CEO & Co-Founder
A native of Sweden, Jonas Jacobi brings eighteen years of extensive experience leading the development of innovative technology products and services to Kaazing. As co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Kaazing Corporation, Mr. Jacobi sets the company’s business strategy and oversees all aspects of Kaazing’s operations and mission to become the world-wide leader in real-time Web technologies.
Before co-founding Kaazing Mr. Jacobi served as VP of Product Management for Brane Corporation, a startup company in Silicon Valley, dedicated to developing a market-leading enterprise platform for building model-driven applications.
Prior to his appointment as Vice President for Brane Corporation, he spent over 8 years at Oracle where he served as a Java EE and open source Evangelist, and product manager responsible for the product management of JavaServer Faces, Oracle ADF Faces, and Oracle ADF Faces Rich Client in the Oracle JDeveloper team.
Mr. Jacobi is a frequent speaker at international conferences and has written numerous articles for leading IT magazines such as Java Developer’s Journal, JavaPro, AjaxWorld, and Oracle Magazine. Mr. Jacobi is co-author of the best-selling book Pro JSF and Ajax: Building Rich Internet Components, (Apress).
CTO & Co-Founder
John Fallows brings years of vast experience in technology development and software design to Kaazing, and is considered a pioneer in the field of rich and highly interactive user interfaces. Mr. Fallows is a co-founder of Kaazing Corporation, and as Chief Technology Officer, Mr. Fallows formulates Kaazing Corporation’s vision of creating the best real-time Web solution based on industry standards. He defines the architecture of the Kaazing product suite and oversees its development.
Prior to co-founding Kaazing, Mr. Fallows served as Architect for Brane Corporation, a startup company based in Redwood City, California. Before joining Brane, Mr. Fallows was a Consulting Member of Technical Staff for Server Technologies at Oracle Corporation. During his last 5 years at Oracle, Mr. Fallows focused on designing, developing, and evolving Oracle ADF Faces to fully integrate Ajax technologies.
Originally from Northern Ireland, Mr. Fallows received his MA in Computer Science from Cambridge University in the United Kingdom and has worked in the software industry for more than twelve years.
Mr. Fallows has written several articles for leading IT magazines such as Java Developer’s Journal, AjaxWorld Magazine, and JavaMagazine (DE), and is a popular speaker at international conferences. Mr. Fallows is co-author of the best-selling book Pro JSF and Ajax: Building Rich Internet Components, (Apress).
John Donnelly III
Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing, and Business Development
John Donnelly brings over 20 years of experience in the technology industry with a strong track record in global sales, services, training, marketing and business development.
Mr. Donnelly comes to Kaazing from Cisco, where he was head of global sales and services for the company’s cloud automation and orchestration offering across the global service provider market segment. Prior to that, he was executive vice president of worldwide sales and marketing for Linesider Technologies, acquired by Cisco and now part of the company’s cloud software portfolio. Before that, Mr. Donnelly worked for Metacarta, (Cambridge, MA) a geographic search technology company that was acquired by Nokia. He helped drive the company to expand from public sector, intelligence & energy customers into the mobile consumer marketplace.
Mr. Donnelly also ran the Americas sales and support teams as VP for Interwise Software (Cambridge, MA) and drove a 66% increase in revenues from 2004 to 2006, selling enterprise-wide IP conferencing software to global organizations. Interwise was acquired by AT&T and is now the AT&T Connect product, a software offering that enables collaboration services that combine voice, Web and video in a single tool that empowers employees to communicate.
Prior to that, Mr. Donnelly was VP worldwide sales & services for CoManage Corporation (Pittsburgh, PA), where he was in charge of all activity related to revenues and customer facing functions globally. He played a significant role in driving the business and was instrumental in setting the stage for the company’s acquisition by Syndesis, LTD.
Other private and public software companies that Mr. Donnelly has helped drive to success include: CoManage Software, (Pittsburgh, PA) Longitude Systems, Inc. (Chantilly, VA), Kabira Technologies, Inc. (San Rafael, CA), Synon Corporation (Larkspur, CA), Intellicorp, Inc. (Mountain View, CA), ParcPlace – Digitalk Systems (Sunnyvale, CA) and Bachman Information Systems (Cambridge, MA). Donnelly earned his Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Information Technology and Marketing from Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts; he was also a member of the NCAA Hockey and Baseball teams
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Michael Peckham joined Kaazing in July 2010 as Vice President, Finance responsible for the financial, accounting, tax, human resources, legal, contract and facilities functions of the company. Prior to joining Kaazing, Mr. Peckham was the General Manager of the Business Intelligence division of iTradeNetwork, Inc. who acquired privately held Instill Corporation in 2008. Mr. Peckham was the Chief Financial Officer of Instill Corporation and was part of the senior management team that structured the sale. Prior to that he was the Chief Financial Officer of NetManage, Inc. (NASDAQ: NETM) and Simware Incorporated (NASDAQ:SIMW). Mr. Peckham has substantial M&A experience and led Simware in its Initial Public Offering.
With over 30 years of experience in business primarily in the software industry, he has also spent time in the food service and defense industries and in the professional services business. He graduated from the University of Ottawa with an Honors Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. Mr. Peckham is a chartered accountant.
Chief Marketing Officer
Sheila Dahlgren has 15+ years of B2C and B2B software product management and marketing experience. As a co-founder and SVP of a profitable SaaS start up, Scene7 (eventually acquired by Adobe), she joins the Kaazing management team, providing marketing expertise in consumer, enterprise solutions and server products, software as a service, content management, commerce (web, social and mobile), analytics and digital marketing. Sheila joins us after having successfully integrated the Scene7 team into Adobe where she spent 4 years after Scene7 was acquired. Prior to that Sheila had run global marketing for a product software line at Mattel in Novato CA and was a senior marketing Director at Broderbund Software managing various product launches and releases. Sheila also worked for Clorox as a marketing manager and as a CPA at KPMG earlier in her career.
She is responsible for Kaazing overall global marketing and communication strategy, product management, product marketing, corporate marketing (branding/PR/analysts), campaign management, lead generation, sales enablement and sales development.
Sheila received her Masters in Business at UCLA and her BA from the Haas Business School at UC Berkeley. She is married with 2 kids and lives in Mill Valley. She loves to ski, trail run and travel.