Key Managers

We aspire to set ourselves apart through our outstanding products and services. Our mission can only be achieved by virtue of the exceptional talent and craftsmanship of our skilled developers, content creators, and their managers.

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Who are we?

VMS Software's management team includes members with deep roots in OpenVMS, going back to the days of Digital Equipment Corporation, and more recent OpenVMS devotees from other industries. What the management unequivocally shares is an absolute passion for solving customer challenges.

Dave Sweeney

Acting Chief Executive Officer

Dave Sweeney, former Chief Customer Advocate and head of Support and Training teams, replaces Kevin Shaw as acting CEO of VMS Software. Dave brings more than 20 years of experience in the software field at companies including Digital Equipment Corporation and Hewlett-Packard. Dave has a bachelor’s degree from Emory University and a Master’s degree from the University of Rhode Island.

John Ross

Vice President of GTM Strategy and Revenue Enablement

John Ross, Vice President of GTM Strategy and Revenue Enablement, holds a Bachelor of Science from Dartmouth College and brings 30 years of Sales and Marketing experience to his role.

Nicole Hart

Vice President of People Strategy

Nicole Hart, Vice President of People Strategy, is charged with defining and driving organizational design, change management, and workforce planning at the company. Nicole brings over 25 years of experience working for large enterprise and best-in-class HR organizations including the Boston Globe Media Group, RSA, AppNeta, and Access Information Management. Nicole holds a Bachelor of Science from Plymouth State University.

Danielle Dickie

Chief Financial Officer

Danielle Dickie, Chief Financial Officer, is involved in all aspects of the company’s finances, including accounting, financial planning and analysis, financial reporting, and financial compliance. Danielle brings nearly 20 years of experience in the software industry at Estorian Inc. (now 21st Century Software) where she wore several hats before moving into a CFO role. Danielle holds a BS in Finance and Business Management from Babson College and a Master’s degree in Whole Systems Design from Antioch University.

Clair Grant

Chief Technical Officer

Clair Grant, Chief Technical Officer, is responsible for driving the technical strategy of the company. Clair brings over 40 years of experience in operating systems development and has worked at Digital Equipment Corporation, Compaq Computer, and Hewlett-Packard before joining the company. Clair has a Bachelor of Arts from Dartmouth College and an MA from the University of Maine.

Dr. Brett Cameron

Chief Solutions Officer

Dr. Brett Cameron, Chief Solutions Officer, is charged with defining and driving the strategy for OpenVMS application services and open source. Brett brings nearly 30 years of experience in the field focusing on distributed systems, transaction processing, integration, and legacy software environment modernization, while working at Hewlett-Packard and the University of Canterbury. Brett holds a doctorate in chemical physics from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, and maintains close links with the university.