Board & Advisors
Brian is Apperian’s President and CEO. He brings more than 25 years of experience in leadership, operational and financial functions, with special strengths in customer, partner and investor relations, contract negotiations and general management activities.
As he has done throughout his career, Brian is focused on driving customer success and business strategy at Apperian. Brian joined Apperian after serving in senior leadership roles at Goal.com (acquired by Perform Media PLC), Gomez, Inc. (acquired by Compuware) and Octave Communications, Inc. among others. Brian began his career with Fleet Financial Group where he was a Vice President in the Bank’s structured finance group.
Brian has a B.A. in Economics from the University of New Hampshire, and a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School in Boston. As Apperian’s chief sailor, Brian hosts company meetings on Boston Harbor and helps the company to confidently navigate its waters.
Jeffrey Barnett has served as Executive Vice President, Field Operations for DemandWare since November 2005 and was instrumental in driving the company’s growth which led to its successful IPO. In this role, he is responsible for delivering the corporate bookings and revenue plan, as well as for ongoing customer satisfaction. He previously served as Vice President of Sales for Europe, Middle East and Africa of Siebel Systems, Inc., a software company, from its acquisition of edocs, Inc. in December 2004 until September 2005. Prior to joining Siebel, Mr. Barnett served as Managing Director, International Operations of Edocs, Inc., a billing, payment, and account management software company, from May 2002 until December 2004, and as Vice President, International Sales and Marketing of Edocs from November 1999 until May 2002. Before joining Edocs, Mr. Barnett served as Director for global consulting services at Kenan Systems Corporation from September 1990 until November 1999. Mr. Barnett holds a B.S. in computer information systems from Colorado State University and an M.B.A. from the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Bob Goodman, a founding partner in Bessemer’s New York office, focuses on investments in software, communications and healthcare IT. Bob is currently a member of the board of directors at VoIP-communications company BroadSoft; telecommunications provider GTS; mobile-advertising company Millennial Media; social-networking company SelectMinds; data-management and backup-software company Syncsort; remote-computer support company Teamviewer; and information-security company Perimeter E-Security. Bob’s former portfolio companies include ART Advanced Recognition Technologies (acquired by Scansoft, now Nuance); Flarion Technologies (acquired by Qualcomm); Bladelogic (IPO, then acquired by BMC); IAG Research (acquired by Nielsen); Nistevo (acquired by Sterling); Octave Communications (acquired by Voyant, then Polycom); System Management ARTS (SMARTS, acquired by EMC); Taqua (acquired by Tekelec); Telica (purchased by Lucent); Zensys (acquired by Sigma Designs); and Netsmart Technologies (acquired by Genstar Capital).
Maia D. Heymann
Maia has worked with dozens of start-ups and growth companies throughout her 20-year career as a venture capitalist and banker. She has made equity investments in over 30 technology companies and has worked for BancBoston Ventures, Bank of America, FleetBoston Financial, and Bank of Boston.
Since 2006, Maia has been a member of CommonAngels, a Boston-area venture capital investment group. In 2009, she joined their Board. Maia is an active angel investor with a portfolio of investments in sectors including software apps, new media, design automation, and business collaboration. From 2004 to 2008 Maia was a Managing Director at BancBoston Ventures, part of Bank of America’s global private equity group. There she and her team managed a diverse $330 million portfolio of venture and private equity. Maia was a Board member of Inventa, Enigma, NetKey, Watchfire and WebCT and a Board observer of Arbinet-TheExchange, BuyerZone, Centric Software, InQuira, Iowa Telecom and others. Some of Maia’s other investments include Docent, Generations Network, MarketAxess, OnDisplay (acquired by Vignette) QPass, and Versata.
Jeff McCarthy joined North Bridge Venture Partners in December 1998. Prior to joining North Bridge, he was the President and CEO of New Oak Communications, a leading provider of extranet access switches. Once New Oak was acquired by Bay Networks, a Nortel Networks line of business, Jeff served as Vice President and General Manager of the Access Division. Prior to New Oak Jeff was the Vice President of Sales and Business Development at Cadia Networks, a developer of ATM concentrator products for the service provider marketplace. Prior to Cadia, Jeff spent eight years at Wellfleet Communications/Bay Networks where he held various senior management positions, including Vice President of Carrier Operations. Jeff is a graduate of Northeastern University, School of Management (Magna Cum Laude), and received his MBA (magna cum laude) from Bentley College.
As Apperian’s previous CEO, David brings a tremendous wealth of experience in enterprise products and organizational growth, and has a track record of success in creating and growing technology companies.
David has an extensive background in the software industry. Most recently, he was CEO of xkoto, a cross platform enterprise database virtualization software company which was acquired by Teradata. Prior to xkoto, David was VP & General Manager at Novell, where he managed the $450 million division that included Novell’s SUSE Linux and Netware operating systems, collaboration products and a number of emerging open source technologies. David joined Novell in 2003, as part of the acquisition of Ximian, a leading Linux and open source software company, where he was President and CEO.
Before Ximian, David served as President of worldwide sales and operations for The Learning Company—an $800 million consumer software company acquired by Mattel in 1999 — and as President of worldwide sales and operations at Mattel Interactive.
Chuck founded Apperian in 2009 and he tirelessly leads some of the company’s strategic initiatives and business development efforts. He’s in the field whenever possible, evangelizing enterprise mobility and absorbing industry trends and customer needs.
Prior to founding Apperian, Chuck spent eight years as a Director at Apple, Inc where he helped integrate Apple technologies into Apple’s largest education and enterprise customer infrastructures. Chuck led Apple’s iPhone Enterprise Beta Program and helped Apple’s earliest adopters leverage iOS to empower a mobile workforce since the day it launched. Chuck was also founder and CEO of Interactive Media Solutions, the leading provider of next-generation online recruiting tools for colleges and universities. At IMS, Chuck created America’s first “virtual open house” where students, faculty, and staff communicated in real-time and conducted virtual online leader-led campus tours.
Chuck holds a B.A. in Law from the University of Massachusetts. Chuck is passionate about uncovering new opportunities in enterprise mobility… a close second is his eagerness to sing at company meetings.