Management Team

"Management is doing things right. Leadership is doing the right things."  
—the late management guru Peter Drucker


Unitrends has assembled a cadre of leaders who together not only bring a wealth of expertise to the table, but vision, roll-up-your-sleeves know-how, and a passion for excelling and pushing beyond limits.
Kevin Weiss
President & Chief Executive Officer

Business strategist with a proven track record.

Kevin has extensive experience setting corporate strategy, implementing the operational controls to support that strategy, and a proven track record of transforming fast-growing companies into industry leaders. Prior to joining Unitrends, Kevin was the chairman and CEO of SkyMall and its parent company Xhibit Corp. Before that, he served as the president and chief executive of Author Solutions, a Penguin Random House Company. Kevin played a key role in the successful sale of the company to Pearson PLC. Author Solutions was a portfolio company of private equity firm Bertram Capital, where Kevin has been an operating partner since 2007.

Prior to Author Solutions, Kevin served as the president of McAfee, now part of Intel Security. As president, Kevin was responsible for sales, channel development, partnerships, services, and customer support, as well as corporate, field, and product marketing. Additionally, he has held leadership positions with, Ariba, BindView, BMC Software and IBM.

Kevin graduated from Princeton University.

Brad Miller
Chief Financial Officer

Senior Business Partner Driving Growth Globally

Brad joined us from ikaSystems in 2014, where he served as CFO. Prior to ikaSystems, he was CFO of Emptoris, a global software provider of procurement management solutions, where he led the sale and subsequent integration of the company into IBM. Prior to that, Brad has held CFO roles and financial executive positions in public technology companies, including Aspen Technology, Viisage (acquired by L-1 Identity Solutions), Sonus Networks, Sapient, and Wang Global (acquired by Getronics, N.V.).

Brad started his financial career as a certified public accountant with the international public accounting firm Coopers & Lybrand. He has a B.A. from the College of William and Mary and an M.B.A. from the University of New Hampshire.

Dr. Mark Campbell
Chief Technology Officer

Corporate polymath.

Prior to joining Unitrends, Mark was CEO of mindAmp Corporation, which provided high-technology business and software consulting to venture capitalists and management within A- and B-round startup companies. Before that, Mark was senior vice president and general manager of the worldwide systems management business at Legent Corporation, where he helped lead its successful acquisition by Computer Associates. Prior to joining Legent, Mark was vice president and general manager of AT&T’s worldwide enterprise systems business unit, where he had P&L responsibility for its $1.5B server and enterprise software business.

Previously, Mark was vice president and general manager of the worldwide server and software business unit at NCR Corporation (acquired by AT&T), where he had P&L responsibility for just over $1B of revenue. Mark earned a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree, and a doctoral degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of South Carolina and a degree in international business from INSEAD.

Mike Dalton
Senior Vice President of Worldwide Channels and International Field Operations

International business leader at the forefront of channel success and worldwide growth

As senior vice president of worldwide channels and international field operations, Dalton is tasked with the direction and growth of the company's channel program and international sales strategy.

Previously, Dalton was the managing director of consultancy Topline Business Development, where he helped organizations including Rackspace, Symantec and AuthenWare recruit channel partners, train channel specialists and build country-specific channel programs. Prior, Dalton spent more than 10 years with McAfee in various sales, channel and business development roles, including five years as president of the company's EMEA business.

Dalton holds a Bachelor of Science in metallurgy and micro structural engineering from Sheffield Hallam University.

Eric Dougherty
Senior Vice President of Americas Field Operations

Persuasive front-line quarterback with a penchant for accelerating growth.

Eric Dougherty leads all new customer acquisition efforts for the Americas region, including its sales, channel, and pre-sales engineering groups. Dougherty has extensive experience working with growth companies and building successful sales teams in channel-centric go-to-market models.

Prior to Unitrends, Eric most recently served as VP of Channel Sales for Stratus Technologies. At Rapid7, Dougherty signed OEM agreements with IBM and Symantec, leading to the then largest sales transaction in the company's history. At Acronis, Dougherty built and led the channel sales team that was a key contributor to revenue, growing from less than $20 million to approximately $120 million. After beginning his sales career with PC maker Leading Edge Products, Dougherty spent more than six years at Axis Communications (NASDAQ OMX Stockholm: AXIS), ultimately serving as General Manager for the Americas. The sales success in the Americas contributed to a successful IPO for Axis in 2000. Dougherty has also held senior sales and channel management positions at Softricity Inc. (acquired by Microsoft), Ecora Software Corporation (acquired by Versata), and OCS (acquired by CMGI, now ModusLink). He is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island.

Jodi Sweeney
Vice President, WW Professional Services and Customer Success

Proven leader with a focus on delivering an exceptional total customer experience

Jodi leads the WW Professional Services and Customer Success team with full responsibility for all aspects of the Services businesses from pre-sales to customer support.  Jodi has over 15 years' experience in technology industry where she has consistently demonstrated success in managing multi-national client services organizations. She has breadth and depth of experience in managing professional services and customer support operations, implementing Customer Advisory Boards, mergers and acquisitions, developing corporate strategy and driving high levels of customer satisfaction.

Prior to joining Avid, Jodi worked at several multi-national companies including Avid, Altisource, GTECH Corporation, Compaq Computer Corporation and Digital Equipment Corporation.    Another area of passion for Jodi is in providing back to the community - whether it be here locally or abroad.  Jodi also serves as a board member of the non-profit organization, Be Like Brit (501C). Jodi has an MBA from Northeastern University of Boston, MA.

Joe Balazs
Vice President, Engineering and Manufacturing

Committed technologist bringing customer requirements into reality.

Joe is responsible for all of Unitrends' engineering, support and manufacturing. Joe brings Unitrends over 30 years of impressive industry knowledge and experience, which has already proven invaluable during Balazs' tenure on Unitrends' Advisory Board. Balazs has contributed his expertise to expanding the backup and disaster recovery company in areas of business development, sales, marketing and technology strategies.

Prior to joining Unitrends, Joe served ten years as Sr. Director S/W Development in EMC's Midrange Storage Division. There, he directed five global development teams and was responsible for all EMC Midrange Storage replication and efficiency products from conception through development, release and support.

Dave LeClair
Vice President, Product Marketing

Marketing leader with long technical background.

In his role at Unitrends, Dave is responsible for product marketing, content strategy and creation, web operations and field marketing. He has 25 years of experience developing and marketing servers, devices, software and services in the computing and communications industries with roles in strategy, product management and marketing and engineering. Dave is frequently referenced expert on cloud and business continuity solutions. Prior to Unitrends, Dave was Sr. Director of Strategy and Product Management at Stratus. He has also held senior executive roles at Avaya, NEC, and Internet Appliance Network.

Dave has a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Connecticut.

Jennifer Shelgren
Vice President, Demand Creation, Marketing

Over 25 years of experience building marketing demand functions.

Jennifer Shelgren is Vice President of Demand Creation at Unitrends. Jennifer has over 25 years of experience building marketing demand functions at organizations including Nuance Communications, Ipswitch File Transfer, Kronos, British Telecom and more. She has deep expertise building global teams, mentoring and coaching people and teams to their potential. Jennifer began her career in working in advertising, at Hill , Holliday—a major agency based in Boston. Jennifer managed clients such as Lotus, Wang, NCR, Gillette and more.

Jennifer lives in Westford, MA with her husband and two daughters.

Roy Sanford
Vice President & General Manager, Business Development and Alliances

30 years of technology experience.

Seasoned Technology Professional Roy Sanford joined Unitrends in 2014 and is responsible for Unitrends Boomerang business unit, strategic alliances and business development. His career reflects 30 years of technology experience in sales, marketing, product management, business development, strategic alliances, and general management, involving hardware, software and cloud based solutions.

Roy was previously Senior VP Sales & Marketing at Rocket Software and Chief Marketing Officer at Stratus Technologies. Prior to Stratus, he held a number of senior executive positions during his 14-year tenure at EMC Corporation, and is credited with coordinating the company’s entry into both the Content Addressed Storage and the software-as-a-service (SaaS) businesses.

Roy holds an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, an MS degree in Operations Research from the University of Pennsylvania, and a BS degree in Applied Mathematics from Drexel University.

Jessica Flanagan
Vice President, Human Resources

Strong background in both high-growth and change management cultures.

Jessica is our Vice President, Human Resources and is responsible for defining and driving Unitrends’ overall human resource strategy. She partners with and coaches executives to drive organizational design and growth, talent acquisition, development and management and overall benefits and compensation planning. Jessica comes to Unitrends with a strong background in both high-growth and change management cultures.

Having spent her early career driving growth in startups like Aware Inc, Virtual Ink Corp, and, Jessica brings a strong business acumen to the table to connect HR initiatives to corporate objectives. More recently, Jessica has held senior HR leadership roles at Zipcar, Nokia and Stratus Technologies, where she led the design, development and implementation of organization-wide HR and talent processes to effect growth and change. Jessica holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Merrimack College where she also received a full athletic scholarship to play for their Division II Women’s Basketball Team.