Flint has extensive experience leading innovative software companies and has an exceptional track record of accelerating growth through product innovation and sales execution. Currently CEO of CollabNet, a Vector Capital-owned leader in open Application Lifecycle Management (ALM). He also serves as an Operating Partner at Vector, advancing its position as a transformational partner to technology businesses. Prior to that, he served as president and CEO of AccelOps, a provider of a leading IT operations analytics platform for cloud and virtualized infrastructures. Prior to that, he served as president and CEO of Tidal Software, a leading application automation software solution provider, which later was acquired by Cisco. After the Cisco acquisition, Mr. Brenton served in various follow-on capacities, including Vice President of Advanced Services and as Senior Vice President of Engineering for Cisco's cloud-based Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) software offerings. At both AccelOps and Tidal Software, Mr. Brenton more than tripled sales under his tenure while focusing both companies on disruptive product introductions.
During his 25-year career, Mr. Brenton also served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of NetIQ's Security and Administration business unit and has held various leadership positions at NetIQ, Compaq Computer Corporation, BMC Software, and IBM. He received a master's in business and public management from Rice University and a bachelor of science degree from Mount Union College.
Chief Financial Officer
Charlie Velasquez serves as CFO at CollabNet where he is responsible for overseeing the company's financial status. Previously, Velasquez worked at Accel Ops (purchased by Fortinet) as CFO, and at TIDAL Software which was later purchased by Cisco. At TIDAL software he served as CFO and then as Director of Operations and Product Management at Cisco.
Additionally, Velasquez held senior leadership roles at Smith and Hawken and American Medical Response. He attended San Francisco State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Mathematics.
Senior Vice President, World-Wide Sales
Tony Farinaro has built and led teams in project management, systems design, IC design, and software development for the military, aerospace/defense, medical instrumentation and monitoring, communications, security industries. Tony was VP and General Manager of Global Services at Actel where he led the global services team.
Vice President of Services
Brian Watson brings more than 20 years of extensive project management, business analysis, and agile coaching experience in a wide range of industries. Since Brian joined VersionOne, he has led the rapid growth of the company’s Services business as a regional services director and as the senior director of solutions engineering. Prior to joining VersionOne, Brian leveraged agile principles to help a custom software delivery organization grow to a $7 million business, with more than 100 agile coaches, project managers, and business analysts. Since 2005, Brian has developed and led agile transformations within the consulting software development factories, worker’s compensation, and government agencies blending Scrum, XP and feature driven development (FDD) concepts. Brian is a seasoned educator and has helped more than 100 people get their Project Management Professional (PMP®) and Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) certifications at Purdue University. In addition, Brian has been sharing his extensive experience as the president of the International Institute of Business Analysis chapter board in Columbus, Ohio since 2010.
Board of Directors
Rob is Managing Director at Vector Capital. Rob's areas of expertise include enterprise software, infrastructure software, public company investing and corporate spinouts. He sits on the Board of Cambium Networks, Inc. which he spun out of Motorola Solutions in 2011, Corel Corporation, which he took private in 2010, and Idera, Inc. which he combined with Precise Software in 2013. Prior to its acquisition by Idera, Rob was also a director of Precise Software Solutions, Inc.
Ariel is a Principal at Vector Capital, where he leads the Value Creation Team. He works alongside the Investment Team at Vector and great Management Teams at the portfolio companies designing winning business strategies, and making it happen. Ariel has significant experience running strategic and operational transformations across technology businesses.
Jason's background includes decades of executive experience within software, mobile and cloud systems management industries. He is the former Chief Executive Officer of Automic Software, a global leader for IT process automation.
David is a Managing Director at Vector Capital and is responsible for the firm's deal origination efforts. Prior to joining Vector, David was most recently a Managing Director at Piper Jaffray and prior to that worked at RBC Capital Markets and Cowen & Co.
Bill Portelli is Chairman of the Board and cofounder of CollabNet. Bill has been a business innovator in open source, globally distributed software development and on-demand provisioning since the late '90s. Bill's background includes 30+ years of experience in creating businesses and driving startups to rapid growth through to successful IPO and acquisition, as well as executive staff leadership in billion dollar companies. He has consistently conceived of and led teams to deliver client-enabling IT strategies, products and services in both the hardware and software industries. 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.