Management Team

Chief Executive Officer

Philipp Reisner

An internationally renowned leader in the Open Source movement Philipp is the original developer and business mind behind DRBD. He has maintained his deep technical specialties as a Linux kernel and high-availability expert. He is a sought-after speaker at Linux and Open Source conferences.

Chief Financial Officer

Gerhard Sternath

LINBIT has grown to become not only a champion of the Open Source movement but also a trusted partner to enterprises and service providers. Gerhard has helped lead this transformation and manage LINBIT’s double-digit growth. His background as managing director of a number of IT companies has guided LINBIT’s approach as it serves an increasingly diverse and mission-critical environments.

Chief Operating Officer

Brian Hellman

Brian in LINBIT’s COO with direct responsibility for LINBIT’s business in the Americas and Australia. Under his leadership, LINBIT’s business with enterprise, service provider, and OEM customers has grown substantially. A graduate of Indiana University, Brian combines deep technical expertise with a commanding view of the changing customer requirements.

Chief Technology Officer

Lars Ellenberg

Lars is LINBIT’s CTO and co-author of DRBD®. An internationally renowned Open Source technologist and kernel programmer. His engineering expertise in high availability, disaster recovery, storage, security, and cloud computing has fueled a technology direction for LINBIT that provides no-compromise performance with solid reliability.