Theo Schlossnagle

Theo founded Circonus in 2010, and continues to be its principal architect. After earning undergraduate and graduate degrees from Johns Hopkins University in computer science, he went on to research resource allocation techniques in distributed systems during four years of post-graduate work. In 1997, Theo founded OmniTI, which has established itself as the go-to source for organizations facing today's most challenging scalability, performance, and security problems. He was also the principal architect of the Momentum MTA, which is now the flagship product of Message Systems, Inc. Born from Theo's vision and technical wisdom, this innovation is transforming the email software spectrum.

A widely respected industry thought leader, Theo is the author of Scalable Internet Architectures (Sams) and a frequent speaker at worldwide IT conferences. Theo is a member of the IEEE and a senior member of the ACM. He serves on the editorial board of the ACM's Queue Magazine.

Theo resides in Maryland with his wife and three daughters. When speaking about his work, he remarks, "I like tackling hard problems and playing with big toys [computing equipment]."