Leadership

Executive Management

Doug Sabella

Doug Sabella
President and Chief Executive Officer

Doug Sabella

Doug Sabella

President and Chief Executive Officer

Doug Sabella is the President and CEO of Nlyte software with over 25 years experience in growing and leading private and public software companies. Doug is responsible for setting the company direction and business strategy.

Doug joins Nlyte from Dialogic Corporation where he served as President and COO. Prior to joining Dialogic via acquisition in 2010, Doug was the President and CEO of Veraz Networks which he joined in 2004 and led to a successful IPO in 2007. Mr. Sabella also served as chief operating officer of Terayon, and Tumbleweed Communications Corp., and served as the president and chief executive officer of Bidcom. Mr. Sabella has also held various senior management positions at Lucent Technologies.

Doug holds a BA in Finance and Economics from Hofstra University.

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Robert Neave

Robert Neave
Co-founder, Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Product Management

Robert Neave

Robert Neave

Co-founder, Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Product Management

Robert Neave is a Co-founder, Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Product Management at Nlyte Software. As a co-founder, Robert co-developed Nlyte, our industry-leading data center infrastructure management (DCIM) suite to address a need for solutions to help data centers make informed decisions for the planning and effective management of their assets and infrastructure. As Chief Technology Officer, Robert is responsible for developing new technology for Nlyte. As Vice President of Product Management, Robert is responsible for setting and driving product strategy.

Prior to Nlyte Software, Robert was Data Center Manager for UBS Investment Bank (Perot Systems Europe). In this role he was the architect for the company’s data center management systems, data center design, business process analysis and authored the data center’s operation procedures. Robert was also responsible for providing global project management for the rollout of these data center management solutions to UBS’s facilities in London, Switzerland, the Americas and Asia.

Robert has also worked for Equitrac UK, developing cost charge-back solutions for Legal firms throughout the United Kingdom.

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Fred Dirla
Chief Operating Officer

Fred Dirla

Chief Operating Officer

Fred Dirla joined Nlyte as Chief Operating Officer after being Chief Executive Officer of FieldView Solutions, a company he founded in 2007.

Under Fred’s leadership, FieldView Solutions’ dramatic growth from a small start-up to a self-sustaining industry pace-setter took under six years.  The FieldView solution has emerged as a leader in the Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) space.  FieldView software is monitoring 2.5 Gigawatts of power across six continents and is currently being used by six of the top 10 banks, five of the 10 largest technology and cloud providers, and 15 of the biggest Co-Lo operators in the world.

Fred has received numerous awards, among them: Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year, Finalist, The New Jersey Technology Council’s Private Company CEO of the Year for 2014 and Smart CEO’s Technology Innovator Award.  Numerous accolades have also been bestowed on FieldView Solutions under his management, such as NJ Biz’s Emerging Business of the Year for 2014 and Business of the Year for 2015, Smart CEO’s Corporate Culture Award and PACT’s CleanTech Company of the Year.

Mr. Dirla has over 20 years of experience in various leadership roles in the industry.  As Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, he helped grow a previous company over 300% which positioned it for a sale in 2014.

His hard work and blue collar roots have enabled Fred to not only hold a NJ Electrical License and his Blue Seal Boiler Operator’s license, but also key executive management positions in Fortune 500 companies, such as Siemens, Johnson Controls and Enron.

Fred is a member of AFCOM and 7×24 Exchange as well as other global industry organizations.

Mark Gaydos

Mark Gaydos
Chief Marketing Officer

Mark Gaydos

Mark Gaydos

Chief Marketing Officer

As Chief Marketing Officer, Mark Gaydos leads worldwide marketing strategy and execution and oversees a team dedicated to showing the world how Data Center Service Management (DCSM) helps people do their jobs more effectively while also providing significant business value to an organization.

Gaydos has more than twenty years of enterprise software marketing experience helping technology companies establish leadership and rapidly grow revenue. He previously served as the SVP of marketing at Engine Yard and has held a variety of executive marketing roles at enterprise companies such as Oracle, SAP and Comergent.

Gaydos has an M.B.A. in management science from San Diego State University and a B.A. in economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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Owen Nisbett

Owen Nisbett
Chief Financial Officer

Owen Nisbett

Owen Nisbett

Chief Financial Officer

Owen Nisbett has been the CFO of Nlyte Software since May 2005 and is responsible for Nlyte Software’s finance, human resources and information technology functions. Owen has over 20 years financial experience gained from both a commercial and professional perspective.

Prior to Nlyte Software, Owen was CFO at Park House Investments Limited and was also Group Chief Financial Officer of Airworks Holdings Limited, a New Zealand based aviation company. While at Airworks Holdings, Owen also held the position of CEO for their Helicopter leasing division. Before joining Airworks Holdings, Owen worked as a senior manager in the BDO Stoy Hayward, London audit team for eight years. Owen’s clients ranged from small private companies to listed public companies.

Owen holds a Bachelor of Business Studies (NZ) Degree and is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants.

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Sandra Denton

Sandra Denton
Vice President of Channels and Alliances

Sandra Denton

Sandra Denton

Vice President of Channels and Alliances

Sandra Denton is the Vice President of Channels and Alliances for Nlyte Software. Sandra is responsible for the development and success of channel partners and strategic alliances. Sandra has over 20 years of business development, channels and alliance experience in building partnerships with hardware and software vendors and resellers worldwide

Prior to Nlyte Software, Sandra was responsible for managing worldwide business partners for IBM Storage and Data Services. Prior to IBM’s acquisition of Softek, Sandra was director of Global Strategic Alliances and was responsible for managing partnerships with IBM, HDS, HP, Accenture, and regional system integrators. Prior to Softek, Sandra was director of Strategic Alliances at SMARTS (acquired by EMC) and was responsible for managing partnerships with IBM, Accenture, Cap Gemini, Bearing Point, and regional system integrators. Sandra is one of CRN’s Women of the Channel for 2012 & 2013 and Channel Chief for 2014.

Sandra holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Lehigh University, Master of Science in Management Information Systems from Pace University, and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

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Niraj Desai

Niraj Desai
Vice President of Professional Services

Niraj Desai

Niraj Desai

Vice President of Professional Services

Niraj Desai is the Vice President of Field Engineering for Nlyte Software. Niraj is responsible for the pre-sales, service delivery, and product and customer support teams.  He has 20+ years of industry experience, with a focus in developing and deploying solutions for global enterprise customers around data center services, with emphasis on data and information management.

Prior to Nlyte Software, Niraj was a strategy executive for storage services at IBM.  Niraj has also held positions as the Vice President of Field Engineering and Channel Alliances at Softek, Managing Director at International Network Services where he was responsible for services in Network and Systems management, Network Infrastructure, Storage, and Security.  Before joining INS, Niraj served as Vice President of Technical Services for Predictive Systems, a worldwide services company focus on Network Management, Network Infrastructure Design, and Network Security Services.

Mr. Desai holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University.

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Phil Kelly

Phil Kelly
Vice President of Engineering

Phil Kelly

Phil Kelly

Vice President of Engineering

Phil Kelly is the Vice President of Engineering at Nlyte Software having worked in the software development space for over 15 years. Phil leads Nlyte’s software engineering group and is responsible for delivering the company’s industry-leading, world-class DCIM product line.

Phil was most recently the Director of Engineering within Nlyte responsible for delivering enhanced functionality and systems architecture and has been with Nlyte since 2007. Prior to that, Phil led the software engineering team to define, develop and implement custom software solutions at Retail Answers, a retail systems consultancy, from 2004 to 2007. Phil has a BSc. (hons.) in Computer Science from Huddersfield University.

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David Provance

David Provance
Vice President of Worldwide Sales

David Provance

David Provance

Vice President of Worldwide Sales

David is the Vice President of Worldwide Sales with over 20 years of experience in growing and managing the sales of technology, network and application management software, and storage software vendors. David is responsible for Nlyte’s sales revenue and growth. David most recently ran one of the Federal vertical markets (DOD and Intel) for CA Technologies from 2010-2013 where his product line set included network, application, and Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) solutions. From 2005 through 2009, David held sales management roles that included VP of Sales for Americas at Softek (acquired by IBM), and VP of Americas sales at Plasmon (acquired by Alliance Storage). Prior to that, he served as the SVP of Worldwide Sales and Marketing at Entuity. David also served as the Director of Federal and South East Sales for Smarts (Acquired by EMC). David holds a BS in Business Management from Strayer University. David is also a Veteran of the United States Navy where he served on board the ship USS America.

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Tim Regovich

Tim Regovich
Vice President of Engineering, New Products and Markets

Tim Regovich

Tim Regovich

Vice President of Engineering, New Products and Markets

Tim is responsible for expanding the industry leading capabilities of the core Nlyte products into new and exciting verticals and for creating new complementary product suites to launch Nlyte into the upper echelons of the software industry.

Before joining the FieldView team, Mr. Regovich was Principal Architect at LiquidHub, Inc where he led process adoption for managing global IT delivery. Among other positions, Tim was SOA Architect, and led a global delivery team across multiple work streams to deliver an integrated solution for a large health care insurer. He has also served as Chief Architect for a media delivery start up company.

Tim’s experience is wide and various, having worked in companies as different as Jacksonville Energy Authority, the City of New York’s Department of Justice, Lockheed Martin, a media company, and several pharmaceutical giants. As a Software Architect, Systems Architect or Chief Architect, Tim has a proven record of outstanding leadership, creative problem solving and delivering solutions that integrate technical innovation with business process.

Tim holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Notre Dame.

Russ Webb
Vice President Customer Support

Russ Webb

Vice President Customer Support

Russ Webb is responsible for customer support, ensuring that the needs of our customers are satisfied in a timely and professional manner. Russ has over 20 years of experience in the industry, having held leadership roles in Operations, Project Management, and Product Development.

Russ works with his team to present the customer with a positive experience, both in product and personal interactions; therefore, Russ makes sure he is informed and seeks feedback from customers throughout the project, not only at completion.

Most recently, as COO at FieldView Solutions, Russ led the knowledgeable and tireless field engineering group and was responsible for all installation and service of the FieldView product, as well as customer satisfaction. Russ places the satisfaction of the customer as top priority and makes it his goal to build strong and trustworthy relationships with those we serve.

Prior to FieldView Solutions, Russ was with TAC Americas, Inc and Trane as Operations Manager and, among other leadership positions, spent ten successful years with the facilities service giant Johnson Controls.

Board of Directors

Bernard Liautaud - Chairman

Bernard Liautaud is a partner with Balderton Capital and the Chairman of the Board of Directors for Nlyte Software.

Prior joining Balderton Capital, Bernard Liautaud founded Business Objects in 1990 and was CEO for 15 years then Chairman until January 2008.  With 6,700 employees, 45,000 customers and $1.5 billion of revenue in 2007, Business Objects was the world leader in Business Intelligence and one of the 15 largest software companies in the world.  Business Objects was the first European software IPO on NASDAQ in 1994.  In January 2008, Business Objects was acquired by SAP for $6.8 billion, making it the third largest software acquisition at the time.

Bernard is now a member of the SAP Supervisory Board and its strategy committee.  He is also a member of Cap Gemini’s board and its strategy committee.  He has received a number of distinctions including “Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur” in 2007 in France, Time Magazine Europe’s Digital Top 25 and BusinessWeek Stars of Europe 0f 2002, Top 10 CEOs in North America by Chief Executive Magazine in 2001.

Bernard holds a Diplôme d’Ingénieur, Ecole Centrale de Paris and a Master of Science in Engineering Management from Stanford University.

Doug Sabella – President and Chief Executive Officer

Doug Sabella is the President and CEO of Nlyte software with over 25 years experience in growing and leading private and public software companies. Doug is responsible for setting the company direction and business strategy.

Doug joins Nlyte from Dialogic Corporation where he served as President and COO. Prior to joining Dialogic via acquisition in 2010, Doug was the President and CEO of Veraz Networks which he joined in 2004 and led to a successful IPO in 2007. Mr. Sabella also served as chief operating officer of Terayon, and Tumbleweed Communications Corp., and served as the president and chief executive officer of Bidcom. Mr. Sabella has also held various senior management positions at Lucent Technologies.

Doug holds a BA in Finance and Economics from Hofstra University.

Rosemary Ripley - Director

Rosemary L. Ripley is a Managing Director of NGEN. In addition to her Board seat at Nlyte Software, Rosemary currently sits on the boards of MokaFive, ENXSuite and Flipswap.

Prior to NGEN, Rosemary was a senior executive at Altria Group (previously Philip Morris Companies), where she was responsible for Corporate Business Development worldwide from 1990-2005. She led teams that invested heavily in emerging markets and transformed Kraft Foods with the $19 billion acquisition of Nabisco and subsequent IPO of Kraft Foods. Rosemary also played a key role in transforming Miller Brewing Company into an international enterprise with the merger with South African Breweries.

Prior to joining Altria, Rosemary was a Managing Director at Furman Selz, and a senior investment banker at L.F. Rothschild, Unterberg, Towbin. Previously, she worked for Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan where she supported the Senator’s work on the Committee for Environment and Public Works.

Rosemary co-founded Circle Financial Group, a multi-family office, and sits on the Advisory Board of the Yale Center for Business and the Environment. Rosemary received both her BA, cum laude, and MBA at Yale University.

John Moreton - Co-founder, Director

With a strong track record in building successful companies and management teams internationally, John Moreton has over 30 years’ experience in the formation and management of a diverse range of companies across the marketing, manufacturing and service sectors. John is an investor and Director of Nlyte Software.