At Aspera, we simplify the complexity of your software licenses. For nearly two decades, we have helped hundreds of enterprises and over 50 Fortune 500s to assess cost and risk within their IT environments. Our solutions for Software Asset Management track all the big vendors, such as IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and SAP to cover every environment from servers and desktops to cloud and mobile. With the largest in-house consultant and service team in the industry, we provide the best strategy for data discovery, easy system integration, and a cost-effective way to purchase, use and optimize licenses.
James M Priest, CEO of Aspera Inc.
Jim Priest has 30+ years of Executive Sales and Management experience in Information Technology, including Infrastructure Management, Hosting, Software Development, Information Security, and Business Continuity. He joined Aspera Technologies as VP of Sales in 2014, and moved into the role of President a year later. Jim started his career with ADP, Bank of America, and Comdisco, then spent five years as International Director of Sales in a joint venture between Comdisco and Daimler Benz (debis) in Germany. Returning to the States, he worked in a Vice President of Sales role with several startups in a global capacity developing some of the early cloud-based services, which lead to the first SaaS and other cloud-based products and services. Most recently, Jim was in an Executive Senior Sales position with SunGard Availability Services. He has a BS Degree from Brigham Young University, and is currently VMWare certified along with other industry-standard technical certifications.
Mathias Knops, Chief Operating Officer
Mathias Knops joined Aspera in 2012 as a Sales Engineer before taking responsibility for Product Management and eventually moving into the role as Chief Operations Officer in 2017. Mathias has more than 15 years of experience in the IT industry. Prior to license management, he worked in the IT security industry with a strong focus on DLP for enterprise customers.
Product Management, Marketing and Organization
Olaf Diehl is responsible for Business Development & Operations. In this position he manages and supports marketing, partner management and sales. Olaf Diehl studied business administration at the Philips University in Marburg and has been responsible for IT consultancy for ITSM and SAM since 1998, and since 2002 in a management role.
Hans-Peter Kozica is responsible for services at Aspera. He acquired long-term international experience in management positions with USU AG, iET Solutions GmbH, and Applix GmbH, where he covered domains like Business Intelligence (BI), IT service management, and customer relationship management (CRM). Before that time, Hans-Peter graduated from Duisburg University in mechanical engineering with a focus on information sciences (Dipl. Ing. degree) and worked as a freelance information technology consultant.
Development and Technology
Since 2016, Stephan Pflanzer is Managing Director at Aspera GmbH and is head of Development and Technology. He has many years of experience in development and user support as he held various management positions in user and consulting segments for SAP and Web applications.
Achim Rudolph was appointed Managing Director Sales at Aspera on May 1, 2018. In this function, he will continue to expand international sales. Prior to that, he accompanied and managed the growth and success of Orgadata AG over many years, most recently in a dual function as Chief Sales Officer of Orgadata AG and as Managing Director of Orgadata Australia Pty Ltd. in Brisbane, Australia.
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