Meet the Team!

HostDime builds long term partnerships with our clients thanks to unmatched, passionate customer support.

Global Leadership

CEO & VP of Global Operations

Manny Vivar

CEO & VP of Global Operations

Manny Vivar is the Founder of HostDime and currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer & President of Global Operations. Since its founding in 2003, he has been instrumental in the company's success both nationally and internationally. Manny started HostDime at the age of 20 with a humble $100 investment. Since then, he has helped HostDime become one of the most reputable global data center companies in the world. His passion for technology, unique leadership skills, and relentless ambition has helped make HostDime what it is today. Along the way, he has cultivated one of the most positive company cultures in the market and built a results-driven management team. His extensive technical knowledge coupled with his business acumen will continue to pave the way for HostDime to reach $100 million average rate of return in the years to come, while also becoming the most customer-centric purpose-built data center company in the world. Manny is an aviation enthusiast who's earned his FAA private, commercial, and instrument rated pilot’s license by the age of 20 while pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Aeronautical Science at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University from 1999-2002. He served on the Orlando, Inc. (Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce) Board of Directors in 2016. In his free time, Manny enjoys playing basketball, soccer, and spending time with his wife and three young children.

VP of Engineering, USA & Global

David Vivar

VP of Engineering, USA & Global

David Vivar is the Vice President of Engineering at HostDime. He oversees the engineering design of HostDime’s global data center facilities and ongoing management. David works closely with the company's global directors to develop infrastructure systems ranging from mechanical to electrical to security. His constant goal is to provide clients with high-performing and ultra-reliable infrastructure. He has been the lead engineer of HostDime’s data center fleet. He joined the company in 2003 and is HostDime’s second employee. He has continuously worked to create systems in the pursuit of reaching higher levels of efficiency, reliability, and manageability. David graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in 2003 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering. He loves to spend his free time with his family.

VP of Data Center Operations, USA & Global

Miguel Torres

VP of Data Center Operations, USA & Global

Miguel Torres is the Vice President of Data Center Operations at HostDime. He is responsible for the management and maintenance of HostDime’s USA data center facility. He is also involved in the electrical engineering of all the company’s data center facilities worldwide. He joined HostDime in 2005 and since then has used his skill to help the company expand its physical footprint. One of Miguel’s priorities through his years of service has been to remain in the forefront of ever-evolving technologies and solutions that can be implemented into HostDime's data center infrastructure. He has been an integral part in the expansion of HostDime data centers worldwide, primarily focusing on the electrical and mechanical systems, while also managing vendors and physical components. Miguel continually strives to find creative ways to keep HostDime data centers operating on the most cutting-edge technology, while also maintaining industry-leading uptime and reliability. Miguel received a Bachelor’s Degree in Avionics Engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in 2003.

Chief Technology Officer

Ray Fernandez

Chief Technology Officer

Ray Fernandez is the Chief Technology Officer at HostDime, where he oversees the internal information security processes and compliance. He also oversees HostDime’s global network management and engineering, which consists of POP’s throughout HostDime’s global facilities. He began his career working at HostDime as an Abuse & Security Analyst in 2005 while obtaining his Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of Central Florida in 2007. Ray believes that there is no problem that time and careful thought cannot solve.

Director of Business Development, USA & Global

Usman Arshad

VP of Finance

Usman Arshad is the Vice President of Finance at HostDime. He is responsible for managing HostDime’s global finances along with their accounting, financial planning, and corporate alliances. Usman also focuses on investment or mergers and acquisition opportunities for the company. His passion for finance data has been instrumental in HostDime’s growth. Prior to joining HostDime in 2005, Usman worked at conglomerate Siemens AG, where he focused on project warranty analysis for their power generation division. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology from the University of Central Florida.

Mascot, USA & Global

Alex HostDime

Mascot

Alex HostDime, also known as HD Alex is HostDime's mascot, and he represents our commitment to Customer Service and Support across the globe. Alex lives an adventurous life, having been all over the globe including Machu Picchu and the top of Mount Kilimanjaro. Learn more about HD Alex!

International Leadership

Director of HD Brazil

Filipe Mendes

Director of HD Brazil

Filipe Mendes has been the Director of HostDime Brazil since 2006. His fascination with computers since his early years led him to focus his knowledge towards computer science and business law. Filipe helped establish HostDime Brazil where he directs day-to-day operations. His dedication has helped HostDime expand its proprietary data centers worldwide. Filipe has been a key player in helping the company achieve its first Tier III data center in northern Brazil. His mission is to make HostDime the leading choice for data center services in the country.

Director of HD Colombia

Edwin Tello

Director of HD Colombia

Edwin Tello has been the Director of HostDime Colombia since 2008. He holds a degree in Information Technology from the University of Ibague and is currently working toward a post-baccalaureate degree in Business Administration. Since his graduation in 2001, he has been heavily involved in the internet world, which led him to cross paths with HostDime as a client. Edwin manages the daily operations of HostDime Colombia and has been instrumental in achieving the company’s objectives for international expansion and growth. He believes that a company’s success comes from having a strong and dedicated team, which can be achieved by advancing education and enhancing training.

Director of HD India

Praveen M. Nair

Director of HD India

Praveen M. Nair has been the Director of HostDime India since 2010. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Cochin University of Science and Technology. He also has a management degree in Marketing from the Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode. Praveen has over 15 years of experience in the data center industry. Prior to joining HostDime, Praveen was the head of technical teams of some renowned data centers in the US and the UK. As Director, he oversees the day-to-day operations including team development, facility management, and nurturing innovation. He works closely with the team to guide them in research and development projects where his focus is having a customer-centric approach, while improving the branding and marketing of HostDime India.

Director of HD Mexico

Joel Isaac Ramirez

Director of HD Mexico

Joel Ramirez started with HostDime in 2009 and worked his way up to Director of HostDime Mexico in May 2016. He holds a degree in Computer Engineering from Universidad de Guadalajara and a Master Sciences degree in Computer sciences from CINVESTAV. Joel manages the daily operations of HostDime Mexico and HostDime's first Mexico data center. His mission is to make HostDime the best service provider in Mexico thanks to our strength in customer service.

Director of HD UK

Neil Baharie

Director of HD UK

Neil Baharie is the Director of HostDime United Kingdom. He holds certifications in Electrical, Electronic, Aeronautical, & Aerospace Engineering. Prior to joining HostDime, Neil worked in the ATC, Aviation, & IT Consulting industries. Since 2008, Neil has been overseeing the day-to-day operations that include facility and hardware management, as well local data center administration. He works alongside the global management team to expand the European division of HostDime.

USA Operations Leadership

VP of Human Resources

Yesenia Barrios

VP of Human Resources

Yesenia Barrios is the Vice President of Human Resources at HostDime where she works closely with members of management to provide overall strategic human resources leadership. She oversees areas pertaining to the workforce which include development and implementation of HR policies, programs, and services; including benefits, compensation, compliance, and monitoring of legal issues. Yesenia also assists with coaching on employee related matters, employee communications, and training and development. She joined the company in 2005 as an HR admin. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems from Wood Tobe Coburn School. Her previous career experiences were with Lehman Brothers, Ticketmaster, and Zenith Media Services, which led her to attain an abundant amount of knowledge on how traditional corporate companies operate. Yesenia’s long-term goal is to make HostDime one of most desired companies to work for in Orlando.

Director of Client Relations & Employee Development

Alex Font

Director of Client Relations & Employee Development

Alex Font is the Director of Client Relations & Employee Development. His main focus has been to assist both partners and employees alike, to ensure that we, as a company, reinforce our values so that any interaction that takes place with HostDime results in a positive experience for everyone. Alex started working for HostDime in the spring of 2005, after graduating from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Management Information Systems, in the Support/Sales department and transitioned into his current role in 2009. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with family and friends and has a great passion for anything sports or barbecue related.

VP of Operations

Gregory Bupp

VP of Operations

Gregory Bupp is the Vice President of Operations at HostDime. He actively plans, administers and coordinates all training activities for HD corporate and its subsidiaries. He began his career with HostDime in 2009 as an overnight Level 1 in the Support department. Gregory participates in various employee development initiatives in and outside of a classroom setting with the goal of increasing employee happiness and effectiveness in all areas of service.

Director of Client Accounting

Nathalie Gaines

Director of Client Accounting

Nathalie Gaines is the Director of Client Accounting. She is responsible for managing HostDime's Account Receivables, client invoicing, and income reporting. As a member of HostDime since 2003 and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology from the University of Central Florida.

Director of Marketing

Jared Smith

Director of Marketing

Jared Smith is the Director of Marketing at HostDime. He oversees HostDime's marketing, SEO, and website design, and is the head writer at HostDime.com/Blog. He began his career with HostDime in 2012 as a Content Writer. He holds a Bachelor Degree from the University of Central Florida. Go Knights!

Lead Security Engineer

Joe Blondin

Lead Security Engineer

Joe Blondin is a Lead Security Engineer at HostDime. He works with and manages the team responsible for ensuring the security of the servers in HostDime's Data Center. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science with a minor in Secure Computing and Networking from the University of Central Florida.

Director of Finance

Rachael Lyng

Corporate Controller

Rachael is currently the Corporate Controller for HostDime. She has been with the company for 7+ years and helped tremendously with the development of the financial department. She works closely with the owner, management and global finance heads. Rachael graduated from the University of Central Florida with a business degree in Management. The Corporate Controller is responsible for overseeing corporate financial and accounting operations of the company; including the productions of periodic financial reports. To maintain an adequate system of accounting records, establish financial policies, procedures, controls, and reporting systems to enhance the accuracy of the company’s reported financials. To ensure that reported results comply within the company’s financial budgets.

Product Management & Senior Data Center Sales

Marcos Font

Product Owner & Senior Data Center Sales

Marcos Font is the Senior Data Center Infrastructure Sales team member and also assists with Product Management.. His main focus is to assist clients with identifying their needs and finding a platform that will service their applications in the cloud and which will fit within their budgetary needs. Marcos started working for HostDime, in the spring of 2006, as an auditing intern for the Accounting department. After the internship ended, Marcos was hired on as a part time employee in the Sales/Support team after which he helped create a dedicated Sales team and took a lead role on the Dedicated Servers Sales team. Marcos graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. In his spare time, Marcos enjoys working out, spending time with friends and family, and exploring everything that Orlando has to offer.

Support Supervisor

Austin Schiff

Assistant Support Manager

Austin Schiff is part of the Support Supervisor team. He works in conjunction with our support technicians troubleshooting and investigating issues that come up and maintaining the web servers that make our hosting platforms possible. He began his career in 2014 as a Support Technician while pursuing his Bachelor's Degree in Web Development. Since obtaining his degree he has worked to expand his understanding of web server environments and is excited to be working in such a dynamic field.

Data Center Operations Manager

Patrick Wittman

Data Center Operations Manager

Patrick Wittman is the Data Center Operations Manager for HostDime USA. He is responsible for the management and development of Data Center Operations staff as well as developing and setting standards for operational efficiency. His passion for technology, economics, and leadership led him to attain an Associate in Arts Information Technology from Edison State College and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an Economics minor from the University of Central Florida. Upon graduation Patrick set out to accomplish a life-long goal to successfully thru-hike the Appalachian Trail. In 2013 he became one of the approximately 1,250 people to have ever completed the 2,198 mile trek southbound from Mt. Katahdin in Maine to Springer Mountain in Georgia. Patrick’s experience in this challenging endeavor solidified his belief that with determination and perseverance one can overcome any obstacle.

Network Operations Center Manager

Yoshi Quan

Network Operations Center Manager

Yoshi Quan is the NOC Manager at HostDime Global Corp. She has been with HostDime since 2014 and has worked her way to her current position from Level 1 in the Support Department. Her position requires her to manage the operations of the NOC Team and liaise between external vendors and emergency services as necessary. Yoshi works closely with the data center technicians to ensure that the Network Operations Center continues to maintain and improve its practices under the high standards of HostDime.

USA Management Supervisors

Support Supervisor

Steven Hill

Project & Purchasing Manager

Steven Hill started with HostDime in 2014 as a Level 1 Support Technician and has worked as a Level 2 Support Technician and Overnight Support Supervisor before becoming Project Manager. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Business and Organizational Leadership from Valencia College, is a Certified Scrum Master and is working toward his Certified Associate in Project Management from the Project Management Institute. In his spare time, you can find him traveling or furthering his education.

Client Account Supervisor

Sulema Flores

Client Accounting Supervisor

Sulema Flores is the Client Accounting Supervisor at HostDime. Her career started at HostDime in 2004 as an Accounting Representative. Throughout the years she worked my way up to becoming a supervisor. Her job duties include assisting clients on a daily basis and being a mentor for the accounting staff. Always keeping in mind Manny's phrase " It's all about working smart not hard". That's what motives her every day to have a successful day at HostDime.com.

Infrastructure Deployment Supervisor

Rogelio Barrios

Infrastructure Deployment Supervisor

Rogelio Barrios is an Infrastructure Deployment Supervisor. Rogelio has been with HostDime since 2005 and has contributed in many areas within the company’s data center work environment. His current job requires a high level of accountability to ensure all servers being built and deployed are 100% accurate according to client orders. Rogelio’s years of experience with the company make him highly knowledgeable in hardware/software compatibility.

NOC Supervisor

Jose Vasquez

System Technician Supervisor

Jose Vasquez started working as a System Technician at the HostDime Orlando NOC in the year 2012 while attending Seminole State College in Lake Mary, FL. Hard work and responsibility helped advance his career within HostDime. He would like to thank HostDime for the opportunities they have given him to progress and become a System Technicians Supervisor and team leader at the company.

NOC Supervisor

Edward Saldana

System Technician Supervisor

Edward Saldana is a System Technician Supervisor at HostDime Global Corp. He has been with HostDime since 2015 and has worked his way up from Level 1 in the Support Department. His position includes identification of potential areas for improvement relating to departmental policy and documentation. He also participates in interdepartmental efforts to facilitate collaboration amongst the company's various teams. Edward continues to work closely with technicians to ensure that the high standards of HostDime are met.

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