Board of Directors
Steve Sharp, Chief Executive Officer
Steve Sharp serves as Chief Executive Officer of GlassHouse Technologies. Steve brings deep leadership and operational experience to GlassHouse, as well as extensive experience driving enterprise services and software growth. Steve most recently served as Managing Director at Charles River Development, the market leading provider of fully-managed investment management solutions, where he was responsible for strategic client relationships and the firm’s global client services teams. Prior to Charles River, Steve was CEO of PowerSteering Software where he established the company as a leader in the cloud-based project and portfolio management market. Previously Steve held CEO positions at Frictionless Commerce and Context Integration, and senior leadership positions at Siebel Systems and Sybase. Steve holds a BA in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Kent, England, and a MSc in Operational Research from the University of Sussex, England.
Robert Davoli, Managing Director, Sigma Partners,
Bob Davoli joined Sigma in 1995. He has 20 years of experience in the high-tech industry. Most recently he was President and CEO of Epoch Systems, the leading vendor of client-server data management software products. He sold the firm in 1993 to EMC for $141 million. Previously, he was the Founder, President and CEO of SQL Solutions, a leading purveyor of services and tools for the relational database market. He sold SQL Solutions to Sybase for stock eventually worth over $100 million. Today the SQL Solutions consulting and system administration tools division of Sybase has over $300 million in annual revenues. He served as an executive officer of Sybase for over two years. Bob has a B.A. in History from Ricker College and studied computer science at Northeastern University for two years. He has been responsible for Sigma's investments in Aprimo, Cerulean Technology, Dazel Corporation, edocs, ExaGrid Systems, GlassHouse Technologies, Idiom Technologies, Incipient, Initiate Systems, Internet Security Systems, m-Qube, Noetix, Octane Software, OutStart, StorageNetworks, Tradex Technologies, Vericept, Versata, Vettro, Vignette Corporation, Virtusa, and Visual Mining.
Charles Lax, Managing General Partner, Grandbanks Capital
Charley is a Co-Founder and Managing General Partner of GrandBanks Capital, focusing on investments in Internet infrastructure, software and software services, security and storage applications, mobile media, financial technologies and services, and wireless technologies and services. Charley's investment career includes investments in 43 portfolio companies, which have resulted in 33 exits thus far. His track record includes 15 companies that went public, of which 10 achieved market caps in excess of $1 billion. The combined value of exits during Charley’s venture career has been over $6.1 billion which includes the $4.3 billion purchase of GeoCities by Yahoo!. Charley is also a founding General Partner of SOFTBANK Venture Capital (established in 1997), an early-stage venture capital firm, and SOFTBANK Capital Partners, originally a strategic late-stage fund (established in 1999). In addition, Charley co-created Flatiron Partners in 1996, a New York City-based venture partnership, sponsored by SOFTBANK and JPMorgan Partners and was a member of its investment management committee. Charley was recently named one of the top 50 venture capitalists on the east coast by AlwaysOn. Charley holds a B.S. from Boston University (magna cum laude).
Lou Volpe, Managing Partner, Kodiak Venture Partners
Lou Volpe leads Kodiak's investment efforts in software and core technology areas with over 25 years of technology industry experience. He focuses on new and unique software products and technologies that are disruptive and provide quick ROI to customers. Prior to joining Kodiak in 2000, Lou had a distinguished career as part of the executive management teams at three of the most successful technology companies in the Boston area - ArrowPoint Communications, GeoTel Communications and Parametric Technology. He has served as President, Chief Operting Officer and Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing as well as a Board member at these companies. Each had very successful IPOs and both ArrowPoint and GeoTel were acquired by Cisco Systems in multi-billion dollar transactions. At Kodiak, one of Lou's portfolio companies had a successful acquisition when IMlogic was acquired by Symantec in January 2006. Lou holds a B.A from Tufts University and an M.B.A. from Boston University.
Colin Bryant, Vice President, Paladin Capital Group
Mr. Bryant is a Vice President at Paladin Capital Group, where he is actively involved in the firm’s portfolio companies and principal investing activities. Mr. Bryant’s investment experience includes a broad spectrum of different industries and deal types, ranging from venture capital investments to middle-market buyouts to industrial project finance. Prior to joining Paladin Capital in 2002, Mr. Bryant was a founding member of The Vigilant Investors Fund, a hedge fund in Santa Monica, California. Prior to Vigilant, Mr. Bryant was a member of the management team of a Los Angeles based start-up. Mr. Bryant received his B.A. degree in Philosophy with Honors from Haverford College in Pennsylvania, where he focused on Logic and Analytical Philosophy. In addition to GlassHouse, Mr. Bryant's investment experience includes Accubuilt, Adapx, Crossbow, CyberCore, Damballa, Heliovolt, Luminus Devices, Renewable Energy Products, Royalty Pharma, PEA, Previstar, SOA Software and Unitrends in the areas of Cleantech/Alternative Energy, IT Security, IT Services, Networking, Data Analytics, Communications and Financial Services.
Mike Worhach, Founding Partner, Wax Myrtle
As Founding Partner, Mike Worhach helps emerging technology companies expand into international growth markets. Prior to founding Wax Myrtle, Mike served as President and CEO of Sepaton, developer of the world’s fastest backup and recovery solution. Before joining Sepaton, Mike served as President of Auspex Systems, Inc., a pioneer of network-attached storage devices. Mike also served as a Division Vice President at Data General, was responsible for Americas Sales and Services and the worldwide Healthcare division at EMC, and also held a variety of senior management positions at Unisys including Executive Assistant Vice Chairman. Mike holds a BS from Kings College, Pennsylvania and an MBA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Todd Gresham, Senior Vice President, Xyratex, International
Todd brings over 25 years of executive management experience to GlassHouse. Todd is currently an SVP for the Networked Storage Systems Division of Xyratex International (NASDAQ: XRTX), a publicly held company providing storage solutions to global OEM’s. Prior to Xyratex, Todd was President and
August 21, 2013
Southborough, Mass.—August 21, 2013—GlassHouse Technologies, a global provider of IT infrastructure consulting and managed services, today announced that Steve Sharp has been appointed CEO. Sharp is focusing the company’s growth strategy around the convergence of data center and cloud services. He succeeds Patrick Scannell, Jr., who has led the company as CEO since 2011.
February 28, 2013
GlassHouse Technologies, a global provider of vendor independent IT infrastructure consulting and managed services, today announced the appointment of Michael Worhach to its Board of Directors.
January 14, 2013
Companies have a range of options for data center deployment: in-house, colocation or cloud. While each of the three types has its own strengths and weaknesses, there’s no one-size-fits-all strategy for every organization. GlassHouse Technologies has published a whitepaper, “Cloud, Colo or In-house?”, putting these three data center options in context. The whitepaper explains how a customized, tiered approach combining different data center types can best address the constantly changing needs of organizations.