Mat Ellis founded Cloudability in April 2011 and is its CEO. Prior to Cloudability, Mat held executive positions with four startups, and key technology roles at Frito-Lay, Pepsi Cola and Goldman Sachs. He currently sits on the boards of Help Autism Now Society and the Technology Association of Oregon. Originally from the UK and now residing in Portland, Mat is well known as a mentor and advisor to startups across the US.
J.R.has a passion for translating customer needs within the organization. He is focused on ensuring that Cloudability’s customers succeed by promoting customer engagement, product education and advocacy. Prior to Cloudability, J.R. built several startups and experienced firsthand the challenges of managing cloud costs. The first decade of his career was as web consultant helping businesses like Sothebys, Charles Schwab, and the Hawaii Tourism Authority define a customer-centric technology strategy for their web platforms. Originally from Hawaii, J.R. is a father of twin boys and mentors with startup accelerators such as Techstars.
Peter was an early adviser to Cloudability and joined as COO in 2012. He oversees sales, account management, and alliances. Prior to Cloudability, he was president of Matchpoint.com, which was acquired by Company.com. He has held CTO or CPO roles at multiple ventures including Search pioneer Looksmart (NASDAQ: LOOK) and digital ad agency Poppe Tyson, which merged with Modem Media (NASDAQ: MMPT), and spun-out DoubleClick (which went public and sold to Google). He founded Primary Knowledge, one of the first SaaS based web analytics services, which was acquired by Looksmart. Peter is an active advisor to other startups and serves on the Standards committee of the Digital Analytics Association (DAA). He holds a B.A. in Political Science from Trinity College, in Hartford Connecticut.
Toban leads product strategy and engineering at Cloudability. His background includes 15 years of experience leading product development teams and working with large enterprise customers to make infrastructure and business process decisions. Prior to Cloudability, Toban led product management in the social commerce space for ShopIgniter and previously directed global consulting at ISI, a SaaS company for regulated markets, where he advised global life science companies on IT infrastructure and compliance decisions. Toban holds an MA and BA in Communications from Kansas State University.
Jill is VP of Finance and is responsible for all aspects of financial operations, admin and HR. She brings over 20 years of finance and administration leadership from her time as CFO and CAO at Brightergy, Adknowledge and Mediware Information Systems, where she integrated operations and administration providing transparency that helped grow the business +100% for 4 consecutive years. She also knows just how large cloud bills can become—and how little oversight traditional financial often has in the process— and the communication challenges this can create for Cloudability's customers. She was named 2011 CFO of the Year Honoree by the Kansas City Business Journal and holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Accounting from the University of Missouri-Columbia, College of Business.
Jason has over 15 years of experience in the venture capital and technology industries in a multitude of investing, operational and engineering roles. Prior to co-founding Foundry Group, Jason was a Managing Director and General Counsel for Mobius Venture Capital, where he also acted as its chief administrative partner overseeing all operations of the firm. Prior to his involvement with Mobius Venture Capital, Jason was an attorney with Cooley LLP. Prior to that, Jason was a software engineer Accenture LLP. Jason holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, with distinction and a Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from the University of Michigan.
Jason was a founder of Slicehost, an early cloud computing hosting company. In 2008 Slicehost was acquired by Rackspace and became the core for the initial Cloud Servers product. Jason continued on at Rackspace until 2010 as VP of software development for Rackspace Cloud, managing the cloud engineering teams. He is a Managing Director at Techstars. Jason has a B.S. in Computer Science and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology at Saint Louis University.