Massachusetts-based Facilis Technology launched in 2003 with a vision to bring affordable, advanced network shared storage to post production and content creation professionals working in media and entertainment. Over the past decade, the company has evolved into an industry-leading provider of cost-effective, high performance video shared storage systems and dynamic workflow solutions for the film, broadcast and AV markets.
Management Team Bios
Francis Albert - President/Founder & Chief Architect
Founder and key visionary for the company, Francis Albert drives innovation through the technical direction and organization of Facilis’ solutions. Prior to opening Facilis’ doors in 2003, he served as a Storage Architect and Consulting Engineer at Avid Technology and has also held engineering positions at RCA, G.E. and Raytheon. Francis received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maine.
Shane Rodbourn - SVP & General Manager
An integral senior executive of the Facilis team since 2010, Shane Rodbourn oversees the day to day operation of Facilis including sales and marketing initiatives and product development. Prior to joining Facilis, he was Vice President at Avid Technology heading up worldwide teams focusing on Customer Success. Shane also led multiple Engineering teams as VP of Media Product Engineering at Avid introducing products such as ISIS and Interplay. Additionally, he acted in various technical roles at Andover Controls, Pegasystems, Putnam Investments and First Data in the past. Shane attended Rochester Institute of Technology and holds a Bachelor of Science degree.
James McKenna - VP Marketing & Pre-Sales Engineering
As Facilis’ chief product evangelist, James McKenna provides advice and expert guidance to help facility managers expand their business. He started with Facilis in 2004, and was tasked with bringing the original TerraBlock product to market. Before coming to Facilis, he was Director of Engineering at PostWorks NY and Product Designer for Workgroups at Avid Technology. In keeping with his creative side, James has also worked as an editor on various television productions, broadcast promos and documentaries in Boston and New York. He received a Bachelors degree in Film Production from Fitchburg State College.
Ashu Rao - VP Sales & Business Development
Al Rao joined Facilis in 2010 with several years of experience in direct and indirect sales, SMB to enterprise sales management, CRM implementation and more. He currently spearheads the company’s worldwide sales – driving increased revenue and forging strategic partnerships. A former Strategic Account manager for Sourcecode Corporation, he previously managed the sale of server appliances and electronic manufacturing services for 13 years. Al holds Bachelor Degrees in Environmental Engineering and Business Administration from the University of Mumbai, India.
Cindy Albert - Chief Financial Officer
A core member of the Facilis team since the company’s inception in 2003, Cindy Albert oversees all Facilis’ financial and personnel operations including accounts payable/receivables, sales administration and human resources. She regularly assists with behind the scenes management and has proved an integral asset to the team over the years – steadily improving revenue, margin and operating profit. Cindy studied at the University of Maine, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree and Framingham State College, where she received a Masters of Arts.
Matthew Mullen - Senior Systems Engineer
Matt is responsible for the day-to-day Quality Assurance testing and also Technical Support escalations. He has a strong industry background working for Avid Technology and Boris FX. Matt has a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Fitchburg State University where he majored in Communications/Film.
Kelly Taranto - Sales & Marketing Manager
Kelly supports the company’s Sales & Business Development VP and Marketing and Pre-Sales Engineering VP to advance the TerraBlock user experience. Boasting more than a decade of client-facing service management experience, marketing talent and design savvy, she formerly served as Student Accounts Manager and Marketing Manager for Boston University’s Center for Digital Imaging Arts. Kelly attended Boston University and Hesser College.