Peter Andre Benoliel, Chairman of the Board

As Chairman of IPsoft’s Board of Directors, Peter A. Benoliel leads IPsoft’s strategic business plan and provides advice and counsel to executive management.

Mr. Benoliel is Chairman Emeritus of Quaker Chemical Corporation (NYSE: KWR), having served as Chief Executive Officer from 1966 until 1992 and as non-executive Chairman of the Board until 1997. Mr. Benoliel has served on many corporate boards, including Alan Wood Steel Company, Publicker Industries, Bell Atlantic-Pennsylvania, CoreStates Financial Corporation and UGI Corporation, in addition to serving as Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia from 1989–1992. He has also been active in many cultural and philanthropic organizations and is an enthusiastic violinist and student of philosophy, history, astrophysics, Japanese art and literature.

Chetan Dube, President and CEO

Chetan Dube has served as the President and CEO of IPsoft since its inception in 1998. During his tenure, he has led the company to create a radical shift in the way IT is managed.

Prior to joining IPsoft, Chetan served as an Assistant Professor at New York University, where his research was focused on deterministic finite-state computing engines. Chetan is a widely recognized speaker on autonomics and utility computing and serves on the board of numerous IT-related institutions.

David Harron, VP, Sales

David Harron joined the IPsoft team in September 2000. David leads a team of business development executives driving the sales growth and focus of the organization. David has also maintained a key role in customer satisfaction and account management.

Prior to working with IPsoft, David was the Chief Operating Officer of eHire, an online recruiting firm specializing in IT personnel. At eHire David was responsible for the fiscal policy, development of the recruiting platform and the formation of key business partnerships.

Morgan Gebhardt, VP, Channel Relations

Morgan joined the IPsoft team in February 2004. Morgan’s primary focus is developing and executing critical business strategies for IPsoft. This includes targeting and opening new markets and forming strategic partnerships on a global scale. Morgan maintains active governance over several of IPsoft’s global business regions and strategic partner relationships.

Prior to joining IPsoft, Morgan worked for seven years as a divisional Head of IT for Macy’s/Federated Department Stores, where he was also an early IPsoft client.

Mike Ghicas, VP, Service Design

Mike Ghicas heads Global Network Operations, which is comprised of Global Networking, Data Center Operations and IP Telephony. Mike joined IPsoft in 2000 and has designed data centers and global IP networks for IPsoft and its clients. Other areas of responsibility include storage networking, virtualization and service design.

Prior to joining IPsoft, Mike served as the Director of Information Technology at New York University’s Stern School of Business, where he was responsible for all IT operations and policy.

Gary Rosenblum, VP, Service Technology

Gary Rosenblum joined IPsoft in October 1999. Gary is widely recognized as a UNIX systems expert and has participated in committees to develop drivers for Linux kernels. Gary’s team has architected Solaris solutions that have achieved the highest level of SunTone certification by Sun Microsystems for high-availability and performance characteristics.

Before joining IPsoft, Gary worked at New York University as head of Unix systems and supported a systems network of over 70,000 nodes serving all the University’s faculty, staff and students.

Daniel Harron, VP, Service Optimization

Daniel joined IPsoft in 2001, and currently serves as VP, Service Optimization. His primary responsibilities include solution architecture, strategic client alignment and service delivery optimization. In an executive sponsorship capacity, he has supported leading financial and communication clients through transition and steady state operations. Daniel previously managed IPsoft's global database management practice. 

Prior to joining the IPsoft team, Daniel was a consultant working in the IT practice of American Management Systems. 

Eray Ekici, VP, Outsourcing

Eray Ekici joined IPsoft in 1999. Eray is a Windows expert, proficient across the Windows domain. His team has architected numerous global deployments and migrations, including support and architecture of SQL Server environments and global Exchange deployments.

Before joining IPsoft, Eray worked at New York University as a Windows and Novell engineer, serving all faculty, staff and students.

Ergun Ekici, VP, Emerging Technologies

Ergun joined IPsoft in 2001 and currently serves as Vice President, Emerging Technologies. His duties include architecting business solutions leveraging autonomic arbitrage. Ergun has successfully partnered with global financial institutions to provide bespoke solutions to improve efficiency and cost effectiveness. At IPsoft, Ergun has led global application management services along with development services.

Before joining IPsoft, Ergun worked as a Java Architect in the Financial District.

Frank Lansink, CEO EU

Frank joined IPsoft in 2007 to develop and manage IPsoft’s international growth. He brings more than 12 years experience as an entrepreneur to IPsoft, having led a number of technology companies in the development and implementation of corporate strategy. Frank has successfully led the companies he has founded and/or managed through various maturity stages.

He holds a number of advisorships to help entrepreneurs and non-profit organizations achieve real results. He is a graduate of the Haarlem Business School.

Uday Chinta, Managing Director, India

Uday Chinta joined IPsoft in 2003. He has more than 15 years of experience in managing large, high-performance infrastructure and applications management. Before joining IPsoft, Uday worked for Merrill Lynch in New York City, launching and managing their core financial applications. He also worked for IBM Global services technology solutions. He is one of the starting members of Software Technology Parks, Hyderabad. Uday received an Outstanding Achievement Award from India's Department of Electronics.

Rudolf Kergassner, Managing Director, Germany

Rudolf Kergassner joined IPsoft in 2012. Rudolf started his career at IBM and spent nearly a decade working in IBM’s sales and global services practice. He has since worked for a variety of technology companies. 

Before joining IPsoft, Rudolf served as Vice President at Atos, COO of Danet and Managing Director of CSC, among other positions.

Per Ottosson, Managing Director, Sweden

Per Ottosson joined IPsoft in 2009. Per has enjoyed a diversified and long career in Infrastructure Management. He previously served as a director at Hewlett-Packard, responsible for the Software Division in Western Europe. He was also responsible for Northern Europe and France at BMC software as a vice president, and he served as country manager Sweden at EMC.

Per studied computer and life science at SSHL and earned a master’s in finance at the Stockholm School of Economics.

Jonathan Crane, Chief Commercial Officer

Jonathan Crane has been a communications industry leader for more than 35 years. Jonathan has held numerous executive positions in corporations such as ROLM, Savvis, Lightstream, Marcam Solutions and MCI.

He was one of the key architects of the early success of MCI, and was brought back to lead the troubled Worldcom out of bankruptcy. As the Chief Strategy Officer, he orchestrated the acquisitions of key strategic assets. Most recently, Jonathan was the Chairman of the Board and President of Savvis.

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