Welcome to VirtualZ Computing
VirtualZ Computing™ is a privately held, woman-founded, women-led software company that is revolutionizing mainframe and cloud data access.
With Lozen™ and Zaac™, enterprises are empowered with real-time, read-write data access from any platform, anytime, anywhere.
Our patented product, Lozen software, allows you to leave data where it is — securely on the
IBM zSystems platform — eliminating the need to replicate or “lift and shift” data during migration.
Lozen was built on familiar, industry-standard protocols and APIs that maintain mainframe-level security and performance. It unlocks broader data access at a lower cost and enables simpler application migration — all in a no-code implementation.
This strategic data access solution was inspired by an Apache warrior and battlefield strategist named Lozen. As the first woman-founded, women-led IBM zSystems ISV in history — and with Native American and diverse heritage across our team — Lozen’s story threads deeply within VirtualZ.
Coming soon, Zaac operates under the concept of “IBM zSystems as a Client,” allowing mainframe applications to read and write data from other platforms in real time — the way a client would.
With Zaac, the mainframe is elevated so that it has the same data access capabilities as any other platform. Applications running on IBM zSystems now have real-time, read-write access to data on other storage platforms and to data created by applications running in the cloud and on distributed platforms — all while maintaining existing mainframe-level security.
The name “Zaac” is also inspired by the name “Isaac” to honor the Nordic and Hebrew heritage on the team at VirtualZ.
VirtualZ is a Microsoft Partner, Micro Focus (now OpenText) Authorized Technology Alliance Partner, Splunk Technology Alliance Partner, and an IBM PartnerWorld member.
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.
Patent holders. Coding experts. Customer service champions. Billion+ dollar deal makers. Startup gurus. Technology specialists. Security masters. Diversity advocates. Animal lovers.
We are a team of professional collaborators and innovators with a vision to positively impact the people and companies we work with.
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. She is a two-time IBM Champion and patented 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 startups and prominent companies such as CA Technologies (now Broadcom), FICO and Tripwire, where she created, built, and launched several high-performing businesses. Elected to the Board of Directors, Jeanne chairs the Industry Influence and Editorial committees, serves on the Audit & Finance committee, and is a founding member of the Women in IT initiative of SHARE. She also launched “Making our Strong Community Stronger,” the first-ever C-level initiative on DE&I in the mainframe industry, and she is an adjunct professor in the MBA program at the University of St. Thomas.
Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer
Vince Re is the visionary designing and building VirtualZ’s patented technology, with a mission to revolutionize data access. Previously, Vince worked for over 30 years at CA Technologies (previously Computer Associates), where he earned multiple patents and was the first in the company’s history to earn the notable title of Distinguished Engineer. 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. As CA’s lead mainframe strategist, Vince created the technical road map and mainframe strategy, and he developed multiple successful security and enterprise management products (as well as much of CA’s technology platform and shared services infrastructure), fueling multibillion-dollar growth and positioning the company as a world leader in mainframe software innovation. Outside of CA, his work with Linux on the mainframe earned him election to the elite kernel.org team.
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.
Co-founder and Chief Financial Officer
Dustin is a patented technology executive, leading 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.
Director of Marketing
Elsa Flores is the director of marketing for VirtualZ Computing. Prior to VirtualZ, Elsa worked as a global strategist and senior event manager at IBM, launching the company’s multibillion-dollar IBM z15 platform — a mission-critical system that runs the world’s economy, supports cloud-native and brings security and resiliency to hybrid cloud infrastructure. With her background in bringing powerful, innovative solutions like z15 to market and her 25+ years of experience at companies like IBM, GPJ, USAA, and more, Elsa is creating and implementing VirtualZ’s marketing strategy to revolutionize data access.
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.
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.
Ian Keller is a skilled full stack software engineer with a proven track record of delivering high-quality solutions. He is passionate about developing intuitive and responsive user interfaces utilizing numerous programming languages and technologies. Prior to VirtualZ, Ian was co-founder and lead software engineer at Soltech, where he developed React Native and React apps, set up various AWS services, and managed a team of agile software developers. Ian’s previous experience also includes creating Python scripts, building APIs, and developing web applications. He has worked with various cloud technologies like Microsoft Azure, AWS, and Google Cloud. In addition, his proficiency in developing backend applications using Java, C#, and Python makes him a versatile developer who can skillfully resolve complex software challenges.
Mark Combs is an experienced software executive serving as Strategic Advisor to the company, providing input and guidance. 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), in a variety of roles including as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the CA Products and Mainframe Business Units where he built the engineering, technical support and quality infrastructure for several mission-critical mainframe divisions.
We value relationships based on love and friendship. Seriously, love.
Customers & Partners
We’ve got your back. We’re in this together.
We take joy in seeing each other succeed. At work, at home, in our communities.
Your whole self is welcome here. Be authentic. Be genuine. Be you.
We listen first. We embrace conflict. We inspire each other. We find a way.
We care for our community and world through our actions and words.
Flying planes to rescue animals needing immediate care
Working to alleviate poverty in local communities
Building education opportunities for students at our university alma maters
Leading youth trips and retreats
Coaching YMCA youth volleyball inspiring students to reach their potential and earn athletic scholarships
Giving foster dogs a safe place to transition to a forever home
Serving the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Providing web and social media support at church
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. BMC, Broadcom Mainframe Software, IBM, Open Mainframe Project, Rocket Software, 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
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