We believe that operators should be able to maintain control, consistency and choice over their infrastructure without requiring prescriptive appliances or managed offerings.
RackN was founded with vision of operators working together to improve IT operations through shared software and community regardless of infrastructure type.
Interested in joining?
While we don’t have any open positions, we are always looking for individuals with a passion for operations automation to grow our company. If interested, send your information to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration. At this time, we are only accepting resumes for candidates that can work in the US without additional assistance.
Rob Hirschfeld, Founder & CEO
Rob has been in the cloud and infrastructure space for 20 years and has done everything from start-ups working with early ESX betas to serving four terms on the OpenStack Foundation Board and as an executive at Dell. As leader on the2030.cloud, he believes that the technology of running data centers and applications on cloud is just part of the bigger story. He trained as an Industrial Engineer and carries a passion for applying Lean and Agile processes to software delivery. Rob has received degrees from Duke University and Louisiana State University.
Greg Althaus, Founder & CTO
Greg holds several patents and in his current role as founder and CTO of RackN, he brings over 25 years of experience of designing, building, and delivering large systems involving networking, security, and system operations. Prior to RackN, Greg worked as lead architect for Dell in creating the Crowbar project that led to Digital Rebar and RackN. With stints at big companies (IBM, Dell, NetApp) and start-ups (TimesN, Mirage Networks, Newisys), Greg brings a wealth of experience in management and product leadership to RackN. Greg is a native Texan and a proud graduate of the University of Texas at Austin.
Jeanette Sullivan, COO/CFO
Jeanette is a CPA (North Carolina) with a 30-year track record of working with organizations in transition, both nationally and internationally. Jeanette began her career in the first wave of technology transformation, working on large system integrations for MCI, PacBell, and Export-Import Bank of the US at Andersen Consulting. After receiving her MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, Jeanette consulted with PwC’s crisis management business, leading projects in SEC investigations, litigation, and bankruptcy. More recently, Jeanette worked at a subsidiary of Regions Financial Corporation as an SVP of Finance, leading the financial expansion of the investment manager from $1 billion to $2.2 billion AUM, expanding into 7 countries, and increasing margin by 15%.
Jay Newberger, Customer Success Executive
Jay has been in the Customer Engagement, Managed Services and BPO segment for over 25+ years working with large multinational clients across numerous industries such Cable/Internet, Media corporations, Tolling/Roadway solutions and Healthcare. Prior to RackN, Jay worked at Etan Industries and Waterfield Technologies creating infrastructure solutions for business partners such as Comcast, AT&T, Spectrum, Cox Communications, Illinois Municipal Retirement System, NTTA, MDX, THEA and various state tolling agencies to deliver best in class customer support and delivery. As an Omni-Channel change leader, Jay has consistently provided outstanding results that have increased efficiency and effectiveness in their commitment to customer care. Jay graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and is a lifelong Longhorns fan!
In addition to our founders, RackN is proud to have the support of a strong investment team. Contact our CEO with serious investor inquiries around future potential opportunities around scaling Infrastructure as Code for Edge and Enterprise automation.