Board of Directors

Along with our CEO, John Bruce are:

Jeffrey R. Beir, North Bridge Venture Partners

Jeffrey is a partner at North Bridge Venture Partners in 2004, having been an entrepreneur and CEO in the software industry. For more than two decades, Jeffrey has built world-class product teams, created market-leading products and leveraged technology transitions to create market value. Jeffrey was most recently EVP of Products for Documentum, a division of EMC, where he was responsible for the planning, engineering and delivery of their enterprise content management, collaboration and compliance solutions.

Jeffrey was the co-founder and CEO of eRoom Technology which was acquired by Documentum/EMC in December 2002. The acquisition was the largest private software transaction in 2002 with a deal value in excess of $200M. At eRoom, Jeffrey spearheaded the design, development, marketing and sales of the company's award-winning, extended enterprise collaboration solutions and grew the company from a PowerPoint presentation into a market leader in the collaboration category with more than 1,000 customers. In 2003, Jeffrey was recognized by Ernst & Young as Entrepreneur of the Year in New England for Information Technology for his efforts at eRoom. Prior to eRoom, Jeffrey was Senior Vice President of Applications at Lotus Development Corporation, where he led the desktop applications organization and held several other executive management and marketing positions. Prior to Lotus, Jeffrey held engineering positions at IBM and Xerox. Jeffrey received his MBA from the Harvard Business School, an MSEE from Syracuse University and a BSEE from Northwestern University. Jeffrey serves on the Board of Overseers for the Museum of Science in Boston.

Tom Bogan, Greylock Partners

Tom is a partner at GreyLock Partners, and investor in Awareness. Before Greylock, Tom was president and COO of Rational Software, an S&P; 500 enterprise software company from 2000 until its sale to IBM in 2003. He previously had served Rational as its COO and general manager of its testing business from 1996 to 2000. Prior to Rational, Tom was president and CEO of two early stage technology companies that focused on networking and peripheral products Pacific Data Products (1993 to 1996) and Avatar Technologies (1987 to 1993). Before Avatar, his background was in finance and he served as a financial officer in public and private companies as well as positions in public accounting. Tom is a graduate of Stonehill College.

Ron Nordin

Ron Nordin is an advisor and board member to a number of early stage technology companies. A leading entrepreneur in the software industry, Ron has held a number of executive roles, including CEO and venture capital investor. Most recently Ron was a Senior Partner at Atlas Venture in Boston. He invested in a number of early stage software and internet companies, including eRoom Technologies, which was acquired by Documentum in 2000 in one of the largest private software transactions of the year. Prior to Atlas, he was President and CEO of SQA Inc, a venture backed, enterprise software company. He led SQA from a start up to become a dominant player in the software quality assurance sector and a successful IPO in 1995. Under his leadership, SQA became a highly valued public company which was later merged with Rational Software.

Ron established his early career at Cognos, where he a was Senior Vice President serving on the executive team that developed the company from a start up, through an IPO in 1986 to become one of the major players in the software industry.