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    xTuple Leadership Team

    Scalable, Sustainable Profitability. xTuple modern ERP delivers the tools you need to measure, evaluate, and adjust  - allowing you to maximize production, performance, and profits. Creating and managing a platform that provides users with a simple and trustworthy growth solution requires subject matter expertise beyond technology; it requires an understanding of the specific processes and challenges faced in their industries and sub-industries.

    Designed for Manufacturers and Distributors. Our team, made up of technology pros with expertise in systems architecture and development, includes professionals with deep roots in manufacturing operations, strategy and management. The strength of our team and what we bring to customers rests in diverse backgrounds representing startup and growth companies in b2b, b2c and b2b2c.

    About xTuple's Leadership Team

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    Ned Lilly
    CEO

    In October 2001, Ned co-founded xTuple, originally called OpenMFG, with the aim of bringing the worlds of open platform software and enterprise resource planning (ERP) together to solve the unmet needs of small to mid-sized manufacturers. In 1999, he was a co-founder of Great Bridge, an early business built around the PostgreSQL database which is also the core technology for xTuple today. Great Bridge was incubated inside Landmark Communications, a mid-sized media company where Ned directed corporate venture investments, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and startup activity.

    Prior to Landmark, Ned worked for a regional technology group in Washington D.C. and had a brief first career in political media — television, radio and a non-partisan news wire. He holds a B.A. from the University of Virginia and an M.A. from George Washington University. 

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    Jane Cannone
    CTO

    Jane brings 20 years of software technology and product management expertise to xTuple. She oversees the product development and operations teams, and owns the overall technology vision for xTuple's offerings, emphasizing innovative, modern technology, product design and a superior user experience.

    She fosters simplicity, inclusion, and dedication to creating software that’s accessible and scalable; her extensive industry experience has allowed her to overcome obstacles and move swiftly through transitions to become an expert voice for teams and customers. Jane graduated from the University of Virginia with a BA in Foreign Affairs. She previously managed multiple technology organizations at Dominion Enterprises, launching visionary products and leading her teams to commercial success.
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    Jennifer Shea
    Vice President of Marketing

    With more than 20 years of creative and strategic marketing and communications expertise, Jennifer understands the integration of technology in the manufacturing and distribution industries and strives to help SMEs take full advantage of proven and emerging technology to fight above their weight class – and achieve sustainable profitability.

    She is a former NYT journalist and has worked almost exclusively in the B2B/B2C tech space for the past decade - creating strategies and content for social media, digital, eCommerce, thought-leadership, go-to-market, and sales enablement for ERP, PLM, PDM, and disruptive technology solutions. She is an alum of Baruch – CUNY with degrees in Journalism and English.

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    Pierce Tyler
    Vice President of Customer Success

    Pierce leads our team of Customer Success specialists, managers, and professional services engineers. He has extensive experience and a history of successful ERP software solutions onboarding.

    Pierce is dedicated to delivering growth opportunities for our customers with innovative customer success strategies.