Jeff currently leads DataDirect Connect & Cloud Marketing for Progress Software. Before that, Jeff was responsible for Business Process Management Solutions Marketing. Prior to Progress, Jeff spent more than 25 years at IBM where he held a number of technical and management positions and was instrumental in developing and product managing IBM’s WebSphere Application Server – from its inception to an expanding and very successful portfolio of products. With over 30 years of experience in software technologies, product management, and product marketing, Jeff’s areas of expertise include Big Data & Cloud connectivity, Business Process Management, Business Rules Management, Web application serving, and mobile computing. Jeff is based in Apex, North Carolina.