Management Team

VirtaMove management team

The VirtaMove management team is led by innovative and exerienced DevOps executives.

Nigel W. Stokes, Co-Founder & CEO

Nigel Stokes is the Chief Executive Officer of VirtaMove. Nigel is an experienced software entrepreneur and has founded and built a range of DevOps companies.

He was CEO and co-founder of DataMirror, a real-time data integration company. DataMirror was publicly listed for 12 years and was sold to the Information Management division of IBM in 2007. As a venture investor, Nigel has seed funded a range of software and technology companies.

He is also an avid salt and fresh-water fly fisherman and mycologist. Who doesn’t love eating the odd wild mushroom?

Alex Topitsch, VP Sales

Alex Topitsch has been Vice President of Sales at VirtaMove since 2015. He also Co-founded FutureState IT Inc. and served as its Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technology Officer. He is a proven leader with 15 years of experience leading an IT consulting company.

His company provided services to organizations across North America in the government, financial, and manufacturing verticals. Alex has helped a range of IT service firms grow and guided their technical and sales teams to adapt to the ever-changing complexities of the datacenter. He is an established thought leader in IT infrastructure and a visionary in emerging technology. Alex has a deep understanding of the strategic and architectural challenges of IT.

He is also an avid fisherman and at one time hosted and owned a professional fishing broadcast.  Alex has lived the dream!

Mark Woodward, VP Development

As VirtaMove’s VP of Development, Mark Woodward drives product strategies, ensures product delivery, and builds a strong team and culture centered on the product vision. He is a key designer and holds patents on VirtaMove’s migration technology. He has been instrumental in developing critical components underpinning the company’s application virtualization technology.

Mark was educated in England and has over 30 years experience in the high-tech sector. He has deep experience working with embedded devices, OS kernel, and communication development for ground breaking companies like Newbridge and Alcatel. Pushing technological boundaries has always been part of his life.

He is a fully licensed HAM radio operator, restores arcade games, and participates in extreme off-roading, as a trail leader and as a Directors of the Eastern Ontario Trail Blazers. If your combustion engine needs a new seal, or your Land Rover needs a brake job, Mark can likely fix that over lunch.