Neil is the Vice President of Engineering and R & D for Acronis SCS where he is responsible for creating the team and processes to ensure our products are trusted, fully intended and uncompromised with complete traceability of the environment and all processes used in the build, as well as research and development of new features geared to providing world class public sector backup and data protection products. Prior to Acronis SCS, Neil worked for GoDaddy for 13 years. He is a proven leader in web development and server management. From GoDaddy’s early days to IPO, Neil lead web application development, information security architecture, and was General Manager for the community division and Business Unit Manager for the marketing applications product suite. His passion for software development with emphasis on application security and quality assurance has afforded him opportunities to apply his architectures and designs at large enterprise scales. Neil holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from The University of Arizona. He currently resides in Cave Creek, Arizona with his wife and dog. When he is not geeking out to anything Lord of The Rings related, he enjoys hiking, golf, photography, a good paint ball scrimmage, and indoor rock climbing.