Leadership

Bacula Systems SA is founded and operated by a number of highly skilled professionals with an exceedingly good knowledge of all aspects of IT operations, business development, worldwide sales / marketing and business administration.

 

Frank Barker
CEO

Frank Barker is CEO at Bacula Systems. He started his IT career with Hewlett-Packard in the UK, rising through Support and Sales and into Management before moving to the EMEA headquarters in Geneva to run their Telco, Financial Services and Global Accounts businesses. He subsequently ran Hewlett Packard’s Consulting and Systems Integration business across EMEA, then moved to the US to set up a worldwide Division around cloud computing. Prior to Bacula Systems he has been CEO and Managing Director for several technology companies in software and security and has a track record of successfully growing technology companies.

He is a graduate of Harvard Business School and holds an Honours Degree in Electronics from Strathclyde University in Scotland.

 

Kern Sibbald
CTO and Chairman

Kern Sibbald is the chairman and Chief Technical Officer of Bacula Systems. He designed and wrote most of the Bacula software; he manages the related open source project. Kern is a founder of Autodesk where he was development manager for AutoCAD, a highly successful CAD program. He established and was the Technical Director of Autodesk’s European software development center in Neuchatel, Switzerland.

Kern holds a bachelors degree in physics from the University of California and a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Maryland.

 

Aristide Caraccio
Vice President, Sales & Marketing

Aristide Caraccio is Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Bacula Systems. He has worked for the Seattle based Software company WRQ for 10 years: first as General Manager France & Southern Europe, then as Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Asia Pacific Region where he was in charge of financial, technical, marketing, and sales organizations. Aristide has garnered more than twenty five years experience working within the IT industry. He co-founded Reseaudis, a company specializing in importation, distribution, and engineering in the network solutions field. He has also worked with other French technology companies such as PC Technologies, Tekelec Airtronic, and Publi 12.

Aristide earned an MBA from the Paris-New York International School of Management.

 

Eric Bollengier
Director of Engineering

Eric Bollengier is Director of Engineering at Bacula Systems. Since 2003 he has been an active member of the Bacula community. Eric has written significant parts of the Bacula software, and has also developed the B-Web user interface and reporting system for Bacula. Eric has previously worked as a system- and network-administrator.

Eric holds a masters degree in microprocessor electronics from the Université du Maine and a DESS degree from the Université de Versailles Saint Quentin.

 

Ludovic Piquerez
Director, Support

Ludovic Piquerez is the Director of Support at Bacula Systems. He worked in the IT support domain in various demanding industries specialized in healthcare, energy, technology and media. He founded his own company in IT services and developed it into a sustainable business in which open-source software integration was one of the main activities. In his late experience as IT Manager Europe, he implemented healthcare regulations.
Ludovic has mentored teams of experts in three different continents. He has successfully resolved issues in challenging environments and succeeded in managing many parallel projects in a multi-customers environment.

Ludovic holds a bachelor in Computer Science, major in Management Systems and a Master degree in Social and Political Sciences. He is certified in IT service management (ITIL) and IT governance (COBIT).