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Meet Our Execs

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Janet Dryer

Chief Executive Officer

As the CEO of Perforce Software, Janet is responsible for leading the company and executing its mission to serve its customers. Prior to joining Perforce, she was the CEO of the HelpSystems family of companies. During her tenure as CEO, HelpSystems increased sales from $19M to $110M, completed 14 acquisitions and grew to more than 280 employees in 13 locations worldwide. Over 55,000 installations of the software are currently in use.

Janet holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the College of St. Benedict.


Mark Ties

Chief Financial Officer

Mark brings twenty-eight years of experience in accounting, finance, operations and mergers & acquisitions, having served the last eighteen years as CFO and COO for public and private equity backed technology companies. His most recent positions include CFO/COO of private equity backed HelpSystems, Inc., and CFO at publicly held Xata/XRS Corporation. Mark worked with the management team and investors to double the size of HelpSystems while also managing the organization through eleven acquisitions and two successful sales of the company. He holds a B.S. in Accounting from Minnesota State Mankato and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Chris Dobbrow

Vice President of Strategy and Key Accounts

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.


Tony Smith

Vice President 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.