Geek of the Week: Ben Golub

Revolutionary is a big word that is often thrown around all too freely within the tech industry. However, once in a while that word becomes appropriate. When a company is not only effective in what they do and how they do it, but are also changing the face of the industry, it becomes something to celebrate. There has been enormous buzz surrounding the growing success of open-source engine startup Docker. The latest buzz surrounds the $40 million in venture capital funding they have received, that won’t even be touched till next year as they still have plenty from their last round. For this reason, the staff at CloudWedge have decided to award our Geek of the Week award to the Capitan of this ship, Ben Golub CEO of Docker.

For anyone who is not yet familiar with this series. Earlier this year, the CloudWedge team launched a feature called Geek of the Week. In this feature we award the prestigious honor of ‘Geek of the Week’ to someone from our news posts of that week we feel have done something that deserves special mention or praise. This is either directly through their actions or those of their companies. This award is a certification of honor as the receiver is considered to be a ‘cloud leader.’

Ben has been the CEO at Docker since July 2013. Prior to this he has worked as president and CEO at Gluster Inc., and of Plaxo Inc. Ben also worked for a number of years at VeriSign, in a number of different roles. These include: as senior vice president of marketing and corporate affairs, chief marketing officer, and as senior vice president and general manager of the enterprise security, SSL, and payments divisions. Ben has also worked for a range of different companies in a number of product development, operations, and business development roles; including at Avid Technology Inc., Sun Microsystems, Inc., and True Ultimate Standards Everywhere, Inc.

Ben also serves on a number of for-profit and non-profit boards, including TrustE, BlueSwarm, and Partners for Youth with Disabilities.

Ben has an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, a masters in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, as well as a B.A. in Public Policy from Princeton University. He is also hold a certified information systems security professional (CISSP) accreditation.