Management Team

Henry Wasik CEO

Henry Wasik

Henry joins Joyent from Dell (Force10 Networks), where he served as President and CEO prior to its acquisition by Dell. Force10’s focus was on high performance networking equipment for data centers and had built a foundation of 1500 customers in over 90 countries. Under Henry’s leadership, the company experienced ten-fold growth to $200M in annual revenues through a combination of organic growth and strategic M&A. Force10 successfully won key network deployments with 8 of the top 10 web and cloud based service providers through its focus on leading edge technology and best in class customer support.

Prior to Force10, Henry served as senior vice president of the Voice Networks & Applications Software and Solutions businesses for Alcatel. In this role he had global product line responsibility with multiple R&D and support teams worldwide with total staff over 1000 and annual revenues in excess of $700M.

In Henry’s more than 20 years of experience in the technology industry, he has played key roles in startup companies such as Mostek and InteCom, as well as larger players such as DSC Communications and then Alcatel. Always with a focus on innovation, Henry has successfully led teams to introduce new products for the global technology industry including Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs), softswitches and media gateways, Signal Transfer Points (STPs), Home Location Registers (HLRs), ultra high performance switch routing solutions, and other communications software and access infrastructure products. His academic training includes a Master’s of Science degree in Industrial Management and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering.

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 & Marketing

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 almost 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 Intermedia.net, 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 Intermedia.net, 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.

Leah Maher General Counsel

Leah Maher

Leah joins us from Force10 Networks where she served as its vice president and general counsel since August 2007 and was responsible for corporate governance and compliance, contracts, litigation, merger and acquisition activities and related integration and the intellectual property portfolio. Her prior experience includes being executive vice president and general counsel at SpectraLink Corporation in Boulder, Colorado, and at American Tower, PictureTel, Parametric Technology and Prime Computer/Computervision all in the Boston area. Ms. Maher holds a bachelor of arts degree in economics and government from Colby College and a juris doctorate degree from the University of Akron School of Law.

Mark Cavage VP, Engineering

Mark Cavage

Mark Cavage is Joyent's VP of Engineering, where he oversees worldwide development of Joyent's core technologies: Node.js, SmartOS, SmartDataCenter and Manta. Mark has been responsible for several key technologies in the Joyent portfolio, and in particular had envisioned and led the team responsible for the Joyent Manta Storage Service, the first object storage system with integrated virtualized compute. Mark brings more than a decade of large-scale distributed systems engineering experience with him to Joyent. Prior to his work here, he led and scaled the Identity Access and Management (IAM) product for Amazon Web Services and was a senior engineer in Database and Directory Server technologies for IBM. Mark holds a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University.