Founder & CEO
Sean Lynch is Founder and CEO at Metacloud. He helped conceptualize and co-found the company in 2011 on the premise that a market-oriented network of managed private clouds would one day form the basis of a new public cloud.
Today he is responsible for day-to-day operations across the board at the company, providing leadership to the Sales, Marketing, and Technical teams, managing relationships with advisors and investors, and interfacing with analysts and media.
Prior to Metacloud, he was Sr. Vice President of Technology Operations at Ticketmaster Entertainment, where he was responsible for building, managing, and operating the infrastructure needed by all Ticketmaster product divisions and businesses. Sean played a critical role in the early engineering of the Ticketmaster Online Platform, which now handles billions of dollars in transactional volume annually.
Founder & President
Steve Curry founded Metacloud in 2011 after compiling twelve years of global data center operations experience and concluding that there was an unmet need for open source-based private clouds in the enterprise market.
Today he serves as Metacloud’s President, where he is responsible for establishing the company’s vision and strategy, growing its customer base, managing investor relationships, and increasing awareness of the firm with analysts and the media.
Prior to Metacloud, he managed global storage operations at Yahoo!, where he led a team of 20-plus engineers and managers across ten countries to provide a “follow the sun” support model.
In addition to his work at Yahoo! Steve has served as a program manager for the Forsythe Solutions Group and VP of International Operations at Evolve East.
He has been awarded one patent for composite public cloud processes. In his spare time he enjoys paragliding, motorcycling, and Jiu-jitsu.
Rafi Khardalian is Chief Technical Officer and a member of the founding team at Metacloud.
Prior to joining Metacloud, Rafi was the Director of Systems Architecture at Ticketmaster Entertainment. He was responsible for driving innovation while designing highly scalable, globally distributed infrastructure to meet the unique business requirements of consumers worldwide. This meant he led a number of transformational projects, including building the company’s private cloud.
Before that, Rafi managed Ticketmaster’s Web Systems Engineering team, whose infrastructure footprint of several thousand nodes worldwide was the largest in the organization. Under his leadership, that team facilitated the growth of this infrastructure by over 3x.
Rafi was also the chief architect and initial developer of Spine, a configuration management system which was deployed company-wide, open-sourced, and remains in use today.
VP of Sales
As Metacloud’s Vice President of Sales, Bert Condensa is responsible for developing the company’s global sales strategy, building the team that will execute upon that strategy, and implementing the tools and processes they need to succeed. His history of success in the IT space as well as his leadership ability and his nuanced understanding of the sales process make him a valued leader and a critical component of the company’s long-term blueprint for growth.
Before coming to Metacloud, Bert served as Executive Vice President at Helio Solutions, where he was responsible for overseeing sales, marketing, and client development strategies. He has over 15 years of experience in the high technology industry and has worked for some of the industry’s market leaders in open standards computing, including BEA and Sun Microsystems. During his six-year tenure at Sun Microsystems, Bert was instrumental in growing the company’s revenue and market share as a Major Accounts Manager.
Bert holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of San Francisco.
Sean Moriarty is an investor, advisor, and board member to early and growth stage technology, media, and entertainment companies. In addition to serving as Chairman at Metacloud, he currently serves as Chairman for Triton Digital, and serves on the Board of Directors at USAmp, Eventbrite, and TuneIn.
Moriarty was formerly the President and Chief Executive Officer at Ticketmaster, where he spent nearly ten years and served as COO and EVP of Product & Technology before becoming CEO. During his tenure, Ticketmaster became a top 5 global commerce site, processing over $10 billion in transactions annually on behalf of 11,000 clients in 22 countries. Prior to Ticketmaster, he was a member of the technology team at Citysearch where his roles included Executive Vice President of Technology and Vice President of Internet Systems.
He is also actively involved as a board member with two non-profit organizations, CoachArt and the Pat Tillman Foundation. A western Massachusetts native, Sean currently resides in Pasadena, CA with his wife Andrea and daughters Ella and Harlinn.
Maha has been involved in the venture capital and technology industries for over 15 years. She focuses primarily on innovative cloud and digital media companies. Her current boards include Metacloud, which provides businesses with scalable proprietary cloud solutions, and Kabam. Plus, she keeps current with couture as a board member for TheRealReal and Cuyana. Maha is also an active member of the MIT/Stanford Venture Lab (VLAB), a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the growth and success of high-tech entrepreneurial ventures by connecting ideas, technology and people.
Her prior investments include Virsto (acquired by VMware), the creator of the first virtual storage architecture; XDN (acquired by Fortinet), provider of a cloud-based management solution for disparate content delivery resources; SenSage (acquired by KEYW), provider of log management and security information management systems; Tacit Networks, a provider of WAN Optimization technology (acquired by PKTR), and Mobilitec, a platform for mobile content services (acquired by Alcatel-Lucent).
Before joining Canaan, Maha held executive-level roles at Qwest Communications. Earlier in her career, she was a management consultant with both the Boston Consulting Group and Price Waterhouse.
Maha holds a B.A. in Economics, an M.A. in Sociology from Stanford University, and a Ph.D. in Economics from MIT.
Ryan Floyd is a founding general partner of Storm Ventures. In that role, he focuses on enterprise IT and web opportunities. He has primarily invested in SaaS (Crowd Factory/Acquired by Marketo, BlackStratus), mobile (Appcelerator) and cloud/internet related investments (Hubpages, Kidaro/Acquired by Microsoft, Metacloud, Splashtop, and Swiftstack). He has also invested in semiconductors/components as well (SandForce /acquired by LSI and Ignis Optics /acquired by Bookham).
Prior to founding Storm Ventures, Mr. Floyd directed the business development activities at E-TEK Dynamics where he focused on building strategic OEM and customer relationships, scaling E-TEK’s manufacturing operations as well as directing the equity investing and acquisition activities until E-TEK merged with JDS Uniphase in 2000.
Prior to joining E-TEK, Floyd was with Summit Partners, a private equity firm, where he focused primarily on IT, including Summit’s investment in E-TEK Dynamics in July 1997.
He received his B.S. and M.S. in Earth Systems from Stanford University.
Ash Patel is Currently Co-Founder and Managing Director at Morado Venture Partners, making seed-stage investments. Ash most recently was Chief Technology Evangelist for Yahoo!. Previously he was the Executive Vice President of Yahoo!’s Audience Products Division. Previously he was the Executive Vice President of the Platforms and Infrastructure Division where he was responsible for global technology investments and platform initiatives both on and off the Yahoo network. Under his previous title he also led an increased focus on innovating and developing next-generation services for Yahoo customers, and oversaw divisions including Product Platform Engineering, Platform Strategy & Architecture, and the Advanced Development Division.
During his tenure at Yahoo, beginning in 1996, Patel has played a key role in architecting and enhancing MyYahoo, Yahoo Finance, Yahoo Messenger, Yahoo Chat and many other products that continue to impact millions of Yahoo users. In 2001, he became SVP of platform engineering, where he was responsible for Yahoo’s Communications Products, core platforms and infrastructure. In 2006, he became Yahoo’s Chief Product Officer, and was responsible for global product strategy and development, as well as identifying future product trends and emerging technologies.
Yael Zheng advises a number of the industry’s fastest growing companies on how to establish market presence and category leadership and accelerate revenue growth. She has worked with CEOs and senior executive teams at Cloudera, Medallia, Nexenta, Tintri and other companies funded by Accel, Andreessen Horowitz, Greylock, Lightspeed, Menlo Ventures, Redpoint, NEA, and Sequoia.
Ms. Zheng is a seasoned executive with more than 20 years of experience in a variety of leadership roles.
Most recently, she was Vice President of Marketing at VMware. As a member of the executive staff reporting to the CEO, she led corporate, channel, alliance and worldwide marketing teams. During her five years at VMware, she drove key initiatives that supported the company’s hyper growth from a multi-hundred million to a post-IPO multi-billion dollar company and the undisputed leader of virtualization software.
Prior to VMware, Ms. Zheng held senior management positions at Sun Microsystems as well as product and engineering roles in other technology companies. She relishes incubating emerging technologies from inception and growing them to achieve wide market adoption.
Ms. Zheng has a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of California at Berkeley, Haas School of Business.
Farzad Nazem joined Yahoo in early 1996 as senior vice president of engineering and surfing and was named chief technical officer in January 1997. In that position he was responsible for overseeing all areas of engineering, including site operations and product development.
Nazem has more than 18 years of experience in executive and technical positions. Prior to Yahoo, he was vice president of Oracle Corporation’s Media and Web Server Division.
Previously, Nazem held various technical positions for SYDIS, Inc. and Rolm Corporation. He holds a B.S. degree in Computer Science from California Polytechnic State University.
Entrepreneur Jerry Yang co-founded Yahoo! Inc. in 1995 and served on the Board of Directors and as a key member of the executive management team until January, 2012.
While at Yahoo he led a number of initiatives, including two of the biggest investments in the internet: Yahoo Japan and Alibaba Group. Yang holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford University. He is widely recognized as a visionary and pioneer in the internet technology sector, and was named one of the top 100 innovators in the world under the age of 35 by the MIT Technology Review in 1999. Yang is currently on Stanford University’s Board of Trustees, where he is a Vice-Chair.
Mr. Yang also served as a director of Yahoo Japan Corporation (TSE:4689) and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. until January 2012; and a director of Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) from July 2000 to November 2012.
Yang and his wife, Akiko Yamazaki, are well known philanthropists who focus on higher education, conservation and the arts.
Our people are our success. Work with us.
At Metacloud, our culture and workplace are carefully designed to be “hassle-free” and empowering. Your voice will be heard. Your knowledge will grow. Your contributions will be seen and valued. You will forge friendships to last a lifetime. At the end of every day, you will know that you have made a difference.
Metacloud’s private cloud offering is an excellent solution for service providers and technology integrators. Our private clouds are backed by an industry unique SLA and are customizable to your customers’ needs. Metacloud provides sales and marketing materials as well as the necessary Carbon|OS cloud training for you and your customers. The solution is priced with a predictable per socket and storage capacity licensing model.
Metacloud’s goal in all engagements is to make sure that you and your customers receive the best possible service and support. Typically initial customer support is provided by the partner with Metacloud acting as an escalation point. This model is customizable and we will work with you to ensure you are equipped with everything you need to provide superior support.
We encourage working together on new engagements and can provide special pricing based on larger registered opportunities. We can go into the details of our discounted partnership pricing model during a more formal meeting.
Metacloud provides a white-box solution for those partners who wish to brand our solution as their own. We are happy to work with you to develop the desired branding or co-branding for Carbon|OS.