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Louise Allen

Louise Allen brings more than 15 years of experience in all facets of bringing technology products to market. Louise heads up product management for Planview, developing product strategy and overseeing execution and delivery.

Louise joined Planview from Quickarrow, where, as Vice President of Product Strategy, her efforts drove the company from self-funded startup to consistently profitable. Prior to this, she held leadership positions with companies including Tivoli Systems, an IBM company, and NetQoS. Louise received her BS in Business Administration from Trinity University, and her MBA from The University of Texas at Austin.

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Kaylee Kolditz

Kaylee Kolditz is the Senior Demand Generation Manager at Planview with a focus on our Product Development Solutions. She brings 15 years of experience in developing and executing marketing plans that nurture relationships and generate response. Prior to joining Planview, Kaylee worked for several marketing agencies and also ran her own consulting business. Her clients have included The USPS, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Visiting Angels, The Hartford Insurance Company, Software House International (SHI), Sara Lee, Calvin Klein, Seton Healthcare Family, Motorola and many others. Kaylee is particularly excited about her role managing the PIPELINE conference as she has had the opportunity to develop physical and virtual events for a number of clients and finds these to be effective vehicles for networking and learning.

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Jerry Manas

Jerry Manas is the author of the best-sellers Napoleon on Project Management and Managing the Gray Areas. Throughout his career as an author, speaker, and consultant, Jerry has built a reputation for taking complex information and processes and making them clear and accessible. As Senior Editor at Planview, he applies this passion to developing best practices that help organizations achieve breakthrough performance across a framework of processes and roles. Jerry's work has been highlighted in a variety of publications and he has appeared on radio programs nationwide. A prominent voice in the blogosphere, he is a founding member of the Project Management Institute's New Media Council, which keeps abreast of trending topics.

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Erica Wang Martindale

Erica Wang Martindale graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a double major in Plan II liberal arts honors and marketing. Upon graduation, she worked in several sales organizations doing both sales and account management before eventually moving on to an online advertising firm where she was promoted to the head of ad operations. There, Erica worked closely with her development team to create an assortment of new ad products using cutting edge technology. Eventually she decided that it was time to evaluate her career path and realized that what she enjoyed most was seeing the evolution of new products from development to marketplace introduction. Erica is now enjoying herself as the new product manager at Planview.

Carrie Nauyalis

Carrie Nauyalis, NPD Solution Market Manager at Planview, is passionate about establishing customer partnerships, developing market positioning, defining field enablement strategies, providing market-based feedback into Planview product development, and being an overall evangelist and thought leader for the Product Development market. Carrie began her career at Planview implementing Planview's portfolio management solutions and training clients around the world, specializing in large, international implementations. She then worked with Planview customers as a Product Line Manager, delivering solutions and features that extended the benefits of Planview Enterprise further into the world of product development. She has also been through Stage-Gate® training/certification and consults with other product development professionals on their Agile processes.

Prior to Planview, Carrie held various systems engineering positions with Emerson Process. She earned her Bachelor's degree from Truman State and occasionally escapes her home and favorite city of Austin, traveling to exotic destinations like Egypt, Zimbabwe, Malaysia, and Dubai.

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Leyna O'Quinn

Leyna O'Quinn is the marketing communication specialist at Planview where she supports new content development for all the markets Planview serves and is the manager and editor of the Planview blogs: The Product Pulse and Portfolio Perspectives. With more than six years of experience writing in the tech industry, Leyna is passionate about learning about new technology and developing content that evokes an emotional response with the audience while promoting brand awareness. Prior to Planview, Leyna was a product marketing manager at Movero Technology where she worked closely with product development and the design team to communicate new products with internal and external stakeholders. Leyna has also held positions in inside sales, training, technical writing, and online video production. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Business with a concentration in Marketing from the University of Phoenix and spends her free time practicing photography.

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Robert L. Read

Robert L. Read attended Rice University and the University of Texas, where he received a PhD in Computer Science. Rob was a Principle Engineer at Hire.com and is now a Director of Product Development at Planview. He is the inventor of two patents and is the author of the essay How to be a Programmer. Having served on the board of Esperanto USA, he speaks Esperanto fluently. He is very slowly attempting to construct a device to allow human-powered thunniform swimming.

Rob Reesor

Rob Reesor is Vice President of Product Development at Planview, where he is responsible for managing and growing the development team while delivering on the company's product roadmap. He brings more than 25 years of experience in all phases of the product lifecycle, including programming, product management, quality assurance, and project management.

Rob joined Planview from Austin Logistics, where he served as Vice President of Engineering, overseeing software development, quality assurance, documentation, IT, and customer support. Prior to Austin Logistics, Rob served as Director of Product Development at Hire.com and held several management-level engineering positions with TIBCO, IntelliCorp, and Virtual Vineyards. Rob holds both a BS and MS degree in Computer Science from the University of Oregon.

Linda Roach

Linda Roach brings 17 years of experience in product management, product marketing, and corporate marketing to her role as Vice President of Marketing for Planview. Upon joining the company in 2004, Linda led the launch of Planview Enterprise, repositioning the company from a single product to a highly successful multiple product line.

Prior to joining Planview, Linda held management positions at Pervasive Software, VTEL Corporation, and Kodak where she led go-to-market initiatives covering new products, product line expansion, and opening new market segments. Linda holds a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She has participated in Executive Education programs at the University of Michigan, Wharton School, and University of Texas at Austin.

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Pat Scherer

Pat Scherer brings over 25 years of experience leading corporate technology and business initiatives to her current role as Product Manager at Planview. Pat earned an MBA in Indusrial Management from the University of North Texas and Post-graduate Certificates in Computer Science from IBM and the University of Texas at Austin. She is a Certified Agile ScrumMaster (CSM) and mentor in the areas of Agile/Lean Product and Program Management.

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Patrick Tickle

Patrick Tickle is responsible for the company's Products organization and leads the Planview team that continues to deliver the most innovative portfolio management solutions to the marketplace. Patrick brings over 20 years of experience in product management, product development, and marketing across a wide range of technology solutions.

Prior to joining Planview, Patrick served as Vice President of Marketing and Product Management of ITM Software where he executed category development and product definition. He has also held a variety of product management and marketing positions at Terraspring, Inc. (an enterprise software company acquired by Sun Microsystems), MIPS, and Silicon Graphics. He has a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from the University of North Carolina.

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