CEO and Founder
Lynn LeBlanc, CEO and founder of HotLink Corporation, has over 25 years of enterprise software and technology experience at both Fortune 500 companies and Silicon Valley start-ups. Prior to founding HotLink, Ms. LeBlanc was founder and CEO of FastScale Technology, an enterprise software company acquired by VMware, Inc. With a proven track record of successfully bringing emerging technologies to market, her extensive career includes SVP and VP roles in general management, marketing and business development at industry leaders including Cadence Design Systems and Octel Communications as well as acquired start-ups iReady Corporation, ILEX Systems and Atherton Technology. Lynn also served as VP of Marketing and Business Development at Scyld Software and spent her early career at IBM Corporation.
VP of Engineering and Co-Founder
Richard Offer is a seasoned technologist and engineering leader with over 20 years of experience in enterprise software development, system security and engineering management. With multiple patents in datacenter management technology, his robust technology vision for heterogeneous data centers has consistently resulted in compelling solutions for complex IT infrastructures. Prior to HotLink, Mr. Offer was co-founder, chief architect and VP of Engineering at FastScale Technology, acquired by VMware, Inc. Additionally, Mr. Offer’s career includes work on high performance Linux clusters, trusted operating systems and managing heterogeneous computer networks at various companies including Scyld Software, Silicon Graphics, SCO, University of Oxford and Rolls Royce.
VP of Business Development
Jerry McLeod brings over 25 years of technology experience to HotLink with strong roots in the enterprise. With a successful track record at start-ups as well as Fortune 500 leaders, his broad background spans both information technology and telecommunications markets and includes executive roles in sales, business development, product management and general management. Immediately prior to HotLink, Jerry was responsible for VMware’s pricing, packaging, strategic partner initiatives and business planning for management products. Other experience includes his role as VP of Business Development and Product Management at FastScale Technology, VP of Product Management at Mobilitec, VP of Business Development at Lucent Technologies and a long tenure at Octel Communications where his positions included SVP & General Manager and a range of sales, marketing and technical roles.
VP of Operations
Bringing nearly 30 years of experience in general management, operations and finance experience, Jim Conlon has a proven track record of operational excellence. Having worked in industries ranging from technology and telecommunications to consumer products, Mr. Conlon has a breadth of experience in companies large and small. Most recently, he served as Director of Operations for FastScale Technology, where he provided oversight for all general and administrative operations of the company including finance, purchasing, contracts and legal, human resources, benefits, payroll, recruiting and facilities. Prior roles included tenure as president & COO of Atherton Technology, President of Telecommunications Research & Development and a range of operating roles at consumer product manufacturers and distributors.