The Leadership Team
James Broberg, PhD – CEO and Founder
Dr Broberg is the creator of MetaCDN, and has led its development for the last four years as a research project inside the University of Melbourne, and now as CEO and Director of MetaCDN.
James is a recognised thought leader in the CDN and Cloud Computing fields, with numerous world first ideas and experiments in this space. He has published extensively on distributed systems, cloud computing and content delivery, with over twenty five peer reviewed publications to his name. James recently co-edited the Wiley book on Cloud computing entitled, Cloud Computing: Principles and Paradigms.
From 2003-2006, James was a PhD candidate at RMIT University. His doctoral thesis focused on devising novel and innovative task assignment policies for distributed systems under conditions of high utilisation and highly variable workloads.
James brings a wealth of relevant technology and product experience from his time in academic and commercial R&D sectors.
Martin Ryan – Director
Martin is a Non-Executive Director at MetaCDN. He brings a decade of online services experience to MetaCDN and will lead the company's strategic and operational functions.
Prior to joining MetaCDN, Martin was CEO at MIA (mobile content delivery), Asia Pacific MD at KACE (acquired by Dell) and General Manager at WebCentral (acquired by Melbourne IT). He brings a background of experience growing visionary online and technology businesses in Australia, Asia, USA and Europe.
You can contact Martin via email.
Anthony Glenning – Chairman
From 1999 to 2009, Anthony was an entrepreneur involved in a number of companies. Anthony was founder and CEO of Tonic Systems, a company that developed software for creating and managing presentations online. Tonic Systems was acquired by Google in 2007, where Anthony worked for the next 2 years within the Google Docs team. Anthony was also a founding, non-executive director of Cameron Systems, a company providing FIX protocol, software solutions to financial businesses, until it was acquired by Orc Software in 2006.
Prior to 1999, Anthony worked at Strategic Decisions Group as a management consultant specializing in high-risk, high reward decision analysis. Before that, Anthony was a staff engineer at Sun Microsystems, working on a range of projects including Energy Star power management compliance and the Java workstation. Overall, Anthony has spent a total of 14 years living in Silicon Valley and breathing entrepreneurship.
Anthony holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) (Hons) and a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) from the University of Melbourne, and a Master's of Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. Anthony is a director and chairman of MetaCDN.
The Development Team
Robert Whatmough – Developer
Many moons ago, Rob and James went to university together, burning the midnight oil on occasion for various projects. After that questionable experience, he went on to development work for a number of companies working in the telco space.
Eventually boredom set in and after constant nagging from James, he was lured into joining MetaCDN and reliving ye uni days of olde.
When not stuck in front of a computer, Rob enjoys riding on two wheels (push and motorised forms), hiking, playing bass and losing pool games to Duncan.
Rob holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Computer Science) from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT).
Yudong Li – Developer
Yudong Li (李羽东, aka featheast) joined the MetaCDN team as software developer at its inception while he was studying for a Master's degree at the University of Melbourne. He studied and worked in Wuhan, China for 24 years prior to permanently settling in Australia. While mostly focused on being a nerd facing the keyboard and monitor every day, he is also a crazy backpacker, a flight enthusiast and a big supporter of the Red Devils.
Yudong holds a Master of Computing in Distributed Computing from the University of Melbourne, as well as a Bachelor of Software Engineering and a Bachelor of Business and Management from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, P.R.China.
You can follow Yudong on Twitter.
Andrew Green – Product & UX Designer
For the last 10 years Andrew has been designing software for organisations like Ford USA, SEEK, American Museum of Natural History, Medibank (ahm) and Mercedes-Benz.
Andrew has a balanced creative, analytical and business approach to solving problems.
Andrew has a strong track record of leading creative teams to transform businesses.
You can follow Andrew on Twitter.
Cameron Lowe – Digital Marketing Lead
Cameron joined the team at the beginning of 2014. He started his career working for ad agencies and has managed digital marketing for organisations such as Subway, Allianz and The Queensland Government. It's fair to say he has a wealth of digital marketing knowledge.
Originally hailing from Queensland, Cameron was lured down to Melbourne with promises of great coffee and an endless number of pubs.
Cameron holds a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) from Griffith University.