The aPriori senior management team has deep experience generated through leadership positions at top manufacturing and technology companies including Hewlett-Packard, Netegrity, Symantec, PTC, Oracle, Intel, OpenPages, Moldflow and ProfitLogic.
Arnie has over 25 years of experience growing and managing engineering organizations, both onshore and offshore, for early stage and established software companies. He also has extensive experience developing on-premise, enterprise software applications, as well as SaaS solutions. Prior to joining aPriori, Arnie held executive engineering roles at a number of successful software companies including Lumesse, Alere Analytics, Healthrageous, Brainshark, SupplyWorks, Vality Technology, Segue Software and Primavera Systems. Arnie graduated with a degree in computer science from the University of Delaware and has a Ph.D. from The Wharton School.
Jeannine is responsible for leading all aspects of accounting, budgeting, forecasting and financial analysis at aPriori. She brings over 25 years of experience to aPriori, most recently working at InMagic as the Director of Finance & Administration. Ms. Flynn has also worked at Pearson Education and Rucci, Bardaro + Barrett. As a key member of the Executive Management team, she has helped aPriori grow into a multi-national corporation, implementing a strong system of finance & accounting controls as well as software solutions to support the process, including Adaptive and Netsuite.
Julie Driscoll is responsible for aPriori’s marketing strategy and product direction. Her focus is defining aPriori’s enterprise cost management suite and helping manufacturers use cost data to improve the value and reduce the cost of their products. She joined aPriori in early 2006, leading the professional services team. Julie brings over twenty years of marketing and service delivery experience, previously working in a variety of marketing and consulting management roles at Oracle, ProfitLogic and State Street Bank. Julie holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from Babson College.
Michael leads aPriori’s services organization where he is responsible for success and satisfaction of aPriori’s customers. This includes implementation, training and support of aPriori solutions and partnering with clients to achieve optimal product cost management results. Michael brings over 25 years of experience working with clients to ensure they achieve full value from their software solutions. Most recently, Michael led the product management team at OpenPages where he was responsible for the platform direction and solutions design and development. With the acquisition of OpenPages by IBM, Michael led the successful integration of product management into IBM. Other companies where Michael has played a leadership role for services and product teams include Intel and Shiva Corporation.
Rick is responsible for leading the company’s marketing efforts to help drive aPriori’s revenue growth. Rick brings to aPriori nearly 30 years of experience working with high growth software technology companies. He comes to aPriori from Oracle’s Agile PLM Business where he co-led the development of a highly successful global market development program. Prior to Oracle/Agile, he held a variety of marketing and business development roles in software companies focused on product development automation, including Eigner + Partner, PTC and Computervision.
Scott has extensive experience in growing global sales organizations, including more than 20 years of success at both large and entrepreneurial technology companies such as Hewlett Packard, Workgroup Technology, Progress Software, VISTAGY and Siemens PLM. Prior to working in the software industry, he worked in manufacturing engineering at Carrier Air Conditioning and Hamilton Standard. He earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering at Clarkson University. Scott is responsible for overseeing aPriori’s Global sales operation.
Stephanie Feraday has over twenty years experience in driving high-growth software businesses in corporate and consumer markets. Prior to joining aPriori, Ms. Feraday held executive-level positions at marquis startup and Fortune 500 technology companies including Netegrity, Hewlett-Packard, Symantec, Delrina and Virtusa. She earned a bachelor’s degree in applied science from the University of Waterloo and completed graduate studies in business administration at the University of Toronto.