img_3395Rob Hirschfeld, Founder, CEO

Rob has been in the cloud and infrastructure space for nearly 15 years and has done everything from working with early ESX betas to serving four terms on the OpenStack Foundation Board and as an executive at Dell. As a co-founder of the Digital Rebar project, Rob created a new generation of DevOps orchestration to leverage the containers and service-oriented ops. He believes that the technology of running data centers and applications on cloud is just part of the bigger story (Rob’s Blog). 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. He currently lives in Austin, TX.


gregGreg 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.