Seize Control Of Your Cloud Journey
Meet our Leadership Team
Born in the cloud and born from entrepreneurship, our leadership team is passionate about cloud technology and people. Our leadership team firmly believes the cloud is the greatest business transformation tool of our time with a goal of helping businesses seize control of their cloud and accelerate their business.
Simon Anderson founded Mission Cloud in 2017 after over 15 years as an executive and entrepreneur in the web hosting and infrastructure software industries. He was named Entrepreneur of the Year by EY for Greater LA in 2022 after scaling Mission in 5 years to over $50M of revenue and a diverse and inclusive team of over 300. Before Mission, he was CEO of DreamHost, and a co-founder of software-defined storage company Inktank, which Red Hat acquired for $175M in 2014. Simon is the chair of the Australian National University (ANU) Foundation USA Board where he endowed a scholarship for women engineers and is a board member for Big Sunday
Luanne Tierney holds two decades of technology marketing executive experience, where she drove successful go-to-market strategies for both startups and Fortune 1000 companies. Prior to joining Mission Cloud, Luanne led teams at many of the most influential tech companies, including, Cisco, Proofpoint, and Juniper Networks. In her free time, you can find Luanne perfecting her golf swing and creating opportunities for the next generation of leaders to succeed.
Prior to joining Mission Cloud, Jonathan LaCour led Product & Technology teams at DreamHost, one of the largest web hosting and cloud computing providers. As CTO, Jonathan guides the development of Mission’s product and platform, and shares his expertise on cloud trends and best practices. Jonathan is a Fellow in the Python Software Foundation and an advisor for several startups.
Stewart Armstrong brings 20+ years of international experience in finance, accounting, and operations to Mission Cloud. Stewart joined Mission Cloud in 2018 as CFO to help accelerate enterprise cloud transformations by delivering a differentiated and agile suite of managed cloud and consulting services. Prior to Mission, he was CFO & COO of Oblong Industries, where he successfully led and raised $85 million in new equity investment. In his free time, Stewart enjoys volunteering at Help of Ojai with his wife.
As an experienced software and business executive, Ted Stuart brings 20+ years of leadership experience in customer-facing functions to Mission Cloud. Previously, Ted held leadership positions for Deem and Oracle. At Mission Cloud, Ted is responsible for overseeing Mission’s sales and customer success teams, as well as driving revenue growth. Ted is a veteran youth soccer and basketball coach, and enjoys spending time with his daughters and pets.
Karoline Saffi leads all aspects of People & Culture across Mission Cloud. Driven by creating more equitable opportunities for underrepresented communities in tech, Karoline works to continuously grow Mission with an inclusive and engaged workforce. Karoline enjoys seeing live music, collecting art from local artists, and leading Mission’s employee resource group, WISDOM.
Caleb Mills has a long track record of scaling infrastructure, teams, and processes that brings support and drives growth for the Mission Cloud team. Previously, Caleb held roles in software development, systems administration, IT management, and operations. In his free time, you can find Caleb spending time outdoors and with his wife and two kids.
Annabelle Hohmann brings over 15 years of experience in C-level executive, board, and strategic partner engagement, coordination, and major initiative management. Annabelle has been the Executive Director of Santa Monica Bay Chapter of YPO for 5 years, and previously, she was Chief of Staff to the CRO at Red Bull Germany in Munich. In her free time, you can find Annabelle on a run or sharing uplifting stories from her social impact storytelling studio, “MiNiAnCa”.
Board Of Directors
Simon Anderson founded Mission Cloud in 2017 after over 15 years as an executive and entrepreneur in the web hosting and infrastructure software industries. He was named Entrepreneur of the Year by EY for Greater LA in 2022 after scaling Mission in 5 years to over $50M of revenue and a diverse and inclusive team of over 300. Before Mission, he was CEO of DreamHost, and a co-founder of software-defined storage company Inktank, which Red Hat acquired for $175M in 2014. Simon is the chair of the Australian National University (ANU) Foundation USA Board where he endowed a scholarship for women engineers and is a board member for Big Sunday.
Chris is a co-founder of Great Hill Partners. He is responsible for transaction origination, investment policy, fundraising, investor relations and the general management of the firm. His investment experience covers a broad group of industries, including business and IT software and services, information services, eCommerce, consumer and online services, financial services and insurance, digital publishing, telecommunications, logistics, education, and cable and broadcasting. Chris serves on the board of directors of EnterpriseDB, G/O Media, Ikon Science, Mission, Evolve IP, Intapp and Varicent. He formerly served on the boards of All Web Leads, BuscaPé, Central Security Group, Credibility Corp., IGN Entertainment, Recruiting.com, SheKnows Media, SmartMail, Vitacost.com, Ziff Davis and ZoomInfo. Chris has participated in the private equity business since 1986, serving as an associate, principal and general partner for M/C Partners. Chris began his career as a commercial lending officer for the First National Bank of Boston in the specialized media lending unit. Chris earned a degree in accounting and economics summa cum laude from Boston College.
Drew is responsible for originating and evaluating investments in the Internet infrastructure, software communications, IOT, and tech-enabled managed services sectors. He is a director of EnterpriseDB, Examity, Mission, Evolve IP, Reward Gateway and Varicent. He is a former director of Ascenty, Reflexis, Latisys and Symmetry. Prior to joining Great Hill Partners, Drew was an associate at Tudor Ventures, the $700 million private equity arm of Tudor Investment Corporation. As an associate at Tudor Ventures, Drew was responsible for originating and evaluating investment opportunities in the financial technology, business services, and software sectors. Prior to Tudor, Drew worked in various roles at Jefferies Investment Bank in the capital markets division. Drew earned a degree in economics and government from Bowdoin College and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.
Autumn Vaupel possesses more than 20 years of experience within the technology and professional services industry. Autumn is currently Chief Operating Officer for Beeline, where she is responsible for customer success, professional and implementation services, end-user training, customer support, partner enablement, and account management. Before joining Beeline in 2012, Autumn was Vice President of Professional Services with Blackbaud Inc., a Charleston, South Carolina-based technology company recognized as the leading provider of software solutions for the non-profit sector. Prior to her six years at Blackbaud, Autumn spent eight years working and consulting with SAP America in Application and Product Development, focused on the retail industry sector. Autumn earned a degree in accounting from Michigan State University.
Glenn is a pioneer of the managed IT services movement who long championed a transition from a “break-fix” reactive-support mentality to a proactive, results-oriented managed services approach. Glenn founded Boston-based managed services provider G2 Tech Group, a next-generation MSP linking managed DevOps services to cloud computing, which merged into Mission in 2018. Prior to G2, Glenn was the VP of Managed Services for Thrive Networks, where he ushered the firm into the managed services era, transforming the business to a recurring revenue model. Glenn is a member of the Entrepreneurs' Organization, Forbes Technology Council and the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC). He attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst and has undertaken the Entrepreneurial Masters Program at MIT.
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