SOA Software Executive Team
Eric Pulier, Executive Chairman
Mr. Pulier is recognized as among the leading and most successful entrepreneurs in government and enterprise technology. The best-known venture capital groups in the world have financed companies that Mr. Pulier has founded or co-founded. These include rich media presentation (Media Platform), enterprise professional services (US Interactive), virtual desktops (Desktone), service oriented infrastructure (SOA Software), and enterprise cloud management (ServiceMesh). Named one of 30 e-Visionaries by VAR Business, Mr. Pulier is a published author and popular public speaker at premier technology conferences around the globe. Pulier is member of Bill Clinton’s Clinton Global Initiative and is the founder and Executive Director of the Enterprise Cloud Leadership Council at the TMForum.
Paul Gigg, President and CEO
Mr. Gigg is a four-time CEO with a track record of building companies to profitability through organic growth and acquisitions. He has operated both public and private corporations in the United States and abroad, and has strong international experience with both financing and achieving dramatic sales growth. Most recently, he was a Vice President of IBM following his sale of Access360 to the technology giant. Prior to Access360, he led the expansion of software vendor ISOCOR, and orchestrated its sale to Critical Path. In the years before ISOCOR, he built and ran numerous technology companies doing business in a variety of global markets, and is widely recognized as a leader with both entrepreneurial and operational skills. He has a solid understanding of the issues, processes and paths to success for early-stage software companies, and has an excellent track record of bringing small vendors into the large enterprise IT marketplace. He has built value for customers and shareholders alike, by enabling large enterprises to control costs, introduce new capabilities and business models, through the implementation of innovative technology. Further to this end, Mr. Gigg has initiated and leveraged major OEM relationships, often leading to a merger or acquisition. He is known for attracting and retaining talented managers, contributing to his broad handling of business issues on the path to profit. His reputation for success in market- and company-building encompasses an understanding of organizational expansion and change, and a focus towards attaining excellence, all with profitable results. He serves on the Boards of Directors of several early-stage companies, and participates as an investor in various startup opportunities.
Roberto Medrano, Executive Vice President
A recognized executive in the information technology fields of SOA, internet security, governance, and compliance. Medrano has extensive experience with both start-ups and large companies, having been involved at the beginning of four IT industries: EDA, Open Systems, Computer Security and now SOA. Prior to joining SOA Software, he was CEO of PoliVec, a leader in security policy. Before joining PoliVec, he was one of the top 100 Sr. Executives at Hewlett Packard. At Hewlett-Packard (HP) served as the General Manager of the E-Services and Internet Security Divisions. Medrano has held executive positions at Finjan, Avnet Inc, and Sun Microsystems. Medrano participated in President Clinton’s White House Security Summit and has been an active member on National Cyber Security Summits, and the White House National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace. Medrano has been selected as one of “The 100 most influential Hispanics in US”, “The 100 most influential Latinos in Silicon Valley” “Top 100 most influential Hispanics in Information Technology” and is co-founder and CEO for Hispanic-Net, a non-profit organization. Medrano holds an MBA from UCLA, a MSEE from MIT, BSEE from USC.
Janine Bushman, CFO
With more than twenty years of experience in corporate financial management, Janine Bushman has served as CFO of five technology firms. Ms. Bushman has taken a company public, been the CFO of a public company, managed venture financings, complex operational challenges and numerous mergers and acquisitions (both domestically and internationally). Most recently, she co-founded Sendia Corporation where she served as the company’s CFO, establishing and managing the company’s financial, human resources, legal and administrative functions through to the company’s successful acquisition by a large publicly held company. Previously Ms. Bushman was the CFO at ISOCOR, where she was involved in all aspects of the growth of the company, spearheaded its successful NASDAQ IPO in 1996, developed its investor relations function and was a key contributor to its sale. While at ISOCOR she managed the acquisition of four international subsidiaries and coordinated all aspects of both domestic and international finance and accounting, human resources, administrative and legal functions. A CPA, she also earned an MBA from Loyola Marymount University and was on the Board of Directors of both Sendia Corp. and ISOCOR.
Alistair Farquharson, Chief Technology Officer
Alistair Farquharson is a visionary industry veteran focused on using disruptive technologies to drive business growth and improve efficiency and agility within organizations. As the CTO of SOA Software Alistair is helping to shape and mature the enterprise API and SOA industry. Alistair is responsible for product strategy and development for this leading Enterprise API and SOA Governance company. He spends a great deal of time and energy shaping customer and industry direction with regular conference keynote appearances, discussions with customers, and even the occasional foray into writing code. Alistair has been at the forefront of many technology waves from enterprise web architecture, through web services and SOA, and now into APIs. His expertise spans a wide range of technologies and businesses, and he brings a unique global focus to everything he does.
Brent Carlson, Senior Vice President, Technology
Brent Carlson is a recognized leader in enterprise application and service oriented architecture. Most recently, Mr. Carlson was the CTO and founder of LogicLibrary, Inc. where Mr. Carlson drove the development and delivery of LogicLibrary’s products. Recently named to InfoWorld’s prestigious ranking of the Top 25 CTOs in business today, Brent is a 17-year veteran of IBM, where he served as lead architect for the WebSphere Business Components project and held numerous leadership roles on the “IBM SanFrancisco Project.” He is the co-author of two books: SanFrancisco Design Patterns: Blueprints for Business Software; and Framework Process Patterns: Lessons Learned Developing Application Frameworks. Brent is a frequent presenter at industry conferences. Mr. Carlson holds 19 hardware and software patents and earned a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from Iowa State University. At SOA Software, Mr. Carlson focuses on the strategic direction and development of planning and development governance.
Alex Lazar, Senior Vice President Sales
Mr Lazar has a track record of building sales velocity in early stage companies as well as larger public corporations. He is responsible for driving all sales efforts and extending SOA Software within the marketplace. Prior to SOA Software, Mr Lazar was program director for security at IBM Tivoli, following the sale of Access360, where he served as Vice President. Prior to Access360, he led the sales expansion of software vendor ISOCOR, and continued as Vice President after its sale to Critical Path. In the years before ISOCOR, he built and managed numerous technology sales organizations with companies doing business with Fortune-class customers. Mr Lazar is a proven leader with both entrepreneurial and operational skills and has a solid understanding of the issues, processes and methodologies required to help companies achieve higher levels of revenue.