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Ryan Granard

Advisory Board Member @ StackStorm

Platform Engineering Leader / Cloud Transformation / Ops Automation / SaaS, FinTech, Digital Media, Marketplaces

San Jose, California, United States

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Advisory Board Member

April 2014 to Present

Palo Alto

Formation Data Systems

Advisory Board Member

May 2015 to Present

Pet Partners

Member Board of Directors

June 2014 to Present

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Advising StackStorm, who are leading the charge on Automation as Code to scale global operations. StackStorm ties together your existing infrastructure and application environment so you can more easily automate that environment — with a particular focus on automating and truly orchestrating actions in response to events (e.g, Automated Remediation).

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- “Getting stuff done” - Building & leading teams to deliver measurable, high-value business outcomes by separating signal from noise - Cloud/Elastic Architecture, Engineering & Operations: delivering the promise of "Cloud"​ - secure, resilient platform & infrastructure services @ scale in multi-tenant environments - Strong technology and business acumen across diverse industries including Creative SaaS (Adobe), Financial Services SaaS (PayPal, Intuit), eCommerce (eBay, Webvan) and Media/Entertainment (DreamWorks Animation) - Web 3.0: Deep understanding and experience leveraging commodity HW and open-source SW stacks to deliver highly automated developer pipeline and Production manage/run at scale - DevOps & SLM – Strong experience with end-to-end DevOps & Ops SLM (service level mgmt) - Productization - applying the same Product rigor to delivering infrastructure & platform services as we do delivering customer-facing products - Strong experience in M&A (from Due Diligence to Acquisition and Integration). Strong experience managing and owning 8/9-figure P&L - Security: CISSP, Technology Ops and Business InfoSec. Strong experience in DR/BCP - Technologist & Ground-up Ops/Eng = deep, hands-on experience engineering, delivering and operating/managing the technology stack (always evolves, but these days it's the following): * As-a-Service RESTful stack for IAAS and PAAS to deliver SaaS at scale = AWS, OpenStack, CoreOS, Docker, Mesos, Marathon, Puppet, Chef, SaltStack, Ansible, Jenkins, Maven, Kafka, Storm, RabbitMQ, SQS, etc. * OS & Virtualization = Windows (all versions), Linux (RedHat, Ubuntu), VMware, KVM, Xen - but focus for years has been on "containerization" and zero-OS footprints * Network = Nicira/SDN, Cisco, Juniper, Brocade/Foundry, HP * Database = NoSQL (MongoDB, Cassandra, Couchbase), MySQL, MSSQL, Oracle * Storage = AWS/S3, EMC, NetApp, HP/3PAR, Swift/Cinder, etc. (SAN/Block, NAS/NFS, Object Store)Advisory Board Member @ Advising StackStorm, who are leading the charge on Automation as Code to scale global operations. StackStorm ties together your existing infrastructure and application environment so you can more easily automate that environment — with a particular focus on automating and truly orchestrating actions in response to events (e.g, Automated Remediation). From April 2014 to Present (1 year 7 months) Palo AltoAdvisory Board Member @ Helping to advise a talented and experienced team address a real gap in managing and delivering data at global scale. Formation Dynamic Storage is a software defined storage implementation that visualizes all elements of enterprise data storage and creates a unified system of storage resources capable of delivering storage for almost any purpose or requirement. From May 2015 to Present (6 months) Member Board of Directors @ Very pleased to help lead as a Board member at an organization that does such meaningful work! Pet Partners is an international not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving human health and well-being by promoting and demonstrating positive interactions with therapy, service and companion animals. Pet Partner's 11,000+ volunteer Therapy Animal Teams make visits to hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, schools and other facilities across the United States and around the world. Come join, help, or let us help you! From June 2014 to Present (1 year 5 months) Vice President, Cloud Operations @ Delivered Adobe's Creative and Document Cloud SaaS operations globally. Drove top-down Customer Experience Management, not just bottom-up technology mgmt: - Real-time synthetic workflows to proactively understand and manage the customer experience - End-to-end workflow Orchestration (not just Automation) to enable developer velocity in provisioning, and service on-boarding and deliver Production Operations with resilience, scale and consistency Drove measurable process maturity (SLM) to deliver world-class SaaS at scale. Established the metrics and programs to deliver for core business KPIs "Prove It" Service Management (SLM Change Agility, Incident & Problem Mgmt). Built muscles to embed upstream (DevOps) for end-to-end delivery From July 2014 to September 2015 (1 year 3 months) San JoseVice President, Platform Engineering/Global Cloud Services @ Led Platform Engineering (IaaS, PaaS) for PayPal as we made the marketing term "Cloud"​ a reality (resilient, elastic, global scale, open-source). Role was expanded to encompass Cloud Services across eBay, Inc. (E2E Cloud Product, Architecture, Engineering & Operations). - Delivered one of the largest OpenStack production implementations globally for secure, scalable and resilient Payments platform - Delivered a resilient, reliable platform at scale, "As-a-Service"​ = elastic/on-demand, self-service, (programmatic & declarative) access to eBay, Inc. technology infrastructure, globally - Drove OE (Operational Excellence) and delivered a measurably reliable, resilient Customer experience @ scale - “Productized" our services to deliver more than just capabilities = an end-to-end managed experience - Enabled meaningful, measurable gains in developer productivity, product innovation and TTM/velocity Notable accomplishments: • Culture Change - Customers First, starting with Ourselves – Focused the teams on delivering, managing an end-to-end experience, not just a collection of capabilities • Engineering Discipline – Focused the teams to ensure an engineering discipline to everything we deliver (i.e., we understand the real KPIs and we measure everything) • Delivered significant increases in Production resilience and reliability via automation and e2e process management • Drove automation/orchestration and reduced product release pipeline/TTM by 7x • Delivered a “one-click” experience for Developers (bare-metal to IDE/”Hello World” in one-click) From January 2013 to June 2014 (1 year 6 months) San Jose, CASenior Director, Global Digital Operations @ Privileged to lead the technology teams responsible for architecting, implementing and managing a global, HPC infrastructure for all aspects of DreamWorks technology requirements and services, from Datacenter to the Desktop. Enabling leading edge Animation and Collaboration technologies. Architecting, implementing and managing global, distributed, 24x7x365 HPC (high-performance compute) infrastructure and services High-density, PUE datacenters, distributed render-farms, large-scale cloud rendering, multi-petabyte storage, 10G meshed networks and 10G WANs. Notable accomplishments: Architected & implemented production HPC/Cloud Rendering at scale in multiple locations globally. Executing over 50% of HPC Production rendering in the cloud, 24x7x365 (thousands of systems, tens of thousands of cores driving hundreds of millions of render hours). Partnering with the Head of SW/Tools Development, drove significant innovation to end-to-end animation pipeline. Helped drive major (ground-breaking) enhancements to Rendering and Lighting pipeline (as seen on "How To Train Your Dragon"). Filmography (screen credit): • Monsters vs Aliens (2009) - director, digital operations • How To Train Your Dragon (2010) - director, digital operations • Shrek Forever After (2010) – director, digital operations • Megamind (2010) – director, digital operations • Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011) – sr. director, digital operations • Puss In Boots (2011) – sr. director, digital operations • Madagascar 3 (2012) – sr. director, digital operations • Rise of the Guardians (2012) – sr. director, digital operations From September 2008 to December 2012 (4 years 4 months) Glendale, CaliforniaVice President, Datacenter Operations @ Led Datacenter Operations/Engineering for Electronic Clearing House (ECHO), which was acquired by Intuit. ECHO was a Credit Card and Check/ACH payment processor (one of the few at that time that processed both sides of Payments). Led all of the teams responsible for engineering, delivering and managing the end-to-end technology operations for a billion $$ "money mover". Acquired by Intuit, Inc. in March 2008 and established their Payments business division. Notable accomplishments: Designed, implemented and tested complete Disaster Recovery facility in less than 12 months. Facility supports 100% capacity and was tested transactionally across all products and services with 100% success. Standardized highly heterogeneous infrastructure to a common platform. Ensured 99.995% availability while migrating to a commoditized/highly-scalable infrastructure. Successfully led scaling and performance efforts to process $Blns per month in real-time transactions. From February 2006 to September 2008 (2 years 8 months) CIO / Chief Information Officer @ Brilliant minds created the math & software to analyze any data and provide true Concept Search (you didn't need to know specific words or search terms, just conceptually what you're looking for). Provided SaaS eDiscovery to the largest law firms and some parts of the U.S. government. Brought in as CIO to drive scale and Ops maturation. Notable accomplishments: Drove re-architure with CTOs to increase agility, scale, and reduced manual, person-hours required for processing data by over 60% through optimization and automation Increased operating margin by 30% through consolidation and commoditization of storage and server infrastructure Sold the business per mgmt plan From September 2004 to January 2006 (1 year 5 months) Vice President, Datacenter Operations @ Led Datacenter Operations for Digital Insight, one of the first providers of an online banking platform and hosted operations, which we provided for over 5000 of the largest banks and credit unions nation-wide. We were acquired by Intuit, Inc. Some of the largest banks in the world trusted our in-house developed Online Banking software, Level-3 data centers and secure, highly-available infrastructure to completely manage their 24x7x365 online banking presence and billions/$$$ in transactions. annually. Notable accomplishments: Reduced technology operating expenses by over 40% Designed and managed multiple high-availability datacenters nationally, including a fully redundant hot-site for Disaster Recovery. Implemented “Follow the Sun” operations (24x7x365) globally Designed, built and tested redundant disaster recovery facility and initiated full BIA (Business Impact Analysis). Owned and delivered corporate BCP plan and tested via Structured Walk-Through, Simulation and Parallel testing. Implemented real-time monitoring, merging infrastructure monitoring with service-level metrics, session-level management and proactive response to deliver 99.995% availability and robust transaction performance. From July 2001 to September 2004 (3 years 3 months) Director, Network Operations & Engineering @ Online grocery delivery "pioneer"​ and somewhat infamous "dot-com bubble"​ poster child. Led teams resonsible for architecting, implementing & managing a large, nation-wide network and a multi-state data center infrastructure, comprised of inter/intra-state ATM/FR WANs and area MANs connecting 400,000 sq.ft DC's to 10,000 sq.ft distribution centers. We had a great idea, fantastic service and great food. A great ride though with some of the most talented folks I've ever had the privilege of working with! From August 1999 to July 2001 (2 years) Director, Technology Operations @ Managed the global IT for one of the largest and oldest law firms founded in the U.S. Led their technology expansion to keep exceed the needs of the business as we established ourselves in London, Tokyo and Singapore. Managed multiple international teams and established follow-the-sun support. From January 1997 to August 1999 (2 years 8 months) Director, IT and Project Management @ Drove the architecture and deployment of large scale systems integrations within global Legal and Financial Services firms. Serviced some of the largest national and internal law firms and financial services firms through the U.S., Europe and Asia, providing global network services, systems and software integration and Litigation Support technology From March 1993 to January 1997 (3 years 11 months) Ryan Granard is skilled in: Cloud Computing, SaaS, E-commerce, Agile Methodologies, Start-ups, Enterprise Architecture, Integration, Operations Management, Distributed Systems, Disaster Recovery, Scalability, Virtualization, Data Center, Program Management, Project Management, ITIL, High Performance..., IT Service Management, Systems Engineering, Network Engineering, Storage Architecture, High Availability, Open Source, Mergers & Acquisitions, Product Management, Global Delivery, Production Engineering, DevOps

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