Don is a Technology Industry Executive with 30+ years experience founding and growing companies. He was a Founding Executive at Boulder-based Rally Software Development Corp (RALY on NYSE) in 2004 and served as EVP of Sales & World Wide Field Operations for 9 years. Prior to that, he spent 6 years at Weblogic and BEA Systems where he served in several Vice President and General Management positions. BEA was on the NASDAQ until acquired by Oracle for $5.5B. Don’s other experiences include 12 years at the Unisys Corp and 5 years in Telecom Industry sales leadership positions at Sybase and Ingres.
Don is a Board of Advisor member at Pendo, Kapta, Jumpcloud, IronCore Labs, Stateless, DropSpot, CaliberMind, GoodBuyGear, and Converge, and is a Mentor to many other early stage companies, including the Techstars and Boomtown accelerators.. He has been a guest lecturer at the CU Leeds Business School on Leadership and Sales & Marketing Management and he serves on the Board at the Deming Center for Entrepreneurship, specifically focused on the Interns2Startup Program.
With a passion for live music and sustainable communities, he serves as Board Chair at the Boulder-based non-profit eTown . Don’s educational background includes a business undergraduate degree from University of Colorado at Boulder and a Masters in Business Administration from California State University - Long Beach. He lives in Golden with his wife, Dr. Jennifer Hagman.