Leadership

ATADATA was developed from the ground up by experienced enterprise solution architects to handle the rapidly increasing volume, diversity and complexity of data and applications necessary for the future of business.

 
 
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Charles Wright

founder, ceo, cto

Charles Wright invested more than twelve years of his career at IBM's Migration Factory before starting ATADATA. During his time with IBM, Charles led and completed large scale transformation projects for enterprise clients, which ultimately lead him to recognizing crucial gaps in transformation automation. With this identification of industry needs, coupled with his ingenuity, Charles created the ATAsphere platform, which is rapidly being adopted by the stalwarts of the technology industry today.

 
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Ian Easton

chief commercial officer

Mr. Easton is an experienced entrepreneur who has co-founded multiple successful ventures focused on enterprise IT and transformation solutions, with two exits to publicly traded companies. At ATADATA, he also serves in a vital business leadership capacity. He brings a wealth of experience in marketing, branding, commercial strategy, and business development, coupled with expertise in sales to ensure growth and revenue goals are achieved.

 
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Ian Masters

svp global sales

Mr. Masters brings a wealth of experience to the ATADATA team having spent more than 20+ years in the software replication market with a depth of knowledge in HA, DR and migration. Previously, at Vision Solutions, he was responsible for all pay-as-you-go licensing world-wide for DRaaS, and worked closely with SI's and Cloud providers for migration, as well as managing global Alliances with the likes of MSFT.

 
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BJ Patel

SR. DIRECTOR OF PRODUCT MANAGEMENT

BJ Patel brings over 15 years of experience to the ATADATA leadership team. He’s spent his career working with both large enterprises like Seagate and Google, and with startups that were acquired in their respective spaces.  While at Google, BJ worked with engineering teams to help design, build, and scale Google’s massive global datacenter fleet.  In his startup roles, BJ was tasked with designing, building, and delivering software solutions that spanned in the ecommerce, health-care technology, and cloud computing industries. At ATADATA, BJ is in charge of all phases of Product Management and is leading a team of engineers to design, build, and support the next generation of enterprise transformation solutions.

 
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Larry Lopez

SR. DIRECTOR OF SOLUTION ARCHITECTURE

Larry Lopez brings over 30+ years of experience to the ATADATA leadership team. 8 of those years were dedicated solely on leading large scale migration projects at IBM's Migration Factory.  As a Certified IBM Architect for Fortune 50 customers, spanning the globe, Mr. Lopez spent 6 months building a Migration Factory team in Melbourne, Australia. Tasked by our CTO, Mr. Lopez leveraged his extensive knowledge, providing significant input in designing the logic for the Automated Move Group facility offered in ATAvision. At ATADATA, Mr. Lopez leads the professional services and pre-sales teams.

 
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Roman Grimaldi

vp marketing

Mr. Grimaldi joins ATADATA as an experienced Marketer, Designer and Serial Entrepreneur. He is an expert in product development, growth marketing, and business strategy with past experiences as a successful entrepreneur, management consultant, and private equity director. Mr. Grimaldi is also an award-winning and published designer whose work has been displayed at TEDx events, and showcased in galleries. He has been recognized by multiple leading design magazines and technology associations as a Top 30 Under 30, and most recently recognized by the Technology Association of Georgia as a Leading Tech Innovator for 2017.

 
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Matias Kreder

director of engineering, usa

Mr. Kreder brings over 15 years of experience to the ATADATA team.  His career has been focused on Linux, open source software and coding.  He worked in a wide variety of organizations, from smalls companies of his region to large enterprises like Red Hat and IBM. While at Red Hat, he was part of the Global Support Services, where he worked as a Sr. Technical Support Engineer. At IBM, he led a SAN migration team and participated in the Engineering of several data center migrations. As an OS Engineer, he also was the primary technical lead for all Linux related matters for an important financial account. At ATADATA, Mr Kreder is the head of Linux engineering. He designs our Linux solutions and leads our team of Linux experts through the implementation.

 
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Jimmy Bhopalwala

director of engineering, India

Working as Director of Engineering Operations ATADATA since the September 2015, Juzer Bhopalwala has contributed his excellence in the development of the ATADATA product suite. He has an overall experience of 9+ years in Software Development and extensive knowledge of cloud technology, virtualization and data migration.

Juzer Bhopalwala heads the ATADATA development team for the entire product suite and its Windows components in India.