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The Fairwinds Team

Fairwinds brings together folks of all levels, backgrounds, perspectives and experiences to build a robust team with deep technical and operational expertise. In addition to providing our customers with Kubernetes security, policy and governance software, we are committed to giving back to the open source community. As a remote-first organization with employees distributed across the U.S., we value trust, transparency, and empathy.

Leadership Team

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Her experience includes CFO roles with Foley, Storwize (IBM), Virtual Iron (Oracle) and Ucentric (Motorola). She holds a B.S. in Accounting from University of Illinois and an MBA from Kellogg at Northwestern University.
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Mary Henry
Chief Executive Officer
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As CTO at Fairwinds, Andy Suderman guides organizations in adopting and managing Kubernetes effectively. He created Goldilocks, an open-source tool for optimizing Kubernetes workloads, and co-chairs the CNCF Policy Working Group and co-author of the CNCF Governance, Risk, and Compliance whitepaper.

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Andy Suderman
CTO
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Robert drives software initiatives at Fairwinds with a heavy focus on open source. He has worked for years on developer tooling and software infrastructure, focusing on the development of software that abstracts away the complexity of underlying infrastructure to enable an optimal experience for engineers.

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Robert Brennan
VP of Product Development
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Stevie Caldwell
Senior Tech Lead
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Munib Ali
Director of Engineering - SRE

Board of Directors

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Bill brings over 30 years of technology and security experience to his role as Chief Executive Officer at Fairwinds. He previously served as Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of Engineering at Black Duck Software, an open source security company acquired by Synopsys. He has held executive / founder positions at Speechworks (acq. by Nuance), Virtual Iron (acq. by Oracle), Avalere (acq. by Iron Mountain) and Digital Guardian.

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Bill Ledingham
Chairman of the Board
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Bob is the Chairman of the Board at Fairwinds. Previously Bob was Executive Director for CA, after being Chairman and CEO of Veracode, which was acquired by CA in March 2017. Prior to Veracode, Bob was the CEO of Iron Mountain. He also held roles as Chairman and CEO of Connected Corporation (acq. by Iron Mountain) and as General Manager for Network and Service Management at Cisco. He serves on the Boards of At Scale, OneDB and EforAll Roxbury.
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Bob Brennan
Board Member
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Rob Ketterson is a Board Member at Fairwinds. He has focused for 25 years on private investment opportunities in information technology, software and tech-enabled services. In 2010, Rob was Founding Partner at Volition Capital, a technology growth equity firm where he remains a senior advisor and board member to several portfolio companies. Rob’s additional board directorships include Cortera, Ensighten, PlayerLync, Swoogo and Vana Technologies.
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Rob Ketterson
Board Member
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Her experience includes CFO roles with Foley, Storwize (IBM), Virtual Iron (Oracle) and Ucentric (Motorola). She holds a B.S. in Accounting from University of Illinois and an MBA from Kellogg at Northwestern University.

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Mary Henry
Board Member
Trust is Earned
We know the value our software and team provides, but we also know trust is earned. Read case studies from customers that love Fairwinds Insights and our team.

Fairwinds has saved us time and money by providing expert cloud services guidance, consulting, and implementation.

Arun Jacob | Senior VP, Software

Fairwinds Insights is within a suite of products that helps me to sleep better at night…It’s a thing I’m not having to actively monitor, because I know if something goes wrong, I’m going to get notified about it.

Robbie Trencheny | Head of Infrastructure

With Fairwinds, we get a team that has different Kubernetes expertise, and is able to set up infrastructure in a way that is immediately effective.

Beau Button | CTO, President and Co-founder