Yogesh Gupta Progress CEO
Yogesh Gupta
Chief Executive Officer

A technologist at heart, Progress Chief Executive Officer Yogesh Gupta is passionate about how technology can make life simpler—both in the workplace and at home. He brings an infectious energy to work each day, defining company strategy and direction, gaining alignment and ensuring each team has what it needs to execute. His goal is for Progress to be a powerful voice in fueling marketplace transformation.

Yogesh blends his experience as a developer, marketer, CTO and CEO into a unified whole, and has led organizations ranging from start-ups to public tech companies. Yogesh understands the importance and value of agility at scale, making him uniquely qualified to lead Progress into the future. He comes to Progress from CEO roles at Kaseya and FatWire Software, and rose through the ranks to CTO while at CA. Yogesh also loves mentoring entrepreneurs, where he gets as much as he gives by nurturing the next generation of tech innovators. From monitoring both marketplace trends and customer needs, Yogesh keeps Progress a step ahead in building innovative products that customers want, driving both revenue and shareholder value.

A recognized expert in emerging technologies and industry trends, and a published author, Yogesh holds a patent in the field of neural networks. He earned a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin and a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.

Paul Jalbert
Paul Jalbert
Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer of Progress, Paul is the steward of the company’s finances, with primary responsibility for the company’s finance and accounting, financial planning, treasury, tax and investor relations functions. Paul joined Progress in August 2012 as its Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer. Paul has built and promoted a finance organization with outstanding breadth and depth of knowledge. 

Paul has over thirty years of experience as a finance executive in public and private software companies ranging from Picis, a provider of healthcare software solutions, to multinational corporations such as Keane, Genuity and Verizon.  A results-oriented financial professional, Paul has tremendous depth of expertise in accounting, SEC reporting, financial planning and analysis, performance management, mergers and acquisitions, and building high performance teams.

Paul received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Southern New Hampshire University and is a Certified Public Accountant (Inactive Status).

John Ainsworth
John Ainsworth
SVP Core Products

As Senior Vice President of Core Products, John oversees Progress’ core portfolio, including OpenEdge, DataDirect, Sitefinity and other products.  John is responsible for engineering, product management, product marketing and technical support. A driven leader with a proven track record of managing large mission-critical product lines, John‘s focus is on strengthening our core products and helping our customers and partners succeed working with Progress.

John has worked in the enterprise software industry for over 25 years, with extensive experience in engineering, presales and product management. Prior to joining Progress, he held positions of increasing seniority at CA Technologies, the most recent being Senior Vice President of Engineering Services. In that role, he was responsible for delivering horizontal engineering services to CA business units and product teams across the company’s entire product portfolio. In other roles at CA, John was responsible for various R&D initiatives, including roles with CA’s offshore development center and served as SVP for a number of large and diverse product lines core to CA’s business.

John graduated from Coventry University in the UK, with a degree in Computer Science.

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Stephen Faberman
Chief Legal Officer

Ask Steve Faberman what he does as Progress Chief Legal Officer, and he’ll tell you that he’s the conscience of the company, always working to spur a forward trajectory for Progress as it executes on aggressive growth strategies. His team navigates legal plumbing to keep Progress fully compliant, transparent and above board in all it does. Steve is passionate about answering the “how” questions behind Progress success: how it builds, buys or partners to extend its market leadership position.

A Red Sox loyalist who boldly voices his fandom for Bruce Springsteen, Steve has seen the “The Boss” in concert over 20 times. Steve’s personality perfectly matches his profession. His innate commitment to honest decision making is an ideal fit for his role as Progress Chief Compliance Officer. Steve’s quick-witted humor is a true asset, and one frequently refined on the Progress executive team.

Steve brought a wealth of experience to Progress from his early days as a partner at Bingham McCutchen, to his Vice President, Corporate Counsel experience at Heritage Property Investment Trust. Steve has long led teams in corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, licensing, intellectual property, real estate, litigation and more. Steve earned his J.D. degree from Boston College Law School, and holds a B.A. degree in History from Tufts University.

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Loren Jarrett
Chief Marketing Officer

As Chief Marketing Officer, Loren is responsible for driving Progress’ global marketing and strategy, applying her strong strategic, analytical and go-to-market skills to propel new growth for the business. Loren is excited by the opportunity to build on the company’s strong commitment to its core business and to capture and deliver on the emerging market for the business applications of tomorrow. 

A growth-stage CMO, Loren’s passion is to develop and execute on winning strategies for driving the next phase of growth for companies. Loren brings an impressive track record to her work at Progress. Most recently as Chief Marketing Officer at Acquia, she drove creation of a predictable and scalable demand generation model, launched new positioning and accelerated Acquia’s leadership position with analysts. As CMO of Kaseya, Loren built a global marketing team focused on digital marketing and high-velocity demand generation. At FatWire, leading both Marketing and Product Management, Loren drove redefinition of the company’s positioning and product direction, doubling the size of the business and leading to a strategic sale to Oracle. Earlier, Loren also held leadership positions at CA Technologies, Oracle and American Express.

Loren holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a BA from Yale University.

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Tony Murphy
Chief Information Officer

As Chief Information Officer, Tony will drive the transformation of our business processes and systems and lead the development and implementation of our overall technology strategy for all internal systems and business processes. Focused on making our organization more effective both in terms of our interactions with our customers and partners, as well as our employees, Tony will oversee Enterprise Applications and IT (networking, collaboration/email, help desk, data center infrastructure and services), Business Applications (front-, mid-, and back-office applications), and Information Security. 

Tony came to Progress from Stratus Technologies where he led global IT since 2014.  Prior to that, he provided global IT leadership for Acme Packet, a public tech company acquired by Oracle in 2013. Tony brings 25 years of experience in the creation and execution of IT strategy. His career spans multiple industries and regions and includes companies ranging from startups to global public companies.

Tony completed his graduate studies in computer science at Athlone Institute of Technology in Ireland. He holds a BA in economics and history from Maynooth University and is currently pursuing his MBA at Bentley University.

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Gary Quinn
SVP Core Field Organization

As SVP of the Core Field Organization at Progress, Gary Quinn is responsible for strengthening our core business and go-to-market strategy. With a strong track record of fostering growth and improving customer relationships in the technology space, Gary’s expertise will enable us to further build upon our install base—especially our flourishing ISV community. He is a key member of our executive leadership team and will play a pivotal role in planning and executing upon our goals.

Gary brings an incredibly successful career as a field-facing enterprise software executive to his role at Progress, with extensive experience leading partner-driven go-to-markets. Gary was previously the CEO of FalconStor, where he delivered dramatically enhanced customer relationships, a go-to-market strategy and a technology roadmap to enable growth. His work rejuvenated customer and investor confidence, resulting in a share price increase of over 100% in 18 months. Prior to FalconStor, Gary spent 20 years at CA Technologies, where he held a series of increasingly responsible executive field-facing roles, including EVP of International Sales and North American channels, and EVP of Global Channels.

Gary graduated from Hofstra University in Uniondale, New York, with a degree in Computer Science.

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Faris Sweis
SVP & General Manager Developer Tooling Business

As SVP & GM of the Developer Tooling Business, Faris is responsible for driving the overall success of this business for Progress, ensuring the company continues to deliver best-of-breed tools for developers. His responsibilities include running engineering, product, support, sales and marketing for these product lines.

Boldly tackling software development challenges for over 19 years, Faris was previously the Chief Technical Officer for Telerik, where he led technical direction for the company until it was acquired by Progress in 2014. This admitted tech-gadget guy loves basketball almost as much as a good political or religious debate. Yet, much of his work and technology ethic was shaped by his 10-year tenure at Microsoft, working on the core team that built the first versions of .NET, and his former start-up, ArtOfTest, where he experienced technology innovation, go-to-market and building teams from scratch from the vantage point of a start-up.

All of which came after he earned his Bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from Purdue University.

 

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Dimitre Taslakov
Chief Talent Officer

Progress Chief Talent Officer Dimi Taslakov leverages the strategic skills of the number one Progress asset—its people—to help employees find an optimal path for themselves and the company. This ensures Progress makes a positive impact for customers, employees, shareholders and the many communities the company serves.

Dimi played a vital role at Telerik for more than 10 years, prior to its 2014 acquisition by Progress. Among his many contributions, he served as General Manager for Telerik Americas, Global Sales Lead and Chief Talent Officer, where he secured top talent and promoted a unique corporate culture across four continents.

As someone who learns by doing, Dimi makes his dent in the universe by embracing new challenges as opportunities to stretch the boundaries of what’s possible. His passion is working with people who believe they can change the world, and channeling that energy into action that gives Progress a competitive edge.

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Dmitri Tcherevik
Chief Technology Officer

As CTO, Dmitri Tcherevik leads Progress’ vision and technology strategy for cognitive applications across its product portfolio. As a core member of the Progress executive team, he not only executes upon Progress’ technology road map, but leads future technology efforts including incubation projects, technology M&A and strategic alliances. Dmitri is an industry innovator with a proven track record of creating and evangelizing game-changing technology strategies. He’s at once a hands-on engineer, strategist and practical go to market expert, with exceptional skills in devising and implementing technology strategy for emerging technologies.

Dmitri is a serial entrepreneur, having founded two successful technology start-ups—MightyMeeting and Infostoria (acquired by Fatwire in 2007). Dmitri served as CTO at FatWire, where he helped to define the market around Web Experience Management, until its strategic sale to Oracle in 2010. Prior to FatWire, Dmitri led emerging technology development at CA. He carries specialties in the areas of mobile apps and platforms, cloud services, collaboration, web experience management and enterprise application integration. He also has a background in machine learning, having contributed to development of a groundbreaking AI engine used in chess programs and economic forecasting software.

Dmitri majored in applied math and intelligent systems design at the National Nuclear Research University, Moscow, where he graduated with honors.

Yogesh Gupta Progress CEO
Yogesh Gupta
Chief Executive Officer

A technologist at heart, Progress Chief Executive Officer Yogesh Gupta is passionate about how technology can make life simpler—both in the workplace and at home. He brings an infectious energy to work each day, defining company strategy and direction, gaining alignment and ensuring each team has what it needs to execute. His goal is for Progress to be a powerful voice in fueling marketplace transformation.

Yogesh blends his experience as a developer, marketer, CTO and CEO into a unified whole, and has led organizations ranging from start-ups to public tech companies. Yogesh understands the importance and value of agility at scale, making him uniquely qualified to lead Progress into the future. He comes to Progress from CEO roles at Kaseya and FatWire Software, and rose through the ranks to CTO while at CA. Yogesh also loves mentoring entrepreneurs, where he gets as much as he gives by nurturing the next generation of tech innovators. From monitoring both marketplace trends and customer needs, Yogesh keeps Progress a step ahead in building innovative products that customers want, driving both revenue and shareholder value.

A recognized expert in emerging technologies and industry trends, and a published author, Yogesh holds a patent in the field of neural networks. He earned a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin and a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.

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Jack Egan
Non-Executive Chairman

Jack Egan is currently managing partner of Egan-Managed Capital, a Boston based venture capital fund he founded in October 1998 that specializes in technology and early stage investments. From October 1986 until September 1998, Egan served in a number of executive positions with EMC Corporation, including Executive Vice President, Products and Offerings, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Executive Vice President, Operations and Executive Vice President, International Sales. Egan ceased to be an employee of EMC Corporation in 2002.

Egan also serves on the Board of Directors for other publicly traded and privately held companies, including EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC), where he has served on the Board of Directors for almost twenty years; VMware, Inc.(NYSE: VMW); and NetScout Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTCT), where he serves as Lead Director, as well as Verint Systems (NASDAQ: VRNT). Egan also serves in a variety of leadership roles within the Board of Directors of several privately held technology companies, including HighRoads Corporation, Platform Computing Corporation and Healthrageous, Inc. Egan holds a bachelor's degree in Marketing and Computer Science from Boston College.

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Michael Mark is a private investor and member of Walnut Venture Associates, an investment group seeking opportunities in early-stage and emerging high-tech companies in New England. In addition to serving as non-executive chairman of Progress Software, he also serves on several private boards.

After graduating from MIT in 1967, Mark co-founded Intercomp, a peripheral manufacturer, where he became president. In 1978 he founded American Energy Services, a company engaged in using computer technology to conserve energy. In 1982 he co-founded Cadmus Computer Corporation, a workstation manufacturer. He served there as vice president of Corporate Development. In 1985 Mark became vice president of System Integration at Interleaf, a provider of electronic publishing systems and software.

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Charles Kane is a Senior Lecturer in Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management Group and also in the Global Economics and Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Kane serves as the audit chairman on the  Progress board of directors.

Kane is currently chairman of the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) Foundation and was formerly the president of OLPC, a nonprofit organization that provides technology to enhance education in less developed countries. Prior to OLPC, Kane was a founding investor and CFO of Global BPO Services Corp., a Special Purpose Acquisition Corp. that acquired Stream Global Services.

Prior to Global BPO, Kane was the CFO of RSA Security (acquired by EMC); CFO of Aspen Technology; president and CEO of Corechange, Inc. (acquired by Open Text Corp.); and CFO of Informix Software (acquired by IBM).  He has also served in financial executive positions at Stratus Computer, Prime Computer, and Deloitte.

Throughout his career, Kane has been involved in developing and executing sophisticated financial strategies in globalizing corporations and mergers and acquisitions.  He is a frequent speaker and writer on these topics, as well as other international financial topics and social entrepreneurial ventures.  Besides Progress, Kane is the audit chairman on the boards of Carbonite (CARB); Demandware (DWRE); RealPage (RP), and Photobox LTD.

He also served on the Boards of Applix (acquired by IBM); Borland Software (acquired by Micro Focus LTD; and Netezza Corp (acquired by IBM).  Kane is also on the Board and a founding member of the Hult Global Challenge which is now part of the Clinton Global Initiative. He is a certified public accountant and has taught international finance at the business schools of Boston College and Babson College. Kane is the coauthor of the book, Learning to Change the World—the Social Impact of One Laptop per Child

Kane holds a BBA in accounting from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA in international  finance from Babson College.

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David A. Krall
Strategic Advisor and Board of Directors Member
Universal Audio

David Krall currently serves as Strategic Advisor and a member of the Board of Directors of Universal Audio. Prior to Universal Audio, Krall was president and chief operating officer of Roku, Inc. and now serves as a strategic advisor. Prior to Roku, Krall served for one and a half years as president and CEO of QSecure, and now serves as executive chair of the QSecure Board of Directors. Before joining QSecure, Krall served for seven years as president and CEO of Avid Technology, Inc., a leading tools provider to the media and entertainment industries, based in Tewksbury, Massachusetts. Under Krall's leadership, Avid doubled its revenues to just under $1 Billion annually, introduced groundbreaking new products in its core businesses, and expanded into new markets through organic growth and strategic acquisitions.

Krall brings over 20 years of invaluable strategic and tactical management experience to Universal Audio from his leadership positions in the professional audio, video, digital media, and technology industries. Krall has experience working in companies ranging from small startups to public companies with thousands of employees serving worldwide marketplaces.

Rainer-Gawlick

Dr. Rainer Gawlick currently serves on the Board of Directors of Proto Labs, Inc. (NYSE: PRLB), a leading online and technology-enabled quick-turn manufacturer of custom parts for prototyping and short-run production. Dr. Gawlick also serves on the Board of Directors of ChyronHego Corp., a private company specializing in broadcast graphics creation, playout and real-time data visualization, NewForma, a private company providing leading collaboration and project information management platform, and Meltwater, Inc., a private software-as-a service company that develops and markets media monitoring and business intelligence software. He is also an advisor to Vector Capital. Previously, Dr. Gawlick was President of Perfecto Mobile, Ltd., a leader in mobile testing, from July 2015 until September 2016. Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President of Global Sales at IntraLinks, Inc., a computer software company providing virtual data rooms and other content management services, from April 2012 until July 2015. From August 2008 to April 2012, Dr. Gawlick served as Chief Marketing Officer of Sophos Ltd., a computer security company providing endpoint, network and data protection software. From April 2005 to August 2008, Dr. Gawlick served as Vice President of Worldwide Marketing and Strategy at SolidWorks Corp., a CAD software company. He also has held a variety of executive positions in other technology businesses and was a consultant with McKinsey & Company. Dr. Gawlick holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Paul_Dacier

Paul T. Dacier is currently the General Counsel of Indigo Agriculture, Inc., a Boston-based agricultural technology start-up company that specializes in products designed to maximize crop health and productivity, which he joined in March 2017. Previously, Mr. Dacier was Executive Vice President and General Counsel of EMC Corp. (NYSE: EMC) from 1990 until September 2016, when EMC was acquired by Dell Technologies. He was responsible for the worldwide legal affairs of EMC and its subsidiaries and oversaw the company’s internal audit, real estate and facilities organizations, sustainability and government affairs departments. Mr. Dacier also currently serves on the Board of Directors for AerCap Holdings NV (NYSE: AER), the world's largest independent aircraft leasing company, and GTY Technology Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: GTYHU), a technology holding company.