With their exceptional business and technology experience and dedication to supporting an open and inclusive workplace culture, the Caringo leadership team is committed to advancing Caringo’s technology and solutions that the company’s founders pioneered.
Throughout his 30-year career, Mr. Barbagallo has leveraged his extensive experience to establish and grow hardware, software and service organizations. He has held a mix of leadership roles at small and large companies, including VP of Marketing and Product Management at Skyera, WildPackets (now Savvius), and EVault, VP of Marketing and Sales at Dantz (acquired by EMC), and senior management positions at Microsoft, Mentor Graphics, Sun, and GE. He holds a BS in Computer Science from Syracuse University and has also completed the Stanford University Executive Program.
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 18 years in IT, 13 on the VAR side, 4 years with manufacturing, 8 years focused on Data Center technology, and 5 years in Software-Defined Storage. Ben is certified in multiple technologies including HP, IBM, Dell, VMware, Cisco, and DataCore Software.
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 “AJ” Herrera has over 20+ years of experience bringing innovative storage, cloud and media software and services to market. Prior to Caringo, Adrian 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.
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.
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.