Rogue Wave Software leadership team
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.
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.
Peter runs our finance, accounting and IT teams, including overseeing financial planning, banking, reporting and analysis, tax, compliance and overall corporate financing as well as global information technology 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.
As the Chief Human Resources Officer, Christy leads the global human resource and administrative function focusing on attracting and developing talent while partnering with employees of all levels to bring our core values further to life, making Rogue Wave Software a top place to work.
Christy has over 20 years of global human resources experience with both private and public companies in industries including technology, manufacturing, and retail. Christy’s most recent leadership positions include VP, People Success at Parkside Lending; VP, People at Stella & Dot; Global Head of Talent Acquisition at Banana Republic, as well as multiple leadership roles for Williams-Sonoma Inc., ON Semiconductor, and Motorola. Throughout Christy's career, she has focused on growth strategies enabling businesses to scale to new heights of profitability and operation.
Christy holds both a Masters in Human Resources Management and a Bachelors Science in Liberal Arts.