SoftNAS Board Members
Board of Directors
Rick Braddy—Co-Founder and CTO
Rick Braddy is an IT and software industry leader with more than 40 years of experience and a track record of success as an IT executive and leader with public software companies like Citrix and BMC Software. Rick co-founded SoftNAS in 2012 and led the development of the original SoftNAS product, which directly contributed to the formation of the Cloud NAS market in 2014. He has led the company through various phases of growth and established SoftNAS as the #1 Cloud NAS on AWS and Microsoft Azure for the most mission-critical, high-performance applications customers move to the public cloud today. Rick is responsible for the SoftNAS vision and its technology as CTO.
During his tenure with Citrix as CTO and VP Product Management, Rick led and managed the company’s growth from a $425 million, single-product company into a multi-product, global enterprise IT software company with more than $1.2 billion in revenues. Rick is a United States Air Force veteran with experience in global, classified cryptographic voice and data systems at NORAD Cheyenne Mountain Complex. He’s also an avid ham radio operator, bass fisherman and oil painter.
Vic Mahadevan—Chairman of the Board
Vic Mahadevan served as the Chief Strategy Officer for NetApp. In this role, Vic was responsible for leading NetApp’s business strategy and identifying additional market and product opportunities to fuel future growth. He was also responsible for driving strategic planning, managing acquisitions, and supporting NetApp’s strategic alliances and partnership teams.
Before joining NetApp, Vic served as VP of marketing for LSI Corporation, where he was responsible for driving all aspects of product management, outbound marketing and business alliances. Prior to LSI, Vic was the CEO of NeoEdge Networks. He was also the VP/GM of BMC Software’s Storage Management Business Unit and VP/GM of Compaq’s Storage Business Unit.
J. Weldon Granger—Vice Chairman of the Board
Weldon Granger is an experienced entrepreneur, senior executive and engineer. After working as an engineer at Monsanto Chemical Company, Weldon used his knowledge to found Omega Services Industries, which he grew to over 1000 employees before the company was sold for a respectable profit to all shareholders.
Weldon was general partner, Chairman and CEO of Valencia Hotel Corporation, developing, funding and operating hotels in the Austin, Texas area. The properties were sold to the satisfaction of its shareholders.
His current involvements include Chairman and CEO of Advanced Integrated Services, an oil and gas service company providing logic control system and electrical and instrumentation to major oil companies. As chairman of EBS (Employee Benefit Systems), a company founded by Weldon 23 years ago, he provides oversight on the sale of worksite benefits to major companies in the aerospace Industry and rail industry.
Weldon has served on numerous boards including: National Commerce Bank, Frost Bank, Old Braeswood National Bank, Museum of American and Western Art, Guide Dogs of America, St. Thomas High School, and Regis School for Boys. As Vice Chairman of the SoftNAS board, Weldon engages with the executive team to help maintain focus on our strategy and objective towards a successful Cloud company.
Garry Olah—President & CEO
Garry Olah is an accomplished Senior Executive, Entrepreneur and Thought Leader with more than 20 years of success in the technology industry. Garry has been a valuable asset for startups seeking guidance on building a partner sales models and creating momentum for growth. His broad areas of expertise include business development, alliance building, communication, enterprise software, startups, B2B, SaaS, storage, cloud computing, analytics, sales & marketing vision, and disruptive tech. Throughout his executive career, Garry has held leadership positions with Prime Foray, Vedify, GoodData, Coho Data, Apprenda, Citrix and BMC. Garry holds a BS in Industrial Engineering & Distribution from the University of Houston. He has served on various industry boards including as a six-year Chairman of the Board and member of the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), Software Division and he actively speaks at industry events.
Michael Goodwin—COO & CFO
Michael Goodwin spent the first 10 years of his professional career with Texas Commerce Bank, Accenture and as a director with Continental Airlines where he represented the airline in its e-commerce aviation initiatives; led strategy development and implementation of the airline’s maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) supply chain initiative; and financially directed the aircraft operations divisions. Michael has advised numerous start-ups and early stage companies, mostly in software and services on management, strategy, finance and growth initiatives. Nonprofit board experience includes co-founding the Technology Entrepreneurs Exchange, founding the Michigan Private Equity Partnership and serving as a founding board member of the Houston Toolbank. Michael has an MBA from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor where he was a William Davidson Fellow. He graduated with special honors with degrees in history and economics from The University of Texas at Austin where he was in the Honors Program and a Normandy Scholar.
Randolph M. Henry
Randy Henry is an experienced executive with a proven track record of building and growing businesses from start-up stage through maturity, resulting in liquidity events of up to almost two hundred million dollars. Randy holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Finance, a graduate degree from Cambridge University in England and a BA from Southern Methodist University. Randy has extensive private equity investment experience in both start-up technology and non-technology companies. He has served on numerous boards including Texas Commerce Bank – Tanglewood, MedServe, Inc., and the Advisory Board of Woodway Financial Advisors. Nonprofit board experience includes Chairman of the Board of Visitors of the University Of Texas Department of Astronomy and McDonald Observatory, Vice Chairman of Rebuilding Together, Chairman of The Post Oak School, and board member of the Association of Container Reconditioners. As a Board member of SoftNAS, Randy consults with the executive team on strategic business, finance and other matters.
Roger A. Ramsey
Ramsey Ramsey, a CPA, graduated cum laude from Texas Christian University with a BS in Commerce. After beginning his career with Arthur Andersen & Co, where he spent eight years and was a Manager in the Tax Department, Ramsey’s career can be summed up as one of starting or taking control of and expanding small companies. Three of the companies with which Ramsey played a meaningful role (Chairman, CEO or CFO) became public companies listed on the NYSE (2) or NASDAQ (1). Four others were sold for nine digit amounts each, prior to becoming public companies. Growth companies with which he has been involved have raised more than $12 billion in the national and international capital markets. Since his retirement at the end of 1998, Ramsey has been involved with his family’s private investment company. In addition to currently serving on the Board of publicly held Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. (CRZO), Ramsey formerly served on the Boards of publicly held Consolidated Fibers, Inc. (NASDAQ), Allied Waste Industries, Inc. (AW) from 1989 to 2002, U.S. Liquids, Inc. (USL) from 1998 to 2003 and WCA Waste, Inc. (WCAA) from 2006 to 2012. He has served on the Board of Trustees of Texas Christian University since 1992 (Athletic, Building & Grounds, Finance and Investment Committees). Ramsey is a member of the Environmental Industries Association’s management Hall of Fame.
Bruce Cameron—Board of Directors, Dowley Security Systems
With 45 years of entrepreneurial expertise, Bruce Cameron has played an active role in a variety of lucrative business ventures throughout his career. A native Houstonian, Cameron has worked with various early stage companies and startups in fields such as real estate investment partnerships and development, biotechnology, medical waste and software. Cameron served as President of the U.S. division of the start up biotech company Proteome Sciences, which he helped to take public in the United Kingdom. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Dowley Security Systems, Inc. Cameron is an attorney who studied at the University Of Texas School of Law and passed the bar in 1972. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Southern Methodist University.
Michael (Mickey) E. Henry
Mickey has an MBA from the University of Texas and MA in Psychology from Southern Methodist University. He spent the first 10 years of his career as a commercial and investment banker. In the 1980′s he formed Michael E Henry & Associates, a real estate finance company that evolved into a pipeline right-of-way aerial videotaping company. His company was purchased by Petris Technology (purchased by Haliburton), an energy management software company, where Mickey was an officer and product manager for virtual data room software for 10 years. Four years ago Mickey, started his own virtual data room software company, idrShare LLC, a very successful SaaS company that provides services to large public companies and commercial banks. Mickey is one of three SoftNAS board level managers who oversees company policies, decisions and provides operational support.
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