What is Ridgeline?

Ridgeline is the industry cloud platform for investment management. Learn more about our organization, who we serve, and what matters to us below.

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Ridgeline Leadership

Executives

Ridgeline is fortunate to be led by visionaries who have spent their careers applying technology, creativity, and passion to solve difficult problems for business professionals.

Dave Duffield
Dave Duffield
Founder and CEO
Dave Duffield
Dave’s distinguished career in business software spans more than five decades. He has founded or co-founded six enterprise software companies, including the world-class public companies PeopleSoft and Workday. Each delivered software and technology ahead of its time to benefit businesses and institutions across the globe. Dave was an early adopter of core values and the belief that happy employees lead to happy customers.
Chris McClain
President
Chris McClain
As president of Ridgeline, Chris is responsible for overall operations and business activities for the company. He brings 25+ years of experience in enterprise sales and operations leadership to Ridgeline, and he believes that hiring the best, earning a customer’s trust, and having a positive outlook are the top three keys to success in building a “built-to-last” company. Chris has held senior positions at Oracle, PeopleSoft, SAP, and DocuSign.
Jack Lynch
Head of Strategy
Jack Lynch
Jack brings deep knowledge of enterprise technology to his strategy leadership role at Ridgeline. A student of disruptive technologies, Jack motivates Ridgeline with his energy, optimism, and personal investment in people, teams, and relationships. Prior to Ridgeline, Jack led a global products and solutions team specializing in industry-specific solutions at IBM Watson.
Danny Johnson
Head of Products &
Engineering
Danny Johnson
Danny brings to our company more than 25 years of building innovative software solutions and leading motivated engineering teams. Early in his career, he managed the Treasury and Cash Management development teams at both PeopleSoft and Oracle. At Workday, he was responsible for the Workday Financials and Workday Student product suites. At Ridgeline, Danny is a champion for a team-first company culture.
Dave Blair
VP of Product Management
Dave Blair
Dave has 27 years of experience in the investment management software with SS&C Advent, where he held various roles, including leading multiple product development teams. As Ridgeline’s Vice President of Product Management, Dave brings a deep understanding of cloud technologies and the investment management market to Ridgeline.
Silvia Johnson
Chief Human Resources Officer
Silvia Johnson
Silvia has led Human Resources functions for a variety of technology companies from pre-IPO startups to Fortune 500 organizations. In her tenure, she has been a progressive and transformative influence on the employee life cycle; leadership development; and diversity, equity and inclusion. At Ridgeline, Silvia leads the People team as they work to attract, retain, and develop world-class talent in service of Ridgeline's goals.
Sean O’Connell
General Counsel
Sean O’Connell
Sean has more than two decades of experience as a strategic legal executive for industry-leading companies, including Workday and PeopleSoft. Having worked extensively to establish relationships with enterprise customers in the era of modern cloud computing, Sean has a deep understanding of matters that are increasingly important to Ridgeline customers, including issues surrounding security and privacy.

Leaders From the Industry

Ridgeline continues to attract accomplished leaders across financial services and technology who are energized by the opportunity to build a new future for the investment management industry.

Mike Barrameda
Chief Architect
Mike Barrameda
As Ridgeline’s chief architect, Mike leads technology for Ridgeline products and architecture. A Cornell Engineering grad, his background includes 9+ years of experience designing and developing enterprise solutions at Workday and JPMorganChase.
Alex Benke
VP of Product Management
Alex Benke
Alex leads Product Management across Ridgeline. During the previous 17 years, he held leadership positions at Betterment and JPMorgan Chase. He is also a Certified Financial Planner, a fintech mentor, and a leader who is passionate about technology, efficiency, and automation.
Erik Brockman
VP of Platform
Erik Brockman
Erik leads the development of Ridgeline’s enterprise platform. He previously oversaw Ridgeline’s User Interface Engineering team and joined Ridgeline from Workday, where he spent over a decade leading application development. Erik has a dual degree in Computer Engineering and Biomedical Engineering from California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo.
Chris Flynn
VP of Product Strategy
Chris Flynn
A 27-year veteran in fintech, Chris has led product management organizations at Advent Software, LatentZero, and MyVest, and professional services at InvestCloud. At Ridgeline, Chris leads strategy for trading and order management solutions and approaches his work with an eye for creativity and innovation.
Jeremy Hittle
Chief Security Officer
Jeremy Hittle
As Ridgeline’s chief security officer, Jeremy is responsible for building and overseeing all security, compliance, and IT programs and needs at Ridgeline. His 20 years of IT, security, fraud, and compliance experience in both the consumer and enterprise spaces have given him a unique vision that helps Ridgeline place security and privacy at the center of our product, technology, and engineering choices. Jeremy also served as the chief security officer and vice president of Security at Workday before joining Ridgeline.
Susan Koo
VP of Engineering
Susan Koo
Susan brings a passion for building high-performing products and teams to her role as vice president of Product Engineering at Ridgeline. After graduating with a degree in chemistry from Harvard, Susan has spent most of her career managing enterprise software in the Fintech industry, with previous leadership roles at SS&C Advent and Esurance.
Larry Lord
VP of Professional Services
Larry Lord
For Larry, establishing collaborative, long-term partnerships with customers and solving complex business problems is the cornerstone of a successful Professional Services team, which Larry is building from the ground up at Ridgeline. He has managed consulting teams at technology and service providers for more than 15 years, and he brings a passion for motivating services teams and hands-on leadership to our company.
Jenny Molinelli
VP of Operations
Jenny Molinelli
Jenny directs Ridgeline’s Product Management Office, which manages operations for Products & Engineering, technical documentation, and customer support. As a former director at Facebook, Jenny led the organization responsible for workforce operations and learning programs for all technical teams. Her background also includes program management and customer service experience from nearly three years at Dell.
Brian Stone
Head of Product Strategy
Brian Stone
Brian brings close to three decades of experience building industry-specific cloud software and go-to-market teams to his role as head of product strategy for Ridgeline. Prior to joining Ridgeline, Brian worked mainly in the CRM and customer experience industries having co-founded both Vlocity, Inc., (now Salesforce Industries) and BankSight, Inc., (sold to Bottomline Technologies) after helping to grow Siebel Systems.
Conrad Voorsanger
VP of Partnerships
Conrad Voorsanger
Conrad brings extensive experience in developing, marketing, and selling enterprise software as an executive at places like McKinsey & Company and SAP. An innovator with expertise in strategy, partnerships and alliances, and corporate development, Conrad earned degrees from Stanford and UC-Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, where he also serves as a lecturer.
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