We are a non-profit established in 1998 with the mission of providing networking and educational programs to the business leaders of our local software community. Our volunteer Board of Directors is comprised of distinguished business leaders of the local software community. They are a great resource to us as a sounding board, for new ideas, and for governance matters. We promise the best local programs you'll find about the business of software. Our members have been kind enough to tell us that repeatedly!
Richard Bass - President/Executive Director
Principle, Executive Software Connections
Richard Bass is the founder of the Boulder and Denver Software Clubs. In the past 10 years, he has grown the clubs to over one hundred eighty members. Richard also runs Executive Software Connections, a referral networking and recruiting business that focuses on both business (e.g. finance and marketing) and technical placements in the software industry.
Jim Anderson - Treasurer
CPA, CMA, Principal, Outlook Consulting Services
Jim provides interim CFO services for businesses of all shapes, sizes and colors. He has worked with many local technology companies. Jim is a former Senior Controller at Texas Instruments.
Christie Deluca - Secretary
Marketing Director, Flatiron Corp.
Christie directs corporate communications and marketing for Flatiron Construction, one of the largest infrastructure contractors in North America. At Flatiron for ten years, during which the company tripled in size to more than $1 billion in revenue, Christie directs the company’s internal and external strategic communication programs, including public relations, marketing and branding activities. Prior to Flatiron, Christie ran a marketing consulting firm, Aquabox Design, in Boulder, CO.
Paul has more than 20 years of leadership experience with companies including IBM, Lotus, and GTSI Corporation. He has held senior executive positions at technology startups Beyond Incorporated, Torrent Systems, and Digital Archaeology. Most recently, he served as CEO of Jabber Inc., which was successfully sold to Cisco/Webex.
Managing Director, Access Venture Partners
Kirk has broad operating experience in business development, sales and marketing, engineering, and operations with companies such as Procter & Gamble and Sprint Corporation. He was also an investment banker in U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray's Internet and Enterprise Software Group, where he was involved in equity offerings and mergers and acquisitions. Most recently, Kirk was a Vice President at Internet.com Venture Funds, where he led several software and information technology investments.
Charles A. Schwab Sr.
Special Counsel, Technology Transactions, Cooley LLP
Charles' practice focuses on technology and intellectual property related transactions, including software licensing, distribution arrangements, product development, technology transfer agreements, electronic commerce, outsourcing, and strategic relationships. He has represented clients ranging from start-ups to large public companies, including software developers and distributors, alternative and clean energy companies, hardware and communications companies and other technology companies.
President, Bivio Software, Inc. and Technical Director, KidCommute
Rob has written extensively about software at Via Rob and in his book Extreme Perl. Rob holds a BS in Computer Engineering from UC San Diego and an MS in Computer Engineering from Stanford University.
CEO, netFactor Corporation
As CEO and Founder of netFactor Corporation, Chris brings to bear extensive leadership experience in business management, marketing, operations, and planning. Chris has served in Senior Management and Marketing roles across Business to Business, (B2B) and Business to Consumer (B2C) sectors. Chris provides a business vision and execution for netFactor's marketplace leadership in deploying products that are driving Internet marketing efficiencies. Prior to netFactor, he has held positions with Level (3) Communications, an Internet 100 Company; Digital Reliance, Inc. – a B2B provider of SaaS software for corporate telecommunications; and with TeleCommunications Inc., (TCI), the largest cable television provider in the world as head of US field sales and marketing (acquired by AT&T/Comcast). He has an MBA from Cal State, and lives in the foothills of the Rockies outside of Denver, CO with his family and two golden retrievers.
VP Marketing and Business Development, Spatial Corporation
Linda joined Spatial in 2011 as VP Marketing and Business Development, responsible for defining and driving new business opportunities, partnerships and all aspects of Spatial’s marketing.Prior to joining Spatial, Linda ran her own marketing services and technology consulting firm, HexagonEC, working with companies to define business plans, articulate product value, develop partnerships and execute go-to-market strategies. Prior to HexagonEC, she held key roles in product development and services with Valen Technologies, and Vericept Corp. Additionally, Linda has extensive experience as a member of DS enterprise with prior marketing, sales, and development roles with Spatial and SolidWorks. Linda has also held key management roles with Raindrop Geomagic, and PTC.
Partner, Sage Law Group
Katy's favorite clients to work with are those who push relentlessly to do things better and more cost-effectively. A company is only as good as its last product or service offering, and I believe that as a lawyer I need to hold myself to that same standard. I focus my practice on all aspects of technology and commercial transactions for companies in diverse industries. I also leverage my in-house experience to help clients design and administer intellectual property protection programs; manage internal investigations and compliance programs; and resolve commercial disputes before they grow into expensive litigation problems. I grew up and began my legal career in Silicon Valley, but I am proud to have called Colorado my home for the last decade.
Audit Partner, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
Paul offers more than 19 years of experience that is focused mainly on financial statement and related assurance services for software and technology, manufacturing and distribution, and real estate companies. He also provides management advisory and consulting services to these industries and serves as a technical advisor on several complex accounting and auditing matters for technology and related clients. He is a certified public accountant and a member of the Association for Corporate Growth, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants, The Denver/Boulder Software Clubs, Westminster Rotary Club and the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce.