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Michael Harris, Chairman and CEO

Michael is an experienced executive successfully leading high growth technology companies. Prior to joining BlueCat, he was the CEO of MKS where he was responsible for redefining the ALM market which culminated in the sale of the company to PTC. Prior to MKS, Michael held senior executive positions at Geac and SunGard. He holds an MBA from York University and a Bachelor of Science from the University of British Columbia.

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Andrew Wertkin, Chief Product & Technology Officer

Andrew leads the Product Strategy, Product Management, and Engineering teams across BlueCat’s product portfolio. He is also responsible for BlueCat’s research lab focused on innovation, technology road map and vision. Prior to joining BlueCat, Andrew was Chief Technology Officer for PTC following its acquisition of MKS where he also served as CTO. Prior to that, Andrew was CTO and Co-founder of Synapsis Technology. Andrew holds a BA from University of Pennsylvania and attended the University of Pennsylvania’s Neuroscience Graduate program.

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Stephanie Ratza, Chief Financial Officer

Stephanie has over 20 years of finance experience with public and private technology companies. Prior to joining BlueCat, she was CFO at Resolver Inc., a private Governance Risk and Compliance software company. Previously, she was CFO at The Descartes Systems Group and IPICO Inc. and held senior finance roles at MKS Inc. and Open Text Corporation. Stephanie currently volunteers as the Chair of the Audit and Compliance Committee of the Laurier Board of Governors, as well as with Waterloo minor sports and St. Mary’s Hospital on the Mission and Governance Committee. Stephanie is a Chartered Professional Accountant of Ontario and holds a Bachelor of Science from Wilfred Laurier and an Institute of Corporate Directorship Designation (ICD.D).

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Eric Vermillion, Senior Vice President, Sales

Eric is responsible for leading BlueCat’s sales strategy and functions for the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Africa. Eric joined BlueCat from CrossMatch technologies, where he oversaw the global sales organization for the worldwide leader in biometric identity management solutions. Prior to CrossMatch, Eric spent eight years at NICE Systems where he held various roles in sales, sales operations and executive management. Eric is a graduate of Purdue University.

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David Jones, Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific/Japan

David is responsible for spearheading the Asia Pacific/Japan market entry for BlueCat solutions.  Prior to joining BlueCat, David drove Japan market entry and expansion for MKS and developed Japan into the biggest license revenue contributor in the MKS group in 2011, the year the company was sold to PTC. In addition, David has successfully managed market entry and channel development for numerous companies including Cognotec, Eontec (acquired by Siebel Systems), SunGard (acquired by Infinity) and ACT Financial Systems.

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Vivian Leung, General Counsel

Vivian leads BlueCat's legal team, advising on all aspects of the business, including corporate, commercial and intellectual property matters. Prior to joining BlueCat, Vivian was Assistant General Counsel at OpenText. Prior to her in-house career, Vivian spent nine years at two leading law firms - Stikeman Elliot LLP in Toronto and Wilmer Hale LLP in Boston. Vivian holds a Juris Doctor and an Hons B.A. from the University of Toronto.

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Rory Hochman, Vice President, Customer Operations & Services

Rory is responsible for BlueCat’s post-sales operations and customer engagement. Prior to joining BlueCat, he was Director, Client Support at Varicent responsible for building out the company’s support organization prior to its acquisition by IBM. Rory has also held senior support and customer operations positions at Workbrain (acquired by Infor). Rory holds a BA from McGill University.

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Cheryl Kerrigan, Vice President, People

Cheryl leads BlueCat’s overall people strategy focusing on attracting, retaining, and inspiring top talent. Cheryl joins BlueCat from Achievers (later acquired by Blackhawk Networks) where she was Vice President of Employee Success. Prior to Achievers, Cheryl held an HR leader role at Eloqua (later acquired by Oracle). Cheryl established and served as chair of the Executive HR Roundtable for AceTech, a not for profit organization dedicated to helping Ontario’s technology-based companies become more competitive by providing programs and opportunities to guide and develop CEO’s and senior executives. Cheryl earned her Honor’s Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Guelph and a postgraduate certificate in Human Resource Management from Seneca College.

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Christina Perdikoulias, Vice President, Product Management

Christina leads BlueCat’s product management team responsible for defining, communicating and executing on market and customer requirements, as well as strategic initiatives. Prior to joining BlueCat, Christina was Director of Product Management for PTC. She has held a variety of senior product management positions including roles at MKS (later acquired by PTC) as well as Product Director, Research and Development at Maplesoft. Christina holds an M.A.Sc. and B.A.Sc. in Engineering from the University of Waterloo, and holds a Professional Engineering Designation.

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Jeannie Cho, Vice President, Finance

Jeannie Cho leads the Finance team at BlueCat. In this capacity, she is responsible for overseeing all finance, accounting and treasury functions. Jeannie previously worked at OpenText, Canada’s largest independent software company, where she held multiple positions including Senior Manager, Corporate Finance as well as Manager, Corporate Accounting. She also worked at KPMG, garnering four years of public accounting experience. Jeannie is a certified Chartered Accountant and earned her MBA at McMaster University and Honours B.A. from the University of Toronto.
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