Wayne Williams has more than 15 years of experience founding and leading companies, as well as spearheading and implementing effective technology strategies. He was appointed CEO of Embarcadero Technologies in 2007, with overall responsibility of executing the company's global business strategies. He previously served as COO and Senior Vice President of Products and, before that, as CTO for more than seven years. As CTO, Wayne implemented a globalization strategy that successfully enabled the company to reduce its research and development costs by 40 percent and double its developer headcount.
Prior to joining Embarcadero, Wayne founded EngineeringPerformance Inc., which was acquired by Embarcadero in 2000. He was also a founding partner of TCSF, a software services company, where he held several key executive positions. He is the architect of several database-centric tools and technologies. Wayne graduated from CDI College of Business and Technology with a degree in computer science.
Jim Lines brings more than 25 years of financial experience to Embarcadero, where he is responsible for the company's financial operations. Before joining Embarcadero, he spent seven years as the CEO of Lines Consulting Group, which provided financial and operational services to private equity firms. Jim also held the position of CFO for United Surgical Partners International Inc., and ITI Marketing Services. Prior to these roles, he served 12 years in various financial management capacities at affiliates of AMR Corporation (American Airlines), including CFO of The SABRE Group. Jim earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University and a Master of Business Administration from Columbia University.
Scott Schoonover is responsible for Embarcadero's sales force across the Americas. He brings more than 25 years of sales and sales leadership experience, along with a proven track record of success, to his role at Embarcadero. Prior to joining Embarcadero, he held numerous sales, sales management, and marketing positions at BMC Software, Amdahl Corporation, and AT&T. Scott received a bachelor's degree in business administration from Central Washington University, graduating cum laude. He also completed executive and leadership courses from Cambridge Technology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Texas, and the University of Michigan. Scott is on the board of directors for "Therapy for All," a non-profit organization working to provide healthcare services to the economically disadvantaged.
Nigel Brown, who has spent more than 22 years in the IT sector, currently serves as Embarcadero's Vice President and General Manager, International. He is responsible for the company's international operations in Europe and Asia, including sales, marketing, support, and services. Nigel comes to Embarcadero after more than 10 years at Borland, where he headed up the CodeGear developer tools division in 2006. Prior to that, he was vice president of EMEA, growing it to Borland's largest and most successful region from 2000-2004. Before Borland, he was International Vice President at Uniplex for six years, joining from Lotus, where he held positions as UK corporate sales director and international marketing director over a five-year period. Nigel has a bachelor's degree, with honors, in management sciences and a diploma in industrial studies from Loughborough University UK, along with a diploma in marketing from the UK Institute of Marketing.
Michael Swindell brings more than two decades product development and implementation experience to his role as Embarcadero's Vice President of Product Management. He is charged with guiding Embarcadero's product strategy and calls upon his years of experience with technology waves such as RAD, Linux, Web Services, and .NET to deliver innovative products to market. Previously, Michael spent almost a decade leading product management and marketing for Borland's award-winning IDE and development tools, which entailed devising and executing successful business strategies in competitive markets. Before Borland, he held product director roles with Imation/3M Corporation and Luminous Corporation, an Adobe spin-off.
Greg Keller is a seasoned technologist, product manager, and product marketer with a marked passion for all things database-related. Greg brings more than 14 years of experience in commercial software product management and marketing to his role as Chief Evangelist for Embarcadero, where he is responsible for driving product strategy across the company's worldwide community. He previously led Embarcadero's product initiatives as Vice President of Product Management. Prior to joining Embarcadero, Greg served in key sales and product evangelism positions for the System Architect product line at Popkin Software and Systems (now IBM). Greg is a regularly featured panelist and speaker at data modeling and data management conferences, is on the editorial board for various industry publications, and is a regular contributor to numerous data management columns and discussion groups. He earned his bachelor's degree from Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship.
David Intersimone (known to many as David I.) is a passionate and innovative software industry veteran-often referred to as a developer icon-who extols and educates the world on Embarcadero developer programs and runs the rampant online developer community. He shares his visions as an active member of the industry speaking circuit and is tapped as an expert source by the media. He is a long-standing champion of software developers and works to ensure that their needs are folded into Embarcadero's strategic product plans. Before Embarcadero, David spent more than 20 years with Borland in various evangelism, engineering, and development capacities, including creating the company's develop relations program. He previously served as Director of Product Services for Softsel Computer Products Inc. (now Merisel). David holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, California.
James Pitts joined Embarcadero in 2001 and was appointed Vice President of Development and Program Management in 2006. In this position, he leads the design and innovation of all Embarcadero products. James brings more than 15 years of commercial software development experience to Embarcadero. For the past 12 years, he has been involved in the database tools industry, holding key positions at several start-up companies such as DataMirror. Prior to entering the database tools industry, James spent three years in telecommunications, including work with Bell Mobility and Unitel. He received a bachelor's degree in mathematics from the University of Waterloo.
Kim Ouye brings more than 25 years of commercial and embedded software development experience to his role as Vice President of Research and Development. In his current position, Kim is responsible for managing Embarcadero's worldwide software development. He previously served as director of development, software development manager and senior software engineer for the company. Prior to joining Embarcadero, Kim held various software development and management roles at Digital Research, Control Technologies, Symbol Technologies, and Newcon Software. He holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from California Polytechnic State University.
Senior Director, Development Steve Todd, a software engineering veteran, heads the engineering organization and is responsible for the design and delivery of the company's developer product lines, including InterBase, RAD Studio, Delphi, Delphi for PHP, C++Builder, JBuilder, and 3rd Rail. Steve previously worked for Borland for more than 15 years, rising through the engineering and management ranks to lead teams working on the development and commercialization of pioneering products. Prior to joining Borland, he ran engineering at Ashton Tate's European Development Center in the United Kingdom. Steve holds a bachelor's degree in physics from the University of London's Imperial College of Science and Technology.
Vice President of Human Resources Lorraine Gnecco joined Embarcadero in 2001, bringing with her more than 25 years of human resources experience. Lorraine directs Embarcadero's human resources and facilities functions, including recruiting, employee relations, organizational development, and operations. She was previously the Senior Vice President of Discovery Channel Retail, managing human resources, training, facilities, and legal. Prior to that, she held assorted positions at Wells Fargo, including Vice President of Human Resources and Employee Relations Officer for the data center. Lorraine has served on numerous non-profit boards, including board chairperson for A Safe Place (shelter for battered women), vice president for the Women's Philharmonic, vice president for Christmas in April in Oakland, and the Shanti Project.