The Machine Data Intelligence experts
Meet our leadership
Led by experts in large-scale distributed systems, data science and enterprise software, Circonus is pioneering the way that machine data at scale is leveraged throughout the enterprise, from operational analytics to IoT applications.
Founder and CTO
VP of Sales
VP of Product & Marketing
Director of Engineering
Bob is a veteran technology CEO with more than 38 years of experience working with a broad range of commercial, government, academic, and non-profit organizations.
Prior to Circonus, Bob was the CEO of Cloudamize, Artisan Mobile, and Boomi, and president of SCT Global Education Solutions. Bob began his career with 19 years at EDS, initially in systems engineering roles, and later as a senior executive leading operations in England, Hong Kong, and Australia.
Bob holds a master’s degree in technology management from the University of Maryland and is a graduate of executive programs at the University of Michigan and MIT. He was named a 2011 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist for Philadelphia, the 2013 Small Business Person of the Year by the Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, and one of the most influential business people in the city by both Philadelphia Magazine and the Philadelphia Business Journal.
Founder & CTO
Theo has been architecting, coding, building, and operating scalable systems for 20 years. As a serial entrepreneur, he has founded four companies and helped grow countless engineering organizations.
After earning undergraduate and graduate degrees from Johns Hopkins University in computer science, Theo went on to research resource allocation techniques in distributed systems during four years of post-graduate work. In 1997, Theo founded OmniTI, which established itself as the go-to source for organizations facing the most challenging scalability, performance and security problems. Theo founded Circonus in 2010, and continues to be its principal architect.
A widely respected industry thought leader, Theo is the author of “Scalable Internet Architectures” (Sams), a contributor to “Web Operations” (O’Reilly) and “Seeking SRE” (O’Reilly), and a frequent speaker at worldwide IT conferences. Theo is a member of the IEEE and a Distinguished Member of the ACM. He serves on the ACM Practitioners Board and as co-chair of ACM Queue and holds the elected position of ACM Member at Large (2018-2022).
Jim is an accomplished and seasoned executive with over 30 years of experience in finance and operations positions across a variety of industries. He has been with Circonus since its inception in 2008, serving first as Vice President of Finance at OmniTI Computer Consulting, Inc and then as CFO of Circonus Inc. when Circonus was spun off from OmniTI in 2010.
Prior to joining OmniTI, Jim held senior financial positions at CP Kelco including Acting CFO, Division CFO, and Corporate Controller. In addition, Jim has held various senior management positions as COO of the intimate apparel division of Warnaco and Executive VP of Monet, where he worked on a PE deal led by Chase JP Morgan to turnaround Monet from a $6M EBITDA loss to $13M favorable EBITDA.
Jim has also worked in the consulting division at Deloitte and served as a partner at a $2M boutique consulting company, including clients such as Estee Lauder, Texaco, First Boston, and Liz Claiborne.
After graduating from Clarkson University with a B.S. in Industrial Management, Jim continued his education, receiving an MBA in Finance from Dickinson University. He currently resides in Washington, DC.
VP of Sales
Jason Bobb is a seasoned executive with over 20 years of experience in the public and private technology sector. He brings a wealth of experience with particular strengths in sales leadership, revenue/margin growth, strategy, and business development. He has worked extensively in the North American market as well as in Europe and Japan.
Currently, Jason is the VP of Sales at Circonus, responsible for commercial engagements with enterprise customers. Prior to joining Circonus, Jason was the SVP of Sales at Canonical, a $100M open source software company, where he drove 50% revenue growth in his group. Jason spent 14 years with CenturyLink where he held multiple leadership positions including directing sales, engineering, business finance, and life-cycle management for a $1B business unit.
Outside of work, Jason served on multiple boards including 501cTech, a Washington, DC non-profit providing technology to assist other non-profits. He earned a B.S. in Psychology from East Stroudsburg University and a Business Leadership certificate from the University of Denver – Daniels College of Business. He is currently based out of New Orleans, and in his free time volunteers at the New Orleans Aquarium dive program.
VP of Product & Marketing
Kevin is a multidisciplinary executive with 20 years of experience in product development, software engineering, marketing and customer success.
Prior to his role as VP of Product and Marketing at Circonus, Kevin spent the majority of his career in fast-paced startup environments. He was an early employee at MailerMailer LLC, a small but nimble email service provider, where he worked for 13 years. When the company was acquired by j2 Global in early 2017, Kevin was serving as Vice President of Product Development. The product portfolio he developed during his tenure won numerous awards and directly contributed to the acquisition.
Kevin put himself through school at the University of Maryland working as a system safety and reliability engineer at NASA. After graduating with a B.S. in Computer Engineering, he accepted a faculty position at his alma mater. In this role, he supported a public-private partnership known as the MIND Lab, which served as a DC-area tech incubator. This experience led Kevin to discover a passion for prototyping and developing new products on behalf of companies such as Fujitsu and Koolspan.
Kevin’s personal interests include investing, fishing, and travel. Kevin has lived in seven states and currently resides in Denver.
Director of Engineering
Brian has been consulting, designing, building, and improving software for over 18 years. His work has spanned numerous technologies and industries from non-profit to e-commerce. Brian leads the Circonus Engineering team with strong focus on availability, durability, and scalability within all areas of the platform.
Brian started his IT career on embedded devices at eTegral Partners before shifting over to internet technologies. Before joining Circonus, Brian managed the engineering team at OmniTI where, he was instrumental in the success of over 50 different client contracts spanning multiple goals, including PCI-compliance, web security, scalability, and performance. He has a love of data-stores and how complex systems interact and communicate. He has held multiple roles throughout the technology stack as an individual contributor, as well as in leadership and mentoring.
Outside of work, Brian is a conference speaker and open-source contributor. Brian and his wife spend their free time raising their son, and are active in their local community.