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Greg Hughes joined Silver Lake in 2011 and is a Director. Mr. Hughes has over 20 years of experience as a senior executive and consultant in the technology industry. Prior to joining Silver Lake, he was a senior executive at Symantec Corporation, most recently as Group President, Enterprise Products where he held overall responsibility for a $4 billion enterprise software business and led the engineering and product management team. Mr. Hughes held other roles while at Symantec, including Chief Strategy Officer where he led corporate development, portfolio strategy and emerging businesses, and Group President, Global Services where he led the professional, support and managed services business unit. He joined Symantec through its acquisition of VERITAS Software, where he was Executive Vice President, Global Services. Mr. Hughes joined VERITAS after a 10-year career at McKinsey & Company, where he most recently served as Partner and founded and led the Software Practice. Prior to McKinsey, Mr. Hughes was the founder and CEO of Granite Microsystems, an industrial computer provider. Currently, Mr. Hughes is a board member of LogMeIn and was previously a board member of Art Technology Group and the Huawei-Symantec joint venture. Mr. Hughes has an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business and a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Ed Malysz is responsible for Serena’s worldwide legal and finance functions.
Prior to Serena, Mr. Malysz served as VP, Legal of Symantec Corporation, a leading security and storage software company. Mr. Malysz has also held senior management and legal positions at a number of technology companies, including VERITAS Software, E-Stamp Corporation and Silicon Graphics, Inc. Prior to practicing law, Mr. Malysz was a certified public accountant with Arthur Young & Company.
Mr. Malysz holds a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara and J.D. from Santa Clara University.
David Hurwitz leads Serena's marketing initiatives, including product marketing, communications, campaigns, sales readiness and field marketing. Mr. Hurwitz has a quarter century of experience in the enterprise software industry, the last decade of which as a marketing leader.
Prior to Serena, Mr. Hurwitz served as Vice President of Corporate Messaging and Solutions Marketing at CA, Inc. He joined CA via its 2005 acquisition of Niku Corporation, where he was Chief Marketing Officer. Under his marketing leadership, Niku's Clarity product became the leading enterprise-class PPM system in IT shops and product development organizations around the world. Earlier Mr. Hurwitz founded and ran Product Lifecycle Management pioneer ConsenSys Software Corporation. He began his software career by creating several MANMAN products as an engineer at legendary Silicon Valley company ASK Computer Systems.
Mr. Hurwitz holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology.
Ali Kheirolomoom leads all product development and product strategy at Serena.
Prior to Serena, Mr. Kheirolomoom was co-founder, CTO and Vice President of Software Development for Apptero, the creator of an innovative business application planning, visualization and prototyping tool. Prior to Apptero, he was co-founder, CTO and VP of Development for Avinon, where he oversaw the development of Avinon's highly regarded NetScenario software for Web services application assembly. Before Avinon, he was Vice President of Product Management at Mosaix. There he defined the company's product strategy and was the driving force behind the development of their leading-edge process automation product, which subsequently became the foundation for the CRM initiative at Lucent Technologies (now Avaya, Inc.). Mr. Kheirolomoom was the recipient of ComputerWorld Premier 100 IT Leaders and Premier 20 Innovators awards.
Mr. Kheirolomoom holds a BS in Computer Engineering from the University of California in Santa Cruz.
Kevin Biggs leads global sales and services operations at Serena.
Mr. Biggs has more than 30 years of success in the enterprise software industry. Prior to joining Serena, he was a senior executive at Active Network Inc., most recently serving as Executive Vice President, Global Technology Sales. In that role, he was responsible for all worldwide sales functions and directly led a team of 400 sales professionals who delivered greater than $400 million in revenue, helping to grow the company by more than 20 percent annually. Previous to Active Network Inc., Mr. Biggs held the role of Senior Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations at Blue Coat Systems, which experienced phenomenal growth and success during his tenure. Before that, he held several positions within IBM Corporation.
Mr. Biggs holds a BA in Economics and Mathematics from Drury College.
Eric Driffort is responsible for Serena's sales and service operations in the EMEA region.
Mr. Driffort began his career as an engineer at IBM, before becoming Sales and Marketing Director for Information Builders in 1991. In 1997 he was appointed MD of Intersolv, which became Merant in 2000. Serena Software subsequently acquired Merant. In 2004 he accepted the position of MD for the French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Benelux and African regions for Serena. In 2008, he successfully ran operations in India and in 2009, the UK and Ireland were added to his portfolio. Mr. Driffort was appointed Vice President for EMEA in 2010, where he has been successfully driving growth.
Mr. Driffort holds a BSc in IT and a Masters in International Commerce from the University of Paris-Dauphine.
Sharryn Millican is responsible for Serena's sales and service operations in the APAC region.
Ms Millican began her career in IT in 1998 providing disaster recovery consulting for a new to market solution provided by Recall Total Information Management. Moving on to Deloitte TT as a Business Consultant specialising in Web and Application Design and Development for large global customers and then CA Technologies where Sharryn lead the CA Wily Business Unit’s incredible growth in APAC for 3 years. Prior to joining the IT industry, Sharryn held a General Management role for a large Manufacturing and Distribution company servicing the Retail industry. Ms Millican was appointed Vice President for APAC in 2010, where she has been successfully changing the business and refining the go to market from all areas to drive growth.
Ms Millican holds a Bachelor in Business and a number of other executive management accreditations as well as being an AICD Member (Australian Institute of Company Directors).
Peter Sianchuk is responsible for Serena's relationship with our customers. He provides a single vision across all aspects of Customer Interaction, ensuring that Serena offers the highest level of Customer Service from every department and that Serena maintains an unsurpassed level of Customer consideration in decisions made.
Mr. Sianchuk leads the Customer Support organisation, the Information Technology department, as well as the PMO within Serena. His involvement across both internally focused and externally focused departments ensures that Serena is constantly improving itself, always with the customer in mind.
Mr. Sianchuk began his career as a mainframe developer and systems analyst. He holds an honors degree in computer engineering from the University of Teesside, Teesside, UK.
Alison Edge is responsible for Serena's global HR function. With over twenty five years experience in Human Resources management, most with technology companies, she brings a wealth of experience to the role.
Strategically, Ms. Edge is responsible for creating an environment that nurtures Serena's most valuable asset, our people. Operationally, with her team, she manages the key Talent Management processes – resourcing, performance and career management, learning and compensation. Administratively, she supports her team in fulfilling the day-to-day processes that are essential in maintaining a high quality employee experience.
Prior to joining Serena, Ms. Edge held senior HR positions with T Mobile, Red-M and its precursor Madge Networks, Crosfield Electronics and Schlumberger.
Ms. Edge holds a Business Management degree from the University of Hertfordshire.