Tarmin's management team of experienced professionals are driven by the voice of the customer, delivering a world-class data centric management platform, industry-leading professional services and escalating shareholder value
The Tarmin management team consists of highly seasoned business professionals with both board and executive level experience in companies ranging from entrepreneurial startups through venture capital firms to blue chip organizations.
Shahbaz Ali is a visionary entrepreneur and strategic executive manager with more than 20 years' experience creating dynamic solutions for enterprises. Shahbaz serves as the public face of Tarmin and brings the vigor and experience of a seasoned entrepreneur with a history of successful companies. Shahbaz today oversees all core business activities, including marketing, partnership development and sales at Tarmin. Shahbaz is the creator of the company’s award-winning GridBank product.
Prior to co-founding Tarmin, Shahbaz worked for both innovative startups and market leading companies that include Invensys, Alcatel-Lucent, Mastercard and Mondex. He played a key role in the acquisition of Mondex which, at the time, was the largest ever acquisition of a European startup company.
Shahbaz holds a BSc(Hons) in Software Engineering from London Southbank University and has completed a PhD course of study in Software Requirements Engineering from the Open University.
Leveraging 28 years of leadership experience and a wealth of business and technology expertise, Neil Woodcock joins Tarmin as the Chief Operating Officer where he will be responsible for global operations.
Neil will be directing all Tarmin corporate strategy, including overseeing infrastructure, streamlining processes and building a global organizational culture aligned with Tarmin’s aggressive growth projections.
Prior to joining Tarmin, Neil spent 28 years at IBM serving in various capacities. Neil holds a degree in Engineering from the University of Leicester and management certifications from Henley College of Management.
With an exceptional background and career in consulting, sales and engineering, Ed is very gifted at managing the sales aspect of an organization, setting up the global sales team to thrive, produce results and drive revenue.
Ed Segura brings more than 20 years of technology focused experience to Tarmin. In his role as EVP of Worldwide Sales, Ed will oversee all strategic planning and direction for global sales and business development, to meet Tarmin’s aggressive revenue growth objectives.
Prior to joining Tarmin, Segura served as the Worldwide Sales Executive in charge of XIV storage division at IBM, and held various leadership positions with EMC and Hitachi Data Systems. Ed holds a B.S. in Mathematics, Computer Science and Business Administration from Washburn University.
Steve Simpson is a talented and innovative engineer with over 20 years' engineering project management experience. As Tarmin’s Chief Technology Officer, Steve oversees Tarmin’s fast growing engineering team and is charged with the implementation of GridBank roadmap items.
Prior to co-founding Tarmin, Steve worked for a cross-section of leading organizations that include Nissan Motor Manufacturing, Advanced Wave, Mastercard and Mondex where he helped develop the now ubiquitous Chip and PIN banking technology.
Steve holds a BSc(Hons) in Physics and Astrophysics from the University of Leicester and a MSc in Astronomical Technology from the University of Edinburgh.
Joseph Lynn is a high energy marketing professional with over 10 years’ experience in creating strategies for articulating compelling competitive advantages across a full range of channels. In his role as Vice President of Marketing, Joseph works to strengthen the overall Tarmin brand and corporate message through engagement with a number of professional media personnel and analysts.
Prior to joining Tarmin, Joseph served at Marzac Investment, a boutique Paris venture capital fund where he oversaw day-to-day operations, including marketing and due diligence. Previously, Joseph was a Senior Technical Consultant with Trayport, a leading developer of finance software.
Joseph holds a BA(Hons) in Psychology from the University of Sussex and an MBA from the Grenoble Graduate School of Business.
Aaron Jarson is an accomplished professional with over 12 years' experience overseeing a wide range of financial and operational matters. In his role as VP of Finance, Aaron is responsible for driving the success of Tarmin’s corporate finance, to ensure operational coherence and maintain integrity and commitment to maximizing the long-term shareholder value.
Prior to joining Tarmin, Aaron was VP of Operations at PublicLoans, where he helped architect and manage all aspects of the company’s rapid market growth. Previously, Aaron Co-Founded EnsureLink, a pioneer in the managed security space which grew to become the leading issuer of digital certificates in its field.
Aaron holds BA degrees in Environmental Studies and Legal Studies from the University of California at Santa Cruz.
Alan Rainsdon is a sales and business development professional with more than 20 years of experience in sales, marketing, and business development. Alan’s early experience in product deployment testing, and sales helped to shape his ability to engage and develop deep relationships with customers and partners around the globe. Alan drives Tarmin’s new business development efforts with key partners and customers.
Prior to joining Tarmin, Alan served in sales and marketing leadership positions at IBM and Novell, including Director of Global Marketing Services, Manager of Channel Marketing, and Global Sales lead for ISV solutions. Alan has developed business in Aerospace and Defense, Banking, Financial Services, Government, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Retail and Telecommunications industries.
Alan earned his MBA from Auburn University, where he majored in Marketing and Management of Technology. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University, in Accounting and Business Administration. He has continued his education through professional studies in sales, market analysis, marketing and business development at Duke and Pace University.