Prevedere’s ability to provide award-winning solutions would not be possible without the strong management and technical expertise of our diverse leadership team. From our executive management to our investors, below are the individuals and companies that continue to shape the direction of our company.


Rich Wagner
Rich WagnerCEO & President
Rich Wagner brings 15 years leadership from big 4 consulting and Fortune 500. He worked with C-level executives on major corporate initiatives including preparing due diligence on dozens of multi-billion dollar mergers, acquisitions and corporate projects. Rich has experience in a variety of industries including manufacturing, consumer goods and retail. Rich is a Veteran and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from The Ohio State University and a Master of Business Administration.
Matt Baer
Matt BaerVP, Sales
Matt Baer has over 20 years’ experience in the in SaaS software sales and marketing with specific focus on BI and Analytics. As vice president of sales, Matt has played an integral role in building the Prevedere sales team from the ground up. He brings an intense, results driven attitude to the organization he leads. Before joining the executive team Matt has been credited with being a key contributor at SumTotal, Lithium and Adobe
Jason Kerns
Jason Kerns CTO
Jason is a seasoned application architect, designer and developer. Jason has over 14 years experience in software from leading companies including Avanade. Jason has served as Senior Enterprise Developer, Senior Consultant, and Lead Enterprise Architect over his technical career. Jason holds a CSE, Computer Engineering degree from The Ohio State University.
Pawan Murthy
Pawan MurthySr. Director, Marketing
Pawan has over 14 years of experience in marketing strategy, product development, creative direction and launching companies and business units. Prior to Prevedere, Pawan was General Manager of Online Business for BMW Financial Services, responsible for seeking and implementing the latest digital strategies to improve customer communication and loyalty. He is a published author and professional speaker. Pawan received his B.S. in Biology from The Ohio State University.
Derek Smith
Derek SmithVP, Services
Derek spent fourteen years with DemandTec in various sales and marketing roles. Most recently, Derek was IBM’s Vice President of DemandTec Sales for Asia Pacific and Japan. Derek introduced the DemandTec solutions to this emerging market, hiring and leading a team of nine sales professionals. Derek received his undergraduate degree in Business Economics from Miami University in Ohio and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
Chris Wheeler
Chris WheelerDirector, Partnerships & Alliances
Chris has close to 20 years of experience in the technology industry, including international experience of doing market development in Africa and the Asia Pacific regions. Prior to Prevedere, he was Director of Partnerships and Alliances for Social Solutions heading up their efforts to grow and support a global partner ecosystem. Chris received his Bachelors in Accounting from Capital University and an MBA from The Ohio State University.

Board Members

Dan FishbackExecutive Chairman
Prevedere, Inc.
Promod HaqueSr. Managing Partner
Norwest Venture Partners
Leo De Luna Managing Partner
Microsoft Ventures
Don FowlerExecutive and Advisor
Pete ThomasManaging Director
PointGuard Ventures
Krish PanuManaging Director
PointGuard Ventures
Ken ColemanChairman
Saama Technologies
Rich WagnerFounder & CEO
Prevedere, Inc.



Joseph H. Ellis
Mr. Joseph H. Ellis served as Limited Partner of Goldman Sachs from 1994 to May 1999 and its General Partner from 1986 to 1994. Mr. Ellis served as Senior Retail-Industry Analyst of Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Research Division from 1970 to 1994, and was ranked as the US Leading Retail Analyst for 18 consecutive years. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs in 1970, he served as Vice President and Investment Analyst of The Bank of New York. He founded Blue Tulip LLC and has been its Chairman since December 2001. He has been an Advisory Director of Goldman, Sachs & Co. since May 1999. Mr. Ellis is the author of “Ahead of the Curve: A Commonsense Guide to Forecasting Business and Market Cycles”
Chris LaBruna
Mr. Chris LaBruna is responsible for leading all aspects of Saama’s Global Sales function. He has been leading high performance field organizations for over 20 years. Before joining Saama, Mr. LaBruna was at Oracle for seven years, where he led the Enterprise Performance Management field organization in the Western U.S. to consistent and predictable year over year growth. Prior to that, he joined Hyperion Solutions in 2003, where he was responsible for the Western U.S. and Latin America. Previous to Hyperion, Mr. LaBruna held leadership positions at Business Objects and IBM. Mr. LaBruna holds a BA from New York University and an MS from Columbia University.
Kevin McGuire
Mr. Kevin W. McGuire is Executive Vice President, Asia Infrastructure for Momentive. In his previous role Mr. McGuire served as an Executive Vice President of Business Processes & Information Technology at Momentive Performance Materials Worldwide Inc. and Momentive Performance Materials USA, Inc. since October 1, 2010. Mr. McGuire has been an Executive Vice President of Business Processes & Information Technology of Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. (formerly, Hexion CI Holding Co (China) LLC) since June 1, 2005 and Momentive Performance Materials Inc. since October 1, 2010. Mr. McGuire is a graduate of the US Naval Academy and The Catholic University of America.
Jack Noonan
Mr. Jack Noonan served as the Chief Executive Officer and President at SPSS Inc., since January 1992. Mr. Noonan served as the President and Chief Executive Officer at Microrim Corp. from 1990 to December 1991. He served as the Vice President of the Product Group of Candle Corp. from 1985 to 1990. He joined Candle Corp. in 1985 as the Vice President of Technical Services, its engineering and support services division. Mr. Noonan served as Vice President of Product Group, overseeing marketing, product development, planning, and delivery. Mr. Noonan has over 30 years of experience in several key areas of the computer industry. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Engineering from the Rockford School of Business and Engineering.
John Rizzo
Mr. John Rizzo brings over 35 years of experience helping successful technology companies through startup phase, product launches, branding and marketing, and acquisition. Mr. Rizzo is currently EVP, Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Customer Officer at SolarWinds. Prior to that, Mr. Rizzo was CMO of Jive Software leading strategy, outreach, and creative direction. Before this role, Mr. Rizzo was VP of Global Market Planning and Programs at Oracle and CEO of Cahoots/Informative (a social networking and customer intelligence SaaS company). Mr. Rizzo received a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Computer Science, and Biology from Stanford University.
Michael Schuler
Mr. Michael C. Schuler is Vice President of Corporate Development for Momentive. Prior to Momentive, Mr. Schuler was a Principal of Stonehenge Partners. He is responsible for structuring, performing due diligence, originating, monitoring and exiting Stonehenge Opportunity Fund investments. Prior to joining Stonehenge Partners, Mr. Schuler served as an Assistant Vice President in the Merchant Banking Group of Banc One Capital Partners focused primarily on structuring and performing due diligence on corporate mezzanine and equity investments. Mr. Schuler received a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Butler University and is working towards an MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.