Beau has over thirty five years of experience building, managing and investing in both early stage and Fortune 500 software and hardware companies. Most recently, Beau served as managing director of Vrolyk Ventures, focusing on investments in early stage technology companies, and at Warburg Pincus, as managing director, managing investments in the information technology and telecommunications sectors. Previously he served as CEO of TogetherSoft Corp, CEO of 3ware, Inc., senior vice president of the product group at Silicon Graphics, Inc, and vice president and general manager at Xerox Corp. Beau received his B.A. in Philosophy, with a specialty in symbolic logic, from the California State University at Northridge.
Alan is responsible for the company’s finance, administration, human resources and legal organizations. He has more than twenty five years of financial experience, leading both public and private companies through growth and organizational change. After an extensive banking career at a predecessor of JPMorgan Chase, Alan has been the CFO of four companies, Paragon Trade Brands, Inc., MobileAria, Inc., Axis Systems, Inc and Navis, LLC. Prior to joining Engine Yard, Alan was CFO of Navis, LLC, a private company specializing in software systems for operating large marine terminals and distribution centers throughout the world. Alan holds a B.S./B.A. in finance from Georgetown University and an M.B.A. in finance from New York University.
Shawn Hermann is General Manager at Engine Yard. His career in technology spans over 15 years in roles from Network Specialist to Assistant Vice President. Having spent time in numerous industries, including Financial Services, Shawn brings a unique perspective to supporting cloud based solutions. His wide breadth of skills has enabled Engine Yard to methodically build a remote, world class and global team that spends each day supporting cloud technologies from the cloud.