David C. Laurello
President and Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Board
David Laurello rejoined Stratus in January 2000 from Lucent Technologies, where he held the position of Vice President and General Manager of the CNS (Converged Network Solutions) business unit. At Lucent, Dave was responsible for engineering, product and business management and marketing. Prior to this role, he was Vice President of Engineering of the Carrier Signaling and Management Business Unit at Ascend Communications. From 1995 to 1998, Dave was Vice President of Hardware Engineering and Product Planning at Stratus. Before Stratus, he held a number of senior engineering management positions at Digital Equipment Corporation. Dave earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and an MBA from the University of Massachusetts.
Dave is a member of the Stratus Board of Directors. In addition, he serves as a director on the boards of the Massachusetts High Technology Council and the Massachusetts United Way of Tri-County. Dave is also a member of the advisory board of the Manning School of Business, University of Lowell.
Robert C. Laufer
Sr. Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer
Robert Laufer joined Stratus in 1989 and held various financial management positions of increasing responsibility before being promoted to Chief Financial Officer in 1998. Before joining Stratus, Bob was the Assistant Controller for Lasertron, Inc. and from 1984 to 1986 he was Controller for Microfab, Inc. In 1982, He became a Certified Public Accountant while employed at Ernst & Young. Bob is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He earned both a bachelor's degree in business administration and an MBA from Babson College. Bob is a member of the Stratus Board of Directors.
General Manager, Software Business & Chief Marketing Officer
Nigel Dessau is General Manager, Software Business & Chief Marketing Officer for Stratus Technologies with responsibility for marketing, communications and product management.
Previously, as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of AMD, he was responsible for the company’s global marketing, image and campaign strategies. At Sun Microsystems, Nigel was Senior Vice President of Storage Marketing and Senior Vice President of Alliances and Licensing. Prior to that, he was Chief Marketing Officer of StorageTek and spent 19 years at IBM. While at IBM, Nigel managed the worldwide launch of IBM eServer zSeries and headed up marketing programs for the S/390 brand. As part of the Corporate Marketing Team, he led the marketing strategy behind e-business and the transition to On Demand Business.
Nigel is also the driving force behind the website ‘The 3 Minute Mentor’ which provides simple, easy to follow career guidance in a series of three minute videos. The website is followed by thousands of subscribers from all over the world and is currently being turned into a book.
Nigel was born and educated in Nottingham, England.
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Allan L. Jennings
Sr. Vice President & General Manager, Platform Business
Allan Jennings joined Stratus in 2002 to lead the company's hardware and software engineering organizations and is currently the General Manager of the Platform Division. He has extensive senior management experience in high-technology engineering, product development, manufacturing, and marketing. He was vice president and general manager of Network Management Systems at Zhone Technologies prior to joining Stratus. Before that he held senior positions with a number of leading firms, including Lucent Technologies, CSI Netlink, Digital Equipment and Data General. He was awarded a BSEE from the University of Utah, and he completed an advanced executive training program at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Susan W. Bailey
Vice President, Americas Sales & Services
Susan has responsibility for the company’s direct and indirect channel sales operations throughout the U.S., Canada, Central and South America.
Before Stratus, Susan was a principal at Corporate Solutions, consulting with clients regarding go-to-market, sales, channels and services strategies. Prior to that, she served in senior positions at Avaya, Inc., including vice president of Global Product Support Solutions, vice president of Global Strategic Accounts, Systems Integrators and Service Providers, and vice president of Americas Sales, Global Accounts & Channels. She has also held executive marketing and sales positions with Storage Technology Corporation, Intelligent Electronics, Inc., and IBM where she began her career. Susan earned a Bachelor of Science degree at UCLA, and she attended the INSEAD Executive Management Institute in Fontainebleau, France. She serves on the boards of several non-profit organizations.
William B. Drury
Vice President, Product and Solutions Development
Bill Drury rejoined Stratus in 2009 as vice president of Product and Solutions Development resuming his career that began in 1994. Bill leads the development efforts for Stratus’ hardware and software product offerings as well as the managed services practice. Previously at Stratus Bill was responsible for software development including leading efforts to create the software architecture for the ftServer product line. In his career as a software engineer Bill gained extensive experience in operating system development and transaction processing systems. He left the company in 2007 to co-found an ethanol fuel processing start-up company and serve as its CFO. Before joining Stratus, Bill led software engineering teams at Digital Equipment Corporation, Interlan Inc., and DataChecker Systems, Inc. He has both bachelor and master of science degrees in electrical engineering from Ohio University.
Vice President of Services Delivery and Supply Chain
David Harrington is the Vice President of Services Delivery and Supply Chain for Stratus. He joined in 2009 and provides leadership for all facets of Stratus’ global supply chain and manufacturing operations including procurement, quality management and management of Stratus’ external contract manufacturers. Prior to this role, Dave served for 5 years as the Vice President of Supply Chain Operations & Manufacturing at Egenera Inc. Before assuming that position he served as co-founder and President of Allied Supply Chain Solutions, and held Sr. Management positions at Narad Networks, ACT Manufacturing and Data General. Dave is a graduate of Westfield State College, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics.
President, Stratus Japan and Asia/Pacific
Originally joining Stratus in 1986, Mr. Iida returned to the company in 2010 to reassume leadership responsibilities for business operations throughout Japan, China, the Asian Peninsula, Australia and New Zealand. Before he first came to Stratus, he held executive sales and channel development positions in the Japan offices of IBM, Prime Computer, and Tandem Computers. For Stratus, he successfully developed the company’s business operations throughout Japan and AP over a 17-year period. In 2003 Mr. Iida left Stratus to become president of UGS PLM Solutions. From 2007 to 2010, he served as president and CEO of SolidWorks Japan, leading business-development initiatives for this 3D computer-aided design software leader. Mr. Iida received his Bachelor degree in commerce from Meiji University.
Delfi L. Nieto
Vice President, Human Resources
Delfi L. Nieto joined Stratus in 1997 and held various management positions before being named Vice President of Human Resources in 2008. She is responsible for the development, execution and management of Stratus’ worldwide human resources initiatives. Prior to Stratus, Delfi held senior level positions within Human Resources at NEC Technologies; and before that she was employed with Sentry Insurance Company. Delfi holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from Fitchburg State College.
Vice President and General Counsel
Bob is Vice President and General Counsel at Stratus and has over 25 years of corporate legal experience with a number of successful companies, ranging from private start-ups to multi-million dollar publicly traded companies. His most recent position prior to joining Stratus was Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for Tech Target, a $100M publically traded media advertising company. Prior to Tech Target Bob worked for a number of technology companies including Emptoris Inc, a $100M enterprise/SaaS software company, SpeechWorks International which was brought by Nuance in 2003, Picturetel Corporation and FTP Software. Bob also worked previously for Stratus in the roles of Assistant General Counsel and Division Counsel for North America. He has a broad legal background and has played a key role in a number of significant initiatives involving mergers, acquisitions, strategic partnerships, corporate governance and significant contract management.
Vice President, Worldwide Sales Operations
Jim Robichaud joined Stratus in 1988 and held various accounting management positions before being named Vice President Worldwide Sales and Operations. Jim is responsible for the leadership of all facets of Sales Operations on a global basis including the planning and executing of sales strategies and processes. Jim earned a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and an MBA from Assumption College.
Vice President, EMEA Sales
Thierry joined Stratus in 2004 as Country Manager for France. His leadership responsibilities were soon extended to include Benelux, Germany and Eastern Europe before becoming the Vice President for EMEA in 2010. He has overall responsibility for managing all aspects of the businesses throughout Europe, Russia, Africa and the Middle East. Before joining Stratus, Thierry was the General Manager for the Enterprise Server Business Unit at Unisys France. He is a graduate of the ESLSCA PARIS Business School.