President, Stack Solutions
Joel founded Stack Solutions in 2009 to leverage 20 years of business development and sales leadership experience in technology. Joel’s experience working with start-up organizations, with their emphasis on fast growth and market penetration, was the catalyst for his decision to start his own company.
Prior to starting Stack, Joel was instrumental in the development and growth of the Western Region for Tevora Business Solutions and CA Technologies. Joel’s career in the security business began as the VP of Worldwide Sales at Cybersource (acquired by NFR and now Checkpoint) and Sourcefire (acquired by Cisco). Before that Joel served as the VP of Western Regional Sales at Softworks, Inc., whereat he successfully managed its transition when acquired by EMC.
Joel received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Loyola Marymount University.
Paul W. Koenig
Chief Operating Officer, Stack Solutions
Paul is an IT architecture and technical consultant with more than 17 years of professional experience, including 10+ years at Aveksa, CA and Netegrity, working with Fortune 500 companies solving Identity, Governance, and Access Control problems. As Principal Consultant and Operations Officer, Paul leads the implementations of Stack Solutions’ customer engagements, oversees the training and deployment of Stack’s consulting teams, and ensuring we provide a consistently high level of success. Paul’s engagements typically involve leading a small project team (made up of mostly client staff) through the development of critical use cases – resulting in client teams that are self-sufficient, maintain ownership and can carry on further development independent of outside help.
Before joining Stack Solutions, Paul established the Fields Operations team for Aveksa. Prior to this he performed Technical Training for Tivoli and CA with Sage Circle. Prior to this he was employee 31 at Netegrity, as the first first western region SiteMinder sales engineer.
Paul received a B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering from Embry Riddle University.
Chief Technology Officer, Stack Solutions
Mark leverages more than 20 years of enterprise technology, design, implementation, and team management to drive business value from software technology. As Principal Consultant and Technology Officer, he oversees the technical assessment phases of customer engagement, and identifies new technology directions for Stack Solutions.
Prior to Stack Solutions, Mark spent ten years as Vice President of Middleware Engineering and Data Management at Visa, Inc. In that role he oversaw all architecture, implementation and deployment of middleware, data and identity management technologies.
Before Visa, Mark helped found Riffage.com, an early data-driven entertainment company that pioneered the use of collaborative filtering and trend analysis to provide personalized “channels” of media and identify and sign rising musicians prior to break-out – approaches that have since become widely adopted by the entertainment industry. Prior to this, he developed e-commerce systems supporting a variety of large software vendors, including Netscape, Sun, and SCO.
Mark received a B.A. from University of California, Santa Cruz.