $4.3 billion private transaction in 2016. During his tenure, he grew a legal team from four generalists to 45 functional specialty personnel. Before that, William was counsel at Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer and Feld, LLP, a global law firm of over 900 lawyers, where he specialised in corporate governance, M&A and securities law.
Amanda serves as Vice President Business Operations, having previously held the same position for Jungle Disk. She has an impressive history for surpassing goals and positioning businesses for success by building highly accomplished teams dedicated to operational excellence. Before Jungle Disk, she led multiple customer support teams at Rackspace focussed on elevating the customer experience. She has an innate ability to quickly identify and actualise ideas, employing shrewd strategies to maximise organisational capabilities, operations, service offerings and team performance.
Scott serves as Vice President of Technical Operations at CyberFortress, a position he previously held at Jungle Disk. He was formerly Vice President of Network Operations and customer service for cloud backup at J2 Global, managing over 100 data centers globally and responsible for all cloud services’ technical operations. Before J2, he was director of enterprise infrastructure services for iRobot, driving the migration of all computing and mission-critical applications to the cloud. Scott brings over 30 years of senior-level experience to managing infrastructures and cloud strategies for global companies supporting customer-facing applications.
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