About Our Company

Headquartered in the heart of Northern California’s Silicon Valley with coverage across the region, Transforia is a IT-as-a-Service Solutions Provider delivering a full set of desktop computing services to businesses that embrace the cloud. Our team brings a deep understanding of Lean IT cost reduction methods, IT best practices, and security intelligence to customers via our ITaaS managed PC subscription service.

Whether you’re in the early stages of moving on premise applications to the cloud, evaluating how the cloud can benefit your business, or pressured to do more with less to achieve financial budget goals, Transforia can leverage the skills and experience gained from our collective backgrounds to ensure you achieve your business objectives.

Our hands-on experience solving complex IT business problems, coupled with cost efficient DevOps strategies, VAR relationships, customer care and IT support was the inspiration of founding Transforia. We believe open source software, industry standard hardware platforms, cloud based managed services and support to be the the future of enterprise desktop computing. From our unique perspective and attention to security best practices, we realize the risks and challenges of supporting business computers. Allow us to share our knowledge and creative approach by purchasing your Transforia managed PC subscription today.

Our Team

Joey Amanchukwu
Co-founder / CEO
Joey co-founded Transforia with a deep appreciation for helping customers bridge the gap between business requirements and technology selection. Joey brings extensive experience from his background of 12 years in roles spanning sales development and marketing, sales engineering, strategic partnerships, business development, and client account management for Dell Inc., Red Hat (Nasdaq: RHT), Bandwidth.com and Good Technology. Joey enjoys playing golf, traveling, participating in tech meetups and is active in the community mentoring at risk youth
Garrett Honeycutt
Co-founer and CTO
Garrett is a Puppet master and automation expert who regularly speaks internationally on the subject. He brings over fifteen years of using and advocating Linux and Open Source software. He's a leader in the DevOps movement, cloud automation, and cloud orchestration. Garrett has a diverse technical background and loves to build things. He has been involved with three different startups, Mixxer, Dashwire which was acquired by HTC, and Puppet Labs which has raised $86M to date. He is also the founder of LearnPuppet.com. In his spare time you can find Garrett riding his bike or contributing to numerous open source projects.
Bryan Smith
Chief Engineer R&D
Bryan is a Debian Gnu/Linux and BSD enthusiast, hardware hacker and Systems Engineer. Bryan has used Open Source Operating Systems since the days of Red Hat 5 Hurricane. He contributes to several Open Source projects and has helped launch several startup ISP’s based in his area using Open Source software as a framework. Bryan spends his free time organizing Fossetcon.org, administering his free Linux shell server project, advocating Open Source, proctoring BSD Associate Certification, writing poetry and playing Bossa Nova and Flamenco guitar.
Ben Turner
Lead Software Developer
Ben is a Senior Software Engineer with full stack experience working at every layer of software development. Expanding on a Computer Science degree from the University of San Francisco, Ben has fed his keen interest in the human side of computing with studies at the University of Michigan and at the University of Washington. In his 20 years as a web applications developer, Ben has worked with multiple major software companies and startups. With his focus on ensuring that technology really meets people's needs, Ben brings extensive experience in both front end user experience as well as back end software, data storage and scaling.
James Stawick
CFO

 

Advisors to the Board

Steve Westmoreland
Technology Advisor
Westmoreland oversees technical operations for The Linux Foundation and its Collaborative Projects. He has more than 30 years of experience in leadership positions creating, developing and deploying information technologies for companies such as VA Linux Systems, Vicor/FIS, Wells Fargo and Bank of America, among others. He has worked extensively with startups and major corporations to effectively utilize open source technologies in high performance, high capacity and ultra-secure environments and has devoted much of his career to the ongoing development of effective leadership and teamwork in technical organizations. He received his B.S in computer science from Louisiana Tech University. Westmoreland is based in Portland, Ore.
Meredith Warshaw
Startup Advisor
Meredith brings 15+ years of experience to start ups and entrepreneurship. She was an EIR at the Angels Forum, chaired the VC Taskforce, and Founder and CEO of the Future Brain Cancer Institute. SPARK program Advisory Board, Stanford University Medical Center; Doctorate with credentials from Stanford University, UCSF, University of Illinois Medical School at Chicago and Northwestern University.
Ray McKenzie
Corporate Strategy Advisor
Raymond (Ray) McKenzie is the Founder and Principal Consultant of Red Beach Advisors. With more than 15 years of experience as a senior business executive and consultant leading global organizations ranging from start-ups to large enterprises, Mr. McKenzie has significant experience with business and departmental strategy, process development, project management, and operational excellence. Ray has held various senior executive positions with companies such as Verisign, Neustar, State Farm Insurance, TeleSign, and UltraDNS.