David Friend – Chairman & CEO
David Friend has been a successful technology entrepreneur for over 25 years. After serving as President of ARP Instruments, he co-founded four companies: Sonexis, FaxNet, Pilot Software, and Computer Pictures Corporation. In 2010, David was named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in the Emerging Technology category for the New England Region. He has been featured in USA Today, Tech Capital, The Boston Globe, Mass HiTech, Fortune, Forbes and Tom Peter's best-selling management book, The Pursuit of Wow!
David has been a lecturer at MIT's Sloan School of Management and is an active supporter of music and the arts in Boston. He is a trustee (emeritus) of the New England Conservatory, Berklee College of Music, and the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C.
David holds a bachelor's degree in engineering from Yale University and attended the Princeton University Graduate School of Engineering where he was a David Sarnoff Fellow. He is an avid marathoner, distance cyclist, windsurfer, and hiker.
Anthony Folger – CFO & Treasurer
Folger brings nearly 20 years of finance and operations experience to the position of Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, where he is responsible for the company’s financial strategy and operations.
Folger joined Carbonite from Acronis, where he served as Chief Financial Officer and prior to that, as Acronis’ Corporate Controller. He also brings to Carbonite nearly a decade of accounting and finance expertise from his tenure at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Deloitte & Touche. Folger’s experience also includes senior corporate finance positions at technology companies, including Starent Networks, Corp., Habama, Inc. and Marketmax, Inc.
Folger holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Accounting from the College of the Holy Cross in Massachusetts and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Swami Kumaresan – EVP, Product & Engineering
Swami Kumaresan oversees product strategy, development and customer support. A member of Carbonite's founding management team, Swami has led almost every part of the business over the years. As the company's VP of Marketing from Day 1 until shortly after the IPO, Swami was responsible for the top line growth, customer acquisition and retention results that put Carbonite atop the 2010 Inc. 500 list and on the Nasdaq. In 2010, he was named to the Boston Business Journal's "40 under 40" list of emerging business leaders and was also a Finalist for the Mass Tech Leadership Council's Emerging Executive of the Year award.
Swami invests most of his time making sure that Carbonite’s "talent density" is as high as possible since he has the deep-seated belief that having great people creates a great working environment and the best results.
Swami holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics from Yale University. In his free time he enjoys biking, sailing, and cooking.
Pete Lamson – SVP, Sales and Marketing
Pete Lamson oversees customer acquisition for Carbonite, including direct and channel acquisition strategy and execution for the company’s consumer and SMB lines of business. Pete has 25 years of experience with emerging growth companies, having spent the majority of his career with technology solutions designed for consumers and the global small business community.
Prior to joining Carbonite, Pete served as SVP & GM for NameMedia’s SMB-focused Domain Marketplace, the largest of its kind in the world. Pete also served as Chief Operating Officer of Monster Worldwide’s consumer relocation division, helping small businesses convert new movers into lifetime customers. Pete also co-founded P.D. Circuits, an outsourced electronics manufacturing supply chain management firm.
Pete holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Middlebury College and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is co-president and board member of the Dover-Sherborn, MA Soccer Club.
Danielle Sheer – Vice President and General Counsel
Danielle Sheer manages Carbonite’s worldwide corporate development and legal affairs, including technology partnerships, data security and privacy compliance, management of Carbonite’s intellectual property portfolio, and advising the Company’s management and board of directors on legal, strategic and corporate governance matters. She speaks and writes frequently about the effects of patent trolls in the technology industry. Danielle also co-founded SaaSy, a Carbonite initiative dedicated to the advancement and empowerment of women in the technology industry.
In 2012, Danielle was named to the Boston Business Journal's "40 under 40" list of emerging business leaders; honored by the Massachusetts Bar Association and Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly as an "Emerging Leader"; and received the "Maverick of the Year" Stevie award for Women in Business. In 2014, the Boston Business Journal honored her as an "Advancing Women" leader.
Prior to joining Carbonite in 2009, Danielle practiced corporate and securities law at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, where she specialized in technology-related corporate matters, private equity financings, public securities offerings and mergers and acquisitions.
Danielle received her J.D. from Georgetown University and B.A. with honors from George Washington University. She serves on the board of directors of The Boston Club and the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts.