Management Team

Zettaset is led by an extremely experienced executive team, who has built careers upon developing and launching new technologies targeting large enterprise customers, and is very familiar with the steps required to harden technology for enterprise adoption. The team consists of leaders with deep expertise in security, enterprise software, networking and web development, among other areas of technology. The innovative, veteran team has worked in both start-ups and established corporations across all functions of engineering, product development, product management, marketing, sales, finance and executive management.

Jim Vogt President and CEO

With 30 years of leadership experience in both start-up and public corporations, Jim Vogt brings a wealth of business and technology expertise to his role as president and CEO of Zettaset. Most recently, Jim served as senior vice president and general manager of the Cloud Services business unit at Blue Coat Systems. Prior to Blue Coat, he served as president and CEO at Trapeze Networks (acquired in August, 2008 by Belden, Inc.). He was also president and CEO at data encryption start-up Ingrian Networks (acquired in April, 2008 by SafeNet). Prior to this, Jim spent 11 years with SynOptics, Bay Networks and Nortel where he held several product line and general management roles, including president of Nortel’s $1.4BN Small Business Solutions group. Jim holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Nevada, and an MBA from Santa Clara University.

Tim Reilly CFO

Tim Reilly leverages over 20 years of business, financial and operational experience at public and private companies in the networking, software and Internet industries. Prior to Zettaset, Tim was the vice president of finance at Trapeze Networks (acquired in August, 2008 by Belden, Inc.). Prior to that, Tim served as the vice president of finance at netVmg (acquired in September, 2003 by Internap Networks). He has also held numerous financial positions at WorldxChange Communications (acquired in February, 2000 by World Access), CATS Software and Ernst & Young, LLP. He is a certified public accountant, and earned a BS in Accounting from the University of Southern California.

Timothy Straight VP of Sales and Business Development

Tim brings 35 years of IT infrastructure sales experience to the Zettaset team. Previously he served as vice president of Looxcie, Inc. where he helped bring to market the world’s first wearable video camera. Prior to Looxcie, Tim served as the vice president of sales and operations for AirMagnet (acquired in August, 2009 by Fluke Networks). Tim has also held vice president and director-level positions at CommTouch Software, Netscreen Technologies, Mirapoint and Gadzoox Networks. Tim holds a BA in Journalism from the University of Rhode Island.

Alan Truman VP of Engineering

Alan brings 35 years of experience in sourcing, building and managing world-class engineering teams. Most recently, Alan was the vice president of engineering for the Cloud Services Business Unit at Blue Coat Systems, developing their Security as a Service (SaaS) product for mid-tier and enterprise customers. Prior to Blue Coat, Alan served as vice president of engineering at Ingrian Networks (acquired in April, 2008 by SafeNet), where he developed their data protection and secure key management solutions for enterprise customers. Alan was the first engineer at SynOptics/Bay Networks and also held other engineering positions at Xerox PARC, Harris Farinon and Boeing Company. Alan holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech.

John Armstrong VP of Marketing

John brings 30 years of enterprise-focused marketing experience. Before joining Zettaset, John provided contract marketing, consulting, and interim management expertise to a diverse set of clients including Cisco, Juniper, LeadFormix, Mobile Money, NetScaler, NetScout, Nokia, Wyse, and many others. Prior to his consulting career, John spent nearly four years as a vice president and chief networking analyst at Gartner. He has also held key marketing positions at pioneering networking companies, including Yipes Communications, Madge/Lannet, and SynOptics/Bay Networks. John holds an MA in Communications Management from the Annenberg School at the University of Southern California, and a BAA from Ryerson Polytechnic University in Toronto.

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