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John Ferron

John R. Ferron joined our board of directors in January 2019. He is an executive leader, board member, and operating advisor with more than 30 years of experience in the technology industry, including IT and security-related infrastructure software, semiconductors, computing and storage, and video conferencing. Mr. Ferron served as Chief Executive Officer and board member of Resolve Systems, an enterprise-wide automation and orchestration platform for IT, network and security incident resolution and a portfolio company of Insight Venture Partners, from July 2018 to January 2020. Previous to Resolve Systems, Mr. Ferron spent more than a decade as an operating advisor with Clearlake Capital Group, L.P., a leading private investment firm, where he served as an executive for several Clearlake portfolio companies, including serving from February 2017 to June 2018 as Executive Chairman at Ivanti, an IT service management software vendor formed by the $1.6 billion merger of LANDesk and Heat Software, where Ferron served as Chief Executive Officer from January 2016 to February 2018. Mr. Ferron also served from October 2014 to January 2016 as President and Chief Executive Officer at NetMotion Software, a Clearlake mobile performance management software vendor that was sold to Carlyle Group in 2016. From April 2008 to September 2014, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Purple Communications, a leading technology-enabled professional interpreting and communication assistance services provider formed by the merger of five companies under Mr. Ferron’s leadership. Earlier in his career, he spent more than 15 years in senior finance leadership roles at companies including Kinetics Holding Corporation, Compaq Computer, and Science Applications International Corporation. In addition to ServiceSource, Mr. Ferron also serves on the board of directors for Resolve Systems, Ivanti, and Provation Medical. He holds a Master of Science in Tax and Financial Planning from San Diego State University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Northern Arizona University.
Independent Director