About Cloud Daddy
Leading Amazon Web Services Cloud Solutions Provider
Founded by cloud and service provider-agnostic, enterprise-focused software architects, Cloud Daddy aims to support customers big and small, public and private, across hybrid cloud environments as they merge their existing corporate and cloud computing environments. Cloud Daddy is the world’s most secure backup and disaster recovery solution for AWS. We offer AWS cloud customers the most feature rich solution coupled with advanced security in protecting backup data across the cloud spectrum of public, private, government and hybrid. Our innovative, powerful and easy-to-use AWS-centric backup and disaster recovery platform is designed to reduce costs, increase manageability and mitigate security risks.
Cloud Daddy is headquartered in New Jersey and is an Amazon Partner.
Cloud Daddy CEO – Joe Merces
Joe is a talented and seasoned executive with over 30 years of extensive experience in cloud services, information technology, cybersecurity, and data communications with a diverse background in both private / corporate as well as public sector settings.
Joe formerly served as CIO of the New York City Law Department, the world’s largest public sector law firm, where he oversaw all infrastructure, set technology strategy and service delivery across the agency which spanned 18 offices throughout all 5 boroughs of New York City. Joe was responsible for all aspects of information technology, information security, network operations, administration, technical support, and application services.
Previously, Joe served as Vice President of Product Management for Premiere Global Services where he was responsible for the global product portfolio of cloud messaging solutions and service lines of business serving over 80 percent of the Fortune 500 globally as well as the strategic technology initiatives and investments made and produced through internal research and development efforts. His major contributions at Premiere were focused on building, delivering and managing cloud based service technologies in the areas of workflow, collaboration and business process automation. During his tenure with Premiere Global Services, Mr. Merces also served in an executive role as Vice President of Product Development where he managed domestic and offshore development teams and served as Vice President of Broadcast Services.
Before joining Premiere Global Services, Joe served as COO of two industrial electric motor manufacturing companies, Continental Electric and Industrial Electric, which was subsequently sold in 2000, and prior to that, worked for AT&T and AT&T Bell Laboratories serving in multiple capacities as a Member of Technical Staff as well as Product Management and Marketing.
With more than 30 years of experience in the areas of Development, Engineering, Marketing, Product Management and Network Operations, Mr. Merces brings a great depth of experience drawn from his many years in the Information Technology, Telecommunications and Manufacturing industries.
Joe holds 3 patents in data communications, is a graduate of Stevens Institute of Technology, where he received a Master of Science degree in the Management of Technology and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Kean University.
Joe is a member of the Forbes Technology Council.
Cloud Daddy VP of Engineering – Jon Chappell
Jon is a software engineering executive with a 30+ year proven track record of successful cloud service delivery, with broad and deep expertise in both product and enterprise applications development, for on-premise and cloud-based solutions in financial services, health care and telecommunications services industries.
At OSG Corp., Jon has served in varied lead and hands-on engineering roles, helping clients deliver solutions on short timelines. Prior to OSG, Jon served as Vice President of Development at Odyssey Services, leading engineering efforts for general and client-specific custom cloud messaging solutions. This included primary responsibility for software engineering and client-services solutions, as well as performing significant roles in product development and production deployment.
Before joining Odyssey Services, Jon served as Senior Vice President of Development and Engineering at Premiere Global Services where Jon led development teams in the development of email, voice, SMS and fax communications cloud based Software-as-a-Service. This included delivering scalable, extensible core messaging services that supported thousands of client companies and hundreds of custom applications worldwide.
The Cloud Daddy Team
The Cloud Daddy Team is focused on providing exceptional support to enterprise customers of all sizes, public and private, across hybrid cloud environments as they merge their existing corporate and cloud computing environments. Cloud Daddy’s enterprise-focused software architects are working to create a solution that continues to build on the foundation of backup and disaster recovery, advanced security and infrastructure management in providing AWS customers the most feature rich data protection solution available.
Henry Bayard – Easylink/Opentext
Henry Bayard has over 30 years worth of practical experience in messaging services. Mr. Bayard is currently employed at OpenText Corporation. Mr. Bayard has held management positions in product management and strategic account development at ITT, Western Union and AT&T. Mr. Bayard is an account manager support fortune 500 client using OpenText’s Business Network cloud services. Mr. Bayard has been involved in the financial industry through his involvement in the BAFT-IFSA financial forum. He has held various positions in the forum including being a board member. He is now the Chairman of the BAFT-IFSA Supplier Committee.
Henry Bayard graduated from Marist College. He has attended Polytechnic Institute and has completed the graduate executive management program at Carnegie Mellon.
Leonard Gangi - QualSecure
Leonard Gangi is a semi-retired business executive that is the owner and principal consultant of QualSecure, a professional services consultancy for information technology, cyber security certifications, six sigma quality and business risk management initiatives.
A highly accomplished leader with significant and diverse business experience, Mr. Gangi earned his B.S.E.E. from NYU and has multiple professional accreditations for his information security, project management and quality program knowledge. His career spans operational and executive responsibilities within Fortune 500 companies as well as leadership positions within entrepreneurial (start-up) endeavors.
As a business and technology management professional with extensive leadership achievements, Len has a passion for inspiring technology teams that facilitate Product Management and Development, Professional Services, Quality Management (Six-Sigma), Network / Computer Operations and Customer Service.
Though semi-retired Len's technical interests continue to include Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), Multi-Factor Authentication, Data Encryption, Business Continuity and Disaster Response Planning.
Mr. Gangi's public profile and professional information can be found at LinkedIn.
Thomas Smith - IEEE
Thomas Smith has over 25 years of experience in product and project management. Mr. Smith is currently employed at IEEE. Mr. Smith has held management positions in product management and project management at ITT, Western Union, AT&T, Xpedite Systems, Arkadin Inc., and IEEE. Mr. Smith is presently the IT Portfolio Manager for Information Technology, including responsibility for Information Technology Governance within IEEE. Mr. Smith has previously been involved with developing collaboration platforms, including application integration.
Thomas Smith graduated from Western Maryland College. He is a certified ScrumMaster.