Our Team

Derik Belair

CEO / Co-founder

Gavin Garbutt

Chairman / Co-founder

Ali Mahmoud

VP of Product & Partner Success

VP of Engineering
Matt Cave

VP of Engineering

Gennady Soloviev

Chief Information Security Officer

Steve Burwash

CFO & VP Operations

CEO / Co-founderDerik Belair

As President and CEO, Derik leads the vision, strategy, and growth of Augmentt.

Prior to founding Augmentt, Derik was Vice President of Marketing at SolarWinds where he lead the digital marketing strategy for the company’s cloud division. Derik joined SolarWinds through the acquisition of N-able Technologies, a company he helped build and sell to SolarWinds in 2013. Derik has been working in the channel in a senior leadership role for over 20 years, having been through the IPO process and several acquisitions.

Fun Facts:

Derik’s top 3 characteristics:

Passionate – Energetic – Enthusiastic

Derik’s favorite Michael Scott (The Office) quote:

“Would I rather be feared or loved? Easy. Both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me.”

Derik Belair
Gavin Garbutt

Chairman / Co-founderGavin Garbutt

As Chairman and Co-founder, Gavin plays a key role in helping the organization define its vision, strategy to ensure continued success.

Prior to founding Augmentt, Gavin was a board member and strategic advisor for THP, a marketing company that was recently acquired by WLT (Williams Lea Tag). Gavin’s channel career began in early 2000 when he decided to launch N-able Technologies. As CEO, Gavin built the business to become a leading vendor in the RMM space and ensuring its continued success through the sale of N-able to SolarWinds in 2013.

Fun Facts

Gavin’s top 3 characteristics:

Calm – Cool- Collected

Gavin’s favorite Michael Scott (The Office) quote:

“You know what they say. Fool me once, strike one, but fool me twice … strike three.”

VP of Product & Partner SuccessAli Mahmoud

As VP of Products, Ali drives the value, roadmap, and delivery of Augmentt’s offerings.

Ali is a software developer turned product leader with over 15 years experience in building successful software companies. Ali team’s have launched more than a dozen SaaS products that leverage cutting edge technology including artificial intelligence to help the channel solve their customer’s biggest challenges. He joins Augmentt from product strategy roles at a long line of market leading companies including Snow Software, SolarWinds and Assent Compliance.

Fun Facts

Ali’s top 3 characteristics:

Empathetic – Inquisitive – Analytical

Ali’s favorite Michael Scott (The Office) quote:

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. – Wayne Gretzky”

Ali Mahmoud

VP of EngineeringMatt Cave

As VP of Engineering, Matt leads the software development to ensure continued success while adapting to business needs.

Matt has 20 years of experience leading cross-functional technical teams in both startup and enterprise environments. Matt began his career at UK-based SaaS provider MessageLabs, where he held several roles spanning product management, systems architecture, software development, quality assurance, and service operations. Since then, he has led multiple software engineering teams at Klick Health, Rangle.io, and Avanti Software.

Matt has a BSc Hons, Applied Computing, from the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK.

Fun Facts

Matt’s top 3 characteristics:

Curious – Optimistic – Objective

Matt’s favorite Michael Scott (The Office) quote:

“I love inside jokes. I hope to be a part of one someday.”

Chief Information Security Officer – CISSPGennady Soloviev

Gennady is a certified security professional and has over 13 years of consulting experience. He has successfully delivered several compliance projects including ISO 27001, SOC2, PCI-DSS, and more.

Fun Facts

Gennady’s top 3 characteristics:

Excellent communication, written, and interpersonal skills

Gennady’s favorite Michael Scott (The Office) quote:

“When the son of the deposed king of Nigeria emails you directly, asking for help, you help! His father ran the freaking country! Okay?”

Gennady Soloviev - Chief Information Security Officer

Chief Financial Officer & VP OperationsSteve Burwash

Senior, finance and operations leader driving transformational change to improve operational excellence and resource optimization. Deep experience across agriculture and CPG, aerospace and defense and the high-tech sectors. Expertise includes: M&A – Due Diligence through Integration | Public Company Governance | Operational Excellence | Performance Optimization | P&L Ownership | Technology Optimization | Customer Service Focus | FP&A

Fun Facts:

Steve’s top 3 characteristics:

Analytics – Planning – Strategy

Steve’s favorite Michael Scott (The Office) quote:

“And I knew exactly what to do. But in a much more real sense, I had no idea what to do.”


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