|01 Jacob Kazakevich||President and Co-Founder|
|02 Alex Osipov||Chief Technology Officer|
|03 Aron Derstine||Director of Channel Development|
|04 David Matalon||Investment Board|
President and Co-Founder
In his role as OS33 President, Mr. Kazakevich has responsibility for business operations, product development, and strategic alliances.
Jacob has a rich background in IT and hosting solutions. He spent seven years as co-founder and CTO of External IT, a leader in the SMB Hosted IT marketplace. During his tenure with External IT, Jacob managed all technical operations, including service delivery for hundreds of clients and thousands of end users. Additionally, he increased the company’s footprint and IT hosting capabilities by establishing data centers across the United States, and managing the acquisition of three smaller hosting providers.
Prior to co-founding External IT, he was CTO of Offyx Corporation, a New York City-based startup in the application service provider (ASP) market. While overseeing technology management duties, Jacob shared responsibility for raising $2 million in funding from IBM, Cisco and three venture funds. His work at Offyx provided the impetus for launching External IT in 2002.
Mr. Kazakevich is one of three original architects of OS33, which began as an External IT project in 2004. When OS33 was spun off from External IT in 2009, he was chosen to run the new company as President. Under his executive leadership, OS33 is well-positioned to enhance its market position in cloud-based IT hosting through a growing base of IT service provider partners.
Jacob has a bachelor’s degree from the Stern School of Business at New York University and resides in New York City with his wife and two daughters.
Chief Technology Officer
Mr. Osipov is responsible for the implementation of OS33′s Software Platform used by our MSP partners.
His experience in IT provisioning started in 1999 as a programmer automating UNIX-based web host provisioning and systems administration at High Speed Web, Inc. He then spent several years providing consulting services including software design, highly scalable web site development, IVR solutions and systems interoperability. Recipients of his work include the New York City Mayor’s Office, Grand Central Partnership, Loyola Health System, Northrop Grumman and T-Mobile.
In 2005, Alex was recruited to join External IT (OS33′s original creator), thereby returning to his roots in provisioning and IT services delivery. He has been the driving force in architecting and delivering the OS33 Software Platform, our class-leading solution for delivering hosted IT services and infrastructure.
Alex holds a BS in Computer Science from Stony Brook University and is a member of several IT industry organizations, including the IEEE and the ACM.
Director of Channel Development
Aron Derstine is responsible for managing both direct and indirect sales channels nationwide.
Prior to his move into Sales, Aron spent over 10 years as Director of Information Technology at Hilb Rogal & Hobbs, the 8th largest insurance broker in the world. Working in strategic technology implementation and development, Aron negotiated complex integrations through numerous acquisitions seeing HRH hit revenue in excess of $648M and grow to over 4000 employees.
Aron became an independent consultant in 2008, focusing on developing opportunities within the hosted marketplace. A year later he secured a long term arrangement as Sales Manager of a privately held SaaS provider in Westerville, Ohio. There, he was instrumental in helping to launch project plans that laid the foundation for rapid growth and enter the International market space. Through this experience Aron gained useful insights on marketing and in depth exposure to nearly all facets of MSP business operations.
Aron holds a Bachelor’s degree in Global Business with a concentration in Management at the University of Phoenix. He has 4 children and lives with his wife in Delaware, Ohio.
OS33 Investor Board
CEO, External IT
David Matalon is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at External IT. He also serves as strategic and operational advisor for Technology Capital Investors. David was one of the entrepreneurial pioneers of the cloud platform, IT outsourcing sector, dating back to 2000. His first venture into the field was as co-founder of Offyx, one of the first application service providers in the United States.
In 2003 he joined External Network and was responsible for three consecutive years of 50%+ growth. In 2005, Matalon acquired Secure Global Networks, and in 2008, he acquired Dallas-based ETCI and Hostnet.
In 2009, Technology Capital Investors was formed with Matalon as advisor and a significant investor. Also in 2009, External IT spun off its intellectual property as OS33, a fully hosted automation platform for Managed Service Providers. In his role with Technology Capital Investors he oversaw the acquisition of several Managed Service Providers. He is a graduate of New York University Stern School of Business and lives in New York City with his wife and three children.