Issac is a seasoned entrepreneur who can be found most often, advising founders on open source technology and how to keep a community engaged. Issac currently serves on the Board of Beautiful.ai and as an observer to Scalyr. He also served on the Board of NodeFly (Acquired by Strongloop) and as an observer to Apteligent (Acquired by VMWARE).
Issac created and sold multiple enterprise software companies and stays active as an advisor and investor. After Wily Technology’s $375M sale to CA Technologies, he managed the end-to-end application monitoring business. In 2008, he founded the cloud platform Makara, which sold to Red Hat, and then stayed on to create and scale Red Hat OpenShift. In 2013, Isaac incubated core contributors to Node.js at Shasta to form StrongLoop and then joined as founding CEO. StrongLoop was acquired by IBM and Issac most recently served as the CTO of API Management and Hybrid Cloud Integration at IBM.
Issac believes, “The entrepreneur CEO job is difficult and lonely. I had investors and mentors that helped me and I love doing the same for Shasta’s entrepreneurs.”