Richard Rabins, CEO and Co-Chairman
Co-founder of Alpha Software, Richard Rabins focuses on strategy, sales, and marketing. Richard also served as CEO of SoftQuad International from 1997 to 2001, when it owned Alpha. In addition to his 30 years with the company, Richard played a key role as co-founder, and served as president and chairman of the Massachusetts Software Council (now the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council), the largest technology trade organization in Massachusetts. Prior to founding Alpha, Richard was a project leader and consultant with Information Resources, Inc. (IRI), and a management consultant with Management Decision Systems, Inc. Richard holds a master's degree in system dynamics from the Sloan School at MIT, and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and master's degree in control engineering from University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. He has served on the boards of Silent Systems, Legacy Technology and O3B Networks, and is co-founder of Tubifi www.tubifi.com.
Selwyn Rabins, President and Co-Chairman
Selwyn Rabins co-founded Alpha Software with his brother Richard and focuses on the overall design and creation of Alpha’s products. He also was President of SoftQuad International Inc. in the late 1990s, when it owned Alpha Software. Prior to co-founding Alpha, Selwyn worked for Interactive Data/Chase Econometrics, where he developed a passion for the design of data-driven business applications. He also served as Director of Strategic Intelligence at Analog Devices, Inc., a manufacturer of electronic instrumentation and integrated circuits. Selwyn holds a master's degree in finance from the Sloan School at MIT and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Dan Bricklin, Chief Technology Officer
Chief Technology Officer“ To me, what has always set Alpha's products apart from most of the other development environments and made it so appropriate for a very wide range of users has been the combination of power along with speed and ease of use. Mobile is making the developer's job much harder as end users expect a myriad of task-specific applications on short notice while still requiring full-powered applications on the desktop. Alpha is addressing this problem in a unique and valuable way. I am excited to be joining the team as we continue to innovate in the use of computing in business.
Kurt Rayner, VP Research and Development
Kurt Rayner drives product architecture in areas including object modeling, language, code generation, and database integration. With more than 25 years of experience, Kurt's passion is creating architectures for tools that empower developers to build sophisticated, cost-effective business applications. Prior to joining Alpha, Kurt ran a software development consultancy, directed the development team for PowerBuilder at Sybase Inc., and developed software and managed development teams at Boston Financial Data Services, Cullinet Software, and Foxboro. He holds master's degrees in computer science from Boston University, and education counseling from Boston State College, and a bachelor's degree in psychology from Barrington College.
Bob Moore, VP Mobile Technology
Bob Moore leads Alpha Software's mobile effort and is responsible for all mobile-related research and development. He has deep experience in all of the major HTML5 mobile frameworks. Prior to joining Alpha in 2010, Bob founded two companies, Micromedia Studios, focused on developing and deploying multimedia and mobile websites, and Digital Control Systems, one of the first authorized Autodesk resellers. Bob served in the United States Navy and holds a bachelor's degree in business and mathematics from Sacred Heart University.
Dave McCormick, VP Marketing
Dave has a long history with Alpha and has a deep understanding of developers and the information they need to make informed decisions. He has developed numerous videos, print tutorials and other materials that make the developer's job easier. Dave joined the company in 1992, and served as support engineer, technical writer, and documentation department manager. Between 1998 and 2005, Dave was at Stumpworld Systems and was product manager for Online Merchant/Online Merchant Gold, which became the best-selling e-commerce application in the U.S. retail market. Prior to rejoining Alpha in In 2006, Dave started A5-Online, a hosting provider for Alpha Five Web applications. Dave received an Award of Achievement from the Society for Technical Communication for the Alpha Five User's Guide in 1995. He holds a bachelor's degree in management information systems from the University of Arizona.
Brett Johnston, VP Sales and Service
Brett Johnston oversees all national and international sales operations working with the company's partners, and manages all business functions relating to sales and service issues, including monitoring a remote call center, and overseeing partner programs. Prior to joining Alpha Software in 2003, Brett ran a consulting and IT recruitment company in South Africa. Before that he was a corporate account manager for SBC Communications. Brett holds a bachelor's degree in business management from the University of South Africa.
Dave Benton, Chief Financial Officer
Dave Benton is responsible for the finance and administrative functions at Alpha Software. Dave has over twenty years of experience in finance, particularly within the software industry. Dave was Vice President and Corporate Controller at Progress Software for 15 years and was part of the management team that grew the company from $140M to over $500M. While at Progress, Dave was responsible for all aspects of the finance organization including accounting, SEC reporting, tax, treasury, planning & analysis and internal controls. Dave also worked at Deloitte & Touche for five years, where he rose to audit manager in the firm's high tech practice.
Amy Groden-Morrison, VP Communications
Amy Groden-Morrison has served more than 15 years in marketing communications leadership roles at companies such as TIBCO Software, RSA Security and Ziff-Davis. Most recently she was responsible for developing marketing programs that helped achieve 30%+ annual growth rate for analytics products at a $1Bil, NASDAQ-listed business integration Software Company. Her past accomplishments include establishing the first co-branded technology program with CNN, launching an events company on the NYSE, rebranding a NASDAQ-listed company amid a crisis, and positioning and marketing a Boston-area startup for successful acquisition. Amy currently serves as a Healthbox Accelerator Program Mentor, Marketing Committee Lead for the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge Launch Smart Clinics, and on the organizing team for Boston TechJam. She holds an MBA from Northeastern University.
Joseph Alsop, Advisor and Board Member
Currently a venture partner at Alsop Louie Partners and an Alpha Software board member, Joseph Alsop co-founded Progress Software, a global supplier of application infrastructure software used to develop, deploy, integrate and manage business applications. Under Alsop's watch as CEO, the company attracted 100,000 customers in 140 countries and had more than a half-billion dollars in revenues. During his tenure, more than 70 percent of Fortune 100 companies depended on Progress to help develop and deploy new software applications. In his role with Alsop Louie Partners, he is investing in and working with information technology companies in Massachusetts. Joe is also an investor in Alpha Software.
John Cullinane, Advisor
In 1968 John Cullinane founded Cullinane Corporation, the first successful software products company, proving wrong industry gurus who said it could not be done and that there was no future in software. Known for its integrated application development platform for both mainframes and PCs, the company's IDMS product still maintains some of the largest databases in the world. Cullinane was drawn to Alpha by its new product, Alpha Anywhere, which he believes represents a technology breakthrough as the first complete application development environment for mobile devices and personal computers. In November 2012, Cullinane received the prestigious Commonwealth Award from the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council, and was credited with creating the foundation for the "Big Data" industry in Massachusetts. John is also an investor in Alpha Software.
Advisor“ Cullinane Corporation was the first successful software products company in the world. The secret to our great success was that we really cared about our customers and produced great technology. Alpha Software really cares about its customers and produces great technology like we did. That's why I got involved.
Board of Directors
Richard Rabins, Co-Chairman
Selwyn Rabins, Co-Chairman
Advisor and Board Member“ The key issues for a prospective customer are assessing a potential partner's people and products. At Progress Software, the company I co-founded, great people produced great products and had a positive impact on the way business applications are developed and deployed. I have experienced the same at Alpha Software, where the focus is delivering a complete environment for building and deploying business applications - for mobile and more. That's why I joined the team.