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Jim Salem

Jim Salem

For the past 25 years, Jim Salem has been a pioneer in distributed computing, web hosting, and the software as a service. He has extensive experience in all aspects of internet service delivery including scalable hosting infrastructure design, automated application provisioning, efficient resource management, and 24×7 operations.

He is currently VP of Platform Services at Acquia where leads the hosting team and is responsible for Acquia's high-end, scalable hosting services.

Previously, Salem co-founded Intuit’s QuickBase, a SaaS database service used by half the Fortune 100. At Intuit, he held senior management positions in engineering, operations, and architecture. Prior to Intuit, Salem served as Director of Web Hosting Engineering at GTE Internetworking (BBN Planet) where he supported thousands of servers in ten data centers. Earlier, he was a senior engineering manager at Thinking Machines, which developed a 65,536 processor parallel computing platform. Salem earned a B.S.E.E. degree from M.I.T. in 1984.

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