A visionary leader with technical dexterity and entrepreneurial drive, Dean oversees all aspects of Infragistics’ business operations and corporate direction. Dean and his team cultivated the company from its roots as a small startup in 1989 into a multinational business with more than 350 employees and over 500,000 customers.
Dean’s passion for design and technology provides the foundation upon which the culture at Infragistics is built. By demonstrating unwavering commitment to his number one strategy – people – Dean has helped Infragistics’ customers across the globe design and build great experiences.
Prior to co-founding Infragistics, Dean was a freelance consultant writing software for IBM, GE and numerous Wall Street firms. Dean holds Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Miami.
Christopher Larsen has full responsibility for driving all the revenue streams of the company, through the effective deployment of the global sales, pre-sales, alliances and customer support teams, as well as leading the corporate strategic planning and Business Solutions go to market strategy and field execution.
As a 25-year veteran of the software industry, he has a proven track record of success in enterprise application software, business intelligence, middleware systems and development tools. He brings extensive global operations experience, across both direct and indirect channels as well as rapid development of strong partner and alliance eco-systems. Chris previously served in senior leadership roles at Progress Software and TIBCO Software as Executive Vice-President of Global Field Operations and prior to that he was President of the US subsidiary for SAP. He graduated from Wake Forest University with a BS degree in Business Administration.
Jason Beres spearheads customer-driven, innovative features and functionality throughout all of Infragistics' products. Jason is a Microsoft .NET MVP, INETA Speakers Bureau member, and chairman of INETA’s Academic Committee. Prior to joining Infragistics, Jason served as a .NET Architect and .NET Evangelist for Computer Ways, Inc., a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. Jason also founded the Non-Profit Ways Community which enables developers to write .NET applications for non-profit charities. Jason has also written numerous books and magazine articles on .NET development.
Marie Berdini leads the global human resources team, responsible for talent acquisition, benefits, compensation, development, and corporate policies and employee communications. Her most recent engagement was at Ulticom, a global telecommunications company, where she proved skilled at the innovation, strategies, and tactics that contribute to organizational growth, having formed the company’s first HR department. With over twenty years of HR experience, Marie is a seasoned professional with a track record of substantial contributions within HR and business as a whole. Marie is a graduate of Rutgers University School of Business and holds a BS in Human Resource Management.
Chris Rogers oversees all treasury functions including investment policy and monetary controls and movement. He led the financial team in geographical expansion to include operating companies in Europe and Japan as well as overseeing the worldwide growth of Infragistics, Inc. Chris previously served in senior financial positions from Controller to CFO for various companies such as Meridian Emerging Markets, Taratec (Patni Computer Systems), HealthAnswers and Mobil Research & Development Corp. Chris has over 20 years in the finance and human resources fields, and is a licensed CPA with a Bachelors of Accounting from Texas A&M University.
Gary Schwartz is responsible for Infragistics World Wide Marketing. A former Visual Studio developer, Gary is a seasoned sales and marketing professional who drives lead generation and specializes in articulating technical value propositions to business audiences. Most recently he was SVP Marketing at enterprise feedback management vendor Confirmit, where he drove 300% revenue growth. Gary opened the UK territory for Informative (since acquired by Satmetrix), and held Product Management roles at MicroStrategy and Toshiba America Medical Systems. Gary holds a Bachelor's degree in Physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a Master's in Engineering Science from the University of California, Berkeley.
Bill Hazard leads the Infragistics Research, Development and Quality Engineering teams for all product lines. Prior to joining Infragistics, Bill was Chief Technology Officer at Wireless Generation, an Educational services and content company dedicated to using information in the classroom to improve education. He previously served as Vice President of Engineering at register.com, where he led development and architecture for their retail, wholesale and fulfillment systems. Bill also served as Vice President of Technology for Kaplan University, where he created the technology team and systems that run Kaplan’s all-online accredited university.
Bill is a member of the NY CTO Club and co-founded the NYC Chapter of the International Association of Software Architects. His team won a Jolt Cola Award for software productivity for Cadre’s Teamwork on the OS/2 product line.
Ed Saunders is responsible for managing product training, consulting services, user experience consulting and developer support. Prior to joining Infragistics, Ed was a Vice President at BEA Systems, Inc., where he created product and field operations, and support organizations. A 25-year veteran of the high-tech industry and expert in distributed systems, middleware products and enterprise applications, Ed has established professional services, pre-sales engineering, sales and technical field operations to support sales and technical teams, and programs to support domestic and international subsidiaries, partners, Sis and ISVs.