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Executive leadership

Our executive leadership team draws on decades of knowledge, experience and vision to help customers automate their key business imperatives and inspire tomorrow’s automation solutions.

Todd DeLaughter
Chief Executive Officer

Todd is a CEO with more than 25 years’ leadership experience in the software technology space, including mobility, cloud and systems management. He was previously CEO of Mformation Technologies, a leader in mobility management for wireless carriers worldwide. Prior to this, he was CEO of Opalis Software—at the time the market leader in IT process automation software. Opalis was acquired by Microsoft in 2009, as a key component of its cloud automation strategy, and currently ships as the enabling technology in the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. Todd has a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Houston.

John Purrier
Chief Technology Officer

As Chief Technology Officer, John is responsible for driving AUTOMIC's automation strategy. With more than 20 years of IT industry leadership experience, John was most recently CTO of CenturyLink Innovation Labs focusing on new and emerging cloud technologies, including multi-cloud interoperability and DevOps. Previously John was Strategic and Technology leader at cloud foundry-based AppFog, led the development and delivery of the first three releases of Microsoft Exchange Server, and led R&D for the Rackspace Cloud. Purrier is a founder and board member of OpenStack, holds various patents and has a bachelor of science from the University of Washington.

Christopher Vercelli
Chief Sales Officer

Chris is responsible for worldwide sales operations. Prior to joining Automic, he held sales leadership positions within the software technology space at IPSoft, BMC Software and CA Technologies—specifically within the areas of cloud automation, enterprise software and mobility.

Dr Chris Boorman
Chief Marketing Officer

Chris is responsible for Automic’s worldwide marketing. Prior to joining Automic, he served as chief marketing officer for cloud collaboration vendor Huddle, and data integration leader Informatica. He has more than 20 years of experience leading international teams at enterprise companies including SDL, salesforce.com, VERITAS and Oracle.

Guenther Flamm
EVP Customer Success

EVP ARA & Services. Directs Automic Software's global Release Automation Business and all Professional Services. Before joining Automic in 1999, Flamm spent 12 years as an IT and operations expert. Most recently, he served as Sales and Technical Manager at Platinum Technology GmbH, where he was responsible for activities in Austria and Central Eastern Europe.

Christine Dworschak

As Senior Vice President of talent, Christine is responsible for recruiting and staffing, personnel and organizational development, compensation and benefits, employee relations, personnel administration and labor law issues. Prior to joining Automic, she served as human resources manager for Motorola Austria and worked as a consultant for Management Consulting Jenewein in Vienna.

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