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.

Kevin Shaw

Chief Executive Officer

Kevin Shaw, Chief Executive Officer, brings over 20 years of enterprise software industry experience to his role. Kevin was a Managing Director at Rocket Software and CTO of 21st Century Software. Kevin believes that understanding the voice of the customer and what it is they need to make their businesses successful will help VMS in its strategy and roadmap for future growth. Kevin holds a BS in Computer Science from the Tufts University.

Terry R. Holmes

Chief Revenue Officer

Terry Holmes, Chief Revenue Officer, is responsible for driving the corporate revenue strategy. Terry brings over 25 years of experience leading national and global sales and marketing organizations, including growth initiatives of various sized organizations, serving the aerospace, automotive, financial services, government, healthcare, and other markets. Prior to joining VMS Software, Inc., Terry worked at Madico Specialty Films, Polaroid Corporation, and several European and USA-based specialty engineering companies. Terry is a graduate of The University of Michigan Ross School of Business.

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.

Steve Nelson

Vice President of Engineering

Steve Nelson is responsible for driving the engineering teams. Prior to joining VMS Software, Steve served as Managing Director of Research and Development for Rocket Software and Director of Connectivity Software Development and IT Services for Computer Corporation of America. In previous roles, Steve served as Director of Software Development, and several other positions within the computer industry. He has demonstrated a successful track record for building products to bring to market in both the government and commercial sectors. Steve is currently working on his MBA from Southern New Hampshire University.

Dave Sweeney

Chief Customer Advocate

Dave Sweeney, Chief Customer Advocate, is responsible for ensuring that the present and future needs of OpenVMS customers are represented in the actions and plans of VMS Software, Inc. Along with advocating for customers, Dave leads the Software Support and Training teams. 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.

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.

Eddie Orcutt

Chief of Business Development

Eddie Orcutt, Chief of Business Development, is responsible for supporting business growth, through customer and market definition. Eddie has been part of VMS Software, Inc. since its formation, serving for 4 years as VP of Engineering and 1 year as Chief Operating Officer. Before joining VMS Software, Inc. Eddie was owner and Principal Engineer at Availability Experts, an engineering design consulting company. Prior to this, Eddie spent 22 years working for DEC/Compaq/HP in various field engineering positions in the federal, state and local government and commercial sectors. Eddie is the founder of several companies, including Ketech Corp., Masstech Inc., and System Design Engineering. Eddie holds a BSEE from Mississippi State 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.