Our Team


Bob Din

Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Founder and visionary leader of dinCloud, Bob brings international business experience to the Cloud.  Bob has owned numerous companies in the technology space, including a national VAR & Microsoft LAR where he pioneered B2B ecommerce and the ability to place orders in real time for what distributors such as Ingram Micro and others have in stock. As such, Bob has a unique vision that is now taking VARs, Managed Service Providers, Large Enterprises, SMB Customers, and others to the Cloud from someone who has been in their shoes.  Partnering with dinCloud allows VARs to sell cutting edge Cloud Services with margins they can't achieve on their own, boost VAR professional service margins by 20%, allows MSP's the scale and response agility they need with customers, and moves businesses of all sizes to an infrastructure that can keep pace with their requirements today and in the future.  

 
 

Mike L. Chase

Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

As co-founder, EVP and CTO of dinCloud, Mike established one of the first Cloud Service providers to offer hosted virtual desktops, servers, storage, and other cloud services worldwide. dinCloud has been rated #1 by Network World Magazine in their desktop-as-a-service ("DaaS") shootout article of May 21, 2012, Voted VDI Solution of 2012 by the UP Cloud Computing Conference and named 1 of 10 Hot Cloud Startups 2013 by CIO Magazine, Voted Best VDI Solution (beat our VMware, Citrix, Oracle & others) at the UP Cloud Computing Conference 2012 etc.  Mike gained his experience with numerous service providers, multi-national corporations, and cloud companies such as Airespring, Equant, Broadcom, Wells Fargo, Experian, tamCloud and others.  He is also an advisor to www.drivenbi.com which is a pioneer in cloud based business analytics.

Mike holds numerous industry certifications such as the prestigious Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE# 7226), Cisco Technology Solutions Specialist (TSS), HP Master Accredited Systems Engineer (MASE), Trend Micro Certified Security Expert (TCSE), Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), VMware Sales Professional (VSP), VMware Technical Sales Professional (VTSP), VMware Certified Professional 3/4/5 (VCP #26676), Hitachi Sales Qualified Professional (HDS-SQP), EMC SE Accreditation 2010 (EMC-SEA), EMC Technology Architect (EMC-TA), RSA – CSE/SecurID, CSE/enVision, CSE/DLP, Compellent – CCIP, CCSA, Riverbed Certified Solutions Professional (RCSP), Quest Software vWorkSpace Certified Administrator, Nexenta CNA (#3019566), Nexenta CNSP (#7031053), Adtran ASP, SIP School SSCA, Linux LPIC1 certification and has a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree in law from California Southern University.

 
 

Ali M. Din

Senior Vice President and CMO

As the Chief Marketing Officer, Ali manages partner relationships for dinCloud as well as oversight on marketing and communication. Prior to this role, Ali was the VP of Marketing and Product Development at En Pointe Technologies, managing key lines of business including HP, Microsoft, and e-business. Ali had also launched the Software as a Service practice at En Pointe. Prior to En Pointe, he was at SupplyAccess, a B2B e-procurement software company that had received $36M in funding from SAP Ventures, Tech Data, Peregrine, and others. As the Implementation Manager, he worked with EDS EMEA to launch a multinational software rollout. Other experiences include working in Finance at Firstsource, a B2B e-tailer, which was later purchased by Office Depot. Ali graduated with a B.A. in Economics from the University of California at Los Angeles and obtained his MBA in Marketing from the University of Southern California.

 
 

Walid Elemary

Vice President, Engineering & Product Development

Walid is responsible for dinCloud’s engineering "A-Team" & development efforts.  This includes dinManage – an enabling tool for IT-as-a-service. Walid’s background as a software engineer started at Innovent Systems, producer of the first Bluetooth chip-sets and HomeRF. Walid subsequently joined Broadcom Corp (NASDAQ:BRCM) to help integrate acquisitions. At Antioch University, he lead the development of an online student registration and transcript system. While at the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Walt Disney Music center, he helped architect the world’s largest “historical musical” archiving system and played a major role in an online interactive ticketing system, a joint project with Ticket Master to host online concerts for the Hollywood Bowl and the Walt Disney Music center.

At dinCloud, Walid works tirelessly in the research and development of technologies that are not only robust, secure and reliable but also cost effective for the customers. His strong background in the fields of Business, Research, Engineering and development enables him to bring innovation in all facets of Cloud technologies.

 
 

David Graffia

Vice President Sales

David Graffia currently holds the position of Vice President of Sales at dinCloud, Inc. and brings 20 years of experience in the area of Information Technology sales and consulting.

Prior to joining dinCloud in 2013, Mr. Graffia spent nearly a decade at En Pointe Technologies where he served as Vice President of Sales. While directing this effort, he increased sales year over year. In addition to sales and marketing his responsibilities included managing the corporate strategy and the development of emerging technologies. He also worked in executive management at PC Mall and Hartford Computer Group.

Graffia has served on numerous advisory councils and is a member of the Technology Executives Club, IT Leaders Circle and IT Marketing Institute. His strengths surround Cloud services, virtualization, storage, asset Management, electronic procurement, software licensing, and both managed & professional services. David enjoys building partnerships and broader business relationships, and is always willing to provide guidance and support.