Executive Team

John Derrick
Chief Executive Officer

John Derrick, CEO of Jelastic has led multiple private and public companies to success as CEO, COO, and Advisor. He has extensive business leadership experience in private and public cloud, big data, database and enterprise markets.

Ruslan Synytsky
Chief Technology Officer

With over 15 years in the IT industry, Ruslan is an expert in large-scale distributed Java applications and enterprise platforms. Before Jelastic, Ruslan led engineering teams at iQueLab, SolovatSoft, Datamesh and at the Space Agency, Ukraine.

Mark Nagaitis
Vice President, Marketing

Mark brings over 20 years of experience in engineering, marketing and executive positions at global technology providers (Sun, HP, Intel) and successful startups.

Alex Yevelev
Vice President, Sales

Alex is an accomplished executive with domestic and international experience and expertise in sales, marketing and new business development for both start-ups and growing organizations.

Technical Advisors

Mark Zbikowski
Former Microsoft Architect

Mark is a former Microsoft Architect and ground-breaking software developer with more than 30 years experience. He spearheaded efforts in MS-DOS and was a significant contributor to OS/2, Windows NT and Cairo.

Rasmus Lerdof
Creator of PHP

Rasmus is well known as the creator of the PHP scripting language. He authored the first two versions of the language and participated in further versions developed and still keeps on contributing to the project.

Soren Von Varchmin
Entrepreneur, Investor

Soren has over 10 years of international experience in sales and business development roles, including experience in the services and cloud industry for the U.S., Europe and Asia.

Serguei Beloussov
Serial Entrepreneur

Serguei is a successful serial entrepreneur who founded Parallels, Rolsen, Acronis, and 10 other profitable high-tech ventures.

Special Partners

Michael ‘Monty’ Widenius
Founder of MySQL and MariaDB

Monty was the main developer of the MySQL database, and the founder of MySQL AB and Monty Program Ab. Currently, he is the CEO of Monty Program and a partner in the venture capital company Open Ocean.

Igor Sysoev
Founder of NGINX

Igor is the original developer of NGINX scalable, high-performance web and reverse proxy server. He designed NGINX as a practical solution to the complicated problems of large web infrastructure operations.

David Blevins
Founder of Apache TomEE. OpenEJB and Geronimo

David was a member of the EJB 3.0, EJB 3.1, and Java EE 6 Expert Groups, current member of the EJB 3.2 (JSR 345) and Java EE 7 (JSR 342) Expert Groups.