Scale Computing


Jeff Ready – Chief Executive Officer, Board Member

Current CEO and co-founder of Scale Computing, Jeff defines a serial entrepreneur – starting his first company at the age of 11. Jeff has not only proven himself as a pack leader but as a negotiator, fundraiser, technologist, marketer and trusted advisor, having started numerous companies and raising over $50 million in investment capital. Prior to founding Scale, Jeff was co-founder and CEO of Corvigo, a Linux-based anti-spam appliance, where he oversaw the company from startup through funding to acquisition. After the acquisition, Jeff served as VP of Marketing at Tumbleweed Communications. Prior to Corvigo, Jeff was co-founder, COO and VP of Marketing at Radiate. Jeff holds a degree in Computer Science from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Follow Jeff on Twitter at @mcstartup.

Jason Collier – Co-Founder

As a founder, Jason is responsible for the evangelism marketing of the company. Previously, Jason was VP of Technical Operations at Corvigo where he oversaw sales engineering, technical support, internal IT and datacenter operations. Prior to Corvigo, Jason was VP of Information Technology and Infrastructure at Radiate. There he architected and oversaw the deployment of the entire Radiate ad-network infrastructure, scaling it from under one million transactions per month when he started to more than 300 million at its peak.

Scott Loughmiller – VP of Engineering, Board Member

Scott is a founder and VP of Engineering at Scale, where he is responsible for the overall technology and product strategy. Previously, Scott was co-founder and CTO of Corvigo where he headed R&D, leading to the development of Intent-Based Filtering Technology. Prior to Corvigo, Scott served as VP of Engineering at Radiate. In both cases Scott worked beyond his technical role to significantly contribute to the overall business model, strategy and success of the companies. Scott holds a degree in Computer Science from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

Phil White – Chief Technology Officer

Phil White is the Chief Technology Officer at Scale, where he is responsible for the underlying technology behind the product. Phil brings over 17 years of software experience and an enthusiasm for making complex technologies simple. Phil has been instrumental to Scale Computing from the start. As Scale’s Chief Architect he conceived and designed many of Scale’s core technologies including SCRIBE, Scale’s proprietary storage technology, and HyperCore, Scale’s state machine based cluster management technology. Previously, Phil was co-founder and CTO of Fitquake, which provides PCI compliant scheduling and billing automation to the health club industry. Prior to Fitquake, Phil was a co-founder and software architect at Corvigo, where he was closely involved in the design and implementation of the MailGate enterprise email filtering appliance. Phil has also held engineering roles at Openwave, Radiate, and Tellabs. Phil graduated from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.

Rod Hainje – VP – Strategic Planning & Analysis

Rod brings Scale over a decade of experience in operational and advisory roles with innovative companies ranging from startup to Fortune 500. Before joining Scale, Rod served as COO of the Indiana Venture Center, a venture catalyst organization focused on the creation and development of technology-based startups in Indiana. Prior to that, Rod was a consultant with Alder Associates—a boutique consulting firm focused on strategy implementation and leadership development—and he also spent four years as a consultant within the Strategic Services practice of Computer Sciences Corporation. Rod has a Bachelor of Science in Management and a Master’s in Business Administration, both from Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management.

Clint McVey – Chief Operating Officer

McVey comes to Scale from Permabit, where he was SVP Product Operations. An accomplished technology executive with over 20 years experience in both domestic and international product management, software engineering and operations management, McVey has a record of driving market share, revenue and profit growth – all while building valuable products and successful engineering teams. Previously, he was the SVP at Avamar Technologies (acquired by EMC), where he transformed product management and engineering teams into leading providers of quality solutions. He also served in executive roles at Symantec, Computer Associates, Cheyenne Software and Novell.

Dave Demlow – VP Product Management and Support

Dave Demlow joined Scale Computing in 2010 and is responsible for all aspects of Product Management, Technical Support and Services. Dave brings over 20 years of storage and software product management experience having previously served as CTO and VP of Product Management for Double-Take Software and leading their product, technology and M&A strategy over the course of 13 years. In addition to the release of many innovative products and patented technologies, Dave was a key contributor to Double-Take’s overall business plan which lead to key partnerships, multiple rounds of venture funding, IPO and multiple M&A transactions. Prior to Double-Take, Dave held product management and systems engineering roles with Seagate Software and the LAN Dealers Association (LANDA). Dave holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing from the University of Illinois, Chicago.

Dave Hallmen – Chief Revenue Officer

Dave, has been Chief Revenue Officer at Scale Computing, Inc. since January 2016. Mr. Hallmen served as Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing at EVault, Inc. Mr. Hallmen served as the Chief Operating Officer of ProClarity Corporation from 2000 to April 2006. He has 30 years of experience in growth-stage software companies, including both small and large market capitalization entrepreneurial entities. He joined ProClarity from VERITAS Software in 1999. At VERITAS, he served as Vice-President of business development where he was responsible for merger and acquisition activities, in-bound technology licensing, and divestitures and the integration of software platforms. Mr. Hallmen served as Vice President, Business Development of Seagate Software, Vice President of Marketing for Arcada Software and Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Artisoft, Inc. Throughout his career, he has dramatically ramped revenue growth, implemented scalable business infrastructures and developed effective distribution and customer support channels. Mr. Hallmen served as the Chairman of InMed Pharmaceuticals Inc.(formerly, Meridex Software Corp.) from December 5, 2007 to November 2008. He served as Director of ProClarity from 2000 to 2006. He has been a Director of 180 connect Inc., since August 24, 2007. He served as a Director of 180 Connect Inc. since July 3, 2002. He served as a Director of InMed Pharmaceuticals Inc.(formerly, Meridex Software Corp.) from December 5, 2007 to June 15, 2012. He served as a Director of AppNeta, Inc. since August 2004. He served as a Director of 90 Degree Software Inc. and Calgary Scientific Inc. Mr. Hallmen attended the University of Arizona, where he studied Management Information Systems

Tim Harvey – Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Harvey has 25 years of experience in finance and operations with a variety of technology companies, primarily in the Silicon Valley and New York.

From 2008-2010, he served as the Chief Financial Officer of Angie’s List, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANGI), where he was responsible for all aspects of finance and accounting, as well as overseeing the legal, HR, and facilities functions at the company.

Prior to joining Angie’s List, Mr. Harvey was the Vice President of Planning for WebEx Communications, acquired by Cisco Systems ($3.2B). At WebEx he was responsible for all financial planning and analysis activities, as well as strategic planning and investor relations. During his tenure, Mr. Harvey was assigned as the liaison executive from WebEx for the post-acquisition integration with Cisco. Before his posting at WebEx, Mr. Harvey held a variety of executive roles in finance and operations at VERITAS Software, now part of Symantec ($13.6B) and Silicon Graphics Inc. (SGI). These include leadership positions in investor relations, financial planning and analysis, and international controllership.

Mr. Harvey also spent seven years at International Business Machines, from 1989 through 1995, in various management roles in financial planning, pricing, and accounting, as part of IBM’s World Trade Group. He started his career in the New York Practice office of Deloitte, Haskins & Sells (now Deloitte LLP).

Mr. Harvey earned an MBA in Finance from New York University’s Stern School of Business and a Bachelor’s degree in Government from Wesleyan University in Connecticut. He is currently on the Board of Directors of The Little Red Door Cancer Agency in Indianapolis, where he lives with his wife and their twin sons.

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