The Starting Lineup

Teamwork makes the dream work… literally! We are passionate about technology and believe it can change the world when we work together. Check out our roster below:

Paul Rix

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

For the past 20 years, I have focused on building, buying, and selling companies and my vision for Zanaris is the most exciting endeavor that I have yet been part of. I have a passion for seeing how technology can untap people’s potential to build successful enterprises. My favorite part of Zanaris is the culture we have built that demonstrates this same passion, excitement, and commitment to helping people solve problems through technology. And I am known to enjoy the occasional margarita.

My superpower
Teleportation
My favorite movie
Heat (1995)
My dream job as a kid
Hockey player (every Canadians dream as a kid)
My favorite ice cream flavor
Funky monkey
My strange ability
Wake up without an alarm clock at any given time
My favorite joke
How much does a pirate pay to get his ears pierced? A buck-an-ear…

Warren Gedge

Chief Technology Officer

Warren Gedge offers 20 years of experience as a software entrepreneur and executive. Most recently, he served as head of Technology for Resolver Inc. Prior he was the Senior Director, Development and Operations at Postmedia Network Inc, and head of Technology for multiple Postmedia properties. Previously, he was the Senior Director, Development and Operations for Syncapse and Director, Production, IT, Service Delivery and Development for Proofpoint. Earlier positions included Senior Manager, Global Production Applications and Infrastructure for West Corp. and Manager of Applications and Systems Development and Architecture for Pervasive Software.

My superpower
Absolute Psionic Power
My favorite movie
The Godfather or Pulp Fiction
What I wanted to be when I grew up
Sparky’s Owner!
My favorite ice cream flavor
Pralines and Cream
My strange ability
Tetris and Rubber band ball burrowing
My favorite joke
There are 10 kinds of people in this world: Those who understand binary, those who don’t.

Billy Gouveia

Chief Operating Officer

Our COO Billy was Time Magazine’s Person of the Year in 2006. He let that go to his head and has squandered much of the last dozen years. In any event, he has about 20 years of experience in cybersecurity, technology, and risk management. He previously served in the US Army, spent ten years at Booz Allen Hamilton, led the consulting team at Sungard Availability Services, and served as a Managing Director at Protiviti.

My superpower
I do have one, but I’m not allowed to talk about it. Fine, it’s pyrokinesis.
My favorite movie
Cool Hand Luke
What I wanted to be when I grew up
Tossup between being Center Fielder for my beloved Boston Red Sox or being drummer for Van Halen (sorry Alex …)
My favorite ice cream flavor
Mint Cookies and Cream. With Caramel. And Bourbon. Washed Down by PBR.
My strange ability
I can lick other people’s elbows…
My favorite joke
Why should you knock on the refrigerator door? So you don’t see the salad dressing.

Adam DeMichele

Chief Revenue Officer

Adam has spent the last 20 years working in the technology space. He started in the .com boom working for various Web Strategy and Design firms like Agency.com and Blast Radius helping customers harness the power of the internet to grow their brands and business. He them went on to work on delivering large application transformation projects at companies like JP Morgan Chase and MTV Networks. Over the last 9 years Adam has led high preforming sales teams across the US and Canada in the Managed Services Space. He is passionate about delivering transformational value to his costumers in an effort to help them evolve their business through Technology.

My superpower
Mind reading. I can get inside a customer’s head and help them articulate how they want to evolve their IT strategy after 30 minutes in a room.
My favorite movie
Wedding Crashers
What I wanted to be when I grew up
A professional athlete (toss-up between baseball and hockey)
My favorite ice cream flavor
Mocha Chip! Coffee and Chocolate = perfection
My strange ability
I can chew gum and run with scissors all at the same time

Sparky (the dog)

Chief Canine Officer

Sparky the dog, CCO (Chief Canine Officer), is a founding member of the Zanaris team. With a warm and welcoming heart, Sparky makes everyone feel at home upon opening the doors of Zanaris. He was the resounding choice for the CCO position because he can make anyone smile on any given day. Sparky’s talents include playing fetch, walking without a leash, and covering his fur in burs after jumping in the bushes.

My superpower
Super Smell!
My favorite movie
Airbud
What I wanted to be when I was a young pup
A firedog
My favorite ice cream flavor
Bacon
My strange ability
Can regrow my tail after an unfortunate accident with some scissors
My favorite joke
What do you call a dog with a surround system? A Sub-woofer