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.
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.
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.
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.
Kartik Raghavan is the Senior Vice President of World-wide Engineering, Operations and Support at CollabNet where he brings deep experience in ideating, defining, developing and launching products through On Premise and SaaS channels. His background includes more than 17 years of experience leading R&D and Product teams for enterprise products in fast-moving environments. Prior to CollabNet, Kartik was the Vice President of R&D and Product Officer at Serena Software responsible for the Serena Business Manager (SBM), Release Manager and Service Manager products. In addition to his management and product innovation leadership at Serena, Kartik has a deep set of relevant experiences from his time at Oracle, where he was Director of Engineering for the Siebel and Oracle Fusion product lines for Customer Loyalty Management. He also led a global development team working on SFA Mobility products (Sales for Handhelds, Laptop Sales, Outlook integration) through multiple releases. Kartik lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, daughter and son. He loves to spend his free time outdoors – hiking, cycling and running – or watching international soccer and cricket.
Amir Ameri is interim Chief Financial Officer and a member of the CollabNet executive staff. Amir is a Stanford MBA with extensive leadership experience in finance, accounting, operations and business development. His broad experience includes leading and driving the full spectrum of fiscal and executive responsibilities including strategic planning, fund raising, deal structuring, M&A, channels & distribution, budgeting, SEC reporting, corporate governance, revenue recognition, pricing, IT systems, tax, legal, HR and management development. Amir’s experience ranges across a number of public and private software (SaaS & Enterprise) and networking firms, and associated markets, along with deep international experience in conducting business with global firms and channels. He takes a holistic view of a business, having managed a wide range of fiscal and administrative functions to support the introduction of dozens of new products from a concept stage to commercialization. Amir is recognized by his peers and teams as a determined leader, and has had executive experience with entrepreneurial firms as well as Fortune 1000 companies such as Precise Software, Aperto Networks, Resumix Magic Edge and more.