Company Management


Dale Cline

Chief Executive Officer

Dale Cline, BlackStratus CEODale serves as Chief Executive Officer of BlackStratus, where he is responsible for setting the company's strategic direction and leading its growth as a global provider of enterprise-security information management solutions. Prior to joining BlackStratus, Dale was President of Knowledge Products, a division of Global Knowledge, where he managed the growth and expansion of Knowledge Products' flagship product, and prior to that, served as President and Chief Operating Officer for InfoRay Inc., a provider of cross-enterprise supply chain event management solutions. Earlier in his career, Dale worked for Network Associates, where he served in various roles including Vice President of Worldwide Channels and President of the Americas Organization; as President of MediaPath Technologies, a software company based in Israel, and in software and sales management at Microsoft Corp. Dale holds a Bachelor's degree from Rutgers University and a Master’s degree from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.


John Frenville

Chief Financial Officer

John Frenville, BlackStratus CFOJohn Frenville, as CFO, is responsible for Finance and back office operations. John brings over 25 years of financial acumen and experience in M&A, turnarounds and startups. Previous experience includes Controller and Business Manager for New Jersey Lawyer, Inc., a legal publication, where he led due diligence efforts resulting in acquisition by NJ Law Journal and Controller for GCG Inc., a magazine startup, for nine years. In addition, John worked as Controller of the Creative Black Book, a privately held company. John’s role grew to VP of Finance and Administration and after The Black Book was acquired by MacMillan, Publisher and President.

John holds a BA degree from Pfeiffer University, North Carolina.


Frank Pinello

Executive Vice President, Worldwide Field Operations

Frank Pinello, BlackStratus Executive Vice PresidentAs Executive Vice President, Worldwide Field Operations, Frank is responsible for overseeing the company's worldwide sales organization, professional services, and the customer advocacy group. Prior to joining BlackStratus, Frank spent two years at Mercury Interactive as VP of the Mid-Atlantic region, and prior to that, six years at Network Associates where he oversaw a team of 280 people and dramatically grew revenues. His most recent position at Network Associates was as Vice President of European Operations. In this position, Frank was chartered with consolidating the sales force and the channel in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) after a period of more than ten acquisitions.

Prior to Network Associates, Frank held senior positions at Legent and Applied Data Research. At Legent, he was Vice President of Northeast Sales. At Applied Data Research, he was Vice President of International Operations, EMEA, responsible for overseeing all reseller activity in Europe.