ORock Technologies Executive Leadership
Gregory Hrncir - Founder, CEO & President
Gregory Hrncir is Co-Founder, Chairman, CEO and President 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. Mr. 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. Mr. 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. Mr. Hrncir is a member of the Arizona and California State Bars and numerous philanthropic and industry associations.
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 Mr. 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, Mr. 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, Mr. 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, Mr. 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.
Mr. Conniff’s diverse career includes leadership positions involving combat, peace-keeping, and humanitarian assistance operations. Mr. 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, Mr. 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.
Mr. 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.
Mr. 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.
Mr. Plummer 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, Mr. Plummer 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.
Kim Gullickson - Chief Revenue Officer
Kim Gullickson is the Chief Revenue Officer of ORock Technologies. In this role, Mr. Gullickson leads all go-to-market activities and is responsible for developing growth strategies, securing partnerships and ensuring customer satisfaction. Previously, he was ORock’s VP of Enterprise Cloud Sales. He is a seasoned sales and business development leader with extensive experience at HPE GreenLake, Isilon (Dell/EMC), Panasas, Eversync, Cleversafe (IBM) and EDS. Prior to leading top performing sales teams for both high-growth companies and large enterprises, Mr. Gullickson was on the customer side as an IT Director at EDS and started his career as a project manager implementing engineering and design of oil and gas completion systems at FMC Technologies. He holds an MBA from C.T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston.