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Management Team

Ipswitch, Inc. - Network Management Division


Ennio Carboni, President

Ennio Carboni is the President and GM for the Network & IT Management Division at Ipswitch. Ennio has a passion for building teams and products that deliver exceptional user experience and technical simplicity in solving complex real world, technical problems. He leads all aspects of Ipswitch Network Management Division's strategic direction and day-to-day operations. Since entering the business in 2004 with strong leadership in products and strategy, the division quadrupled its top line performance, acquired three companies and produced record margins and profits each year. The culture he believes in is best explained by Jim Collins' bestseller Good to Great, "Getting the right people on the right bus in the right seats." Ipswitch Network Management Division is an international market favorite with tens upon tens of thousands of customers, partners and user community and has repeatedly been named one of Boston's Best Places to work and Product of the Year by Network Computing trade journals.

Ennio previously held a variety of product management and product marketing roles at CA, IMlogic (acquired by Symantec), RSA Security and Novell (through the acquisition of Baranof Software/Tally Systems. He received his BS in criminology and pre-law and his MBA from Northeastern University in Boston.

Ennio is active participant in Ipswitch's iCare program and its support of FTBNL. Ennio also sits on the Boston Advisory Board of Room to Grow ' a group he states gave him new perspective. Ennio introduced a new program into his business in 2012 whereby he asked each employee to donate twenty charitable hours to the community. Ennio loves sports with a special affinity to college football & hockey and the New England Patriots. Ennio spends his spare time watching and marveling as his son 'Max Lightning' excels in soccer and football and most sports he plays.



Kevin Gillis, Vice President of Corporate Development and Customer Advocacy

Kevin Gillis is the Vice President of Product Management and Strategy for the Network Management division of Ipswitch. He is responsible for product management and driving strategic growth through new product introductions and acquisitions.

Gillis held senior product management roles at IBM, Lotus, Trellix and The Learning Company. He holds a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering with honors from the Georgia Institute of Technology (Go Jackets!) while also completing the Co-Op Program, spending a semester abroad at St. John's College, University of Cambridge, and completing an internship with the US Senate.

Gillis can be found spending time with his wife and four children, Irish dancing with his wife, coaching youth sports, traveling, reading, or eating barrels of ice cream. He is also involved in organizing fundraisers as well as being a member of an Investment Club, Book Club and Market Research Institute.




Patrick Loring, Vice President of North America Sales

Patrick was promoted to Vice President of Sales for North America following 2 record breaking years as the Director of Sales and Strategic Accounts for the Network Management Division. Throughout this period Patrick has increased revenues and profits for the territory in both New and Recurring Customer categories by over 165%. Patrick now leads all North American Sales activities including, Commercial and Government Sectors, Channels, Business Development, and Professional Services. He ensures a strong commitment to a customer centric culture throughout the expanding North American Team.

Prior to his role as Director of Sales, Patrick managed and then directed Business Development and OEM sales for Ipswitch. During this time period he secured the largest OEM sales in company history and drove strategic partnerships with companies including Cisco Systems, Adobe, Northrop Grumman, General Dynamics, and Lockheed Martin.

Before to joining Ipswitch, Patrick spent 4 years at Novell (formerly Tally Systems) concluding as National Accounts Manager where he consistently generated the highest revenues and closed the most high profile accounts of any representative within division. Patrick started his career at The Software Developers Company, a 2 tier reseller/distributor of over 8000 software titles, where he achieved National Account Manager status and was named Most Valuable Player.

Patrick has a BS in Business Administration from the Whittemore School of Business & Economics at the University of New Hampshire.

In his spare time he enjoys boating with the family, playing gigs with his band or coaching baseball.




Alessandro Porro, Vice President of International Sales

Alessandro Porro is the Vice President of International Sales for the Ipswitch Network Management Division. Alessandro joined Ipswitch in 2004, shortly thereafter becoming Director of Sales for Asia Pacific and Latin America, increasing revenues from those regions by more than 300% in his first three years in that role, and after which he was promoted to oversee the Division's entire International interests and profitability, increasing revenues 468% through all channels in the span of six years.

Alessandro spent over twelve years successfully leading international sales both in the IT and manufacturing sectors, in Latin America (Southern Cone), Europe (Germany/Italy), and the United States.

Alessandro attended Boston University's BA/MA program in International Economics.

Alessandro still likes to reminisce about the years during which he was a semipro soccer player, but he currently enjoys spending his down time cooking, writing, and playing with his daughter Maia Elyse.




Wade Hundley, Vice President of Research & Development

Wade Hundley is the Vice President of R&D for the Network Management division of Ipswitch. He is responsible for overseeing development of the network management suite of products.

Wade spent 17 years at ERDAS, a provider of software used in the geospatial analysis and simulation markets, where he served in both engineering and management roles. Wade has also served as Vice President of R&D for TerraGo Technologies, a provider of geospatial collaboration software products.

Wade holds a degree in Computer Science from James Madison University.




Lourdes Engel, Senior Vice President, Software Development and User Experience

As Senior Vice President, Software Development and User Experience of the Ipswitch Network Division, Lourdes Engel is responsible for driving global product strategy and managing the research and development organization for multiple product lines. She plays a critical role in continuing Ipswitch's path of new product innovation, bringing leadership in industry best practices for architecture, usability, technology, performance, security, reliability and scalability.

Lourdes brings over 25 years of product development leadership and experience having held executive level positions at Quintiles Outcome Sciences, United Healthcare/Picis, and Tyco/Sensormatic Electronic Access Control and RFID division. In her roles, she has led and managed global and off-shore product development teams, as well as software quality assurance, technical, data center and production services, release engineering, technical documentation, IT departments, professional services and technical support.

Lourdes holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Miami and a Master of Science Degree in Computer Engineering from Florida Atlantic University.

In her spare time, Lourdes enjoys music, cooking, traveling and spending time with her family.