ORock Technologies Executive Leadership
Gregory Hrncir - Co-Founder, Chairman, & Chief Executive Officer
Gregory Hrncir is Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of ORock Technologies. For the past 23 years, he has served in executive, board and counsel capacities for a broad range of emerging growth technology companies in the cybersecurity, software and clean tech sectors. Hrncir commenced his career in private law practice in Los Angeles focused on complex securities and corporate transactional matters including IPOs, M&A transactions, and private placements. Hrncir currently serves as a member of the board of directors of several privately held entities. He received a Bachelor of Science from Arizona State University and a Juris Doctor from Whittier Law School. Hrncir is a member of the Arizona and California State Bars and numerous philanthropic and industry associations.
John Leon - Co-Founder, President, Chief Technology Officer
John Leon is the chief architect, designer, and Chief Technology Officer for ORock Technologies, building the company from the ground up with security as its main focus. ORock Technologies data centers reside on the government’s core Internet Backbone that Leon was involved in implementing in the early 1990’s from OC-3 “Ring of pearl network” to the current WDM backbone network. Previously, Leon handled high-speed cyber developments and security, and was Vice President overseeing the development of 3D stacked devices and embedded systems. He has developed various anti-tamper and reverse engineering capabilities and techniques and has been awarded over 25 Small Business and Innovative Research (SBIR) awards. Leon has devoted his career to solving problems for various U.S. government agencies and military focused in the areas of INFOSEC and COMSEC. He has had multiple successes in utilizing government-funded research and development concepts and building prototypes that eventually lead to commercial products. Leon holds a Master’s of Science degree and Bachelors of Science in Computer Science from Cal State Fullerton.
John Conniff - Chief Operating Officer
John Conniff serves as the Chief Operating Officer of ORock Technologies. In this role, he oversees Technical Operations and Customer Success. Prior to joining ORock Technologies, Conniff completed a distinguished 25-year career as a Colonel in the United States Army. In Conniff’s last assignment, he served in the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Chief Information Officer office where he was responsible for merging the multiple IT service providers within the Pentagon into one organization to achieve efficiencies while providing improved secure service to the DoD’s senior leadership. Prior to that assignment, Conniff was the Deputy Director to the Joint Staff J6 and was responsible for IT Transformation to the Joint Staff by means of optimizing IT service delivery through new capabilities and efficient solutions. Before his role as the Deputy Director, Conniff was the G6 (senior communications officer) for the 82nd Airborne Division where he was responsible all IT-related services to personal under its command, including a rotation in Afghanistan. Prior to that, Conniff served as the Chief of Current Operations for the Joint Task Force for Global Network Operations where he was responsible for directing the 24X7 operations and defense for the DoD’s global IT enterprise. Conniff’s diverse career includes leadership positions involving combat, peace-keeping, and humanitarian assistance operations. Conniff is a graduate of the University of Central Florida where he received a degree in Business Administration.
Michael Ngo - Chief Security Officer
Michael Ngo is the Chief Security Officer of ORock Technologies, where he is responsible for ensuring the security and compliance of the company’s Infrastructure as a Service and Cloud offerings. He completed his distinguished career as a Colonel with the United States Army, where he was a senior executive with 28+ years of experience directing worldwide network operations and cyber defense for large scale organizations of over 7 million systems, on 15,000 separate networks, across various security domains.
Prior to joining ORock, Ngo was the Chief Operating Officer, Joint Force Headquarters Department of Defense Information Networks (JFHQ-DODIN), at Fort Meade, Maryland. In this role he was responsible for the command and control of defensive cyberspace activities focusing on unity of command and unity of effort within the Department of Defense to secure, operate, and defend Department of Defense Networks.
Ngo was commissioned as a Signal Officer and served in various levels of command and staff positions in the United States, Kuwait, Korea, and Germany. His previous assignments include: Director of US Army Cybersecurity Programs and Training, HQDA CIO/G-6; Deputy Director, Defensive Operations Planning, JFHQ-DODIN; Senior IT Program Manager, Mobility, DISA; Deputy Division Head, Cyber Special Access Programs and Special Technical Operations, USCYBERCOM; and Deputy Department Head, JTF-GNO.
Ngo holds a Master of Science in Information Technology Management from the Naval Postgraduate School and graduated as a ROTC Distinguished Military Graduate with a degree in Computer Science from Millersville University.
Matthew Plummer - Chief Cloud Architect, Sales
Matthew Plummer serves as ORock’s Chief Cloud Architect, Sales. He has integrated advanced technologies into secure large-scale cloud computing environments for more than 20 years.
He is responsible for designing technical solutions for the ORockCloud or a hybrid, architectures that are engineered with an applied and discriminating knowledge of all existing technologies and capabilities. As engineering solutions, they integrate project requirements with technical architecture and design prior to engagement with the ORock production environment. As business solutions, they align IT infrastructure with a customer’s business goals and objectives, investments, operating structure, workforce needs, services, and strategies.
Prior to joining ORock, he provided senior leadership and technical solutions across a wide spectrum of businesses, systems and platforms. These included significant investments in Federal government departments and agencies, large and small commercial enterprises, the financial markets, and academia. He has performed as a CTO, Senior Enterprise Architect, Senior Vice President, Cyber Security SME and Enterprise Integrator.
He holds degrees in Computer Science, Information Technology and Interdisciplinary Studies and received his Federal Chief Information Officer’s (CIO) Council Certification from CIO University under Carnegie Mellon University.
Steve Robinson - Chief Revenue Officer
As Chief Revenue Officer, Steve Robinson leads all sales, business development, and channel development functions for ORock Technologies. He is responsible for developing growth strategies, recruiting and enabling channel partners, and ensuring customer satisfaction through operational excellence and collaborative account management. This includes all sales and go-to-market activities for the public sector and multiple commercial sectors, including the financial services, healthcare, and critical infrastructure verticals.
Prior to joining ORock, Steve was the Global VP & GM of the worldwide cloud organization at Arrow Electronics. In this role, Steve was responsible for driving unified cloud strategy and GTM execution for Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions North America and EMEA, enabling Arrow’s channel customers to capture sales growth and market share on Hybrid Cloud solutions.
Prior to Arrow, Steve led cloud strategy, platform development, and channel enablement at CenturyLink-Savvis, driving market-leading cloud brokerage and SaaS marketplace GTM programs. Prior to CenturyLink-Savvis, Steve led UCaaS-VoIP product strategy and management for Qwest Communications. Steve’s career began in global ERP and enterprise applications.
A seasoned executive and thought leader with extensive knowledge of SaaS, PaaS and IaaS offerings, Steve’s career spans 20 years at organizations including Caterpillar, Qwest, CenturyLink, and ASG Software. His leadership spans business-to-business strategy, sales, product marketing, platform development, and business development focused on public, private and hybrid cloud solutions positioned into SMB -Enterprise market segments.
Steve holds an MBA from Purdue University Krannert School of Management.