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.
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.
Joshua Corman Chief Technology Officer
In his capacity as CTO, Josh researches new technologies and software development trends to help evolve Sonatype’s product strategy. Additionally, Josh is working with the broader IT community as well as policy and standards bodies to improve software development security standards and best practices.
Prior to Sonatype, Josh served as a security researcher and executive at Akamai Technologies, The 451 Group, and IBM Internet Security Systems, among other firms. A well-regarded innovator, he co-founded Rugged Software and IamTheCavalry to encourage the development of new cyber security solutions in response to the world’s increasing reliance on digital infrastructure. Josh's unique approach to addressing cyber security in the context of human factors and social impact has helped position him as one of the most trusted names in IT security. He also serves as adjunct faculty for Carnegie Mellon’s Heinz College, IANS Research, and as a Fellow at the Ponemon Institute.
Josh received his bachelor's degree in philosophy, graduating summa cum laude, from the University of New Hampshire.
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 Products
As the Senior Vice President of Products, 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.
David Rudolph Vice President of Customer Success
As VP Customer Success, David Rudolph is responsible for Sonatype's account management, consulting, and education services. With over 15 years of field and executive experience, his vision is to make it easy for Sonatype customers to consistently derive real business value from their investment.
With deep experience in customer success, account management, sales, and management consulting, David joins us most recently from Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL), where he held account management leadership responsibilities in the Eloqua Global Sales Unit. At Eloqua he was a pioneer in the creation of the Account Management organization and held responsibility for customer success with Eloqua's most strategic customers, culminating in one of 2012 most successful IPOs, followed by a nearly $1B acquisition by Oracle in 2013. Prior to Eloqua, David held positions with organizations including, Global 360 (part of OpenText), FileNet (part of IBM), and Arthur D. Little.
David holds a B.A. in Biology from The George Washington University
Paul Bosco General Counsel
As General Counsel, Paul brings nearly 16 years of legal experience to Sonatype. Most recently, Paul served as General Counsel for Spring Mobile Solutions, Inc., where he served as an officer of the multi-national company and managed all of its legal issues. Previously, Paul co-founded Mosaic Legal Group, PLLC, a boutique law firm located in Washington D.C. that focuses on corporate, transactional and intellectual property-related issues. Prior to Mosaic, Paul spent 7 years serving as Associate General Counsel and SVP of Legal Services for webMethods, Inc., a publicly traded software company that was sold to Software AG in 2007. Before webMethods, Paul was an associate with international law firms Seyfarth Shaw LLP and Kelley Drye & Warren LLP. Paul holds a B.A. in History from Loyola College and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Baltimore School of Law.