|[January 03, 2013]
Dyn Adds Claudia Santoro, Dave Connors and Andrew Sullivan to Star-Laden Technical Team
MANCHESTER, N.H. --(Business Wire)--
the worldwide leader in Internet Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS),
announced the hiring of Claudia Santoro as its new Director of Email
Engineering and Dave
Connors as VP of Technical Operations. In addition,
Andrew Sullivan, previously Director of Labs, has been promoted to
Director of DNS Engineering.
"We have added three rock stars to our engineering team," said Dyn (News - Alert)
CTO Cory von Wallenstein. "Recruiting talent like this shows our
commitment to engineering excellence and ensures that while we continue
scaling, we will be producing the very best products in the world."
Santoro knows firsthand the challenges and opportunities in the
email delivery market, bringing with her a wealth of knowledge and
experience in scaling engineering teams. Prior to Dyn, she was the Chief
Technology Officer at Vsnap, a Boston-based video messaging startup that
she helped cofound.
Prior to that, the native of Rome, Italy, was the VP of
Engineering at Exit41, a venture-backed company in Andover, MA. Santoro
led Exit41's reinvention from a point-of-sale software provider to a
provider of turnkey web and mobile ordering services for restaurants.
Over five million transactions per year are being processed through this
system. Before Exit41, Santoro held engineering roles at IBM (News - Alert) and Epsilon.
"This is an awesome opportunity to work with a great team in
helping grow Dyn's services and also to meet the massive scale delivery
of quality email," Santoro said. "I look forward to bringing extensive
experience building highly scalable systems along with th teams that
make them possible. I can't wait to get started."
Connors brings years of experience as VP, Operations at Constant Contact (News - Alert)
into his new role as VP, Technical Operations. In this role, Connors - a
Yale graduate in engineering -- will be leading Dyn's technical teams as
they continue to scale.
"Dave specializes in building web operations teams and capacity
planning for large-scale infrastructure projects, making him a perfect
fit," said von Wallenstein.
Sullivan has been working on future innovations for Dyn for the past
year as Director of Labs. In his new role as Director of DNS
Engineering, he brings that same pioneering spirit to the DNS team,
ensuring the company is always looking toward the future of the Internet.
Sullivan has long been a leading voice in the DNS and Internet community
and previously worked as the Director of Name Services at Afilias and as
an Internet Scientist at Shinkuro, Inc.
"My work with the labs team was very exciting," Sullivan said. "It
gave me the opportunity to work with the production engineers on an
architectural review of the DNS systems. That review stimulated a number
of thoughts about how things might evolve and improvements that were
needed. At Dyn, if you have an opinion people expect you to step up and
take action, so that's how I ended up moving to DNS engineering."
Dyn also announced the hiring of Paul
Mailhot as VP, Business Operations. Mailhot, who comes from 19
years at Autodesk (News - Alert), is responsible for organization, design
and development across the entire business, technology systems to
support growth, including corporate IT, and strategic planning for the
future. Mailhot welcomes the challenge of moving from a large
multinational company to a smaller, fast paced growth company.
"Having the ability to use my business experience to help a
company undergoing hyper growth was the key reason for joining Dyn's
management team," Mailhot said. "The Dyn story is very exciting and has
tremendous potential as we define the IaaS market. Being part of
that future is exciting and I look forward to being one of the catalysts
While these are Dyn's most high profile hirings, they are certainly not
the only top talent joining the team. After doubling in size for the
past two years, growth is on the docket again for 2013 with a plethora
technology positions available in the company's Manchester, NH,
headquarters. Dyn also has offices in Brighton, UK, Wrexham, Wales and
San Francisco, CA (News - Alert).
Incorporated in 2001, Dyn is the worldwide Internet
Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) leader, powering Managed
DNS, Traffic Management, Email
Delivery & Email Reporting for more than
four million enterprise, small business and personal users. With nearly
20 data centers around the world and industry-leading uptime for over 10
years, Dyn's commitment to customer relationships and engineering
excellence shines every day. Uptime is the Bottom Line.
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