VP of Operations
As Vice President of Operations for Red8, Michelle is responsible for customer and partner contracts and programs. She manages an expert team that combined, has more than 75 years of operations experience at Red8. Prior to joining Insight Investments and Red8, Michelle worked for an international technology company where she managed the equipment transportation logistics throughout Europe, Asia and Australia. In her spare time Michelle love to travel and learn new cultures.
Dir. Information Security
IT & Security consultant for the FBI, Sony, CSI, First Data and other public sector organizations such as the US Congress and US Department of Justice. Part of the Senior IT executive team of Harbor Freight Tools where he managed the direction and growth of IT to support all corporate, distribution center & retail stores environments (including the ecommerce platform), assisting them to exceed $2 billion annually. VP of IT at Sylmark where he reformed technical support staff from a low-level answering service into a viable IT department, enabling them to exceed $250MM annually. Founder and CTO of Netmore Internet an ISP and outsourcing firm dealing with massive credit card transactions at scale (over 75 per second) requiring sophisticated security systems to prevent fraud and exfiltration of PII.
Dir. Cloud & Automation Services
John has been in the IT industry for more than 30 years. Starting a consulting business at 20 years old, which helped him finish his CS degree from CSUN in 1990. He has worked with Manufacturing, Legal, Media and Retail companies throughout his career. He managed 25K email users for Universal and developed the system to migrate them to GE’s managed e-mail system. John was subsequently recruited into the NBC Universal Automation team, where he built a enterprise-class provisioning system for worldwide deployments. He develops in Python for personal and business-related projects. Since 2012, he has worked with a variety of PAAS (Platform-as-a-service) vendors, and recently focused his efforts on Docker, Kubernetes and Openshift3 from Red Hat. He understands the developer workflow, automation of infrastructure, and what it takes to make those two areas work together with less friction.
VP of Operations
Leroy joined Insight Investments in 2012 with over 25 years’ experience in operations, logistics and supply chain. He served as Director of Technical Operations for two years and General Manager of 2nd Gear for four years before transitioning to Vice President of Operations for Red8 and 2nd Gear in 2018, where he is responsible for overseeing all day-to-day operations of the organization – including strategic planning and goal setting for growth and future success.
Prior to joining Insight, Leroy served in various leadership roles at Dempsey Bluevar, Vice President of Operations for Sarcom and Operations Manager at Online Connecting, where he gained valuable experience in purchasing, accounts payable and receivable, inside sales, billing, facilities management, inventory logistics and more. Leroy attended Mt. San Antonio College and spent many years coaching baseball and serving on the board of Rancho Santa Margarita Little League. He lives in Mission Viejo with his wife, Roxanne, and has two children in college.
Dir. of Emerging Technologies
As Director of Emerging Technologies for Red8, Tom is focused on delivering transformative technology infrastructure solutions to solve critical business challenges. He is a proven leader with a relentless work ethic and strong dedication to his customers and teammates. His passion for the business drives him to work through complex cloud, devops, data center and security challenges to create new and exciting ways to benefit customers. Prior to joining Red8, Tom spent nearly a decade with Dell/EMC where he was a top sales producer. He brings experience across all market segments from SMB to enterprise and has deep knowledge of converged platforms and today’s most innovative technologies. Based in Red8’s Boston, MA office, Tom grew up on the east coast attended Bentley University with a focus on finance and business management and enjoys Boston sports, skiing, biking and racing cars.