We recently announced the creation of our Advisory Board that will help V.i. Labs' management team assess new market and product development opportunities. We're spotlighting each of our Advisory Board members on the blog (last time we introduced Alex Kochis) and today we're getting to know Matt Christiano a bit better.
Matt has more than 25 years of industry experience, founding Globetrotter Software in 1982 where he created FLEXlm® - the license management software that quickly became commonplace among independent software vendors. Matt served as the company's CEO until its sale to Macrovision in 2000. Matt served as Executive Vice President of Macrovision until 2003 and as a Director until 2004.
In 2006, Matt founded Reprise Software and is the chief architect of the Reprise License Manager (RLM). He currently serves as CEO of Reprise and remains instrumental in the development of RLM.
Needless to say, Matt is a software licensing visionary and has shared some of the history on the Reprise blog. I highly recommend reading "A Brief History of License Management" (followed by Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4) to get a firsthand account from someone who was there at the start.
Matt believes that "license management is pretty complementary to what V.i. Labs is doing...The fact that the two companies don't compete and that we have similar philosophies to keep honest users honest but verify what they're doing" explains why Matt joined the V.i. Labs Advisory Board.
Marketing Director at Revulytics
Michael is Marketing Director at Revulytics where he is responsible for corporate marketing, content, and social media. He has helped to educate the industry on the benefits of software usage analytics for compliance and product management through the company's blog and contributed articles in trade publications. Michael was previously a marketing programs manager at The MathWorks and principal at Goff Communications. Michael earned a J.D. from Boston University School of Law and a B.A. from Colgate University.
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