Management Team


Dean Bolton



Dean Bolton launched his IT career in 2000 after completing his bachelor’s degree in computer science and engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He started working with Oracle databases early in his career at an internet systems and applications design firm. Since then, he has continued working as an Oracle developer, database administrator, architect, consultant, and evangelist.

Today, Dean is the managing partner of VLSS LLC, a premier Oracle and VMware consulting firm. He serves as the lead enterprise architect with a focus on Oracle applications and database solutions.  Dean is an Oracle 12c DBA Certified Master, Exadata Specialist, SQL Certified Expert, and VMware vExpert.  Dean is recognized Oracle licensing expert with presentations at VMworld, IOUG Collaborate, UKOUG, and OpenWorld





Michael Corey is a business and technology advisor. Michael is a frequent speaker at technology and business conferences throughout the world, having presented in locales from Australia to Brazil. In 2017, was recognized as #42 of the top 100 most influential people in the cloud industry. Michael is a recognized Oracle ACE, a recognized VMware vExpert, and a recognized Microsoft Data Platform MVP formerly (Microsoft SQL Server MVP).Michael is the original Oracle press author; his newest book is Virtualizing SQL Server with VMware: Doing IT Right from VMware Press. Michael is a regular columnist on Clouds Trends for the Big Data Quarterly magazine.

Michael Corey co-founded Database Technologies (DBT), the first East Coast consulting firm to specialize in Oracle and other relational databases, which was sold to Level 3 Communications. Under his direction, the organization experienced triple-digit growth, and was recognized in 1997 by both Deloitte & Touche and Hale and Dorr as the fastest growing technology company in New England and the 51st fastest growing technology company in the United States. Michael’s also founded Ntirety, one of the first Managed Service Companies in the world focused on database services and consulting, which he sold to HOSTING in 2014.

Michael received a gubernatorial appointment to the Massachusetts Robert H. Goddard Council for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, where he currently sits on the executive committee.

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Mary Petricone joined LicenseFortress as Controller in May 2019. Mary is responsible for the overall financial strategy and direction at LicenseFortress, allowing the company to pursue an aggressive growth strategy and meet its clients’ and investors’ expectations. 

Professionally, she enjoys the challenge of identifying and solving problems, listening to the needs of businesspeople, and promoting growing businesses. Throughout her nearly 20-year career in accounting, auditing, and financial planning, Mary has established a reputation for aligning financial and business metrics to support business strategy and growth. Mary is a CPA and holds a bachelor’s in accounting from Emmanuel College and an MBA from Bentley University.

Mary’s passion lies with advocacy for the disabled. She chairs the Lowell Area Department of Development Services Citizen Advisory Board, where she advises the department about disability issues. She has successfully organized major events drawing legislators’ attention to the needs of those affected by disabilities.