The organization was started by Sandhya Gorman and Leah McLean in November 2019. Both women have extensive experience working with Cloud Service Providers (AWS, Microsoft Azure, GCP, and others) and recognized the value of their network in helping them maximize their relationships with CSPs. Our founding members are part of our professional network and have become our dear friends. Today, MCLA has over 120 members.

The Team

Sandhya Gorman

Sandhya Gorman

Founder

Sandhya is a Strategic Partner Alliance Expert. She did her time at AWS as a ISV Partner Business Manager and industry connector. She is known by her colleagues as a Cloud and Alliances “Powerhouse.” 

Leah McLean

Leah McLean

Founder

Leah is Director of Worldwide Alliance and Channel Partner Strategy at Armor Cloud Security. Go-to-Market is her passion and she’s determined to push on new innovation in this area. She’s known by her friends and colleagues as “Five9s.”

Nofar Asselman

Nofar Asselman

Founding Member

Nofar is Vice President of Business Development at Epsagon and regular author on cloud best practices in Medium. She’s recognized by AWS as a “Community Hero,” and founded the first ever AWS Partners Meetup Group.

James Beasley

James Beasley

Founding Member

James is Senior Director, Strategic Technology Partnerships at Palo Alto Networks. He’s highly connected, the go-to on negotiations, and is known by his friends and colleagues as “Economically Sensible.”

Christine Brennan

Christine Brennan

Founding Member

Christine is Director of Strategic Alliances at Snowflake. Results driven is her game. She’s known by friends and colleagues as the local “Bay Area Roadie.”

Felipe

Felipe Conill

Founding Member

Felipe is Vice President of Channel and Alliances at AppGate. He’s passionate about leadership and security. His love for technology is why he “founded the first robotics program” at his son’s grade school.

Michael Cuneo

Founding Member

Michael is Vice President of Product at Scalyr, responsible for the company’s roadmap and strategic planning. He’s been influential in identifying key integrations with the cloud service providers. He’s known by his friends and colleagues as “Cloud King.”

Rita Golub

Rita Golub

Founding Member

Rita is Director of Global Alliances at Stardog, managing the company’s relationships with cloud service providers and the broader partner ecosystem. Known to her friends and colleagues as “Tenacious One,” we don’t mess with her, given her Russian heritage.

Stan Golubchik

Founding Member

Stan is CEO and co-founder at ContraForce, a cybersecurity SaaS startup in stealth mode. He’s a pro on technology alliance contracts and go-to-market. He’s a data analytics aficionado . He’s known by his friends and colleagues as “RAID0.”

Adam Kranitz

Adam Kranitz

Founding Member

Adam is Senior Director of Brand Strategy and Marketing Communications at CloudCheckr. He’s perfected the art of live virtual events during COVID19, always resulting in high attendance. He’s known by his friends and colleagues as “Media and Storyteller Extraordinaire.”

Rohini Sadarangani

Rohini Sadarangani

Founding Member

Rohini is a Strategy and Business Operations leader with extensive experience in Management Consulting and Enterprise Tech. She’s instrumental in mentoring women in the workplace to break out of the middle-management trap. She’s no BS in the workforce, but also known to her friends and colleagues as “Fashionista.”

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Sparkle
Founding Doggo

Sparkle is our resident intern – little “ruff” around the edges to keep us in check and ensure we are providing our members and clients the best service!