SSD Board of Directors

Brian Bell
Chief Marketing Officer, Ping Identity

"Innovation often comes when we pursue ideas with no guaranteed outcome. I'm a big believer in creating a culture that's comfortable taking risks and experimenting with new ways of doing things. It's through this experimentation that extraordinary innovation can be achieved." Brian comes to Ping Identity by way of Zuora, where he served as CMO. At Zuora, he built a world-class team that defined the "Subscription Economy" market and established the company as the leader in the new subscription billing category. Previously, Brian was general manager of the Service & Portfolio Management Business at CA Technologies where he helped transition on premise application businesses to subscription cloud services. Prior to CA, Brian oversaw marketing efforts at BMC Software, built Remedy Software's marketing organization to be a leader in IT Service Management, and held business development and product management roles at Extricity and Kao Corporation. Brian also spent several years with the Boston Consulting Group. Brian holds an MBA from INSEAD, an MA from John Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies and a BA from The University of Pennsylvania.

Flint Brenton
President and Chief Executive Officer, CollabNet

Flint has extensive experience leading innovative software companies and has an exceptional track record of accelerating growth through product innovation and sales execution. Currently CEO of CollabNet, a Vector Capital-owned leader in open Application Lifecycle Management (ALM). He also serves as an Operating Partner at Vector, advancing its position as a transformational partner to technology businesses. Prior to that, he served as president and CEO of AccelOps, a provider of a leading IT operations analytics platform for cloud and virtualized infrastructures. Prior to that, he served as president and CEO of Tidal Software, a leading application automation software solution provider, which later was acquired by Cisco. After the Cisco acquisition, Mr. Brenton served in various follow-on capacities, including Vice President of Advanced Services and as Senior Vice President of Engineering for Cisco's cloud-based Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) software offerings. At both AccelOps and Tidal Software, Mr. Brenton more than tripled sales under his tenure while focusing both companies on disruptive product introductions. During his 25-year career, Mr. Brenton also served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of NetIQ's Security and Administration business unit and has held various leadership positions at NetIQ, Compaq Computer Corporation, BMC Software, and IBM. He received a master's in business and public management from Rice University and a bachelor of science degree from Mount Union College.

Marc Chiang
Managing Director, Duff & Phelps

Marc has over twenty years of transaction advisory experience and will assist clients with buy-side and sell-side due diligence processes, covering growth equity investments, valuation and purchase agreements, complex revenue recognition issues and working capital adjustments, among other areas. Marc brings deep technology sector credentials and will work closely with Pagemill Partners, a Division of Duff & Phelps, that specializes in technology M&A. Prior to joining Duff & Phelps, Marc was a partner at Grant Thornton and served as the transaction advisory services national technology leader and California practice leader. Marc started his career at one of the Big Four accounting firms in audit and transaction advisory services. Marc received his MBA from the International Institute of Management Development, and his BA and MAcc from the University of Waterloo. He is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in California and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

David Egts
Chief Technologist, North America Public Sector, Red Hat, Inc.

As the intersection between public sector customers and Red Hat engineering and product management, his customer interactions and domain expertise blend customer needs with industry trends to help Red Hat define open source computing in the enterprise.He has achieved Red Hat's highest level of certification as a Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA), and has received Red Hat's highest employee honor as a Red Hat Chairman's Award recipient. David has a BS and MS in Computer Science from the University of Pittsburgh, and an Executive MBA from the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to joining Red Hat in 2007, he specialized in visual simulation, virtual reality, human computer interfaces, and scientific visualization at Silicon Graphics, Inc. Follow David on Twitter at @davidegts and catch his weekly technology podcast at

Feyzi Fatehi
Chief Executive Officer, Corent Technology, Inc.

Feyzi Fatehi is a technology visionary, innovator and entrepreneur. As a Silicon Valley veteran, he is a pioneer in the SaaS and Cloud industry and serves as the CEO of Corent Technology – the recipient of Outstanding Cloud and SaaS Platform Award in 2015. Feyzi has studied at Cambridge, Princeton, UT Austin, and UCLA and has given talks at Harvard Business School, Wharton, Stanford, and at industry events around the globe. As an avid supporter of education, Feyzi serves as an advisor to the UCLA Anderson School of Management, as a member of the UCI CEO Roundtable, UCI School of Engineering Leadership Council, and the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Feyzi also serves as a mentor and advisor at two Southern California technology incubators: Evonexus and the UCI Applied Innovation Institute.

Lorna Fenimore
President/COO, Multipub

Lorna Fenimore is the president of Multipub, the makers of a subscription and audience management platform that automates accounting, fulfillment and marketing operations. During her tenure at the company, she’s seen the market evolve from strictly printed content to a heavily digital business. A leader in the industry, she partners with her team to adapt their system to anticipate and meet the technological needs of data and content providers. She started her career at Multipub in 1987 as a Software Support Representative. It was in this role that she began to learn the ins and outs of the business. In 1994, she was promoted to Vice President of Sales. Here, she took her knowledge of the Multipub platform and industry on the road and worked with potential new clients to further develop the system and forecast future trends. After 18 years in that position, she was promoted to president, where she resides today.

Tim Gruver
, Cisco Systems

Tim Gruver, Sr. Director for Cisco’s Go-To-Market Acceleration Team, is chartered with accelerating Cisco’s digitization strategy through architecture-led selling, the customer capability maturity model, and positioning Cisco’s offer portfolio for maximum growth and adoption. In his previous role, Tim led the Enterprise Solutions Office within the Offer Monetization Office that focused on bringing relevant, scalable solutions to market to help customers achieve their business outcomes. Prior to that, he led a US Enterprise Business Transformation team at Cisco, where he spent four years leading sales engineering and GTM activities around solutions, business architecture, partner enablement, and incubation of new capabilities. Gruver has a deep background in software development, consulting, solution management, market creation, technology and architectural platforms, Partner Ecosystem development, sales management, and helping customers create new areas of business. By leveraging Cisco’s capabilities and technology, Gruver is focused on building compelling IT solutions, supported by a unique go-to-market approach, thereby bridging the gap between IT and business. Tim believes that through a holistic architectural approach Cisco drives new innovation to customers faster, and in more cost effective ways. Tim Gruver has lengthy experience leading complex technology organizations and creating new industry models, starting when he was at Microsoft, where he spent 10 years in solution management, engineering creating new global markets for Microsoft that continue to thrive. Prior to Microsoft, Tim gained a deep technology consulting background from more than seven years at Accenture in global technology consulting. Tim earned a bachelor’s degree in MIS.

Robert Hiss
Director, Product Management and New Business, Accenture

Bob is a Managing Director at Accenture in their Products and Platforms business unit responsible for product management and growth & strategy across their nine software businesses. Prior to Accenture he served as the Vice President of Engineering and Client Services at Choicestream Inc., a website personalization software company. Earlier, Bob was the CEO of MarketSoft Corporation, a provider of marketing automation solutions which he sold to Unica, later sold to IBM. He began his career at Andersen Consulting in their Andersen Software unit following completion of a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan.

Amede Hungerford
CMO, Dell Boomi

Amede Hungerford brings to Dell Boomi more than two decades of experience in driving growth and innovation strategies across the enterprise software and technology market. As CMO, Amede leads the global marketing organization and is responsible for driving market leadership, global awareness, demand generation, product marketing, strategic events and communications for Dell Boomi. Amede Joined Dell Boomi from NetSuite, where he served as vice president of global marketing and played an instrumental role in the Cloud ERP company’s explosive growth by scaling the marketing team, expanding into new markets, and moving up-market into the enterprise. Prior to NetSuite, Amede held senior marketing leadership positions at Intuit, FICO, Sybase, and Hewlett Packard Company. Amede holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Duke University and an MBA from The Wharton School of Business.

Brendan McCorkle
CEO, CloudMine

Brendan oversees management practices and facilitates the company’s high-level strategic vision. He is a serial entrepreneur with extensive mobile and UX experience. Prior to CloudMine, Brendan founded three companies, two of them software and mobile related: Textaurant, now TurnStar, and Fourth Power Solutions. Previously, he held various managerial and account relationship positions at Sunoco Chemicals, Business Solutions International and Fisher Scientific. Brendan received a Master of Science in Engineering in Computer and Information Science from the University of Pennsylvania, a program sponsored by the school of engineering and Wharton. He graduated with a B.A. from Ithaca College.

Brad Mehl
Chief Executive Officer, Lively

Brad Mehl is the CEO of Boundless Markets. He has over 25 years of experience at start-ups, mid-market companies and billion dollar enterprises in software, business information and services, media and marketing services. His expertise is creating new revenue streams and turning marketing and business development functions into well-oiled machines. His clients have included major media companies, private equity firms, ventures backed by Google and FORTUNE 500 companies. Mehl is a prolific writer and speaker. His newsletter is read by thousands of business people and he contributes to Chief Executive magazine, Chief Marketer magazine and other publications. He has advised start-ups for years, is on the Board of SIIA’s Software Division, was a mentor to DreamIt Ventures, and is on the faculty of the Content Marketing Institute. He has an MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University, completed graduate work at Rotterdam School of Management in The Netherlands and has a B.S. from Cornell University.

Kevin O'Brien
Vice President, IoT Partner Sales, PTC

Kevin O’Brien joined PTC in 2016 as Vice President of IoT Partner Sales where he helps partners leverage the ThingWorx platform to build new IoT applications and grow their business. Prior to PTC, Kevin spend eleven years at Oracle, holding multiple roles in alliances and ISV business development where he helped ISVs transition their applications from client-server systems to hosted and cloud services. Kevin also serves on the SIIA Software & Services Division Board of Directors.

Morris Panner
Chief Executive Officer, Ambra Health

As CEO of Ambra, Morris Panner leads the company on its mission of delivering better care through better technology. Morris is an active voice in the cloud and enterprise software arena, focused on the services and healthcare verticals. He is a frequent contributor to business, healthcare, and technology publications. Before Ambra, Morris built and sold an industry-leading business-process software company, OpenAir, to NetSuite (NYSE:N). He once served as the US Embassy Resident Legal Advisor in Bogota, Colombia; and his first job ever was as a janitor at his old high school while on summer break from college. Both of these very different experiences taught him valuable lessons about the human condition, and make him cherish his time with family that much more. Morris has a BA from Yale University and a JD from Harvard University.

Monika Saha
GM Finance Product Line, Zuora, Inc.

Monika Saha is responsible for defining the vision, the execution path, and the go-to-market strategy for Zuora’s Finance product line. She has spent 16 years in the Software/Saas space. Monika joined Zuora in 2009 and has held multiple leadership roles across sales, marketing, and products. She worked closely with Zuora’s founding team and executive leadership to create and shape Zuora’s company and product positioning from the time the company was a 40 person startup to its current billion dollar valuation. Prior to Zuora, she worked at Onyx Software which was later acquired by Consona CRM.

Joe Talley
Partner, Deloitte and Touche LLP

Joe Talley is an audit partner with Deloitte & Touche LLP and the Technology Industry Professional Practice Director in Silicon Valley serving venture-backed and publicly-held technology companies. He has more than 34 years of private sector, audit and consulting experience in several industries, including technology and manufacturing. Joe is a Software Division Board Member of the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) and frequently speaks on the topic of revenue recognition.

Neil Wainwright
CEO, UpHabit

Neil has over 25 years of technical engineering experience and has been an entrepreneur in building and managing businesses for over 20 years. He has a strong business leadership background and broad technical skills cultured through firms he has founded and through senior management positions held at Nortel Networks, Lotus Development and IBM. Neil is a Professional Engineer and holds a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Queen's University at Kingston, Ontario.