Ken Shaw Jr. serves as CEO and CTO of Infrascale. Mr. Shaw is an experienced technologist and entrepreneur in the cloud storage and online backup industry. The depth of his expertise in storage oriented cloud computing and offshore software development has lead him to be a thought leader in the cloud storage industry.
For the past 12 years Mr. Shaw has founded and operated several software companies focused on building massively scalable cloud storage systems for backup, archiving and collaboration. Mr. Shaw founded SOS Online Backup with two employees and has grown it into Infrascale, with 150 employees world-wide.
Since its inception, SOS has protected millions of end-points and has more than 1,000 integration and distribution partners around the world. Hundreds of thousands of businesses and companies around the world use SOS’s technology to protect and archive their data.
Prior to founding SOS Online Backup, Mr. Shaw consulted for the US Government on offshore technology trade policy, prior to which, he ran Safe Offsite Pty Ltd, and JNS Technology, two related businesses in Australia, that focused on custom private cloud backup, storage and content management solutions for SMBs.
Michael Bell is a veteran CEO and entrepreneur in the software industry. For the past 20 years Mr. Bell has served as a senior executive and chief executive in early-stage startups through public company executive roles.
Mr. Bell currently leads Infrascale as its President. In this role, Mr. Bell oversees all sales, marketing and finance operations for Infrascale and its products. Mr. Bell manages all Infrascale staff and operating locations worldwide, including Los Angeles, Ukraine and India.
Prior to Infrascale, Mr. Bell served as president of a leading B2B SaaS company in the logistics industry, 3PL Central. While there Mr. Bell drove rapid growth, doubling revenue in the first year and achieved the company’s first-ever operating profit.
In 2007, Mr. Bell launched Software.com. He took it from a strategic vision and transformed it into a fast-growing operating entity, achieving break-even within its first year of operation. Software.com contains industry-leading content and one of the largest collections of consumer software downloads.
Mr. Bell founded Encore Software and served as its CEO for fourteen years. With an initial capitalization of only $25,000 in 1993, Mr. Bell grew Encore to become one of the top-ten consumer software publishers in North America, with annual revenues of over $50 million. This performance was recognized in 2000 and 2001 by Inc. Magazine, which included Encore Software in its annual list of America's 500 fastest-growing private companies, by the Software Council of Southern California, which voted Mr. Bell CEO of the Year, and by Soft-Letter, which listed Encore Software on its elite list of "Productivity Champions."
As CEO, Mr. Bell guided Encore Software within an extremely competitive, consolidating industry, eventually selling a majority stake in Encore to Navarre Corporation [NASDAQ: NAVR] in August 2002. Mr. Bell continued to lead Encore as an independent publishing entity, through 2007. Today, Encore still publishes some of the industry’s most recognized software brands acquired under Mr. Bell’s leadership including The Print Shop, Monopoly, Reader Rabbit, Spyware Dr.,Where in the World is Carmen San Diego?, Mavis Beacon, Family Tree Maker, Hoyle Card Games and many others.
Michael Bell lives with his wife and two children in Manhattan Beach, California.
Chief Financial Officer
Hardy Parungaois a top-notch global finance and accounting executive with expertise in a variety of organizations ranging from start-up and greenfield operations to Fortune 500 companies in the fields of technology, financial institutions, healthcare, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, professional and service companies. A high-performance leader: well-rounded, intuitive, dynamic, innovative, and an architect of strong, motivated, effective, efficient and productive world-class teams. Mr. Parungao is a technical finance expert with business and operational acumen, intellectual horsepower, strategic agility, drive for results, unquestionable integrity and ethics, and interpersonal savvy.
Prior to becoming the Chief Financial Officer of Infrascale, Mr. Parungao served as Senior Vice President, Finance in the Application Technology and Servicing divisions of Countrywide Financial Corporation / Bank of America where he spearheaded reorganization and centralization of finance functions, business process re-engineering, reporting and finance governance. Mr. Parungao was also a team leader in the M&A transition and integration process.
At Syncor/Cardinal Health, Inc., Mr. Parungao was the Chief Finance Director in charge of global operations in 23 countries among the major continents – North America, South America, Asia-Pacific, Europe and Australia/New Zealand where he managed global finance and reporting, strategic business planning, global treasury, taxation and tax planning. He also handled business modeling, due diligence, transition and integration functions in the company’s merger and acquisition initiatives. He completed about 20 acquisitions.
Mr. Parungao also led finance functions in major consumer companies – Fortune Brands, Black & Decker, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola. He started his career as an auditor for Arthur Andersen & Co. Mr. Parungao earned his Bachelor of Science in Business & Economics (Accounting) and Master in Business Administration with concentration in International Business and Finance.
Hardy Parungao is a recipient of multiple awards in Leadership, Team Excellence and Innovation.
Sr. VP Global Sales
Brian Berlin is a veteran sales and business development executive and entrepreneur with over 18 years in senior level management positions for startups to global 1000 companies. He has demonstrated capabilities and success in hiring and developing top talent and building world class sales teams.
Mr. Berlin comes to Infrascale from Straightline Strategies, Inc. the software and services firm he founded to help companies achieve go-to-market excellence. He developed a proven, repeatable process for generating new B2B prospects for his clients, generating thousands of new leads that converted to hundreds of thousands in new revenue. Mr. Berlin also developed software technology to measure the effectiveness of outbound teleprospecting campaigns. He is considered a thought leader in the enterprise B2B lead generation space, and has written frequently on the subject.
Prior to Straightline, Mr. Berlin was VP and General Manager, Americas for Phoenix Technologies Ltd. His teams at Phoenix achieved breakthrough performances, generating over $24 million in new revenues, a 41% increase over the prior year, via reseller, OEM and direct channels. Phoenix Technologies is the recognized leader in core systems technology that is embedded into over 125 million devices worldwide.
Mr. Berlin has had similar successes in the enterprise video channel, where he helped companies like MediaPlatform, IVT and Digital Lava generate millions in new business in a hotly contested market. His teams closed deals with some of the largest and best known companies in the world.
He is a graduate of Kansas State University, and lives with his wife in Palos Verdes CA.