Board of Directors

Our Investors

Dan Shimmerman

President and CEO

As President and CEO of Blueprint, Dan Shimmerman is blazing a trail for Blueprint as the global standard for the rapidly emerging requirements definition management (RDM) market.

Dan has a proven track record of success in delivering strategic vision and value for all stakeholders. Prior to joining Blueprint, he was President and CEO of Varicent Software, a global provider of sales performance management solutions, which was acquired by IBM in 2012. Over the course of his career, he has worked with a wealth of world-class clients, including Deutsche Bank, SAFECO Insurance, Aetna Insurance, Zurich, Lincoln Financial Group, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, General Electric and Jim Beam Brands.

Dan is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from York University and an MBA from the University of Toronto.

Michael Aronzon

Chief Technology Officer

Michael Aronzon serves as Blueprint’s Chief Technology Officer, directing all product development efforts, IT and Cloud operations, bringing Blueprint’s technology vision to life.

Prior to joining Blueprint, Michael was a Director of Development at Genesys, where he drove product teams to deliver best-in-class SaaS and On-Premise customer care solutions.

Michael has managed multiple cross-functional teams and international contractors, working closely with partners and vendors to ensure successful product launches. His experience ranges from video gaming peripherals to web, mobile and enterprise software.

Charles Sword

SVP of Sales

Charles Sword, SVP of Sales at Blueprint, is a recognized expert in emerging technologies with over 20 years of experience delivering high impact, strategic solutions for Global 2000 organizations and building profitable, high-growth software and services businesses.

He has successfully developed and managed high-performing sales organizations for both enterprise services and software with responsibility for all aspects of market development including business development, alliances, pre-sales strategy, field marketing and quota attainment. He has deep domain expertise and experience in Financial Services, Life Sciences and Federal Government markets. Previously, Charles Sword held senior sales executive roles at CAST Software and iRise and worked with clients such as JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Merck, Pfizer, Goldman Sachs.

Claytie Moorman

Chief Customer Officer

As CCO for Blueprint, Claytie Moorman fosters a customer first culture, looking at every decision exclusively through the lens of the customer experience across each of her departments: Implementation Services, Technical Solutions, Education, Support, and Customer Success.

Prior to joining Blueprint, Claytie led services for IBM in one of their marquee cloud offerings, Sales Performance Management which was previously Varicent Software. Leading up to the acquisition in 2012, Claytie held a number of sales and services leadership roles for Varicent including some of the key elements of the integration post-acquisition.

Claytie has deployed software for some of the largest organizations including MetLife, Ford, JPMorgan Chase, Prudential, TD Bank Financial Group, Zurich, Wells Fargo, Hertz and Bank of America.

Martin Saipe

SVP of Corporate Development

As Senior Vice President of Corporate Development, Martin is responsible for facilitating Blueprint’s growth by managing the company’s global strategic alliances, overseeing the company’s product operations and product direction, driving inorganic growth opportunities and heading up the company’s legal team.

Prior to joining Blueprint, Martin served as VP, Corporate Development at Varicent Software, through its acquisition by IBM in 2012. Before Varicent, Martin served in senior legal and corporate roles with Scotiabank, Alliance Atlantis Communications and Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP.

Martin holds a joint JD/MBA degree from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Western Ontario.

Ruth Zive

Chief Marketing Officer

As Chief Marketing Officer at Blueprint, Ruth has overall responsibilities for corporate communications, demand generation, product marketing and business development. Ruth is responsible for an integrated worldwide field marketing plan to generate market awareness, grow brand equity and drive inquiries to the sales pipeline. Ruth is a metrics-driven marketing strategist, with two decades of experience, who believes in evidence-based revenue growth through the alignment of marketing and sales processes.

Prior to joining Blueprint, Ruth owned a marketing consultancy that worked with clients such as MicroStrategy, Lululemon, Constellation Software, Ceridian and Sun Life Financial.

Ruth holds a Masters of Social Work degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Toronto.

Greg Kent

Chief Financial Officer

Greg Kent is a senior finance executive with extensive public and private company experience in the software industry. As Chief Financial Officer at Blueprint, he is responsible for all financial, human resources and infrastructure aspects of the business.

Throughout his 20 years of diversified finance experience, Greg has gained considerable expertise in capital market and debt fund raising, business process design/reengineering, contractual negotiations and establishing international business arrangements /legal entities. He has held a number of senior leadership positions with multinational, high growth companies in the software and manufacturing industries. Most recently he was CFO of Genesis Worldwide, a leading provider of structural light gauge steel framing technology; and Vice President, Finance at Redknee Solutions Inc., an international telecommunication software and services provider.

Greg is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Commerce degree from Queen’s University.

Marc Weiner

Marc Weiner is Tandem Expansion Fund’s Board representative. Tandem is a Canadian growth capital fund focusing on software, hardware and industrial technology companies. Prior to Tandem, Marc worked at The Boston Consulting Group in Toronto and Mumbai, focusing on growth strategies, operational excellence and post-merger integrations. After BCG, he co-founded two internet ventures, a SaaS ticketing platform and a two-sided consultation network. Marc has a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) and a Bachelor of Science (Statistics) from Queen’s University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Dan Shimmerman

As President and CEO of Blueprint, Dan Shimmerman is blazing a trail for Blueprint as the global standard for the rapidly emerging requirements definition management (RDM) market.

Dan has a proven track record of success in delivering strategic vision and value for all stakeholders. Prior to joining Blueprint, he was President and CEO of Varicent Software, a global provider of sales performance management solutions, which was acquired by IBM in 2012. Over the course of his career, he has worked with a wealth of world-class clients, including Deutsche Bank, SAFECO Insurance, Aetna Insurance, Zurich, Lincoln Financial Group, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, General Electric and Jim Beam Brands.

Dan is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from York University and an MBA from the University of Toronto.

Eric Byunn

Eric Byunn founded Centana Growth Partners in 2015 and is one of its Managing Partners. Before founding Centana Growth Partners, Eric spent 13 years at FTV Capital where he was a partner, served on the management committee, and led investments in enterprise technology. Eric currently serves on the Boards of Catalyst Repository Systems and Cloudmark and previously led investments in companies including Centro, Coremetrics (acquired by IBM), Covario (acquired by Dentsu Aegis Network), GMI (acquired by WPP), KVS (acquired by Veritas), MarketShare Partners, PSS Systems (acquired by IBM), Sourcecode/K2, and Varicent (acquired by IBM).

Prior to FTV, Eric served as Director of Online Services at myCFO, a startup wealth management firm. He has held several positions at Netscape/AOL, including management of Netscape’s Personal Finance Channel and product management for the Netscape Navigator browser prior to the acquisition by AOL. He also has worked at Microsoft and McKinsey & Company.

He received an AB summa cum laude in economics with additional focus in computer science from Harvard College and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar. Eric is also a CFA Charterholder.

Ron Warburton

Ron is an experienced operator with a proven record of building successful software companies. During the early part of his career, he held progressively senior positions in engineering, product management, software sales and marketing. In 1991, Ron became President and CEO of Simetra Inc. after leading a management buyout. Over the following nine years, he grew Simetra's software business across Canada and the U.S. and sold it in 2000. In the process, he co-founded a second software business that he helped build and successfully sold.

Ron Warburton is a Managing Partner in the IT Venture Fund and joined BDC Capital in 2000. Ron actively participates on the board of directors of a number of IT companies and has led VC investments into Tarian Software (acquired by IBM), Blaze Software (acquired by Akamai), CloudLink Technologies (acquired by EMC), Privacy Analytics and Klipfolio. Ron is a registered professional engineer and holds a BSc.in Civil Engineering from Queen's University and an MBA from Western University.

Robert Youngjohns

Robert Youngjohns is a former Executive Vice President and General Manager, Software for Hewlett Packard Enterprise. He held the same role at HP, prior to the company’s separation into two companies – Hewlett Packard Enterprise and HP Inc.

Previously, Robert served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the HP Autonomy business within HP Software. Prior to joining HP in 2012, Robert served as President of Microsoft North America. He was President and Chief Executive Officer of Callidus Software, where he initiated the company’s transition from traditional enterprise software to SaaS (Software as a Service).

Robert holds a master’s degree with honours in Physics and Philosophy from Oriel College, Oxford University.

Tandem Expansion Fund

Tandem Expansion is a private growth capital fund seeking to invest in small and mid-sized Canadian companies in a variety of technology-based sectors. Tandem will act as a catalyst for growth and expansion by making targeted investments in companies with high growth potential and strong management teams. For more information, visit www.tandemexpansion.com.

BDC Venture Capital

BDC Venture Capital is a major venture capital investor in Canada, active at every stage of the company’s development cycle, from seed through expansion, with a focus on technology-based businesses that have high growth potential and that are positioned to become dominant players in their markets. For more information, visit www.bdc.ca.

The Walsingham Fund

Walsingham Growth Partners is Canada’s leader in growth capital for Infrastructure SmartTech: the most advanced technologies for energy, environment and enterprise infrastructure. We invest with exceptional entrepreneurs to take their successful technology businesses to the next level in growth. We have built great companies that lead markets with past successes including Atrion, Architel, Open Text and Syndesis. For more information, visit www.walsinghamfund.com.

Centana Growth Partners

Centana Growth Partners (www.centanagrowth.com) is a growth equity firm that provides capital to rapidly growing companies in the financial services ecosystem, including businesses which operate in the financial services, financial technology and related enterprise technology areas, in order to accelerate or sustain their growth. Centana’s principals have decades of experience working with successful companies in these sectors, as well as a strategic network ideal for helping companies seeking to sell into the financial services ecosystem. Centana Growth Partners has offices in New York and Menlo Park.