Sonian

Sonian
3 Allied Drive, Ste #155
Dedham, MA 02026

An early innovator in cloud-based archiving, Sonian preserves, protects and presents the world’s information. More than 20,000 customers in 40 countries trust Sonian’s secure proprietary SaaS platform and cloud search engine to retain and retrieve valuable data and protect intellectual property. Sonian manages more than 20 billion objects in the cloud; every day, 17 million new documents are uploaded to Sonian’s email archive, which is integrated with the world’s 5 largest public clouds.

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Meet Our Management Team

Tim McKinnon
President and CEO

Tim McKinnon is responsible for driving Sonian’s overall vision, direction and growth.  He brings more than 15 years of software industry experience, beginning in software engineering and progressing through senior business responsibilities. Most recently, McKinnon was the president of Ektron, a digital experience delivery platform that was acquired by Episerver in 2014. He was responsible for all operations, corporate strategy and investor relations. McKinnon also served on Ektron’s board of directors. He was crucial to the growth of Ektron, helping the company double its size and increase its profitability. Before that, McKinnon was the chief technology officer of the eBusiness division at Endeca, which was acquired by Oracle in 2011. He also held leadership roles at Microsoft and FAST Search & Transfer, which was acquired by Microsoft in 2008.

 
McKinnon earned his MBA from Babson’s Olin School of Business, a BSCS from Framingham State University and an Associate’s degree in Computer Engineering Technology from Vermont Technical College.
Greg Arnette
Founder & CTO

Greg is responsible for product vision, technical innovation, and engineering leadership. He has been a messaging, collaboration, Internet, and networking expert for over 15 years, and has been consulted by leading corporations on the management and administration of email systems. Greg has created messaging products and services for over ten years, starting with AlertWare which was acquired by Netpro, and most recently IntelliReach, which was acquired by Infocrossing in May 2006. Greg has designed leading messaging system solutions for all communication platforms.

Greg was founder and CTO for IntelliReach Corporation from 1998 to 2006. Intellireach Corporation was a pioneer in integrated messaging management products and services. Since 2006 Greg has been developing web-based information management solutions leveraging open source technology with virtualization infrastructure.

Greg has a BA/BS from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Follow him on Twitter and read his blog for thoughts on cloud computing, collaboration and startups gregarnette.com.

John Komola
CFO

John is responsible for all financial controls and processes and works to  drive operational effectiveness across the company.  He brings 15+ years of progressive experience in finance and operations management within early-stage and public companies.  Prior to Sonian, John served as Chief Accounting Officer and VP of Finance at Endeca Technologies, where he led the venture-backed, information analytics software company on a path of rapid revenue growth and continued operational efficiency.  Endeca was acquired by Oracle Corporation in 2011.

Prior to Endeca, John served as Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer at IONA Technologies, where, as a member of the senior management team, he was  responsible for building the finance and operational infrastructure to support revenue growth from $83M+ in 1998 to $180M+ in 2001.  He managed a global team supporting 19 legal entities throughout North America, EMEA and APAC.

John held senior positions at Blackwell Limited and provided accounting and tax guidance while at Ernst & Young.

John graduated with a BS in Accounting from Babson College.

Lori Dustin
CMO

Lori is responsible for Sonian’s revenue generation and market leadership strategy.  She brings an extensive background in all areas of marketing as well as product management and sales.  She joins Sonian from HighRoads, a SaaS healthcare compliance company, where she was also the CMO.  Lori has enjoyed notable wins throughout her career as the Marketing VP at Industrial Defender, a mission-critical cyber security company, that was sold to Lockheed Martin and as the VP of Sales & Marketing at Narrative Communications, a Greylock and Accel company, that was bought by Excite@Home.

Lori graduated from Bentley University with a BS in marketing.

David Blair
Chief Product Officer

David is responsible for setting product strategy and driving execution and delivery of Sonian’s SaaS products. Prior to Sonian, David was a product executive at LogMeIn. As VP of Product, David drove product strategy, engineering, and delivery of a portfolio of SaaS applications for SMB IT Professionals. The products are used for remote access, computer management, hosted VPN, data backup, file sync & share, cloud app monitoring, and mobile remote access. Accounting for over almost half of LogMeIn bookings, the brands for which David was responsible included: LogMeIn Pro, Central, Ignition, Hamachi, Backup, Remotely Anywhere, Cubby, and AppGuru. These products are used by millions of small businesses and mobile professionals worldwide.

Prior to LogMeIn, David worked at PTC in various product, business development, international technical marketing (living in Milano, Italy), consulting and sales engineering roles. In his last endeavor at PTC, David drove the Social Product Development & Mobile strategy – an effort to combine social computing and engineering software and for providing engineering data on mobile devices. David has extensive experience working with world-class manufacturers to improve how they engineer products.

He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University.

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Pete Zimmerman
VP of Services

Pete is responsible for delivering the world class, high availability and superior customer satisfaction the Sonian customers and partners expect.  He joined Sonian as one of the first employees bringing over 10 years experience in SaaS-based messaging and collaboration solutions.  During that time he has demonstrated a strong will and determination to do whatever it takes for Sonian’s valuable customers and partners.  Pete has also been a key contributor to the Sonian Product Management team. Prior to joining Sonian, Pete worked for Wipro/Infocrossing as the Director of Business Integration in their hosted messaging and collaboration unit.  While at Wipro/Infocrossing, Pete created and delivered a range of training and policy consulting services to compliment the on boarding of enterprise customers to the company’s integrated, policy based messaging platform.

Pete and his family have been long time supporters of the United Nations Unaccompanied Minor Refugee program raising three foster sons from Liberia and Myanmar (Burma) who are now all attending college in Massachusetts.

Pete has a B.A. in Political Science of University of California – San Diego.

Our Investors

I work with a lot of smart people at Sonian, and my skills as a developer have grown immensely during my time here. The company knows how to handle a large group of remote employees well. Benefits and time off are fantastic, too

John Bintz
Front End, Engineer

Sonian has really encouraged me to grow and hone my skills as a developer, allowing me to pair with some really talented Senior Developers as well as attend conferences. It’s really easy to start your day when you’re excited about the work that you’re doing, the technologies that you’re using, and the direction that the company is heading. Oh, and the benefits don’t hurt either.

Chris Mawhinney
QA, Engineer