Co-Founder, President and CEO
Steve leads the Dizzion team as President and CEO. He manages and oversees all aspects of the business driving the strategy and direction. Most recently, Steve was SVP of Strategy and Product Marketing at ViaWest for the last 13 years, one of the largest privately held colocation and hosting companies in the Americas. He was responsible for strategic initiatives, product marketing, pricing, analyst relationships, strategic customer relationships and supported merger and acquisition activities.
Before joining the ViaWest management team, Steve served as the Manager of Network Services at RMI.net, one of the early public Internet Service Providers and was the Project Development Manager for VR1 Entertainment, working in conjunction with Microsoft to launch a massively multiplayer Internet gaming application in 1996.
Prior to VR1, Steve was the Manager of Network Services for Online Network Enterprises, an early Internet Service provider in Boulder Colorado and was the North American Operations Manager for Vitel International where he managed six nodes in North America and Canada.
In his free time, Steve enjoys riding his motorcycles throughout Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region.
As CTO, Rob is the visionary for defining Dizzion’s product. He oversees all aspects of technology including infrastructure, systems, tools and development.
Recently, Rob was the Executive Vice President of Cloud Services at MDSV, a leader in hardware, services and integration. He was responsible for defining product and marketing strategy for the MDSV open integrated hardware server platform.
Rob also held the position of Director, Product Development and System Architecture at ViaWest. While at ViaWest he helped redefine the managed services offering and created several innovative products. Rob also served as the Director of Technical Infrastructure for Rackspace Managed Hosting where he established the internal infrastructure systems and external technical services that fueled exploding triple digit growth throughout the mid 2000’s.
Rob began his career as a Molecular Biologist for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) where he co-authored several publications. He later developed applications for the Next Generation Space Telescope/James Webb Space Telescope at NASA. He later joined Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory where he developed a top secret computing environment in the Warfare Analysis Laboratory.
During the ‘Dot Com” boom Rob left the public sector and joined Digex and was one of the first Manager of Unix Technical Operations at the company.
Rob Green attended the University of Maryland and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.
Co-Founder, SVP of Sales and Marketing
As SVP of Sales and Marketing, Manny is responsible for the planning, execution and management of Dizzion’s sales and marketing strategy. He has more than seventeen years of hands-on experience in the highly competitive technology sector. Most recently, he was the Director of Sales for Denver-based ViaWest. Manny played an instrumental role in the growth and success of ViaWest, seeing it grow from a start-up Internet Service Provider to one of the largest colocation and managed services providers over 12 years. He secured many of the largest customers in ViaWest’s history and was a President’s Club member every year during his tenure.
Manny has extensive experience selling to both the public and private sector and has successfully built channel programs and inside sales teams. He is an advocate of technology growth in Colorado. He is currently on the board of EFCO (Entrepreneurs Foundation of Colorado) and volunteers with groups like CTA (Colorado Technology Association) and The Founder Institute.
Manny is a graduate of Michigan State University where he earned his BA in Finance. He has a wife and two young daughters and enjoys running, soccer and playing his mandolin.
Deanna Bassett brings over 23 years of financial and operational management experience supporting Dizzion’s rapid growth. As Chief Financial Officer, Deanna ensures the Dizzion value proposition is backed up with vital financial and human capital.
Most recently, Deanna was a Senior Advisor with Adelphi Capital, a Washington, DC based investment banking and strategic consulting firm providing transaction advisory and business development solutions to emerging and mid-sized companies.
Before joining Adelphi, Deanna was Co-founder and CFO/COO of Applied Recruitment Technologies, Inc. (ART). Deanna managed the business from start-up in 1993 to successful exit in 2005 as the healthcare industry’s largest Internet job board. Warburg Pincus acquired ART as the platform company for an industry consolidation. Deanna continued in her role post buyout supporting M&A and integration activities for five follow on acquisitions.
Prior to that, Deanna held a variety of advisory and account management positions in the health insurance and employee benefits industry with Cigna and Aetna.
On why she chose to join a startup, Deanna replied, “Over the past 5 years I’ve reviewed, advised or invested in hundreds of businesses but none had the potential I saw in Dizzion. The more I learned about the business, the more I wanted to participate beyond a passive investment”.