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.
Vice President of Sales
Craig leads the Mirantis sales organization responsible for both the Americas and the worldwide Service Provider vertical. With more than 20 years of executive management and senior leadership experience, Craig provides strong vision, deep industry relationships, and disciplined sales execution across many of the largest and most complex customer environments throughout the world.
Prior to joining Mirantis in April of 2013 Craig served in various senior marketing and sales leadership roles for Dell Inc. both in Austin and in the bay area, most recently leading the Large Enterprise sales organization based in San Francisco while founding and serving as Global Practice Director for Dell’s Webscale service provider vertical.
Craig holds a BA in English Literature from Washington and Lee University and an MBA from The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business.
Vice President of Engineering
As VP of Engineering, Yuriy leads Mirantis Engineering, DevOps and Operations organizations in development of the game-changing Mirantis Cloud Platform. Yuriy’s global team activities range from upstream development of various open source projects such as OpenStack and Kubernetes, hardening open source software to make it enterprise grade, and providing world class operational support to Mirantis customers.
Prior to joining Mirantis, Yuriy held various engineering and leadership roles at companies such as Symantec, eBay and PayPal. Yuriy holds an engineering degree from the Ukrainian National Mining University.
VP, Professional Services
Radu’s global team charter is to provide cloud solutions and platforms to Mirantis customers. The team delivers tailored advisory, design and development of hybrid and multi-cloud solutions based on Mirantis and other open source technologies.
In his 20 years of experience, Radu worked in product management at CPlane Networks, led Enterprise IT at Vertex Pharmaceuticals and held many roles as an Oracle technologist in various industry settings.
Radu holds an MBA from Babson College and a Masters in Electrical Engineering from Arizona State University. He is an avid fan of Formula 1 and enjoys a good glass of wine.
Head of Finance
Geeske Biesta joined Mirantis in February 2016 and oversees Finance and Legal. Her team’s activities include day to day accounting, reporting, business insights, business processes and sales support.
Geeske has 20 years of experience across multiple Finance roles in a wide variety of industries in The Netherlands, Australia and the USA. Geeske holds a Master of Science degree in Business Administration and a Postgraduate degree in Accounting and FP&A from the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
In her spare time, she likes exploring all the good things the Bay Area has to offer and spending time with her family.