Joe Campbell, President and CEO

Joe Campbell has more than 30 years of leadership experience in the high-tech industry, where he has held a variety of executive positions spanning marketing, sales, product management, and business strategy at public and private companies, and has a successful track record of achieving market leadership and profitability. Prior to his position as President and CEO for Openwave Messaging, Campbell was President and CEO of Sierra Systems. He led Sierra to profitable growth and helped establish the company as one of North America's top custom application, management consulting and system integrators.

Prior to his position at Sierra Systems, Campbell was CEO of Trados, a global software translation company acquired by SDL International, and COO of iManage, an enterprise content management company acquired by Interwoven. Additionally, he held several field operations positions, including field operations at Banyan, a pioneer in enterprise networks and large-scale email systems. Campbell has also been on several boards, most recently, SDL International.

Campbell has a Bachelor’s degree in Communication & Advertising from Florida State University.

 

Tom Clark, Chief Financial Officer

Tom Clark has over 16 years of experience as a financial executive across a variety of industries, including administrative services, manufacturing, software development, and technology wholesale.  Prior to joining Openwave Messaging, he was the CFO of CollabNet, a leading provider of Enterprise Cloud Development and Agile ALM products and services.  In addition to managing all worldwide finance, Clark focused on field operations, driving unprecedented increases in sales productivity and services contribution margin. 

Prior to joining CollabNet, he worked for seven years at ProBusiness Services, now Automatic Data Processing (NYSE:ADP), where he was instrumental in identifying new market opportunities focused on accelerating top line growth.  Prior to ProBusiness Services, he worked with KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax, and advisory firm. 

He is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of California, earned his B.S from Saint Mary's College of California.

 

Farooq Ali, Chief Technology Officer

Farooq Ali is a technology evangelist with over 20 years of hands-on technical experience and business development expertise. As CTO, Ali is responsible for overseeing Openwave Messaging's product strategy and architectural vision. He specializes in strategy and research for emerging technologies, as well as product planning and execution.

Before joining Openwave Messaging, Ali was Executive Advisor for JBBMobile Inc, providing counsel on strategy, execution, and operations. Before that, he served as Vice President of Product Management for SEVEN Networks where he was responsible for product management and development of client mobile apps for Android and Windows Mobile, and oversaw the development of cloud services for messaging, sync, and push technologies. Ali has held positions in product management and technology development for a wide range of companies including, 724 Solutions, Software.com, and Netscape Communications. Throughout his career, Ali has focused his attention on the mobile, software, and communications industries.

He holds an MSc in Computer Science from the University of Hertfordshire.

Ian Gillott, Chief Information Officer

Ian Gillott has over 34 years of management experience, including positions in senior IT management for companies including Santos, Deloitte, Mincom, and Ausenco. Before joining Openwave Messaging, Ian served as Global Director of Business Systems and Information Technology for Ausenco, where he synthesized the IT operations of five different companies into one cohesive organization.  Prior to Ausenco, Ian was CIO and Director of Defense Solutions for Mincom, a global engineering asset management software company.  At Santos, Ian acted as Manager of Innovation and Business Improvement, where he managed the development of the company’s strategic IT direction with regard to future services and the external environment. Ian also served in the Australian Army for 20 years, as an Officer in the Royal Australian Electrical and Mechanical Engineer Corps. Highlights of his military career include a deployment to Bougainville (PNG) on a multinational peace keeping mission and as an officer of with the 1st Armoured Regiment (Tank) in Darwin, Australia. 

He received his MBA from the University of New England, Australia.

Barry Twohig, Senior Vice President, Engineering

As Senior Vice President, Engineering, Twohig leads Openwave Messaging's product development and new technology integration. Prior to Openwave Messaging, Barry served as the Vice President, Messaging for Critical Path since November 2000. In this role, he managed the worldwide Critical Path messaging engineering organization including development and release of Critical Path's Personal Address Book, Calendar, Mail Server and Notification Products, and led the department during the development of Critical Path's new Instant Messaging and Presence Technology.

Twohig joined Critical Path when Isocor was acquired in 2000. Prior to Isocor, he spent 7 years at Retix, where he worked in the European development center in both development and professional services roles on communication technology projects, including development, integration and deployment of Retix communication software to major telecommunications providers and OEM's in the US, UK and Japan.

Twohig earned a Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering from Trinity College in Dublin.

Andrew Byrne, Vice President, Worldwide Sales

In the role of Vice President, Worldwide Sales, Byrne leads all sales initiatives for Openwave Messaging across North America, Europe, and Asia.  Byrne has a long track record of success, with in-depth experience and knowledge of the telecommunications and software markets.

Before Openwave Messaging, Byrne began his career in the software industry. Starting in the late 80’s, he spent 10 years at Banyan Systems where he was Vice President of Sales and managed global channels as well as global messaging and email for the Company.  After Banyan, he held worldwide sales positions for several successful Internet startups focused on delivering solutions in the ad campaign and content management space.  Byrne served as Vice President of Eastern US, and Canadian Sales at Stellent, Inc., now an Oracle company.  Byrne has held various management positions at Infor Global Solutions, a leader in the ERP and Supply Chain space.  Most recently at Infor, he was Vice President of Global Accounts. He has also served as Vice President of Process Sales, and Manufacturing Sales for Infor. 

Byrne earned his BA in Political Science with a minor in Computer Science from The College of New Jersey.  

Dean Bogarde, Vice President, Worldwide Professional Services

As Vice President, Worldwide Professional Services, Bogarde leads Openwave Messaging's professional services teams located in North America, EMEA, and APAC. He has over two decades of technology consulting experience and has lead teams around the world in the delivery of professional services across a variety of industries, including manufacturing, information technology, financial services, and the public sector.

Prior to joining Openwave Messaging, Bogarde was Senior Director of Professional Services for Guidance Software.  Before Guidance, he worked at Infor Global Solutions where he was Senior Director of Consulting Services and Professional Services Director, and was responsible for managing and growing multiple ERP consulting practices providing services across the globe. Bogarde also served as Consulting Director and Program Manager with COVANSYS, where he was responsible for consulting services from sales to delivery.

Bogarde received his Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems Management from the University of Maryland.