Senior Leadership

Dave Allen – VP & General Counsel

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Dave oversees Dyn’s legal team, and is responsible for all aspects of the company’s legal matters. Dave is an alumnus of Nixon Peabody LLP, where he practiced in the Global Business Transactions and Private Equity groups. In private practice, he represented strategic and financial buyers and sellers of privately held businesses and served as outside general counsel to technology companies.

Dave has been recognized as a New England Super Lawyer, Rising Star each year from 2009-2013 by Law and Politics Magazine. He has been recognized by the New Hampshire Business and Industry Association and the Union Leader as one of Forty under 40 emerging leaders in the state.

A graduate of the University of New Hampshire and the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, Dave is active in the community, serving on several boards of directors and volunteering in various capacities.

Dave Connors – VP, Information Systems and Security

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Dave is responsible for leading Dyn’s Information Systems and Security teams, which also include the network operations center (NOC), corporate IT and monitoring functions.

Before coming to Dyn, Dave served as the VP of Operations at Constant Contact where he built SaaS operations from the ground up during his 8 1/2 years there.

Dave brings plenty of tech, innovation, and business experience to Dyn with a heavy focus on leadership that drives profitable growth. He has over 20 years experience with large-scale infrastructure projects, high availability Internet applications, business continuity planning, and security — all key drivers of success at Dyn.

Katie Curtin-Mestre – VP, Marketing Communications

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As VP of Marketing Communications, Katie is responsible for overseeing Dyn’s global brand and corporate communications efforts.

Prior to joining Dyn, Katie was a VP of Marketing at Acme Packet, an industry leader in the telecommunications segment.  At Acme Packet, she launched new marketing initiatives for Acme Packet in the areas of customer engagement and market insights.  Over her 15 years in high tech marketing, she has gained a reputation as an expert in messaging and positioning, PR and AR, product launches, and integrated marketing campaigns. She has previously held leadership positions at HP and EMC.

Katie holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Georgetown University and a MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management. She lives in Westborough, Massachusetts with her husband, Ray; two kids, Yanelis and Camilo; nephew, Sebastian; and two dogs.

Josh Delisle – VP of Sales, North America

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Josh is responsible for North American growth and expansion and leads Dyn’s largest sales team. A veteran of sales for over a decade, Delisle joined the company as a Business Development Manager in October 2009 before promotions to Director Of Sales and later Senior Director of Worldwide Sales.

Prior to joining Dyn in October 2009, Delisle spent more than four years each at G4 Communications and Cognos (an IBM company) in various high-visibility sales roles. Delisle graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a BS in Business Administration from the Whittemore School of Business and Economics.

Delisle is a board member for the Manchester Young Professionals Network (MYPN). He and wife Jennifer live in Auburn, NH, with their two children, Jackson and Julianna.

Chris Griffiths – VP, Engineering

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Chris GriffithsChris leads the Engineering team, which is responsible for development, architecture, and deployment of Dyn software platforms, and is the home base for efforts in Internet and infrastructure standards and policy development. He is an industry expert in the design and deployment of Internet technologies, and has managed several of the largest deployments of network services in the world.

Prior to joining Dyn, Chris was the Director of High-Speed Internet and New Business Engineering at Comcast where he managed responsibility for the deployment of DNSSEC and IPv6 across all of Comcast’s network, which was recognized as being the first ISP to deploy these critical Internet infrastructure changes in the United States.

Colleen Karpinsky Cone – VP, Talent & Culture

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ColleenKarpinskyConeAs VP, Talent & Culture, Colleen and her skilled team build and drive the talent strategy for Dyn and deliver innovative human resource support and solutions that fuel the company’s growth aligned with the Talent team’s mantra of “Keeping Dyn Awesome.”

Partnering with the Senior Leadership Team, Colleen develops and implements strategies, programs, and guidelines (not policies) to support our talent and high performance culture founded on the principles of trust, passion, performance and respect.  Colleen oversees all aspects of talent support and evolution, including acquisition and retention, rewards and recognition, performance management, employee relations, compensation and benefits, training, and organizational and leadership development.

A recovering lawyer, Colleen’s background includes working as an employment attorney and HR Consultant at New Hampshire’s largest law firm and managing a diverse range of legal and employment matters internationally as U.S. Associate Counsel at Irving Oil Corporation.  A graduate of Saint Anselm College, she earned her law degree at the Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law, graduating as a member of the school’s prestigious Woolsack Society for academic achievement.  Active in the community, Colleen was recently recognized by New Hampshire’s Union Leader as a 40 Under Forty award recipient. 

Colleen lives in Manchester with her husband, Rick.

Paul Mailhot – VP, Business Operations

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Joining Dyn in November 2012, Paul leads Dyn’s Bizops team where he is focused on ensuring the company’s Project Management Office, Community Affairs and Procurement are prepared for future scaling. Additionally, Paul is in charge of Sales and Marketing Ops and Dyn’s Global offices.

A fixture in the New Hampshire high tech scene for years, the Central Connecticut State University graduate spent the past 19 years in various leadership positions at Autodesk, Inc. including Sales, Sales Management, Academic Programs, Learning and Training and Business Development.

Paul is the current Chair of the NH High Technology Council and is also one of the earliest members/supporters of the Entrepreneurs Foundation of New Hampshire.

He enjoys spending time with his three children and his wife and is passionate about technology, sports cars (Mustangs and German sports cars especially), music, golf and traveling.

Joe Raczka – VP, Corporate Development

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As VP, Corporate Development, Joe supports all merger and acquisition activity, competitor and comparator analysis and Investor Relations. He collaborates closely with product, marketing & sales to ensure we’re well positioned for growth.

Joe was most recently the company’s VP, Finance. Prior to joining Dyn, Joe spent five years in financial services before moving to the technology industry. He worked in NYC for four of those five years in various roles at Bloomberg, Pali Capital and Fidelity Investments.

Joe sits on the Board of Directors for the Manchester Boys and Girls Club, the finance committee for NH Catholic Charities and the Advisory School Board at Bishop Guertin High School. He graduated with a BS in Finance from Providence College in Rhode Island.

He, his wife Christy, and daughter Alexis, live in Bedford, NH.

Matt Toy – VP, Customer Experience

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As VP, Customer Experience, Matt focuses his attention on ensuring cross company alignment is always driven by what is best for our great customers.

Prior to joining Dyn in 2011, Matt spent seven years at Bedford, NH, based Whipplehill Communications, reaching the position of Director of Client Services. Before entering the technology industry, Matt worked in financial services for such companies as Hutchens Investment Management, Mascoma Savings Bank and Fidelity Investments. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from New England College in Henniker, NH.

Within the community, Matt is involved with both the Amherst Patriots and the Town of Amherst, New Hampshire, Recreation department. He is also on the Board of Advisors of Manchester, NH’s abi Innovation Hub.

Josh Verrill – VP, Revenue Acquisition

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As VP of Revenue Acquisition, Josh is responsible for overseeing demand generation and overall revenue conversion.

Prior to joining Dyn in 2013, as Director of E-commerce, Josh was VP, Business Development & Sales at Punchbowl.com. Ahead of Punchbowl, Josh spent 7 years as a member of the team that ran SmartBargains.com and founded Rue La La, a members and invitation-only shopping site. During his tenure, he oversaw customer acquisition and helped launch Rue Local into 9 cities across the U.S. Rue La La was acquired by GSI Commerce in 2009.

Along with his wife, Jess, Josh owns and operates Verrill Stables, a state of the art American Saddlebred training facility in Danville, New Hampshire. Josh is a graduate of the University of Missouri where he earned a degree in Marketing.

Paul Heywood – Director, EMEA

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As the Director of Revenue (EMEA), Paul is responsible for effective execution of Dyn’s regional go to market strategy ensuring the growth and support of revenue within the EMEA region.

Prior to joining Dyn in September 2013, Paul was Head of New Business at Claranet Ltd, a Gartner Magic Quadrant Leading European Managed Service Provider. Paul specializes in working within fast growing technology organizations focused on the design and execution of effective revenue growth strategies.

Paul is a graduate of the University of Wales, Cardiff where he was a member of the Biomechanics PhD program. He lives in London.

Martin Ryan – Managing Director of Asia Pacific

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As the Managing Director of the APAC office in Sydney, Martin is responsible for leading Dyn’s strategy in the regional, as well as increasing the company’s market penetration.

Prior to joining Dyn, Martin was the CEO of content delivery platform MetaCDN where he led the company’s strategic and operational functions. Additionally, he has held executive positions at MIA (mobile content delivery), KACE (acquired by Dell) and WebCentral (acquired by Melbourne IT).

He specializes in leading domestic and international Cloud/SAAS/Mobile startup and emerging companies in Asia, USA and Europe.

Martin studied Electronic Engineering followed by a Bachelor of Business at the University of Technology, Sydney.

He lives in Sydney with his wife Jacqueline, daughter Lauren, and twins Ellen & James.

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