Leadership Team

Leadership

We Focus on You — and That Starts at the Top

Cloud Server HostingSteve Levine
President
Steve Levine founded ATScloud in 1999. Today, he has helped grow the company from a support center for Etan Industries to a national leader in hybrid cloud technology serving the Fortune 500 clients’ of MSP/VARs. In addition to leading ATScloud’s product development and technology strategy he is responsible for the external matters of the company: building partnerships and business relationships. He pairs his playing skill and knowledge of golf courses around the country with his drive in delivering excellence in virtualization technologies. He has nearly 15 years of experience in financial operations and management in the telecommunications sector. Steve earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin and his MBA from the University of Denver. He previously worked as a licensed financial analyst for investment banking / brokerage firm Daniels & Associates (presently RBC Daniels). He is a member of the Executive Committee for YPO’s Santa Monica Bay Chapter and serves on the board of the UCLA Rape Treatment Center.

 

team-willardSteve Willard
Executive Vice President
As ATScloud’s executive vice president, Steve is responsible for day to day business development as well as consistently leading the way for ATScloud clients in their business growth and cost effective cloud utilization. Since the inception of ATScloud and coupled with his 25 years of experience, Steve has been instrumental in growing the company to be a leading provider of hybrid cloud technology and all of its solutions. One of his passions is perfecting his 123 MPH serve in tennis – not quite the speed of ATScloud’s fiber network, but he is working on it. A unique trait of Steve’s is his personable approach to client relationship management. Prior to joining ATScloud, Steve directed the launch and future success of ATS National Contact Centers and effectively negotiated contracts with major MSO’s including Comcast, Time Warner and Charter Communications. He has championed several high-profile fundraising campaigns including the 2000 presidential campaign. Steve is a Dallas native, a graduate of the University of North Texas, world traveled and enjoys the finer lines and speed of many sports cars.

 

team-deraleauBill Deraleau
CIO
“It’s good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling” said so eloquently by Mark Twain. Bill is a fabulous golfer, patient committed and gracious, which keeps him focused on his key responsible of enabling IO excellence across the company. As the leader of the IO, Bill helps to enable ATScloud’s vision, strategy, and advancement by managing prioritization, effective resource alignment, and accountability across the company. His team encompasses leaders in corporate functions including: Engineering; Operations, Process, and Systems. Previously, Bill led the design of key operational technologies, including a proprietary billing system and the company’s database and operations platforms. Under his leadership, since the company’s inception, he has led the development of ATScloud’s technology infrastructure. Previously he had a 17-year career at EDS (currently HP Enterprise Services) as leader of technical personnel support. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Did you know their mascot is a Trojan?

 

Alex ShapiraAlex Shapira
EVP Operations
Joining ATScloud in 2012, Alex embodies the “T” in technology, supporting operations, overseeing process improvements while focusing on efficiencies in collaboration with our MSP partners and their clients’ needs. In concert with his passion for playing classical music, his keen eye for detail and a successful green thumb in gardening is his ability to optimize technical proficiencies and develop industrial software solutions. Other previous experience included creating mission critical defense systems. comes in handy when vetting the critical security measures of our Tier IV data centers and ATScloud’s paintball team. Previous to ATScloud, Alex served as VP Operations at NextNine, CEO at Proficiency, VP Production Management at UGS (currently Siemens PLM). He holds a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering, M.Sc. in Computer Science and International Executive MBA from Kellogg School of Management and the Tel-Aviv University. Oh yes, he speaks tech in multiple languages too.

 

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Malcolm Wells
Partner Development Director
When speaking with Malcolm, most notice his keen sense for detail and his ability to quickly, with a sharp clarity, apply critical thinking to resolving any issue. Of course, that comes from his direct involvement in the Technology world since 1978. Throughout his career, he has served a broad range of clients spanning a plethora of industries. Applying this expertise, as ATScloud’s Partner Development Director, positively impacts our clients’ growth and profitability. Prior to joining our team, his VAR/MSP relationship experience at AT&T, Lucent Technologies and Avaya, carries over to our partners in two ways: 1. He understands the daily challenges MSPs/VARs are up against and 2. Based on building strong relationships can intuitively align the appropriate ATScloud services/products to increase partners’ MRR. What some have discovered already is Malcolm’s enthusiastic approach to taking clues and solving problems. This must be attributed to his being a certified Computer Examiner, a Texas licensed P.I. and a Summation Support specialist. A native of Dallas and graduate from the University of North Texas, Malcolm really likes to sneak in every opportunity to indulge in photography, woodworking and movie-watching. Guess he can build his own frames for his home art gallery.

 

team-grandeSusanne Grande
Vice President
Susanne Grande has over 18 years experience in Human Resources and has been with ATS since 2002. As Director of Human Resources, Susanne’s responsibilities include overseeing all corporate Human Resource functions for ATS and affiliated companies. Prior to joining ATS, Susanne held corporate HR positions with a national real estate investment firm and an international restaurant company. Susanne is certified in Human Resource Management and is also a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and the Dallas Human Resource Management Association.