Co-Founder, CEO and Chairman
Adrian Ionel is the CEO, co-founder and chairman of Mirantis. He joined the company in 2009 and initiated its investment in OpenStack. Since then, Mirantis grew into one of the most respected companies in open source cloud software. Adrian leads the company’s development, rooted in a culture of customer care, curiosity and technical excellence. Prior to Mirantis Adrian was CEO and founder of eOnline, VP and General Manager EMEA at Qualys (NASDAQ: QLYS) and Venture Partner at Trident Capital. He earned a MSEE degree from the University of Erlagen-Nuernberg and started his career in R&D and product management. A Romanian by birth, Adrian has lived in the UK, Germany and Japan and settled in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1995. Outside work he loves power yoga, time with his family and the occasional mountain biking ride.
Co-Founder and CMO
Boris is responsible for helping define Mirantis’ strategic vision and executing on it in the marketplace across the OpenStack ecosystem and beyond. Boris’s influence was instrumental in Mirantis’ current focus on OpenStack. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the OpenStack Foundation.
During the last 15 years, Boris held several executive positions with the companies he helped establish. He was a founder and CEO of Selectosa Systems—an IT consulting company that was subsequently acquired in 2006—and a co-founder and angel investor at AGroup—now a venture backed enterprise software company headquartered in Europe.
Boris holds a BSc in Information Systems from Santa Clara University. He likes technical scuba diving, motorcycles, and RC helicopters.
SVP Global Field Organization
Christian Nall is the SVP of Global Field Operations, managing the field and inside sales teams, technical sales, alliances, business development, and sales operations. Christian has an outstanding track record of delivering significant revenue growth and increased market share, and his strong customer focus has resulted in significant value creation for the clients he has served.
Throughout his career, Christian has demonstrated successful sales leadership at innovative publicly- and privately-held startups. Prior to Mirantis, Christian was Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations at Robin Systems, where he led the early adoption of Kubernetes-based technology for databases. Prior to Robin, Christian built and managed Enterprise Field Operations in the U.S., Europe, Middle East, and Asia for Composite Software, Proofpoint, Portera Systems, Exigen Group and Spyglass. He has also held sales leadership roles at IBM and Hitachi Data Systems.
Christian holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and marketing from the University of California, Berkeley. Outside of work, Christian spends time with his family, who indulge regularly in outdoor sports, including backpacking, mountain biking, skiing and scuba diving.
Igor Solodov is the Global Controller of Mirantis. He began in the Mirantis finance department in 2009, and is now responsible for financial management, corporate accounting, and related audits, and coordinates legal, regulatory, and compliance functions. During his 25 year career in the software business he has served as the Chief Financial Officer for Grid Dynamics and other software companies in both the United States and Europe, and was Vice President of Finance for Robertson & Blums Corporation. Igor was also a co-founder and CFO at AGroup, which is now a venture backed enterprise software company headquartered in Europe.
Igor holds a MSc degree from Riga Technical University. He like chess, jazz, cars, and bike riding.