Bob Swedroe, President and CEO
Bob Swedroe is responsible for all aspects of Expandable’s business operations, including product direction and new market strategies. Bob draws upon experience gained in executive management positions at both startups and Fortune 500 companies including XO Communications, Silicon Graphics and Concentric Networks. Immediately prior to joining Expandable in 2008, Bob was CFO of IP Unity Glenayre where he had full management responsibilities for finance and administration. Bob holds a MBA in Finance from New York University - Leonard N. Stern School of Business.
Jeannie Fitzgerald, VP Customer Support
Jeannie Fitzgerald as VP of Customer Support at Expandable oversees all customer facing product implementations and support including new customer implementations, customer upgrades, training, consulting and hot line support. After beginning her career at NCA Corporation supporting the MAXCIM product, Jeannie moved to Expandable Software and has been responsible for customer support since 1987. Jeannie has implemented a wide variety of manufacturing and business processes that have helped differentiate start-up and public companies alike across all manufacturing and business modes of operation with a drive to provide the very best customer support and experience. Through this wide experience the support team, under Jeannie’s guidance, has developed a strong partnering process across many diverse industries working closely with customers to quickly, efficiently and successfully take a company from implementation kick-off or system upgrade to live production in some of the shortest time frames in the industry.
David M. Kearney – VP of Finance; Director and Founder
David Kearney is a co-founder of Expandable Software, Inc., and in his role as VP of Finance is responsible for financial operations, human resources and administration. David is former vice president at NCA Corporation which he helped take public in 1981, and has comprehensive experience in finance and administrative functions, especially in raising capital for private and public offerings. Dave has also held management roles at General Electric and has served as an Officer in the U.S. Navy earlier in his career and received his BS in Mathematics from North Dakota State University.
Wes Williams – Director of Research and Development
Wes Williams brings to Expandable over 40 years experience in business and information technology in the food, pharmaceutical, electronics and semiconductor manufacturing industries, including a former role with Philip Morris International where he was responsible for reorganization of operations, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, International Accounting Standards compliance and multi-divisional ERP implementations. In his role as Expandable’s director of research and development, Williams is responsible for software development of the company’s entire enterprise suite. Wes attended University of Missouri majoring in Chemistry and Cal State Hayward for Accounting.
Dennis Payton – Executive Director of Product Marketing
Dennis Payton as Executive Director of Product Marketing has responsibility to drive both inbound and outbound marketing efforts for Expandable. Dennis has 23 years of telecommunications, networking experience, product management, and executive experience prior to joining Expandable Software. His’ career began at Bell Northern Research, the research and development arm of Northern Telecom and Bell Canada as a Hardware and Firmware Senior Architect and Design Engineer, where he developed high speed switching and call processing platforms for next generation Meridian 1 PBX business switches. Prior to joining Expandable Software in 2008, Dennis played a key executive role at GoDigital Networks in taking system level products to market and in the exit acquisition by CTDI. Dennis also played a key role in the founding and initial funding of Intera Systems designing and developing products based on terabit multifunctional switching fabrics. Dennis’ background includes architectural design, finance, product management, marketing and proven leadership. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from California Polytechnic San Luis Obispo and did his post engineering studies in software methodologies and neuro-networks at Stanford University and University of California, Santa Cruz. Dennis has also completed the UC Berkley Haas School of Business Product Management credential program and leadership development with AMA and Nortel Leadership Development programs.
John Buller – Director of Sales Engineering
John Buller has responsibility for exploratory pre-sales engineering and sales support services to the entire Expandable sales force. John joined Expandable in 2007 with over 30 years’ experience in manufacturing, materials management, ERP system implementation, and business consulting. As Director of Operations for Harris Digital Telecommunications Systems, John was responsible for all materials and manufacturing activities in support of over $100M annual product sales, including an international supply chain, materials and manufacturing support for two technology transfer factories in mainland China. Over the course of his career in manufacturing and consulting, John has selected and implemented numerous ERP systems in both start‐up and well established equipment manufacturing organizations. John holds a BS in Mathematics, San Jose State University.
Gerald G. Lass –VP of Operations; Director and Founder
Jerry Lass is a co-founder of Expandable Software, Inc. and in his role as VP of Operations, Jerry oversees the strategic direction of business activities and helps guide the overall business. Jerry co-founded NCA Corporation and as Vice President and Director of NCA was responsible for the marketing and selling of NCA’s MAXCIM product, an integrated manufacturing and financial business system operating on a mini-computer hardware platform. Jerry has also held management positions with General Electric and Lockheed earlier in his career and received his BS in Mathematics from North Dakota State University.