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.

Meet the 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.

James JT Timmons

James JT Timmons

Vice President Sales

C-level executives around the world consider James Timmons (JT) a trusted advisor. Prior to joining Cloudify, JT served as Verizon Enterprise Solutions’ vice president of strategy for vertical accounts – the largest enterprise accounts worldwide – and handled global direct sales and channel sales teams relating to technology, network, cloud storage and consulting services. Among his many accomplishments, JT built Comdisco’s managed services division, assisted EMC in building its consulting services and founded and built Infonet’s global consulting services.

Luca Rajabi

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

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.

Daniele Perazzo

Daniele Perazzo

Finance Manager

With ample involvement in both the venture capital and startup worlds, Daniele Perazzo retains a solid background in Finance and Accounting. As Cloudify’s finance manager Daniele oversees the general ledger, accounts payable and receivable as well as forecasting and budgeting for Cloudify operations and customer project management. Daniele is a tireless worker with an eye for detail and quality. He consistently strives to provide both Cloudify executive management and customers with the utmost quality of service.

Board Members

Dale Dykema

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 O’Meara

George on Linkedin

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

Evan Jafa

Evan on Linkedin

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