Racemi is a pioneer in the server migration space. With “industry first” support for migrating application workloads between dissimilar physical, virtual, and cloud infrastructure, Racemi makes it possible for businesses to deploy applications to meet their business needs without fear of vendor lock-in. A Gartner Cool Vendor award winner and AWS APN Leadership Award Winner 2 years running, Racemi has hundreds of customers, users, and partners leveraging our technology in data centers around the world. The Racemi management team has over 50 years of combined experience with image-based server provisioning technology, products, and solutions.
Mr. Guillory joins Racemi with a unique entrepreneurial background in the field of Sales and Marketing. His leadership in this area spans nearly 15 years of increasingly greater responsibility in the management and development of software companies. From 1994 –2000, he worked for Brown & Williamson as a Software Development Manager and was recognized for three straight years of delivering over $5 million in software development projects, on-time and on-budget. While there, he co-founded Cpons.com, which grew into one of the Internet’s largest online discount golf communities supporting more than 750 golf courses in all 50 states and 820,000 golfers as members. In 2001, Guillory began working for CheckFree Corporation. While there, he launched two new businesses, grew sales by 530 percent in the first two years on one product line, drove the company’s flagship product from early adopters to a mainstream consumer base of over 25 million consumers, built a new emergency payments business, and turned around a flat-lined business for a seven-fold growth plan.
Mr. Guillory has a Bachelor of Computer Science and MBA training from Mercer University.
Charles T. Watt
Mr. Watt has more than 30 years of experience in the implementation and management of complex software projects. Mr. Watt leads Racemi’s R&D efforts on our pioneering “platform agnostic” imaging platform. Prior to founding Racemi, Mr. Watt was Chief Scientist of S1 Technologies, Chief Scientist of SecureWare, and President of IIO Systems. He has designed and implemented Internet financial applications including the world’s first Internet bank (SFNB), military-grade secure operating systems, cryptographic products for email and IP networking, anti-virus products, medical imaging systems, robotic control systems, and industrial controls.
Mr. Watt is a graduate of Dartmouth College (A.B., and B.E) and the Thayer School of Engineering with a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering.
Mr. Mewett brings over 20 years of experience in the software development industry, including over a decade of experience in the design, implementation and management of enterprise class software and services. At Symantec (a Fortune 500 company), Mr. Mewett led the engineering management efforts for a web-based application framework supported by over thirty Symantec and 3rd party enterprise management solutions and deployed at thousands of businesses worldwide. Mr. Mewett has also served as director of engineering at Altiris, chief software architect, and a number of other senior management, architecture and development roles. Mr. Mewett also has an extensive background in computer systems security and is a credited inventor of multiple US patents relating to network and computer security.
Mr. Mewett has a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (Computer Systems) from the University of Queensland, Australia and a Bachelor of Information Technology from the Queensland University of Technology, Australia.
Mr. Edwards has 25 years of finance and operations experience including 9 years with Ernst & Young, and 13 years in CFO, COO, and Operations roles. Mr. Edwards has extensive experience with entrepreneurial, technology companies and has completed many venture capital financings and mergers and acquisitions. As CFO of Recruiting Solutions at ServiceChannel and FieldView Solutions, Mr. Edwards managed both the financial operations and the successful sale of each company. In his role as SVP of Operations for the background screening division of First Advantage, a NASDAQ company, Mr. Edwards led a team of 400+ on three continents.
Mr. Edwards earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Rochester Institute of Technology.
Mr. Timm manages Sales and Marketing worldwide for Racemi. Previously Mr. Timm managed Racemi’s relationship with Amazon Web Services which recently launched a no-charge migration program to Racemi’s industry leading server migration software. He joins Racemi with a wealth of knowledge in sales in the IT industry based on nearly 20 years experience at some of the top technology companies including Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, and Cisco Systems. While at Microsoft, he sold software solutions to some of the largest organization in the Southeast. At Hewlett Packard he utilized his knowledge of IT and sold consulting services to Global 500 corporations. He has extensive experience in developing and delivering Go-To-Market plans, managing sales executives and solution engineers, and delivering solutions to global accounts.
Mr. Timm has a Degree in Computer Science from Owens College.
Mr. Crump is responsible for the Global Professional Services and Presales Engineering teams at Racemi. Mr. Crump has dedicated his 22 year career to leading world class services and client success teams for high tech product companies, including IBM. In these roles, Mr. Crump has successfully implemented technology solutions at hundreds of the world’s most admired industry brands. Mr. Crump specializes in leading services teams through rapid change, growth and operational excellence. At Plumtree, he directed a global team to record revenue and profits growing from $11 million to $30 million in three years. While at Vertafore he executed a global reorganization of more than 200 consultants, tripling margins and record revenues. Mr Crump has also had the pleasure of working in leadership roles for other prominent companies including IBM, PointCast Networks, NetScout, and the consulting firm of Whittman-Hart.
Mr. Crump is a graduate of Valdosta State University with his degree in Economics and has completed post graduate studies at the Anderson School of Business at UCLA.
Philip is a Principal of Paladin and focuses on investments in technology-driven companies in a variety of industries. Philip has been working with early-stage technology companies since 2000, when he joined FBR Technology Venture Partners (“FBRTVP”), a $200 million venture capital fund focused on software and telecommunications companies in the mid-Atlantic region. Prior to joining Paladin, he was a Vice President at Core Capital Partners, where he led investments in software and infrastructure companies including SilverStorm Technologies (acquired by QLogic, NASDAQ: QLGC) and RulesPower Corp. (acquired by Fair, Isaac; NYSE: FIC). Philip began his career as a consultant at Dean & Company, working in the telecommunications and utilities industries as well as the firm’s private equity practice.
Philip received a B.A. in Physics with Honors from Harvard University.
Wayne is a Managing Partner of Harbert Venture Partners, as well as a member of Harbert’s Venture Capital Investment Committee. Mr. Hunter joined HMC in 2002 and serves on the boards of Intelliject, Movero, Netsertive, PeopleMatter, Racemi and Unitrends, as well as the Florida Venture Forum and Virginia’s Center for Innovative Technology and the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Investment Authority. Prior to joining Harbert, Mr. Hunter was a founding Managing Director and Head of Wachovia’s Technology Investment Banking Group. In addition, he was a member of Wachovia’s Private Equity/Venture Capital Fund Investment Committee and served on Wachovia’s Investment Banking Management Committee. He has more than twenty years of experience working with leading entrepreneurs and venture capitalists in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. During his tenure in investment banking, he advised on more than one hundred financing and M&A transactions totaling $24 billion. His mergers and acquisitions and financial advisory experience encompass the internet, software, IT services, communications services and equipment sectors.
Mr. Hunter holds a degree in law (J.D.) from the University of Alabama School of Law and a Bachelor of Science degree from Auburn University.
Jerry is President of River Capital and Managing Principal of River Capital Partners. Before joining River Capital in 1984, Mr. Wethington was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Mitchell Steel, a large steel processing operation then a division of Fuqua Industries, Inc. Mr. Wethington and other members of management purchased the company in a leveraged buyout from Fuqua Industries and later sold it to Cargill, Inc. Prior to Mitchell Steel, Mr. Wethington was a senior manager with Fuqua Industries and Teledyne, Inc. in both operations and financial management. Mr. Wethington currently serves as Chairman of Blue Wave Products, Inc., Five Star Manufacturing Company and New Image Group, Inc., each a River Capital portfolio company. In addition, he has served as a director of both public and privately held companies in diverse industries including consumer products, food service, furniture manufacturing, general aviation, hardware distribution, manufactured housing, media, medical products and steel processing.
Mr. Wethington received a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Kentucky, a master’s degree in economics from Western Kentucky University and a master’s in business administration from the University of Louisville.
Mr. Rodd brings over 18 years of experience advising and building information technology companies as an investor, investment banker and corporate development executive. Mr. Rodd joined Milestone in January of 2009 and has 10 years of venture capital investment experience, both in Silicon Valley and the East Coast. He serves on the boards of Collections Marketing Center, IntegriChain, FieldView Solutions, Kindling, Identropy, Grovo Learning, Stray Boots, Mashwork and Cloudnexa. Mr. Rodd is currently a consultant for the Department of Defense as part of the DoD’s Defense Venture Catalyst Initiative (DeVenCI) program, which is designed to increase the DoD’s awareness of emerging commercial technologies that may be relevant to the objectives of the DoD and other Federal agencies. Mr. Rodd represents Milestone in these endeavors.
Mr. Rodd holds a Masters of Business Administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Wesleyan University. Mr. Rodd is an active fundraiser for St. Paul’s School in Concord, NH.