Ivan Batanov

Software Executive in San Diego, California

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Ivan joined Perspectium, Inc in 2016 as Vice President of Cloud Engineering to lead the engineering for company’s rapidly growing SaaS business . Prior to Perspectium, Ivan lead a world-class engineering development, infrastructure and service engineering organization responsible for building and operating the global cloud platform supporting ServiceNow’s SaaS products.

Before ServiceNow Ivan spent two years at Microsoft with where he was responsible for building Microsoft’s cloud computing platform - Windows Azure. He was in charge of setting the strategic direction, product management, software development and execution of several services within Windows Azure. Prior to Microsoft Ivan was Director of Systems Engineering at Yahoo!, responsible for the software development, global technology operations and infrastructure providing content delivery, virtualization and provisioning solutions for one of the most popular destinations on the Internet.

Ivan also spent several years as strategy consultant, focusing on emerging content and service providers. Among his customers were most of the top-tier social networks, network and content delivery providers.

Before becoming a consultant he spent five years managing engineering and operations at Earthlink, Inc. He played a critical role in designing and deploying a nationwide backbone and world-class data centers, spearheaded the launch of VoIP and WiFi products and helped the company become a leading communication services service provider.

With over 25 years of industry experience, Ivan is an accomplished technology expert, strategist and software development executive, he offers a rare blend of business acumen, leadership and technical expertise. He has held positions at AT&T Wireless, Hewlett-Packard, Earthlink, USWeb/CKS to name a few and a co-author of several patents.

Born and raised in Bulgaria, Ivan is a competitive sailor and an avid music lover, amateur chef and a really poor golfer. He loves spending time with son, racing, sailing and working on his sailboats "Numbers" and "Southern Cross", weightlifting, writing code and discussing world economics.
Ivan has a degree in CS from University of Sofia and MBA from UC – Irvine.

  • Work
    • Perspectium
  • Education
    • Paul Merage School of Business