Founder & Chief Executive Officer
ScienceLogic was born from Dave’s personal conviction to solve some of the most pressing problems facing IT organizations. With firsthand knowledge of customer pain points and the lack of viable solutions in the competitive landscape, he built ScienceLogic with a clear vision to bring smarter and more targeted IT management tools to market. Under his leadership, what began as a three-person startup in 2003 has burgeoned into a global enterprise quintupling in size and delivering 30% CAGR since 2015.
As CEO, Dave’s mission is to foster a successful ecosystem of customers, employees and partners. Leading by example, he stewards a strong internal culture that prioritizes innovation, collaboration, transparency and continuous improvement, as well as individual wellness. By nurturing engaged, self-actualized employees, Dave sets the foundation for exceptional customer experiences and exponential business growth.
Before founding ScienceLogic, Dave was senior vice president at Interliant, Inc., where he solidified the company’s presence in the ASP/MSP market. Prior, he held senior roles at IBM, leading development of Internet commerce products.
Dave holds a Bachelor of Science from Denison University.
Chief Financial Officer
Pat McCoy is accountable for all aspects of ScienceLogic’s financial performance. His main focus is maximizing ScienceLogic’s long-term value with a strong growth strategy backed by rock-solid numbers. During his tenure, the company has scaled from 40 to 400+ employees with over 10x growth in revenue, aided by Pat’s planning and forecasting expertise.
Pat is the company’s chief negotiator, playing a direct role in all major contracts. His contracts and finance abilities deliver twofold value: helping find the win-win for customers and ScienceLogic, and helping ScienceLogic scale with fiscal discipline that public companies aspire to.
As a leader, Pat urges his team to “look beyond the numbers” and work shoulder-to-shoulder with the rest of the company to drive sales, improve operations, and share business intelligence that supports the corporate mission.
After starting his career at Ernst & Young, Pat served as CFO for three rapidly growing tech companies and played a key role in their successful exits. These were Netcordia, acquired by Infoblox in 2010; IOtech, acquired by National Instruments in 2005; and Computer Logics, now part of Attachmate.
Pat holds a B.S. in business administration from John Carroll University and belongs to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
“The difference between a ‘good’ finance team and a ‘great’ finance team is that a ‘good’ finance team runs the numbers. A ‘great’ finance team runs the business.”
Richard Chart brings engineering and executive vision to his dual leadership role. While guiding ScienceLogic’s product architecture and ensuring it consistently delivers on its value-promise, he leads the company’s SRE team to provide customers with fully automated SaaS operations.
Richard co-founded ScienceLogic with a mission to meet unmet needs in IT monitoring. With personal insight into operator challenges, he engineered ScienceLogic’s flagship platform to give customers much-needed visibility into their IT environments. This set ScienceLogic on course to deliver exponential value year over year, as ITOps grow ever more ephemeral and complex.
Richard’s forward-looking vision is shaped by 25 years of technical experience and lessons learned. Before starting ScienceLogic, he led systems engineering at Interliant, where he aided a successful IPO by ensuring highly predictable product delivery at a global scale. Prior, he led engineering of intranet products at Telstra Multimedia and developed breakthrough software solutions at AT&T Bell Labs.
Richard holds a B.S. in computer science from Portsmouth University.
“We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten. Don’t let yourself be lulled into inaction.” — Bill Gates
Chief Product Officer
Michael Nappi oversees product management and engineering, leading a multifaceted team to deliver a best-of-breed AIOps solution. He defines the vision and strategy for the SL1 platform and works with key stakeholders to bring the product to market.
Mike joined ScienceLogic in 2019 to drive product innovation amid the company’s rapid growth. He is evolving SL1 to elevate its most powerful features while simplifying UX, accelerating time to value, and easing accessibility via SaaS delivery. This promises to extend SL1 value to a more diverse customer set, advancing ScienceLogic’s aim to become the world’s premier AIOps company.
Mike’s domain expertise and people-centric ethos make him a natural fit for ScienceLogic. He embraces the human element of software development, leading with the belief that high-performance teams and bold thinking produce transformational results.
Mike came to ScienceLogic from ServiceNow, where he founded the company’s ITOM business unit and drove the original product strategy. Prior, he spent 16 years at Microsoft, where he led multiple product engineering teams.
Mike holds a B.A. in history and computer applications from the University of Notre Dame.
“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them”
— Albert Einstein
Chief Marketing Officer
Murali Nemani creates the demand and associated pipeline that drives ScienceLogic’s rapid growth. He oversees the company’s product and corporate marketing, accentuating ScienceLogic’s distinct value as a business enabler and industry change leader.
As CMO, Murali draws on his talents as a technologist, strategist and storyteller. With the ability to see inside and beyond the black box, he leads a clear narrative that maps technical capabilities to business transformation.
Backed by this value proposition, ScienceLogic has successfully rallied a $30B ITOM market around its North Star vision for AIOps. This dramatic growth in mindshare has attracted the latest round of $105M in growth capital, fueling a forward-looking go-to-market strategy led by Murali and his team.
Murali is a career evangelist of disruptive technologies. Before joining ScienceLogic, he led marketing and product management at ActiveVideo, successfully exiting this cloud startup transforming TV UX. Prior, he led global marketing for Cisco’s multibillion-dollar video and mobility portfolios. Murali served for many years as a guest lecturer on disruptive technologies at Stanford Business School.
Murali completed executive education at Harvard Business School and holds an MBA from Michigan State University. He earned a B.S.E.E. from the University of South Carolina.
“You have the right only to your labor, but not the fruits of your labor” — The Bhagavad Gita
Head of Human Resources
George Rau is accountable for delivering the employee experience at ScienceLogic. He leads the company’s global human capital strategy, building high-performance teams with the capabilities, culture and mindset to support ScienceLogic’s rapid growth.
In his role, oversees all enterprise HR functions, including recruiting, onboarding, talent development, employee wellness, total compensation and Corporate Social Responsibility programs.
George is the framer of ScienceLogic’s core values and a true steward of company culture. He guides HR solutions that are flexible and pragmatic — empowering employees to do their best work. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, he led the firm’s successful shift to a 100% remote work model that kept productivity and employee engagement at an all-time high. This placed ScienceLogic on Glassdoor’s list of Best Tech Companies for Remote Work in 2021.
Before joining ScienceLogic in 2016, George held executive HR roles at CPA Global, Network Solutions, Neustar, Inc., Nextel, and Grumman Aerospace. In his career, he has managed multiple successful global M&A and exits, including a successful IPO.
George earned an MBA from Barry University and completed studies under the University of Michigan’s Executive Education HR program. He holds a B.S. in political science from the University of Rochester.
“In baseball and business, there are three types of people: those who make it happen, those who watch it happen, and those who wonder what happened.” — Tommy Lasorda
Senior Vice President, Professional Services
Sohil Sami leads services and solution delivery, with a focus on maximizing customer value and developing portfolios that drive ScienceLogic’s growth. With a proven history of excellence in Professional Services, Sohil has propelled the company’s Services growth to record numbers.
Sohil has built ScienceLogic’s Professional Services into a value-driven organization that supports customers from purchase to realization. He leads a cross-domain team that embraces customer challenges and solves them with an innovative mix of ScienceLogic capabilities. At every decision point, Sohil is devoted to helping customers extract maximum value from their investments in SL1 platform.
For 25+ years, Sohil has been front and center working with global customers across industries. Before joining ScienceLogic in 2020, he led MicroStrategy’s Services Group to deliver record growth for its international Services business. Prior, he was employee #1 at Openet U.S., where he grew the start-up’s Services business into a global organization of 600 people and $60M in revenue, leading to a highly successful exit.
Sohil completed executive education at Harvard Business School, Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, and The George Washington University. He holds a B.A. in economics from George Mason University.
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” —Leonardo da Vinci
SVP, Global Enterprise Systems & Operations
Kirk Winkler ensures ScienceLogic’s systems, operations and applications support a superior customer experience and sustainable business growth. He serves as a change agent across the enterprise, identifying ways to build and streamline operations to deliver value at scale.
Kirk helps internal teams build robust and connected operations that support a seamless, high-touch customer journey. He is chiefly focused on scaling ScienceLogic’s sales organization, ensuring the right people are in the right roles and providing the infrastructure to support them. Every decision is driven by empathy and efficiency — prioritizing value to both the customer and the enterprise.
As ScienceLogic’s former VP of sales, Kirk is intimately familiar with the company’s sales operations. In leading both areas of business, he’s known for managing with transparency and laser focus on business outcomes.
Before joining ScienceLogic in 2017, Kirk ran sales renewals for Riverbed and sales operations at Opnet, helping both companies achieve successful exits. At Opnet, he managed global sales operations during the company’s 1,400% growth in bookings from pre-IPO to its $1.1B sale to Riverbed.
Kirk holds a B.S. in business economics and entrepreneurship from the University of Arizona.
“Success at anything will always come down to this: focus and effort. And we control both.” — Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
Board of Directors
Founder & CEO ScienceLogic
David Link is the chairman of ScienceLogic and an IT visionary. He founded and built ScienceLogic by identifying large emerging markets, gaining intimate knowledge of customer IT problems, challenging conventional wisdom, and bringing targeted, innovative products to market. As ScienceLogic’s CEO, David used his market knowledge and customer focus to lead the ScienceLogic IT management system to dramatically exceed the needs and expectations of clients. Prior to founding ScienceLogic in 2003, David was Senior Vice President and a corporate officer at Interliant, Inc., where he led the establishment of Interliant’s strong presence in the ASP/MSP market. He previously held senior management positions within IBM’s Software Division, leading the development of Internet commerce products. David also spent nine years in IT solutions with CompuServe, building innovative global online communication solutions while establishing the market for business and consumer online services. David earned his BS at Denison University.
Managing Director, Goldman Sachs & Co
David is a managing director in the Growth Equity Investing Group, focused on growth-stage technology companies. Prior to joining the Merchant Banking Division, he held various roles within the Technology Division, including Manager of Systems Infrastructure in Asia, Manager of Global Storage, and Manager of Global Infrastructure Architecture and Strategy. David joined Goldman Sachs in 1994 and was named Technology Fellow in 2002 and Managing Director in 2013. Prior to joining the firm, David worked in supercomputer research and development in Japan and operating system and real-time system development in Australia. David serves on the boards of AvePoint Inc., DWave Systems, MetricStream Inc., Nasuni Corporation, NGINX Inc., ScienceLogic Inc., and Spiceworks Inc. David earned a BSc in Electrical Engineering and a BA in Japanese, both from The University of Queensland, Australia.
Managing Director, Intel Capital
Andy leads Intel Capital’s investments in cloud and datacenter technologies. Andy currently serves as a Board Member of ScienceLogic, Maana, and Spotinst and acts as a Board Observer of CloudGenix, Mirantis, and Stratoscale. Andy’s prior investments include Virtustream (acquired by EMC), LogMeIn (NASDAQ: LOGM), Elastic (NYSE: ESTC), CoreOS (acquired by Red Hat), Skyport Systems (acquired by Cisco), Guavus (acquired by Thales), Prelert (acquired by Elastic), Joyent (acquired by Samsung), DynamicOps (acquired by VMware), JBoss (acquired by Red Hat), Managed Objects (acquired by Novell) among others. Prior to Intel Capital, Andy worked in the investment banking group at Robinson-Humphrey. Andy has an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a BS in Commerce and a minor in Mathematics from the University of Virginia, where he was an Echols Scholar.
Private Investor & TMT Executive
Herb is an experienced telecom, media, and technology executive. He has been employed by private equity, hedge, and venture capital firms to lead turn-around projects as the Chief Executive/Chief Operating Officer in Europe and the U.S. These companies include eircom, Kabel Deutschland Gmbh, cablecom Switzerland, Verio, and Interliant. Earlier in his career, he was the president in charge of the wireless division of Ameritech, VP Operations/MD of Ameritech Europe as well as VP/GM Eastern Europe Middle East, and Africa at Sprint International. Herb is a graduate of the US Naval Academy with a BS in Ocean Engineering. He holds an MS in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois, an MS in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University, and an MBA from The George Washington University.
Partner, NewView Capital
Tim is an Operating Partner with NewView Capital, a venture capital firm focused on mid-to-late stage technology companies. Tim has 30 years of experience working with high-growth, technology-driven companies as a venture capital investor, operating executive, and investment banker. Tim currently serves on the boards of ScienceLogic, Desire2Learn, SmartDrive, and Sovrn. He previously invested in and served on the boards of several private companies including Datalogix (acquired by Oracle), Lefthand Networks (acquired by HP), Wall Street on Demand (acquired by Goldman Sachs), Indicative Software (acquired by CA), and Dante Group (acquired by Webmethods). As an operating executive, Tim was CFO and SVP of Corporate Development for Access Health (public company acquired by McKesson), CFO of Datalogix (data as a service, acquired by Oracle), and CFO of Code42 (SaaS provider of data loss protection). Earlier in his career, he was a Managing Director in Lehman Brothers Technology and Telecommunication Banking Group. Tim earned a BA in Economics from Washington College and an MBA from Harvard Business School. “This funding round is about cementing ScienceLogic’s market leadership position in AIOps. The demand for real-time and proactive insights into service health is on top of every CIO agenda. ScienceLogic’s platform approach to identify, anticipate and resolve IT issues in complex hybrid-cloud environments is the best in the industry and why we are excited to continue to invest in them.”
Managing Director & Group Head, Silver Lake Waterman
Mr. O’Neill has been a strategic advisor to leading technology companies and has extensive technology merger, acquisition, and financing experience from 25 years in the industry as a technology investment banker and operating executive. Prior to Silver Lake, Mr. O’Neill founded Bandon Partners, a boutique investment bank, and was the CFO of two venture-backed companies. Mr. O’Neill was previously an investment banker with Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank, and Lehman Brothers. Mr. O’Neill holds a B.B.A. from the University of Texas, where he graduated with honors. “The ScienceLogic team has built a leading platform to monitor mission-critical infrastructure and applications. Dave Link and the leadership team have a long track record of building value and trust with customers and we look forward to partnering with the team and helping drive further adoption.”