Meet Our Execs
These people know how to get sh*t done
President & Chief Executive Officer
Christopher Seiwald is the founder and CEO of Perforce. He is the principal architect behind the company's suite of innovative version management solutions. Christopher is the pioneer of the 'developer-centric' model of software configuration management (SCM), adopted by some of the most innovative and influential companies today. With more than 25 years of industry experience, he is an expert on SCM, Agile, continuous delivery and various software development principles. Prior to founding Perforce, Christopher worked on network development at Ingres Corporation, a developer of database and development tools.
Vice President of Operations
With nearly 17 years at Perforce Software, Carrie focuses on creating and maintaining a creative corporate work environment where employees can thrive performing high-quality work while also having fun. She is responsible for managing Perforce’s global Information Technology, Human Resources, and Community Development teams along with overseeing corporate administration and facilities. She is the Corporate Secretary and manages the Perforce Foundation. Prior to joining Perforce, she worked at Sybase and Ingres and in sales with AT&T.
Vice President of Product & Marketing
Christopher Hoover has more than 15 years' experience in software and telecommunications, including roles at Internet pioneer Netscape as well as at mobile data pioneer Openwave. He has contributed to three patents and has co-written two programming books, one of which was a category top-10 title for more than six months. Today, Chris is responsible for global product strategy and marketing at Perforce, the world leader in enterprise software and content configuration management. He holds a master’s degree from the University of Maryland at College Park.
Vice President of Sales
Chris brings over 25 years of experience in technology, including 15 years in senior management where he created & executed revenue strategies focused on major global accounts. Prior to joining Perforce, Chris was VP of WW Sales at SourceForge, where he successfully transformed the sales strategy for the largest global repository of open source software. He spent over a decade at technology marketing & media specialist Ziff Davis, Inc., where served as SVP Group Publisher and EVP Corporate Sales. Chris holds a B. S. Degree from the University of Hampshire’s Whittemore School of Business and Economics.
Vice President of Finance
Nick brings twenty-five years of experience in accounting and finance with backgrounds at AmberPoint (acquired by Oracle), Internet Pictures/PictureWorks (digital imaging software), Kenetech Windpower, Inc., and Ernst & Young. At Perforce, Nick serves as Vice President of Finance and leads finance, accounting and legal. He holds a B.S. Degree in Finance, cum laude, from California State University at Hayward and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Vice President of Business Development
Ed brings more than twenty years of experience in planning, marketing and developing distributed systems, management frameworks and development tools. Ed was a board member at Perforce for over ten years and recently joined full-time to lead business development. Prior to Perforce, Ed was VP of product management and marketing at Oracle’s Fusion Middleware division. He also led marketing and product strategy at AmberPoint (acquired by Oracle), Forte Software (acquired by Sun Microsystems), and Ingres (an early database pioneer). Early in his career, Ed spent several years as the I.T. director at a manufacturing firm, where he was an early implementer of several early-stage technologies.
Vice President of Channels
Dave Robertson brings a truly international view of business to Perforce Software, having spent his career working with vendors, customers and partners around the world. His role is to drive a visionary product portfolio with global relevance and to build out the international partner channels that deliver this to enterprises worldwide. Dave joined Perforce to set up its EMEA operations in the UK and has been responsible for various other international operations. Originally a developer, Dave moved into sales and marketing where he was the global product marketing manager first for Gupta Corporate and then the Constellar Corporation.
Senior Director of Engineering
Tony has more than 25 years of experience in the software industry. Over the course of his 15 year career at Perforce, he has built and developed high-performing teams across Development, Technical Support and IT. Tony has made significant contributions to Perforce’s products, both as the sole developer of various components and as the architect behind key projects. While he’s still a software developer at heart, Tony now leads Perforce's world-class engineering team and oversees the development of our product.
Director of Community Support
Matt is an expert in product development and community management with 15 years of experience in the industry. During his time with Perforce he has worked as a tester, developer, researcher, designer, manager, and ops engineer. He led the team that developed Perforce’s open source collaboration community, the Perforce Workshop. Matt was also the lead designer of Perforce Streams and designed and developed the original Windows Explorer plugin. In his current role as Community Support leader, Matt ensures customers around the world are are well supported and educated.