Runecast Management Team

Runecast founders are virtualization experts who set out to provide real-time automated insights for mission-critical IT environments. The result is Runecast Analyzer – secure, on-premises automation intelligence for VMware, AWS, and Kubernetes environments. IDG Connect named Runecast one of “20 Red-Hot, Pre-IPO Companies to Watch in the 2019 B2B Tech” space, and Gartner named Runecast a 2020 Cool Vendor.

Stanimir Markov

Stanimir Markov

Stan is Co-Founder and CEO of Runecast, responsible for setting company strategies and supporting the Senior Management team in all aspects of innovation, stability, and growth. Before Runecast, he spent almost a decade with IBM, leading the VMware Center of Excellence in IBM Global Services and gaining experience in large-scale transition, digitalization, and transformation processes. Stan is also an IBM Redbooks author, vExpert, VMware Certified Instructor Mentor, and holds the highest VMware certification: VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX), no. 74. Outside of work, Stan enjoys spending time with his family and traveling to unique locales.

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Aylin Sali

Aylin Sali

Aylin is Co-Founder and CTO of Runecast, leading IT innovation, product design, and development. Prior to Runecast, he worked at IBM leading large-scale virtualization and consolidation projects for IBM’s enterprise customers and heading IBM’s EMEA VMware Best Practice Group. Beyond his VMware vExpert status, he is passionate about everything cloud, automation, and mobile, and spends his free time biking with his family, reading Sci-Fi, and traveling.

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Ched Smokovic

Ched Smokovic

Ched is Co-Founder and VP of Sales & Marketing at Runecast, leading customer outreach and partner programs as well as business operations. Before Runecast, Ched spent almost five years at IBM, leading and training teams across support, IT delivery, and operations. His 15+ years of experience in IT support, development, and architecture help deliver a world-class experience to Runecast customers. Other than work, Ched enjoys spending time in nature, hiking, and photography.

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Ched Smokovic

Constantin Ivanov

Constantin is Head of R&D at Runecast, responsible for DevOps and the development of Runecast Analyzer. He leverages his experience in digitalization design, maintenance, and troubleshooting to continually optimize Runecast Analyzer from his VMware vExpert perspective. Prior to joining Runecast in 2015, Constantin worked for eight years at IBM, between its VMware and Windows engineering teams. When he’s not in the office, he enjoys skiing, hiking, and inline skating.

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Ionut Radu

Ionut Radu

Ionut is Co-Founder and primary Data Engineer at Runecast. Before Runecast, he spent more than eight years at IBM, with his last two as a VMware engineer, designing and implementing virtual infrastructures and disaster recovery solutions. Ionut has been recognized as a vExpert for the past several years, holding also several industry-level certifications, including VCAP-DCV. Beyond the office, he is a proud father of two boys and enjoys family time, reading, traveling, and playing tennis, football and basketball.

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Katerina Huspeninova

Katerina is Head of Finance at Runecast, responsible for internal control, budgeting, financial planning, and more. Before Runecast, she held several Finance management positions in several large organizations in the Czech Republic. Katerina also holds a Ph.D. in Economics and Management from Zlin University, as well as an MBA from VVIS. Outside of work, Kateřina enjoys traveling, photography, and spending time with her family, preferably somewhere by the sea.

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Michaela Kolackova

Michaela is Back Office and HR Manager at Runecast. Her responsibilities include recruitment, taking care of the team members and ensuring that all operations run smoothly. She studied HR at Middlesex University in London, and she worked at people-oriented positions at Trefoil Tutors and Chepstow House School. When she has some free time, she volunteers with a HR project/community, she is an avid reader, enjoys learning about and creating art, and loves to travel and hike.

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Jason Mashak

Jason Mashak

Jason is Head of Marketing at Runecast, responsible for multichannel Sales enablement and HR support. Before Runecast, he helped to grow Avira GmbH and Avast Software beyond their local markets into globally recognized leaders in the security industry. Prior to that, he was an editor with IDC, and spent five years in security sales at ADT. He holds a Master's in Education (M.Ed.) from Portland State University in Oregon. Beyond work, Jason enjoys family time, reading and writing, and making/recording music with friends.

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