Mr. Pierce is a technology industry veteran who has led and repeatedly built rapidly scaling businesses through dynamic, hands-on management. An experienced software executive with more than 20 years of technical, sales and operational experience, Mr. Pierce has served as CEO of Rogue Wave since 2008. He leads the management team as the company continues to aggressively expand its product portfolio, revenue and market position, both organically and through acquisition.
Prior to Rogue Wave, Mr. Pierce served as a Senior Vice President at Infor Global Solutions where he had responsibility for five independently operating business units with over $75M in revenue. Mr. Pierce also served as President and Chief Operating Officer of TriSyn Group, an enterprise-class applications software company focused on the top 100 banks in the U.S. Mr. Pierce served as Senior Vice President of Customer Satisfaction and Support at TIBCO Software, Inc., where he implemented a world class global professional service and 24 X 7 support organization for a rapidly growing business. Mr. Pierce was Vice President of Field Operations at InConcert, Inc., a Xerox Technology Venture company acquired by TIBCO in 1999. Brian started his career at Xerox where he spent 10 years in various technical, sales and management positions.
Brian’s passion is working with high performance teams to deliver maximum value for his customers, employees and stakeholders.
Rod founded EJB Solutions in 1998, later renamed to OpenLogic, to provide enterprise grade tools and solutions that remove barriers to effective software development and deployment. His extensive knowledge and experience with open source has culminated in a suite of products that enable enterprise control and reduce programmer pain when using and deploying dozens of popular open source technologies.
With 20 years of experience developing enterprise software solutions, Rod has provided technical leadership on significant projects for companies such as IBM, Anthem, Ericsson, Ford, Goodyear, Integral, CourseNet, and Digital Thoughts.
Rod is a Sun Certified Java Architect and routinely speaks at technical conferences such as Java Symposia and the O'Reilly Open Source Convention. Rod was selected as one of the Top 10 presenters at JavaOne 2005. He holds both Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Software Engineering from the University of Louisville. A lifelong entrepreneur, Rod's first business success was at the age of 13 when he taught himself to program and started selling his own software. His varied achievements include a first degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, Kentucky state chess champion and successful open source implementations at over 17 enterprises worldwide.