About us

Why did we start NetBeez?

Stefano Gridelli, CEO and cofounder, was a network engineer for one of the largest healthcare organizations in western Pennsylvania. He needed to understand network and application performance in remote locations such as hospitals and doctors’ offices. The existing tools could only tell him if the switches and routers were running properly, but they couldn’t tell him much about problems end users were encountering, such as application outages or slow Internet response time. When trouble tickets came in, support teams lost valuable time trying to diagnose the root causes.

Stefano figured he couldn’t be the only network engineer with this problem, so he teamed up with a couple of computer science Ph.D.’s, Panickos Neophytou, Cofounder and CTO, and Panos Vouzis, Cofounder and COO. Panickos and Panos applied their expertise and knowledge on data stream processing and embedded systems acquired during their Ph.D. at the University of Pittsburgh and Lehigh University to the task of monitoring network infrastructures. They proposed an innovative, resource-effective solution for on-premises deployments that would not require cloud computing. NetBeez was born …

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Management Team

Stefano Gridelli
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Stefano Gridelli

Co-founder & CEO

Stefano worked as a network engineer, leading network design and implementation projects in complex network environments. He earned his MBA at Carnegie Mellon University, where he got involved with Pittsburgh’s vibrant startup scene. As CEO, he’s responsible for executing the company’s mission of delivering a network monitoring solution for large and distributed enterprise networks.

Panickos Neophytou
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Panickos Neophytou

Co-founder & CTO

Panickos earned his PhD in computer science from the University of Pittsburgh. He has been building distributed data-stream processing and data management systems for over ten years. Panickos is the system architect and technical driving force behind the development of NetBeez.

Panos Vouzis
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Panos Vouzis

Co-founder & COO

Panos holds an MS in computer engineering and informatics from the University of Patras in Greece, as well as a PhD from Lehigh University. He holds a patent in Greece as well as one in the United States. Panos developed parallel computing algorithms at Carnegie Mellon University before co-founding NetBeez. He is in charge of operations and developing the perfect “Beez.”

Board Advisors

  • Reza Malekzadeh – General Partner at Partech Ventures – LinkedIn
  • Larry Weidman – Executive in Residence at Innovation Works – LinkedIn