Welcome to GroundWork.

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.

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Victor Shepherd

Victor Shepherd brings over 25 years of executive leadership experience in the technology industry to GroundWork with a proven track record of delivering sustainable growth. Vic specializes in turning around companies with flat revenue growth. His leadership has enabled companies to reestablish technological and market leadership.

Vic is a graduate of Grand Valley State University where he received his bachelor’s degree in business administration.

Michael Hale

Michael Hale is responsible for driving revenue growth and customer acquisition through leadership of the global sales and channel management team at GroundWork. Having spent more than 30 years running global sales organizations, the majority of which were in the software industry, Mike brings a wide range of executive leadership expertise to the GroundWork team.

Mike is a graduate of Aquinas College where he received his bachelor’s degree in business administration.

Mike Grinzinger

Over the last 20 years, Mike Grinzinger served as CFO in the software, telecommunications, and distributions industries. Prior to joining GroundWork and Fox Technologies, Inc., Mike was CFO at Iserv, a telephone and internet service provider where he led 30 acquisitions during a period of extensive growth and process reengineering. Mike uses his process engineering expertise to support the financial function at GroundWork.

He began his career with Deloitte and Touche in 1980, after receiving his bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.

Mark Lambiase

As chief technology officer, Mark Lambiase is responsible for product management, engineering, and customer support at GroundWork and Fox Technologies. Mark comes to GroundWork with over 15 years of experience designing, building, implementing, and supporting a broad range of identity, authentication, and other related security technologies. In the past, he has served as chief security architect and director of research at SecureAuth.

Hans Kriel

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.

Thomas Stocking

One of the original GroundWork founders, Thomas recently re-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.

Laura Horsky

Laura joined GroundWork in 2013, as a Senior Professional Services Engineer.  In 2017 we named her Director of Customer Support, a new role dedicated to managing and leading fulfillment of GroundWork commitments to Customers, current and prospective. In this position Laura is in charge of Support and Sales Engineers, with focus on Customer Satisfaction.
Before coming to GroundWork Laura held posts as Infrastructure Manager and later as Director of ITS Infrastructure at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Prior to UNCC she held technical and management positions at Maersk Sealand, Reynolds and Reynolds, and SourceCorp West.
Laura holds a BS in Telecom and Networking from Purdue and an MSIT in Information Security from UNCC.

Heather Gray

Heather is experienced at directing marketing and communications programs for existing and prospective customers in global high-tech industries. Prior to joining GroundWork, Heather held marketing positions at Fox Technologies, Knape and Vogt Manufacturing, and Leica Geosystems.

Heather has a BA in Design from the University of Michigan, and an MS in Communications from Grand Valley State University.