Welcome to VirtualZ Computing

VirtualZ Computing is an early-stage startup that is revolutionizing data access.

Our new product Lozen enables organizations to run on a single source of truth, while maintaining data integrity and security.

Custom and packaged applications running anywhere — in the cloud, on distributed platforms or on mobile devices — have real-time, read-write access to always-in-sync data on the IBM Z platform.

VirtualZ is a Microsoft Partner, Micro Focus Authorized Technology Alliance Partner, Splunk Technology Alliance Partner, and an IBM PartnerWorld member.

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Mission

Our mission is to revolutionize data access, giving IT leaders the freedom to ignite the power of real-time, read-write data access from any platform, anywhere.

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People

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

Our Team

We are a team of professional collaborators and innovators with a vision to positively impact the people and companies we work with.

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We are a team of professional collaborators and innovators with a vision to positively impact the people and companies we work with.

VirtualZ Executive team. Jeanne Glass

Jeanne Glass

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Jeanne Glass is Founder and CEO of VirtualZ Computing and the visionary leading the company’s mission to revolutionize data access. Recognized as an industry expert in software sales, global operations, information technology and customer experience, Jeanne has been 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, where she successfully created, built, and launched several high-performing businesses. Elected 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

Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer

Vince Re is the visionary designing and building the company’s flagship product Lozen, with a mission to revolutionize data access. Vince is the 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

Chairman

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.

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Dustin Froyum

Co-founder and Chief Financial Officer

Dustin leads the company’s finance and business operations. Prior to VirtualZ, Dustin was a senior executive at Wells Fargo where he managed a $1B portfolio of IT assets and vendors, and directed third-party risk strategies for over 700 technology vendors. As a senior leader and recognized authority in technology provisioning, price models, license governance, inventory management and contract negotiation, he specializes in protecting corporate interests while enabling growth. Dustin earned a Juris Doctor with an Intellectual Property concentration from Hamline University School of Law and degrees in Biology and Economics from Augsburg College.

VirtualZ Executive team. Christine Glynn

Christine Glynn

Director of Operations

Christine Glynn is an organizational performance expert and director of operations for VirtualZ Computing. 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.

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Nagavardhan Sogal

Senior Software Architect

Nagavardhan Sogal is an experienced engineering leader with more than 25 years of experience building enterprise-ready software solutions for Fortune 500 companies.  An excellent communicator with a clear vision for the future, Naga spent over six years at Teledata Communications Inc, first as their Principal Software Architect and then as their CTO. He was responsible for building their flagship SaaS-based Loan Origination System, which was later acquired by MeridianLink. Before that, Naga was Senior Software Architect for CA Technologies (now Broadcom) for over seven years and worked on many strategic initiatives, including the CA Integration Platform and Big Data Infrastructure Management.

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Gregory Miller

Senior Software Architect

Greg Miller is an innovative software architect and expert in systems and application-level software. He is a recognized expert in designing and implementing software solutions that run on cloud platforms, including Azure and AWS.  A recognized technology leader, Greg served as a Principal Software Engineer for MeridianLink, where he spearheaded a consumer-facing web application built on a microservice architecture in Azure. As Chief Software Engineering Officer and manager of the core development team at Teledata Communications Inc, he implemented the framework of their Loan Origination System, led their DevOps team, and was a key contributor to their AWS hosting team.  Greg spent 13 years at CA Technologies (now Broadcom) where he was instrumental in architecting their Big Data Infrastructure Management product, Mobile Security product, and Integration Management Platform.

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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 the 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.

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.

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.

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Flying planes to rescue animals needing immediate care

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Working to alleviate poverty in local communities

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Building education opportunities for students at our university alma maters

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Leading youth trips and retreats

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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

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