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Jul 17, 2019 11:21 AM ET

Black Duck Software, Inc. offers products and services for accelerating software development through the managed use of open source and third-party code.

Black Duck Software, Inc. offers products and services for accelerating software development through the managed use of open source and third-party code.

iCrowd Newswire - Jul 17, 2019

Black Duck Software, Inc. offers products and services for accelerating software development through the managed use of open source and third-party code. Its products include Black Duck Code Center, which boosts developer productivity by streamlining the search, selection, approval, and tracking of open source and other externally produced software components; Black Duck Protex system that helps organizations manage their software licensing obligations; Black Duck Protex SDK, which provides programmatic access to protexIP/development features and services extending the capabilities of the Black Duck Protex platform; Black Duck Export system that identifies cryptographic elements in the source code and automates the licensing process; and Black Duck Transact, a hosted solution, which provides a method for identifying original versus third party and open source code within client’s software. The company also provides customer support, on-line search engine, consulting, and training services. Black Duck Software serves its clients in China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan. 

Black Duck Software, Inc. has strategic alliances with IBM, Novell, Inc., and Red Hat. The company was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts with additional offices in San Francisco, California; Amsterdam, the Netherlands; and Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

Products / Services

Black Duck Protex


Black Duck Code Center


Black Duck Export


Black Duck Transact




Chief Executive Officer
Tim Yeaton

Tim YeatonTim Yeaton joined Black Duck Software in February of 2009, and brings over 30 years of software and technology management experience to his role as President, CEO and Director. Since his arrival, Black Duck has experienced over 30% annualized year-over-year growth, completed three major acquisitions, created a joint venture in greater China, and built a worldwide operation that includes nearly 200 employees with presence in 23 countries. 

Prior to joining Black Duck, Tim was Chief Marketing Officer at EqualLogic until its $1.4B acquisition by Dell (Nasdaq: DELL) in 2008, and as Dells Vice President of the Nashua (N.H.) Design Center, he led the integration of the two companies and managed Dells operations in the region. Prior to EqualLogic, Tim spent several years at Red Hat (NYSE: RHT), the leading provider of open source software solutions, as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing & General Manager of Enterprise Solutions.

Chief Financial Officer
Cindy Smith

Cindy SmithCindy Smith, CPA, is Chief Financial Officer at Offerpop and has more than 20 years of finance and operational management experience focused on establishing and growing early stage companies. Cindy has been the CFO for multiple VC-backed high tech startups since 1999, including GoodData, Black Duck Software, and TurnTo, a social networking company in New York. 

She has completed multiple financings and, most recently, M&A transactions with Frictionless (sold to SAP) and Systinet (sold to Mercury). From 1990-1999, she worked for Pricewaterhouse Coopers, L.L.P. as a Manager in the Global Risk Management Solutions consulting group and as a Business Assurance Manager. 

Cindy holds a BA from Lawrence University, and an MBA from Simmons College, Graduate School of Management.

Chief Financial Officer
Kenneth Goldman

Kenneth GoldmanKen brings more than 30 years of financial and operational experience to Black Duck. Before joining Black Duck, Ken was SVP & CFO of, a company that he took public in 2007. Prior to that, he was a Principal with Mirus Capital Advisors, in their software industry investment banking practice, and the Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Lodestar Corporation, a provider of enterprise software solutions. Earlier in his career, Ken held executive positions as Chief Financial Officer at Student Advantage, MediaMap,, Liberty International Holdings, and Goldweitz & Company. Ken began his career as a CPA with KPMG. 

Ken holds a B.S. degree in business administration from the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. .

Vice President Business Development
Phil Odence

Phil OdencePhil Odence is responsible for expanding Black Ducks reach, image and product breadth by developing partnerships in the multi-source development ecosystem. He is in charge of building the companys growing network of international resellers and launched Black Ducks legal certification program. 

He came to Black Duck from Empirix where he served as Vice President of Business Development and in other business management positions. Prior to Empirix, Phil was a partner and ran consulting at High PerformanceSystems, a startup computer simulation modeling firm. He began his career with Teradynes electronic design and test automation group in product, sales and marketing management roles.

Vice President Business Development
Peter Vescuso

Peter VescusoPeter Vescuso is the Executive Vice President, Marketing and Business Development at Black Duck Software. 

Peter brings over 20 years experience in marketing and executive management developing new markets and building brands. 

Prior to joining Black Duck, Peter was VP / GM of the Enterprise Business and VP of Marketing at Cantata Technology. . 

Before Cantata Technology, Peter was Director of Marketing at Compaq Computer (before the acquisition by Hewlett-Packard) responsible for product marketing and market development in the Workstation Division. 

Before joining Compaq, he spent eight years in Hewlett-Packards Technical Systems Division in senior marketing, market development and strategic planning roles. 

Peter earned a B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering at the New York Institute of Technology. 

An M.S. Degree at the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College.

Vice President Engineering
Andreas Zink

Andreas ZinkAndi has spent seventeen years in the high technology industry, holding various technology leadership roles. He comes to Black Duck from Trelliswerk, where he served as Managing Partner and led the development efforts for two complex software applications in the data analysis field and the algorithmic trading market. 

Prior to Trelliswerk he worked at Skyva International, where in the role of Development Director he led the companys eCommerce platform & tools development. Skyva was acquired by the ABB Group in Early in his career Andi worked at Deloitte & Touche and Comsoft GmBH as integration architect and software developer.

Executive Vice President Sales
Alan Facey

Alan FaceyAlan brings more than 25 years of experience building high-performance sales teams in start-ups and established software companies. Most recently, he was Vice President of Global Sales and Services at database auditing specialist Lumigent Technologies, where he established the sales and services organization and grew its worldwide sales by over 100% in under two years. 

Prior to Lumigent, Alan was Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Services for content management systems vendor ClearStory Systems and interim Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing at compliance solutions provider Obian.

Executive Vice President Development
Bill McQuaide

Bill McQuaideBill has 20 years of technology experience and executive leadership spanning engineering, product management, marketing and business development. 

He comes to Black Duck after spending 10 years with RSA Security during which time the company experienced rapid growth. 

Bills previous experience includes four years at Hewlett-Packard, where he led the Product Management and Channel Development teams for the companys Technical Systems Division. 

In prior positions, Bill worked for Data General, Stardent Computer and Apollo Computer, where he was instrumental in defining and launching successful hardware and software products.

Vice President
Andrew Aitken

Andrew AitkenAndrew Aitken is the Founder and Senior Vice President of Olliance Consulting, a division of Black Duck. He is a recognized expert on strategies for the commercialization of open source and has been a leader in the open source community for nearly 10 years. 

In 2001 Mr. Aitken founded Olliance Group with other industry veterans to provide management and business strategy consulting to companies leveraging open source. In January 2006, Mr. Aitken spearheaded the software industrys first think tank on the future of commercial open source, now an annual event regularly attended by the industrys leading CEOs and visionaries. Andrew has chaired and spoken internationally at multiple industry and government conferences on the topic of open source. Mr. Aitken has also participated as an expert witness on the issues of open source and e-voting to the California Senate.

Vice President
Tammi Pirri

Tammi PirriTammi Pirri brings to the role more than 17 years of industry experience and is responsible for all Human Resources and Organizational Development activities at Black Duck Software. 

Tammi previously served as Vice President of Human Resources for Managesoft, a privately held, enterprise software management solutions company which provided asset recognition, license entitlement, contract management and Software/OS development products and services. At Managesoft, she was responsible for leading the selection, development and retention of a global technology workforce. Previous to Managesoft, Tammi was Vice President of Human Resources at Clinsoft, a clinical trials software company that provided biotechnology and pharmaceutical organizations clinical trial tracking and services for drug approval. Tammi was part of the Executive Team, which led the successful acquisition of Clinsoft to Phase Forward.

Vice President
Jim Berets

Jim BeretsJim is responsible for the strategy, planning, and delivery of Black Duck’s complete product portfolio including its flagship products Black Duck Code Center and Black Duck Protex, as well as the Black Duck KnowledgeBase. He has over 25 years of industry experience in product management, sales engineering and software development management. 

Prior to joining Black Duck, as Principal of Beaver Brook Consulting, Jim consulted to technology-industry clients on product strategy and definition, offer development, market and competitive research, and customer acquisition. Previously, Jim was VP of Product Management at CO Space, a data center services company (acquired by Internap Network Services); Director, Sales Engineering, BBN Planet / GTE Internetworking, 

Jim earned an SBEE degree from MIT; an MSEE from the University of California, Berkeley; and a CSS in management from Harvard.

Chief Executive Officer
Lou Shipley


Vice President Engineering
Glenn Snyder

Glenn SnyderVP of Engineering at Black Duck Software

Doug Levin

Doug LevinA serial CEO and entrepreneur with an outstanding record of building VC-backed technology businesses. With over two decades of executive management and software industry experience. Levin has broad experience in finance, operations, business development, marketing and sales, and an excellent track record of creating and serving on boards of Directors and Advisors.

James V. Matheson

James V. Matheson has served as a director since 2006. 

Mr. Matheson joined Flagship Ventures in 2000 and has been a General Partner since 2003, after previously serving for 15 years as an officer and fighter pilot in the United States Navy. 

His duties included being stationed on aircraft carriers flying combat missions in Iraq and Bosnia, as a TOPGUN Instructor, and as the Officer-in-Charge of the Navys West Coast adversary training and evaluation squadron. He retired in 2008 as a Commander in the U.S. Naval Reserves. 

Mr. Matheson serves on the boards of Flagships portfolio companies Advanced Electron Beams Inc., an electron beam technology company, Black Duck Software Inc., a software development company, Midori Renewables Inc., a cellulosic technology company, Novomer Inc., a sustainable chemistry company pioneering environmentally responsible polymers and chemical intermediaries, and Oasys Water Inc.

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