Hive-IO Leadership

Management Team


Joe Makoid – Chief Executive Officer, President
Founder, Dynamic leader of innovative growth-oriented technology ventures. Focuses on business development and strategic partnerships with premier technology companies such as Dell, IBM, and Lenovo to help drive sales growth. Leadership positions over 30 years with Siemens Nixdorf, BusTech, Data Center Direct, MSPI, Tarantella and Devon IT.

Kevin McNamara – Chief Technology Officer
Founder, Technology visionary responsible for developing the company’s long-term technology strategy. As Research & Development Head for End User Compute at JP Morgan Chase he is widely regarded as a leading expert in enterprise desktop technologies and leveraging those technologies to strengthen competitiveness.

ofer-picOfer Bezalel – Chief Development Officer
Founder, an expert in the cloud and virtualization space, with over 20 years of leadership experience in delivering large-scale solutions from inception to adoption. Prior to cofounding HiveIO, held technology leadership positions at JP Morgan Chase, Glasshouse, Virtera, and Expand Networks. While at JP Morgan Chase developed, architected and implemented groundbreaking cloud and remote access products.

Francesca Lancer – Chief Financial Officer
Finance executive focused on fiscally conservative practices leading to maximized bottom line growth. Closed over $50M in Debt and Venture financing in her role as CFO across several verticals. Specializes in M&A with 15+ successful deals totaling over $100M. Former Big Four and Wharton alum with leadership positions at Baldwin Richardson, Textwise, Decru, NetRatings, and PwC.

Dave Cumberworth – Vice President, Worldwide Sales
Senior enterprise sales executive and business strategist with focus on year-to-year company revenue objectives. While at Atlantis, managed customer facing teams; including sales, technical, marketing, professional services, customer service and internal sales. C-Level interface with customers and partners. Experience includes enterprise sales, channel sales and business development at Citrix and Computacenter.

Paul Mancini – Vice President, Marketing
Results-oriented marketing leader with deep experience in demand generation programs for technology-focused products and services. Experienced in creating and managing marketing programs that impact sales and product adoption. Experience includes senior marketing positions at Devon IT, eCal, GE and Lockheed.

Hive-IO Investors

El Dorado Ventures invests in early-stage companies with disruptive technology and business models in emerging and high-growth markets.


Osage Venture Partners invests in early stage, business-to-business software companies headquartered on the East Coast from its offices just outside of Philadelphia, PA.



Rally Ventures invests exclusively in early-stage business technology companies. Rally brings together an extended, fully engaged team with a personal stake in helping portfolio companies navigate the most direct path to success.

Hive-IO Board of Directors

Joe Makoid – Chief Executive Officer, President, Co-Founder, Hive-IO

Kevin McNamara – Chief Technology Officer, Co-Founder, Hive-IO

Dave Toth – Board of Directors, Hive-IO

Jeff Hinck – General Partner, Rally Ventures

Nate Lentz – Managing Partner,  Osage Venture Partners