Cloudsoft is the leading hybrid cloud application management company. 

We are also the company behind the open source Apache Brooklyn project, and Clocker, the Docker cloud maker. Headquartered in Edinburgh at CodeBase, the UK’s largest tech incubator. Cloudsoft is led by seasoned executives, and backed by an experienced board.

 

Management

 

Ross GrayChief Executive Officer

Ross has 15 years’ experience in Enterprise IT Business Development and previously was VP Sales & Marketing and Business Development Director at Cloudsoft.

Prior to that Ross was Senior Account Manager at Proact, a managed cloud services provider and data storage integrator, and Business Development Consultant in the Enterprise Systems business unit of CACI Ltd.

Ross holds an MA in Politics and Modern History from the University of Edinburgh and an MSc in Marketing from Strathclyde University.

 

Duncan Johnston-WattFounder & Chair of Advisory Board

Duncan is a serial entrepreneur and industry visionary with over twenty years experience in the software industry. Duncan served as CEO from Cloudsoft’ inception until October 2017 when he stepped down and became chairman of the Cloudsoft Advisory Board.

Previously, Duncan was CTO at Enigmatec Corporation, the enterprise data center automation company he founded in 2001. Enigmatec was sold to iWave which was subsequently acquired by EMC. Prior to this he held a variety of roles in financial services culminating in CTO, Fixed Income at Instinet Corporation, a Reuters company.

A Computerworld Smithsonian Laureate for his pioneering work introducing Java Enterprise to financial services while at Instinet, Duncan holds an MSc in Computation from Oxford University and a BA (Hons) in Mathematics and Philosophy from Leeds University.

 

Alex HeneveldCo-Founder & Chief Technology Officer

Alex brings twenty years experience designing software solutions in the enterprise, start-up, and academic sectors.

Most recently, Alex was with Enigmatec Corporation where he led the development of what is now the Monterey® Middleware Platform™. Previous to that, he founded PocketWatch Systems, commercialising results from his doctoral research.

Alex holds a PhD (Informatics) and an MSc (Cognitive Science) from the University of Edinburgh and an AB (Mathematics) from Princeton University. Alex was both a USA Today Academic All-Star and a Marshall Scholar.

 
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Steve ChambersChief Operating Officer

Steve brings over twenty years experience working with innovative and market-leading companies such as Loudcloud, VMware, Cisco, VCE and Microsoft. Steve has held roles including programmer, consulting engineer, professional services delivery and development, technical pre-sales, technical marketing, Chief Technology Officer, industry analyst and consultant to organizations ranging from small startups to large multinationals.

Prior to Cloudsoft, Steve was VP Technical Sales at the innovative cloud procurement and operations startup, Strategic Blue where helped clients succeed with AWS and save money at the same time. Steve also delivered cloud advisory services to a UN organization to help them assess and plan their cloud adoption framework and create a new cloud procurement and sourcing model. 

 

Aled SageVP, Engineering

Aled brings 17 years of experience developing distributed applications, mostly in the enterprise sector. Particular areas of interest include devops, automation, cloud, concurrency and distributed systems.

Prior to joining Cloudsoft, Aled was Chief Architect at Enigmatec Corporation.

He holds a PhD (Computer Science) from the University of St Andrews.

 
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Anél JansenFinance Director

Anél was Financial Controller at Cloudsoft from May 2016 to October 2017.

Previously, Anél was Management Accountant at RMJM and Hook2Sisters Ltd (previously 2Agriculture Ltd) in Edinburgh. Having served as Accountant at PW Harvey & Co (Pty) Ltd and Tax consultant at Hobbs Sinclair Advisory In her native South Africa

Anél is an Associate Chartered Management Accountant (ACMA) and Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) as well has holding a HonsBComm (Management Accounting) from Stellenbosch University and a BCom (Rationium) in Law and Accounting from Nelson Mandela University.


Board

 

Andrew ParsliffeChairman

Andrew was appointed Chairman of Cloudsoft in September 2017. He was previously CFO from March 2015.

He is a Chartered Accountant and holds an MBA from Cranfield.

He has extensive experience in senior financial, commercial and Board roles in FTSE 100, AIM and SME businesses. His sector experience includes Technology, Energy Financial Services and Construction.

 

Bill DobbieNon-Executive Director

Bill is an experienced entrepreneur and director specialising in internet, telecoms and technology businesses.

Bill has been a director of Demon Internet, Prestel, Teledata, Scottish Telecom (Thus), AboveNet Inc. and several other companies. Bill has been the co-founder of two public companies Iomart (LSE:IOM) and CoreTx plc (LSE: COR) where he is still a Director. Bill was also the co-founder of Maxymiser Inc. recently sold to Oracle. Bill actively manages a portfolio of private investments including Cloudsoft Corporation, LendingCrowd, Houseology and Tag-Games.

 
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Ross GrayChief Executive Officer

Ross has 15 years’ experience in Enterprise IT Business Development and previously was VP Sales & Marketing and Business Development Director at Cloudsoft.

Prior to that Ross was Senior Account Manager at Proact, a managed cloud services provider and data storage integrator, and Business Development Consultant in the Enterprise Systems business unit of CACI Ltd.

Ross holds an MA in Politics and Modern History from the University of Edinburgh and an MSc in Marketing from Strathclyde University.

 

Advisory Board

 

Duncan Johnston-WattFounder & Chair of Advisory Board

Duncan is a serial entrepreneur and industry visionary with over twenty years experience in the software industry. Duncan served as CEO from Cloudsoft’ inception until October 2017 when he stepped down and became chairman of the Cloudsoft Advisory Board.

Previously, Duncan was CTO at Enigmatec Corporation, the enterprise data center automation company he founded in 2001. Enigmatec was sold to iWave which was subsequently acquired by EMC. Prior to this he held a variety of roles in financial services culminating in CTO, Fixed Income at Instinet Corporation, a Reuters company.

A Computerworld Smithsonian Laureate for his pioneering work introducing Java Enterprise to financial services while at Instinet, Duncan holds an MSc in Computation from Oxford University and a BA (Hons) in Mathematics and Philosophy from Leeds University.

 
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Rich MillerAdvisor

Rich is CEO of Telematica, Inc. (Palo Alto, California), a holding company and consultancy with a practice in product strategy and business development for cloud computing, big data and networked technologies.

Rich was a co-Founder and, until 2012, served as CEO of StreetLight Data Inc. His experience in data center management and grid computing stems from his roles as CEO of Replicate Technologies, Inc., (a provider of configuration management technology) and as co-founder and COO of Univa Corporation (now Univa, Inc.), a provider of optimization and management software for conventional and cloud data centers.