Mohamad Ali is a leader who believes there very few things that can’t be achieved with focus and determination. Under Mohamad’s leadership our global team is fully engaged in developing and delivering the next generation of business continuity solutions for small and midsized businesses.
Driven by a passion for technology and growth, Mohamad served as Chief Strategy Officer at Hewlett Packard where he played a pivotal role in the company’s turnaround. At IBM, Mohamad lead the creation of the firm’s $8 billion business analytics software unit, and at Avaya, he oversaw the company's $2 billion services group. He was also the CEO of the Workforce Optimization division of Aspect Software.
Mohamad holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering, a B.A. in History, and a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. He serves on the boards of iRobot, City National Bank, Oxfam America, and the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council.
As CFO at Carbonite, Anthony Folger keeps one eye on our numbers and the other on our future. Together with his team, Anthony is setting our strategy for global development and expansion, and ensuring we have the people, systems and processes in place to be successful every step of the way.
Prior to joining Carbonite, Anthony was CFO at Acronis, where he handled all aspects of global accounting, operations and human resources. Before joining Acronis, Anthony was Director of Finance at Cisco, and Corporate Controller at MarketMax and Habama. Anthony also held senior finance positions at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Deloitte & Touche.
Anthony graduated from The College of the Holy Cross with a B.A. in Accounting and Economics, and he is a Certified Public Accountant.
Chris Doggett is a recognized leader who has built and led successful sales, marketing and channel teams for local, national and global companies. As Senior Vice President of Global Sales, Chris and his team are responsible for achieving the company’s revenue goals and for the success of Carbonite’s worldwide channel and direct sales organization.
Prior to joining Carbonite, Chris served as Managing Director, Senior Vice President of Corporate Sales, and Vice President of Channel Sales at Kaspersky Lab. Before joining Kaspersky, he was Vice President of Global Channels at Sophos. Earlier in his career, he held leadership positions with various consulting firms and solution providers.
Chris holds a B.A. from The Colorado College and an M.B.A. and M.S.-M.I.S. from Boston University.
Norman Guadagno hones in on that unique place where company brand meets customer need and harnesses in it a way that adds value for customer and company alike. Together with the Marketing team, Norman drives brand strategy, product marketing and overall market awareness for Carbonite worldwide.
Before joining Carbonite, Norman was Senior Vice President of Marketing Strategy at the digital marketing agency Wire Stone, working with clients such as Microsoft, Boeing and Nike. Prior to Wire Stone, Guadagno held senior marketing roles at Microsoft and Oracle, as well as leading creative agencies. Guadagno began his career in the software industry focusing on user interaction.
Norman holds an M.A. in Psychology from Rice University and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Rochester.
With a career that has taken him to China and back, Paul Mellinger has effectively led complex organizations around the world. At Carbonite, Paul applies his leadership and expertise in global sales, technology and integration to guide and grow our worldwide EVault business.
Before joining Carbonite, Paul served an impressive 30 years at IBM in some of the company’s most critical executive roles, including Vice President of IBM Software Sales, Vice President of Cognos NA, and Vice President of Information Management Asia Pacific.
Paul holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Washington University/St Louis and an M.B.A. from the Olin School of Business at Washington University.
David Raissipour began his career in software engineering and he remains a passionate developer of high performing, quality products for businesses and consumers. As SVP of Product and Engineering, David and his team develop innovative business continuity solutions that protect valuable data and keep businesses in business.
Prior to joining Carbonite, David was with EMC’s RSA where he served most recently as VP and General Manager for Identity, Authentication and Fraud products – a $500M portfolio of products. Before Joining RSA, David spent over 14 years at Microsoft where he was an original/founding member of several product teams, including Outlook, Bing Mobile, MSN Mobile and the Microsoft Business Intelligence Suite. Early in his career David held a wide range of Engineering and Product Management roles at startups throughout Massachusetts.
David holds B.S. in Computer Science from Central New England College, as well as numerous technology patents in the areas of messaging, rules processing and bandwidth optimization.
As the founding member of Carbonite’s legal team, Danielle Sheer played a critical role in leading the company to a NASDAQ listing in 2011. Danielle oversees our global legal and corporate governance affairs, including worldwide data security and privacy compliance, spearheading our technology patent portfolio for Carbonite’s business continuity solutions and guiding our international expansion efforts.
Prior to Carbonite, Danielle practiced corporate and securities law at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, where she specialized in technology-related corporate matters and M&A.
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,” selected as “Maverick of the Year” Stevie award winner for Women in Business, and named an “Emerging Leader for Advancing Women Leaders” by the Boston Business Journal. Danielle received a 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 Board of Overseers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
Lawrence "Larry" Friedman is a highly-regarded technologist who enjoys the creative process of solving problems and designing complex systems. As Chief Technology Officer, Larry and his team anticipate the IT security needs of our customers and engineer powerful data protection solutions that are the preferred choice among small businesses and IT professionals.
Prior to joining Carbonite, Larry was a distinguished engineer at RSA Security, where he provided technical strategy and architecture for RSA’s Identity businesses. While at RSA, he supported multiple corporate development initiatives, leading M&A technical diligence reviews that resulted in the acquisition of 6 different companies. Prior to RSA, he held principal engineering positions at Greatway Technologies and Digital Equipment Corporation.
Larry is the co-inventor of 36 granted patents, with 14 patents pending. He holds an M.A. in Music from Boston University, where he also studied for his M.S. in Computer Science.
Alec Carstensen is passionate about creating environments where every employee can maximize their potential and performance. As VP of Human Resources, Alec is responsible for leading our human resources and talent teams in recruiting and retaining the best people to drive our business.
Before joining Carbonite as Director of Talent Management in 2013, Alec was a Group Human Resources Manager and a District Human Resources Business Partner at Target. He also held District Manager positions at Brookstone and Gap.
Alec holds a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Vermont.
Jessica Couto has earned worldwide recognition as a leader in channel management, growth and development with resellers ranging from small to global. As Vice President of US Channel Sales and Marketing at Carbonite, Jessica and her team go above and beyond to ensure a positive experience for partners and customers alike.
Prior to joining Carbonite, Jessica was Director of Worldwide Channel Sales Bit9 where she was instrumental in driving the exceptional growth of the business. Jessica also served as New England Channel Manager at Kaspersky Labs, and as Director Channel Lenovo Sales at LANDesk.
Jessica holds an A.A. in Computer Engineering and a B.S. in Information Science from Johnson and Wales University, and an M.S. in Information Technology Management from Capella University.
Terri Delfino is a natural storyteller with a talent for building and leading highly effective B2B marketing teams. As VP of Corporate Marketing, Terri and her team lead our branding and positioning strategy, with the goal of demonstrating the importance and necessity of business continuity to small and midsize businesses around the world.
Before joining Carbonite, Terri served as VP of Marketing Communications at Aras Corporation, an open source product lifecycle management software company. Prior to that, she was Director of Marketing Communications at Copyright Clearance Center, an international licensing firm. Previous roles include marketing agencies, consultancies and B2B startups.
Terri attended Bentley University.
Matt DiAntonio combines his mad analytics skills with a detailed understanding of business, marketing and sales models to ensure that every team in the company is making well-informed, data-driven decisions. As VP of Business Analytics, Matt is responsible for developing our global business analytics systems and guiding our team of experts.
Before joining Carbonite, Matt served as Senior Manager of Online Marketing & Web Analytics at Trend Micro. He also was Manager, Online Marketing, Database Marketing & E-commerce at Intermute, a security software company later acquired by Trend Micro.
Matt holds a B.A. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
For over thirty years, Jim Flynne has been at the forefront of backup and recovery technology. As VP of Operations at Carbonite, it is Jim’s responsibility to maintain the trust our customers place in us, and Jim and his team earn that trust every day by ensuring user data is secure and accessible.
Before Jim led the Operations team, he served on Carbonite’s customer support leadership team for five years. Prior to joining Carbonite, Jim was VP of Customer Support Services at Baydel North America, a high-performance RAID storage manufacturer, where he served concurrently as VP of Support for Baydel’s storage virtualization software start-up DataFrameworks.
Rob Frost is hyper-focused on customer satisfaction and sets the highest standards for customer service. As VP of Customer Care, Rob and our award-winning, global customer care team continually strive to make sure every customer interaction is a positive experience.
Prior to joining Carbonite, Rob was Director of Client Services and Technical Support at Intronis. Rob also served as Senior Director of Support and Global Client Relations at Acronis, where he spent three years in Moscow, Russia, delivering global support in nine languages.
Cassandra Hudson leads by example, cultivating loyalty and excellence from those around her. As VP of Finance and Chief Accounting Officer, Cassandra manages all aspects of international finance, accounting, compliance and reporting for Carbonite, ensuring value and integrity in all we do.
Cassandra joined the company in 2008 as Senior Accountant and has since served as Director of Finance and Corporate Controller. Prior to joining Carbonite, she was an accountant for The Davenport Companies and an audit associate for Caturano and Company.
Cassandra holds B.A. and an M.B.A in Accounting from Bentley University.
As Executive Director of Carbonite Germany and the founding member of our DACH team, Thomas Kasper applies his vast experience in high technology and channel partnerships to lead and grow our DACH business.
Before joining Carbonite, Thomas was Managing Director Broadline at Techdata Deutschland GmbH & Co. OHG. Previously, he held a number of senior roles at ALSO Deutschland GmbH, including Managing Director (COO) and Head of Commercial Distribution and Member of Management Board, as well as Head of the Hewlett Packard, Compaq, Software and Siemens Nixdorf divisions respectively. Thomas began his career at House of Computers (later Ingram Micro).
Thomas holds a Bachelor of Trade and Commerce from IHK München. He also studied medicine at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg.
For Tim Puccio, it’s all about relationships. As VP of Alliances and Business Development, Tim relies on 20+ years of sales, technology and business know-how to develop winning solutions that drive revenue through strategic alliances and MSP, OEM and other partnerships.
Prior to joining Carbonite, Tim held senior leadership roles with Hewlett-Packard, including Northeast Area Director and Director of Channels and Alliances. Before joining HP, Tim honed his leadership, sales and channel skills with leading tech companies, including NEC’s Vibren Technologies.
Tim holds a B.S. from Framingham State College.
For Jerry Sisitsky, investor relations is more than a job, it’s a calling. As VP of IR at Carbonite Jerry manages our relationship with the financial world, setting strategy and guiding the conversation. Outside Carbonite, he continues his mission, serving as a leader and teacher in the investor community.
Prior to joining Carbonite, Jerry led investor relations programs and held a variety of communication and finance roles for high-growth tech companies including Constant Contact and RSA Security. He is the past president of the Boston chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) and a regular guest lecturer for the graduate program at the college of communication at Boston University.
Jerry holds a B.A. in Business from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an M.B.A from Boston University.
Paddy Sreenivasan lives by the code that iterative, incremental software development is the best way to consistently deliver the highest quality results. As VP of Server Engineering, Paddy leads the development of Carbonite’s server backup products for small-to-midsize businesses, where he manages engineering teams in multiple geographies and directly influences the company’s product roadmap.
Paddy is the co-founder and former VP of Engineering at Zmanda Inc., an open source cloud backup vendor acquired by Carbonite in 2012. While at Zmanda, he led the development of product lines for centralized backup and recovery, cloud backup and MySQL backup. Paddy formerly served as Technical Lead, Engineering Manager at high performance computing company SGI. He began his career as an engineer at Hewlett-Packard.
Paddy holds a M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Pune.
Ron Trackey is all about delivering world-class products that delight end users. As Vice President of Product Management, Ron leads the Carbonite product team in driving innovation and expansion throughout our product roadmap.
Ron has more than two decades of product development experience with Fortune 100 companies including Microsoft, where he held product leadership roles for MSN mobile, Bing Mobile and MSN services, and RSA, where he led product and engineering management for the company’s Adaptive Auth SaaS product.
Ron Holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the State University of New York College at Buffalo.
Irwin Weiss firmly believes that the key to success is doing what you love to do. For Irwin, this means developing and implementing IT strategies that achieve key business objectives. As VP of IT, Irwin is leading the evolution of our business applications architecture so we can better meet the needs of our global partners and small business customers.
Prior to joining Carbonite, Irwin was CIO at Aspen Technology and CIO at Akamai Technologies. In both roles, Irwin provided leadership for global IT strategy, applications architecture, operations, governance and security. He also held senior IT leadership roles at Marcam Solutions, Viewlogic Systems and the Faxon Company.
Irwin holds a B.S. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.
With dozens of successful corporate acquisitions under his belt, Christopher Wey has a talent for leading thoughtful integrations that show immediate business results and ensure long-term success. As VP of Corporate Development, Chris is responsible for integrating acquisitions into the Carbonite environment, from technology to culture and operations.
Before joining Carbonite, Chris served as VP of Strategy, Technology and Business Development for Avaya Client Services and Director, M&A Integration for IBM's Software Solutions Group. Chris drove more than 30 strategic acquisitions and integrations with a value of over $12B during his time at Avaya and IBM.
Chris holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Boston University.