Executive Management

 

David Caplan

Chairman of the Board of Directors

David Caplan, Chairman of the Board of Directors, oversees the long-term direction of the company. He joined Objectivity in 1992 as President, CEO and Chairman.

Before joining Objectivity, David served as an independent management consultant and interim CEO for startup companies including Legato Systems, Resonex and Photon Dynamics. Prior to that, he was President and CEO of Tolerant Systems, the predecessor company to Veritas Software Corporation. In addition, David was a General Partner of Adler and Company, a venture capital firm, from 1984 to 1986.

David holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an M.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, and an EJD from the Concord Law School.

John J. Jarrell

President and CEO

John “Jay” Jarrell, President and CEO, leads the operations of Objectivity Inc., determining the company’s strategic direction and managing growth. Jay has a long history with Objectivity, Inc. starting in 1997 as the Vice President of Sales, and adding the Marketing group to his responsibilities shortly thereafter as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Jay was elevated to President and COO in 2002, and in 2003 was named President and CEO of the company, while also being appointed to the Board of Directors.

Prior to joining Objectivity in 1997, Jay was the senior director of sales and marketing for Creative Biomedics, a company specializing in network telecommunications equipment and software solutions. Previously, he held sales and marketing positions at Computer Associates and A.C. Nielsen Co. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Western Ontario in Canada.

Gary Lewis

Chief Financial Officer

Gary Lewis, Chief Financial Officer, is responsible for all financial operations for Objectivity and also manages the human resources group. He joined Objectivity in May 2005 as Corporate Controller and was promoted to Chief Financial Officer in March 2006.

Gary started his career with Ernst & Young in San Jose. Since then, he has spent more than 30 years managing the financial operations of a number of high-tech Silicon Valley companies. Most recently he was the Corporate Controller for AlphaSmart, Inc., a publicly traded company servicing the education market, and Vice President Finance for TechSpan, Inc., a software consulting company.

Gary holds a B.S. degree in business with a major in accounting and a minor in mathematics from the California State University at Chico. He is a certified public accountant (CPA) in the state of California and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Leon Guzenda

Chief Technical Marketing Officer and Founder

Leon Guzenda was one of the founding members of Objectivity in 1988 and one of the original architects of Objectivity/DB.

He currently works with Objectivity’s major customers to help them effectively develop and deploy complex applications and systems that use the industry’s highest-performing, most reliable DBMS technology, Objectivity/DB. He also liaises with technology partners and industry groups to help ensure that Objectivity/DB remains at the forefront of database and distributed computing technology.

Leon has more than five decades of experience in the software industry. At Automation Technology Products, he managed the development of the ODBMS for the Cimplex solid modeling and numerical control system.

Before that, he was Principal Project Director for International Computers Ltd. in the United Kingdom, delivering major projects for NATO and leading multinationals. He was also design and development manager for ICL’s 2900 IDMS database product. He spent the first 7 years of his career working in defense and government systems. Leon has a B.S. degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Wales.

Brian Clark

Vice President of Products

Brian Clark has nearly 40 years of software and technology experience, and was one of the early architects of Objectivity/DB.

Before joining Objectivity, Brian worked at Automation Technology Products, providing leading tools in the MCAD market. Prior to that, he was with Project Management Services at International Computers Limited, one of Europe’s leading computer companies at the time.

Brian holds a B.S. degree in Computer Science from Sheffield University, England.

Rich Shelley

Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Marketing Operations

Rich is responsible for generating direct sales, managing distributors and sales agents, and creating and executing key sales strategies, especially in Objectivity’s federal government market. He is also responsible for all pre- and post-sales Field Engineering activities.

Rich has more than 21 years experience in the software business and has held management titles at companies such as Computer Associates, Micro Tempus, TriTeal, Inxight and Click Software.

He joined Objectivity, Inc. in 2002 as a sales manager for the Eastern Region and was promoted to sales director in 2004. He became Vice President of Worldwide Sales in 2006 and Vice President, Worldwide Sales Operations in 2008.

Rich has a B.A. degree in Policy Studies from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University.

Ibrahim Sallam

Vice President, Field Services

Ibrahim has been with Objectivity, Inc. since 2000, and has worked in the industry since 1988 with various roles in software development. He joined Objectivity as a Systems Engineer before being promoted to Senior Software Engineer, and then to Software Architect. Ibrahim was promoted to Director of Development and Technical Publications in April 2011.

Prior to Objectivity, Ibrahim worked in geospatial software development for the product that eventually became Autodesk GIS Design Server, was part of the development teams at CorelDraw and Unisys, and also helped build decision support systems for the government. Ibrahim holds a B.Sc. in Systems and Biomedical Engineering from Cairo University, Egypt, and EE Diploma from Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands.

Vijay Kamal

Director of QA and Technical Services

Vijay is responsible for ensuring the quality of all products and satisfying customer requirements promptly and efficiently. She joined Objectivity in 2000 as a Technical Support Engineer and has since then been elevated to management positions serving product development and customer support. Her persistent focus on achieving business objectives and pragmatic approaches to project management ensures on-time, quality product delivery to our customers.

Vijay holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Calicut.