Founded in 2004, GroundWork, Inc., delivers dynamic monitoring for dynamic environments with Unified Monitoring of hybrid cloud, container, application, server, network and storage data.
GroundWork’s approach gives customers the flexibility to use diverse open source and proprietary software technologies together under a unified web services portal, allowing users to leverage the advantages of open source while simultaneously preserving existing investments in legacy IT management tools.
The GroundWork culture comes from a group of leaders whose high standards are integrated with a strong sense of community values. Meet the team that thinks radically, is open and transparent, and has proven that GroundWork Monitor can excel in large IT environments.
Dave Lilly co-founded GroundWork in 2004 and is currently the company’s CEO.
Prior to GroundWork, Dave was Chief Executive Officer/President of 5 high tech companies including SiteRock and Litton Integrated Automation. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy and served as a Nuclear Submarine Engineer, Nuclear Engineering Section Manager and Software Division General Manager.
Dave has an MBA from Rutgers.
One of the original GroundWork Founders, Thomas recently joined the GroundWork team as Director of Sales Engineering.
Thomas is an experienced manager, developer, systems engineer, and open source evangelist. He has worked most recently in the Domain Name industry as COO at Gandi US, a domain name registrar, and in managed services at SiteRock corporation.
Thomas holds an BA in applied mathematics from the University of California at Berkeley, and has held several networking and security credentials. at various times.
Since 2004, Hans has performed critical technical and leadership roles in field engineering, professional services, training, sales engineering, and solution architect. Now as VP of Operations Hans is responsible for Customer Delivery of Professional Services, Support, and Training.
Before coming to GroundWork Hans had a broad range of experience in the computer industry. He served in the US Navy and held many technical and management positions with Dimetrics, Eldorado Electrodata, Century Computer, TRW, Fortune Systems, and Teknekron. Hans attended UC Berkeley.
Gabriella Mele joined GroundWork in 2006 as Finance Director and in 2011 became the company’s VP of Finance and Administration.
Gabriella has gained experience in all aspects of accounting, HR and financial reporting at established companies and start-ups including Kranz & Associates, JasperSoft, and Actify.
Gabriella graduated from Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milano, Italy.
Roger Ruttiman joined GroundWork in 2004 as Director Software Development & Lead Architect and in 2011 became the company’s VP of Engineering & Quality.
Before holding his current position at GroundWork, Roger has worked as a Senior Software Engineer at both Advent and Autodesk.
He is a graduate of Ecole Technique HES Neuchatel in Switzerland.
Mark Carey joined GroundWork in 2008 as a system support engineer, a position he held for 3 years. He is now the company’s Director of Support Services.
Prior to joining GroundWork, Mark held system admin positions at Kadiri, Neopost Online, PacketMotion and Digital Fountain overseeing both Windows and Linux based environments. Mark is a Patten University graduate.