Theo Schlossnagle ~ Founder, Engineering Fellow

Theo founded OmniTI in 1997. Under his leadership, the company has established itself as the go-to source for organizations facing today’s most challenging scalability, performance, and security problems.

Theo excels at developing elegant solutions to complicated problems as well as applying emerging technologies to solve everyday problems. As an engineering fellow, he applies his experience and ingenuity to deliver innovative solutions to OmniTI clients.

A widely respected industry thought leader, Theo is the author of Scalable Internet Architectures (Sams) and a frequent speaker at worldwide IT conferences. He was also the principal architect of the Momentum MTA, which is now the flagship product of OmniTI’s sister company, Message Systems. Born from Theo’s vision and technical wisdom, this innovation is transforming the email software spectrum.

Theo is a computer scientist in every respect. After earning undergraduate and graduate degrees from Johns Hopkins University in computer science with a focus on graphics and randomized algorithms in distributed systems, he went on to research resource allocation techniques in distributed systems during four years of post-graduate work.

Theo is a member of the IEEE and a senior member of the ACM. He serves on the editorial board of the ACM’s Queue Magazine.

Personal Note

It used to be that my main motivation to attend conferences was intellectual stimulation. I now get my fill of that at work.

I (meat) love (meat) food (meat) of (meat) all (meat) kinds.

I love a good argument.

I like tackling hard problems and playing with big toys (computing equipment).

Many tell me I look tired. I say, "No, I have three daughters."

I'm testing combinatoric possibilities with hair and facial hair styles.