Greg Schottland | President & Chief Executive Officer

Greg has more than 25 years of experience in starting and growing software companies in evolving markets. He has both created and run start-ups and large public companies, and is familiar with all aspects of business. Greg founded object-oriented tools leader Advanced Software Technologies, a number two player until it was acquired. He has implemented turnarounds as President of Xitec Software, Inc. and was the General Manager of Blue Phoenix. Greg has worked for Bell Laboratories, Lockheed Martin, and IBM, and he holds an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois and a B.S. in Business from the University of Colorado.

Roger Metz | Chief Financial Officer

Roger brings more than 25 years of diverse, strategic financial leadership experience to Xyleme. For the last 12 years he has served as Chief Financial Officer of a variety of growth-stage software, SaaS and services companies where his impact extended well beyond finance into operations, sales and go-to-market strategy. Prior to that, he was a Corporate Development Officer at a NASDAQ-listed company, where he also served as Corporate Treasurer and Vice President of Investor Relations. Earlier in his career, he was a sell-side equity analyst at an investment bank covering global telecommunications providers and was Assistant Controller at a large resort operator. He began his career as an auditor with a Big 4 firm. Roger holds a B.S. in Accounting and Business Administration from University of Kansas and is a licensed CPA in Colorado.

Leslie Farinella | Chief Strategy Officer

Leslie Farinella has more than 15 years experience as a training strategy and design consultant, working with such organizations as GE, Citigroup, Johnson & Johnson, and Nielsen. With a background in engineering and an advanced degree in Curriculum and Instruction, she is able to help organizations re-imagine their learning content strategy to optimize learning efficiency through the use of innovative learning techniques and technologies. Leslie’s expertise in business process change management, information architecture and teaching strategy helps Xyleme customers succeed on their journeys to high performance learning content.

Brad Swingruber | Chief Revenue Officer

Brad has been in the SaaS technology space for the last 12 years. He has vast experience in developing and growing highly accomplished sales organizations. Prior to Xyleme, Brad was the SVP of Sales for two very successful high-growth SaaS companies where he helped lead the go-to-market strategy. Brad provides a consultative approach when partnering with customers and prides himself on delivering measurable ROI. Having experience with iconic Fortune 500 companies and complex sales cycles, he is well positioned to delight the customer throughout their journey with Xyleme. Brad is an Atlanta native and earned a B.A. from Emory University.

Stuart Grossman

Stuart Grossman | Vice President of Education & Training

Stuart has a rich background in the design, development, and implementation of training systems and performance support tools. Prior to Xyleme, Stuart was a Curriculum Design Manager at Amgen, a global biotechnology company. He also founded a consulting group at San Diego State University to create innovative new learning applications. Having spent most of his career at the intersection of technology and instructional design, he has personally developed training for numerous multi-national organizations and received a Master’s in Educational Technology from San Diego State University.

Jim Franzel | Vice President of Engineering

Jim has spent 25 years selling, building, and delivering software to Fortune 500 companies. Prior to Xyleme, Jim held senior leadership roles in software development organizations, responsible for project delivery and product releases. Jim worked as VP Presales and Project Delivery at Blue Phoenix Solutions, and directed product and release initiatives at companies including Embarcadero Technologies, Avid Technology, and Tektronix Broadcast/Media. Jim holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from MSOE.


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