Management Team

Scott Hammond CEO

Scott Hammond

Scott joins Joyent from Cisco where he served as the Vice President of Strategy and Business Development for Cisco's Cloud and Systems Management Technology Group following the acquisition of newScale, Inc. in 2011.

newScale was the leading provider of cloud automation and management software products. Large enterprises and service providers deployed newScale to increase the agility and reduce the cost of operating their cloud infrastructure. The newScale product suite included a self-service portal, governance, provisioning, tracking, service lifecycle management, and billing.

Prior to newScale, Scott was the founder, President and CEO of Digital Market, Inc. (DMI), the leading provider of Web-based sourcing and procurement solutions for direct materials. Scott founded the company in 1995 by building the world's first Web-based trading exchange conducting over $2B worth of transactions between more than 1000 trading partners. In November of 1999, DMI merged with Agile Software (NASD:AGIL). While at Agile, he designed a next generation trading exchange for the electronics industry with Dell Computer, Cisco, Intel, Accel Partners and Gen3 Partners.

Scott also pioneered yet another successful startup, EcoSystems Software, where as a co-founder, he was instrumental in developing an integrated systems management software solution for open systems computing. In 1993, EcoSystems was acquired by Compuware Corporation (NASD:CPWR). His prior experience also includes industry leaders such as Xerox, Hewlett Packard, and Oracle Corporation.

Scott has a BSEE from the University of Rochester and an MBA from The Wharton School of Business.

Brett Newsome CFO

Brett Newsome

Brett is Joyent's Chief Financial Officer, responsible for corporate finance and business services, including the company's financial strategy, treasury, accounting, human resources, legal, and IT activities. Brett joins the Joyent management team from GoGrid, where he served as CFO for over five years, and played a key role in the Company's rapid growth. In total, Brett brings more than 15 years of successful executive leadership experience to Joyent ranging from rapidly growing startups to Big 4 accounting firms. Before GoGrid, Brett served as VP of Finance for UltraDNS Corporation from pre-revenue in 2001 through its acquisition by Neustar in April 2006. Brett has also held leadership positions with KPMG, telecom startup Edge Connections, and CitiGroup.

Brett holds a BBA in Finance from James Madison University.

Bryan Cantrill CTO

Bryan Cantrill

Bryan Cantrill is the CTO at Joyent, where he oversees worldwide development of the SmartOS and SmartDataCenter platforms, and the Node.js platform. Prior to joining Joyent, Bryan served as a Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems, where he spent over a decade working on system software, from the guts of the kernel to client-code on the browser. In particular, he co-designed and implemented DTrace, a facility for dynamic instrumentation of production systems that won the Wall Street Journal's top Technology Innovation Award in 2006 and the USENIX Software Tools User Group Award in 2008. Bryan also co-founded the Fishworks group at Sun, where he designed and implemented the DTrace-based analytics facility for the Sun Storage 7000 series of appliances.

Bryan received the ScB magna cum laude with honors in Computer Science from Brown University.

Steve Tuck SVP, Sales

Steve Tuck

Steve Tuck leads a team dedicated to helping companies achieve scale through the use of Joyent’s cloud offering, working with many top companies in media, entertainment, mobile, eCommerce and gaming. He is responsible for the strategy, operations and management of Joyent’s public cloud. Prior to joining Joyent, Steve spent 9 years at Dell where he rapidly expanded the channel business, developed the Web 2.0 offering, and led Dell’s involvement in the Facebook’s developer program launch. Steve grew up in the Bay Area and attended the University of Wisconsin, Madison where he earned Bachelor’s Degrees in Economics and Political Science.

Brent Rich SVP, Operations

Brent Rich

Brent Rich joined Joyent in April 2014 with fifteen years of IT experience in enterprise technology services. Brent leads Joyent’s Global Operations and Support organization with a focus on scaling Joyent’s public, private, and hybrid cloud services, which include SmartDataCenter, SmartOS, and Manta.

Prior to joining the company, Brent served as Vice President, Global Operations for, the leading provider of email, voice, file collaboration tools, and identity management. The company during his tenure grew from one hundred thousand email only users, to over one million across eleven data centers with multiple products, all delivered under a SaaS model. Previous to, he served in various roles at SAVVIS, the global provider of managed hosting, network and collocation, and cloud services. Most recently as the Director of Application Engineering, focused on research and development of new applications for inclusion into their product and service portfolio.

Brent holds a Bachelor of Science from St. Louis University, graduating magna cum laude.

Bill Fine VP, Product and Marketing

Bill Fine

Bill Fine is the Vice President of Product and Marketing at Joyent, responsible for product strategy, product management and product marketing. He is also responsible for community development activities related to Joyent-led open source projects. Prior to joining Joyent, Bill was co-founder and Vice President of Product at newScale, a leading provider of cloud automation and management software products, acquired by Cisco in 2011. At Cisco until joining Joyent in 2014, Bill was Director of Product Management in the Cloud and Virtualization Group, where he managed Cisco’s cloud management product suite.

Bill received a BA degree from the University of Washington and a JD, magna cum laude, from Cornell University.


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