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About Sonatype

What We Do

What We Do

Our developer-friendly software supply chain management platform helps more than 2,000 organizations and 15 million software developers simultaneously accelerate innovation and improve application security.

How We Do It

How We Do It

Our machine learning engine (Nexus Intelligence) has analyzed more than 100 million open source components. We continuously feed this intelligence to our customers so they make better innovation decisions early and everywhere across their development lifecycle. 

Who We Help

Who We Help

DevOps teams eliminate friction associated with manual governance and ship secure software faster than ever — which makes everyone happy: developers, security professionals, and IT ops.

Who We Are

Who We Are

We are 400+ employees from diverse backgrounds. We hail from 50 countries, and speak 15 languages. Despite these differences, we share one thing in common: we're passionate about accelerating software innovation.

Where We Work

Where We Work

We have employees in 10 countries and we believe in the power of distributed organizations. So, when it comes to hiring, we don't limit ourselves by recruiting in specific locations. Instead, we hire superstars wherever they might live.

What We Want

What We Want

Our mission is to enable better, more secure software innovation with solutions that are essential to developers. We want to put Sonatype products at the center of every coding decision made by modern engineering organizations. 

An Award-Winning Workplace for Innovators

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Fast Company Best Workplace for Innovators
Sonatype Deloitte technology fast 500
Sonatype Deloitte technology fast 500

Our Story

The Sonatype journey started over a decade ago, just as the concept of “open source” software development was gaining steam. From our humble beginning as core contributors to Apache Maven, to supporting the world’s largest repository of open source components (Central), to distributing the world's most popular repository manager (Nexus), we’ve played a meaningful role in helping the world embrace the power of open innovation.

Over time, we witnessed the staggering volume and variety of open source libraries that began flowing into every development environment in the world. We understood that when open source components are properly managed, they provide a tremendous energy for accelerating innovation. Conversely, when unmanaged, open source "gone wild" can lead directly to security vulnerabilities, licensing risks, enormous rework, and waste.

Our vision today is simple. We are laser focused on helping organizations continuously harness all of the good that open source has to offer, without any of the risk.In order to do this, we have invested in knowing more about the quality of open source than anyone else in the world. This investment takes the form of machine learning, artificial intelligence, and human expertise, which in aggregate produces highly curated intelligence that is infused into every Nexus product. Organizations equipped with Nexus products make better decisions, innovate faster at scale, and rest comfortably knowing that their applications always consist of the highest quality open source components.

Company Management

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.

Alex Berry


Berry serves as Sonatype's president, focused on operational excellence. He is an award-winning executive with more than 20 years of experience transforming and growing global businesses, taking organizations from $30 million to over $1.3 billion. As Sonatype continues to expand its cloud offerings, his remarkable history of operational excellence across all SaaS business functions at companies like Vector Solutions, Syniti and Neustar will be an unrivaled asset. Berry’s teams have sold and delivered more than $10 billion in cloud-based and enterprise software solutions.

Brian Fox

SVP & Chief Technology Officer

Co-founder and CTO, Brian Fox is a member of the Apache Software Foundation and former Chair of the Apache Maven project. As 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.

Dave Miller

SVP & Chief Financial Officer

As CFO of Sonatype, Dave is chartered with managing corporate financial activities. Dave brings over 30 years of accounting, financial and strategic planning experience, including over ten years as Sonatype’s CFO where his efforts helped lead the company from an early start up to a significant growth acquisition by Vista Equity Partners in late 2019. Prior to joining Sonatype, Dave was CFO of USinternetworking, a leading application service provider, where he led the company’s financial efforts as it evolved from a fledgling business to a $120 million entity acquired by AT&T. Prior to joining USinternetwork, he spent 10 years in the Baltimore office of Ernst & Young. Dave holds a Bachelor's in Business Administration and Finance from James Madison University.

Steve Levitt

Chief Revenue Officer

Steve Levitt serves as Sonatype’s Chief Revenue Officer focused on building a world-class selling culture through coaching and a rigorous sales process.  He has a proven track record of leading sales teams to scale while improving overall operational effectiveness.  He has worked across a wide range of industries and business models leading to several exits among his companies and clients driving hundreds of millions of dollars in valuation.  Steve brings a rare combination of deep technical experience, high Emotional Quotient, and a love for using data to help teams reach new levels of performance. 

Mitchell Johnson

Chief Product Development Officer

Mitchell has more than 25 years of experience as a developer, architect, team-builder and leader across a variety of high-growth roles in technology, data, product, and mergers and acquisitions, including stints at Equifax, Grant Thornton and Delta Air Lines. Mitchell comes to Sonatype from MAXEX, the mortgage industry’s first centralized exchange for trading residential mortgages. At MAXEX, Mitchell was responsible for of all aspects of product management, data, security and technology including development of the next generation SAAS/PAAS trading platform.

Mike Hansen

SVP 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.

Kristin Davidson

SVP Human Resources

As SVP of Human Resources Kristin Davidson is responsible for developing and leading all human resources programs, policies and processes. She was Sonatype's first executive-level hire dedicated to formalizing programs around its people-focused culture and brings an exceptional track-record of leading human resources teams for mid-size and large IT firms. Prior to Sonatype, Kristin spent 14 years at InfoReliance Corporation where she helped the company grow to a staff of over 400, while increasing diversity, streamlining onboarding and bridging the gap between management and employees.

Paul Bosco

General Counsel

As General Counsel, Paul brings over 20 years of legal experience to Sonatype. Prior to Sonatype, Paul was the 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. Before joining Spring Mobile, 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 acquired by Software AG in 2007. Paul began his legal career as 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.

Wai Man Yau

General Manager International 

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.

David Rudolph

Chief Customer Officer

As Chief Customer Officer, David Rudolph is responsible for Sonatype’s customer success organization, which includes Customer Success Engineering, Experience, Account Management, Education, and Services. Previously, David led account management in Oracle’s Marketing Cloud (fka. Eloqua). At Eloqua, he was responsible for sales and customer success with Eloqua’s most strategic customers, culminating in one of the most successful IPOs of 2012, followed by a nearly $1B acquisition by Oracle in 2013. Prior to Eloqua, David held positions with organizations including, Global 360 (now OpenText), FileNet (now IBM), and enterprise software start-ups. David began his career in Management Consulting at Arthur D. Little. He holds a B.A. in Biology from The George Washington University.

Craig Vaughan

SVP Strategic Operations

As SVP of Strategic Operations, Craig is responsible for the management of strategic initiatives pertinent to the Company’s success. Craig collaborates with all departments to understand the impact of their highest priority initiatives and ensures alignment on delivery and continuous execution. Prior to this role he was Sonatype’s VP of Finance where he oversaw the Accounting, Finance and Sales Operations departments. Prior to joining Sonatype, Craig spent the majority of his career in the Baltimore office of PwC. Craig holds a Master’s and Bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland, College Park

Katy Hiller 

Chief Marketing Officer

Katy Hiller specialises in growing marketing functions for high-growth technology organisations and is responsible for leading Sonatype's Global marketing. Katy was Sonatype's first marketing hire outside of the US in 2016 and contributed to the triple-digit growth of the business to over $100m arr. Over the past 15 years, Katy has been responsible for marketing functions through successful acquisitions and mergers within the DevOps, cybersecurity and financial services industries. Before Sonatype, Katy ran the International marketing function at Puppet - pioneers in the DevOps space.

Bruce Gordon 

SVP Channel Sales & Alliances 

As Senior Vice President of Channel Sales and Alliances, Bruce is responsible for leading the strategic design and execution of the global partner go-to-market at Sonatype. Bruce brings over 20 years of building high-performing teams delivering complex enterprise solutions to market through strategic partnerships.  Bruce was most recently the VP of Channels at Alteryx. Prior to Alteryx Bruce served in leadership roles at Tradeshift, Syniti, SAP, Red Hat and IBM’s Internet Security Systems. Bruce holds a BS in Marketing and Finance from Southern Connecticut State University.

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