The Joulex management team is comprised of seasoned technology entrepreneurs and executives with extensive experience in networking, information security and facilities technology. The founders' collective expertise has resulted in Joulex’s uniquely effective approach to enterprise energy management: streamlined, agentless technology that leverages existing infrastructure investments to deliver results quickly without negatively impacting business operations or compromising network security.
President & CEO
Tom Noonan assumed the role of president and CEO at JouleX in 2010 and also remains a partner at TechOperators, an early-stage investing firm he co-founded in 2008. He is the former chair, president and CEO of Internet Security Systems (ISS), which he cofounded in 1995 and was acquired by IBM for $1.5 billion in 2006. In 2002, President Bush appointed Noonan to serve on the National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC), a White House homeland defense initiative that protects information systems critical to the nation's infrastructure.
Prior to ISS, Noonan was vice president of worldwide marketing for Dun and Bradstreet Software. After graduating from Georgia Tech with a Mechanical Engineering degree, Noonan joined Rockwell Automation as a systems engineer specializing in real-time process control systems for industrial automation applications. Noonan founded two successful control systems technology companies while residing in Boston: Actuation Electronics, a precision motion-control company and Leapfrog Technologies, a software development environment for real time process control and automation applications.
In addition to the Mechanical Engineering degree from Georgia Tech, Noonan also holds a Business degree from Harvard. He is active in numerous professional societies and a board member of the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Woodruff Arts Center, Georgia Tech Foundation, the Carter Center’s Board of Counselors, Georgia Research Alliance (GRA) and Georgia Tech College of Computing.
Chief Architect & Co-founder
Josef Brunner has a successful track record of starting and growing companies, beginning at age 16 when he founded one of the first unified threat management systems. After selling the company to Azlan (now Techdata), Brunner remained to lead the business as head of security. In 2004, Brunner founded Bastille Networks, a company focused on proactive security prevention and monitoring, then sold its main assets to Integralis (now part of NPP Telecom) in 2007. He subsequently joined Enterasys (now part of Siemens Enterprise Networks), where he successfully established a solid revenue stream as director of security sales across Central Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. Brunner is also an advisory board member of the Clean Venture Summit.
Chief Technology Officer & Co-founder
Rene Seeber is a successful entrepreneur and engineering leader who previously founded and sold two successful technology companies, Cobion and ONLY Solutions. Cobion was a content security provider that crawled and indexed all available Web content (images ad text) using its own data center and infrastructure of thousands of computers. Internet Security Systems (ISS) purchased Cobion in 2004 and Seeber became Chief Scientist for ISS content security products. Seeber’s first venture was ONLY Solutions, a leading Image Search Engine, which he sold in 2000. Seeber oversees the design and architecture of the JouleX Energy Manager, as well as the Joulex engineering team. He holds a master’s in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Kassel.
Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Tim McCormick brings more than 25 years of marketing, sales and business development experience in both enterprise security and application software. Prior to JouleX, he was vice president of the Business Solutions Group at IBM Internet Security Systems. He also served as vice president of marketing for Lancope, a leading network behavior analysis and anomaly detection provider, and ClickFox, a customer behavior intelligence solution provider. McCormick was a founding member of the management team and vice president of marketing for Internet Security Systems (ISS), where he helped grow revenue from $5 million in 1996 to more than $250 million in 2004. McCormick’s career includes significant achievements at both start-up and global public software companies, including Dun & Bradstreet Software/MSA, ASK Computer Systems, TSW International, TSI International, and Oriole Software. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration/Operations Management from the University of Delaware.
Chief Financial Officer
Jon VerSteeg joined as the company’s Chief Financial Officer in early 2011 bringing with him 24 years of technology finance experience in publicly-held and venture-backed companies. Prior to JouleX, VerSteeg was CFO of Agentek from 2007 to 2011 and CFO of VistaScape (acquired by Siemens) from 2003 to 2006. VerSteeg was Internet Security System’s Director of Finance from 1996 to 2002 during which time the company grew from a startup to more than $250 million in worldwide revenue and completed a series of VC financings and an initial public offering. VerSteeg started his career in 1987 at Digital Communications Associates (DCA), at the time a publicly-held pioneer in the PC to mainframe connectivity market. VerSteeg holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Georgia and an MBA from Georgia State University.
Ja Hong Lin
Vice President, Asia-Pacific
President and CEO, JouleX K.K.
Ja Hong Lin has almost 30 years of IT and computer software industry experience. Mr. Lin has held senior positions at Dun and Bradstreet Software Co. Ltd, Tokyo, and Ashisuto K.K. Tokyo and most recently with IBM. Mr. Lin was the founder and CEO of Internet Security Systems, K.K. (a subsidiary of Internet Security Systems) and managed the company’s Asia-Pacific operations. Lin serves on the board of directors of a number of privately held technology firms.