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.

  • Kevin Weiss

    Kevin Weiss President and Chief Executive Officer

    Business strategist with a proven track record.

    Kevin has extensive experience setting corporate strategy, implementing the operational controls to support that strategy, and a proven track record of transforming fast-growing companies into industry leaders.
     
    Prior to joining Unitrends, Kevin was the chairman and CEO of SkyMall and its parent company Xhibit Corp. Before that, he served as the president and chief executive of Author Solutions, a Penguin Random House Company. Kevin played a key role in the successful sale of the company to Pearson PLC. Author Solutions was a portfolio company of private equity firm Bertram Capital, where Kevin has been an operating partner since 2007. Prior to Author Solutions, Kevin served as the president of McAfee, now part of Intel Security. As president, Kevin was responsible for sales, channel development, partnerships, services, and customer support, as well as corporate, field, and product marketing. Additionally, he has held leadership positions with, Ariba, BindView, BMC Software and IBM.
     
    Kevin graduated from Princeton University. 

  • Dr. Mark Campbell

    Dr. Mark Campbell Chief Marketing & Technology Officer

    Corporate polymath.

    Mark is the chief marketing and technology officer of Unitrends.
     
    Prior to joining Unitrends, Mark was CEO of mindAmp Corporation, which provided high-technology business and software consulting to venture capitalists and management within A- and B-round startup companies. Before that, Mark was senior vice president and general manager of the worldwide systems management business at Legent Corporation, where he helped lead its successful acquisition by Computer Associates.  Prior to joining Legent, Mark was vice president and general manager of AT&T’s worldwide enterprise systems business unit, where he had P&L responsibility for its $1.5B server and enterprise software business. Previously, Mark was vice president and general manager of the worldwide server and software business unit at NCR Corporation (acquired by AT&T), where he had P&L responsibility for just over $1B of revenue.
     
    Mark earned a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree, and a doctoral degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of South Carolina and a degree in international business from INSEAD.

  • Brad Miller

    Brad Miller Chief Financial Officer

    Senior Business Partner Driving Growth Globally

    Brad joined us from ikaSystems in 2014, where he served as CFO.  Prior to ikaSystems, he was CFO of Emptoris, a global software provider of procurement management solutions, where he led the sale and subsequent integration of the company into IBM. Prior to that, Brad has held CFO roles and financial executive positions in public technology companies, including Aspen Technology, Viisage (acquired by L-1 Identity Solutions), Sonus Networks, Sapient, and Wang Global (acquired by Getronics, N.V.).

    Brad started his financial career as a certified public accountant with the international public accounting firm Coopers & Lybrand. He has a B.A. from the College of William and Mary and an M.B.A. from the University of New Hampshire. 
  • James Legg

    James Legg Executive Vice President, Worldwide Field Operations

    Experienced sales veteran at the forefront of growth and positive change.

    With over 23 years of management experience, James has a proven track record of building and growing companies.  
     
    Prior to Unitrends, James was the President and CEO of PHD Virtual (acquired by Unitrends in 2013). From 2005 to 2012, James served as the vice president of worldwide sales and sales operations at Idera. Previously, James served as the vice president of sales at NetIQ Corporation, where he helped orchestrate the acquisition of PentaSafe Security Technologies.  Throughout his career, James has had various management responsibilities including sales, support, professional services and sales operations. He started in management at BMC Software, where he opened and managed the company’s first remote North American office.  
     
    James attended the University of Denver and continued graduate studies at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
  • Tim Wallick

    Tim Wallick Executive Vice President

    An operations and financial guru helping fuel Unitrends rapid growth.

    Tim Wallick is responsible for optimizing revenue and corporate scalability. He has a broad financial and operational background that spans corporate acquisitions, tax and audit accounting, sales and manufacturing. His strong leadership experience within high-growth environments is complemented by his solid understanding of channel sales, manufacturing and inventory management.

    Prior to joining Unitrends in March 2006, Tim spent five years as CFO of an entrepreneurial company in the fastest-growing segment of the aftermarket automotive industry. Previously, he was at Sun-Sentinel, a major daily newspaper and a subsidiary of the Tribune Company, where he played a major role in a multi-million dollar acquisition, and led the Finance department of the acquired company. Tim started his career in the tax and audit field working for Rachlin, Cohen and Holtz, the largest regional public accounting firm in Florida.

    Tim earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Florida Atlantic University in 1996 and passed the CPA Exam in 1997.
  • Carlos Escapa

    Carlos Escapa Senior Vice President of Strategic Alliances

    Carlos Escapa is senior vice president of strategic alliances at Unitrends. He co-founded and served as CEO of VirtualSharp Software, an innovating provider of Disaster Recovery Assurance, acquired by PHD Virtual and now integrated into Unitrends. From 2006 to 2009, Carlos was general manager of VMware in Southern Europe. Prior to that, Carlos was vice president of channels EMEA at CA Technologies and senior director of marketing in Japan at Sterling Software.
     
    ​Carlos has a Bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University, and a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Virginia Tech. Throughout his career, Carlos has been based in Northern Virginia, the Thames Valley, Tokyo, Paris, Barcelona and San Francisco, leading global market development for software companies across Europe, the Far East, and South America. He has led organizations of up to 220 employees and $200m in size. 
  • Eric Dougherty

    Eric Dougherty Senior Vice President of Americas Sales

    Persuasive front-line quarterback with a penchant for accelerating growth.

    Eric Dougherty serves as senior vice president of Americas Sales for Unitrends.

    Prior to joining Unitrends, Eric served as VP of Channel Sales for Stratus Technologies. Earlier, he served in leadership positions at Rapid7 and Acronis. While at Acronis, Dougherty built and led the channel sales team that was a key contributor to revenues growing from less than $20 million to approximately $120 million in 3 years. He also has extensive experience working with growth companies and building successful sales teams in channel centric go to market models.

    Dougherty has also held Senior Sales Management/Channel Development positions at Softricity Inc. (acquired by Microsoft), and Ecora Software Corporation (acquired by Versata), among others. He is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island and currently serves in advisory board roles for Virtual Computer and Rapid7.

  • Daniel Wixon

    Daniel Wixon Vice President, Customer Support

    Veteran professional services frontrunner and customer satisfaction fanatic.

    Daniel Wixon brings nearly 20 years of experience in customer service and support area to Unitrends which will serve him well as he’s tasked with upholding the high standards Unitrends’ customer support team has already set and maintaining the program’s unparalleled success.

    Prior to joining Unitrends, Wixon was the senior vice president of services at Peak 10, where he was responsible for customer support and loyalty, as well as product management, network engineering, cloud infrastructure, provisioning, managed services delivery and change management. Before that, Wixon held vice president of service delivery positions at Interland Inc. and Web.com. He’s also held managerial positions at Dell® and Gateway®.

    Daniel holds a BBA in Finance from the University of South Dakota.

  • Jessica Flanagan

    Jessica Flanagan Vice President, Human Resources

    Jessica is our Vice President, Human Resources and is responsible for defining and driving Unitrends’ overall human resource strategy. She partners with and coaches executives to drive organizational design and growth, talent acquisition, development and management and overall benefits and compensation planning.  Jessica comes to Unitrends with a strong background in both high-growth and change management cultures.  Having spent her early career driving growth in startups like Aware Inc, Virtual Ink Corp, and Idealab.com, Jessica brings a strong business acumen to the table to connect HR initiatives to corporate objectives. More recently, Jessica has held senior HR leadership roles at Zipcar, Nokia and Stratus Technologies, where she led the design, development and implementation of organization-wide HR and talent processes to effect growth and change.
     
    Jessica holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Merrimack College where she also received a full athletic scholarship to play for their Division II Women’s Basketball Team.
  • Bob Gagnon

    Bob Gagnon Vice President, Channel Sales

    Focused sales executive with a bias towards all things channel.

    Bob Gagnon serves as vice president of channel sales for Unitrends.

    A graduate of Keene State College, Gagnon brings a 20 year history of industry knowledge and experience to Unitrends. Prior to joining, Bob served as Vice President of Channel Sales for AppAssure (acquired by Dell). Earlier, he ran North American sales and operations for AVG, and at Acronis, he drove the SMB Reseller Program, the Dell strategic partnership, as well as channel operations.

  • Joe Balazs

    Joe Balazs Vice President, Engineering and Manufacturing

    Committed technologist bringing customer requirements into reality.

    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.



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