Andre joined Infobright’s board of directors as chairman in May of 2008. Over his 30-year career, Andre has held numerous senior executive positions at some of the world’s leading software companies including Cognos, Oracle Corporation, and SAS Institute Inc., where he served as president and chief operating officer.
In 2002, Andre joined the board of directors of VA Software (NASDAQ: LNUX), the creator of SourceForge.net, the largest open source development site on the Internet. This led to his co-founding the world’s first open source end-to-end BI company, Pentaho Corporation. In 2005, Andre joined the board of Palamida Corporation, a provider of intellectual property management and compliance products. In 2006, he became the chairman of Compiere Inc, the world’s leading open source ERP application suite and in 2007 he was elected chairman of Zenoss Corporation, a leader in open source network and systems monitoring software.
Additionally Andre is a director of UBmatrix Inc., the creator of the eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) and Odyssey Financial Technologies Inc., a Swiss-based private wealth and asset management software company.
Robert is a Managing Director of RBC Venture Partners and oversees direct investments in a broad range of technology companies ranging from information security to sales and trading applications. Robert also uses his over ten years of experience in venture capital to assist the development and incubation of emerging technologies developed within RBC.
Prior to RBC, Robert was a Vice President at BMO Nesbitt Burns Equity Partners and Executive Director of CIBC Capital Partners’ Silicon Valley office in Menlo Park where he collectively made investments in financial services software, internet service providers, enterprise and internet software, e-healthcare, wireless application development, security products, optical networking and semiconductor companies, among others. Robert served as a board member or observer for several of his investee companies
Robert’s charitable activities include being on the board of the distress Centres of Toronto. Other professional activities include numerous panel appearances, speaking engagements and advisory boards.
Robert has a BBA from Wilfrid Laurier University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst, a Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute and a Certified Investment Manager. He is on the board of directors of ITM Software, Placemark Investments, Infobright and Avolent.
Mark Burton has 30 years of sales and marketing experience, highlighted by executive sales roles at MySQL AB and Informatica. At MySQL, as EVP of Worldwide Sales and Alliances, he contributed as the sales executive building a worldwide sales engine monetizing the MySQL open source brand and culminating in a $1 billion acquisition by Sun Microsystems in February 2008. At Informatica, Mark held roles as senior vice president of Americas Sales and eventually group vice president of Worldwide Sales and Alliances. His contribution helped grow Informatica from $12m to over $150m in sales resulting in a successful IPO in April 1999 and a secondary offering in September 2000.
Other positions include several vice president of sales and marketing roles in early stage companies, executive-in-residence at Partech International Venture Partners, and regional sales management at Oracle, among others.
Mark serves on the board of directors of open-source leaders Zend and MuleSource as well as on the advisory board for Jaspersoft.
Chip is a General Partner at Flybridge Capital Partners whose investment interests and experience are in the information technology sector with a focus on enterprise software.
He currently represents the firm on the boards of 1-800-FREE411 (Jingle Networks), First Best Systems, Infobright, mValent, Placemark Investments, Reveal Imaging, and SupplyScape and was previously a director at Bowstreet, which was acquired by IBM.
Chip’s blog on opportunities in enterprise IT markets can be read at http://bostonvcblog.typepad.com/vc/2007/09/the-rebirth-of-.html
Before joining the firm in May 2002, Chip was a General Partner with Greylock Partners, a leading venture capital firm he joined in 1994. While at Greylock, Chip led or participated in numerous successful investments in the enterprise information technology field including Narrative Communications (acquired by @Home), Idiom Technologies (acquired by SDL), iPhrase Technologies (acquired by IBM), IBA (acquired by ServiceSoft/Kana), Storage Networks (IPO), Totality (acquired by MCI) and the Vincam Group (IPO in 1996, acquired by ADP). Prior to Greylock, he was with Company Assistance Limited, an investment and consulting firm in Warsaw Poland; and Bain and Company, an international management consulting firm.
Chip received a BA with honors from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School where he was a Baker Scholar and a Ford Scholar.
DeLoach is President and CEO of Infobright. DeLoach came to Infobright with 25 years of software industry experience, most recently as CEO of Aleri, the complex event processing company, which was acquired by Sybase in February 2010. His success building software companies, combined with his extensive sales, marketing and international experience, were key factors behind his appointment.
Prior to Aleri, DeLoach served as President and CEO of YOUcentric, a CRM software company, where he led the growth of the company’s revenue from $2.8M to $25M in three years, before being acquired by JD Edwards. Prior to YOUcentric, DeLoach spent five years in senior sales management at Sybase, rising from District Manager to Vice President of North American Geographic Sales, Telesales, Channels, and Field Marketing. DeLoach has also served as a Director at Broadbeam Corporation and Apropos Inc.
DeLoach is active in community service, and is a Director on the board of the Illinois Technology Association and the Juvenile Protective Association in Chicago.
DeLoach has a Bachelor of Industrial and Systems Engineering degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Laurence Gutcher joined Infobright in March 2008. As Infobright’s CFO, Laurence leads the development and implementation of financial best practices throughout company operations and manages important administrative functions such as human resources.
Laurence joined Infobright from PriceMetrix, Inc., a privately held company specializing in advisor productivity solutions for the full-service brokerage industry. During his tenure there, he successfully drove the annual strategic and business planning process. Prior to PriceMetrix, Laurence served as CFO and corporate secretary at Necho Systems Corp., Nevex Software Technologies Inc., and INEX Corporation where, among other duties, he led successful exit strategies for these companies, as well as various debt and equity financings.He started his career at Bell Canada where he held a variety of management positions.
Laurence is a certified management accountant (CMA) and holds an M.B.A. from the Richard Ivey School of Business and a B.A.Sc. from University of Toronto. He also studied at Handelshogskolan, the Stockholm School of Economics.
Bodamer is a technical advisor and resource for Infobright’s architecture and technology team. He has over 20 years of experience at leading software companies and deep expertise and knowledge of database architectures and internals,
Bodamer holds several patents for database and middleware technology. His experience leading product development and engineering teams includes 12 years with Oracle’s Database and Application Server development organization as well as several years as SVP of product operations and engineering at Apple’s PowerSchool division. Bodamer also held leadership positions at OuterBay and Efficient Frontier.
Bodamer currently holds the position of SVP Products and Engineering at 10Gen.
Flybridge Capital Partners is an early-stage venture capital firm whose mission is to assist talented entrepreneurs in growing innovative, global companies. With $560 million under management, the firm is focused on investing in consumer, healthcare and information technology markets and is led by a team with domain expertise and more than half a century of combined experience in venture capital. For more information, visit http://www.flybridge.com.
RBC Venture Partners is the venture capital affiliate of Royal Bank of Canada. Formed in 1997, the firm’s activities include early stage venture capital fund commitments and direct investments in software technology companies throughout North America.
Investment activity is focused on selected high growth, emerging sectors in North America, where a significant level of scientific, technological and entrepreneurial expertise is needed to accelerate ideas into market-ready companies. By leveraging RBC’s global networks, deal flow, expertise and market access the firm delivers a differentiated value proposition and superior returns.
RBC Venture Partners is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Royal Bank of Canada. Royal Bank of Canada (TSX, NYSE: RY), and its subsidiaries operate under the master brand name of RBC Financial Group (RBC). RBC is Canada’s largest bank as measured by assets and market capitalization and one of North America’s leading diversified financial services companies. They provide personal and commercial banking, wealth management services, insurance and corporate and investment banking on a global basis. Their corporate support team enables business growth with expert professional advice and state of the art processes and technology. RBC employs approximately 70,000 full and part-time employees who serve more than 14 million personal, business and public sector clients throughout offices in North America and some 30 countries around the world. For more information see http://www.rbc.com/vp/.