SSD Board of Directors

Chairpersons

Co-Chair: 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.

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Co-Chair: Neil Wainwright
Chief Executive Officer, 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.

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Board Members

Inna Barmash
General Counsel & Chief of Staff, Amplify Education, Inc.

Inna leads the legal team at Amplify, a K-12 education software and publishing company based in DUMBO, Brooklyn. She is responsible for all legal and compliance matters for the organization, including corporate governance, commercial and strategic transactions, intellectual property, licensing, government procurement, mergers and acquisitions, employment and compliance. In addition to her role as the General Counsel, Inna serves as the Chief of Staff at Amplify, responsible for executive team coordination and supporting the CEO in board & investor relations and developing industry partnerships. Prior to joining Amplify, Inna was a corporate associate at Ropes & Gray, representing clients in technology-driven commercial deals and M&A transactions. She graduated from the Cardozo School of Law, where she served as a deputy director of the Squadron Program in Media Law, Society & Technology program. Inna holds a cum laude degree in Computer Science from Princeton University and worked as a technology/management consultant prior to law school.

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Lorna Fenimore
President and Chief Operating Officer, 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.

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

Bob serves as the Global Lead of Accenture Products and Platforms (APP). APP governs over 50 commercial software products across 12 business units that support all of Accenture industry group. 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.

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Amede Hungerford
Chief Marketing Officer, Reflektion, Inc.

Amede Hungerford brings to Reflektion 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 Reflektion from such Cloud leaders 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.

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Erich Litch
Chief Revenue Officer, 2checkout

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.

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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.

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Jonathan Murray
EVP & CTO, Digital Prism Advisors

Jonathan Murray is an EVP & CTO at dPrism, responsible for platform transformation engagements through a unique blend of business strategy, sales, marketing, operations and policy experience. His deep expertise in modern platform architecture and engineering makes him the ideal partner for clients needing to understand and address the complex factors at play in an accelerating global digital transformation. Jonathan has 25 years of experience in digital transformation and is passionate about helping forward-looking executives turn strategy into results by enabling organizations to thrive in a digital world through empowered cultures and modern operating models. Before joining dPrism in early 2016, he held executive roles at The New York Times, Warner Group Music and Microsoft. Jonathan holds a BSc in Applied Science from Kingston University. Outside of work he enjoys music and boating.

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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.

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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.

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Rhonda Wunderlin
Senior Vice President, Performance Marketing, Questex, LLC

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.

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