Mohamad Ali was named President and CEO in December 2014 to help Carbonite continue to grow and serve the ever-evolving technology needs of the small and mid-sized businesses that power the world. Prior to Carbonite, Ali served as Chief Strategy Officer at Hewlett-Packard Co., reporting to the Chairman and CEO. Before HP, Ali was CEO of the Workforce Optimization division of Aspect Software, and before that he led Avaya's $2 billion Global Services division as its president. Ali also held various executive positions at IBM.
Ali is a long-time resident of Boston, Carbonite’s world headquarters, where he lives with his wife and children. He attended Stanford and received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, a Bachelor of Arts in History, and a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering. He serves on the boards of City National Bank, Oxfam America, and the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council.
Jeff Flowers (co-founder and former CTO and Chief Architect at Carbonite) is a seasoned technology executive with deep IT and technical expertise. Jeff has worked with David Friend (CEO) since 1982 and co-founded Sonexis, FaxNet and Pilot Software. At Sonexis and FaxNet, he also served as CTO. In 2009, he was named CTO of the Year by the Mass Technology Leadership Council.
In addition to the three companies he co-founded with David, Jeff served as VP of Engineering for Computer Pictures. He also served as VP of Development at ON Technology Corporation, a software vendor that provided groupware and utility products for Apple and Novell Netware operating environments. During Jeff's tenure, ON Technology completed its IPO.
Jeff holds a B.S. and M.S. in Information and Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology and attended the Northeastern University School of Business.
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.
Peter Gyenes joined the Carbonite board of directors in 2015, bringing experience with corporate growth and value creation to our vision for business continuity for SMBs.
Peter was most recently the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ascential Software Corporation, until its acquisition by IBM in April 2005. He brings to Carbonite four decades of experience in technical, sales, marketing and general management positions within the computer systems and software industry in the Americas, Europe and Asia/Pacific.
He serves on the boards of Sophos, Inc., Intralinks, Inc., Lawson Software, Inc., Pegasystems Inc., RealPage Inc., VistaPrint N.V., a number of privately held technology companies and the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council (Trustee Emeritus). Peter has a bachelor's degree in mathematics and an MBA from Columbia University in New York.
Charles Kane is a seasoned public company executive and director. Mr. Kane has served as president and CEO of Corechange, an enterprise software company; as CFO of Global BPO Services Corp., RSA Security, Aspen Technology, and Informix Software; and in other financial management roles with Stratus Computer, Prime Computer, and Deloitte & Touche LLP.
Since November of 2006, Mr. Kane has served as a Board member and audit committee chairman of Progress Software. He has served in the same capacity for Demandware since May 2010. Previously, Mr. Kane served as a member of the Board of Borland Software, Netezza, and Applix.
Mr. Kane holds a B.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame, an M.B.A. in International Finance from Babson College, and is a senior lecturer of International Finance at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Sloan School of Management.
Todd Krasnow is an accomplished entrepreneur, consumer sales & marketing executive and early stage venture investor. Currently at Highland Capital Partners, Todd serves as a Director on the Boards of several privately-held companies including Quraz, OnForce, and C & S Wholesale Grocers, and is a member of the Board of Advisors at Harvard Business School's Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurship.
Previously, Todd was a member of the original management team at Staples and served as its EVP of Sales and Marketing. During his tenure at Staples, Todd won a gold "Clio" award for the best retail advertising in the United States while the company reached over $7 billion in sales.
He holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and an A.B. in Chemistry from Cornell University.
Steve Munford is an accomplished leader in the security industry with vast experience in major strategic shifts.
Steve is currently the non-executive chairman of the Sophos Ltd. board of directors. He served as Sophos' CEO from 2006 to 2012 and, during that time, led the company through a period of dramatic growth, more than tripling bookings. Prior to his role as CEO, Steve served as President of Sophos for North America and then became Chief Operating Officer, responsible for the day-to-day running of the company and its senior management team. Previously, he was President of ActiveState before its acquisition by Sophos in 2003. Under his leadership, ActiveState established itself as a global leader in email security software.
Steve has a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Western Ontario and has an MBA from Queen's University, Ontario.
Pravin Vazirani joined Menlo Ventures in 2001. He began his career at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory where he designed digital receivers for satellite communications. Later he worked as an engineer for Pacific Communication Sciences, Inc. and as a product manager for ADC Telecommunications in their Wireless Systems Group. Most recently, he evaluated investment opportunities for @Ventures, the venture capital subsidiary of CMGI. Pravin represents Menlo Ventures on the boards of Carbonite, Credant Technologies, Like.com and Sepaton. He is also involved with the firm's investments in Centrality Communications, newScale and Q1 Labs.
Pravin is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering) and the Harvard University Graduate School of Business (M.B.A.).