Ridgeline Names Dave Blair Co-CEO; Expands Executive Leadership Team

Ridgeline is pleased to announce two changes to our leadership team.

Ridgeline Staff Writers
January 30, 2024

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev., Sept. 5, 2023 -- Ridgeline announced today that Dave Blair has been named co-CEO, partnering with Ridgeline founder and CEO Dave Duffield to guide the strategy, growth, and culture of the company. Additionally, the company has expanded its executive leadership team, with Mike Duffield joining as vice president of Sales and Marketing.

Blair has been with Ridgeline for over three years in product and strategy leadership positions. He has also served as the company's president for the past 14 months. Previously, he held leadership roles at SS&C Advent software for nearly 28 years.

Mike Duffield comes to Ridgeline from Alchemy, a Workday consulting services partner that he founded and led as CEO for the past seven years. He started his career at PeopleSoft, where he helped roll out their Higher Education Campus Solutions product line. When his father Dave Duffield started Workday, Mike joined as the company's vice president of Global Sales. He later launched Workday's Education & Government industry solution.

"These key leadership appointments are designed to set Ridgeline up for the next decade," says Ridgeline founder and now co-CEO Dave Duffield. "Dave Blair has the engineering mindset and a vision for the future of investment management software that our company needs to continue developing innovative solutions. And my son Mike is one of the best early-stage sales leaders in the software business. Their experience delivering industry solutions is essential to Ridgeline's mission, and I appreciate that both have stepped in to guide Ridgeline into our next phase of growth."

Ridgeline is a cloud-native, enterprise platform for the investment management industry. The company is rapidly bringing new customers into production. For the remainder of 2023 and into 2024, Ridgeline will be expanding the team, platform, and feature sets to onboard new customers and enable significant growth.

About Ridgeline

Ridgeline is the industry cloud platform for investment management. It was founded in 2017 by visionary entrepreneur Dave Duffield (co-founder of both PeopleSoft and Workday) to address the unique technology challenges of an industry in need of new thinking. We are building a modern platform in the public cloud, purpose-built for the investment management industry to empower business like never before. With a growing campus in Reno, and offices in New York, Lake Tahoe, and the Bay Area, Ridgeline is proud to have built a fast-growing, people-first company that has been recognized by Fast Company as a "Best Workplace for Innovators," by LinkedIn as a "Top U.S. Startup," and by The Software Report as a "Top 100 Software Company."