Wednesday, December 01, 2004
Ray Simonson Joins Software Innovation
Toronto, Ontario - December 1, 2004 - Software Innovation today announced that Ray Simonson has joined the organization as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Ray brings a deep technology expertise in enterprise development with a proven serial entrepreneurial approach. Ray’s skills will complement the existing strengths of the management team in developing, managing and growing mid stage technology firms.
Ray is a seasoned CTO and entrepreneur with a 27-year of track record of success in mission critical enterprise technology. Most recently, Ray was Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of CheckFree i-Solutions from 2000 to 2004. From 1996 to 2000, as Chief Technology Officer, he co-founded Bluegill Technologies and assembled and led the development of the first XML-based internet billing application. The market success of this product led to the $250 million acquisition of Bluegill by CheckFree.
Prior to his experience with Bluegill and CheckFree, Ray was in a series of senior roles focused on delivering mission critical IT systems primarily in insurance-related financial services, with a deep expertise in enterprise content management and web application development.
“Ray brings a long-term commitment to SI and will be investing both time and capital into the organization,” says Randall Howard President & CEO. “In addition to rounding out the management team’s skill set, Ray’s industry leadership in developing and deploying mission critical enterprise software will fill a key need in executing the go-to-market at Software Innovation.”
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