About Us - Management
Intransa is led by an experienced multi-discipline leadership team. Check their bios below for more information.
We've received lots of security industry acclaim, winning award after award for our server, storage and appliance platforms and software.
Bud Broomhead brings to Intransa two decades of executive experience in the technology sector, leading innovative teams for privately-held startups, mid-range, and large enterprises in challenging CEO, COO, GM & executive assignments in the U.S. and Europe.
Mr. Broomhead is a frequent presenter and panelist at security and technology events and conferences in both the U.S. and international venues, called upon for his expertise and knowledge of the industry and trends. Prior to taking the helm at Intransa, he was Senior Vice President of Business Development at Topio, Inc. through the company's acquisition by IT network storage leader NetApp. Earlier, Mr. Broomhead served as CEO and co-founder of startup IRL Networks, and successfully led New Business Ventures, Network Storage at Sun Microsystems, where he targeted new lines of business through mergers & acquisitions.
Mr. Broomhead was also co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of HighGround Systems, a pioneer in Storage Resource Management software, and General Manager of network storage pioneer Auspex Systems Inc. for the EMEA region. He also held managerial and leadership roles for HSM vendor Epoch Systems, later acquired by EMC.
Mr. Broomhead is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, with a degree in Earth Sciences.
Vice President, Marketing
Jeff Whitney has over twenty years in physical security, network security and IT industries building, launching and managing new products, services and companies. Responsible for Intransa's global marketing efforts, he is a veteran of both fast growing startups, mid-cap companies, and global, vertically integrated multinational vendors.
Prior to his duties at Intransa where he also serves as chairman of the Intransa Advisory Board (IAB), Mr. Whitney was Vice President of Worldwide Marketing and Channels for encrypted network storage vendor MaXXan Systems. He previously held VP and executive roles with Fujitsu and HAL Computer Systems, and senior assignments with NetApp, Spinnaker Networks, Amdahl Corporation and Antares Technologies.
A former member of the ASIS International Physical Security Council, Mr. Whitney also serves as the corporate representative to the Security Industry Association, the American Correctional Association, the National Retail Federation, the US Green Building Council, the Storage Networking Industry Association and its Green Storage Initiative and The Green Grid consortium. He is a frequent presenter at security industry events and a familiar guest columnist in several security industry and IT publications. Mr. Whitney previously served as an advisory board member for Network Security Management Systems, as president and founder of the Association of Banyan Users of Canada, and was repeatedly re-elected to the board of directors of the Association of Banyan Users International over a nine year period.
Mr. Whitney is a Business Administration graduate of St. Lawrence College in Ontario, Canada, and also completed the first eCommerce Management certification program delivered by San Jose State University.
Vice President, Customer Satisfaction
Chris Harvey offers twenty-five years of technology and customer support experience to his current assignment with Intransa. He leads the global Intransa Support Customer Satisfaction program and our Technical Support Center organization.
Mr. Harvey joined Intransa from Zazzle.com, where he developed the customer support program. His previous career included twelve years in senior roles building worldwide support organizations and strategies for Auspex Systems, Latitude Communications, Spirent Communications and Qualys Inc. His earlier technical assignments included positions with Bank of America, Pacific Bell and Sperry Univac.
Mr. Harvey holds a BS degree in Management Science, with a Computer Science minor, from the University of San Francisco, and a MBA in Managing Information Systems from Golden Gate University.
David Nelson-Gal, VP Engineering
David Nelson-Gal is responsible for Intransa's ongoing product development. His team's duties include the design, quality assurance and delivery of the company's installer-ready server, storage and appliance infrastructure and services for the demands of open video surveillance and physical security. Mr. Nelson-Gal has led successful enterprise software organizations in mobile, social media, content management and system software, delivering products in Software as a Service (SaaS), plus mobile and traditional, mission-critical packaged software. He has also pioneered new processes driving agility, efficiency and quality, both for large multi-national corporations as well as in small, start-up environments.
With 20 years of experience leading fast-paced enterprise software and platform companies, Mr. Nelson-Gal's diverse background includes 14 years in varied executive assignments at Sun Microsystems, including as Vice President of Software Engineering. He joined Intransa from his role of Chief Product Officer at Syncapse Corporation, and earlier as Senior Vice President of Engineering at Interwoven, Inc.
Mr. Nelson Gal holds both a BS, Honors and a MS, Computer Science, from the University of Michigan.
Manqing Liu, Senior Director, Interoperability and Performance Science
Dr. Manqing Liu leads Intransa's advanced integration and interoperability efforts, focused on delivering certified and proven 3rd party applications and Intransa shared, external IP storage in high performing, real world customer solutions. He also is the director of the Technology Lab and its various subsidiary programs and initiatives, leveraged by Intransa OEMs as well as Technology Lab members with products focused on physical security, medical imaging, digital entertainment distribution, and information technology solutions.
A hands-on engineer, Dr. Liu joined Intransa after it spun off from 3Com in 2001, taking on the role of senior software engineer for the System Architecture Group. He rose steadily through the Intransa ranks holding progressively more challenging roles throughout the organization, in Engineering, Technical Marketing, Professional Services and Global Support assignments. Prior to Intransa, Dr. Liu's career spanned technical positions with Cisco Systems, Veritas, and MCI, and research roles at the Argonne National Lab, Chicago, Illinois and in the physics department at the University of Rochester in New York State.
A graduate of Beijing University, Beijing, China with a B.Sc, Physics, he earned earn his M.Sc and Ph.D from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
Tom O'Leary, Vice President, Worldwide Sales
Tom O'Leary brings a unique blend of security and IT industry knowledge to Intransa, with more than 26 years of experience as a top sales producer with major global industry leaders. He is an accomplished sales and business development executive, with a career that spans IBM, StorageTek, Hitachi Data Systems and Tyco International before joining the Intransa leadership team. Mr. O'Leary is responsible for the global sales team, leading worldwide sales operations in conjunction with the company's authorized distributors and major security integrator partners.
Prior to Intransa, Mr. O'Leary spent nearly a decade with Tyco International, holding executive-level sales and business development roles within Tyco's Access Control and Video Systems (ACVS) strategic business unit. He was also instrumental in developing and managing the sales and channel organizations that provided the ACVS hardware and software, business intelligence and complex video analytics solutions to customers worldwide. Mr. O'Leary successfully completed a three and a half year international assignment as Director of Sales, Asia Pacific Region for Tyco International. Based in Singapore, he launched Tyco's electronic security products throughout the APAC region.
In addition to his major corporate experience, Mr. O'Leary also brings a strong track record of launching several highly successful start-up operations, and prior to joining Intransa he was the Executive Vice President of Sales and Business Development at SKS Consulting in South Florida.
Mr. O'Leary is a graduate of Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY, with a BS in Business Administration.