As Chief Executive Officer of VERA, Carlos brings 20 years of leadership experience building and scaling some of the most successful organizations in the industry. Most recently, Carlos led the global sales organization at MongoDB, the world’s fastest-growing database ecosystem, and first enterprise database company to successfully IPO in 26 years. He also served as vice president of Sales at ClearSlide, Inc., where he drove the enterprise sales strategy and business growth. Prior to ClearSlide, Carlos served as vice president of sales for DynamicOps, (acquired by VMware). He has also held senior sales leadership roles at BMC Software, BladeLogic, IMlogic and Oblix. Carlos holds an MBA in finance from Troy University and a B.A. in Psychology, English and Philosophy from the University of Miami.
Experienced at leading organizations through change and scaling operations, Bill Gadala is the CFO at VERA overseeing the Finance & Accounting, Human Resources and Sales Operations functions. Most recently, Bill was the VP of Financial Planning and Analysis at Innovative Interfaces, a Private Equity-backed software company. Prior to that, he led the FP&A team through the IPO of FXalliance, a Venture-Backed software company and led the integration of the Finance function at Softek and Internet Security Systems while at IBM. Bill holds his MBA from the University of Notre Dame.
Alex Burkardt, Vice President of Field Engineering at VERA, is a lifelong technologist with nearly two decades of experience in cyber security. Most recently Alex was the Field CTO and Vice President of Sales Engineering at Cybereason, a market leader in the next-generation endpoint space. After starting his career in the US Navy and the intelligence community tackling nation state threats and understanding the impact of these adversaries in the public sector, Alex pivoted into private industry in order to focus on emerging technologies in the startup ecosystem. Despite the ever-evolving nature of attacks and the constant expansion of the threat landscape, Alex's unique background and understanding of adversary tactics techniques and procedures have been foundational to the outsized impact he has had on the evolution and application of advanced tools and technologies in the cyber security arena. When not tackling tough cyber problems, Alex enjoys working on technologies and software in the Bitcoin space. He believes that the nuanced approach to applied cryptography that powers cryptocurrencies will have positive long-term impacts on difficult issues that surround digital trust, commerce, and access to financial tools. Alex holds a BS in Information Technology/Computer Science from the United States Naval Academy.