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Krypt was founded in May of 1998 as a shell and web hosting provider out of Newport Beach, CA. The company was best known for providing some of the best Counter-Strike game servers on the west coast from 2000 - 2005 when the game was at its peak fan base. Since then, Krypt has grown into a full service Dedicated, Web, Colocation, Virtual and Cloud Service Provider and is the perennial leader in dedicated server hosting in Southern California. Krypt is the dedicated server and hosting division of VPLS Inc. Krypt.com also ranks among the top 2000 websites in the United States and top 300 websites in China.

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Meet The Krypt Staff

Krypt is made up of passionate employees, that thrive to give the best support possible. Meet a few members of the Krypt staff that help provide great customer experiences.

Ted Mektrakarn

Chief Executive Officer

As Founder and Chief Executive Officer of VPLS Inc., Mr. Mektrakarn brings over 15 years of experiences in technology development and management. As CEO, he is responsible for the company's vision, strategic direction, and operational management. Mr. Mektrakarn carries significant multi-industry knowledge and experience, advancing high-growth technology startups and industry-leading Fortune 500 companies alike. He is known for his ability to take promising technologies and organizations to the next level.

His experience in the industry includes past positions with companies like Brocade Communications thru the acquisition of Foundry Networks, Vivendi Universals - MP3.com and AT&T CERFnet. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the largest Internet exchange system, Coresite's Any2 Network Exchange.

Tim Mektrakarn

Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Mektrakarn is the Founder of VPLS Inc., and serves as the company's Chief Operating Officer. As COO he is responsible for the company's strategic direction, operational management and technical product innovation. Mr. Mektrakarn also serves as the company's Chief Solution Architect for the Cisco Unified Communications business division. Mr. Mektrakarn holds numerous Cisco certifications in the area of IP Telephony implementation, design, support and sales. He also holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Arizona, and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Irvine.

Mr. Mektrakarn is also an avid cyclist and trains throughout the year in hopes of riding in a stage of the Tour de France.

Sunchai Mektrakarn

Chief Advisor

Mr. Mektrakarn serves as Chief Advisor to the VPLS group of companies with over 30 years of IT software applications development and management. Mr. Mektrakarn has held positions in executive management leading and overseeing all aspects of Information Technology for some of Thailand’s largest corporations in automotive and manufacturing industries. Mr. Mektrakarn has consulted for manufacturers implementing ERP solutions from IBM to Oracle. Mr. Mektrakarn received his degree in Management Information Science from the University of Southern California.

He is also a golf enthusiast and enjoys scheduling meetings at Thailand’s top golf courses.

Takahiro Masuda

VP of Engineering

Mr. Masuda joined VPLS, Inc. in March of 2006 as a NOC Technician and currently holds the position of Vice President of Engineering. His team is responsible for designing, implementing, operating, and optimizing systems and networks in order to provide increased availability, speed, performance, and agility for all VPLS web hosting product lines. Mr. Masuda has earned a B.S. in Mathematics, specialized in Applied and Computational Mathematics, and a minor in Information and Computer Science.

John Minnix

VP of Sales

John Minnix serves as Vice President of Sales for VPLS Inc. Mr. Minnix brings over 10 years of technology sales experience to all VPLS group brands and companies, including Account Executive positions at Nortel Networks, Foundry Networks and Brocade Communications. He is fluent in technologies including Ethernet switches, routers, voice solutions, security solutions, cloud computing and professional services. He holds a B.A. in History from Emory University and a Masters in Business Administration with a Marketing focus from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. He is also a Brocade Certified Network Engineer.

Chad Long

VP of Business Development

For over sixteen years Mr. Long has held executive sales roles with companies focused on three core Internet technologies: Colocation, Managed Hosting and Wholesale IP. With a uniquely balanced blend of both US and International market experience he has worked with the largest properties on the Internet. In his current role with VPLS he has been charged with broadening US revenue through both direct sales and alternative channels. Mr. Long holds a Bachelor in Business Administration with a Marketing focus from Radford University where he also played on the men’s soccer team.

Mike Ly

General Manager

Mike Ly joined the company in 2008 as a NOC Technician and currently holds the position of General Manager. Mr. Ly focuses in managing the NOC Support team, development and implementation of robust operational processes, directing various departments to ensure the smooth day-to-day running of the company, project management, and ensuring that best practices are followed. Prior to his role at VPLS, Mr. Ly owned and operated a small business for 10 years in the computer gaming industry.

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