APPTRICITY Executive Team
Timothy D. Garcia, CEO & President
Tim Garcia brings more than 35 years of enterprise software management and development experience in the enterprise software market. Under his leadership, Apptricity’s growing client base now includes several of the world’s largest organizations. Customers include AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, Nestle, Bed Bath and Beyond, TD Bank and the US Army.
Prior to Garcia’s 19 years as Apptricity’s CEO, he held leadership management positions at Pivotal Corporation (Nasdaq: PVTL), Compuware Corporation (Nasdaq: CPWR), Peregrine Systems (NYSE: HPQ), Sterling Software (NYSE: CA), and EDS (NYSE: HPQ). He received his BA degree in Economics from the University of California at Davis.
Wayne Sparks, CFO
Wayne Sparks brings more than 20 years of leadership experience to Apptricity as a Chief Financial Officer. He has diverse industry experience with a reputable understanding of mergers and acquisitions, as well as capital formation. As a licensed CPA, Sparks spent over nine years at the international accounting firm KPMG in Dallas before moving into the CFO role for companies ranging in revenue size from high-growth start-ups to billion-dollar plus.
He has significant demonstrated success in building stakeholder value through operational, acquisition and divestiture activities. He received his BBA in Accounting from The University of Texas at Arlington.
Mark Oliver, EVP, Product & Support
Mark Oliver has more than 20 years of software sales experience in the enterprise applications market. He is known for building and developing technical organizations. Prior to Apptricity, Oliver was the Director of North American Application Specialists at Pivotal Corporation (Nasdaq: PVTL), an enterprise eCRM provider.
He quickly built a team to support the entire sales operation across North America. Oliver also held key positions at enterprise software companies, including Cognos Corporation (Nasdaq: COGN), Compuware Corporation (Nasdaq: CPWR), and Uniface. He received his BBA in Information Systems from James Madison University.
Ralph McCoy, VP, Enterprise Delivery
Ralph McCoy brings more than 20 years of technology development leadership experience in the enterprise applications market to Apptricity. Prior to Apptricity, McCoy formed NetLinx, a provider of advanced communication and location tracking solutions for the healthcare industry. There he managed the development of multiple Web and wireless products.
Before NetLinx, he was a senior manager with First Consulting Group. He performed acquisitions and new product venture technology assessments for technology companies. McCoy received his BS degree in Computer Science from the University of Central Oklahoma.
Michael Haslam, VP, Enterprise Delivery
Michael Haslam is a business-focused data science leader who leverages his expertise in modeling, data analytics, operations management, and Six Sigma to deliver innovative business intelligence solutions that drive operational and profitability improvements for both Fortune 500 and mid-sized companies.
Over the last ten years, he has led the Agile development and deployment of over 100 custom business intelligence applications and advanced analytics models that have delivered millions in positive financial impacts to clients. With an extensive background applying Six Sigma within companies, Michael is well equipped to conceptually model and re-engineer critical business processes and has helped directly produce millions in cost savings across multiple organizations.
Previously, Michael was the VP of Data Analytics Consulting and Application Development at Predictum where he led a team of developers creating custom business intelligence applications for clients in a range of industries. He also has held senior leadership management roles at National Semiconductor, including leading the company’s Six Sigma training program as a Master Black Belt. Michael holds a Ph.D., an M.S., and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Apptricity Board of Advisors
Jeff Roster is a Vice President covering the retail and hospitality industries for IHL In this role, Mr. Roster communicates global IT trends in the retail and hospitality industries, analyzes end-user requirements, and consults on strategies with IT vendor clients. Mr. Roster also conducts primary research interviews with vendors and end users, performs secondary research, and writes market research reports. He has led consulting projects and developed syndicated research focusing on the retail industry in the following areas: information technology initiatives, outsourcing services, enterprise applications, and Internet/Extranet solutions. He is frequently quoted in numerous trade and industry publications in addition to publishing various articles. He has also been a popular speaker and panel member for trade conferences.
Mr. Roster has been selected as one of The 25 Most Influential People in Retail by Retail Info Systems News (RIS) magazine and the Executive Technology Power 50 list. He has also received the coveted Gartner Thought Leadership award for IT research. In 2009, he received the Retail Connections “Exceptional Achievement” Award.
Prior to joining IHL’s analyst ranks, Mr. Roster was an analyst with Gartner. He participated in customized consulting projects covering a variety of subject areas, including market research and analysis, knowledge management and new product introductions focusing on the retail industry. Prior to Gartner, he worked for Mervyn’s in logistics and process improvement. He was also an operations manager, developing benchmarking and total quality management initiatives, as well as operational budget analyses.
Mr. Roster received a master’s degree in business administration from St. Mary’s College and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Chico State University.
Gary J. Daichendt
Mr. Gary J. Daichendt has been a Managing Member of Theory R Properties LLC since October 2002. With more than 25 years of experience in IT industry, he has served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Nortel Networks and as Executive Vice President of American Internet Corporation. He served as Executive Vice President of Worldwide Operations at Growth Networks, Inc. and Combinet, Inc.
Mr. Daichendt leadership experience also includes serving as an Executive Vice President of Worldwide Operations with global responsibility for sales, distribution, manufacturing and the global alliances at Cisco Systems. He spent ten years with IBM in various sales, marketing and management positions. Since February 12, 2016, he has been the Chairman of the Board at Polycom, Inc.
Mr. Daichendt received Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mathematics from Youngstown State University in Ohio and Master of Science degree in Mathematics from the Ohio State University. Mr. Daichendts’ DIVERSE LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE
Phillip Dunkelberger has broad leadership experience resulting from more than 30 years in technology. Prior to leading Nok Nok Labs, Mr. Dunkelberger served for 8 years as co-founder and CEO of PGP Corporation, the leader in the Enterprise Data Protection market, until acquired by Symantec in 2010. He has significant experience in SaaS infrastructure and enterprise software, having served as Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Doll Capital Management (DCM), President and CEO of Embark, and COO of Vantive Corporation. He has also held senior management positions with Symantec, Apple Computer and Xerox Corporation.
Mr. Dunkelberger has served on several boards of directors, and currently serves on the Advisory Board of Ionic Security. He is a founding board member of the Cyber Security Industry Alliance (CSIA) and is Chairman Emeritus of TechAmerica’s CxO Council. Mr. Dunkelberger holds a B.A. in Political Science from Westmont College and is a member of the school’s President’s Advisory Board.
Charles Moss “Charlie” Duke Jr.
Charles Moss “Charlie” Duke Jr. is a former American astronaut, retired U.S. Air Force officer and test pilot. Duke was one of the 19 astronauts selected by NASA in April 1966. He served as member of the astronaut support crew for the Apollo 10 flight. He wasCAPCOM for Apollo 11 during the first landing on the Moon. Mr. Duke served as backup lunar module pilot on Apollo 13.
Additionally, Duke served as lunar module pilot of Apollo 16, April 16-27, 1972. He was accompanied on the fifth manned lunar landing mission by John W.Young (spacecraft commander) and Thomas K. Mattingly II (command module pilot). Apollo 16 was the first scientific expedition to inspect, survey, and sample materials and surface features in the Descartes region of the rugged lunar highlands. Duke and Young commenced their record setting lunar surface stay of 71 hours and 14 minutes by maneuvering the lunar module “Orion” to a landing on the rough Cayley Plains.
In three subsequent excursions onto the lunar surface, they each logged 20 hours and 15 minutes in extravehicular activities. This involved the emplacement and activation of scientific equipment and experiments. They collected nearly 213 pounds of rock and soil samples. Also, they evaluated and used the Rover-2 over the roughest and blockiest surface yet encountered on the moon.
Before joining Apptricity, Mike worked as the first VP of Marketing and Sales at Oracle thru their IPO. He also led 3 different software companies as the founding CEO, guiding each of them to successful IPOs. Mike next became the CEO at GoldenGate Software which would eventually be purchased by Oracle. Mike brings his vast experience from Silicon Valley where he led a number of emerging high-growth businesses directly to Apptricity.
Marc D. Layne
Marc is a retired investment banker who covered the Telecommunications and Communications Technology sectors for almost 20 years. He began his career at Bear Stearns, ultimately becoming Co-Head of the Communications Technology Group. After the acquisition of Bear Stearns by JP Morgan, Marc continued to cover Communications Technology at JP Morgan. Marc finished his career as a Managing Director at RBC Capital Markets, where he headed the Communications Technology vertical, focused on hardware, network-oriented software and network security. Marc has executed over 100 transactions including mergers and acquisitions, debt financings, restructurings and other capital raises.
Marc is currently President of Arc-Com, which designs, manufactures and distributes textiles for use in commercial interiors, where he is responsible for all aspects of the business’ operations. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Lehigh University, is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive), and has a Masters in Business Administration in Finance from The Stern School of Business at New York University.