Leadership Team

Management Team

Gary Marks
Gary Marks
Chief Executive Officer

Gary Marks is CEO of Opengear and he also serves as a member of the company’s board of directors. He is a 30-year veteran of the technology, storage and telecommunications industries, with a track record of successfully guiding major expansion efforts, turnarounds and strategic partnerships at both public and private companies. Prior to joining Opengear, he was the SVP Global Sales and Marketing for Raritan, a power and infrastructure management provider for data centers. His leadership enabled a successful turnaround that expanded Raritan’s portfolio of new products and technologies.

An accomplished senior executive, Gary has held senior leadership positions with Dialogic (acquired by Intel), Conner Peripherals (acquired by Seagate), Western Digital and AT&T. Gary holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Miami and an MBA in Finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

 

Rick Stevenson
Rick Stevenson
Chief Research Officer

Rick Stevenson is a seasoned executive and technological visionary with over 30 years in senior roles at computer and communications technology companies. Most recently a VP of Product Development at McAfee, Rick was previously CEO at SnapGear, a leading developer of network security devices. He has also held senior roles at IBM, Secure Computing, Stallion Technologies and Pyramid Technology and been involved in several successful startup companies. Rick has a deep technical knowledge in areas including network security and embedded systems and has been a stalwart supporter of the FOSS community. He has Bachelors and Masters degrees in Computer Science from the University of Queensland and Rick is currently an Adjunct Professor in the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering there.

Marcio Saito
Marcio Saito
Chief Technical Officer

Marcio is responsible for product and technology strategy for Opengear. He is based in the San Francisco Bay Area and has previously held executive level positions in global technology companies. At Cyclades, he was a pioneer in the Open Source Software movement and helped to establish the concept of out-of-band management for Data Center Infrastructure. Later, as the VP of Strategy for Avocent, he managed product and engineering teams and led the development of one of the first DCIM solutions in the market. He holds a BSEE degree from University of São Paulo.

Bill Levering
Bill Levering
Chief Financial Officer

Bill manages all components of the company’s financial operations, providing the strategic financial leadership to support Opengear’s continued worldwide growth. Prior to joining Opengear, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at FAST, LLC, a life insurance and annuity software provider, and has previously held similar positions at NextDocs Corporation, Voxware, Princeton Softech (acquired by IBM), and AXS-One, developing a stellar track record as a driver of financial growth within technology companies. Bill is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and was named the New Jersey Technology Council “CFO of the Year – Best Deal” while at Voxware.

Todd Rychecky
Todd Rychecky
VP Sales, Americas

Todd Rychecky is VP Sales Americas for Opengear, responsible for developing and executing sales strategies, multiple business initiatives, hiring and talent development, setting performance goals and growing the business. For 10 consecutive years, Rychecky and his Opengear sales teams have experienced year over year sales growth. He joined the company in 2008 and was the first sales and marketing hire, helping kick start Opengear with sales, marketing, product marketing, and business development initiatives. Today his main focus is on the sales teams, partner channels, and strategic accounts. Rychecky earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Nebraska Wesleyan University.

Alan Stewart-Brown
Alan Stewart-Brown
VP Sales, EMEA

Alan Stewart-Brown is VP of Sales EMEA with responsibility for overseeing all Sales, Channel Development, Marketing events and SE activities across the EMEA region. Alans’ primary focus is the development and execution of sales strategies, talent development and channel initiatives that will ensure the accelerated growth of the Opengear business across the region. Alan brings 25 years of sales leadership experience gained across the technology sector, including Wireless LAN, Enterprise Software, BI Analytics and e-Commerce. Before joining Opengear Alan held Senior Pan-European Sales Management positions at Xirrus, Fiserv, AIM Technology, eColor and Phoenix Technologies. Alan holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Imperial College, London

Brendan Walsh
Brendan Walsh
Director of Sales, Asia Pacific

Brendan Walsh has over 20 years of sales and marketing experience and is responsible for sales leadership in the Australian Region. Brendan is a results focused sales leader with extensive success in the IT industry. Prior to joining Opengear, Brendan held senior roles with Qbt and Avocent forging new partnerships with key partners and developing direct relationships with corporate customers. Brendan excels at working with key accounts and building relationships in the data center markets. Brendan holds an Advanced Diploma of Computer Science from RMIT in Melbourne.

Steve Cummins
Steve Cummins
VP of Marketing

Steve is responsible for leading the Marketing organization within Opengear. He is an experienced B2B Marketer focused on technology products, with a particular emphasis on digital marketing, product messaging, and channel management. He has worked extensively in Asia and Europe, and prior to joining Opengear, Steve held senior management positions at Panasonic, Next Level Performance, and Veeco Semiconductors. He holds a B.Eng from Surrey University in the UK, and has also completed Executive Education programs at Columbia, Rutgers and NYU.

board of directors

David Martirano
David Martirano
Chairman, Opengear; Managing Partner, PJC

David Martirano is the Managing Partner of PJC. David has extensive experience investing broadly in Internet, Software, and Tech Enabled Service companies. In 2001, David partnered with Governor Gina Raimondo, and together they founded Point Judith Capital, which was officially rebranded as PJC. He is currently involved with investments in Opengear, AetherPal, Evergage, Expensify, FSAStore, Nexamp, Appcast, InviteManager, Feather, Thunkable and was previously involved with Optasite (acquired by SBA Communications NASDAQ: SBAC), Fidelis Security Systems (acquired by General Dynamics NYSE: GD), and GetWellNetwork (acquired by Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe). Prior to Point Judith, David co-founded Rex Capital Ventures with Dave Mixer. While at Rex Capital, David led Rex’s investments in Yandex (NASDAQ: YNDX), and SnapGear which was sold to CyberGuard (NASDAQ: CGFW). David received a Master of Business Administration degree from Columbia Business School and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Rhode Island. David sits on the Board of Trustees at the University of Rhode Island and the Investment Committee of Lifespan and has been actively involved with Year Up Rhode Island.

John McNulty
John McNulty
President & CEO, InterAct

John McNulty brings more than 40 years of technology executive management experience to Opengear. Currently John is President and CEO of InterAct, a leading provider of public safety incident response and management software. Previously, from mid-1999 to 2008, John served as Chairman, President and CEO of Secure Computing Corporation, a NASDAQ company acquired in November 2008 by McAfee Corporation. Before joining Secure Computing, he served for two years as Senior Vice President of Marketing, Services and Business Development at Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, Inc., a leading independent software company in computer telephony integration acquired by Alcatel. John also served two distinguished four-year careers at Intel Corporation, where he was General Manager of Memory and Micro Systems as well as establishing Intel’s Enterprise Server Group. He also held executive positions at Rose Communications, Integrated Solutions, and Computer Consoles, Inc., and began his career at Honeywell Information Systems.

Gary Marks
Gary Marks
Chief Executive Officer, Opengear

Gary Marks is CEO of Opengear. He is a 30-year veteran of the technology, storage and telecommunications industries, with a track record of successfully guiding major expansion efforts, turnarounds and strategic partnerships at both public and private companies. Prior to joining Opengear, he was the SVP Global Sales and Marketing for Raritan, a power and infrastructure management provider for data centers. His leadership enabled a successful turnaround that expanded Raritan’s portfolio of new products and technologies.

An accomplished senior executive, Gary has held senior leadership positions with Dialogic (acquired by Intel), Conner Peripherals (acquired by Seagate), Western Digital and AT&T. Gary holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Miami and an MBA in Finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

 

Rick Stevenson
Rick Stevenson
Chief Research Officer, Opengear

Rick Stevenson is a seasoned executive and technological visionary with over 30 years in senior roles at computer and communications technology companies. Most recently a VP of Product Development at McAfee, Rick was previously CEO at SnapGear, a leading developer of network security devices. He has also held senior roles at IBM, Secure Computing, Stallion Technologies and Pyramid Technology and been involved in several successful startup companies. Rick has a deep technical knowledge in areas including network security and embedded systems and has been a stalwart supporter of the FOSS community. He has Bachelors and Masters degrees in Computer Science from the University of Queensland and Rick is currently an Adjunct Professor in the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering there.

Bob Waldie
Bob Waldie
Co-Founder, Opengear

Bob has a track record of successful entrepreneurship. Prior to co-founding Opengear, he chaired SnapGear, a developer of embedded Linux security appliances, which in 2003 was acquired by CyberGuard. Before this Bob was CEO of Moreton Bay Ventures which developed Internet messaging products and was acquired by Lineo in 2001. Bob has served on the board of private and public technology companies, as well as government and industry bodies, and currently participates in a number of technology start-ups as an early stage investor.