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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Vice President of Field Engineering
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.
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.
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.