E. Wayne Jackson, III Chief Executive Officer
Wayne currently serves as the CEO of Sonatype, Inc., the leaders in Component Lifecycle Management and creators of Maven and other technologies used by millions of software developers worldwide.
Prior to joining Sonatype, Wayne served as the CEO of open source network security pioneer Sourcefire, Inc. (NASDAQ:FIRE), which he guided from fledgling start-up through an IPO in March of 2007, later acquired by Cisco for $2.7 billion.
Before joining Sourcefire, Wayne co-founded Riverbed Technologies, a wireless infrastructure company, and served as its CEO until the sale of the company for more than $1 billion in March of 2000.
Prior to Riverbed, Wayne built an emerging-technologies business unit for a large systems integrator and provided consulting services to organizations including General Electric, the World Bank and the Federal Reserve.
Wayne holds a B.B.S in Finance from James Madison University, 1985, and has completed the Executive Education program for Corporate Governance at Harvard University.
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.
Karen Gardner Chief Marketing Officer
Karen Gardner, Chief Marketing Officer is responsible for creating and implementing marketing strategies to drive revenue growth and market share. Karen brings more than 20 years of high-tech marketing expertise working in both small startups and large global organizations. Most recently she was the Senior Vice President of Global Marketing for Software AG and was a key member of the GLT (Global Leadership Team) that drove one of the biggest turnaround stories of a European high tech company – doubled revenues to €1 Billion and profits to €175 Million.
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.