Welcome to VirtualZ Computing

We’re the early-stage startup with 150 years of mainframe experience.

IBM Registered Business Partner
WBENC certified

Company

VirtualZ Computing is an IBM PartnerWorld member, early-stage and privately held women-founded and women-led software company that loves the mainframe. We are currently in stealth mode while creating the foundational technology platform to enable cloud applications to seamlessly interact with z/OS mainframe data and applications.

Mainframe

Mission

Our mission is to give IT leaders the freedom to ignite the untapped power of the mainframe and break the compromise between performance and cost.

people

People

Patent holders. Coding experts. Customer service champions. Billion+ dollar deal makers. Startup gurus. Technology specialists. Security masters. Mainframe lovers.

Our Team

We are a team of professional collaborators and innovators with a vision to positively impact the people and companies who keep the mighty mainframe humming.

VirtualZ Executive Team Group Photo

We are a team of professional collaborators and innovators with a vision to positively impact the people and companies who keep the mighty mainframe humming.

VirtualZ Executive team. Jeanne Glass

Jeanne Glass

Founder and CEO

Jeanne Glass is Founder and CEO of VirtualZ Computing and the visionary behind the company’s mission to deliver new levels of modernization, cloud optimization, and cost savings for mainframe customers.

Recognized as an industry expert in software sales and management, global sales operations, information technology and customer experience, Jeanne is known for building consultative relationships with F1000 companies—helping them solve their most complex technical and business challenges. Appointed to senior leadership positions at Kleiner Perkins-funded and other tech start-ups and prominent companies such as CA Technologies (now Broadcom), FICO and Tripwire, Jeanne has successfully created, built, and launched several high-performing businesses.

Appointed to the Board of Directors, Jeanne chairs the Industry Influence and Editorial committees and serves on the Audit & Finance committee of SHARE Association. She is a founding member of the Women in IT initiative of SHARE, and launched “Making our Strong Community Stronger”, the first-ever, C-level initiative on diversity, equity, and inclusion in the mainframe industry.

VirtualZ Executive team. Vince Re

Vince Re

Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder

Vince Re is defining and building the company’s flagship software product line and technology. Vince is Founder and President of TechTiles, a software company delivering automation and analytics to streamline operations for customers. Vince also serves as a Technical Advisor in artificial intelligence, big data, and mainframe innovation. Vince worked 31 years at CA Technologies (now Broadcom) and is highly respected for his impact on the mainframe computing industry. His vision and leadership were behind many high-performing products and services at CA, earning him the title of Chief Architect and Senior Vice President.

VirtualZ Executive team. Marc Sokol

Marc Sokol

Strategic Advisor

Marc Sokol is recognized as an expert Advisor, Director and investor focused on venture capital and funding strategy, marketing, business development, public relations and product strategy for high-growth entrepreneurial companies. He is Co-Founder of Commack Solutions, a stealth mode startup in tech services, and Managing Partner at Florida Funders. In 40+ years in information technology, including over 10 years in venture investing at JK&B Capital, Marc has been involved in starting more than 50 companies. He worked several years at mainframe software and services leader CA Technologies (now Broadcom) as SVP and General Manager of Marketing, SVP of Business Development and SVP of Advanced Technology. Before joining CA, Marc co-founded Realia, Inc. and co-authored the Realia COBOL compiler, which was eventually acquired by CA.

VirtualZ Executive team. Christine Glynn

Christine Glynn

Director of Operations

Christine Glynn is an organizational performance expert, currently establishing sales operations for VirtualZ. As a strategic leader with billion-dollar companies, she is known for conceptualizing, developing and implementing high-impact programs directly increasing revenue and improving customer satisfaction. Christine held executive positions at Microsoft and CA Technologies (now Broadcom), building and managing multimillion-dollar global sales operations and customer support organizations.

VirtualZ Executive team. Mark-Combs

Mark Combs

Strategic Advisor

Mark Combs is an engineering executive serving as Technical Advisor providing guidance on the product and engineering vision. Mark consults with Stride Partners LLC, helping software companies in the modern application development, cloud infrastructure management, and security markets. He was Chief Operating Officer for Kaseya, a leader in IT automation and security software. Mark worked 35 years for CA Technologies (now Broadcom), eventually as Sr. Vice President and General Manager of the Products Business Unit where he built the engineering, technical support and quality infrastructure for several mission-critical mainframe divisions.

VirtualZ-Executive-team._Tom-Niermeyer

Tom Niermeyer

Strategic Advisor

Tom Niermeyer, Founder TNS Development, LLC, is a sales and marketing executive serving as an advisor in the IT Infrastructure market. Tom has extensive knowledge and background in all aspects of the sales organization including strategy, coverage models, compensation, sales process and operating plans. Tom worked at BMC Software for 23 years in a variety of senior sales leadership roles and most recently as the General Manager with full P/L of the mainframe business unit. He also held several senior leadership roles at BMC leading global teams on all major product lines. His track record focuses on building teams who rally together to innovate and drive top line growth while maintaining fiscal responsibility.

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Richard Philyaw

Chief Architect

Richard Philyaw is a patented engineering executive recognized for the innovative use of emerging disruptive technologies and intentional, Agile architecture. He worked 35 years for CA Technologies (now Broadcom), eventually as Distinguished Engineer, SVP and Chief Architect, Office of the CTO. Richard was lead architect for CA Platform, CA’s multicloud PaaS and initiated and led the transformation of CA’s global architecture process. As a trusted C-level advisor, Richard was a founding member of CA Accelerator, an in-house incubator created to build new businesses and revenue, scaling to 12 products. As an expert in M&A technical due diligence he conducted 60+ M&A projects resulting in 10 successful acquisitions worth a combined $2+ billion, ensuring CA’s market leading position across its product portfolio.

Our Values

Relationships

We value relationships based on love and friendship. Seriously, love.

Customers & Partners

We’ve got your back. We’re in this together.

We

We take joy in seeing each other succeed. At work, at home, in our communities.

You

Your whole self is welcome here. Be authentic. Be genuine. Be you.

Us

We listen first. We embrace conflict. We inspire each other. We find a way.

Giving Back

We care for our community and world through our actions and words.

E

Flying planes to rescue animals needing immediate care

E

Working to alleviate poverty in local communities

E

Building education opportunities for students at our university alma maters

E

Leading youth trips and retreats

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Mentoring high school students with limited financial means

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Giving foster dogs a safe place to transition to a forever home

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Serving the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

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Providing web and social media support at church

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Speaking at conferences to empower women

Diversity for Bottomline Impact

VirtualZ is the first and only women-founded and women-led mainframe ISV in history. We are proud to be on the ground floor of SHARE.org’s Women in IT initiative, creating impactful content and programming to support and develop a collaborative and diverse workforce in the mainframe.

In 2019, VirtualZ launched “Making our Strong Community Stronger”, a collaborative initiative creating the first C-level, industry-wide initiative on diversity, equity, and inclusion in the mainframe. Broadcom Mainframe Software, IBM, Rocket Software, Open Mainframe Project, and TechChannel joined VirtualZ to accelerate diversity and most importantly, invoke actions that elevate inclusivity with lasting impact.

Diversity is critical to the well-being of companies and is correlated to more productive companies as measured by market value and revenue, more attractive work environments for talent recruitment/retention, and higher levels of innovation

VirtualZ is a certified member of:

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Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) certification as part of the SBA’s WOSB Federal Contracting Program. The Program allows contracting officers, for the first time, to set aside specific contracts for certified WOSBs and will help federal agencies achieve the existing statutory goal of five percent of federal contracting dollars being awarded to WOSBs.

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Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and we are honored to display the Women-Owned designation.

Our WBENC certification is accepted by  1,000+ corporations representing America’s most prestigious brands, in addition to many states, cities and other entities.

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Supplier Clearinghouse as a member of the California Public Utilities Commission supplier diversity program. The CPUC supplier diversity program works to meet procurement goals of 5% for women-owned businesses.

Advantages of Working with a Women-Founded Business

10% More Cumulative Revenue

Startups founded and cofounded by women actually performed better over time, generating 10% more in cumulative revenue over a five-year period

2x Revenue

Startups founded and cofounded by women are significantly better financial investments. For every dollar of funding, these startups generated 78 cents, while male-founded startups generated less than half that—just 31 cents

*Research from Boston Consulting Group and MassChallenge

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