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Executive Team

Bill Rogers

CEO & Chairman

Bill RogersBill Rogers is Ektron's CEO and Chairman.

Bill founded Ektron in 1998 with a vision to enable users to easily author and publish content on websites. He sparked a technology revolution with his first product eWebEditPro, and guided Ektron's journey to become a market leader in Web CMS. In his role as CEO, Bill sets the company's strategic direction and aligns product development with his forward-looking vision for Digital Experience Management.  

Prior to Ektron, Bill co-founded two other successful technology companies. At Global Telemedix, he led product development and spearheaded key strategic relationships with technical partners and investors, such as Hewlett Packard Medical Products. At Zydacron Inc., Bill conceptualized and executed product development initiatives and pursued strategic partnering efforts with major technology firms, such as IBM. Early in his career, Rogers worked on new technology development in DuPont Corporation's desktop publishing group and at MIT Lincoln Labs.

Bill received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Boston University. Follow Bill on Twitter @bill_ektron and on his blog at http://www.ektron.com/Blogs/Bill-Rogers/.


Tim McKinnon

President

Tim McKinnonAs President, Tim has responsibility for the management of all of Ektron's operations. 

Tim joined Ektron from Oracle/Endeca, where he served as the CTO and led Endeca's eBusiness strategy. Prior to Oracle/Endeca, Tim held the chief technologist role in the Digital Marketing Platform Group at Microsoft, where he led strategy for Microsoft's search and web content management initiatives. He joined Microsoft via the acquisition of FAST Search & Transfer, where he spent 10 years in a variety of leadership roles in engineering, sales and services.

Tim holds an MBA from Babson College- Franklin W. Olin Graduate School of Business. Follow Tim on Twitter at @mckinnontim and on his blog at   http://www.ektron.com/Blogs/Tim-McKinnon/


Roger Blanchette

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer roger_blanchette

Mr. Roger Blanchette has 20 years of experience, during which he gained in depth experience in many finance and business related areas, including mergers & acquisitions and strategic financial planning.

Mr. Blanchette brings an extensive business focuses financial leadership experience to Ektron. Prior to Ektron, he lead as Chief Financial Officer at Dune Medical Devices Corporation as well as Executive Vice President at Cadent, Inc. He successfully completed the sale of the company to Align Technologies. Prior to Cadent, he served as the Chief Financial Officer of Datasynapse, Inc. He successfully completed the sale of the company to Tibco. 

Mr. Blanchette also  served as Vice-President of Finance at Concord Communications, Inc. in which successfully managed the Sarbanes-Oxley 404 compliance effort. He managed the accounting department's daily operations and coordinated Concord Communications, Inc.'s Oracle Financials' implementation. 

Mr. Blanchette holds a Bachelor degree in Business Administration from the Universite de Sherbrooke, Canada and an MBA from the John Molson School of Business, Concordia University, Canada

Ben Schilens

SVP Client Operations

Benjamin SchillenBen is focused on driving and measuring key metrics throughout the organization to improve internal processes and growth. Ben leads Ektron's services and support functions.

Ben was promoted internally to lead operations after spending the previous 18 months managing Ektron Europe Limited’s operations throughout Europe, The Middle East, and Africa. Ben has over seven years experience in the web content and document management market.

Ben earned his B.A. from Boston University’s School of Management.


Chris Ramstrom

SVP Engineering

Chris RamstromChris has had more than 15 years of experience in enterprise security software. Chris started as a developer at Axent Technologies implementing strong authentication software. Axent later was acquired by Symantec where he led a team of engineers and helped move Symantec Information Manager into a leader position in the Gartner Magic Quadrant.

He also held a position in the Office of the CTO and was responsible for the security architecture across the company including authentication, authorization, single sign-on, data protection and leakage, identity management as well as keeping the company involved in several Security Standards such as OASIS and the DMTF.

Chris holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with a focus on statistics and economics.


David Ryan

VP of International Operations

David RyanAs VP of International Operations and Managing Director for EMEA & APAC and managing director of operations throughout Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, David is focused on supporting and expanding the Ektron client and partner communities for all Ektron international offices.

David was promoted internally after leading Ektron EMEA as the Managing Director.  David has over 15 years in print and web technology with over twelve years experience in content, document management, and customer experience management.

Working with organizations ranging from FTSE 100 and International Blue Chip Companies, SME's, universities and charities, David has a wealth of experience with Ektron customers and partners of all sizes and missions.