RackN was founded by leading cloud innovators to solve the complexities and challenges in orchestration, automation and scale for enterprise Hybrid IT infrastructure.

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Management Team

Rob 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.

Greg 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.

Len Chermack, CRO

Len is a seasoned growth, turnaround, and M&A Sales & Marketing executive who brings extensive Corporate Development and Business Development leadership to the team. He is a former CEO, WW President and SVP/GM of Sales and Strategic Partnerships for several global enterprise and SaaS companies, including GlobeRanger, Baan, Adapt, Sage, and has served on several software company boards in Cloud, IT Services, and IT Operations Management. Len is guiding RackN to expand their solutions into the direct and indirect market as well as bringing SI’s on board.

Mr. Chermack is a native San Franciscan living in Texas. He received his Bachelor of Science in Economics with recognition in mathematical economics and a minor in marketing from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.