President and Chief Executive Officer
Mohamad Ali was appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective as of December 3, 2014, and as a Class I director of the Company, effective as of January 8, 2015. He served as chief strategy officer of Hewlett-Packard, an information technology company, from August 2012 to December 2014. From April 2012 to August 2012, Mr. Ali served as chief executive officer of the Workforce Optimization division of Aspect Software, a provider of business communications solutions and services. From April 2011 to April 2012, Mr. Ali served as senior vice president and president of the global services business of Avaya Corporation, a provider of business collaboration and communications solutions, and from July 2009 to March 2011 he served as Avaya’s senior vice president of corporate development and strategy. From January 1996 to July 2009, Mr. Ali served in various roles at IBM, including vice president of business and strategy for the information management division from 2005 to 2009. Mr. Ali currently serves as a director of iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ: IRBT). Mr. Ali holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering, a B.A. in History and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
As CFO at Carbonite, Anthony Folger keeps one eye on our numbers and the other on our future. Together with his team, Anthony is setting our strategy for global development and expansion, and ensuring we have the people, systems and processes in place to be successful every step of the way.
Prior to joining Carbonite, Anthony was CFO at Acronis, where he handled all aspects of global accounting, operations and human resources. Before joining Acronis, Anthony was Director of Finance at Cisco, and Corporate Controller at MarketMax and Habama. Anthony also held senior finance positions at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Deloitte & Touche.
Anthony graduated from The College of the Holy Cross with a B.A. in Accounting and Economics, and he is a Certified Public Accountant.
Senior Vice President of Marketing
Norman Guadagno hones in on that unique place where company brand meets customer need and harnesses in it a way that adds value for customer and company alike. Together with the Marketing team, Norman drives brand strategy, product marketing and overall market awareness for Carbonite worldwide.
Before joining Carbonite, Norman was Senior Vice President of Marketing Strategy at the digital marketing agency Wire Stone, working with clients such as Microsoft, Boeing and Nike. Prior to Wire Stone, Guadagno held senior marketing roles at Microsoft and Oracle, as well as leading creative agencies. Guadagno began his career in the software industry focusing on user interaction.
Norman holds an M.A. in Psychology from Rice University and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Rochester.
Senior Vice President of Sales
With a career that has taken him to China and back, Paul Mellinger has effectively led complex organizations around the world. At Carbonite, Paul applies his leadership and expertise in global sales, technology and integration to guide and grow our worldwide sales organization.
Before joining Carbonite, Paul served an impressive 30 years at IBM in some of the company’s most critical executive roles, including Vice President of IBM Software Sales, Vice President of Cognos NA, and Vice President of Information Management Asia Pacific.
Paul holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Washington University/St Louis and an M.B.A. from the Olin School of Business at Washington University.
Senior Vice President of Products and Engineering
Rob Beeler brings more than 25 years of building products that deliver business value to his role as SVP, Products & Engineering at Carbonite. A recognized expert in data protection, high availability and disaster recovery, Rob leads Carbonite’s engineering and product management organization to deliver a modern, secure and scalable Data Protection Platform for businesses.
Prior to his current role, Rob was Vice President of Engineering at Carbonite and was responsible for the design and development of Carbonite’s portfolio of Server solutions. Previously, he was Co-Founder and CTO of DoubleTake Software, which was acquired by Carbonite in February 2017. Following this acquisition, Rob was instrumental in aligning both organizations around a streamlined platform for future growth.
Rob holds a patent in the field of replication and system state recovery. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Kentucky.
General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
As the founding member of Carbonite’s legal team, Danielle Sheer played a critical role in leading the company to a NASDAQ listing in 2011. Danielle oversees our global legal and corporate governance affairs, including worldwide data security and privacy compliance, spearheading our technology patent portfolio for Carbonite’s business continuity solutions and guiding our international expansion efforts.
Prior to Carbonite, Danielle practiced corporate and securities law at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, where she specialized in technology-related corporate matters and M&A.
Danielle was named to the Boston Business Journal's “40 under 40” list of emerging business leaders, honored by the Massachusetts Bar Association and Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly as an “Emerging Leader,” selected as “Maverick of the Year” Stevie award winner for Women in Business, and named an “Emerging Leader for Advancing Women Leaders” by the Boston Business Journal. Danielle received a J.D. from Georgetown University and B.A. with honors from George Washington University. She serves on the board of directors of The Boston Club and the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts.
Chief Information Security Officer
Lawrence "Larry" Friedman is a highly regarded technologist who enjoys the creative process of solving problems and designing complex systems. As Chief Information Security Officer, Larry and his team build and maintain the strategy and programs necessary to secure both Carbonite's data protection solutions and our corporate IT environment, and to maintain the integrity of customer data.
Prior to this role, Larry was the Chief Technology Officer at Carbonite, where he was responsible for leading a team to anticipate the IT security needs of our customers and engineer data protection solutions. Before joining Carbonite, Larry was a distinguished engineer at RSA Security, where he provided technical strategy and architecture for RSA's Identity businesses. While at RSA, he supported multiple corporate development initiatives, leading M&A technical diligence reviews that resulted in the acquisition of six different companies. Prior to RSA, he held principal engineering positions at Greatway Technologies and Digital Equipment Corporation.
Larry is the co-inventor of 43 granted patents, with 7 patents pending. He holds an M.A. in Music from Boston University, where he also studied for his M.S. in Computer Science.