Chief Executive Officer and Chairman
Bill Portelli is CEO and cofounder of CollabNet, the leading provider of solutions for Enterprise Cloud Development that orchestrate hybrid development and deployment across public, private, and on-premise environments. His background includes 30 years of experience in engineering, business, and overall executive management. Just prior to CollabNet, Bill was Senior VP and GM of Cadence Design Systems' global consulting business as well as its Custom Integrated Circuits tools business unit. Since starting CollabNet, Bill and his team have led the Company to the industry leadership position in providing enterprise solutions for collaborative and distributed agile software development in the cloud, including the building of the first front end platform for the industry shift to hybrid cloud development and deployment.
Involved with open source and on-demand provisioning since the late '90s, Bill conceived of and led CollabNet's efforts to extend the best practices of open source software development and SaaS provisioning models into a codified set of agile tools, software development processes, and community best practices to enable industry-changing cost and productivity gains for commercial organizations around the globe.
In recognition of his accomplishments as a leader in global software development, Bill was honored at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, with the Technology Pioneer Award in 2010.
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Maria Carlile is Senior Vice President and General Counsel for CollabNet. She also is Corporate Secretary and heads the company's Legal and Human Resources functions. Maria brings more than 30 years of multidimensional experience in business, law and technology, representing high technology clients and specializes in software licensing, intellectual property, and corporate mergers and acquisitions. Her background includes being Senior Counsel for Bank of America NT & SA (NYSE: BAC) and Vice President and General Counsel for the Finance Division and co-head of the Asset Securitization Department of Comdisco, Inc (NYSE:CDO) where she negotiated the annual closings of $1.2 billion of private placements, loans, leases, and receivables and structured public pools of asset backed receivable financings.
Carlile is an expert in open source licensing strategies and related business models, is a frequent speaker and writer on these topics, and contributes to strategic thinking in resolving issues affecting the open source community. She is inspired by CollabNet's passion for ideas and innovation and provides leadership to the executive team in establishing best practices for intellectual property protection, organizational development, strategic acquisitions, and corporate governance.
Carlile's law degree is from Boalt Hall, University of California at Berkeley and her undergraduate degree is from Stanford University.
Senior Vice President, Worldwide Engineering, Operations, and Support
Richard Murray leads all aspects of Products, Technology, Operations, and Support at CollabNet. With over 20 years of industry experience, he has held various technical and executive positions. Just prior to joining CollabNet, Richard was at Reuters where he led both their West Coast development centers and where he transformed worldwide engineering by pioneering its move to a standard, cloud based development platform.
Richard’s passion for organizational transformation led him to CollabNet where his deep experience, combined with CollabNet’s portfolio, has driven development transformation right across the industry. Since joining CollabNet in 2005 Richard has significantly broadened its portfolio of products helping to drive a 10X growth in customer count as well as propelling Subversion and TeamForge to analyst rated leadership positions. He also led the successful acquisition and integration of ScrumWorks, the industry leading project management product for Agile/Scrum teams. Richard has built on CollabNet’s position as a cloud/SaaS pioneer by scaling its SaaS service to the point where there are over 1M users running in CollabNet’s development cloud.
Senior Vice President, North American Sales and WW Services
Tony Farinaro has a history of building and leading world class services teams in the areas of project management, systems design, IC design, and software development for companies across a broad array of industries, including military, aerospace/defense, medical instrumentation and monitoring, communications, security, industrial, and consumer. Most recently Tony was VP and General Manager of Global Services at Actel where he led the global services team in providing contract design and methodology services drove business development, managed government contracts to accelerate corporate product development and reduce R&D costs, and utilized his DoD Top Secret Clearance to engage in critical federal programs.
Tony has deep experience in leadership excellence, project management, SDLC processes, and tool implementation consulting. In his role at CollabNet, Tony is responsible for setting the overall go-to-market strategy and vision for CollabNet services and assisting companies in assessing their program management and design processes to transform to a fully integrated and scalable Agile enterprise.
Senior Vice President, Product Management
Chris Clarke is the Senior VP of Product Management at CollabNet. His background includes 20 years of experience in software development, engineering management, and product management. Prior to CollabNet, Chris held key engineering leadership positions in several successful software companies, delivering a wide variety of products for the scientific, industrial, financial, and high-tech industries. Since joining the company more than a decade ago, Chris has played a key role in determining and executing CollabNet’s SCM, ALM, and Agile product initiatives across the CollabNet portfolio.
Chris has had extensive experience delivering world-class software development solutions to a broad range of customers in a variety of contexts, from small workgroups developing the next big thing in open source, to fortune 100 companies with thousands of developers scattered across the globe. Big or small, co-located or distributed, agile or traditional, on-premise or in the cloud, Chris has successfully leveraged this experience in managing, shaping, and delivering CollabNet products since the company's inception.
Chris offers true value and insight through the unique combination of real world product delivery experience with a never ending fascination with development methodologies, past, present, and future.
Vice President, Marketing
Jan Liband is a highly-effective, forward-thinking B2B marketing executive with 20+ years of experience, providing CollabNet with deep industry experience and expertise in all facets of modern marketing. Jan is a recognized industry veteran in the application development tools area with additional experience in enterprise collaboration, data management, SaaS & Cloud, mobile, and embedded device software. As a senior yet “hands-on” marketing pro, Jan has a strong track record of driving growth in firms ranging from VC-backed start-ups to more established publicly-held firms.
Jan’s passion for application development led him to senior marketing leadership roles across a range of software and application development companies, including Wind River, VA Software, and Embarcadero Technologies. At each of these companies, Jan has driven more effective positioning, GTM strategies, and marketing programs that have grown opportunities with individual developers as well as senior tech executives across large enterprises. At CollabNet, Jan is spearheading new marketing efforts aimed at transforming application development and delivery across companies and industry alike.
Jan is a noted industry spokesman on application development, management, and delivery approaches across a range of application frameworks and development platforms.