Neocleus today announced industry veteran Chad Jones has joined the Company as Vice President, Product Management.
Jones, a virtualization visionary and expert product strategist brings proven credentials in transforming innovative technologies into compelling, revenue generating solutions. Jones joins Neocleus most recently from Certeon, a network virtualization technology provider, where he was Vice President, Business Development. In his role at Neocleus, Jones becomes a key member of the Neocleus executive team, focused on the strategic direction of Neocleus’ platforms.
Prior to Certeon, Jones worked for Microsoft as a Senior Product Manager responsible for application virtualization strategic planning, marketing and evangelism. He joined Microsoft through its $240M acquisition of Softricity. At Softricity, Jones was one of the creators of Softricity’s SoftGrid and the company’s Senior Director of Product Strategy. While in this role, Jones developed the “Return on Virtualization Calculator” which Forrester Research approved as the first accepted return-on-investment model for virtual applications. Prior to Softricity, Jones was Senior Director, OSS Design at FutureLink where he was responsible for designing and building application-hosting data centers globally. He has provided large system design consulting services to Fortune 1000 organizations, holds ten industry certifications, and is considered a thought leader in virtualization technologies.