Executive Team

Wayne D. Williams, Chief Executive Officer

Wayne Williams Wayne Williams has more than 15 years of experience founding and leading companies, as well as spearheading and implementing effective technology strategies. He was appointed CEO of Embarcadero Technologies in 2007, with overall responsibility of executing the company's global business strategies. He previously served as COO and Senior Vice President of Products and, before that, as CTO for more than seven years. As CTO, Wayne implemented a globalization strategy that successfully enabled the company to reduce its research and development costs by 40 percent and double its developer headcount.

Prior to joining Embarcadero, Wayne founded EngineeringPerformance Inc., which was acquired by Embarcadero in 2000. He was also a founding partner of TCSF, a software services company, where he held several key executive positions. He is the architect of several database-centric tools and technologies. Wayne graduated from CDI College of Business and Technology with a degree in computer science.

Robert Levin, Chief Financial Officer

rob-levin160x180-2Robert Levin brings over 20 years of financial experience to Embarcadero, where he is responsible for all financial, legal and administrative operations. Prior to joining Embarcadero, Robert was the Controller of Compiere Inc. which was acquired by Consona Corp. Robert has also held senior financial positions at a number of Silicon Valley based software companies including McCue Systems and Avinon Inc. and has extensive experience raising capital and negotiating M&A transactions. Robert has a BS in Accounting from The University of Maryland and an MBA from The University of Michigan.

James Pitts, Chief Technology Officer

James PittsJames Pitts joined Embarcadero in 2001 and was appointed Chief Technology Officer in 2009 and brings more than 15 years of commercial software development experience to Embarcadero. Prior to that, as Vice President of Development and Program Management, James lead the design and innovation of all Embarcadero products. For the past 12 years, he has been involved in the database tools industry, holding key positions at several start-up companies such as DataMirror. Prior to entering the database tools industry, James spent three years in telecommunications, including work with Bell Mobility and Unitel. He received a bachelor's degree in mathematics from the University of Waterloo.

Michael Swindell, Senior Vice President of Products and Strategy

Michael SwindellMichael Swindell brings more than 25 years of software development, product management and marketing leadership experience to his role as Embarcadero's Senior Vice President of Products and Strategy. Michael is responsible for Embarcadero's Product organizations including product management, product marketing, developer relations/evangelism and business development. Prior to joining Embarcadero, Michael was Vice President of Product Management at Borland bringing to market some of the most successful and widely used development tools such as Delphi, C++Builder, and JBuilder. Before Borland, Michael held leadership roles at Imation/3M Corporation and Luminous Corporation, an Adobe spin-off.

Nigel Brown, Senior Vice President Worldwide Sales

Nigel BrownNigel Brown, who has spent more than 28 years in the IT sector, currently serves as Embarcadero's Senior Vice President Worldwide Sales. Beginning in 2007, he was responsible for the company's international operations in Europe and Asia, including sales, marketing, support, and services and is currently responsible for all Embarcadero's sales activities Worldwide. Nigel comes to Embarcadero after more than 10 years at Borland, where he was Vice President and General Manager of EMEA, growing it to be Borland's largest and most successful region. Before Borland, he was International Vice President at Uniplex for six years, joining from Lotus, where he held positions as UK corporate sales director and international marketing director over a five-year period. Nigel has a bachelor's degree, with honors, in management sciences and a diploma in industrial studies from Loughborough University UK, along with a diploma in marketing from the UK Institute of Marketing.

Jason Vokes, Vice President Marketing

Jason VokesJason Vokes brings more than 27 years of management and marketing experience in the software development tools industry to his role as Embarcadero's Vice President of Marketing. Jason is responsible for Embarcadero's worldwide marketing organization, including corporate and field marketing. Prior to joining Embarcadero, Jason held senior management positions at CodeGear and Borland and before entering the development tools business, spent ten years in software development, consulting and project management roles in energy, finance and retail sectors.

David Intersimone, Vice President of Developer Relations and Chief Evangelist

David IntersimoneDavid Intersimone (known to many as David I.) is a passionate and innovative software industry veteran-often referred to as a developer icon-who extols and educates the world on Embarcadero developer and database tools and runs the company's rampant online community. He shares his visions as an active member of the industry speaking circuit and is tapped as an expert source by the media. He is a long-standing champion of architects, developers and database professionals and works to ensure that their needs are folded into Embarcadero's strategic product plans. Before Embarcadero, David spent more than 20 years with Borland in various evangelism, engineering, and development capacities, including creating the company's developer relations program. He previously served as Director of Product Services for Softsel Computer Products Inc. (now Merisel). David holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, California.

Lorraine C. Gnecco, Vice President of Human Resources

Lorraine C. GneccoLorraine Gnecco joined Embarcadero in 2001, bringing with her more than 25 years of human resources experience. Lorraine directs Embarcadero's human resources and facilities functions, including recruiting, employee relations, organizational development, and operations. She was previously the Senior Vice President of Discovery Channel Retail, managing human resources, training, facilities, and legal. Prior to that, she held assorted positions at Wells Fargo, including Vice President of Human Resources and Employee Relations Officer for the data center. Lorraine has served on numerous non-profit boards, including board chairperson for A Safe Place (shelter for battered women), vice president for the Women's Philharmonic, vice president for Christmas in April in Oakland, and the Shanti Project.