Leadership

Don’t be fooled by the hype. Cloud technology wasn’t just discovered. It was built; collectively constructed over decades from a shared vision for a bold new world. We know because we were there. Meet Evan Jafa and the Cloudify team.

 

Evan Jafa
President & Founder

With nearly three decades of experience in innovating, strategizing and transforming large information technology organizations, Evan Jafa is considered a leading IT innovator by many of the largest technology companies around the world. In addition to holding many industry “firsts,” Evan consistently shifts the cost curve to positively impact business profitability. Prior to founding Cloudify, Evan created and ran large-scale platforms in the financial services industry and supported millions of users, thousands of applications, four petabytes of data and 6,000 servers. He has served the top ten banking, mortgage and real estate firms, as well as more than 200 hedge funds, and continually identifies disruptive trends in technology. A highly regarded and respected thought leader of the Innovation Age, Evan has authored numerous articles for a wide range of publications and holds several international patents.

Luca Rajabi
Chief Solutions Officer

As Chief Solutions Officer, Luca Rajabi is responsible for the strategic direction and alignment of Cloudify’s technology stack, delivery practice as well as marketing and communications efforts. A true meta-functional expert, Luca has developed a wealth of knowledge and experience as a professional technologist, inventor and entrepreneur with over 20 years of combined practical experience with information technology, fixed and mobile telecommuncations, cloud solution architecture, product and business development, strategy and marketing for both endpoint, infrastructure and application technology companies. He has been instrumental in evolving Cloudify’s product management, solution design and architecture as well as new business development, marketing, project & vendor management.

Mark Vanderbeek
Chief Digital Officer

Mark Vanderbeek is an influential leader in cloud architecture and has implemented massive-scale private and public clouds throughout his successful career. He has served as an enterprise architect and director of development for both Fortune 300 financial services and Fortune 500 data and analytics companies. Mark oversaw one of the top five largest Oracle databases and Microsoft SQL databases, and also developed a vital e-commerce portal for one of the world’s largest financial services companies in just four months. An innovative technology leader, Mark was an IBM business partner and co-founder of Automated Network Management Inc., which became the world’s leading provider of service point software. Mark is also co-founder of various education, health and technology companies.

 

Board Members

Dale Dykema

Dale on Linkedin 

  • Chairman and CEO, T.D. Service Financial Corp
  • Advisor, Discovery Science Center
  • Dean’s Advisory Board, University of Michigan Ross School of Business
  • Former Member of the Board of Directors, Mortgage Bankers Association

George O’Meara

George on Linkedin 

  • Chief Customer Officer, Q2E
  • Advisor, 7signal
  • Former SVP, Cisco

Evan Jafa

Evan on Linkedin 

  • President and Founder, Cloudify
  • Former CTO, First American
  • Former CTO, CoreLogic