Wayne Jackson Chief Executive Officer
Wayne Jackson is CEO of Sonatype. Prior to joining Sonatype, Wayne was the CEO of open source network security pioneer Sourcefire, Inc. www.sourcefire.com, which he guided from fledgling start-up through IPO in March of 2007 to a peak valuation of over $750 million. Before joining Sourcefire, Wayne co-founded Riverbed Technologies, a wireless infrastructure company, and served as its CEO until the sale of the company for approximately $1 billion. While at Riverbed, Wayne built strategic relationships with industry leaders Palm, Oracle, IBM, Symbol and Microsoft, growing the company from start-up to category winner in less than two years. Wayne holds a B.B.S. in Finance from James Madison University and has completed the Executive Education program for Corporate Governance at Harvard University.
Jason van Zyl Chief Technology Officer
Jason is CTO and Founder of Sonatype, and the founder of the Apache Maven project, the Plexus IoC framework and the Apache Velocity project. Jason has over ten years of enterprise software development experience. He founded Periapt, a company that provided software infrastructure development services to Fortune 500 companies such as Toyota Corp., Bank of America and Coca-Cola Co. Previous to Periapt, he worked as a Technology Architect at Compusense, a world leader in sensory analysis and data research. Jason currently serves on the board of the Eclipse Foundation. He has been involved with the Apache Software Foundation for seven years, helped to found Codehaus, a well respected incubation facility for open source community projects.
Deborah Rosen Chief Operating Officer
As Chief Operating Officer, Debbie brings nearly 30 years of sales, marketing, and business development experience to Sonatype. Most recently, Debbie was EVP and Chief Marketing officer of Global 360, where she helped lead the company to a successful acquisition by OpenText. Previously, Debbie served as Executive Vice President of Marketing, Industry Solutions and Business Development for webMethods. Prior to webMethods, Debbie spent 15 years in sales and sales management including serving as SVP of Sales at Computer Associates. Debbie holds a B.S. in Information Systems from Ohio State University.
Dave Miller Chief Financial Officer
As CFO of Sonatype, Dave is chartered with managing corporate financial activities. Dave brings over 20 years of accounting, financial and strategic planning experience to his role as Sonatype’s CFO, including ten years with Ernst & Young, LLP as a senior manager. Prior to joining Sonatype, Dave was CFO of USinternetworking, a leading application service provider. He led USinternetworking’s financial efforts as it evolved from a start up to a $120 million entity acquired by AT&T. Dave holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration and Finance from James Madison University.
Charles Gold Chief Marketing Officer
As CMO of Sonatype, Charles brings nearly 20 years of executive experience leading all aspects of marketing in high growth software companies. His experience spans start-up ventures and established public companies in both proprietary and open source domains. Most recently, Charles was Vice President of Worldwide Marketing for the DataDirect division of Progress Software where he helped the division achieve seven consecutive years of double digit organic revenue growth. Prior to Progress DataDirect, Charles held executive positions in marketing and product management at Red Hat, CyberCash and Akopia. Charles holds a Bachelors degree in Economics from the University of Virginia and an MBA from Wake Forest University.
Mike Hansen Senior Vice President of Engineering
As the Senior Vice President of Engineering, Mike brings nearly 20 years experience building and leading global product development organizations ranging from start-ups to the Fortune 100. Most recently Mike was Vice President of Development for Hanley Wood where he led development across five product lines, including the creation of advanced business analytics platforms for the residential construction industry. Prior to this, Mike was Vice President of R&D for Bantu where he led product development efforts that drove one of the worlds largest private instant messaging networks with the U.S. Department of Defense. Earlier in his career, Mike was part of the early interactive television efforts at Bell Atlantic which, as a byproduct, helped commercialize DSL as one of the initial high-speed on ramps to the internet and later produced Verizon FiOS.
Ryan Berg Chief Security Officer
Ryan is the Chief Security Officer at Sonatype. Before joining Sonatype, Ryan was a co-founder and chief scientist for Ounce Labs which was acquired by IBM in 2009. Ryan holds multiple patents and is a popular speaker, instructor and author, in the fields of security, risk management, and secure application development. Prior to Ounce Labs, Ryan co-founded Qiave Technologies, a pioneer in kernel-level security, which later sold to WatchGuard Technologies in 2000. In the late 1990's, Ryan also designed and developed the infrastructure for GTE Internetworking/Genuity's appliance-based managed security services.