Database Lifecycle Management

Whatever your need, IDERA has a solution.

IDERA understands that IT doesn’t run on the network – it runs on the data and databases that power your business. That’s why we design our products with the database as the nucleus of your IT universe.

Our database lifecycle management solutions allow database and IT professionals to design, monitor and manage data systems with complete confidence, whether in the cloud or on-premises.

We offer a diverse portfolio of free tools and educational resources to help you do more with less while giving you the knowledge to deliver even more than you did yesterday.

Whatever your need, IDERA has a solution.

Our People

If there’s one word that can describe the people at IDERA, it’s ‘passion.’ We’re passionate about simplifying your life, creating valuable tools that you rely on day in and day out, watching Star Wars, debating the lore of zombies, practicing ninja moves, and living long and prospering.

Most IDERA team members live in the Houston or Austin, Texas USA areas, while others are spread around the world. But no matter where we’re located, we stay connected to our users through our community and duck antics.

Want to join our team? Check out our open positions.

Our Head Ducks

IDERA's leadership team comes from a long line of industry know-how.

Randy Jacops

Randy Jacops
Chief Executive Officer

Randy brings 20 years of operational experience in enterprise technology to IDERA. Prior to IDERA, he founded an executive consulting firm that advised venture capital and private equity firms on operations and acquisition targets and worked as a venture partner for Valhalla Partners. Previously, he was President and CEO of Versata Enterprises, one of the largest privately owned software companies in the world, where he acquired over a dozen companies and restructured them to deliver growth and world-class profitability.  Earlier in his career, Randy was a partner at Deloitte Consulting and worked in finance at Ford Motor Company. 

Chris Smith

Chris Smith
Chief Operating Officer

Chris brings 23 years of operational experience in enterprise technology and product development to IDERA. Prior to IDERA, he worked for one of the largest healthcare companies in North America building a world class enterprise software division that in less then 2 years created over 8 products and generated 45+ software patents. Previously, he was COO of Versata Enterprises, one of the largest privately owned software companies in the world, where he managed operations for over a dozen acquired companies that delivered growth and world-class profitability. Earlier in his career, Chris was Sr Director of Software Development for Norand, one of the largest handheld computer manufacturing companies that later became Intermec.

Trey Chambers

Trey Chambers
Chief Financial Officer

Trey Chambers brings more than 20 years of financial management and technology industry experience to IDERA, as well as relevant public company experience. Prior to joining, Trey was CFO at CompassLearning, a leading provider of learning software solutions for the K-12 market. Prior to that, he held roles as vice president of operations and CFO at Reddwerks Corporation, CFO for the $2.6 billion Transportation and Standard Products segment and later chief audit officer for Freescale Semiconductor, vice president of finance at Metrowerks and in audit at PriceWaterhouse. Trey is a CPA and a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin with a BBA in accounting and a Bachelor of Arts in Plan II, a liberal arts honors program.

Heidi Farris

Heidi Farris
Chief Marketing Officer

As Chief Marketing Officer, Heidi brings more than 15 years of leadership experience in high-tech to IDERA, building award-winning marketing teams and leading go-to-market strategies that drive high velocity sales models. Prior to joining IDERA, Heidi was the head of marketing at Bloomfire and Gazzang. Heidi was also one of the original employees of SolarWinds, starting with the company in 2006 when the company’s headquarters were in Tulsa, OK. There, she led demand generation teams through the company’s IPO in 2009 and beyond.

Mark Berglund

Mark Berglund
Vice President, Sales

Mark brings more than 20 years sales leadership experience to IDERA with a focus on high velocity enterprise sales, consistently adding more than 1,000 new customers to the IDERA portfolio annually. Prior to IDERA, Mark led various sales teams at Quest Software during the pre-Dell acquisition years. Mark has a BA in Political Science from California State University of Long Beach.

Board of Directors

Steve Young →
Hythem

In addition to serving on the Board of Directors of IDERA as Chairman, Young co-founded HGGC with Rich Lawson and is a Managing Director of HGGC. Young’s professional football career spanned more than fifteen years in the NFL, primarily with the San Francisco 49ers, where he received numerous accolades, including Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl XXIX, Sports Illustrated and Sporting News' Player of the Year from 1992 - 1994 and the NFL's Most Valuable Player for 1992 and 1994. In 2005, Young was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the first left-handed quarterback to be so honored. When he retired, Young was the highest-rated quarterback in NFL history and has the distinction of being the only signal caller in league annals to win four consecutive NFL passing titles.

Young has also served as the corporate spokesperson for companies such as Nike, Visa, Sun Microsystems, Sprint, PowerBar and ICON Health & Fitness and has recently been profiled in a variety of publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Worth Magazine, Sports Illustrated, People, Inside Sports and GQ.

Rich Lawson →
CEO
Hythem

Lawson is the CEO of HGGC, a leading private equity firm with over $4.3 billion in cumulative capital commitments and oversees portfolio companies that employ more than 46,000 employees globally.

Lawson currently serves or has served as a director or chairman on the boards of HGGC’s portfolio companies, including Denodo, IDERA, etouches, Davies Group, Integrity, FPX, Selligent, Dealer-FX, Survey Sampling International, Serena Software, AutoAlert, MyWebGrocer, hybris Software, Innovative Interfaces and Sunquest Information Systems.

Prior to leading HGGC, Lawson established predecessor private equity funds Huntsman Gay Capital Partners in 2007 with industrialist Jon M. Huntsman and Robert C. Gay, as well as Sorenson Capital in 2002 with medical products pioneer James LeVoy Sorenson. Lawson also worked at Morgan Stanley in its mergers and acquisitions department and served as President and Chief Executive Officer of enterprise software company Found, Inc.

Neil White →
Hythem

White is a member of the Fund II and Fund III Investment Committees. He is active in the firm's Fund III investment in IDERA, the Fund II investments in Davies Group, Integrity, SSI, Dealer-FX, AutoAlert and Pearl, as well as the Fund I investments in iQor and Gee Holdings. In addition, White was an integral part of the firm's investor relations effort and significantly supported the firm's $1.33 billion Fund II fundraise that closed at its hard-cap in the first quarter of 2015.

Prior to joining HGGC, White was an Analyst in the Private Equity Group at Och-Ziff Capital Management, where he participated in all aspects of investment sourcing, analysis and execution, as well as portfolio company management. Previously, he worked at Bain Capital and the Boston Consulting Group, where he was an Associate.

Farouk Hussein →
Hythem

Hussein is active in the firm’s Fund III investments in Denodo and IDERA, the Fund II investments in etouches, FPX, Selligent, Dealer-FX and AutoAlert, as well as the Fund I investments in MyWebGrocer and Innovative. He previously was involved with the firm’s exited investments in Serena and hybris.

Prior to joining HGGC, Hussein was an Associate at JMI Equity, where he was responsible for analyzing and executing transactions in the enterprise software realm, with a focus on software-as-a-service (SaaS) and vertical market software. Previously, he worked as an Investment Banking Analyst in the technology group of Union Square Advisors.

Hythem El-Nazer →
Hythem

El-Nazer is a managing director for TA Associates and has 16 years of experience working with and investing in some of the leading technology and communications companies in the world. Since joining TA in 2004, he has been involved in more than 15 investments totaling more than $15 billion in enterprise value. These investments have been in North America, Europe, India and the Middle East. El-Nazer has deep domain expertise across both vertical and infrastructure software platforms. He has partnered with founders and management teams with an aim to accelerate organic growth and transform businesses through strategic acquisitions.

El-Nazer currently serves as a board member for IDERA, Gamma Technologies, MicroSeismic, Mitratech, PDI, and TEOCO. Previously, El-Nazer held positions at McKinsey & Company and Donaldson, Lukin & Jenrette.

Ashu Agrawal →
AA

Agrawal is a managing director for TA Associates and helps lead TA’s investments in technology and technology-enabled services companies in North America. He has been a technology private equity investor since 2001 and has been an active investor in a number of application, infrastructure, security, and vertical-market software and systems companies.

Agrawal currently serves as a board member for IDERA, Maintenance Connection, and Mitratech. Previously, Agrawal held positions at Francisco Partners and Goldman, Sachs & Co.

Randy Jacops →
Randy

Randy brings 20 years of operational experience in enterprise technology to Idera. Prior to Idera, he founded an executive consulting firm that advised venture capital and private equity firms on operations and acquisition targets and worked as a venture partner for Valhalla Partners. Previously, he was President and CEO of Versata Enterprises, one of the largest privately owned software companies in the world, where he acquired over a dozen companies and restructured them to deliver growth and world-class profitability. Earlier in his career, Randy was a partner at Deloitte Consulting and worked in finance at Ford Motor Company.

Kenny Van Zant →
Kenny

Kenny Van Zant leads the Business and Operations teams at Asana. He is the former Chief Product Officer for SolarWinds, helping pioneer the modern business model for selling software and SaaS to enterprises and SMBs. Previously, Kenny was EVP of Marketing for Motive, and the co-founder and COO of BroadJump. Kenny has a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Texas.