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 & Chief Executive Officer

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.

Brad Miller
Brad Miller
Chief Financial Officer

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.

Dr. Mark Campbell
Dr. Mark Campbell
Chief Technology Officer

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.

Steve Muddiman
Steve Muddiman
Chief Marketing Officer

As Chief Marketing Officer, Steve is playing a leadership role in positioning Unitrends as a market leader in Cloud Continuity solutions. Muddiman is a key member of Unitrends Executive Leadership team responsible for leading all aspects of the Global Marketing organization, which includes product marketing, demand generation, communications, customer and partner, and international marketing. Steve has more than twenty five years of leadership experience in the enterprise and virtualization technology markets, and an impressive record of developing successful channel communications, marketing strategies and change management initiatives.

Prior to joining Unitrends, Steve served as the chief marketing officer for Basware Corporation where he drove the fundamental re-design of the corporate brand, messaging and market positioning to support the company’s transformation from a licensed based enterprise software company to a cloud-based B2B network transaction company. Previously, he served as director of field, channel and corporate marketing in EMEA for VMWare; vice president of marketing and strategy in EMEA for Ariba and general manager of E-Services, EMEA at Hewlett-Packard.

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.

Mike Dalton
Mike Dalton
Senior Vice President of Worldwide Channels and International Field Operations

As senior vice president of worldwide channels and international field operations, Dalton is tasked with the direction and growth of the company's channel program and international sales strategy.

Previously, Dalton was the managing director of consultancy Topline Business Development, where he helped organizations including Rackspace, Symantec and AuthenWare recruit channel partners, train channel specialists and build country-specific channel programs. Prior, Dalton spent more than 10 years with McAfee in various sales, channel and business development roles, including five years as president of the company's EMEA business.

Dalton holds a Bachelor of Science in metallurgy and micro structural engineering from Sheffield Hallam University.

Bekim Protopapa
Bekim Protopapa
Senior Vice President (SVP) of Sales for the Americas

Bekim joined Unitrends from Mimecast, a provider of cloud email services for email security, continuity and archiving.  In his role as the general manager for North America, Bekim doubled year-over-year new and upsell revenue while leading a 100-person team spanning sales, marketing, channel, business development, tech support and customer service.  Prior to Mimecast, Bekim was the president and CEO of Cymtec Systems, Inc., a network security appliance vendor.  Before that, he worked as the area vice president at Logitech International.  Bekim has also served in various sales leadership positions at companies including Blue Coat Systems, Inc., BladeLogic, Inc. and NetIQ. 

Bekim is a graduate of Rice University in Houston, Texas.

Joe Balazs
Joe Balazs
Vice President, Engineering 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.

Jodi Sweeney
Jodi Sweeney
Vice President, WW Professional Services and Customer Success

Jodi leads the WW Professional Services and Customer Success team with full responsibility for all aspects of the Services businesses from pre-sales to customer support.  Jodi has over 15 years' experience in technology industry where she has consistently demonstrated success in managing multi-national client services organizations. She has breadth and depth of experience in managing professional services and customer support operations, implementing Customer Advisory Boards, mergers and acquisitions, developing corporate strategy and driving high levels of customer satisfaction.

Prior to joining Avid, Jodi worked at several multi-national companies including Avid, Altisource, GTECH Corporation, Compaq Computer Corporation and Digital Equipment Corporation.    Another area of passion for Jodi is in providing back to the community - whether it be here locally or abroad.  Jodi also serves as a board member of the non-profit organization, Be Like Brit (501C). Jodi has an MBA from Northeastern University of Boston, MA.

Dave LeClair
Dave LeClair
Vice President, Product Marketing

In his role at Unitrends, Dave is responsible for product marketing, content strategy and creation, web operations and field marketing. He has 25 years of experience developing and marketing servers, devices, software and services in the computing and communications industries with roles in strategy, product management and marketing and engineering. Dave is frequently referenced expert on cloud and business continuity solutions. Prior to Unitrends, Dave was Sr. Director of Strategy and Product Management at Stratus. He has also held senior executive roles at Avaya, NEC, and Internet Appliance Network.

Dave has a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Connecticut.

Roy Sanford
Roy Sanford
Vice President & General Manager, Business Development and Alliances

Seasoned Technology Professional Roy Sanford joined Unitrends in 2014 and is responsible for Unitrends Boomerang business unit, strategic alliances and business development. His career reflects 30 years of technology experience in sales, marketing, product management, business development, strategic alliances, and general management, involving hardware, software and cloud based solutions.

Roy was previously Senior VP Sales & Marketing at Rocket Software and Chief Marketing Officer at Stratus Technologies. Prior to Stratus, he held a number of senior executive positions during his 14-year tenure at EMC Corporation, and is credited with coordinating the company’s entry into both the Content Addressed Storage and the software-as-a-service (SaaS) businesses.

Roy holds an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, an MS degree in Operations Research from the University of Pennsylvania, and a BS degree in Applied Mathematics from Drexel University.