Mike Barry brings more than 30 years of executive and technology leadership experience to Optanix, where he spearheads the strategy for the company and our industry-leading IT operations management software.
Prior to joining Optanix, Mike was an Operating Partner at Francisco Partners, a leading technology-focused private equity firm. Before that, he served as Executive Vice President of R&D and Product Management at Aderant, a global provider of comprehensive business management software for legal and other professional services firms. Mike was instrumental in leading Aderant over nine years and through three successful ownership transactions, including its sale to Roper Technologies. Prior to Aderant, Mike held leadership positions at EFI, TR Systems and Datapoint Corporation.
Mike holds over 25 patents, is a published author and has been a featured speaker at events around the globe.
Wasif Awan is responsible for guiding and driving software engineering and development strategies, initiatives, projects and resources surrounding the Optanix Platform. He has more than 20 years of experience delivering software and related services in high-tech industries.
Previously, Wasif served as the global head of engineering at Intralinks, where he led the design and delivery of the company’s SaaS platform. While at Intralinks, Wasif migrated a global engineering organization of over 250 engineers to an Agile based development process with integrated global teams, resulting in a 25% productivity increase and cycle times twice as fast as the industry average. Prior to Intralinks, Wasif served as Vice President of Engineering at Sereniti and Managing Partner of K2 Software Group.
Wasif holds several patents in the area of Secure Document Collaboration and Distribution. He also holds a BS in Computer Science from Arizona State University and an MS in Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder.
Melissa Puls leads the marketing strategy that drives global revenue growth for Optanix. She has more than 20 years of marketing leadership experience, and expertise in corporate marketing, demand generation, content marketing, digital marketing and marketing operations.
Before Optanix, Melissa served as CMO at Progress where she was responsible for the successful launch of its new brand and generating leads that converted to $30M in new bookings annually. Prior to Progress Melissa was vice president of marketing at Iron Mountain, the largest global information storage company. Before Iron Mountain Melissa rose up through the ranks to become vice president of marketing at Infor, the third-largest ERP software company. She also held marketing roles at Infinium Software (later SSA Global) and Kronos, Inc.
Melissa holds a B.A. in Communications and Psychology from Franklin Pierce University.