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Company Management

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E. Wayne Jackson III, Chief Executive Officer

Wayne is the CEO of Sonatype, a role he has held since 2010. Prior to 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 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.  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.
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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.

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Joshua Corman, Chief Technology Officer

As CTO at Sonatype, Josh researches new technologies and software development trends to help evolve product strategy. 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 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.
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Matt Howard, Executive Vice President, Market Development

A proven executive and entrepreneur with over 20 years experience developing high-growth software companies, Mr. Howard leads Sonatype's corporate marketing, strategic partnering, and demand generation initiatives. Prior to Sonatype, Mr. Howard co-founded, developed and successfully sold two software companies. Earlier in his career Mr. Howard led sales and marketing at USinternetworking (acquired by AT&T) and Groove Networks (acquired by Microsoft) where his teams distributed workgroup collaboration products to enterprise customers. Mr. Howard holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from The George Washington University and a Master of Arts from George Mason University. Matt lives in Leesburg, VA with his wife and three children.

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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.

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David Rudolph, Vice President of Customer Success

As VP Customer Success, David Rudolph is responsible for Sonatype's account management, consulting, and education services. Prior to Sonatype, David led account management in the Eloqua Global Sales Unit at Orcale (NASD: ORCL). At Eloqua he was responsible 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
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Brian Fox, Vice President of Product Management at Sonatype

Brian is VP of Product Management at Sonatype. He has extensive open source experience as a member of the Apache Software Foundation and former Chair of the Apache Maven project. Brian was a direct contributor to the Maven ecosystem, including the maven-dependency-plugin and maven-enforcer-plugin. He has over 20 years of experience driving the vision behind, as well as developing and leading the development of software for organizations ranging from startups to large enterprises. Brian is a frequent speaker at national and regional events including Java User Groups and other development related conferences.
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Bill Smith, Vice President North America Sales

As North American VP of Sales, Bill brings over 20 years of sales experience building high performance sales teams in both the commercial and public sector. Most recently, Bill was Sr Director of Sales for the Americas at Syncsort, running the data integration sales organization. Prior to Syncsort Bill held the role of Business Unit Executive at IBM managing the Information Management software sales team for the East. In addition Bill was part of the sales leadership team at Ascential Software that was sold successfully to IBM in 2006. Bill also contributed to the in the early stage growth at MicroStrategy. Bill holds a B.A. in Marketing and Advertising from Purdue University.
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Wai Man Yau, Vice President International Sales

As Vice President of International Sales, Wai Man is responsible for driving the company's international sales strategy and expansion into new markets. With 20 years of international sales and sales leadership experience, Wai Man has been building high performance teams and strategies that grow revenue at early stage companies and large complex organizations. Wai Man was most recently Sales director for HP Storage where he was responsible for driving sales of HP's entire storage portfolio across the EMEA region. Prior to HP, Wai Man was Regional Sales Director at 3PAR where he focused on the rapid growth of customers, channel partners and strategic service providers. In addition Wai Man spent 8 years at EMC, most recently in global sales leadership.
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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.

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