“Believe in yourself, take pride in your work, expect and deliver excellence while always making the customer your number one priority”
This is the mantra of the leadership team at Data Dynamics and defines the Data Dynamics culture. With over two decades of domain expertise, each member of the Data Dynamics management team brings a deep understanding of the marketplace and foresight into where technology is headed. Combining their expertise in technology, sales, finance, and marketing, the group leverages the best in each other to achieve optimal decision making. A company is made up of its people, and the leadership team at Data Dynamics is firmly committed to building and growing its people as it builds and grows the company.
Piyush Mehta, CEO
Piyush Mehta brings over 19 years of entrepreneurial experience, with the last 16 focused on software and technology services to his role as CEO of Data Dynamics.
Having founded one company and nurtured the other from commercial inception, he had grown both entities to strong growth and poised them for further success. As CEO at SANpulse Technologies, Piyush established alliances & partnerships with key industry leaders within the storage industry, built a strong management team and developed a culture that inspired and rewarded creativity and unity within the organization. Prior to SANpulse, Piyush founded an IT services Firm, Integration International, which he built into a multi-national entity and sold in 2006. He also held a senior level executive position with a multi-national manufacturing company. He has extensive global experience in treasury, investor relations, business strategy, acquisitions and divestitures, finance, and operations.
Piyush majored in Accounting and Finance from NYU Stern School of Business.
Shehan Akmeemana, CTO
Shehan Akmeemana brings over 20 years of information technology experience in the financial, OEM, publishing, and Web hosting industries to his role as CTO at Data Dynamics, Inc.
Shehan’s last 13 years in the financial industry focused on various aspects of storage. Prior to joining Data Dynamics, Shehan was VP at JP Morgan Chase, where he and his team were responsible for storage design, architecture, and execution of migrations and bespoke storage projects and datacenter builds. He has experience in all aspects of storage (SAN, NAS and Backup), and brings great value across various aspects of the organization. In his role at Barclays Capital and Lehman Brothers as the NAS service manager, Shehan was directly responsible for the management of the NAS environment and roadmap. This included migrations and backup/archiving, as well as managing organic growth.
His roots in storage started at Lehman as an EMC consultant responsible for the build out of their first SAN. Prior to his career in storage, he had various roles at Exodus Communications, Penguin Putnam Publishing, and CIBER Network Services, ranging from system integration specialist to system administration for both UNIX and Windows environments.
Shehan attended NYU, studying Computer Science and Mathematics.
John McGeever, CIO
John McGeever brings over 20 years of information technology experience in the defense, financial, OEM and software industries to his role as VP for Data Dynamics.
Prior to joining Data Dynamics, John was VP of Product Management for SANpulse Technologies, where he was integral in the design and implementation of the companies storage migration product strategy and roadmap. He has experience in various aspects of the product development process, including software specifications, testing and validation, technical documentation, user training, and product support. John also focused on storage area network technologies during his employment with Lehman Brothers, McData and Brocade. He has held various technical and management positions throughout his career including System Analyst at Grumman Data Systems, DVP Manager of Unix Systems at PaineWebber, VP Manager of Data Center Systems Administration at Merrill Lynch and Project Manager at JPMorgan Chase & Co.
John received his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from St. John’s University in Queens, NY.
Cuong Le, Senior Vice President, Field Operations
Cuong Le brings over 20 years of information technology experience in enterprise infrastructure sales, marketing, and development. He brings his experience in storage, server, and systems management to his role as Senior Vice President of Field Operations for Data Dynamics.
Prior to joining Data Dynamics, Cuong was the Executive Director of Enterprise Technical Sales at Lenovo, where he was responsible for leading the world wide technical sales community for the Lenovo Enterprise Business Group. Prior to his role at Lenovo, he was the Director of Worldwide x86 and Pure Systems Technical Sales at IBM and was responsible for transitioning the IBM x86 technical sales organization to Lenovo as part of Lenovo’s acquisition of the IBM x86 business. As the technical sales leader, he developed the technical sales team’s capacity, capability, and competency in driving sales execution, collaboration and innovation with clients.
Cuong held a diverse series of technical and management assignments at IBM. He worked in product development as a product architect and manager responsible for delivering storage and systems management products. In his role in development, he was awarded 17 patents. He was in a technical sales management and leadership role for 8 years, where he was certified as a Distinguished IT Specialist.
He earned a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Science degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Arizona.
Charles Bartlett, Vice President, Product Development
Charles Bartlett brings over 30 years of software engineering and technical management experience in commercial software development, hardware development, and IT. His experience in a variety of software and hardware environments including storage, server, and systems management enable him in his role as Vice President of Product Development for Data Dynamics.
Prior to joining Data Dynamics, Charles held positions in technical management at FuelQuest, HP, SunGard, Compaq, Cadre, LTX, and Pratt & Whitney. His software engineering experience includes real-time control systems, semiconductor test software, and CASE tool development including pioneering in Object Oriented methods. Charles has managed both small and large software development teams on a variety of internal software projects and commercial software projects for many industries. He has also served in product management, pre and post-sales support, and technical support roles.
Charles earned his Bachelor’s degree from Tufts University and a Master’s degree from Hartford Graduate Center (Rensselaer at Hartford).
Kris Meier, Vice President, Product Management
Kris has more than 20 years of product management and development experience in a variety of technical and marketing positions. Kris brings a broad background in delivering networking and storage solutions to market spanning software, hardware, semiconductor and systems. Most recently Kris worked for CacheIQ until it’s eventual acquisition by NetApp. He was responsible for integration of the CacheIQ caching products into the NetApp product line as well as managing NetApp’s NAS to object storage solutions. Prior to Netapp/CahceIQ, Kris held a variety of positions at Verari Systems, NetEffect (now Intel), Dell, and Hewlett Packard.
Kris received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.
Marc Pfeiffer, Vice President, Systems Engineering
Marc is a 30+ year IT veteran, whose technology background covers large-scale system design and call center and datacenter design, as well as disaster recovery and networking. Over the past 16 years, he’s specialized in all things storage-related.
Prior to joining Data Dynamics, Marc managed System Engineering teams for NetApp. He and his team specialized in defining technology requirements against the business requirements backdrop and developing storage solutions to meet those requirements.
At EMC, he managed both System Engineers and Professional Services Teams that provided solutions to the biggest accounts in the New York/New Jersey area.
Marc started his career as a Technical Specialist for Dow Jones. Managing through change has become his forte. His management career started a month before the first attack on the WTC. The company he supported was in the B6 level. He managed his business’s recovery from ground zero. As the Director of Architecture Planning at a telco, he helped the company go public and then get sold to AT&T. He’s successfully managed teams through the tumultuous financial contraction and expansion over the last 20 years.