Andrew Harries has been a director since November 2012 and has served as the Chairman of the Board since July 2013. He was a co-founder of Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR), a NASDAQ-listed wireless IoT systems vendor, where he served as Sierra’s Senior Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Operations. During his 11 years at Sierra Wireless the company grew from inception through IPO to over $200m in annual revenues. Subsequently Andrew co-founded Zeugma Systems Inc. where he served as the CEO from 2004 until its acquisition by Tellabs Inc. in 2010. He also chaired the board at Contractually, an enterprise SaaS contract management company, until its acquisition by Coupa Software in December 2015.
Andrew is currently the Tom Foord Professor of Practice in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business and is an advisor to several private companies. He holds an MBA from Simon Fraser University.
Robert Chamberlain has been a Director since August 2015 and serves as the Chairman of the Audit Committee. He has served as the CFO for Big Fish Games Incorporated, a leading provider of casual games from 2014 to present. From 2013 to 2014, Robert served as the Senior Vice President and CFO for Audience Science Incorporated, a leading provider of Enterprise Advertising Management Systems. Prior to serving in that capacity, he was Senior Vice President and CFO of PopCap Games Incorporated, another provider of casual gaming from 2009 to 2011. Robert served as CFO for WatchGuard Technologies Incorporated, a private global provider of firewall and UTM appliances from 2006 to 2009. He has a BS in Business Administration-Accounting from California State University Northridge.
Davin Cushman has been a Director since November 2018. He is currently the CEO of Ignite Technologies and its affiliates, a set of enterprise software and services companies operating under the private ownership of ESW Capital. Davin is also the founder and President of Cushman Management Company, a boutique strategy consulting firm delivering executive committee and Board of Director level recommendations for the long-term, profitable operation of enterprise software companies.
Prior to taking these roles in 2010, Davin held operations analysis roles with Capital One Financial Corporation as well as leadership positions with enterprise software company Trilogy and its spin-off, pcOrder.com. He earned an AB in Politics from Princeton University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.
Ralph C. Derrickson joined Bsquare in March 2019 as president, CEO, and board member. Ralph is a highly accomplished business leader with a wide range of experience using technology to create innovative products, services and business models. Prior to joining Bsquare, Ralph was president and CEO of Carena, a pioneer in the development of virtual health care delivery until its acquisition by Avizia in 2017. Ralph served as SVP of Corporate Development until Avizia’s acquisition by American Well in July 2018. Prior to Carena, Ralph was managing director of venture investments at Vulcan Capital where he was actively involved in the investment, growth and operations of the firm’s technology portfolio companies. Ralph has served for 15 years on the board of Perficient (PRFT), an IT services firm with expertise in e-commerce digital transformation. Ralph has senior leadership experience at Metricom, Starwave Corporation (acquired by Walt Disney), and NeXT Computer (acquired by Apple Computer). He began his career as a software engineer at Digital Research and Sun Microsystems.
Ralph serves on the dean’s advisory board of the Golisano College of Computing & Information Sciences at Rochester Institute of Technology, where he earned a BT in Systems Software. He also serves on the advisory board for the Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship, in the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington.
Mary Jesse has been a Director since August 2016. She is a technology executive, strategist, inventor and pioneer in the wireless, virtual reality and product development arenas. From 2015 to present, she has served as Chief Strategy Officer for VRstudios, a global virtual reality company based in Bellevue, Washington. Mary oversees VRstudios’ product and content development, as well as pivotal industry partner and developer relationships and initiatives. Her past roles include founder and CEO of Ivycorp, co-founder and CTO of RadioFrame Networks, VP of Strategic Technology for McCaw Cellular Communications, Inc., and VP of Technology Development for AT&T Wireless. She volunteers her time to support STEM education, promote documentary films and mentor girls and women in business. Mary frequently speaks and writes on technology, business and entrepreneurship. She served on the board of the Northwest Entrepreneur Network and Washington State University’s Executive Advisory Committee and currently serves on the Advisory Board of the University of Washington, Bothell school of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
Rob Peters has been a Director since August 2018 and a Principal of Palogic Value Management, LP since co-founding the firm in January 2007. He serves as a portfolio manager with broad investment experience focused primarily on analyzing small and micro-cap equity securities. Rob began his career at Stephens Inc. as an investment banker responsible for the execution of various corporate finance transactions, primarily mergers and acquisitions. He received a Master of Science in Accounting and Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Texas Tech University.
Ryan Vardeman has been a director since June 2018. He is the principal and co-founder of Palogic Value Management, LP. He has extensive corporate strategy, operating, financial, and investment experience – the last of which includes analyzing all parts of the capital structure, including a focus on small-cap equities, and investing in a broad range of industries with an emphasis on technology and software companies. Ryan earned a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Texas Tech University and an MBA from the Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University.