Who are we & what do we do?
Glue Networks is a leading provider of Software Defined Network Orchestration solutions. Already a pioneer in the SD-WAN space with its first generation Gluware solution, Glue Networks has now launched its second-generation of Gluware, to address one of the most critical issues facing CTOs and CIOs today—rapidly increasing multi-vendor network complexity. Gluware is a software-based network orchestration platform designed to dramatically simplify multi-vendor network complexity while reducing life cycle costs and boosting network agility.
With Gluware, the Glue Networks vision and team are continuing to trail-blaze at the forefront of the networking industry with multi-vendor orchestration solutions for Data Center, WAN and LAN networks.
We are a company where software developers work with network engineers to create software for network engineers.
We hire great people based on expertise, passion, and fit. If this sounds good to you, we’d love to meet you. You can also check out our current open positions at LinkedIn
Jeff Gray is a pioneer in the field of software defined networking, bringing the first software defined network orchestration platform to market. Jeff led Glue Networks to deploy the first SD-WAN global deployment in 2012 and is now automating multi-vendor enterprise Fortune 500 networks spanning the Data Center, WAN, and LAN. Prior to Glue Networks, Jeff was VP of business development for Yelofin Networks, a hybrid virtual network operator, where he was responsible for U.S. operations. Over the course of his career, Jeff has worked closely with Cisco Systems, VMware, and HP on next-generation data center and cloud computing initiatives, and has also worked on strategic network initiatives for power utilities throughout the U.S. and Europe. Jeff holds a B.A. from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, holds two US patents, was Entrepreneur of the Year in 2012 from John F Kennedy University, has received United States Special Congressional Recognition for outstanding and invaluable service to the community, and United States Congressional Commendation for exemplifying business entrepreneurship with a social conscience.
Olivier Huynh Van is the visionary inventor of Gluware technology and leads R&D for Glue Networks. Previously, Olivier was the former CTO of Yelofin Networks, and has 20 years experience designing and managing mission critical global networks for ADM Investor Services, Groupe ODDO & Cie, Natixis, Oxoid and Deutsche Bank. Olivier holds a Master’s Degree in Electronics, Robotics and Information Technology from ESIEA in Paris, France.
Hamish Butler is responsible for finance and operations at Glue Networks. Prior to his role at Glue Networks, Hamish was CEO of Objective Systems Integrators (OSI), a leading provider of carrier-grade BSS & OSS software solutions, and was responsible for the divestiture of OSI from Agilent Technologies. Hamish is a chartered engineer, MIET, MIEEE. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen and a Master’s degree from Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh.
Eric Clelland brings nearly 30 years of sales experience and leadership to Glue Networks. Prior to his role at Glue Networks, Eric was a co-founder of Cyan (acquired by Ciena) where he served as the Chief Marketing Officer and VP of Sales. After the acquisition by Ciena, Eric was the VP of World Wide Sales for the SDN/NFV Blueplanet product line. Prior to Cyan, Eric had a number of sales leadership roles at DSC Communications, Cerent, Cisco Systems and Caymas Systems. Eric earned a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Oakland University and a Master’s degree from the University of Michigan.
Dr. Stefan Dietrich brings to Glue Networks more than 20 years of experience defining innovative strategies and delivering complex technology solutions. Before joining Glue Networks, Stefan was Managing Director of Technology Strategy at AXA Technology Services, introducing advanced new technologies to AXA globally, and held senior IT management positions at Reuters and Deutsche Bank. Stefan received a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Stuttgart and served as a Postdoctoral Fellow and faculty member at Cornell University.
Jeff Boone has more than 25 years of experience developing and deploying successful commercial software and hardware solutions. Prior to Glue Networks Jeff was a senior vice president of engineering at SynapSense, and CTO of Retail Technologies International. Jeff holds a Bachelor’s degree in computer science from CSU Sacramento and completed postgraduate coursework at the California Institute of Technology.
Glue Networks Board of Directors
Jeff Samberg is the Managing Director of Acadia Woods Partners, LLC, a New York based investment partnership that focuses primarily on early stage technology companies. Jeff lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for 15 years where he held a number of high-tech management roles, including Vice President of Corporate Strategy for PeopleSoft Inc., Vice President of Business Development for Wily Technology, and Entrepreneur in Residence for Greylock Partners. Jeff received his MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and his B.A. with high honors in Economics from Princeton University.
Mr. Twombly is a serial entrepreneur and high tech veteran with over 40 years of experience in telecommunications, software, CRM and computer networking. He started his own highly successful communications engineering company in the mid-1970’s, held executive management positions with a number of venture backed companies including ROLM Corporation (acquired by IBM), WarpSpeed Communications (acquired by Enron), NICE Systems and Foundry Networks (acquired by Brocade Communications).
He’s currently a General Partner with XF Ventures, where he is actively involved in advising and investing in a number of seed and early stage companies. In addition he is an active member in several preeminent angel groups including The Angels Forum, the Band of Angels and the Keiretsu Forum.