InSpeed is led by industry veterans with numerous successes in tech innovation. The executive team’s serial entrepreneurs have taken four companies public and have multiple successful exits. Their experience guiding profitable networking, interactive communications and SaaS companies informs their commitment to the InSpeed mission.
Michael Mansouri Chairman and CEO
Mansouri has a long history of successful value creation for shareholders and maximizing exit potential. As Chairman, President and CEO of iPass, Inc., he led the global roaming and security company, raised $75M, grew the company to profitability which resulted in a successful $1.8 billion exit in 2003 (NASDQ:IPAS). As President and CEO of OmniTrust Security Systems, a leader in content security, he grew and sold the company to Heisei Denden of Japan in 2005. Mansouri served as Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of Avalon Global Solutions, a provider of managed mobility and cybersecurity services. He grew the company through partnerships and acquisitions until its sale in 2011 to Widepoint Communications and served as CEO through 2013. He then served as CEO of a game-changing malware isolation technology, which merged with the identity and access management division of Aurionpro in 2016 to form Cyberinc. Mansouri served as the CEO of Cyberinc through 2017 during his transition.
Ed Basart Chief Strategy Officer, Founder
Before InSpeed, Ed founded ShoreTel (NASDAQ: SHOR), was its first CEO and VP of Engineering, and took the company public in 2007. ShoreTel created the Enterprise IP-telephony market, replacing silos of proprietary gear with software running on a PC. Prior to ShoreTel Ed co-founded Network Computing Devices (NASDAQ: NCDI) and was its CTO when it went public.
Ed holds 17 patents covering IP-telephony and networking.
Doug Klein Chief Product Officer
Doug is an experienced operations, product and business development executive. As co-founder of Network Computing Devices (NASDAQ: NCDI) he took it public, and as COO of NuvoMedia (NASDAQ: GMST), he sold it to Gemstar.
Prior to InSpeed Doug was managing partner at Wampumm, VP of Technology Planning and Integration at Barnes & Noble, founder and CEO of LightPole, CTO of Vernier Networks and VP of Business Development at Packet Design.
Mike Jordan CTO & VP Engineering
Mike Jordan has broad experience in software development, IT operations and information security spanning 49 years. Previously, Mike was VP of Engineering at PlaceWare (NASDAQ: MSFT), Cengage Learning, 3DO and Network Computing Devices (NASDAQ:NCDI), and Director of Software at Ridge Computers.
Mike is the former President of the ISACA, Silicon Valley Chapter. He has been a consultant to numerous financial services firms, HIPAA-covered entities and others, wherein he developed Information Security Management Systems, performed risk analyses, defined compensating controls and assessed the results of clients’ information security programs.
Barry Davis VP Business Operations
Barry is an expert at creating and improving operational processes and systems that simplify internal functions and efficiently scale businesses. Before joining InSpeed, Barry was VP of New Product Introduction at VMware (NYSE: VMW) driving cross-functional project teams to successfully launch new products. Prior to VMware, he was Director of Customer Service at Airespace (NASDAQ: CSCO). As Director of Service Programs at NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP), he ran partner programs, business planning & metrics, new product introduction and technical education groups. While at Network Computing Devices (NASDAQ: NCDI), Barry was the VP of Service and Support.
Kim Dimick VP Solution Services
Kim is an experienced networking and solutions engineering professional with over 40 years of industry knowledge, spanning from the early days of telephony through to the latest in networking technology.
Prior to InSpeed, Kim was a Senior Systems Engineering Manager at Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) , VP Technical Services at Packet Design, Director of Technical Services at Precept Software (NASDAQ: CSCO) and Software Services Program Manager at Network Computing Devices (NASDAQ: NCDI).
Mark Mellis VP Security
Mark is an Information Security Specialist with broad experience in Security, Networking, and Operations.
Prior to joining InSpeed, Mark served as Information Security Officer for Stanford University and the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. He has more than fifteen years consulting experience with a broad spectrum of clients, more than fifty of whom are on the the Fortune 500. Before focusing on Information Security, he was a system software developer at NCD (NASDAQ: NCDI) and other Silicon Valley startups.