Terence M. Breslin, President, Founder
Martin founded VSS Monitoring in October 2003. Under his leadership the company has grown into the world's leading innovator of Distributed Traffic Capture Systems™, Protector Series™ inline load balancers / speed converters for security appliances, and network TAPs. His vision of creating a distributed systems architecture to replace the practice of using only standalone TAPs for network traffic capture has changed the practice and potential of network analysis. By providing visibility of any link in even the largest network, VSS Monitoring's products greatly increase the ROI and productivity of networks and the people who use them.
Martin brings to VSS Monitoring extensive technology and engineering experience domestically and internationally, including directing major projects for government and international enterprises. He holds an MBA from Golden Gate University in San Francisco and a Bachelors degree in Computer Science from the National University of Ireland.
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James McNicholas, Chief Financial Officer
James McNicholas joins VSS Monitoring with a wealth of experience running global financial operations for technology manufacturing companies. James began his career in IBM and ultimately ran 4 divisions of IBM including their mid-range servers in Austin, TX, the Consumer Division in Raleigh, NC, and the Storage Systems and Storage Technology Divisions in San Jose, CA. In 2002, he orchestrated the sale of IBM's Storage Technology Division to Hitachi and became the top financial executive in the newly formed Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, Inc.. In 2007, he left Hitachi to become the CFO of Nanosolar Inc., a thin-film solar company in San Jose, CA and later assumed the same role at Solexant Corp., another thin-film solar company before ultimately joining VSS.
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He holds a B.S.in Commerce & Engineering from Drexel University and an M.S. degree in Management from Stanford's Graduate School of Business.
Peter Vinsel, Vice President of Engineering
Peter has extensive experience in the development of high-capacity packet switching equipment, packet monitoring and network analytics for networking and telecommunications industries . Peter brings the technical and operational experience required to assemble and sustain high-output, best- in-class development organization. Prior to joining VSS, he was the head of Development Operations in the Technology Office for IP and broadband networks at Ericsson. He was also Vice President of Engineering at WildPackets. He was the founder of two networking companies: Ribbon Technology, a developer of packet switching fabric, and Vintel Communications, a developer of networking switches acquired by Tut Systems in 1999. He has also worked at Yurie Systems, Premisys Communications and Netopia (formerly Farallon Computing).
He holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the University of New Hampshire.
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Raj Vrittimani, Vice President of Operations
Raj has extensive experience in manufacturing operations and quality area of networking and storage equipment. His expertise is in developing and implementing customized operations processes at start ups as well as Fortune 500 companies. He is well versed in achieving high quality, low cost and on-time delivery performance goals. Raj has implemented ERP, MRP, S&OP, Shop-Floor tool, LEAN programs, demand planning and forecasting processes. Raj brings with him the technical and operational experience required to develop world-class operations organization at VSS. Prior to joining VSS, he was Director of Operations at Pillar Data Systems and 3PAR. He has also worked at Lucent Technology, Bay Networks and Hewlett-Packard.
He holds a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Bangalore University, India and a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University, Boston, MA.
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Rob Markovich, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales & Marketing
Rob is a repeat entrepreneur with a consistent track record of building successful technology businesses over his 25 year career - as executive, advisor, and investor. Markovich has deep experience in selling network, application, and security management products to enterprises, service providers, and government segments. He has held executive positions across marketing, business development and sales disciplines for companies ranging from early startups to public corporations.
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He was co-founder and executive at network service assurance pioneer Visual Networks, helping it grow from zero to $100M in four years and leading it in a highly successful IPO, later acquired by Fluke Networks. In addition, Markovich was co-founder and CEO of wireless management startup Network Chemistry (acquired by Aruba Networks) and was CEO of enterprise mobility startup Agito Networks (acquired by Shoretel). He has also held executive sales and marketing positions with Acterna and Empirix, after starting his career as a network engineer with the Dupont Company.
He received a B.S. Electrical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.
Dean Beaver, Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Alliances
Dean has leveraged his strong leadership, communication and analytical skills into a career as an accomplished executive in the area of sales management and alliance strategy. Dean has spent over 20 years in the network technology field holding positions at Novel, Network Associates, NetScout Systems, and Cyber IQ. His most recent position prior to joining VSS was as Vice President, Worldwide Sales at Boundary, a cloud computing analytics company. He has an established track record of attracting and retaining top performing sales and alliance professionals. He both leads by example and also acts as a mentor to many. He has been an integral part of the turnaround of several organizations from low performance to high growth and consistent over achievement.
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He holds a joint BS in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from Santa Clara University.
Vincent Lui , Vice President of Corporate Development & Strategy
Vincent joined VSS Monitoring in 2009 responsible for corporate strategy & governance. While involved with various aspects of the company's operations, he drove the completion of Battery Ventures' $20M investment in 2010. Vincent began his career at Lucent Technologies (ONG), and since then focused on startup ventures including homeFiber (cofounder, later became Broadband Rhapsody), Photonic Power Systems (acquired by JDSU), Cleanpoint and Display Photonics. In 2006, he joined KLM Capital, a US-China venture fund, responsible for investment diligence and observer for portfolio including Auvitek (acquired by Microtune, now CSR), Opulan (acquired by Atheros, now Qualcomm), and Novera Optics (acquired by LG-Nortel, now Ericsson).
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He holds a B.S. in Electrical & Computer Engineering and B.A. in Music from UC San Diego, M.S. in Management Science & Engineering from Stanford University, and is a candidate of Doctorate in Business Administration at Newcastle University and Grenoble Ecole de Management.