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 & Board Member
Alex Freedland is Mirantis’ co-founder and a board member. With more than 20 years of executive management and leadership experience, Alex brings a unique combination of business acumen and intimate understanding of the OpenStack community and technology. Alex serves on the Board of the OpenStack Foundation and was recently recognized by Business Insider as one of the “Most Important People in Cloud Computing”.
A serial Entrepreneur, Alex co-founded RSI Group, Inc., one of the world’s principal providers of Receivables Management Software, which sold to London Bridge Software PLC (now part of Fair Isaac Corporation–NYSE: FICO) at 800% return to the investors. Alex’s previous experience includes a wide range of technical and management positions with Tektronix, IBM, ADP, Netscape, and KLA-Tencor.
He holds a master’s degree in computer engineering from Santa Clara University in California.
Jim Dvorkin has 15 years of technology and operational experience building companies in the cloud computing space.
Previously, Jim served as CTO at Five9 – a market leading cloud-based call center software company, where he was managed software development, data center operations, customer support and implementation, with a team of over 300 employees across 3 continents. Prior to that Jim has been a Vice President of Call Center Technology for Salesforce.com where Jim created their Call Center Edition; today it has hundreds of thousands of users and generates a significant revenue stream for the company.
Prior to Salesforce.com Jim launched a series of innovative cloud computing offerings, with technology leadership roles at a number of successful companies he co-founded: HipBone, an early provider of cloud-based web collaboration tools, was acquired by Kana; WhitePJ, a cloud-based provider of customer service and call center technology, was acquired by Contactual; NextAge Technologies, a leading skills-based workforce optimization solution for call centers, was acquired by Genesys/Alcatel. Products Jim helped develop have have enjoyed industry recognition through awards for innovation and excellence. He also holds multiple patents related to cloud deployment technologies.
When not thinking about technology, Jim enjoys playing golf and tennis.