Fred Tanzella, CEO, CIRRACORE

Fred Tanzella


Fred is a veteran technology executive with a track record of starting and growing companies to successful acquisitions. As CEO of Cirracore, Fred leads strategy and direction of global data center and IP transit growth and Cirracore's Enterprise Cloud strategy. Prior to Cirracore Fred has been successful in a wide variety of senior management positions at EAS, Critical Logic, i2Go, Air2Web, BEA Systems and AirDefense in roles that included CEO, COO, CTO, Chief Security Officer, VP of Engineering, and VP of Product Management. Fred was the Chief Security Officer and founding member of AirDefense, the industry leading wireless monitoring and protection provider, and helped define their technology strategy and built relationships with Fortune 500 companies and government agencies. AirDefense was acquired by Motorola. Fred was a founding member of WysDM, a global data protection and backup management company, and helped lead product strategy and software. In addition to Fortune 500 and global enterprises as customers, WysDM was an OEM provider to both NetApp and EMC. WysDM was acquired by EMC. At BEA Systems, Fred was a key contributor to the formation of the SaaS Expert Group and helped develop a roadmap for Pervasive Computing for WebLogic. BEA Systems was acquired by Oracle. Prior to BEA Systems, Fred helped define strategy and direction of the Air2Web Mobile Internet Platform that is the leading enterprise wireless enabler and handles traffic for 500+ carriers in 170 countries. Fred was a founding member of i2Go, and led the engineering team in the design and development of the world's first interactive MP3 player, the eGo. In addition to being the leading player on the market, I2Go provided MP3 player functionality to both Motorola and Audiovox for use in their mobile phones. i2Go was acquired by Audiovox. As an industry expert, Fred is regularly invited to speak at industry conferences both nationally and abroad and has appeared on ZDnet TV, CNN, The Money Channel and ESPN Radio. Fred is often quoted in national publications and considered a trusted source for both analysts and media available via any search engine. He has authored technology patents in the areas of Internet security, wireless security, wireless technology, mobile commerce, and multi-media as well as numerous white papers published on these subjects. Fred serves on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Telecom Professionals organization as well as the Board of Directors for the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) Education Collaborative organization. Fred holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Georgia Tech.