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About Xtium:

Leadership

Leadership

Tim Vogel

Chief Executive Officer

Leadership

Fran Smith

Chief Financial Officer

Leadership

Brad Vogel

Vice President of Operations and Engineering

Leadership

David McCrystal

Vice President of Marketing and Business Development

Leadership

Kevin Sullivan

Senior Director of Solution Architecture & Director of Client Services

Tim Vogel

Chief Executive Officer

Tim brings a practical approach to IT management, drawn from years of maximizing IT potential for companies. He is responsible for Xtium’s technology roadmap, product development and building strong relationships with Xtium’s eco-system partners. Tim’s decades of hands-on expertise have been focused on networking, storage, virtualization and information security. He previously held leadership positions with AirClic, Zeneca, Bell Atlantic and CGI Systems. Tim holds extensive technical and information security certifications.

Fran Smith

Chief Financial Officer

Fran is an experienced finance executive with a broad range of expertise in financial strategy and management. He is responsible for Xtium’s financial operations. Previously, Fran was director of finance and operations for NAVTEQ, a subsidiary of Nokia, where he led a global team responsible for the operations of advertising sales for mobile location services. Fran joined NAVTEQ through its acquisition of Traffic.com, where he was the controller and a key contributor in multiple rounds of equity and debt financing as well as an IPO. Earlier in his career, Fran worked in the audit practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers. Fran graduated from Saint Joseph’s University with a degree in Accounting.

Brad Vogel

Vice President of Operations and Engineering

Brad is focused on all aspects of delivery for Xtium’s cloud hosting and disaster recovery services. This includes all networking and systems management for establishing the technical platform from which the managed services are provided. His career includes more than 18 years of experience in the banking and automotive industries, as well as a diverse range of IT startups. This hands-on approach to growing his career has given him a unique perspective in which he uses in his management of teams and employees. Brad is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Information Technology.

David McCrystal

Vice President of Marketing and Business Development

Dave is an experienced marketing executive with a track record of successfully communicating new ideas and products to Fortune 500 companies, financial services firms, insurers, and consumers. Throughout his career he has helped a variety of information technology and financial services firms manage the full spectrum of strategic and tactical marketing challenges, from corporate messaging and go-to-market strategy to product development and cultivating international channel relationships. Dave earned his MBA and his degree in Marketing and Finance from the University of Delaware.

Kevin Sullivan

Senior Director of Solution Architecture & Director of Client Services

Kevin brings a unique perspective to IT management, hosting, and infrastructure-related managed services, having held engineering and management positions as both a provider and a client. Over the last decade he has developed a deep knowledge and expertise in the delivery of SaaS, DRaaS, and similar hosting models. His strength is providing a first-class customer service experience by ensuring that each solution meets customers’ technical requirements and that most appropriate and aggressive service levels are maintained. Kevin earned a BS in Information Science and Technology from Temple University.

Board of Directors

Bob Steinkrauss
Scott Maxwell
Vess Bakalov

Bob Steinkrauss

Bob has 25+ years of experience running divisions of large companies and as the CEO for six companies, notably Raptor Systems, Xedia and Ingrian Networks. He has been recognized twice as an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist in both Northern California in 2007 and New England in 1997. He has been on the board of directors of 17 private companies and two public companies. Bob currently is on the board of Exinda, Next Docs, and Agiliance, in addition to Xtium. He has a BS in Accounting from Boston College.

Scott Maxwell

Scott Maxwell has been a director at Xtium since 2011. He founded and runs OpenView Venture Partners, a venture capital firm that offers significant strategic and operating assistance to its portfolio companies. Scott has worked to develop and communicate the vision that an institutionalized venture capital firm can, and should, offer meaningful operating and strategic assistance beyond the capital that it invests. He has spent more than a decade reiterating that approach, which includes the development of OpenView’s investment focus and team; the OpenView Labs value-add consulting team and their content sites, offering ideas and inspiration for executives. Since OpenView’s inception, Scott has served on the board of directors or worked in some fashion with most of the OpenView portfolio companies. Prior to becoming a venture capitalist in 2000, Scott spent the majority of the1980s working in technology and the following decade primarily working with financial services companies. Scott started his career as a research and development engineer designing robots at two California start-ups. He later went on to become a management consultant at McKinsey & Company, senior vice president and CFO of the Global Equity Division at Lehman Brothers and a partner at Putnam Investments, where he was managing director, corporate development, and was appointed to run Putnam’s alternative asset management program. Prior to founding OpenView Venture Partners, Scott was a senior managing director at Insight Venture Partners. Scott graduated from M.I.T. with a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from the M.I.T. Sloan School of Management. He also has a BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Davis.

Vess Bakalov

Vess Bakalov is co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of SevOne. He is responsible for leading SevOne’s product development and design, and overall vision of the technology architecture. Prior to SevOne, Vess served in a number of senior technical positions at BankOne, including Assistant Vice President and Network Architect. He also led the network management team for the Credit Card Services division of the company, which was the largest issuer of VISA credit cards in the U.S. During his time at BankOne, Vess also taught undergraduate and graduate courses as an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at the University of Delaware. Vess began his career as a technical advisor for a fast-growing competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC). There, he led the design and engineering effort behind that company’s first DSL deployment. He was also in charge of architecting and developing the network management and instrumentation strategy for the firm. Vess has a BS in Computer Science from the University of Delaware.