John Goodson

Chief Product Officer


As Chief Product Officer, John Goodson, a Progress senior vice president and well-known data integration expert and author, leads all product development, product management and product marketing functions, reporting to president and Chief Executive Officer Phil Pead.

Goodson joined Progress Software in 2003 and was co-founder of DataDirect. He was most recently senior vice president of product development where he was instrumental in the development of the new Progress® Pacific™ platform and an increased focus on data connectivity offered as-a-service. He has previously served as the General Manager of both the DataDirect and Enterprise Business Systems divisions within Progress. Under his leadership, Progress® DataDirect® has grown into a leading provider of connectivity technologies.

Goodson brings significant technical and business leadership to the company. He has served as a technical expert on numerous international standards groups such as the ANSI H2 Committee as well as several Java Expert Groups including JDBC and Java Rowsets. He helped develop and evolve numerous popular standards including J2EE, JDBC, .NET, ODBC, SQL, SQL CLI, and ADO.NET. He has also been awarded multiple technology patents.

Goodson holds a B.S. in computer science from Virginia Tech.