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The executive management team works as a tight-knit team, championing the talented and dynamic employees at GemStone to build the category-leading company in the data infrastructure space. The management team sets the strategy with participation from our employees, customers and the market, and manages the execution of the strategy to a metric-driven operational plan. GemStone’s executive team and its senior managers bring a wealth of past experience at several companies such as IBM , Mentor Graphics, Unisys, TIBCO Software and other successful companies.

Richard Lamb

Richard Lamb, President

Richard joined GemStone in 1996 as Vice President of the Professional Services organization. He has served in a leadership role overseeing several departments, including the technical solutions group, operations, and professional services organization. He has managed nearly every aspect of GemStone’s business before becoming President.

Richard has more than 20 years of experience in the computer and electronic design automation industries working in hardware and software sales, marketing and consulting services. He came to GemStone from Mentor Graphics Corporation. While serving as the Director of Marketing for the Mentor Graphics Services Division, he managed consecutive years of more than 30 percent growth, which represented over $40 million in revenue. Mr. Lamb began his career at IBM in 1978 where he held various positions in sales and sales management, including Regional Manager for IBM ‘s Area 11 Executive Consulting Services’ business unit.

Richard has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Philosophy from Cornell University.

Dan Ware

Dan Ware, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Sales

Dan joined GemStone in October 1994 as Senior Vice President of worldwide operations. Over the course of fifteen years, he has held several senior executive positions, including his role as general manager where he was responsible for overseeing sales, product development, customer support, professional services and business development. With international sales and distribution experience, he has been responsible for expanding GemStone’s presence in both domestic and overseas markets.

Dan has more than 25 years in the computer industry, including an impressive track record at Unisys, where he rapidly advanced in sales and management assignments over a nine-year period. In 1989, he joined Mentor Graphics Corporation, a leader in electronic design automation, eventually serving as Director of Major Accounts with over $100 million in revenue responsibility. Prior to joining Mentor Graphics, Dan was Vice President of Worldwide Sales for Logic Modeling, a provider of hardware and software simulation models for electronic design.

Mr. Ware earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oregon.

Juan Menendez

Juan Menendez, Senior Vice President, Business Development and Alliances

Juan is responsible for partnerships, alliances, OEM, VAR and distributors on a global basis. He is also spearheading expansion into Asia/ Pacific, including opening GemStone Japan KK. Juan joined GemStone in 1986, and has previously held numerous positions in sales including senior vice president of financial services, during which he opened the financial services office in New York and grew this vertical market by establishing relationships with the major investment banks. He also previously served as the sales director for the Southern U.S. territory, where he grew this area to become one of the leading revenue contributors for the company.

Juan started his career at IBM World trade corporation, where he was responsible for sales to major retail banks in central America. He also spent nine years at EDS in the Health Care Industry Group, where he was responsible for major deliverables and new system implementation at EDS’s largest health care customer. He was part of the team that managed EDS’s largest healthcare account, $100M+ annually, and the largest health care processor in the U.S.

Juan has a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Allegheny College.

Makarand Gokhale

Makarand Gokhale, General Manager, Engineering and Technology Delivery

Makarand joined GemStone in 2005, to drive GemStone’s technology leadership and deliver world-class products and the highest quality of customer satisfaction.

Makarand is a veteran engineering leader with technical depth and great experience in team management, product management and distributed software development. Most recently, Makarand was the Vice President of Engineering at Apptran Software Inc, a company focused on delivering software economics and flexibility of open systems, while maintaining the functionality of existing installations. Before Apptran, Makarand was the Vice President of Engineering at @TheMoment Inc., which developed a high-performance dynamic trading platform. Makarand was responsible for the technology strategy, and intellectual property creation for the company. He also managed their engineering and client service organizations as well as client deployments.

Makarand is based in the Silicon Valley, California and holds a M.S in Computer Science and a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from West Virginia University and B.Tech from IIT Bombay.