Founding Partner, Chief Technology Officer
Edward Reade co-founded Versiant in 2008 and is responsible for designing and implementing Versiant’s long-term technology vision, as well as driving innovation across the company. In this role, he is accountable for the company’s strategy, formulation, development and implementation of technology services and applications. He and his team focus on research and development and strategy, turning emerging technologies into products and approaches that can help Versiant’s customers.
He has held a number of roles within Versiant, and became CTO in 2017. Edward earned a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems from Western Carolina University. Prior to starting Versiant, Edward managed software development for APM Terminals, designing and implementing innovative technology solutions globally.
Founding Partner, Chief Operations Officer
As COO, Christopher is responsible for the day-to-day leadership and general management of Versiant’s operations and product management. In this role, Christopher has helped establish Versiant as a global, award-winning IT Managed Service and Solutions Provider. Under his management, Versiant has consistently achieved year-over-year growth.
Over the last 10 years, Christopher has helped guide Versiant’s growth from a Marine Terminal IT provider into other industries including health care, manufacturing, and container packaged foods. Since 2008, Versiant has grown from a small out-source initiative to a company with over 100 customers with 10 percent of its customers represented as fortune 500 customers.
Christopher received his bachelor’s degrees from The University of London and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. He has degrees in Philosophy of Math and Science, Analytical Philosophy, History and Classical Languages. He currently lives in Charlotte, NC with his wife and four children. In his spare time he is a still life and landscape painter, astro-photographer, and technical wreck diver.
Founding Partner, Chief Financial Officer
As the CFO and Treasurer at Versiant Corporation, Will is responsible for the company’s budget and financial statements. In addition, he oversees the company’s HR policies, benefits, and contractual and legal arrangements. Prior to founding Versiant Corporation in 2008, Will spent more than 20 years working for the AP Moller company supporting their intermodal, I.T., trucking, liner, and terminal business units.
Will holds a BS degree in Business Administration from Winthrop University and a MBA from The Citadel.
Managing Partner, Vice President Sales and Business Development
Mark Whetstone joined Versiant August 2018, bringing more than 25 years of experience in various executive and senior management positions. Mark’s previous industry focus and work experience in complex hosted infrastructure, managed services solutions and delivery services is a natural fit for Versiant. Mark is a Managing Partner at Versiant and leads Versiant’s sales and business development teams focusing on complex enterprise solutions including cloud, complex hybrid IT solutions, managed services, professional services and consulting services across the United States and internationally.
Previously Mark spent 10 years with Flexential / Peak 10 + Viawest most recently as Regional Vice President of Enterprise Sales. During his time at Flexential Mark had various Executive roles including VP of Business Development, Regional Vice President Partner Alliances and Vice President of Strategic Sales.
Mark also was Co-founder and was Managing Director of M3 Technology Group, LLC. Mark’s responsibilities at M3 comprised of worldwide sales, M3’s channel partners and the account management organizations. Mark had responsibility for all key strategic partnerships including Verizon, Microsoft and Quest Software. Mark over saw M3’s explosive growth which averaged an increase of more than 50% every year for more than 7 years. Mark also held various leadership positions at EMC Corporation and MCI/Verizon.
Mark is a native Texan however, he spent most of his life in Tampa Florida including college (University of South Florida). Mark currently lives in Charlotte, NC with his wife Lisa and their two children Benjamin (18) and Victoria (14).