Bailey Caldwell is the RVP, Cloud Solutions Engineering at Flexera, where he focuses on helping our customers build, scale, manage, and operate enterprise-class cloud solutions on the Flexera Cloud Management Platform. Prior to Flexera, he held executive management positions at public and private companies, including vice president of operations and business development at Persistent Systems, Inc.; vice president of product, technology and services at Paxonix, a SaaS business in the New Ventures Division of Meadwestvaco; director of web operations at Move.com, operator of the world's most popular real-estate related web properties including realtor.com; and director of global IT at QAD, Inc., a global provider of ERP software solutions. Bailey received a B.A. from Boston University.
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Tom Canning is Vice President, Enterprise Solutions at Flexera. Tom has worked with many of the world’s largest companies to improve their visibility into their software usage and to ensure clear repeatable processes for optimal license management.
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Bret Clement is Senior Director, Communications at Flexera
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Bart Falzarano has more than 20 years of experience in federal regulatory compliance and infrastructure technology in multiple industries including financial services, government, engineering consulting, application service providers, healthcare, nuclear technology, and utilities. Bart’s security certifications include CISSP and CISM, with technology certifications of CCNA, CCDA, CCNP, MCSE, MCP, and CIPT (VoIP), and Cisco Data Center Fabric computing (DCUCI and DCUF). He holds two United States patents on discrete semiconductor and microcontroller-based life-safety evacuation products.
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David is a Senior Project Manager at Flexera
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Chris Grinton is Senior Director of Client Services at Flexera. Chris manages delivery of professional services to Flexera's global desktop enterprise license optimization partners and customers. Previously, he gained extensive experience working with software deployment and software asset management solutions at ManageSoft, where he held senior management and key leadership roles across the services, customer support and product development groups. With a track record of successfully leading and delivering enterprise software solution implementations to Fortune 500 companies, Chris is focused on building a team capable of consistently and reliably delivering world-class large scale software solution services.
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Laurence is a Senior Solution Architect at Flexera
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An author and industry expert on desktop administration, Flexera Product Management Manager Bob Kelly has been an IT Professional for 30 years. He is a three time Microsoft MVP who has presented at many leading industry events and has written white papers and best practices guides for multiple companies and publishers. Bob is the founder of the popular IT communities AppDeploy, ITNinja, and AppDetails. After 10 years in product management with Dell/KACE, Bob brings his extensive IT background and product management skills together at Flexera where he is responsible for product management of the Software Vulnerability Management and Application Readiness product lines.
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Alejandro is the Director of Security Strategy for Flexera's Software Vulnerability Management portfolio. He has twenty years of consulting and business development experience in four countries, focused around enterprise software in cybersecurity, IT operations, IT service management and optimization.
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Steve Mullins is the Training Manager for Software License Optimization products and services at Flexera. In this role, He focuses on sharing his software asset and license management expertise with Flexera customers and prospective clients.
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Ryan O'Leary is Senior Director, Product Management at Flexera, driving the overall product direction and design. Leveraging software to solve real-world customer problems has always been his passion, beginning with forming a startup during college that provided custom ERP integration for small companies in California. Prior to Flexera, Ryan spent many years in the defense industry at Boeing and at a consulting firm leading software and systems engineering teams that designed future force software systems for the Army. He has a B.S in computer science from Cal Poly University in San Luis Obispo.
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A former Intelligence Analyst for the U.S. Army, Flexera Senior Product Marketing Manager Paul Pieske has been in IT Software Asset Management and Configuration Management for over 25 years. With several industry firsts to his credit, Paul considers himself a “game changer,” dedicated to influencing changes that actually matter--and challenging the status quo. Paul possesses a special talent for communicating the technical complexity of a product or solution in concise and engaging terms, making people want to join the journey. Paul, along with the Flexera team are literally re-imagining the way software is bought, sold, managed and secured.
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Jim Ryan is obsessed with candor, passion, professionalism, keeping score, celebrating success and giving back. He is known for driving change, developing talent and encouraging transparency, leading to Flexera consistently being named a "top workplace". He guides our company as its chief executive and provides strategic vision as we move forward. Jim has been with the company since 1998, spending seven of his years overseas running our international operations. Prior to becoming CEO in 2016, Jim was Flexera’s Chief Operating Officer. Prior to that, his roles have included everything from leading global sales and services, running our Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region and managing many other functions within the company. Jim was instrumental in leading the spin out of Macrovision’s software business unit to the private equity firm of Thoma Bravo and, of course, our subsequent investments with Ontario Teacher’s Pension Plan (OTPP) and TA Associates. Before that he held roles with Reliant Data Systems and Unison Software (now IBM Tivoli).
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Steve Schmidt is the Vice President of Corporate Development at Flexera, responsible for strategic planning and M&A processes, as well as other cross-product line initiatives. Steve has previously led product planning, positioning and market delivery of Flexera’s industry-leading licensing and installation solutions, including the FlexNet, InstallShield and AdminStudio product lines. Steve began his 20+ year technology management career running global IT projects for Procter & Gamble's Advanced Technology Group. Steve received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
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Cyndi Tackett is Manager of Pre-Sales Engineering for Flexera focusing on Software License Optimization. Cyndi works with customers to understand their business challenges associated with software asset management and assists enterprise organizations with successfully implementing processes and solutions to solve their business problems. Cyndi has over 10 years of experience working with companies to optimize their software license spend and reduce ongoing costs associated with applications.
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Kim Weins is the vice president of cloud strategy at Flexera, where she helps build awareness of its award-winning cloud management solution. She has held executive marketing positions at a variety of enterprise software startups as well as public software companies. Most recently, as senior vice president of marketing at OpenLogic, she helped evangelize and drive demand for open source and cloud technologies at large enterprises worldwide. She has also consulted as interim CMO at a variety of high-growth startups. Kim received a B.S. in engineering from Duke University.
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