Our leadership team is dedicated to customer success.
Jama Software was founded in 2007, and quickly gained recognition as one of the fastest-growing U.S. software companies. Its management team provides the market a roadmap for modern product development.
“Our customers are building the impossible products of the future. Helping them deliver complex systems that change the world – that is what inspires everyone here at Jama.”
Eric Winquist sets the strategic vision for Jama, a company he founded in 2007 after witnessing first-hand the common frustrations companies face in delivering complex, systems-driven products to market. With more than 20 years experience in product development and entrepreneurship, he is passionate about reinventing product delivery in the enterprise. Eric’s interest and background in the psychology of work and motivation has informed many of the innovations in Jama’s collaboration software. Eric is frequently invited to present on the topics of entrepreneurship, innovation and business-process change. Reach him on his LinkedIn.
“Systems companies share two business goals: Build the right product and get it to market quickly. I have only one business goal: make smart, data-driven decisions.”
Barry guides financial operations for Jama. With experience managing all functional areas within an enterprise, in addition to mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, investment capital raising, and IPO preparation, Barry helps steer the Jama vision to maximize shareholder value. Formerly President, CFO and COO at digital visual media licenser Corbis, Barry brings more than two decades of experience driving key strategic initiatives for startups and established organizations within the enterprise software, online services, digital media and systems engineering sectors.
Barry graduated from the University of Washington with a B.A. in Business Administration, Accounting. Barry has spent some time on the professional poker stage, where he counsels winners on smart investment strategies. Reach Barry on his LinkedIn.
“Companies live or die on the strength of their products. I am driven by the same tenets as the systems engineers and product managers we serve – to innovate, deliver value and solve profound problems with useful, impactful tools.”
Jennifer steers the product and marketing teams to conceive, develop and bring to market Jama’s products. She works closely with customers to uncover the unique problems systems engineers and product managers are trying to solve with product definition and delivery. User experience, validation and satisfaction are her team’s top priorities. Intuitive design and elegant workflows feed her passion.
Jennifer is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley. Prior to joining Jama, she spent more than 20 years as a product manager and leader, directing product and portfolio strategy for both iterative and sequential software, hardware and systems development environments. Jennifer is an avid diner, chef and connoisseur of the city’s copious coffee offerings. Reach Jennifer on her LinkedIn.
“We thrive on solving the thorny challenges our customers face with product delivery. Every customer we work with makes us collectively smarter.”
Patti heads the teams that ensure long-term customer success, from initial implementation and deployment to adoption and mastery of Jama. Her expertise spans the full life cycle of customer engagement and includes more than 15 years working with nascent technology companies to drive new solution adoption, ensure customer retention, deliver top-notch support and attain overall success. Patti has defined and managed client engagement and professional services for a broad range of enterprise SaaS organizations.
Patti is a graduate of the University of Vermont. Away from the hustle and bustle of the office, Patti also ensures the ongoing happiness and success of her four kids. She considers herself “hobby-challenged,” thanks to aforementioned four children. Reach Patti on LinkedIn.
“Our modern approach to programs are essential to our growth and have garnered Jama consistent recognition as a top company to work for.”
Susy drives Jama’s programs to attract, develop and inspire employees. She also leads Jama’s strategic planning programs, ensuring company goals align to the team and individual level, so everyone is clear on what we are delivering and why. Her passion is creating inspiring and innovative solutions that solve business problems and drive growth.
Susy has 20 years of experience spanning global complex technology and regulated companies such as InFocus Corporation, SuccessFactors, Bonneville Power Administration and Jive Software. She is active in the technology community as Chair of the HR Executive Committee with the Technology Association of Oregon and was a founding member of the successful PCEP Intern Program with Portland State. She is often sought by local start-ups for her mentorship as they navigate through growth. Susy is a native Oregonian, graduate from Oregon State University and spends as much free time as possible camping with her family across the Pacific Northwest. Reach Susy on her LinkedIn.
Karan joined Jama’s board as a General Partner at Trinity Ventures, where he strategically invests in start-ups focused on product development, big data, SaaS, cloud computing and enterprise software. At Trinity, Karan led the investments in Act-On Software, ScaleArc, RJMetrics and Cloudability and works closely with portfolio companies ShopIgniter and Taulia. Prior to Trinity, Karan was a Senior Associate at Scale Venture Partners and a Strategic Sales Account Manager at Synopsys. Karan is an active member of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) Silicon Valley and a Charter Member of C100. He holds a master’s in management science from Stanford and a BA in electrical engineering from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.
Tim is Managing Director of Madrona Venture Group, and a board observer for Jama. At Madrona, Tim focuses on the software, infrastructure, and wireless sectors and is particularly interested in SaaS, cloud computing, next-generation enterprise data centers, and opportunities created by new mobile platforms. Tim also serves on the boards of buuteeq, Context Relevant, and Union Bay Networks and is a board observer for Apptio, ExtraHop Networks, Impinj, Jobaline, Skytap, Smartsheet, Tier3, and Z2. Prior to joining Madrona in 2006, Tim was a key member of Microsoft’s Corporate Development group, where he shared responsibilities for sourcing, structuring, and negotiating Microsoft’s acquisitions, strategic investments and joint ventures. While at Microsoft, Tim focused on enterprise software, security, and mobile and closed 14 transactions for over $850 million. He received his bachelor¹s degree in Mechanical Engineering from MIT and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Bruce has served on the Jama board since its inception. Since 2007, Mr. Rhine has served as the Chairman of the Board of Nanometrics, a publicly traded company in the semiconductor market, previously holding executive leadership positions as their CEO and Chief Strategy Officer. In addition to Jama and Nanometrics, Bruce has vast board experience, currently serving on the boards of Nor-Cal Products, Columbia Nutritionals and Phoseon, with past board service including Tylan-General, Sensys Instruments, Obsidian, NEXX Systems, Timbre Technologies, Accent Optical Technologies and Pivotal Systems. An active investor in the local startup community and an advisor to three venture funds, Bruce previously has held numerous corporate executive roles and successfully raised over $100m. Bruce holds a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering and an M.B.A. in Finance from Penn State University.
Drew joined Jama Software’s board as a member of the Oregon Angel Fund (OAF). In addition to OAF, Drew is an active investor and consultant to early stage companies, as well as former M&A advisor at Tripwire, Inc., an emerging leader in security software. Drew has extensive experience in venture capital investing, mergers and strategic consulting. He was with Intel for 12 years, most of it with Intel Capital, where he led investments in over 20 companies, supported M&A efforts and oversaw corporate development strategy for several divisions. Drew’s experience spans multiple industry sectors, from Internet software and services, to communication systems and components, to notebook subsystems such as batteries and displays. Prior to Intel, Drew was with McKinsey & Company, where he focused on corporate, marketing and sales strategy for a range of industrial clients. Drew holds an MBA, summa cum laude, from Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management and a BS in Applied Mathematics from Brown University.
Chris Cook has spent more than 30 years in software and brings to the Jama board a strong operational execution focus and passion for disruptive technologies. He has served as the New Relic President and Chief Operating Officer since September 2011. From March 2006 to July 2011, Mr. Cook served as Corporate Senior Vice President and General Manager, Service Assurance at CA, Inc., a software and services company. From March 2005 to March 2006, Mr. Cook was Senior Vice President, Worldwide Field Operations at Wily Technology, Inc., an application performance company. Mr. Cook holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Derwyn Harris drives product strategy at Jama. He’s been an engineer, consultant and trainer, with broad experience deploying complex software-integration projects of all sizes. Derwyn writes and presents frequently to business analysts, product managers, systems engineers and executives seeking to effect change in their organizations.
Sean is a chief architect of Jama and an experienced developer of sophisticated Web 2.0 technologies built on open standards. Sean has a master’s in computer science from Tsinghua University in Beijing, as well as a master’s of computational linguistics from Carnegie Mellon University.