Brad Gillespie

General Partner, IA Ventures

Brad Gillespie is a seasoned technology leader with over 15 years of experience in product, technology, and management. He is currently a General Partner at IA Ventures. Previously he served in several roles at Microsoft including Technology Advisor to the CTO. Gillespie started out at Lockheed-Martin developing real-time classification systems and programming a PDP-11 in assembly. He holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington and is an Affiliate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of New Hampshire.

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Other members of the leadership team

Michael Porat

Senior Vice President of Corporate and Business Development

Michael is the Senior Vice President of Corporate and Business Development at Vectra. He brings 20 years of experience in private and public companies, primarily focused on infrastructure software and SaaS. Previously, Michael was VP of Strategy and Business Development at Cohesity, the next-generation data management company, and acting GM of Cohesity’s transformation into SaaS. Prior to Cohesity, he was head of Corporate Development for Cisco’s Data Center business, helping spearhead Cisco’s strategy and execution of venture investments and M&A. Before Cisco, he held roles in Venture Capital and Private Equity. Michael holds a BA in Economics from Yale University.

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Marc Gemassmer

General Manager, SaaS PM

Marc Gemassmer is the General Manager, SaaS PM at Vectra. Marc oversees global Sales, Channels, Customer Success and Sales Engineering. With over 20 years of enterprise software experience, Marc brings deep expertise building global, high growth sales organizations with a customer-first approach. Prior to Vectra, Marc was the Chief Sales Officer at Xactly Corporation, GM of Global Cloud Security Sales at Cisco Systems, and held senior leadership positions at Alteryx, SAP, Flexera Software, and PTC. Marc holds a BA from the University of California at Berkeley.

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Willem Hendrickx

Chief Revenue Officer

Seasoned sales executive Willem Hendrickx is CRO at Vectra AI. Previously he served as SVP International Sales. With more than 25 years’ experience in enterprise technology, Willem brings a strong track record of delivering high-value results and developing strategic business partnerships. He will continue to be integral to the Vectra global expansion strategy. Prior to joining Vectra, Willem had a long tenure at EMC / Dell, where he was responsible for global channels and commercial business. He served as President of Europe, Middle East, and Africa at Alcatel-Lucent and as Nokia’s Senior Vice President of Europe, where he was responsible for a business worth over US$4 billion. Willem also held executive positions at Tieto and Riverbed and was the founder of GIG Technology.

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