Steve Butler

Steve Butler

President and Chief Executive Officer

Prior to joining Terascala, Steve was Chief Executive Officer of ManageSoft, which was acquired by Flexera Software. He has been a high technology Chief Executive Officer for the past 15 years including publicly-traded Segue. His history includes a track record of creating rapid profitable growth by building multi-level channels and includes strong international experience – global channels, offshore development, and support. Additionally, he has venture funding and international M&A experience. Steve holds a Bachelor of Science of Computer Engineering degree. Read more about Steve on LinkedIn.

Michael Sullivan

Michael Sullivan

Chief Financial Officer

Prior to joining Terascala, Mike was Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of eIQnetworks, a security and compliance software provider. Mike brings over 20 years of financial management experience to Terascala, including roles as CFO of Ecora Software (acquired by Versata) and as the CFO of publicly-traded Segue Software when it was acquired by Borland Software. His background includes a record of success in creating solid fiscal controls, infrastructure and strategy, allowing companies to scale quickly. In addition, Mike has a vast amount of experience in the areas of M&A and funding. Mike has a BA in economics from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Northeastern University. Mike is an avid golfer and resides on the North Shore of Boston with his wife and two daughters. Read more about Mike on LinkedIn.

Alan Swahn

Alan Swahn

Vice President of Marketing

Prior to joining Terascala, Alan was vice president of marketing and business development at ManageSoft that was acquired by Flexera Software in FY2010. He also co-founded LightSpeed Semiconductor, where he was instrumental in defining a new market category for single mask programmable ASICs. Alan was part of two startups that had successful IPOs—Viewlogic Systems and Daisy Systems. Swahn holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with High Honors from Rochester Institute of Technology and an AEET with Highest Distinction from Penn State University. Alan also holds two patents (8,838,736, 8,015,259). Read more about Alan on LinkedIn.

Peter Piela

Peter Piela

Vice President of Engineering

Prior to joining Terascala, Peter was director of software development for Allen Systems Group, where he managed the development of performance management solutions for enterprise Java applications and Oracle databases. Previously, Peter held the position of vice president of software development at Segue Software, where he architected and managed the development of products for functional testing and test management. Peter graduated with a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, and spent the early part of his software career at Aspen Technology, where he developed products that utilized large-scale mathematical models to optimize the ongoing performance of chemical and refinery processes. Read more about Peter on LinkedIn.

Michael Sammarco

Michael Sammarco

Director of Engineering

Prior to joining Terascala, Mike was a principal engineer at Network Engines where he worked with the complexities of integrating software and hardware. He also held engineering positions at Intel/Shiva and Racal-Interlan. Mike is now Director of Engineering at Terascala and a key contributor to its OEM partner storage solutions and the integration of the software stack, including Lustre, Terascala management software, and Linux kernel with the hardware stack. Mike has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University. Read more about Mike on LinkedIn.