Security-Centric Automation for Network Teams


Network engineers save time, eliminate vulnerabilities, and automate compliance

BackBox powers The BackBox Automation Platform for Network Teams, a multi-vendor automation platform with thousands of pre-built automations and a no-code way of creating new ones. Enterprises and managed service providers worldwide trust BackBox to automate and audit anything an admin could do manually, with the flexibility and scalability to handle the largest networks. From backups and OS updates to configuration compliance and vulnerability management, BackBox helps network engineers save time and keep their networks secure and compliant.

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    Backup & recovery

    Schedule backups with a 5-step verification and single-click recovery.

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    OS Upgrades and Vulnerability Management

    Prioritize and schedule updates based on the actual risk to your environment.

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    Multivendor Automations

    Seemlessly automate tasks on firewalls and network devices from over 180 vendors.

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    Inventory management

    Real-time dynamic inventory information and reports for all devices.

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    Configuration Compliance

    Identify non-compliant configs, automate remediation, and prevent configuration drift.

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    Access management

    Broadcast commands throughout any number of devices at the same time.


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Our leadership

Our management team is a forward-thinking group with decades of industry leading experience and a passion for fundamentally improving enterprise network operations. They are the driving force behind our award-winning solution, constantly innovating and looking for opportunities to exceed our customers’ expectations.

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Andrew Kahl


Andrew Kahl brings to Backbox over 28 years of industry experience and serves as CEO and a member of the Board of Directors. Prior to BackBox, Andrew was VP, Customer Success at NetApp, and the first Chief Customer Officer at Sailpoint. Andrew was also Co-Founder of CREDANT Technologies, a leading security software firm that was acquired by Dell Technologies.

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John Evarts, COO

John Evarts


John Evarts has helped lead several early-stage software companies through significant growth periods in various leadership roles from CFO to President. At BackBox, he is responsible for Sales, Marketing, and Corporate Finance. Most recently, John served as President & Chief Operating Officer at Mediafly, leading go-to-market teams as well as eight company acquisitions. John earned his MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

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Josh Stephens


Josh Stephens is a 30-year veteran of the network engineering and cybersecurity fields. Josh's career began in the US Air Force as an active-duty airman focused on network and systems engineering and cybersecurity. Josh left the Air Force to join International Network Services (INS), where he led several large network design, network management, and network security projects. Josh was then a part of the founding team at SolarWinds, led product strategy and engineering there for many years, and founded their user community, Thwack. Josh has held senior leadership positions at several other companies including Itential, Idera, ActivTrak, and Evo Security. Josh is an avid angel investor and serves as an advisor and board member for early-stage tech companies.

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Isabelle Papoulias

SVP Global Marketing

Isabelle Papoulias has over 25 years of experience in a range of B2B global marketing roles working with iconic Fortune 500 brands as well as SaaS start-ups. Before joining BackBox, Isabelle was CMO of Mediafly a Sales Enablement technology leader, where she also had Sales and Operations responsibilities. She is passionate about partnering with all areas of the organization to drive awareness and revenue growth for BackBox.

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Mike Calonica

SVP Sales

Mike Calonica is SVP of Sales at BackBox and brings over 13 years of industry experience. Prior, Mike was VP of Commercial Sales at HYCU, VP of Global Sales at Wazuh, and VP of Americas at AlienVault, a leading security firm that was acquired by AT&T.

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Jim Burglin

VP, Customer Experience

Jim is responsible for ensuring that BackBox has a global customer strategy that drives and influences excellence in every customer interaction. Prior to joining BackBox, Jim was the Head of Customer Success at Jump Cloud where he built a global customer success team responsible for building deep valuable relationships for enterprise customers around the world.

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Richard Phillips

VP, Infrastructure & Technology

Richard has 33 years of experience in Software Development. He has had roles in designing, building, deploying, and supporting Enterprise Software from the desktop to the cloud.

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Kathy Schneeberg

VP, HR & People Operations

Kathy leads Human Resources and is focused on building a culture that brings fulfillment and satisfaction for employees. Kathy is a veteran of the high-tech industry and brings over 20 years of executive experience to BackBox. Kathy was previously the VP of HR at PICKUP Now, an on-demand delivery service.

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Ben Burge


Ben has 12 years of experience in FP&A.  Prior to BackBox, he has held various leadership roles at Alkami Technology, Synacor Inc., and RealPage.

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Board of directors


Andrew Kahl


Andrew Kahl brings to Backbox over 28 years of industry experience and serves as CEO and a member of the Board of Directors. Prior to BackBox, Andrew was VP, Customer Success at NetApp, and the first Chief Customer Officer at Sailpoint. Andrew was also Co-Founder of CREDANT Technologies, a leading security software firm that was acquired by Dell Technologies.

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Rita Selvaggi

Rita Selvaggi

Operating Partner,
Elsewhere Partners

Rita brings extensive experience in all aspects of go-to-market strategy and operations to the BackBox board. She has led Enterprise software companies through periods of high growth, most recently as CEO of ActivTrak and as CMO of AlienVault, a security software company acquired by AT&T. She led marketing for SolarWinds leading up to and through an IPO in 2009.

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Chris Pacitti

Founder & Partner,
Elsewhere Partners

Chris has 25 years of experience as an investor and passionate partner to software entrepreneurs. He founded Elsewhere Partners after identifying a tremendous unmet opportunity to invest and scale software companies that don’t fit the traditional VC model. Chris spent nearly two-decades at Austin Ventures, where he co-led technology investing.

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Sloane Child

Elsewhere Partners

Sloane is a software investor at Elsewhere Partners where she focuses on diligence, deal execution, and portfolio value creation. Previously, Sloane worked in Business Operations for a VC-backed startup and invested in business services companies at General Atlantic. A native Texan, Sloane is passionate about bringing capital and operational expertise to software companies outside of traditional venture hubs.

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What Our Customers Say

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