Rogue Wave Software leadership team

Brian Pierce

Chief Executive Officer

Brian Pierce is a technology industry veteran who has led and repeatedly built rapidly scaling businesses through dynamic, hands-on management. An experienced software executive with more than 20 years of technical, sales and operational experience, Brian has served as CEO since 2008. He leads the management team as the company continues to aggressively expand its product portfolio, revenue and market position, both organically and through acquisition.

Prior to Rogue Wave, Brian served as a Senior Vice President at Infor Global Solutions where he had responsibility for five independently operating business units with over $75M in revenue. He also served as President and Chief Operating Officer of TriSyn Group, an enterprise-class applications software company focused on the top 100 banks in the U.S. At TIBCO, Brian was Senior Vice President of Customer Satisfaction and Support, where he implemented a world-class global professional service and 24x7 support organization for a rapidly growing business. He was Vice President of Field Operations at InConcert, Inc., a Xerox Technology Venture company acquired by TIBCO in 1999. Brian started his career at Xerox where he spent 10 years in various technical, sales and management positions.

Brian's passion is working with high performance teams to deliver maximum value for customers, employees and stakeholders.

Kevin Hooper

Chief Revenue Officer

Kevin Hooper leads revenue generation at Rogue Wave, focusing on developing and executing sales strategies, as well as aligning and optimizing the customer experience to deliver revenue. Kevin started his career designing nuclear power plant control rooms and coding some of the first interfaces to access databases over ARPANET in the early 1990s. Kevin brings experience with large sales organizations, including direct, channel, and strategic partnerships at Oracle, IBM, HP and NEC. Always focused on entrepreneurial business lines, new customer acquisition, and channels, Kevin brings his passion for solving customer problems with technology. Kevin holds a BSc in Mathematics and Statistics and a Masters in Industrial Engineering.

Ian McLeod

Chief Product Officer

With a passion for the software tools industry, Ian McLeod heads our research and development, support, and product management teams, overseeing strategy, development, packaging and go-to-market for our product portfolio. Ian has over 20 years experience in product management and engineering leadership roles, most recently as EVP and Chief Product Officer for SmartBear Software, where he led the product management, product development, and support teams and was part of the executive team that drove five-fold revenue growth in five years. Earlier in his career Ian served in senior management roles at PHT Corporation, Segue Software (acquired by Borland), Rational Software (acquired by IBM) and GTE Internetworking. Ian started his career at GE as part of the Edison Engineering Program, where he earned his master's degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute , after earning a bachelor's degree at Lehigh University.

Rod Cope

Chief Technology Officer

Rod Cope drives Rogue Wave technology vision and heads the product management organization. Rod has over 20 years of experience in software development spanning a number of industries including telecommunications, aerospace, healthcare, and manufacturing. Rod was the founder and CTO of OpenLogic, a profitable venture-backed company, and joined Rogue Wave as CTO following the acquisition. At OpenLogic, Rod designed and architected the SaaS-based scanning technology, seeing the enterprise need to embrace and govern open source as enterprises continue to adopt OSS in large scale. Prior to OpenLogic, he provided technical leadership on significant projects for companies such as IBM, Anthem, and Ericsson. Rod holds both Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Software Engineering from the University of Louisville.

Christine Bottagaro

Chief Marketing Officer

Christine Bottagaro leads the marketing organization at Rogue Wave, driving messaging and positioning, go-to-market campaigns, and sales enablement. Christine has 20 years of experience in developing marketing strategies and leading global growth for technology companies. Christine previously held senior marketing roles at Sybase, SAP, and Rally Software. In those organizations, she led comprehensive marketing initiatives for enterprise software spanning product marketing, corporate marketing, integrated go-to-market campaigns, customer reference programs, sales enablement, content direction, through building and managing high-performing teams. Christine holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Colorado, and an MBA from the University of Colorado Leeds School of Business.

Peter Bennfors

Chief Financial Officer

Peter runs our finance and accounting teams, including overseeing financial planning, banking, reporting and analysis, tax, compliance and overall corporate financing efforts. Prior to joining Rogue Wave, Peter held senior finance roles with Misys, Asset Control and most recently, SRSsoft. In addition to running corporate finance, Peter has also managed sales operations, human resources, audit and IT aspects. Peter’s strong track record of enabling organizational success is through building excellent teams and practices. Peter received a BSc in Accounting and Financial Management from the University of Buckingham, England, and is a Chartered Accountant, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.