Management Team

"Management is doing things right. Leadership is doing the right things."  
—the late management guru Peter Drucker

Leadership

Unitrends has assembled a cadre of leaders who together not only bring a wealth of expertise to the table, but vision, roll-up-your-sleeves know-how, and a passion for excelling and pushing beyond limits.
Paul Brady
Paul Brady
Chief Executive Officer
Paul joined Unitrends from ObserveIT, where he served as CEO of the security software company. Prior to that, Paul was senior vice president and general manager of the Performance Management business unit at Riverbed Technology, were he grew revenue from $12 million to $250 million in 5 years. Other senior leadership positions include president and CEO, Mazu Networks; president, Guardent; senior vice president, Exodus; CEO, Cohesive Technology Solutions; Founder and CEO, Business Technologies Inc. Paul holds an MBA from the Sloan Business School at MIT, and a bachelor’s degree in Computer Systems from Hofstra University.
 
Dr. Mark Campbell
Dr. Mark Campbell
CHIEF MARKETING & TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

Mark joined Unitrends from mindAmp, where he served as CEO of the high-technology business and software consulting company.  Prior to that, Mark was SVP and GM of worldwide systems management at Legent Corporation (acquired by Computer Associates.)  Other senior leadership positions include VP and GM of AT&T’s worldwide enterprise systems business unit, and VP and GM of NCR’s worldwide server business.  Mark holds PhD, masters, and bachelor degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of South Carolina and a certificate in international business from INSEAD.

John O'Donnell
John O'Donnell
Chief Financial Officer
John is a successful, operationally focused, metrics-driven Chief Financial Officer with 25+ years of experience in publicly traded and privately held technology companies. He joined Unitrends from Prelert, a leading provider of behavioral analytics for IT security, IT operation and business operations teams, where he served as CFO. John has built and led global teams in the areas of corporate finance, human resources, information technology, legal, facilities and risk management. He has extensive experience in capital financings, board level discussions as well as customer and strategic partner negotiations, and a strong background in international operations, SaaS operations and M&A transactions.
 
Lisa Crawford
Lisa Crawford
Chief People Officer

Lisa is our Chief People Officer and is responsible for defining and driving Unitrends' overall talent management strategy. She is an experienced HR executive, Organizational Development practitioner and strategic partner who focuses on the connections between talent development activities and business imperatives on a global basis. Her 25-year career spans several industries and areas of specialization with a single-minded belief: that actively engaged employees are a company's #1 competitive advantage.

She began her career in client-facing roles in advertising at such major agencies as Ogilvy & Mather and Digitas, among others, where she led engagements for clients including Sony, Microsoft, American Express and AT&T. She then transformed a decade of successful client-facing work into a thriving corporate university at Digitas (now DigitasLBi), where she was the Vice President of Global Learning & Development for seven years. She subsequently joined Ropes & Gray, a global Top 50 law firm, as the Director of OD, where she was responsible for new associate orientation, training programs, the associate review system, partner development and all individual and team performance coaching for 2,000 lawyers and staff. Most recently, she was Senior Vice President of Human Resources at the US division of Randstad, a Dutch company and the 2nd largest staffing firm in the world. In this role she oversaw all strategic talent management, M&A activity and HR operations for 3,000 people, as well as employee relations for 30,000 temporary workers.

Lisa is a cum laude graduate of Dartmouth College with a B.A in Russian Language and Literature.

Joe Balazs
Joe Balazs
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, ENGINEERING, CLOUD, AND MANUFACTURING

Joe is responsible for all of Unitrends' engineering, support and manufacturing. Joe brings Unitrends over 30 years of impressive industry knowledge and experience, which has already proven invaluable during Balazs' tenure on Unitrends' Advisory Board. Balazs has contributed his expertise to expanding the backup and disaster recovery company in areas of business development, sales, marketing and technology strategies.

Prior to joining Unitrends, Joe served ten years as Sr. Director S/W Development in EMC's Midrange Storage Division. There, he directed five global development teams and was responsible for all EMC Midrange Storage replication and efficiency products from conception through development, release and support.

Alex Alvarez
Alex Alvarez
Senior Vice President, Worldwide Channel and International Sales
Alex joined Unitrends from Riverbed Technology, where he held senior global leadership positions in sales and field operations, most recently as VP, Global Enterprise Solutions. Alex was a key driver in growing Riverbed’s Performance Management business unit revenue from $12 million to $250 million, while transforming the company from single product sales to a fast-growing, multi-solution vendor – with 39 percent of customers purchasing the portfolio. Prior to Riverbed, Alex was a key contributor to Mazu Networks’ successful exit. He also held senior sales, business development, and marketing positions at NetMon2, Network Associates and Santa Cruz Operation.
Daniel Marconi
Daniel Marconi
VICE PRESIDENT, NORTH AMERICAN SALES
Dan leads the North American inside sales team out of our Burlington, MA headquarters.   Dan has held multiple roles with Unitrends; as the Field Sales & Marketing manager, Dan helped increase cloud adoption by 450% in 12 months; as a Regional Sales Manager, he was tasked maximizing customer satisfaction and retention though an improved renewals and customer experience process; and as Regional Sales Director, Dan created the Customer Success Group which helps customers reduce downtime and data loss by using the full breath of the Connected Continuity Platform.
 
Daniel Wixon
Daniel Wixon
Vice President, Customer Support
‚ÄčDan leads Unitrends’ global Customer Success organization.   His charter in this role is to delight Unitrends customers by providing an unrivaled customer experience from onboarding to ongoing support and technology refresh.  Dan brings over 30 years’ experience in Customer Support and Service Delivery including brands Gateway, Dell and Web.com.  Prior to joining Unitrends, Dan was Sr. VP of Services for a regional datacenter and cloud services leader, Peak 10 Inc where he oversaw Customer Support, Product, Managed Services and Cloud Operations.