Satbir Khanuja – President and Chief Executive Officer
Satbir Khanuja is responsible for leading the overall growth and managing day-to-day operations of DataSphere Technologies. He previously served as SecondSpace’s senior vice president of marketing and business development, responsible for the company’s partnership, traffic-building and revenue-generating initiatives. He also spent seven years at Amazon.com as a member of the executive team and was vice president of Amazon.com's Worldwide Traffic organization, responsible for driving billions of dollars in sales through free and paid traffic to all Amazon.com websites worldwide. Previously, he was vice president and general manager of Amazon.com’s IMDb.com and In-Theater businesses, where he created all business functions and built the division into one of the 50 most-trafficked websites in the world. Prior to Amazon.com, Satbir spent several years as an engagement manager at McKinsey & Company, where he led projects in several industries, including electronics and banking. He holds a Ph.D. in Ceramics Engineering from MIT and a B.Tech. degree from IIT in Bombay, India.
Tim O'Neil – Chief Financial Officer
Tim leads the finance and administration organization at DataSphere and brings extensive experience to the role, having previously served as CFO of two public companies. Prior to joining DataSphere, Tim served as chief financial officer of Loud Technologies (NASDAQ: LTEC), a world-recognized loudspeaker and audio equipment company with over $200M in revenues (brands include Alvarez, Ampeg, Crate and others). At Loud, Tim managed all finance and administration functions, was a leader in several M&A transactions and helped usher in a new level of profitability for the company.
Prior to Loud, Tim was chief financial officer of Trendwest Resorts (NASDAQ:TWRI) which marketed, sold, and financed timeshare vacation ownership interests and developed the Suncadia all-season resort community in the Southern Cascade Mountains of Washington. At Trendwest, Tim served as a member of the executive team which grew the company to $600 million in revenues, 4000 employees, and an $800 million consumer loan portfolio with over 100,000 customers under management. Trendwest was acquired by Cendant Corporation in 2002, creating over a billion dollars in shareholder value. Tim began his finance career in corporate banking, spending 10 years with Bank One Corporation as a vice president and corporate relationship manager. He holds a BA in Business Administration from John Carroll University and an MBA from the University of Detroit.
Delane Hewett – Chief Technology Officer
Delane leads the engineering and technology organization at DataSphere. He started with SecondSpace in the early days, providing the technical roadmap and direction for delivery of the software platform and the suite of SecondSpace sites. Delane brings over 20 years of experience to the company, having served as an architect and development lead at Microsoft for the past 13 years and at Boeing before that. At Microsoft, he launched highly scalable web sites and services, including Windows Marketplace®, MSN Shopping® and MSN HomeAdvisor®. Additional products include best-of breed developer tools like Microsoft Visual Studio® and Microsoft SQL Server’s® Repository. Delane has authored ten patents and published many technical papers. He holds an MS in Computer Science from George Washington University and an MS in Mechanical Engineering from Washington State University.
Gary Cowan – SVP Product and Marketing
Gary heads all product planning, marketing and business development activities at DataSphere. Prior to joining, he was at Amazon.com, where he was responsible for driving over $2 billion in revenue through search engine optimization, sponsored links and landing page optimization initiatives. Previously, Gary spent three years at Microsoft, where he served most recently as director of search for MSN and was also a group product manager in the Windows division. Before joining Microsoft, Gary spent four years with RealNetworks where he held various senior marketing positions. Earlier in his career, he held various management positions with CSR Sugar, Osborne Computers and LEK Consultancy. Gary holds an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School and Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Commerce degrees from Queensland University in Australia.
Mike May – SVP Sales Operations
Mike heads all sales operations at DataSphere, and brings extensive experience to the role. Before joining the company, he was with Qwest, where he was vice president of the $1 billion, 14 state Small Business Sales & Service organization. Mike turned around that business and grew revenue in very competitive markets by more than $133 million in 3 years. He improved the call centers, built new distribution channels, raised customer service levels, and his unit won the Gallup "Great Workplace" award. Prior to Qwest, Mike spent 14 years at MCI, where he held various sales and sales management positons, most recently as site director for MCI’s largest Small Business and Consumer Sales & Service call center. Mike holds a BS in Business Administration with a major in Marketing from Auburn University.
Tim Morones - VP Finance and Operations
Tim is responsible for finance, treasury & risk management, compensation & benefits, credit & collections, and customer support activities at DataSphere. Prior to joining, he worked at Getty Images, where he was the business unit manager for Getty's worldwide unauthorized use program. He was successful in turning around the operations, automating processes, creating new distribution channels and doubling revenues within a two-year time period. Previously, Tim spent three years as the vice president of treasury and administration for InfoSpace, where he was involved in several strategic initiatives including equity transactions and asset sales. He also directed and managed all treasury initiatives, which included paying shareholder dividends in excess of $500M. Earlier in his career, he held various management positions with Trendwest Resorts, Nextel International and McCaw Cellular. Tim holds a BS in Business Administration concentrating in Finance from California State University, Sacramento.