Vikram Mehta

President & Chief Executive Officer

Vikram brings over 26 years of industry experience to Kaazing. Previously, he was Vice President, System Networking at IBM. He joined IBM through its acquisition of BLADE Network Technologies, Inc. (BLADE) in 2010. He brokered the spin out of Nortel’s Blade Server Switch Business Unit (BSSBU), establishing BLADE as an independent company in February 2006. Vikram came to Nortel in 2000 through its acquisition of Alteon Web Systems where he laid the foundation for what became Nortel’s BSSBU. Prior to this, he spent twelve years at Hewlett-Packard in various sales, marketing and executive positions. His last position at HP was general manager Enterprise Servers, Americas Region.

In 2009, Vikram won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® award in the “Emerging” category for Northern California, and was subsequently honored as a National Finalist Winner and inducted into the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Hall of Fame. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology; is an Australian national and has lived and worked in Australia, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, and U.S.A.

John Fallows

Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer

John brings to Kaazing his 17 years’ experience in technology development and software design, and is considered a pioneer in the field of rich and highly interactive user interfaces. As CTO he formulates Kaazing Corporation’s vision of enabling mobile users, marketplaces and machines to connect and communicate in real-time, more reliably and at unprecedented scale.
He defines the architecture of the Kaazing product suite and oversees its development.

Prior to co-founding Kaazing, John served as Architect for Brane Corporation, a startup company based in Redwood City, California. Before joining Brane, he was a Consulting Member of Technical Staff for Server Technologies at Oracle Corporation. During his last five years at Oracle, he focused on designing, developing, and evolving Oracle ADF Faces to fully integrate Ajax technologies.

Originally from Northern Ireland, he received his MA in Computer Science from Cambridge University in the United Kingdom and has written several articles for leading IT magazines such as Java Developer’s Journal, AjaxWorld Magazine, and JavaMagazine (DE), and is a popular speaker at international conferences. He is co-author of the bestselling book Pro JSF and Ajax: Building Rich Internet Components (Apress).

Michael Peckham

Chief Financial Officer

Michael Peckham joined Kaazing in July 2010 as Vice President, Finance responsible for the financial, accounting, tax, human resources, legal, contract and facilities functions of the company. Prior to joining Kaazing, Mr. Peckham was the General Manager of the Business Intelligence division of iTradeNetwork, Inc. who acquired privately held Instill Corporation in 2008. Mr. Peckham was the Chief Financial Officer of Instill Corporation and was part of the senior management team that structured the sale. Prior to that he was the Chief Financial Officer of NetManage, Inc. (NASDAQ: NETM) and Simware Incorporated (NASDAQ:SIMW). Mr. Peckham has substantial M&A experience and led Simware in its Initial Public Offering.

With over 30 years of experience in business primarily in the software industry, he has also spent time in the food service and defense industries and in the professional services business. He graduated from the University of Ottawa with an Honors Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. Mr. Peckham is a chartered accountant.

Brennan Gaunce

Vice President Engineering

Brennan Gaunce has nearly twenty years experience leading visionary development teams from concept to market, from early 1990’s startups bringing biotech protocols, electronic commerce and database applications to the internet, through today bringing the Internet of Things to life through the Kaazing Gateway. Brennan joined Kaazing as part of the original development team extending messaging to the internet, from Javascript to mobile devices.

Brennan holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he built systems to automatically induce parallelism for massively parallel machines using functional languages. In addition, Brennan has over 11 years experience at Oracle Corporation in various Director-level positions in Development and Product Management in Oracle Developer, JDeveloper, and Applications infrastructure.

Todd Montgomery

Chief Architect

Todd Montgomery brings over 20 years of practical development, architecture, and protocol design experience to KAAZING. Prior to joining us, Todd was CTO of 29West and later VP of Architecture at Informatica where he was responsible for pioneering the design and implementation of low latency messaging with the first broker-less design. The product family, Ultra Messaging, has hundreds of deployments worldwide in the world’s most competitive markets. Todd is also the co-author and co-maintainer of the Simple Binary Encoding (SBE) open source project.

In the past, Todd has held architecture and development positions at TIBCO and Talarian, a decade-long lecture position at West Virginia University (WVU), contributed to the IETF and IEEE, as well as performed research for NASA in various software fields. He holds two BSs and an MS in Electrical Engineering from WVU and plans, one day, to finish his dissertation and finally get his PhD.


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