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 http://dgshow.org.

Mr. 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.

Ms. 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.

Mr Robert G. Hiss
Managing Director, Accenture Products and Platforms, 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, K2

Amede Hungerford brings to K2 Software 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 K2. Amede Joined K2 Software from such Cloud leaders such as Dell Boomi and NetSuite, where he served as Chief Marketing Officer and VP of Marketing, respectively, and played an instrumental role in both company’s explosive growth by scaling the marketing teams, expanding into new markets, and moving up-market into the enterprise. Over his career, Amede also has held senior marketing leadership roles 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.

Sam Keninger
Senior Director, Product Marketing, Simpplr Inc.

Sam Keninger leads product marketing at Simpplr, assessing and analyzing customer challenges and market trends. For nearly 15 years, he has helped design and promote software to improve customer and employee experiences. He speaks at industry events and customer forums and is widely recognized as an expert in enterprise software technology.

Erich Litch
CRO, Avangate Inc.

Erich Litch is currently 2Checkout's Chief Revenue Officer. He joined Avangate in March 2016 and, following the 2Checkout acquisition, is currently CRO for the combined company. Erich has over 20 years of senior leadership, commercial, product and operations experience in growing software businesses. In this role at 2Checkout, Erich heads Sales and Marketing as well as Product Development.

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, Boundless Markets

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.

Mr. 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.

Mr. 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.

Paul Tindall
Chief Technology Officer, goTransverse

Paul has built his career around finding cost-effective and pragmatic ways to deliver complex software solutions. His professional experience includes roles of software engineering manager, technical leader and CTO, with companies focused on multi-tenant, high-availability software as a service (SaaS) models built to enterprise standards. Before goTransverse, he founded and was CTO and Director of Engineering at CreativeLink Technologies|SiteBlox.com, an Austin-based SaaS web content management, portal and commerce platform provider. He was the CTO of iPath Solutions, a boutique startup consulting firm focused on custom Java-based projects, which was subsequently acquired by NASDAQ-listed Perficient, where Paul worked with numerous Fortune 500 clients. Paul also worked as the Technical Director for Emerging.com, a consultancy and systems development provider, and was a Software Development Engineer/Manufacturing Engineer for Compaq. Paul holds MBA and Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degrees, as well as a patent for a manufacturing-related algorithm.

Mr 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.

Michael Wraith
Audit Partner, Deloitte and Touche LLP

Mike is an experienced lead audit partner with over 25 years of experience focusing on serving publicly held technology clients. Mike also has responsibility as the professional practice director for Costa Mesa, Phoenix and San Diego in the LA group, and as the deputy national industry professional practice director for technology. In those roles he is consulted with, and works on, a wide variety of leading-edge client and industry issues.

Rhonda Wunderlin
VP, Performance Marketing, Informa Plc

With a focus on the customer experience and increasing engagement through data-driven best practices, Rhonda helps organizations elevate their position in the marketplace. Rhonda is leading the collaboration between sales and marketing. She is responsible for marketing technologies, user data integration and management, data analysis, user care and circulation fulfillment systems/processes. Rhonda has set the vision for a unified collaborative sales and marketing organization, with streamlined technology managed by a central operations team.