AppZero Board of Directors
Nigel W. Stokes, Chairman
Nigel Stokes is a software entrepreneur and venture investor. He was CEO and co-founder of DataMirror, a real-time data integration company. Under his leadership, DataMirror was a Deloitte Fast 500 company, and he was recognized as Emerging Entrepreneur of the year by Ernst & Young. DataMirror was publicly listed for 12 years and completed a series of financings and strategic acquisitions. The company was sold for $170M to the Information Management division of IBM in September of 2007.
Nigel also co-founded, and was President of, Nidak. Nidak ranked as the eleventh fastest growing company in Canada and was purchased by SHL Systemhouse.
As a venture investor, Mr. Stokes has co-funded a range of software and technology companies including HubHead/NRX AssetHub, AppZero, CloudPhysics, Concurrent Inc, LiveQos, Thalmic Labs, Bionym, Push Strength, Linkett, Wellcoin and CoreFour/Edsby. He currently manages the MindAngler Private Equity fund focused on software and technology enterprises and has served on the Board of private and public technology companies.
He holds an M.B.A. from the U of T, an M.A.Sc. (System Design Engineering), from Waterloo and a B.Sc. from Queen's University.
Simon Crosby, Board Member
Simon Crosby is an industry innovator/entrepreneur and authoritative thought leader.
Co-founder of Bromium, Simon was most recently CTO of Citrix's Data Center and Cloud Division. He went to Citrix when the company acquired XenSource, of which he was founder and CTO. At Intel, Simon was a principal engineer leading strategic research in distributed autonomic computing, platform security and trust. As founder of CPlane Inc., a network optimization software vendor, he held a variety of executive roles. Prior to CPlane, Simon was a tenured faculty member at the University of Cambridge, UK, where he led research on network performance and control, and multimedia operating systems. He is author of over 35 research papers and patents on a number of datacenter and networking topics including security, network and server virtualization, resource optimization and performance.
Joseph Alsop, Board Member
Joseph Alsop has more than 30 years of experience in technology.
As CEO and co-founder of Progress Software Corporation (Nasdaq: PRGS), a supplier of e-business application development, deployment, integration and management products, Joseph led Progress Software Corporation to a position as a recognized global software industry leader with over $500 million in annual revenue.
Joseph graduated from MIT with a BSEE degree and is currently investing in and working with companies in Massachusetts, applying information technology in various areas.