Fred is a veteran technology executive with a track record of starting and growing companies to successful acquisitions. Fred has led strategy, development and operations of large scale enterprise and commercial applications across multiple industries. Fred's experience in software development gives Cirracore a distinct advantage over other managed cloud hosting companies in the ability to understand the requirements of managing and scaling applications at the application layer.
In addition to heading up Cirracore, Fred also founded and oversees Glick Interactive, an award-winning software development firm that provides development resources and expertise to Cirracore.
Prior to Cirracore has been successful in a wide variety of senior management positions at EAS, Critical Logic, i2Go, Air2Web, BEA Systems and AirDefense in roles that included CEO, COO, CTO, Chief Security Officer, VP of Engineering, and VP of Product Management.
Fred was the Chief Security Officer and founding member of AirDefense, the industry leading wireless monitoring and protection provider, and helped define their technology strategy and built relationships with Fortune 500 companies and government agencies. AirDefense was acquired by Motorola.
Fred was a founding member of WysDM, a global data protection and backup management company, and helped lead product strategy and software. In addition to Fortune 500 and global enterprises as customers, WysDM was an OEM provider to both NetApp and EMC. WysDM was acquired by EMC.
At BEA Systems, Fred was a key contributor to the formation of the SaaS Expert Group and helped develop the roadmap for Pervasive Computing for WebLogic . BEA Systems was acquired by Oracle.
Prior to BEA Systems, Fred helped define strategy and direction of the Air2Web Mobile Internet Platform that is the leading enterprise wireless enabler and handles traffic for 500+ carriers in 170 countries.
Fred was a founding member of i2Go, and led the engineering team in the design and development of the world's first interactive MP3 player, the eGo. In addition to being the leading player on the market, I2Go provided MP3 player functionality to both Motorola and Audiovox for use in their mobile phones. i2Go was acquired by Audiovox.
Prior, Fred helped Internet Security Systems early on and contributed to ISS products Internet Scanner and RealSecure. ISS was later aquired by IBM after going public in 1998.
As an industry expert, Fred is regularly invited to speak at industry conferences both nationally and abroad and has appeared on ZDnet TV, CNN, The Money Channel and ESPN Radio. Fred is often quoted in national publications and considered a trusted source for both analysts and media available via any search engine. He has authored technology patents in the areas of Internet security, wireless security, wireless technology, mobile commerce, and multi-media as well as numerous white papers published on these subjects.
Fred serves on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Telecom Professionals (ATP) organization (www.atpconnect.org).
Fred serves on the Board of Directors for the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) Education Collaborative organization (www.tagedonline.org).
Fred's proven track record can be attributed to a hands-on management style while always focusing on company success and developing key customer and partner relationships. Fred holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Georgia Tech.
Matthew is an HPC (high performance computing) specialist with 16 years of experience in running global data center operations for high-transaction web and gaming sites as well as designing complex high transaction networks for several of the worlds largest datacenters and data center customers.
Prior to co-founding Cirracore, Matthew was the HPC Architect and Designer for Penguin Computing and helped design networks for customers such as the Department of Defense (DoD), US National Laboratories Los Alamos Energy Research Supercomputer Center, AOL, and Oracle.
At Rackable Systems, Matthew was the Enterprise HPC Architect and was responsible for large scale network design and deployments for customers such as Microsoft, Yahoo, YouTube, Oracle, EA Games, Vonage, Lawrence Livermore, Raytheon and Orbitz. Matthew managed complex 10,000+ node deployments involving details ranging from servers, to the cooling and power requirements, and down to the data center provisioning required to support very large complex computing clusters.
Matthew served as Vice President, Operations for Super Computer, Inc that was acquired by EA Games. Matthew designed and deployed data centers for Super Computer in London, UK and Seoul, South Korea for EA Games, Atari, and the US Army, which scaled to over 11,100 servers in one and a half years. Mathew served as CTO for Gaming Host, the third largest online game hosting provider in the US for first-person shooter games.
Matthew is a sought after and well-respected authority on high performance networks and is frequently invited to speak and consult on various data center architecture and operations topics.
Michael Jacobson has over twenty-five years of experience assisting numerous companies in strategic planning, financial procedures, financial statement preparation, business and marketing plan creation; and operation analysis and implementation.
Michael was the EVP and CFO for Causelink, and e-commerce provider for Not for Profits and was responsible for Responsible for developing and implementing financial and organizational models and standards for the company, including business plans, venture capital presentations, marketing plans and models, human resource policy manuals, department budgets.
Michael was President, CEO and CFO at US Games and grew the company from $8m to $28m in three years while reducing manufacturing costs by 35%. Michael negotiated the sale to Leisure Time Casinos and Resorts (LTCR – NASDAQ).
As CFO at Squirrel Companies, a developer and manufacturer of touch screen computer systems, Michael was responsible for managing the financial turnaround from annual losses to profitability in excess of $500,000. Squirrel was acquired by Sulcus Computer Corp (SULC NASDAQ).
Previously, Michael was the Second Vice President of Sun Life (now Sun America), and was responsible for supervision and review of SEC filings and statutory financial statements for the Sun Life USA Group with assets in excess of $10 billion. Additionally, Also directed internal controls, consolidated the financial divisions three subsidiaries, implemented a standardized ledger system.
Michael held management positions with the international accounting firm KPMG Peat Marwick as the Tax Manager and was responsible for the management and review of tax services to approximately 70 clients.
Michael is a member of the Georgia Society of CPA’s and the American Institute of CPA’s, has been an Adjunct Professor at Georgia State University.
He holds an MBA from Georgia State University and a BSBA from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
SVP Professional Services
Abhi leads the professional services organization and works closely with clients and developers to ensure projects are delivered on time and exceed client expectations. Abhi has extensive experience managing complex enterprise projects in a wide variety of technology environments and platforms for major solutions integrators. His broad experience and deep understanding of leading edge technologies gives him the ability to quickly understand client environments and requirements to recommend innovative solutions.
In addition to co-founding Cirracore, Abhi has held senior professional services positions at Accenture, IBM Global Services, Axelerant, and Core Concept. Abhi has managed large projects for clients that include MCI / Verizon, General Electric Power Systems, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Sikorsky Aircraft, Cousins Properties, BellSouth, and Roche Pharmaceuticals.
Abhi holds a Bachelor of Computer Science degree from the University of Georgia.
Vice President, Channel Marketing
Steve Davis is a hosted services industry veteran who leads Channel Marketing for Cirracore’s innovative services portfolio and go-to-market strategies. In this role, Steve oversees the selection and development of the service distribution channel partners and the lifecycle management of the service portfolio. Prior to joining Cirracore, Steve held various positions with Broadvox and Cypress Communications (acquired by Broadvox in 2011), most recently the Director of Product Management, Product Marketing and Pricing. Prior to Broadvox, Steve was the Senior Product Manager for IP Telephony and Network Services at Trinsic and spent nine years at MCI where he held various management roles including Manager of Product Marketing Communications.
Steve holds an MBA from the University of Georgia and a bachelor’s degree with a double major in Marketing and Multinational Business Operations from Florida State University.
Ankur serves as chief architect and oversees the development team that is responsible for designing, documenting, developing, optimizing, and maintaining software frameworks and development processes for clients.
In addition to co-founding Cirracore, Ankur has held lead architect and management positions on numerous projects for both product-based and professional services organizations such as McKinsey & Co., Core Concept, Owens Group International, Axelerant, Air2Web, US General Services Administration, Roche Pharmaceuticals and ECS. Ankur is active in the Open Source community and well respected in the development community.
Ankur holds an MBA from the College of Management at Georgia Institute of Technology, holds a Masters Degree in Computer Science from the College of Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology, a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree from the College of Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology, and a Certificate in Economics from the Ivan Allen College at Georgia Institute of Technology.