Our leadership team is dedicated to better business outcomes.
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.
Chief Executive Officer
“My vision for Jama Software is to be an extension of the bold goals and mission of the companies we serve. Our customers are improving lives, launching satellites and building breakthrough robotics. They’re focused on the future, and I’m focused on making sure Jama gets them there faster.”
As CEO, Scott sets the strategic vision for the company. Prior to joining Jama, Scott served as Executive Vice President & General Manager of the Email Optimization business unit for data solutions provider Return Path, where he led a global team of more than 250 employees spanning product management, engineering, sales, services, channel and marketing. Scott brings more than 15 years of SaaS business-building experience including roles with Salesforce.com, ExactTarget and Webtrends. At ExactTarget, Scott helped the organization achieve more than 50% annual growth, expand into Europe, Asia and Latin America and complete a successful IPO on the NYSE prior to its $2.5B acquisition by Salesforce.com. Reach Scott on LinkedIn.
Senior Vice President of Sales
“The convergence of complex systems presents incredible opportunities and challenges for today’s companies. Jama has a unique opportunity to help customers overcome these challenges. I’m here to help them map our solutions to fit their needs.”
Jonathan leads new business growth at Jama and runs the team responsible for helping the world’s most innovative companies find solutions to their product development challenges through Jama. Passionate about building and motivating great teams, Jonathan focuses on building long-term, strategic customer relationships. Specializing in designing, executing and supporting revenue generating models, he has over a decade of experience in senior enterprise sales leadership roles. Prior to joining Jama, Jonathan held senior sales leadership roles at GoodData, Janrain and Webtrends. Reach Jonathan on LinkedIn.
Vice President of Engineering
“As connectivity spreads, product complexity is increasing. At the same time, development cycles are shrinking. Like our customers, I feel these pressures every day. By focusing on the needs of our customers, we empower their success in building world-class products.”
John leads product engineering at Jama. With a passion for customer success, John leverages more than 25 years of experience building state-of-the-art software solutions in Silicon Valley, Reno, and Portland. Most recently, he was Vice President of Engineering at Skyward IO, creating applications for commercial drone operators. His career has spanned a variety of industries including financial services, payroll, taxation, and healthcare, at companies both large and small, including PeopleSoft, Intuit, ADP, Serena Software, and Thomson Reuters. John also serves as co-chair of the Technology Association of Oregon’s Development and Engineering Community. Reach John on LinkedIn.
Senior Vice President of Product and Strategy
“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 leads conception, definition and go-to-market strategy for 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 fuel her passion. 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. Reach Jennifer on LinkedIn.
Vice President of Customer Success
“Increasingly, new products are connected, integrated systems. Jama enables teams to innovate faster without sacrificing quality or compliance needs.”
Clay leads the teams responsible for key customer interactions, including Customer Success Management, Professional Services, Solutions Engineering, Support, and Training. With a focus on driving business outcomes, Clay and his teams work closely with customers to understand both their day-to-day and strategic challenges. Together they architect solutions and co-design success plans that deliver long-term customer value. Clay brings over 15 years of experience architecting and delivering SaaS-based enterprise solutions across a variety of verticals. Reach Clay on LinkedIn.
Vice President of Business Development
“To facilitate our customers’ continued success, we must develop the right partnerships to ensure Jama works seamlessly with the platforms and services they rely on each day to build better products.”
Scott oversees Jama’s partner ecosystem and corporate development initiatives. Scott has a deep experience of driving strategic relationships, mergers and acquisitions, and geographic expansion. Entrepreneurial in nature, Scott uses his energy, innovation and competitiveness help solve problems in complex, fast-moving environments. Fluent in German and Czech, Scott has grown his career across the world, from Portland to Prague, New York to Amsterdam, San Francisco to Tel Aviv at companies like ExactTarget, Salesforce, Monetate, Webtrends and more. Reach Scott on LinkedIn.
Vice President of Analytics
“Increasingly, great companies are defined by both their product development process as well as their internal process to deliver value to the customer. I want to ensure our customers have the data and insights they need to predict and continuously improve the performance of their processes and teams.”
Dave leads next-generation data and analytics at Jama. His team is focused not only on mining the critical information that resides in Jama, but also on integrating data from across the wider product development value stream. Prior to joining Jama, Dave was the CEO and founder of Portland-based Notion, acquired by Jama in 2018. Before then, he was CTO and founder of CrowdCompass, acquired by Cvent. Dave brings over 18 years of experience in enterprise B2B software across a variety of verticals and high-growth startups. Reach Dave on LinkedIn.
Vice President of People
“People spend most of their lives at work, and I cannot imagine a more fulfilling role than helping to make that experience both fun and meaningful. If my team succeeds at this mission, our employees will be energized to deliver unmatched innovation and must-have solutions for our customers. It’s a true win-win!”
Laura leads the people strategy that helps Jama consistently deliver on its strategic plans while also helping leadership deliver on the promise of a great work experience for all employees. In service to this mission she and her team focus on leadership alignment, hiring, rewarding and retaining diverse talent, developing exceptional managers and strong teams at Jama. Laura has over 20 years of experience in organization development and human resources. She most recently worked at Puppet, Inc. scaling that organization from 100 to 500. Prior to Puppet, Laura grew her expertise at Intel supporting their global product development, software and IT organizations, and also worked at Nike and Mentor Graphics. You can find Laura on LinkedIn.
Vice President of Marketing
“Product development is at a pivotal moment. There’s a paradigm shift happening in the complexity of what’s being built. As a company, Jama has the collective knowledge to lead “big idea” conversations that will fundamentally move the discipline forward.”
Laura is responsible for developing and overseeing marketing strategies and operational plans that support accelerated growth. She takes a customer-centric approach and has vast experience in multi-dimensional, integrated marketing in the consumer electronics, telecommunications, and medical/healthcare industries. This makes her an asset in aligning with companies to digitally transform their systems and processes to be better equipped when creating the smart, connected products of the future. Prior to Jama, Laura spent more than 20 years leading teams in fast-paced, high-growth B2B and B2C organizations such as WebMD Health Services, Illumina, Qualcomm, Inc., Nokia (now Microsoft), Motorola (now Google), and Eli Lilly & Company. Reach Laura on LinkedIn.
Board of Directors
Jon Lauck brings more than 30 years of experience in Product Lifestyle Management, Testing and DevOps as executive chairman and COO of innovative companies including PTC and iTKO (acquired by CA Technologies). He is currently Executive Chairman of Worksoft and has held a wide range of executive management positions at Oracle, Chatham Technologies (acquired by Flextronics Corporation) and Fuego (acquired by BEA), where he was Chief Executive Officer.
Venture Partner, Insight Venture Partners
Shelley Perry, Venture Partner at Insight Venture Partners, is a technology evangelist, innovator, product strategist and C-level advisor. She has over 20 years of experience growing IaaS and SaaS organizations across both start-up and public companies. Prior to Insight, her past roles included Chief Product Officer, Cloud, with Dimension Data, an NTT Group company; Chief Development Officer at NTT Innovation Institute; CTO of Industry SaaS Solutions at HP; and, Vice President of Engineering at Ticketmaster.
Managing Director, Madrona Venture Group
Tim Porter, Managing Director of Madrona Venture Group, is focused on investing in B2B software companies in the Pacific Northwest, particularly in the areas of intelligent applications and SaaS, cloud native software, ML and data analytics and security. Tim also serves on the boards of Algorithmia, Echodyne, Heptio, Highspot, Integris, Jobalign, Pixvana, Saykara, Shippable and Versive. Prior to joining Madrona in 2006, Tim was a key member of Microsoft’s Corporate Development group, focusing on acquisitions and investments for the Server and Tools business.
CEO, Jama Software
Scott Roth, CEO of Jama Software, sets the strategic vision for the company. Prior to joining Jama, Scott served as Executive Vice President & General Manager of the Email Optimization unit at Return Path, leading a global team of more than 250 employees. Scott brings more than 15 years of SaaS business-building experience. At ExactTarget, Scott helped the organization expand into Europe, Asia and Latin America and complete a successful IPO on the NYSE prior to its $2.5B acquisition by Salesforce.
Managing Director, Insight Venture Partners
Richard Wells has over 19 years of experience in investing and advising managers of high growth software and Internet companies. At Insight, he focuses on investments in infrastructure software and SaaS companies. Richard joined Insight in 2005 from TCV, where he was an investment professional with a focus on software, online media, and e-commerce. Richard also worked in product management for enterprise data protection products at Veritas Software and in field sales for Paciolan Systems.