Management | Caringo

Vision | Experience | Teamwork

Founded in 2005, Caringo is led by one of the three original founders, Jonathan Ring. Mr. Ring is joined on the management team by an equally strong group of individuals who bring significant leadership, business and technology experience to further develop the company.

Jonathan Ring

CEO and Founder


With a rare understanding of technology, customers and business, Jonathan Ring brings over 33 years of experience to the company. Prior to Caringo, Jonathan was an active angel investor and VC investing and advising in a broad range of companies. Jonathan was a Vice-President of Engineering at Siebel Systems where he was a member of the executive team that grew Siebel from $4 million to $2 billion in sales. Jon has run multinational distributed development groups, small R&D teams and huge divisions at industry giants. With his rich background in technology development, his understanding of requirements from the customer’s point of view and his strong operational background, Mr. Ring’s passion and experience is shaping the future of the market leader in object storage.

Tony Barbagallo

VP of Product


Tony Barbagallo brings over 25 years of Product Management, Corporate, and Channel Marketing expertise to Caringo. Earlier executive leadership roles included VP of Marketing at Skyera, an enterprise solid-state storage company, where he led all go-to-market activities from stealth to launch; VP of Marketing at GroundWork Open Source, where he developed the company’s freemium business model; Head of Product Management at EVault, one of the first cloud backup SaaS providers; and Group Manager at Microsoft, where he led the Product Marketing and Partner Alliance programs for the Windows CE operating system and tools. He has also held a variety of executive and Marketing positions with Mentor Graphics, Wind River, Sun Microsystems, and General Electric. He holds a BS in Computer Science from Syracuse University and has also completed the Stanford University Executive Program.

Ben Canter

Global Sales Director


Ben Canter joined Caringo in 2015 as the East Region Sales Manager and is now Caringo’s Global Sales Director. Boston born and bred, Ben has spent 17 years in IT, 13 on the VAR side, 4 years with manufacturing, 8 years focused on Data Center technology, and 4 years in Software-Defined Storage. Ben is certified in multiple technologies including HP, IBM, Dell, VMware, Cisco, and DataCore Software.

T.W. Cook

VP Engineering


A software executive with three decades of experience in product development, professional services and research, T. W. has served in roles including VP of Product Development, VP of Professional Services, VP of Software Research and President. His experience includes a variety of startups, large companies such as HP and EDS, and Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation (MCC), a technology research consortium. T. W.’s technical expertise includes software and enterprise architecture, technology strategy and roadmaps, technical training development, and object-oriented programming and methods. He holds a B. S. in Electrical Engineering from Rice University and an M. S. in Computer Science from the College of William & Mary.

Adrian J Herrera

VP Marketing


Adrian J Herrera has over 20 years of experience bringing innovative storage, cloud and media software and services to market. Prior to Caringo he was on the founding team and headed marketing at Nirvanix, one of the first enterprise cloud storage services, where he helped to grow the company from pre-funding to having over 700 customers ranging in size from start-ups to Fortune 10 organizations. He has held Marketing, Business Development, and Strategy positions at Yahoo, Musicmatch and Xing Technology Corporation. He holds an MBA, specializing in Entrepreneurship, from San Diego State University and a BS in Information Systems from Chapman University.

Russell Turpin

Chief Architect


Russell Turpin has over two decades of experience in embedded and distributed systems and has led the technical development of key products for several companies throughout his career. He is one of the original employees at Caringo and plays an integral role in architecting Swarm. Prior to Caringo, he was one of the three founders of ClickFeed, a news aggregator that pivoted to content intelligence under the name StoredIQ, which was eventually acquired by IBM. Russell has helped large enterprises modernize their embedded systems methodology, including Heidelberg, for its full-chain print and binding systems (developed with Kodak). He holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin.

Sue Younglove

VP of Finance & Human Resources


With extensive experience at high tech start-ups, Sue Younglove serves as Caringo’s VP of Finance and Human Resources. Sue joined Caringo in 2015 after working with Macheen, Inc., Rev Worldwide, and over 30 other organizations as a virtual CFO. As a key member of the Caringo executive team, Sue holds a strategic role in overall management of the company. Sue drives planning, implementation, and management of all financial and human resource activities for Caringo. She holds a BA from California State University, Sonoma, and has continued her education through the MBA Program at the University of Texas.