President & Chief Executive Officer
About Brian Day
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.
His favorite mobile apps are Navionics, Waze, SkiTracks, and Instagram. Follow Brian on LinkedIn.
Chief Sales Officer
About Jeff Murphy
Jeff Murphy is responsible for leading Apperian’s global customer teams from Field Sales through Support. He brings decades of experience building and leading world-class, customer-focused teams and he doesn’t rest until our customers –both current and potential– are satisfied.
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.
At the University of Massachusetts Jeff majored in Business Administration. In his spare time… actually, Jeff has no spare time. As Apperian’s chief road warrior, Jeff spends every waking moment meeting with customers and partners across the globe – or on con calls from the beaches of Cape Cod, Naples, Florida, or somewhere in between.
His favorite mobile apps are LinkedIn, XE Currency Exchange, and Evernote. Follow Jeff on LinkedIn.
Chief Marketing Officer
About Mark Lorion
As CMO, Mark establishes and guides the company’s go-to-market strategy to continue moving Apperian and our customers “up and to the right.” He ensures the customer’s voice is omnipresent and that every company message and interaction reflects the value that we deliver to our customers and partners.
Prior to Apperian, Mark was VP of Marketing at TIBCO Software, leading the marketing organization for the Spotfire Analytics Division following Spotfire’s acquisition by TIBCO. The Spotfire platform was widely recognized as one of the most visionary and fastest growing analytics platforms in the marketplace. He also held leadership positions at PeerDirect and NuSphere (both acquired by Progress Software), iConverse, an early mobile application development platform, and Accenture.
At Syracuse University Mark majored in Economics and Marketing and he earned an M.B.A. from Franklin W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College. To build endurance for keeping up with market trends and his tireless young “customers” at home, Mark can be found mountain biking most mornings year-round on New England trails.
Senior Vice President of Products
About Alan Murray
As Apperian’s head of Product, Alan is responsible for crafting and guiding the company’s product roadmap and leveraging technological innovations to solve enterprise mobility challenges for our customers and partners more swiftly than any alternative available. Period.
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.
Alan holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce from Dalhousie University. When not in Engineering scrum meetings, Alan can be found “soaring” the thermals in a glider high above New England.
Senior Vice President of Engineering
About Rob Friedman
Rob leads Apperian’s software engineering. He and his team build and innovate on our award-winning mobile application management platform. As one of the original Apperian platform architects, Rob is relentless in his pursuit of solutions that exceed customer expectations and continually advance what is possible in enterprise mobility.
Rob has been transforming industries through mobility for years. Before joining Apperian, Rob led development efforts at Vlingo and NowSpeed. He also led engineering at Groove Mobile, a pioneering provider of full-track music download services for mobile phone carriers. Earlier in his career Rob developed software for networking, interactive voice response and speech recognition.
Rob earned a B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science from University of Michigan and he helped author Apperian’s patent for mobile app customization. As Apperian’s culinary “architect”, Rob is constantly “developing” innovative new dry rubs and sauces to “test” on one of his five BBQ grills and smokers.
His favorite mobile apps are Sudoku, Trace Snow, Fing, and Evernote. Follow Rob on LinkedIn.
Senior Vice President of Business Development
About Cimarron Buser
Cimarron leads Apperian’s global business development efforts and is responsible for developing new routes to customers, establishing and supporting our partnerships, and working with leading ISV and OEM partners.
“Cim” 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 B2B, 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.
Cim holds a B.A. from the University of California, San Diego and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Cim is Apperian’s “ultimate” fan! Quite literally, he loves Ultimate Frisbee.
Senior Vice President Global Public Sector & Corporate Accounts
About Harvey Morrison
Harvey is responsible for leading Apperian’s global public sector and North American corporate accounts. For these important Apperian markets, he is responsible for leading and managing all sales activities, including direct sales, strategic partners and channels.
Harvey has been leading and driving sales for more than two decades. He led the public sector team for Endeca, through its acquisition by Oracle, and for Verdasys. Earlier in his career he held public sector sales leadership positions at Enigma and Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC.)
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from The Citadel and he is currently pursuing a professional certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship from Stanford University. When not on the road visiting current or prospective customers, Harvey can be found racing along on one of his trusty road bikes.
His favorite mobile apps are Politico, Bloomberg, and NASCAR. Follow Harvey on LinkedIn.
Vice President of Finance
About Shawna Bannon
Shawna is Apperian’s Vice President of Finance. She brings more than 20 years of financial management experience, with particular strength in SaaS accounting, cash management, and business operations.
Shawna joined Apperian in 2010 as the company’s first financial leader and worked closely with the company’s early investors and key business partners. Prior to joining Apperian, Shawna held several financial controller positions and earlier in her career she was a senior accountant with KPMG. Shawna has a B.S. in Accounting from Bentley University and is a Certified Public Account and Notary Public. An avid athlete, Shawna keeps Apperian “running” strong and “building muscle” as we set pace in the industry for mobile app management ;)
Here favorite mobile apps are RunKeeper, powerOne, and Shazam. Follow Shawna on LinkedIn.
Vice President of Operations
About Caleb Mills
Caleb, Apperian’s Vice President of Operations, is responsible for Apperian’s highly available and responsive cloud service, as well as the continued success of our customers in their use of the platform. He delivers on our customer promise by leveraging more than a decade of enterprise software-as-a-service operations and development expertise.
Caleb joined Apperian in 2011 to lead systems administration and to scale up our SaaS operations and support organizations. Prior to joining Apperian in 2011, Caleb held a variety of positions with Nuance Communications, including managing speech recognition and database operations, systems administration, and software development. Earlier in his career Caleb performed software development and systems administration at several academic and government institutions.
Caleb has a B.S. in Physics from the University of Massachusetts and he also completed graduate research work at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. When he’s is not “cooking up” ways to better support Apperian customers, Caleb can be found “developing” and “testing” new recipes in his home kitchen.
His favorite mobile apps are Lyft, iSSH, Soundcloud, and Weather Underground. Follow Caleb on LinkedIn.