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Management Team

Michael E. Bullock
President and Co-Founder

Craig Macfarlane
CTO and Co-Founder

Steve Gunderson
Vice President of Sales

Brian Ritchie
Vice President, Business Development

Chris Gillis
Vice President, Technical Operations

Tim Schutt
Vice President, Data Center Services

Eric Kraieski
Vice President, Marketing & Software

Michael E. Bullock - President and Co-Founder

Mike_Bullock-final selectionCROPAfter 15 years running IT operations at several Boston-area companies, Mike launched TDS in 2002.  Today, Mike leads the firm’s strategy development and overall operations, with the help of his exceptional management team.  From 2000 to 2002, Mike was vice president of technology at Student Advantage Inc., where Mike was responsible for developing new systems and technology operations.   From 1998 to 2000, he was vice president of technology at iCAST, an online entertainment company created by Internet incubator CMGI.

Prior to that, Mike was the vice president of technology for Renaissance Worldwide Inc. as they grew to a $1 billion publicly traded professional services firm.  Mike was in charge of all aspects of the firm’s technology operations, and managed the technology integration from 26 companies acquired by Renaissance over two years.

Earlier in his career, Mike was director of network services for a large Boston hospital (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center), manager of network services for General Cinema Corp., and a network/software engineer at Alpine Computer Systems. Mike has a B.A. from Providence College in math and computer science. In his leisure time, he focuses on his family, exercise and gourmet cooking.

Craig Macfarlane - Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder

Craig_MacfarlaneFor more than 30 years, Craig has been a chief technology officer and/or managed large IT projects including Internet systems at a number of Boston-area companies.   Prior to co-founding TDS, Craig directed the technology strategy and execution at Student Advantage and iCAST.

Before iCAST, Craig was vice president of advanced media development at Strategic Interactive Group (now called Digitas), a Boston-based direct marketer and interactive agency firm.  He led teams that designed and built websites and content management systems for IBM, AT&T, Kraft, LL Bean and other companies.

In 1994 and 1995, Craig directed the growth, operations and services of a regional Internet provider and Web hosting company, The Internet Access Company.  From 1978 to 1992, he deployed and managed a variety of global computer networks at Bolt, Beranek and Newman, a Cambridge, Mass.-based technology firm.  This included networks for the U.S. government including ARPANET (the precursor to the Internet), NEARNET and TWBNet.

Steve Gunderson - Vice President of Sales

steve_gundersonSteve has more than 20 years of experience in global computer networks and commercial data centers.  He was co-founder and executive manager at two commercial data center companies, Enclave Properties and CO Space, the latter of which was purchased for $244 million just two years after it was founded.

Steve was previously a senior executive at three major telecommunications firms — MCI Communications, Williams Communications and Broadwing Communications (where he increased revenue from $20 million to $200 million in just two years).  Steve has a B.S. in business administration from Texas A&M University.  Steve and his wife Robin are active in humanitarian outreach with HOPEsudbury, and at Parmenter Community Health and Hospice.

Brian Ritchie - Vice President of Business Development

Brian_RitchieBrian is a senior executive with over 25 years of sales, marketing and business leadership experience.  Before joining TDS Brian spent 8 years at GlassHouse Technologies, where he was SVP and General Manager of Infrastructure Operations Services and SVP of Sales.  While there, he grew the services business from $9M to $17.5M in 2 years, and as SVP of Sales grew revenue from $1.4M to $21M.


Prior to GlassHouse, Brian held senior executive positions at several technology companies, including Blackstone Computing, and Alphatronix, where he negotiated the acquisition of Alphatronix by Auspex Systems. Brian holds an MBA from Northeastern, and a BS, Electrical Engineering, from the University of Rhode Island.

Chris Gillis - Vice President of Technical Operations

chris_gillisFor more than 20 years, Chris Gillis has managed technical teams in data centers, networking, computer server administration, telecommunications, desktop support and application development.

Chris has helped numerous companies manage their information technology infrastructure, including Boston Medical Center, Kayak.com, Trinity Healthcare, UBS Financial Services and Partners Healthcare.  Chris has extensive experience in helping clients manage extraordinary change, such as mergers and acquisitions, downsizing and rapid growth.  Chris holds a B.S. in Industrial Management from the University of Massachusetts.

Tim Schutt - Vice President, Data Center Services

tim_schuttTim is responsible for data center relocation services at TDS.  Tim brings over 25 years of experience managing people, processes and budgets as an executive and in operations roles at Palm, Inc., SunGard Securities, Paymentech and Wang Laboratories to TDS.

Tim has a proven track record for building and managing exceptional operations teams with a focus on providing superior service and customer satisfaction.  Tim received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts.

Eric Kraieski - Vice President Marketing and Software

eric_kraieskiEric manages marketing and software products for TDS.  Eric brings over 25 years technology, product management and marketing leadership to TDS.  Before joining TDS, Eric was President of OnlineCMO where he helped large enterprise global companies including EMC/RSA, IBM, Cognos and Xerox improve market execution.

Earlier in his career, Eric held executive leadership roles in marketing and product management for local startups Proteon, NetSilicon and Vividon (two taken to IPO and the other through acquisition). Eric has a BS in Computer Science from the Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania.