Chris brings over 18 years of experience in both private and public companies building out new markets and business models for enterprise middleware. Chris was most recently the Senior Vice President of Marketing at Aeris Communications, where he was responsible for marketing, alliances, and services. Previously Chris led the new ventures and strategic alliances team at Platform Computing, the leading middleware company in enterprise grid and cloud computing. Chris has also held various senior executive level positions across marketing, product management, strategy, and alliances functions at GoldenGate Software (acquired by Oracle), Network Inference (acquired by WebMethods), and Aspect Communications. Chris also served as Director of Product Management at Oracle, where he led the initial market strategy and launch of Oracle's application server product division.