Kenandy Leadership

Executive Management Team

Board of Directors

  • Chuck Berger

    Chuck BergerChief Executive Officer

  • Rodney Butters

    Rodney ButtersChief Technology Officer and President of Products and Services

  • Steven Cumming

    Stephen CummingChief Financial Officer

  • Marie Jackson

    Marie JacksonChief Marketing Officer

  • Roger Bottarini

    Roger BottariniVice President, Applications Development

  • Stewart Florsheim

    Stewart FlorsheimSenior Vice President, Training & Content

  • John Kepp

    John KeppVice President, Professional Services

  • Jennifer Roberts

    Jennifer RobertsVice President, Product Management

Charles (“Chuck”) Berger brings over 30 years of experience as a CEO and director of technology companies to his role as Kenandy’s Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining Kenandy, Berger was the president and CEO of Extreme Networks, a leading provider of high-performance networking solutions.

Before joining Extreme, Berger served as CEO of both large and midsize companies including ParAccel, DVDPlay, Nuance Communications, Vicinity Corporation, AdForce, and Radius. He also held executive positions in sales, marketing and finance at Apple and Sun Microsystems.

Berger is a trustee of Bucknell University, Presentation High School (in San Jose) and the Naval Memorial Foundation. He received his B.S. in Business Administration from Bucknell University and his M.B.A from Santa Clara University.

Rod Butters brings more than 20 years of executive experience in marketing, strategy, sales, and product development to his position as Kenandy’s President and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Kenandy, Butters was the Chief Marketing Officer and Vice President of Products for RNA Networks, the technology leader in memory and flash virtualization.

Before joining RNA Networks, Butters was the Vice President of Marketing for Salesgenie.com, the market leader in sales effectiveness and sales lead development. Previously, he served as SVP of Marketing at Tidal Software, where he helped position the company as a leader in IT automation. Butters also worked at Aspect Communications, where he served as Executive Vice President of Marketing and, subsequently, President of Worldwide Marketing, Sales and Service. Previously, he was a vice president at Oracle Corporation in the Application Server division. He helped define the applications server market, driving the creation of the market category and establishing Oracle as a leader in middleware. Butters also held senior sales, marketing and engineering positions at Object Design and Mentor Graphics.

Butters has a B.A. and an M.S. in chemistry from the University of Oregon.

Stephen Cumming brings over 20 years of experience in global finance and operations to his role as Kenandy’s Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Kenandy, Cumming was the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Atmel Corporation, a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of microcontrollers.

Before joining Atmel, Cumming served as the Vice President of Business Finance for Fairchild Semiconductor, where he was responsible for Business Unit Finance, Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis, Manufacturing Finance, and Sales & Marketing Finance. Cumming also held other financial management positions at Fairchild and National Semiconductor.

Cumming has a BSc degree in Business from the University of Surrey in the UK, and is a UK Chartered Management Accountant.

Marie Amoruso Jackson brings over 20 years of global marketing leadership and operations experience which drives demand generation metrics, revenue growth, brand awareness and digital expertise to her role as Chief Marketing Officer at Kenandy. Prior to joining Kenandy, Jackson was Chief Marketing Officer for Retail Solutions, a big data analytics company in the retail space specializing in supply chain, sales and digital marketing solutions for many of the Consumer Products enterprise leaders.

Before joining Retail Solutions, she was EVP Marketing for Live Ops, a cloud contact center that intelligently routed work to sales and customer service agents anywhere, anytime as independent agents. She has served in a variety of marketing and business development positions in start-ups to large public enterprises including Edify, Intervoice, Good Technology and Apple Computer.

Jackson holds a Bachelor of Science from University of California, Berkeley and a Masters from Pepperdine University, The George L. Graziadio School of Business and Management.

Michael Arntz brings over 25 years of experience in enterprise sales to his role as Executive Vice President, Worldwide Sales. He leads Kenandy’s enterprise sales team and is creating an infrastructure to support the company’s rapid growth. Prior to joining Kenandy, Arntz worked at Oracle for 19 years. In his most recent role, he was Group VP, North America Application Sales, and was responsible for sales of Oracle’s OnPrem and SaaS applications. He had management responsibility for close to 600 employees in 20 regions. In his prior role at Oracle, Arntz was the Group VP, Western US, for Applications and Technology Sales. Arntz also held positions at Digital Equipment Corporation and Schlumberger.

Arntz serves on the board of the Washington Technology Industry Association. He holds a B.S. in Engineering and Biological Sciences from Michigan Technological University.

Roger Bottarini brings over 35 years of experience in the software industry to his position as Kenandy’s Vice President of Applications Development. His responsibilities include software development, product management and quality assurance. Prior to joining Kenandy, Bottarini was a Program Manager at Aerojet, where his team worked on the development of the Orion spacecraft, an advanced capsule design using state-of-the-art technology that will allow humans to travel beyond low-Earth orbit.

Before working at Aerojet, Bottarini was Vice President of Manufacturing Software Development at PeopleSoft, where he headed a 150+ member team that built PeopleMan, PeopleSoft’s entry into manufacturing software applications. Peoplesoft was later acquired by Oracle. Before PeopleSoft, Bottarini was Vice President and co-founder of Minx Software, where he oversaw the development of Minxware, a mid-market ERP system developed on Unix. Bottarini was employee number six at ASK Computer Systems. As Director of Software Development at ASK, Bottarini played a key role in the design and development of Manman, an ERP system that ran on mini-computers built by HP and DEC.

Bottarini has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley.

Stewart Florsheim brings over 25 years of experience in the software industry to his position as Kenandy’s SVP of Training and Content Development. His responsibilities include marketing and technical communications, product marketing, and demand generation. Prior to joining Kenandy, Florsheim was Director of Learning Products at Advent Software. He managed a team responsible for the company’s client website, as well as all documentation, online training, and user interface design.

Prior to joining Advent, Florsheim was Group Manager at Intuit, where he was responsible for localization of Quicken into multiple languages, and user assistance for QuickBooks. Florsheim was one of the original employees at ASK Computer Systems, where he started several groups including Marketing Communications, Creative Services and User Information Products. His teams have won over 40 awards from the Society for Technical Communication.

Florsheim has a B.A. in Journalism and Philosophy from Syracuse University, and an M.A. in English from San Francisco State University. He is the award-winning author of four books of poetry, and is a mentor for the East Bay College Fund.

Folia Grace brings over 20 years of experience in enterprise software and go-to-market strategy in her role as Kenandy's Vice President of Product Marketing. She is responsible for illuminating the value of Kenandy through stories that help customers quickly understand the application benefits. Grace listens to customers to understand their business challenges and opportunities and helps them sort through the changing world of enterprise software and cloud applications to determine their best path forward.

Prior to Kenandy, Grace held roles as VP of Product Marketing for SuccessFactors, an SAP company, VP of Product Marketing for Applications and Analytics for Oracle and VP of Marketing for the Financial Management Software division of PeopleSoft. Grace started her career in software at Walker Interactive Systems after she earned her CPA designation at Delottie, Haskins and Sells.

Grace holds a B.S. in Business Administration from San Jose State University.

John Kepp brings more than 20 years of experience in professional services, project management, business development, and sales to his role as Kenandy’s Vice President of Professional Services. He is responsible for implementation services and client success. Kepp brings an extensive background working in fast-paced and challenging environments; he has in-depth knowledge of developing and implementing effective services methodologies and packages for ERP systems and cloud computing.

Prior to joining Kenandy, Kepp was Vice President of Americas and Asia Pacific Professional Services at Navis LLC. Before joining Navis LLC, he served as the Vice President of Operations and Services at Selway Company. Kepp has also held management and leadership positions at Oracle Corporation and Nortel Networks.

Kepp holds a B.S. in Psychology and an MBA from Saint Mary’s College, and a Master of Applied Project Management from Villanova.

Kip Parsons brings more than 16 years of technology sales and leadership experience to his role as Kenandy's Vice President, Area Sales. He is responsible for accelerating revenue growth, building and enhancing an enterprise sales team, forming strategic channel partner relationships, and ensuring customer satisfaction.

Prior to joining Kenandy, Parsons served in sales and management positions for Oracle Corporation, where he was most recently responsible for the west coast development and growth for ERP and Business Analytic applications. Previously, Parsons was at Tibco Software where he managed the southwest territory.

Parsons earned a B.A. in communications from California State University, Long Beach where he was an All American on the NCAA Water Polo team and two-time Olympic festival gold medalist.

Jennifer Roberts brings more than 17 years of experience in software product management, sales engineering and professional services to her role as Vice President of Product Management at Kenandy. She is responsible for product management, user experience and overall product success.

Prior to joining Kenandy in 2011, Roberts spent more than 13 years at Oracle Corporation working with large and small customers across industries in the ERP space.

Roberts holds a B.A. in Mathematics from the University of San Diego and an MBA from the University of Utah.

  • Sandra L. Kurtzig

    Sandra L. Kurtzig Executive Chairman and Founder

  • Chuck Berger

    Chuck Berger Chief Executive Officer

  • Raymond Lane

    Raymond Lane Partner Emeritus, Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers

  • Chris Schaepe

    Chris Schaepe Partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners

  • Larry Sonsini

    Larry Sonsini Chairman, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Software industry pioneer Sandra Kurtzig founded Kenandy in 2010 with the vision to once again transform the world of enterprise management software. She did this the first time in 1972, when she founded ASK Computer Systems and created the groundbreaking MANMAN product family. During her 20-year tenure as founder, chairman and CEO of the ASK Group, Kurtzig grew the company into one of the ten largest software companies in the world.

Now, as Executive Chairman and Founder of Kenandy, she is helping to create and drive the new industry paradigm of enterprise management on the cloud, supporting a growing, global community of companies that design, manufacture and distribute products.

Kurtzig has been widely covered in the media and has received numerous business awards. She was the first woman to take a technology company public, and was included on Business Week's list of the top 50 corporate leaders. Her best-selling autobiography, CEO: Building a $400 Million Company from the Ground Up, was published by Harvard Business School Press and is available on amazon.com and on Google Books.

Since retiring from ASK in 1993, Kurtzig has been the managing partner of SLK Investment Partners, a private equity investment partnership. She has also been a mentor for and investor in entrepreneurial technology companies, and has taught the Business for Engineering class at Stanford University.

She has served on the boards of Harvard Business School, Hoover Institution, Stanford's School of Engineering, Stanford Engineering Strategic Council, UCLA's Anderson Graduate School of Management, and UC Berkeley's Haas School of Management.

Kurtzig has a B.S. in mathematics from UCLA and an M.S. in aeronautical engineering from Stanford University.

Charles (“Chuck”) Berger brings over 30 years of experience as a CEO and director of technology companies to his role as Kenandy’s Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining Kenandy, Berger was the president and CEO of Extreme Networks, a leading provider of high-performance networking solutions.

Before joining Extreme, Berger served as CEO of both large and midsize companies including ParAccel, DVDPlay, Nuance Communications, Vicinity Corporation, AdForce, and Radius. He also held executive positions in sales, marketing and finance at Apple and Sun Microsystems.

Berger is a trustee of Bucknell University, Presentation High School (in San Jose) and the Naval Memorial Foundation. He received his B.S. in Business Administration from Bucknell University and his M.B.A from Santa Clara University.

As Partner Emeritus at Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers, Ray Lane helps entrepreneurs with technological and market insight, organizational development, team building, selling, and managing growth. He has sponsored several investments for the firm in enterprise and consumer technology, as well as in clean and alternative energy, including Ausra (solar concentrator), GreatPoint Energy (coal to gas conversion), Fisker Automotive (plug-in hybrid car), and many more. He serves on the board of Hewlett-Packard and is also on the board of Quest Software.

Before joining KPCB, Lane was President and Chief Operating Officer of Oracle Corporation. Lane led Oracle's business expansion beyond its core database technology into enterprise applications and professional services. During Lane's eight-year tenure, Oracle exhibited phenomenal revenue growth, from approximately $1 billion in 1992 to over $10 billion.

Lane has a B.A. in mathematics from West Virginia University (WVU) and received an honorary Ph.D. from WVU, as well as from Golden Gate University.

Chris Schaepe has over 20 years of venture capital experience and invests in areas including cloud, SaaS, enterprise infrastructure as well as mobile technologies and applications. In 2013, Forbes ranked Chris #6 on its Hall of Fame list of technology investors. He has backed over 25 successful startups including over ten first-time CEOs who have led their companies though successful IPOs. Chris has served as a director of a number of public companies including eHealth (EHTH), Fusion-io (FIO) and Riverbed Technology (RVBD), where he currently serves as Chairman of the Compensation Committee. Prior to Lightspeed, Chris was a General Partner of Weiss, Peck & Greer Venture Partners, which he joined in 1991, focusing on seed and early-stage technology investments. Previously, he worked in corporate finance and capital markets roles at Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. after serving as a software engineer at IBM.

Chris holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business. He is involved in various non-profits focusing on children’s health and education, including the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health.

Chairman of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Larry Sonsini has gained international recognition for his expertise in the areas of corporate law, corporate governance, securities, and mergers and acquisitions. He has been instrumental in many of the most notable IPOs, mergers, acquisitions, and other key transactions of Silicon Valley and beyond.

In addition to his duties at the firm, which included serving as chief executive officer for more than 30 years as well as chairman, Sonsini served as a member of the NYSE's board of directors from 2001 to 2003 and he was chairman of the NYSE's Regulation, Enforcement and Listing Standards Committee until 2008. He also teaches securities law at Stanford Law School and UC Berkeley School of Law.

Sonsini has a B.A. in Political Science from UC Berkeley and a J.D. from UC Berkeley's Boalt Hall School of Law.