Yogesh Gupta Progress CEO
Yogesh Gupta
Chief Executive Officer

A technologist at heart, Yogesh Gupta is passionate about how technology can make life simpler—both for businesses and individuals. Since joining Progress in October 2016 as its President and Chief Executive Officer, he has strengthened the company’s market position, improved customer relationships, launched new products, acquired three companies and significantly improved operating margins and cash flow. Progress has also refreshed its Board of Directors, increasing the diversity of the Board with four new independent members to build a strong new leadership team that can drive further success.

Prior to joining Progress, Yogesh was President and Chief Executive Officer at Kaseya, Inc., a private equity-backed software company providing IT management software solutions to managed service providers. Before Kaseya, he served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of FatWire Software, a VC-backed marketing automation software company. He led FatWire through the great recession and doubled its revenue over four years, leading to a successful exit to Oracle. A 30-year software industry veteran, Yogesh held several corporate officer roles at CA Inc., including the role of Chief Technology Officer for five years and Chief Strategy Officer and head of M&A for two years.

A recognized expert in emerging technologies and industry trends as well as 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. He also serves on the boards of Beth Israel Lahey Health System (BILHS) and Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council (MassTLC).

Anthony Folger
Anthony Folger
Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer of Progress, Anthony is the steward of the company’s financial well-being. This includes all areas of finance and accounting, budgeting and planning, treasury, tax and investor relations. 

Anthony has extensive operational and corporate development experience in high-growth global technology companies and specializes in financial modeling and analysis, investor relations, capital markets, corporate development, SaaS business models, organization and team building and strategic planning.

Previously, Anthony was the CFO of Carbonite, where his day-to-day responsibilities included finance, investor relations, information technology and security, business analytics, human resources, corporate development, data center operations and customer service.  Anthony has also held CFO and other senior finance positions with Acronis, Starent Networks and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Anthony received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounting and Economics from the College of the Holy Cross.

John Ainsworth
John Ainsworth
EVP Enterprise Application Experience Products

As Executive Vice President, Enterprise Application Experience 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.

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.

Steve currently serves on the Board of Directors of New England Legal Foundation. New England Legal Foundation is a nonprofit public interest law firm that champions individual economic liberties, traditional property rights, properly limited government and balanced economic growth throughout New England.

Loren Jarrett
EVP & GM Developer Tools Business

As Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Developer Tools Business, Loren is responsible for driving all facets of the business including sales, demand generation, engineering, product management, product marketing, customer success, support, and developer relations for the industry-leading product lines Telerik, Kendo UI, DevCraft, Test Studio, and the recently announced Unite UX product.

Loren has two decades of strong go-to-market and product experience in the enterprise software industry with an extensive background in Product Marketing, Product Management, Marketing, Sales and Go-to-Market for both enterprise and high-velocity businesses. She has a track record of driving growth for venture capital and private equity-backed businesses, and strong experience selling to developers. 

Loren was Progress’ CMO for two and a half years before moving into the GM role. During her tenure as CMO, she built a high-performing marketing organization, drove a coordinated strategy and go-to-market across Progress’ lines, made tremendous advancements in the company’s demand generation efforts, achieved marked success with industry analysts, and created a powerful digital presence for Progress. Loren continues to serve as an executive sponsor and leader for the company’s Inclusion and Diversity and Corporate Social Responsibility programs.

In key leadership roles prior to Progress, Loren served as CMO of Acquia, CMO of Kaseya, and SVP of Marketing and Product Management at FatWire (culminating in 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, magna cum laude.

Katie Kulikoski
Chief People Officer

Katie Kulikoski is Chief People Officer for Progress and is responsible for all aspects of the company's global human resources function, including culture development, talent acquisition, retention, change management and process effectiveness.

Katie has spent more than 20 years leading people functions in growth-oriented technology companies. Previously, she led the talent strategy for Brightcove as its Chief People Officer and Senior Executive Vice President, Human Resources. In her tenure Katie reduced voluntary attrition significantly and successfully integrated an acquisition that resulted in double-digit inorganic growth for the year.

Katie has also held leadership positions at Optaros, CIDC and ConnectEDU, where she was involved in and implemented a variety of programs—from the creation of an entrepreneurship program to organizational and cultural reinvention. She is a longstanding member of the Northeast Human Resources Association (NEHRA) and the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM).

Katie earned her BA in Politics from the University of California at Santa Cruz.

Jennifer Ortiz
EVP Corporate Marketing

As Executive Vice President of Corporate Marketing, Jennifer (Jenn) Ortiz leads all facets of a dynamic, high-producing global marketing organization. From corporate branding, analyst and public relations, to design, digital strategy, operations and events, Jenn’s vision is imprinted across every facet of the business. With so many moving parts, Jenn views herself as conducting a marketing symphony of talented professionals dedicated to amplifying Progress’ value to an ever-evolving global marketplace. 

Jenn honed her craft at Progress over 15 years, filling her quiver with experiences from leadership roles in IT, Finance and Marketing Operations. This included serving as Senior Director of Marketing Operations, as well as working in IT for six years. Jenn draws on her well-rounded view of the Progress business to deliver measurable results for the company. From securing placement on analyst reports like Gartner Magic Quadrants, to stewarding the Progress brand into a globally recognized best employer, to creating a world-class M&A marketing strategy proven through two Progress acquisitions, Jenn and her team juggle it all. Prior to Progress, Jenn drove marketing functions in startup environments for an analyst firm and a tech trade show company.  

Beyond her business prowess, Jenn is an inspiring example of what’s possible when you bring a deeply held passion for inclusion and diversity into the workplace. Jenn’s team co-founded and continues to champion Progress for Tomorrow, the company’s Corporate Social Responsibly (CSR) program. It’s an initiative driving both company culture and tangible policy change aimed at delivering measurable results. She further serves as an executive sponsor for two Employee Resource Groups (ERGs): the LGBTQ+ ERG called Plus and Unidos en Progress, which supports our Latinx community. Each ERG seeks to advance understanding and tolerance both in and out of Progress. 

Corporate Social Responsibility is one of the many passions streaming through Jenn’s mind while out on her early morning runs. That, and ticking through the busy day ahead for her active family, which includes a mix of youth basketball and softball. 

Jenn earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts. 

Ian Pitt
Chief Information Officer

Ian Pitt is an experienced leader passionate about using enterprise-class technology to transform business. As Progress Chief Information Officer (CIO), Ian creates the strategy for all Progress technology systems, striking the delicate balance between future-looking innovation and ongoing technology operations. His ultimate goal is to ensure that all company systems deliver world-class experiences to employees and customers.

Key for Progress is the critical role Ian plays in providing insight and assurance around Progress’ security practices. This includes leading the company's ongoing efforts to safeguard its networks, infrastructure, business applications and products with best-in-class internal and customer-facing security practices, as well as keeping an ever-watchful eye on the evolving security landscape—a vital talent in an age of constant digital disruption.

In addition, Ian supports Progress’ M&A growth strategy by ensuring the seamless integration of newly acquired companies and technology. His proven merger and acquisition history—on both the buy and sell sides—includes guiding a $1.4 billion merger which tapped his deep knowledge of cyber security, governance, corporate IT and global product operations.

A believer in the power of effective collaboration, Ian brings decades of experience, empowering his people with an entrepreneurial spirit essential for driving results. Prior to Progress, Ian served as CIO at LogMeIn, was the CIO at Thunderhead, served as the Worldwide Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Chordiant Software (now part of Pega), and headed research and technology at TCS. In all, Ian has built a stellar 30-year track record that earned him a three-time finalist designation by the ORBIE Awards for Boston CIO of the Year.

Outside of work, Ian is a skilled scuba diver who thrives in underwater environments. Yet, Ian likewise thrives on land, earning a degree in physics and engineering from Lancaster University, in the United Kingdom. Ian also sits on the Advisory Board of the BostonCIO industry network. 

Jeremy Segal
Jeremy Segal
EVP Corporate Development

As Executive Vice President of Corporate Development at Progress, Jeremy Segal is responsible for sourcing, executing and integrating Mergers and Acquisitions, which are essential elements of Progress’ business strategy. With a strong track record of successfully acquiring and integrating companies, Jeremy’s expertise and experience better positions Progress to achieve its long-term goal of doubling the size of the company through M&A in five years.

Jeremy has spent over 20 years leading M&A functions in publicly traded technology companies with inorganic growth strategies. Prior to joining Progress, he was Global Head of Corporate Development at LogMeIn, and previously he served as Vice President of Corporate Development at Akamai Technologies. During his corporate development career, Jeremy has completed more than 35 acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures resulting in an aggregate value of over $8 billion.

Jeremy holds an MBA in Strategy and Corporate Finance from Cornell University’s Johnson School of Management and a BA in Government and Economics from Bowdoin College. Jeremy currently sits on the Board of the MIT Enterprise Forum.

Sundar Subramanian
Sundar Subramanian
EVP & GM DevOps

Sundar Subramanian is Executive Vice President and General Manager with full P&L responsibility for Progress’ DevOps business. Chef is the global leader in DevOps and the developer of Chef Enterprise Automation Stack, automating infrastructure, compliance and application delivery for many Fortune 500 companies. Previously, Sundar was responsible for driving all facets of Progress’ early stage product lines of Kinvey, Kinvey Health Cloud, NativeChat and Fiddler.

Sundar has had a successful career building, scaling and selling SaaS products, including his tenure at AthenaHealth, where he led their SaaS platform product teams building scalable microservices, data portability and interoperability between multiple electronic health record systems. Prior to that, he was VP of products of Sequoia-backed Citrus Payment Solutions, which was acquired by Naspers, served as vice president for Kaseya, where he built multiple cross-functional teams, including the ecommerce and inside sales teams that drove the company’s revenue growth. Earlier, he was director of product management at Salesforce after cofounding a startup acquired by Salesforce.

Sundar holds a Master's degree in Computer Science from Drexel University and a Bachelor's degree in Electronics Engineering from the University of Mumbai.

Richard Barretto
Richard Barretto
Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer

With cybersecurity threats evolving by the day, Progress is proud to have Richard Barretto at the helm as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Richard leads all aspects of Progress’ information security practice, collaborating with senior leadership to continually drive security as a business value to the organization, its customers and shareholders. Put simply: Richard’s team strives to protect the Progress home front from a churning landscape of digital threats.

An inspirational leader and mentor who cares about his team, Richard believes in aiming high and using aggressive goals as opportunities to learn, grow and achieve. Each day, Richard rises to the challenge—and dare we say excitement—of staying ahead an increasingly sophisticated global security landscape. By ensuring Progress is security-forward in its approaches, including how we infuse security principles and best practices into everything we do, customers can always be confident that we are putting the interests of their businesses first.

Richard’s noteworthy success predates Progress, extending to his experience building world-class teams. This includes Cimpress, a publicly traded, multi-billion-dollar, global organization where he built governance, risk and compliance and security operation center disciplines. Before Cimpress, he served in security and risk management positions at Cobham Mission Systems, Alegeus, BJ's Wholesale Club and Old National Bank. Richard is also a recognized industry thought leader in the areas of risk management, security operations and the security best practices organizations should proactively adopt.

Off-hours, Richard swaps his security-champion cape for a tennis racquet. It’s a lifelong passion he’s held since being a ball boy at  the US Open Tennis Tournament for legends like Agassi, Sampras and Lendl. He brings that same drive and meticulous attention to detail to his work and the causes he cares about. This includes his position on the Board of Directors for X-Cel Education, which makes education more accessible to under-served adults in Greater Boston.

Richard earned his bachelor degree in management from Oakland City University in Indiana, and his CISO Executive Education Certification from Carnegie Mellon University.

Dinara Doyle
Dinara Doyle
Chief of Staff

Progress Chief of Staff Dinara Doyle is an invaluable resource to Progress and our Executive Leadership team. Dinara ensures decisions about everything from corporate policy making to our Corporate Social Responsibility program are driven by the right information and context. By engaging with a wide array of cross-functional and executive teams, Dinara infuses our CEO’s vision into all manner of company operations.

A vibrant champion for big-picture thinking, Dinara is a powerful advocate who keeps teams focused on important questions, such as: what are we trying to accomplish and what’s the smartest way for us to consistently get there? She keeps teams on track by asking the tough questions excellence demands. And by forging connections that help people work together, grow and be their best, Dinara elevates understanding, removes roadblocks and encourages bold thinking that challenges the status quo.

Prior to Progress, Dinara’s successful technology career included time leading teams in Software Quality Assurance and Release Engineering at CIDC, DevOps and IT Services within Secure, Resilient Systems and Technology Group at the MIT Lincoln Laboratory and Business Security at Brightcove. The common thread across all these roles was her ability to partner across the organizations to help gain alignment, simplify processes, promote transparency in communication, and encourage teamwork and collaboration to accomplish seemingly impossible tasks. These roles all contributed valuable skills she brings to her current role as Progress as Chief of Staff ensuring we go further together.

Dinara earned her degree in computer science with a minor in management from the University of Massachusetts.

Shirley Knowles
Dr. Shirley Knowles
Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer

In her role as Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer, Dr. Shirley Knowles is dedicated to cultivating a culture of inclusion, diversity and belonging so Progress people are empowered to be their best. Shirley sees her work at Progress as equipping our people to achieve by tapping into the richness of diverse human experiences.

A transformational leader and educator, Shirley strives to positively impact the way people think, interact and collaborate across cultural, generational, racial, gender, ethnic, socioeconomic, religious and educational lines. She is a crucial voice influencing our policies, practices, and indeed, everything we do. Shirley further helps Progress foster an environment where people are free to learn, be heard and have the difficult—but respectful—conversations that make us stronger. This approach nurtures growth and has brought Shirley noteworthy success, most recently as the Diversity and Inclusion Officer at Homesite Insurance. There, she built the D&I practice from the ground up, adding to prior successes in cultural diversity education at Le Cordon Bleu and corporate communications at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts.

With her team-first approach, it’s no surprise that Shirley is a HUGE sports fan. She regularly attends in-person sporting events, both professional and collegiate, including for one of her favorite teams, the Atlanta Braves. When not cheering sports, she travels the world to learn about other cultures, visiting locations as varied as Cuba, Egypt, Guadeloupe and her favorite spot: Norway.

Shirley’s impressive educational background includes her doctor of education in organizational leadership from Northeastern University, a master degree in leadership studies from North Central College and dual master degrees from Simmons College in gender/cultural Studies, as well as communications management. Shirley earned her bachelor degree in communications from Marquette University, and a certificate in multicultural leadership from North Central College. She regularly supports a range of causes, including Programa Velasco, a nonprofit helping women and children in El Salvador.

Domenic Lococo
Domenic Lococo
Chief Accounting Officer

As Chief Accounting Officer, Domenic Lococo, draws on over two decades of accounting experience to lead Progress’ global accounting practice. Always looking for innovative ways to stay ahead of the trends and implement best practices, Domenic’s hallmarks are streamlining, simplifying and working smarter. He further ensures Progress’ financial house is in order and ready to capitalize on opportunities—including supporting the company’s merger and acquisition (M&A) total growth strategy.

Domenic epitomizes what’s possible at Progress if you continually develop and hone your craft. His disciplined insights and strong communication skills helped Domenic rise through the Progress ranks, building high-achieving global teams along the way. Domenic’s current responsibilities span everything from technical accounting and external reporting to revenue operations, procurement, treasury and financial systems and processes. It’s a big ask, but Progress is in good hands with Domenic.

In each accounting role he’s held, Domenic has excelled. Past Progress positions include Director of International Finance, Director of Global Accounting and Vice President Finance, Corporate Controller. These combined experiences, evolving alongside the Progress business, have prepared him for the rigors of being Progress’ Chief Accounting Officer.

Ask Domenic about his sustained professional success and he’ll point to his deep belief in treating people with respect and hiring talent dedicated to working together toward common goals. Perhaps this ethic comes from being raised in a large family—he is one of six siblings, after all! With an upbringing like that, navigating his devoted Progress family is a piece of cake.

Domenic earned his master of business administration degree with a concentration in international business at Bentley University and his bachelor of science in accounting from Merrimack College.

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.

Yogesh Gupta Progress CEO
Yogesh Gupta
Chief Executive Officer

A technologist at heart, Yogesh Gupta is passionate about how technology can make life simpler—both for businesses and individuals. Since joining Progress in October 2016 as its President and Chief Executive Officer, he has strengthened the company’s market position, improved customer relationships, launched new products, acquired three companies and significantly improved operating margins and cash flow. Progress has also refreshed its Board of Directors, increasing the diversity of the Board with four new independent members to build a strong new leadership team that can drive further success.

Prior to joining Progress, Yogesh was President and Chief Executive Officer at Kaseya, Inc., a private equity-backed software company providing IT management software solutions to managed service providers. Before Kaseya, he served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of FatWire Software, a VC-backed marketing automation software company. He led FatWire through the great recession and doubled its revenue over four years, leading to a successful exit to Oracle. A 30-year software industry veteran, Yogesh held several corporate officer roles at CA Inc., including the role of Chief Technology Officer for five years and Chief Strategy Officer and head of M&A for two years.

A recognized expert in emerging technologies and industry trends as well as 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. He also serves on the boards of Beth Israel Lahey Health System (BILHS) and Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council (MassTLC).


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.


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.


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.

Sam King

Sam King is the Chief Executive Officer of Veracode and a recognized expert in cybersecurity, the emerging practice of DevSecOps and business management. As a founding member of the Veracode team, she helped lead the establishment and growth of the application security category working with industry experts and analysts. In her current role, Ms. King is focused on company growth and helping customers achieve their missions through the creation of secure software. Prior to Veracode, she held leadership positions in cybersecurity and technology companies including Verisign and Razorfish. In addition to security and technology, she is also passionate about developing leaders and creating positive work environments that foster creativity and personal growth.

Ms. King received her Masters of Science and Engineering in Computer and Information Science from the University of Pennsylvania. She earned her BS in Computer Science from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland, where she earned the prestigious Charles Babbage Award, awarded to the student with the highest academic achievement in the graduating class. 


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.

Angela Tucci

Angela Tucci, a highly experienced enterprise SaaS executive, is the former Chief Executive Officer of Apto, the leading web-based software for managing customer relationships, properties, listings, deals and commissions for commercial real estate brokers. Prior to Apto, Ms. Tucci was the General Manager of the Agile Management Unit of CA Technologies from 2015 to 2017. From 2014 to 2015, she led a 300-person global sales, consulting services, and marketing team as the Chief Revenue Officer of publicly-traded Rally Software, which CA Technologies acquired in 2015. Ms. Tucci originally joined Rally Software as Chief Marketing Officer in 2013 and was promoted to Chief Revenue Officer in 2014. Ms. Tucci previously held positions as Chief Strategy Officer at Symantec and NEON Enterprise Software. She received an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and an AB in Physics from Princeton. 


Vivian Vitale operates a consulting practice that assists organizations in developing their people management practices, providing guidance and support in organizational transitions and coaching leaders for success.

Prior to consulting, Ms. Vitale was EVP, Human Resources at Veracode, where she scaled the business from 100 to 600 employees globally, supporting a high growth SaaS business of approximately $150 million at the time of Veracode’s sale to CA Technologies in 2017. She played a key role in the acquisition, which marked the biggest M&A transaction in the application security space at the time. She also held leadership positions at Care.com, Unica Corporation and RSA Security. At Unica she was part of the due diligence team that led the sale of Unica to IBM in 2010. At RSA, she scaled the business from 100 employees to 1,700, both organically and through nine acquisitions, before its acquisition by EMC in 2006.

Ms. Vitale serves as a Director of investment firm Vera3, and she is on the Advisory Board of Surprise HR, an early stage company that provides employee recognition solutions. She is also a member of the NetScout Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTCT) Board of Directors.