Louis Leporace, Head of Product Marketing & Business Development at Next Principles, has over 20 years of experience in enterprise solutions, streaming media, and social media. He began as a physicist working on the early Space Shuttle flights at NASA Johnson Space Center, followed by engineering roles at Martin Marietta Aerospace and Space Applications Corporation. Lou then moved into the Silicon Valley high tech sector, with leadership positions in engineering and marketing at Dolby Laboratories, Excite@Home, Novell, Kaseya, Convergys, and Auspice. He first honed his product and marketing skills at Excelan, a Silicon Valley TCP/IP that merged with Novell. After 8 years at Novell, he joined The @Home Network start-up, which later became Excite@Home, opening the door for cloud-based services. Lou then co-founded and sold Kaseya. He also participated in startups that had successful acquisitions: Alopa to C-Cor, Auspice to Arris, and Coding Technologies to Dolby Laboratories.