Meet Our Team

Founding and Management Team


Saïd Ziouani

CEO and Founder
Saïd Ziouani has over 20 years of experience in leadership, sales and engineering. He founded Ansible Inc. in 2013, a leader in IT automation, which then Red Hat acquired in 2015. Saïd spent over 10 years at Red Hat as Vice President of Sales and Business Development, helping drive revenue to the $1B mark. Prior to Red Hat, Saïd spent eight years as a senior software developer and holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a master’s degree in information systems from Northeastern University in Boston.

Daniel Nurmi

CTO and Co-Founder
Daniel Nurmi has worked primarily in designing secure, production-grade, large-scale distributed and high performance computing systems, cloud infrastructure, and applications for enterprise deployments. He most recently held the position of Distinguished Technologist at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and was the Co-Founder and CTO of Eucalyptus Systems Inc. prior to acquisition by HPE. Daniel holds a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Chicago, and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Paul Holt

SVP Sales and Field Operations
Paul has spent his career building and leading commercial teams in the open source software and internet security space. He has provided leadership in sales, marketing, and business development at companies such as Red Hat, Canonical, SpringSource and Verisign. Most recently, he played a leading role in Verisign’s divestiture of its network security business unit to Neustar. Paul holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Bath in the United Kingdom.

Neil Levine

VP Product
Neil Levine has been building products and services with open source technologies since the mid 90s. Prior to Anchore, Neil was part of Red Hat, by way of their acquisition of Inktank, and was Director of Product Management at Red Hat responsible for storage and hyper-converged infrastructure. Neil previously served as Vice President of Enterprise Services at Canonical, the commercial sponsors of Ubuntu, and CTO of Claranet Group, the largest independent managed services provider in Europe.

Ross Turk

VP Marketing
Ross has spent 25 years connecting people with the technologies they love. Before joining Anchore, Ross was Vice President of Marketing and Community at Inktank, the cloud-native storage company behind Ceph. After Inktank was acquired by Red Hat, he served as Director of Product Marketing for storage and big data. Ross has a passion for the intersection between communities and companies, and was Director of Community for, Talend, and Alcatel-Lucent.

Tim Zeller

VP Strategic Alliances
Before joining Anchore, Tim served as General Manager of DXC Technology’s Azure Solutions, globally delivering managed services and consulting offerings for Microsoft Azure. Prior to that, he provided executive leadership at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Eucalyptus Systems (acquired by HPE), Red Hat, and Nortel. Tim holds a Master of Business Administration from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University.

Zach Hill

Principal Architect
Zach Hill has built distributed systems and cloud storage solutions for the last 10 years ranging from scientific computing, grid computing, and cloud. He has a passion for scalable, reliable systems and making developers and operators lives easier through ease of use and transparency. He most recently managed and was an architect for Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Helion Eucalyptus, an IaaS platform. Zach holds a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Virginia.

Board Members & Advisors


Doug Carlisle

Menlo Ventures
Doug has been at Menlo since 1982 focusing on investments in the information technology sector. His current board seats and investments include: Check, Drivecam, LiveOps, Cellfire, Vidyo, Nlight Photonics, and RF Surgical.

Andreas Von Blottniz
Andreas was President and CEO of Citrix Online, Inc. following Citrix’s acquisition of Expertcity. He served as the CEO and President at Expertcity from 1999 until the acquisition. Andreas serves as a Director of AppFolio, RightScale, Eucalyptus, LogicMonitor, Lastline and Entersekt. He was also a Director of Sonos, Inc.

Lew Tucker

Former VP/CTO, Cisco Systems
Lew Tucker was Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Cloud Computing at Cisco, where he was responsible for helping to shape the future of cloud and enterprise software strategies. Tucker has more than 20 years of experience in the high-tech industry, ranging from distributed systems and artificial intelligence to software development and systems architecture.

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