Leadership

Founded by leaders from the Business Intelligence industry, Visier’s Executive team has senior executive experience in business and technology positions at companies including SAP, Business Objects, Crystal Decisions, and Oracle.

John Schwarz
Chief Executive Officer and Founder

Ryan Wong
Chief Technology Officer and Founder

Dave Weisbeck
Chief Strategy Officer

Steve Bamberger
Chief Revenue Officer

Adam Binnie
Chief Product Officer
John Schwarz Chief Executive Officer and Founder

Visier’s co-founder and CEO, John Schwarz brings to the Visier Board over forty years of business and IT experience. With over forty years experience in Information Technology, John Schwarz has previously successfully acted as CEO for Business Objects, now part of SAP. During his tenure, Business Objects doubled its revenue to more than $1.5 billion, improved profitability, and executed seven strategic acquisitions. After SAP’s acquisition of Business Objects, John oversaw a dramatic continuing expansion of its business as a member of the SAP Executive Board. Prior to Business Objects, John held senior executive positions at Symantec and IBM. John is a director on the Boards of Teradata, Synopsys, and Avast, and is a former board member of SuccessFactors and Verity. John is also a member of the Dalhousie University Advisory Board.

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Ryan Wong Chief Technology Officer and Founder

Visier’s co-founder and CTO, Ryan Wong is known for his industry-leading technology expertise and business acumen. With more than twenty years of Enterprise Software knowledge and expertise, Ryan Wong has pioneered some of the Business Intelligence industry’s leading technologies and products. At Visier, he oversees the Technology and Product Development, as well as the company’s day-to-day business operations. Prior to Visier, Ryan held senior engineering roles at Business Objects and, after their acquisition by SAP, was the Vice President of Engineering for the SAP Business Objects BI platform and tools. Ryan joined Business Objects from Crystal Decisions, where he was the original author and the Chief Software Architect for the Crystal Enterprise platform.

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Dave Weisbeck Chief Strategy Officer

A seasoned software executive, Dave Weisbeck’s experience ranges from building development teams to growing multi-billion dollar businesses as a General Manager. With twenty years in the information management and analytics industry, Dave’s prior roles include developing Crystal Decisions and Business Objects products and product strategy. Most recently Dave was the Senior Vice President and General Manager responsible for Business Intelligence, Enterprise Information Management, and Data Warehousing at SAP. Dave holds a position on the HR.com Advisory Board.

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Steve Bamberger Chief Revenue Officer

A more than twenty-four year enterprise software veteran, Steve Bamberger was most recently Chief Operating Officer at Netformx, where he tripled the company’s growth rate while achieving 95 percent subscriber renewal. Prior to Netformx, Steve served as Vice President of North America for Oracle Communications, where he delivered a $200 million impact on Oracle’s revenues and doubled the number of million-dollar deals. Steve began his career at Accenture and has spent the last seventeen years in Silicon Valley.

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Adam Binnie Chief Product Officer

Adam Binnie’s passion is creating new products for customers that leverage analytics to transform how they do business. Adam is an analytics software veteran with more than twenty years experience, and has created wholly new analytics software and solutions for organization like SAP, Business Objects, and Crystal Decisions. His experience ranges from leading development, to developing alliances, to general management. Most recently Adam was Senior Vice President of Development for the “Internet of Things” at SAP. Prior to that he was General Manager for Business Intelligence at SAP.

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The Visier leadership team includes the tech industry’s top innovators, developers, and marketers.

Mary Beth Wilding
Sales, Western US

Ryan Licari
Sales, Eastern US

Ju Wu
Engineering
Josie Sutcliffe Marketing

Josie Sutcliffe has over fifteen years of technology Marketing, Product Management, and Business Development experience. As the founder and former President of the Vancouver Product Management Association (now part of the British Columbia Technology Industry Association), Josie roots her career in product management, with a specialty in thought leadership and market education marketing for start ups with disruptive technology solutions. Prior to Visier, Josie was Vice President of Marketing at a 3D simulation technology emerging growth company, before which she held product management positions at a training technology company acquired by Saba.

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Mary Beth Wilding Sales, Western US

With over twenty years of Enterprise software sales experience, Mary Beth Wilding has focused in recent years on the complex transformation of HR. Mary Beth specializes in helping HR organizations shift to become more strategic and impactful by driving business results. Most recently, Mary Beth served as Vice President of Sales for Strategic Industries at SAP/SuccessFactors. During her tenure she led multiple teams across the Western United States, driving significant revenue. Prior to SAP/SuccessFactors, Mary Beth worked for SkillSoft and Oracle.

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Ryan Licari Sales, Eastern US

Ryan Licari has more than twenty years of experience building world class sales organizations that help Fortune 1000 companies become more productive and profitable through Enterprise Software Solutions. Before Visier, Ryan served as Director of Sales for Oracle where he delivered significant new business in strategic markets. Ryan has extensive experience in Business Support and Analytical systems working for companies such as Accenture, SAP/Sybase, and Neustar.

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Susan McGovern Solutions

Susan McGovern has over fifteen years of experience in HR and Sales roles, with a special focus on Education and HR technology. Throughout her career Susan has been passionate about helping HR professionals leverage technology to drive business impact within their organizations, translating to millions of dollars in bottom line savings. At Visier, Susan oversees pre-sales solution consulting, sales enablement, and sales operations. She enjoys building and scaling teams, and strives to create an environment that fosters teamwork and world-class talent. Prior to Visier, Susan worked at PeopleSoft, SkillSoft, and most recently SAP/ SuccessFactors.

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Ju Wu Engineering

Ju Wu has over twenty years experience in analytics, and was one of the original creators and developers of the industry-changing product Crystal Reports at Crystal Decisions. Ju has been critical in the creation of leading edge products at Business Objects, SAP, and now Visier. Prior to joining Visier Ju was Vice President of Development for Cloud Analytics and Social Solutions at SAP. Ju is a big believer in happy coding.

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Founders
Founded in 2010, Visier is re-imagining Business Intelligence. Today Visier is proud to be a leading innovator, already included among the top HR solution provider brands.

John Schwarz
Chief Executive Officer and Founder

Ryan Wong
Chief Technology Officer and Founder

Jan Schwarz
Business Development and Founder

Brett Schwarz
General Counsel and Founder
John Schwarz Chief Executive Officer and Founder

Visier’s co-founder and CEO, John Schwarz brings to the Visier Board over forty years of business and IT experience. With over forty years experience in Information Technology, John Schwarz has previously successfully acted as CEO for Business Objects, now part of SAP. During his tenure, Business Objects doubled its revenue to more than $1.5 billion, improved profitability, and executed seven strategic acquisitions. After SAP’s acquisition of Business Objects, John oversaw a dramatic continuing expansion of its business as a member of the SAP Executive Board. Prior to Business Objects, John held senior executive positions at Symantec and IBM. John is a director on the Boards of Teradata, Synopsys, and Avast, and is a former board member of SuccessFactors and Verity. John is also a member of the Dalhousie University Advisory Board.

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Ryan Wong Chief Technology Officer and Founder

Visier’s co-founder and CTO, Ryan Wong is known for his industry-leading technology expertise and business acumen. With more than twenty years of Enterprise Software knowledge and expertise, Ryan Wong has pioneered some of the Business Intelligence industry’s leading technologies and products. At Visier, he oversees the Technology and Product Development, as well as the company’s day-to-day business operations. Prior to Visier, Ryan held senior engineering roles at Business Objects and, after their acquisition by SAP, was the Vice President of Engineering for the SAP Business Objects BI platform and tools. Ryan joined Business Objects from Crystal Decisions, where he was the original author and the Chief Software Architect for the Crystal Enterprise platform.

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Jan Schwarz Business Development and Founder

With more than fifteen years of experience in business, sales, and software technologies, Jan has led teams in both start-up and large enterprise environments. Prior to Visier, Jan founded a company that developed small business office software, and grew that company to a top ten highest grossing software product in Australian/New Zealand. Jan has also started and managed businesses based on AJAX web application technologies, marketing and publishing, desktop and server hardware, and e-retailing. Jan began his career at IBM, and over eight years held roles in OS development, emerging voice and video technologies, research, and automotive technologies, including four years as a sales manager serving IBM’s large finance and technology customers.

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Brett Schwarz General Counsel and Founder

Brett Schwarz has more than twelve years of experience as an attorney in the fields of licensing, intellectual property, and corporate law. Prior to Visier, Brett was Corporate Counsel at VMware, where he was responsible for software licensing, including negotiating commercial agreements, advising on strategic acquisitions, managing open source compliance and contributions, and helping launch VMware’s mobile virtualization platform business. Brett has a particular interest in the field of information privacy and its impact on the development and proliferation of computing technologies.

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