Alan comes to home-building from the high-tech industry where he developed a love for process management and quality. His many years experience running complex tech companies, combined with over a decade of building high-end luxury homes for his family along with numerous speculative homes has given him unique insights into how to build a quality home by utilizing operational expertise and process management to develop a building process that dramatically reduces problems and surprises by focusing on every little detail.
Alan’s most recent role was Chief Revenue Officer at Hortonworks until its’ merger with Cloudera in January, 2019. Both companies traded on the Nasdaq exchange. Prior to Hortonworks Alan was at HPE where he held the role of COO and SVP of Sales & Field Operations for Software. Early in his HPE tenure he led the management of the software portfolio including acquisitions, divestitures, operational efficiencies, and capital investment initiatives. He later picked up responsibility for global sales, channels, professional services, and customer support. Prior to HP, Alan served as the SVP, Sales and Marketing for Quest Software until its acquisition by Dell in September, 2012. After the acquisition Alan served as VP of Software Sales for Dell Software. Alan has also served as the CEO of GuardianEdge Technologies that was acquired by Symantec and as EVP of WW Sales and Field Operations at VMware. He started his career at IBM in sales followed by a number of management and executive assignments. He has also served on multiple venture funded private company boards during his career. Alan graduated with a BA in Computer Science from St. Edwards University in Austin, TX.