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Meet Our Leadership Team


Rich Stendardo, CEO

As CEO of Yottaa, Rich is responsible for the strategic direction and management of the company. Prior to joining Yottaa, Rich has held leadership positions at high-growth technology companies, including Amazon, Endeca (acquired by Oracle), and General Electric. He is passionate about technology and customer success, particularly the impact that technology innovation has on business and financial outcomes. Rich is a graduate of Boston University and Harvard Business School.

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Bob Buffone, CTO

Bob is the CTO and co-founder of Yottaa and is responsible for the company’s overall product strategy and direction. An industry thought leader in web performance, Bob brings over 20 years of experience working in SaaS, technology, and engineering leadership roles for companies such as Nexaweb, Trakus, and Cabletron. He graduated from the State University of New York College at Brockport with a degree in Applied Mathematics.

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Ben Trafton, VP of Client Services

Ben leads Yottaa’s services and support organization and is responsible for all aspects of the company’s product implementations and end-user adoption. Before Yottaa, Ben was Vice President of Sales Consulting for Oracle Commerce following Oracle’s acquisition of Endeca, where Ben held numerous leadership roles including Vice President of eBusiness Technology. He graduated from Bates College.

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Carlos Famadas, CFO

Carlos is responsible for leading Yottaa’s Finance and HR organizations. Before joining Yottaa he held senior finance positions at numerous scaling technology companies. He brings deep experience helping innovative tech companies raise $200+ million in equity and debt from Series A to Series C, bridging financing and venture debt. Carlos graduated from Harvard University and Harvard Business School.

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Tom Mackowski, VP of Product Management

With a proven track record of building and leading large engineering organizations, Tom is responsible for all of Yottaa’s product development activities. He brings over 20 years of experience leading high-performing and innovative product teams at companies such as Ericsson, Iron Mountain, Sun Microsystems, and Azuki Systems. Tom graduated from Daemen College with a degree in Computer Science and Marketing.

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Dan Biagini, Director of Engineering

As the leader of Yottaa’s engineering team, Dan is responsible for ensuring the development and completion of all engineering projects. Before joining Yottaa, Dan held senior engineering positions at numerous technology companies, including Akamai, Ericsson, and Azuki Systems. Dan graduated from Northeastern University with a degree in Computer Science and earned his masters in Computer Science from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

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Mike Maberry, VP of Security and Operations

Mike leads Yottaa’s Operations team and is responsible for the overall performance and availability of the portal and network used by our customers. Before Yottaa, Mike held operations leadership roles at Dynatrace and GoDaddy.

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