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Fred Tanzella

IT Entrepreneur, Director, Investor

Fred is a veteran technology executive with a track record of starting and growing companies to successful acquisitions with four of his companies having been acquired by public companies.

As Chairman and CEO of Cirracore (acquired by Green House Data), Fred leads strategy and direction of global cloud services growth.  

Fred was the Chief Security Officer and founding member at AirDefense (acquired by Motorola), the leading wireless security provider for both government agencies and Fortune 500 companies.

Founding member of WysDM (acquired by EMC), a global data management company that provides real-time infrastructure monitoring.  WysDM’s product line has been integrated into EMC’s Data Protection suite.

At BEA Systems (acquired by Oracle), Fred headed up WebLogic Pervasive Computing.  BEA was the largest provider of Web Application Platforms and WebLogic is the industry leading e-commerce online transaction processing (OLTP) platform.

Prior, as CTO, helped define strategy & direction of the Air2Web Mobile Internet Platform, the leading enterprise wireless enabler handling traffic for 500+ carriers in 170 countries. 

Fred was the founding member and CTO of i2Go (acquired by Audiovox), invented and led engineering in design and development of the world's first interactive MP3 player.  He authored multiple patents around multi-media and distribution of media used by major media companies today.

Regularly invited to speak at conferences nationally and abroad & has appeared on ZDnet TV, CNN, & The Money Channel. Often quoted in national publications, considered a trusted source for both analysts & media. Authored multiple patents in Internet security, wireless security, mobile, & multi-media. He has been a contributing author for Microsoft Press in addition to authoring numerous technology white papers. 

Fred serves on the Executive Advisory Board for the Association of Telecom Professionals (ATP) (www.atpconnect.org).

Fred served on the Board of Directors for the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) for serving on the Education Collaborative (www.tagedonline.org).

Fred holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Georgia Tech.

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