As the founder and CEO of STRATACACHE and CEO of Scala, Mr. Riegel leads strategic direction, technology development and engineering operations. An expert in emerging technologies, Mr. Riegel has 20 years in systems and networking technology ventures, including the addition of Scala in 2016. Possessing a unique combination of technical aptitude and business acumen, Mr. Riegel takes great pleasure in making personal appearances at client engagements. He is also a voracious reader and consumes volumes of technology and business literature daily.
Peter Cherna has spent his professional career at the intersection of people and technology. Mr. Cherna is Chief Product Officer for Scala, Inc., where he is responsible for Scala’s global product strategy. He has been with Scala since 1993, in various technology executive, team management, and software development roles, working closely with customers and other stakeholders to shape the product, guide strategy, and ensure customer success.
Prior to Scala, Mr. Cherna was a lead UI designer and lead developer for the Amiga computer project at Commodore Inc. Mr. Cherna holds a Bachelor’s degree in Honours Electrical Engineering from McGill University in Montreal, Canada.
Joe Sullivan is Scala’s Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Sullivan has been managing products for over 15 years in various e-commerce, digital marketing and advertising agencies, and adtech companies. He has a successful track record of building high-performing product delivery teams and delivering innovative market-driven solutions.
Joe joined Scala in March of 2016 as Scala’s product management consultant. He was responsible for helping instill a new product delivery process and directly managing the delivery of Scala’s new cloud-based product line. Prior to joining Scala, Joe was Product Vice President at Pointroll where he streamlined the company’s product management and development team. Prior to Pointroll, he was AVP of Global Product Delivery at Hibu, at which he built out a digital project and delivery team from scratch.
General Manager EMEA
Mr. Horn is general manager of EMEA and oversees efforts in sales, marketing, finance, services and support and daily activity in the Sittard, Netherlands-based EMEA office. Mr. Horn also is vice president of Scala’s global marketing, a position he has held since November 2012. Leading to his new role, Mr. Horn has worked to align sales, services and marketing to ensure a consistent, cohesive message and high-quality digital solution is delivered to customers and communicated to partners. As global marketing vice president, he drives the direction of the marketing strategy via channels including digital marketing, events, thought leadership and communications, awareness campaigns and prospect nurturing. Mr. Horn will extend his current presence in lending his expertise to speaking engagements and industry interviews worldwide.
Prior to his executive leadership roles, Mr. Horn was Marketing Manager EMEA. Previous to joining Scala, Mr. Horn served as European marketing and business development manager at ACCO Brands Corporation. Before that, Mr. Horn was marketing manager at Office Depot and he was in various senior commercial positions at GreenPower, where he was in a leading role growing the business from a start up to a profitable business.
Senior Vice President & Managing Director of AsiaPacific Operations
Manish Kumar is the Senior Vice President and Managing Director of AsiaPacific Operations. In this position, Kumar has direct oversight into sales, services and support activities across the STRATACACHE brands, aligning operations with region-specific needs in the digital media/marketing technology market. Earlier this year, Kumar was named Vice President, Investments Asia-Pacific for STRATACACHE Capital, helping lead deal discovery and investment on a global scale. He was a driving force behind the exponential sales growth STRATACACHE and Scala saw throughout the region in the first quarter.
Kumar first joined STRATACACHE in 2013, initiating and overseeing growth in the Indian market while leading sales, development, customer relations and operations in this strategic market. As a result of his work, STRATACACHE’s global footprint has expanded to be the industry leader in digital signage throughout India. Possessing a Masters of Project Management and Masters of Technology Management from the Australian National University, coupled with an MBA in Marketing, Manish has an accomplished career in technology, strategic acquisitions and global business. Prior to joining STRATACACHE, Manish was Vice President at ContentKeeper Technologies, a global leader in innovative, enterprise internet filtering and security solutions. There he was successful in identifying channel and vertical opportunities in each market and increasing market revenue.