Nlyte Software - The DCIM Company

Executive Management

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.

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.

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 Infrastructure Management (DCIM) 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.

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.

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 the "CRN Women of the Channel - 2012."

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.

Niraj Desai

Niraj Desai – 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.

Mark Harris

Mark Harris - Vice President of Marketing and Data Center Strategy

Mark Harris is the Vice President of Marketing and Data Center Strategy at Nlyte Software with over thirty years experience in product and channel marketing, sales, and corporate strategy. At Nlyte, Mark is responsible for all outbound marketing, strategic offering alignment regarding industry and customer requirements, plus overall customer advocacy.

Mr. Harris joins Nlyte Software from Server Technology Inc., a data center power equipment manufacturer, where he was vice president of Marketing.  Previously, he directed all sales and marketing efforts for DCIM software at Raritan Inc. Mr. Harris also spent a total of seven years combined at Avocent and Cyclades (now part of Emerson) as the vice president of Marketing Strategy of Data Center Management where helped create their initial DCIM offerings. Mr. Harris contributes to such publications as Data Center Post, Data Center Knowledge and Datacenter Dynamics.  He’s also written for Mission Critical Magazine, DCD Focus and  In addition, he writes his own weekly blog,

Mark has a B.S. in electrical engineering from Arizona State University.

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.

David Provance

David Provance – Vice President of Sales, Americas

David is the Vice President of Sales for the Americas 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 for the Americas region.

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.

Mike Baker

Mike Baker – Vice President of Sales, EMEA

Mike Baker is the Vice President of EMEA Sales for Nlyte Software with over 35 years of experience in the IT industry, 10 in Engineering and Engineering management and 25 in hardware/services/software sales and sales management.

Mike is responsible for driving all sales for Nlyte in the EMEA region. Mike has served as the Vice President of Sales, System Engineering and Marketing, EMEA for Softek, a storage solutions company, from 2004-2011 before it was acquired by IBM, where he served as Regional Sales Director for the Data Mobility Solutions Group within IBM Global Technology Services. More recently, Mike served as Area Director – Expansion Markets for Quantum, a provider of backup tape and disk devices.