Chief Executive Officer
With over 25 years of senior executive experience in the software industry, 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.
Chief Technology Officer
Carlos leads Apperian’s technology teams, creating solutions to accelerate the growth and trust of enterprise mobility environments. He has led engineering and product teams throughout his career, delivering innovation and value to customers and shareholders in startup and public companies.
Prior to Apperian, Carlos led several organizations at Novell, as VP of Engineering for ZENworks, CTO for the Identity Business Unit, and VP of Business and Product Management for SUSE Linux.
Carlos joined Novell from Ximian, where he had been VP of Engineering. Prior to Ximian, he was Inktomi’s head of engineering operations in the Network Products and Wireless Divisions.
Chief Marketing Officer
Mark Lorion serves as Apperian’s Chief Marketing Officer and is responsible for defining and executing the company’s go-to market strategy. Mark oversees all marketing functions and brings more than 20 years experience of strategically positioning innovative technologies for rapid revenue growth.
Before joining Apperian, Mark was Vice President of Marketing for the Spotfire Division of TIBCO Software. Under his leadership, the company underwent a significant repositioning that resulted in rapid growth and an acquisition by TIBCO Software. The Spotfire platform is widely recognized as one of the most visionary and fastest growing analytics platforms in the marketplace. Prior to Spotfire, he held several senior-level positions at PeerDirect and NuSphere (both acquired by Progress Software), iConverse, an early mobile application development platform, and Accenture.
Senior Vice President of Sales
Jeff Murphy is Apperian’s Senior Vice President of Global Sales and is responsible for leading Apperian’s global field sales organization. Jeff brings decades of experience building and leading world-class, customer-focused sales teams.
Prior to Apperian, Jeff was Senior Vice President, Global Sales at Endeca Technologies. As a member of the leadership team, he played a key role rebuilding the sales organization and transitioning the company to a multi-business unit organization. This transition enabled impressive growth for Endeca in multiple markets and directly contributed to the company’s acquisition by Oracle its sixth largest acquisition ever at the time.
Prior to Endeca, Jeff held numerous sales leadership roles at companies such as SAP, Oracle, Storage Networks and Yantra, and his involvement at those organizations directly contributed to rapid growth, record sales and noteworthy IPOs and acquisitions.
Chief Financial Officer
Brian Day brings over 20 years of experience in financial and operational functions, with special strengths in customer, partner and investor relations, contract negotiating and general management activities.
Brian joined Apperian after serving as Chief Financial Officer of Goal.com prior to Goal.com’s acquisition by Perform Media PLC in February, 2011. Prior to Goal.com, Brian held financial and general management positions with several venture-backed Companies in the Boston area including SiCortex, Inc., Gomez, Inc. and Octave Communications. 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.
Senior Vice President of Products
Alan is responsible for building Apperian’s brand and establishing the company as the clear leader in the mobile app management space. Alan is an expert at leveraging new marketing methods to accelerate the growth of Apperian and draws from his 20 years designing and bringing innovative software solutions to a global market.
Before joining Apperian, Alan was VP of Product Management at Novell. During his tenure there, he oversaw Novell’s Systems and Resource Management Business Unit and the Identity and Security Management portfolio, building on strong strategic acquisitions.
Prior to joining Novell, Alan worked for GE Capital as an Enterprise Solution Architect, where he utilized his deep knowledge of ASP and broadband, applications on-demand and application leasing models.
Senior Vice President of Business Development
Cimarron leads Apperian’s global business development efforts and is responsible for developing new channels, markets, partnerships, and working with ISV and OEM partners. He has worked in technology for over 25 years, providing creative and visionary leadership for products and services in the technology, web and mobile areas.
Prior to Apperian, he worked with Texterity, a major provider of digital editions, and built a product, sales, and marketing organization that led the digital magazine industry by providing solutions to b-to-b, trade association, and consumer publications.
Cimarron was also GM Internet Products at FaxNet, leading the group which was responsible for internet messaging solutions for the telecom industry. FaxNet was sold to Critical Path for approximately $240 million.
Chuck founded Apperian in 2009 and leads some of the company’s strategic initiatives and business development. He 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.