A pioneer in DNS and Web Application Security and a leader in cloud infrastructure
Since 2001, companies, from startups to enterprises, have used Oracle Dyn’s world-leading Managed DNS service to connect their digital content and experiences to end-users across a global internet. Dyn Web Application Security (formerly Zenedge) allows customers to secure applications, networks, databases, and APIs from malicious internet traffic and bots. Dyn does all of this by having a robust and redundant network, unrivaled data and analytics and a team focused on engineering excellence and customer success!
Incorporate with focus on Dynamic DNS & Remote Access
Became a premium domain registrar
Manchester, NH HQ opens its doors
Launched enterprise Managed DNS services
Web enterprise customers served: Twitter, Netflix, Zappos
Launched Email Delivery services
Global expansion in EMEA: Regional HQ, Brighton, UK
Enterprises served: Microsoft, Time Warner
Launched Monitoring & Analytics services
Acquired by Oracle
Becomes Oracle Dyn Global Business Unit (GBU)
Launched Web Application Security suite
Oracle Dyn is a global business unit focused on cloud infrastructure that securely connect users with digital content and experiences across a global internet. Dyn’s services include Managed DNS, Email Delivery and a Web Application Security suite. These solutions are powered by a global network that drives 40 billion traffic optimization decisions daily for more than 3,500 enterprise customers, including preeminent digital brands such as Netflix, Twitter, CNBC and LinkedIn. Our services are also integrated as part of the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure platform.
Our Leadership Team
Kyle York, Vice President, Product Strategy and GM
Kyle York is the vice president of product strategy for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and the general manager for its Dyn Global Business Unit (GBU). York has been an executive with Dyn since 2008. During his years there he spearheaded company growth and corporate strategy, which led to its acquisition by Oracle in 2016. In his current role, York focuses on product strategy, market development and evangelism for Oracle’s cloud platform and is responsible for overall Dyn GBU operations.
As an expert in the global Internet, cloud, SaaS, IaaS, and technology markets and trends, York has been featured in Entrepreneur, The New York Times, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Dark Reading, Wired, TechCrunch, Web Hosting Industry Review, NPR’s All Tech Considered, and PBS’s Frontline. He has been a guest speaker at many conferences including CIO Summit, Gartner, HostingCon, MPOWER Cybersecurity Summit, Interop, LAUNCH, The Next Web, and Web Summit.
York has spent his career working in the “as-a-service” business model. Prior to joining Dyn, he spent six years at SaaS company WhippleHill Communications, which was acquired by Blackbaud in 2014. In addition to his efforts at Dyn, he is a board member, advisor, and investor in several fast-growth startups. York holds a BS in marketing from Bentley University.
Scott Hilton, GM & VP, Product Development
Scott Hilton is General Manager and Vice President of Product Development for the Oracle Dyn GBU, where he is responsible for the product engineering, customer support and technical operations teams for Oracle Dyn’s industry-leading portfolio of Edge Services including (DNS, Email Delivery, Web Application Firewall, DDOS Mitigation, and Internet Monitoring). Scott oversees the overall global business unit (GBU) product development and Technical Operations organizations and has been a critical leader at Oracle Dyn since early 2013.
Scott specializes in driving growth strategies for product companies, having spent more than 15 years doing just that for SpringTide Networks, Lucent Technologies (Nasdaq: ALU), 3com (Nasdaq: COMS), and Sycamore Networks (Nasdaq: SCMR).
Scott is also an accomplished inventor and entrepreneur. He currently holds two patents in the network space — one for virtual private networks (VPN) automation and the other for mobile location-based services. He is also the founder of Spatial Adventures, a SaaS-based mobile tourism service.
Scott has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Duke University and a Master in Science of Electrical Engineering degree from George Mason University. He is also a military veteran, having served as a Submarine Officer in the U.S. Navy. He lives in Groton, MA, with his wife and two children.
Dave Connors, VP, Technical Operations
Dave Connors is Vice President of Technical Operations for the Dyn GBU, where he is responsible for Technical Operations, Infrastructure Engineering, Security and Customer Support. Dave has been at Dyn since early 2013, leading tremendous business and traffic growth in scaling Dyn as the best DNS network in the world.
He brings more than 20 years of technology and business experience to Dyn with a strong focus on leadership, process innovation and internet-based service delivery including Cloud, SaaS and IaaS. Before coming to Dyn, Dave served as the VP of Operations at Constant Contact and held senior leadership positions at BEA Systems, Revenio, and Affiliated Computer Services.
Dave has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Yale University. He lives in Windham, NH with his wife and two daughters.
Dave Allen, VP, Business Operations & Strategy
Dave Allen is Vice President of Business Operations and Strategy for the Dyn GBU, where he is responsible for overall business operations, including: business process, back office, and business metric/KPI management. He also leads a team focused on sales and marketing operations, information systems and technology, and legal, to ensure the global business unit (GBU) runs effectively and efficiently.
Dave writes regularly on internet protocol and governance, specifically data sovereignty issues, having been published IT Pro Portal, Info Security, Business Cloud News and CircleID. His expertise around critical internet infrastructure architecture, and its corresponding policies and standards make Dave a sought after thought leader on global internet events.
Dave is an alumnus of Nixon Peabody LLP, where he practiced in the Global Business Transactions and Private Equity groups. Dave is a graduate of both the University of New Hampshire and the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. Dave lives in New Hampshire with his wife and son.
Paul Heywood, VP, Worldwide Sales & Business Strategy
Paul Heywood is the VP Worldwide Sales and Business Strategy for the Oracle Dyn GBU where he leads the global sales, sales engineering and customer success teams.
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.
Phil Francisco, VP, Product Marketing
Phil Francisco is Vice President of Product Marketing at Dyn where he is responsible for aligning Dyn’s strategy, products, customers, demand generation, communications and market.
Previously, Phil was Vice President of Data Management Products and Strategy for the IBM Analytics portfolio of database and Hadoop product offerings and Netezza products, a role he held both prior and subsequent to the acquisition of Netezza by IBM. Prior to Netezza, he held Vice President of Marketing and Product Management roles at PhotonEx and Lucent Technologies' Optical Networking Group. In addition, he has more than 10 years of experience in software, hardware, and systems engineering at AT&T/Lucent Bell Laboratories.
Phil holds a patent in advanced optical network architectures. Additionally, he holds BSE degrees in Computer Science Engineering and Electrical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, an MSE in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, and completed the Advanced Management Program at Duke University - Fuqua School of Business. He and his wife live in Groton, MA.
Phil Stanhope, VP, Technology Strategy
Phil Stanhope is Vice President of Technology Strategy for the Dyn GBU, where his focus is on operating at the intersection of business and technology. He is responsible the strategy and planning for telemetry services that help unify engineering, infrastructure, architecture, systems engineering, analytics, security, cloud and CDN monitoring and network operations.
Phil is a known thought leader in the industry, having served on numerous advisory boards and technology adoption programs over the past 25 years. He is a regular speaker at conferences like Velocity, Security, Monitorama and WebPerfDays. He was the author of “Get in the Groove” a Wiley published book focused on building peer-to-peer solutions with the Groove (Microsoft) platform.
Phil has held technology and executive leadership positions at companies like Yottaa, Wimba, which was acquired by Blackboard in 2010, and he was the Chief Architect at Aspen Technology (Nasdaq: AZPN), CTO at Adesso Systems, Director at Perot Systems, which was acquired by Dell (Nasdaq: DELL), founder of Cambridge Object Technologies, which was acquired by Perot Systems, and Platform Architect at Lotus, which was acquired by IBM (NYSE: IBM).Phil has a Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He and his wife live in Newburyport, MA.
Leon Kuperman, VP, Software Development
Leon Kuperman is Vice President, Software Development for the Oracle Dyn GBU where he is working on the next generation of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure WAF and Edge Security, bringing together data at the edge and applying machine-learning based analysis to thwart cybersecurity attacks
Leon was previously a co-founder of Zenedge, which was acquired by Oracle in 2018. Prior to Zenedge, Leon was a co-founder of HostedPCI Inc. and president and CTO at Bidz.com. At both companies, his focus was on addressing the security challenges facing eCommerce websites today. Leon has also had CTO roles at Modnique.com and Truition (where he was also the founder).
Leon is an authority on Web Application Security, machine learning, and rapid scaling of cloud infrastructure.
He began his career at IBM, which is where he was awarded a patent relating to eCommerce caching systems. Leon holds a B.A.Sc. in Computer Science from York University.
Come join the team and help make the internet and IaaS more awesome.