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Fred Tanzella


Fred is a veteran technology executive with a track record of starting and growing companies to successful acquisitions. Fred has led strategy, development and operations of large scale enterprise and commercial applications across multiple industries. Fred’s experience in software development gives Cirracore a distinct advantage over other managed cloud hosting companies in the ability to understand the requirements of managing and scaling applications at the application layer.

Fred was the Chief Security Officer and founding member of AirDefense, the industry leading wireless monitoring and protection provider, and helped define their technology strategy and built relationships with Fortune 500 companies and government agencies. AirDefense was acquired by Motorola.

Fred was a founding member of WysDM, a global data protection and backup management company, and helped lead product strategy and software. In addition to Fortune 500 and global enterprises as customers, WysDM was an OEM provider to both NetApp and EMC. WysDM was acquired by EMC.

At BEA Systems, Fred led development and was a key contributor to the formation of the SaaS Expert Group and helped develop the roadmap for Pervasive Computing for WebLogic. BEA Systems was acquired by Oracle.

Prior, Fred helped define strategy and direction of the Air2Web Mobile Internet Platform that is the leading enterprise wireless enabler and handles traffic for 500+ carriers in 170 countries.

Fred was a founding member of i2Go, and led the engineering team in the design and development of the world’s first interactive MP3 player and authored patents around media delivery that later became iTunes. In addition to being the leading player on the market, I2Go provided MP3 player functionality to both Motorola and Audiovox for use in their mobile phones. i2Go was acquired by Audiovox.

Prior, Fred helped Internet Security Systems early on and contributed to ISS products Internet Scanner and RealSecure. ISS was later acquired by IBM after going public in 1998.

As an industry expert, Fred is regularly invited to speak at industry conferences both nationally and abroad and has appeared on ZDnet TV, CNN, The Money Channel and ESPN Radio. Fred is often quoted in national publications and considered a trusted source for both analysts and media available via any search engine. He has authored technology patents in the areas of Internet security, wireless security, wireless technology, mobile commerce, and multi-media as well as numerous white papers published on these subjects.

Fred serves on the Board of Directors for the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) (www.tagonline.org).

Fred serves on the Executive Advisory Board for the National Association of Telecom Professionals (ATP) organization (www.atpconnect.org).

Fred serves on the Board of Directors for the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) Education Collaborative organization (www.tagedonline.org).

Fred’s proven track record can be attributed to a hands-on management style while always focusing on company success and developing key customer and partner relationships. Fred holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Georgia Tech.


Michael Jacobson


Michael Jacobson has over twenty-five years of experience assisting numerous companies in strategic planning, financial procedures, financial statement preparation, business and marketing plan creation; and operation analysis and implementation.

Michael was the EVP and CFO for Causelink, and e-commerce provider for Not for Profits and was responsible for developing and implementing financial and organizational models and standards for the company, including business plans, venture capital presentations, marketing plans and models, human resource policy manuals, department budgets.

Michael was President, CEO and CFO at US Games and grew the company from $8m to $28m in three years while reducing manufacturing costs by 35%. Michael negotiated the sale to Leisure Time Casinos and Resorts (LTCR – NASDAQ).

As CFO at Squirrel Companies, a developer and manufacturer of touch screen computer systems, Michael was responsible for managing the financial turnaround from annual losses to profitability in excess of $500,000. Squirrel was acquired by Sulcus Computer Corp (SULC NASDAQ).

Previously, Michael was the Second Vice President of Sun Life (now Sun America), and was responsible for supervision and review of SEC filings and statutory financial statements for the Sun Life USA Group with assets in excess of $10 billion. Additionally, Also directed internal controls, consolidated the financial divisions three subsidiaries, implemented a standardized ledger system.

Michael held management positions with the international accounting firm KPMG Peat Marwick as the Tax Manager and was responsible for the management and review of tax services to approximately 70 clients.

Michael is a member of the Georgia Society of CPA’s and the American Institute of CPA’s, has been an Adjunct Professor at Georgia State University.

He holds an MBA from Georgia State University and a BSBA from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Abhi Goel

SVP Professional Services

Abhi leads the professional services organization and works closely with clients and developers to ensure projects are delivered on time and exceed client expectations. Abhi has extensive experience managing complex enterprise projects in a wide variety of technology environments and platforms for major solutions integrators. His broad experience and deep understanding of leading edge technologies gives him the ability to quickly understand client environments and requirements to recommend innovative solutions.

In addition to co-founding Cirracore, Abhi has held senior professional services positions at Accenture, IBM Global Services, Axelerant, and Core Concept. Abhi has managed large projects for clients that include MCI / Verizon, General Electric Power Systems, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Sikorsky Aircraft, Cousins Properties, BellSouth, and Roche Pharmaceuticals.

Abhi holds a Bachelor of Computer Science degree from the University of Georgia.

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