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.

Our Partners

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Victor Shepherd

Victor Shepherd brings over 25 years of executive leadership experience in the technology industry to GroundWork Open Source 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 Open Source. 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.

Andrea Wood

For over 10 years, Andrea Wood served as a financial leader in the software, accounting, and manufacturing industries. Prior to joining GroundWork Open Source, Andrea was a financial controller at Blacksmith Capital, a private equity firm that acquires and grows middle-market manufacturing companies, where she led the accounting and finances.

She began her career with Andrews Hooper Pavlik PLC, after receiving her bachelor’s degree in business administration and accounting from Aquinas College.

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 Vice President of Technology, Hans is responsible for leading engineering, development, professional services, support, and training.

Before coming to GroundWork Open Source, 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 Open Source founders, Thomas currently serves the GroundWork Open Source team as Vice President of Product Strategy.

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 Open Source in 2013 as a Senior Professional Services Engineer.  In 2017, she was named 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.