Richard Wells, Shelley Perry, Jon Lauck bring extensive operational, technology expertise to product development platform leader.
Portland, Ore., August 28, 2018 – Jama Software, the leading product development platform provider for building complex products and integrated systems, today announced that three technology industry veterans, Richard Wells, Shelley Perry and Jon Lauck, have joined its board of directors. These new appointments expand leadership, technology and organizational expertise on the company’s board as it launches into the next phase of growth.
“The addition of Richard, Shelley, and Jon to our board represents another step toward accelerating Jama’s leadership in the exciting world of Product Development,” said Scott Roth, CEO of Jama Software. “In just a few months, we’ve announced our vision of Predictive Product Development, released critical platform enhancements, and secured a significant growth equity investment in our future. The appointment of these proven industry leaders are further evidence of our commitment to ongoing product innovation and market expansion in the years to come.”
Wells, Managing Director at Insight Venture Partners, has over 18 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. Prior to Insight, he worked in product management for enterprise data protection products at Veritas Software, now part of Symantec, and in field sales for Paciolan Systems, now part of Ticketmaster.
Perry, Venture Partner at Insight Venture Partners, is a technology evangelist, innovator, product strategist and C-level advisor with over 20 years of experience growing IaaS and SaaS organizations, across both start-up and public companies. Prior to Insight, she served as the 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.
Lauck, an Independent Advisor, brings more than 30 years of experience in Product Lifestyle Management, DevOps and Testing as executive chairman and COO of innovative companies including PTC and iTKO. 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.
The three new board members join Scott Roth and Tim Porter, Managing Director at Madrona Venture Group, on Jama Software’s board. At Madrona, Porter focuses on intelligent applications and SaaS, cloud native software, ML and data analytics. He has worked with Jama for the last five years.
About Jama Software
Jama Software is focused on maximizing innovation success. Numerous firsts for humanity in fields such as fuel cells, electrification, space, autonomous vehicles, surgical robotics, and more all rely on Jama Connect™ to minimize the risk of product failure, delays, cost overruns, compliance gaps, defects, and rework. Jama Connect™ uniquely creates Living Requirements™ that form the digital thread through siloed development, test and risk activities to provide end-to-end compliance, risk mitigation, and process improvement. Our rapidly growing customer base of more than 12.5 million users across 30 countries spans the automotive, medical device, life sciences, semiconductor, aerospace & defense, industrial manufacturing, financial services, and insurance industries.