Management

Bryan Doerr

Chief Executive Officer

Bryan Doerr has served as Observable Networks chief executive officer since 2013 and is responsible for developing our passionate people and our leading technology, and for transforming Observable into an industry-leading company.

Bryan's career is embossed with over 25 years of industry experience in corporate research, product design, IT management, and executive management. Prior to Observable, Bryan was Chief Technology Officer at Savvis (now CenturyLink), where he led technology research and development and inspired the company's go-to-market strategy spanning cloud, network, hosting, security infrastructure and services, and internal IT systems development.

Before joining Savvis, Bryan held a variety of software and hardware development and management positions at Bridge Information Systems, Inc., The Boeing Company, and the Applied Physics Laboratory at Johns Hopkins University.

Bryan holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Missouri, a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and a M.S. in Information Management from Washington University in St. Louis.

Bryan is currently an adjunct professor at the Washington University Sever Institute of Technology and an advisory board member of the St. Louis Information Technology Entrepreneur Network (ITEN).

Patrick Crowley

Founder and Chief Technology Officer

Patrick Crowley has served as our chief technology officer since 2013 and is responsible for the evolution and evangelism of the company's technical strategy. For over a decade, Patrick has been a leading researcher on deep packet inspection (DPI) technologies within various academic, commercial, and government communities. In 2010, Patrick came to the realization that future security defenses would soon require new approaches and viable solutions that were insensitive to data encryption and the recognition of threat signatures. In 2011, Patrick founded Observable Networks to bring to market the company's continuous device profiling (CDP) technology.

Additionally, Patrick is Professor of Computer Science & Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. His research interests are in computer and network systems architecture, with a current focus on the design of programmable embedded network systems and the invention of superior network monitoring and security techniques.

Patrick also co-founded the ACM/IEEE Symposium on Architectures for Networking and Communications Systems, and co-edited the three-book series, Network Processor Design. He is co-author of the 2012 textbook entitled Modern Embedded Computing and serves as Associate Editor of the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking. In 2007, Crowley was chosen to join the DARPA Computer Science Study Group.

Patrick holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science & Engineering from the University of Washington, a M.S. in Computer Science & Engineering from the University of Washington, and a B.A. in Mathematics, Physics, & Computer Science from Illinois Wesleyan University.

Ron Sterbenz

Vice President and General Manager, Corporate Marketing & eCommerce

Ron Sterbenz joined Observable in January of 2014, first as a consultant and then later as Vice President of Marketing & eCommerce, in his role Ron drives all facets of Observable’s corporate marketing and web commerce from demand-to-fulfillment and billing, his other tasks include brand development and strategic marketing. He brings more than 16 years of industry experience in global technology marketing, strategy and execution to Observable.

Sterbenz’s past roles include CMO of Telx, where he was responsible for a complete brand makeover as well as public relations, marketing and product development. While at Equinix, Sterbenz was responsible for building and executing the segment strategy for two of its largest verticals, Cloud & Managed Service Providers and Enterprise & Alliances.

Prior to its acquisition by Equinix, Sterbenz built and executed the marketing strategy of Switch & Data’s financial services practice. Before Switch and Data, Sterbenz developed new industry leading financial products and market data solutions as Savvis’s director of financial product management. He holds an MBA, as well as bachelor degrees in finance from California State University and has served in both the U.S. Marine Corps and as a Naval Deep Sea Diver.

Jim Reilly

Vice President of Sales

Jim Reilly joined Observable Networks in August of 2014 and has served as our VP of Sales since July of this year. In his role, Jim is responsible for developing and executing the company's go to market sales strategies inclusive of direct, partner/channel and lead generation efforts.

Jim has held sales leadership roles for the past 20 years with both MFS WorldCom, and more recently, with Equinix where he was instrumental in developing the companies sales strategies and driving revenue growth in the Finance, Media and Enterprise markets.

Jim holds a BA in Political Science/Public Administrative Management from The College of New Jersey.