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Executive Team

Pamela Lopker

Pamela Lopker
President and Chairman of the Board

Pamela Lopker is Chairman of the Board and President of QAD. Lopker founded the company in 1979 and is responsible for shaping the vision and strategic direction of QAD, as well as directing the company’s global research and development efforts.

Lopker has long been recognized for her entrepreneurialism and leadership in the advancement in manufacturing software. In March 2001, Fortune magazine named Lopker a "Hero of U.S. Manufacturing." She has been profiled four times by Forbes magazine and numbers among Manufacturing Systems’ “Legends of Manufacturing,” as well as START magazine’s manufacturing industry visionaries. She received Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year award for the Greater Los Angeles area in 1996. 

Lopker earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) by the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS).

Karl Lopker

Karl Lopker
Chief Executive Officer

Karl Lopker is Chief Executive Officer of QAD. Lopker oversees all aspects of QAD’s business, and is responsible for the company’s operations, including QAD’s expansion into new markets and the development of a strong regional and industry-specific focus.

Lopker draws on expertise and insight gained from his tenure as president of Deckers Outdoor Corporation (NMS: DECK), which he founded in 1973. After he joined QAD in 1981, Lopker continued to hold a board of directors' position with Deckers, now a multimillion-dollar company including Teva, Simple and Ugg footwear brands.

Lopker serves on the Board of Directors for QAD. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Lopker also is certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) at the Fellow level from the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS)

Kara Bellamy
Senior Vice President, Controller & Chief Accounting Officer

Kara Bellamy is Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of QAD. She joined QAD as Assistant Corporate Controller in July 2004 after working for Somera Communications, Inc. as its Corporate Controller.

Bellamy began her career at the public accounting firm of Ernst & Young. She is a Certified Public Accountant and received a bachelor of arts degree in business economics with an accounting emphasis from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Edward A. Boclair

Edward A. Boclair
Senior Vice President, North America

Edward A. Boclair is Senior Vice President, North America. He is responsible for expanding the company's leadership in North America and ensuring that QAD's customers receive the highest level of service and value from QAD and QAD's business partners.

Boclair joined QAD in 2000 and has served as U.S. Regional Sales Manager, Vice President Sales and Marketing Precision Software, a Division of QAD, and President of Precision Software, a Division of QAD. Prior to joining QAD, Boclair was Senior Manager Information Technology - Manufacturing and Quality Assurance for Alcon Labs and a IT Project Manager at General Dynamics supporting manufacturing operations.

Boclair has a Masters of Business Administration from Texas Christian University, a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a BBA in Management from Mississippi State University.

Anton Chilton

Anton Chilton
Senior Vice President, Global Services

Anton Chilton is Senior Vice President, Global Services of QAD, a position held since December 2008. Prior to this, Chilton served as Managing Director, QAD Australia from 2006 to 2008 and Services Director, QAD Asia Pacific from 2004 to 2006. 

Before joining QAD in 2004, Chilton held senior roles in global systems integration companies, including Atos Origin and Cap Gemini for over 12 years. He has extensive experience in Asia, Africa and Europe, has managed business consulting and global account management teams and has built an extensive knowledge of the design and delivery of high value software and outsourcing solutions. Prior to his experience in the consulting world, Chilton worked for six years at British Steel, designing software and infrastructure solutions to support the business. Before this he served in the British Royal Navy's Submarine Service.

Charlie Eggerding

Charlie Eggerding
Vice President, QAD Enterprise Cloud

Charlie Eggerding is Vice President responsible for market development for the QAD Enterprise Cloud. In this role he is responsible for the global roll out of strategies supporting all facets of the QAD Enterprise Cloud.

Eggerding joined QAD in 1993 launching the successful global automotive practice, which he led from 1993 to 2000. From 2000 to 2007 Eggerding held executive positions at several SaaS and hosting vendors including Corio ,Covisint and Lean Logistics. Eggerding rejoined QAD in 2007 to assist in the development of QAD's new Cloud business and develop the SaaS line of business.

Eggerding has considerable experience gained working with venture capital firms developing cloud strategies for companies in their portfolios. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and is certified in Production and Inventory Management by APICS.

Chris Hageman

Chris Hageman
Senior Vice President, Global Customer Support

Chris Hageman is Senior Vice President, Global Customer Support of QAD. Hageman oversees worldwide customer support operations including help desk and quality-related functions. His tenure at QAD includes roles as U.S. regional sales manager and vertical manager, Life Sciences in QAD Singapore.

Earlier in his career, Hageman held sales leadership and accounting systems management positions at ISS Healthcare and Vanguard Securities, respectively.

Hageman has a Bachelor of Science in management from St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, Penn.

Paul Henderson

Paul Henderson
Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific

Paul Henderson is Senior Vice President, QAD Asia Pacific. At the helm of regional sales and business development, he is responsible for ensuring QAD customers receive superior solutions and support in the Asia Pacific region.

Henderson joined QAD in 1998 to oversee QAD operations in Australia and New Zealand, following a decade at SSA that culminated in management of the enterprise resource planning software vendor’s South Asia business. Henderson also worked in sales at IBM, and in industrial relations at Australian steel manufacturer Tubemakers (now OneSteel).

Paul has a Bachelor of Commerce degree with an emphasis on industrial relations, from the University of Newcastle. He is certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) by the American/Australian Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS).

Bill Keese
Senior Vice President, Research & Development

Bill Keese has 26 years of experience in the software industry. He is currently Senior Vice President of QAD Research & Development, directly reporting to QAD president Pam Lopker. Keese is a member of the QAD Strategic Steering Committee, setting the future product direction for QAD, and working closely with the QAD R&D organization and development process.

Keese has been at QAD for 13 years, holding various roles within the R&D and product management organizations. Prior to joining QAD, he spent 15 years developing business applications specializing in financial, procurement and material planning. He holds a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Management Information Systems.

Daniel Lender

Daniel Lender
Chief Financial Officer

Daniel Lender was reappointed Chief Financial Officer in October 2008. He served as QAD's CFO from July 2003 to September 2008. Prior to that, he was QAD's Vice President of Global Sales Operations and Vice President of Latin America. 

Lender initially joined QAD in 1998 as Treasurer, following a nine-year tenure with the former Republic National Bank of New York in various executive roles. 

He earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science degree in applied economics and business management from Cornell University.

Carter Lloyds
Chief Marketing Officer

Carter Lloyds is the Chief Marketing Officer for QAD. He is responsible for overseeing Marketing and Sales Operations, Market Research, Marketing Communications, Web Marketing, Customer Research, Analytics, Pricing and Events, particularly developing initiatives that drive customer value.

Prior to joining QAD, Lloyds spent 10 years consulting, teaching and researching business strategy. Carter holds a B.S. in accounting and a Ph.D. in Business Strategy from the University of Southern California.

John Neale

John Neale
Senior Vice President and Treasurer

John Neale is Senior Vice President of Finance and Treasurer of QAD. Neale has served in this role since 2007 after initially joining QAD in 2005 as the Director of Finance for the Asia Pacific region including the emerging economies of China and India.

Prior to joining QAD, Neale served in various Asia Pacific financial leadership roles with leading US headquartered software developers and distributors including BMC Software and the former E.piphany.

He earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business in 2012. Neale also holds a Bachelor of Economics from Sydney University, a Master of Business from the University of Technology, Sydney and is a Certified Practicing Accountant with the Australian Society of CPAs.

Leif Peterson

Leif Petersen
Chief Information Officer

Leif Petersen Chief Information Officer of QAD. He oversees the company’s business systems and provides guidance and direction to support QAD’s information technology architecture.

Petersen has served as Chief Technology Officer of QAD Business Systems and as director of Global Technical Services within the company’s research and development organization. He joined QAD in 1995 with responsibility for product development and the genesis of technical services that are now part of QAD Global Services capabilities.

Before joining QAD, Petersen held posts in the telecommunications industry including director of information technology for Worldcom, where he supported expansion of the company’s IT operations concurrent with Worldcom’s growth from $200 million to $2.3 billion over five years.

Petersen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from the University California, Santa Barbara.

Eugenio Riveroll

Eugenio Riveroll
Senior Vice President, Latin America

Eugenio Riveroll is Senior Vice President, QAD Latin America. Riveroll joined the QAD team in 1991 as a distributor for QAD Mexico. He has also served as the Country Manager for QAD Mexico and Regional Director for the same region.

Prior to QAD, Riveroll worked for Arthur Andersen Consulting for eight years. He holds a CPA Bachelor’s degree from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico.

Kaye Swanson

Kaye Swanson
Chief People Officer

Kaye Swanson is Chief People Officer of QAD. Kaye oversees programs to develop people's skills, improve performance and create an enabling QAD culture. She is responsible for the full spectrum of human resources functions, from training, executive development and recruiting to succession planning, human capital strategy, culture change and regulatory issues.

Before joining QAD in 1998, Swanson's career included various positions in human resources at LG Electronics, Armstrong Burroughs, Health Insurance Commission and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

Swanson received a bachelor's degree in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations from Charles Sturt University as well as a master's degree in Organizational Coaching from University of Sydney.

Jean-Claude Walravens

Jean-Claude Walravens
Senior Vice President, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Jean-Claude Walravens is Senior Vice President, QAD Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). He leads QAD operations including delivery of quality solutions and support and managing growth in Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, South Africa, Spain, Turkey and the United Kingdom. He also oversees a broad network of QAD distributors and resellers across EMEA.

Walravens previously served as President, EMEA of Manugistics, and held senior regional management posts at Numetrix, Computer Sciences Corporation and Thorn Software.

Walravens graduated from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) with a degree in civil engineering, and earned his Executive MBA at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.

Tony Winter

Tony J. Winter
Chief Technology Officer

Tony J.Winter is Chief Technology Officer for QAD, responsible for driving the company’s long-term technology, architecture and product release strategies. Winter oversees a global Research & Development team, manages all technical relationships with QAD global partners, and innovates on QAD’s key technology initiatives, including its mobile computing and QAD On Demand.

Winter joined QAD in 1999, holding several key roles in Global Services and QAD R&D, including creating the Release Foundation Group and earning QAD’s highest technology honor, the Distinguished Engineer, for his U.S. and international patent for technology used in services-oriented architecture (S0A).

As a specialist in enterprise application architecture and enabling technologies, Winter has more than 15 years software R&D experience. He holds s a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Physics and Computer Science from Staffordshire University in the United Kingdom.

QAD at-a-Glance
Founded: 1979
Revenue: US $266M (FY14)
Employees: 1,595
Headquarters: Santa Barbara, CA, USA
Licensed Sites: 6,400+
Industries: Automotive
Consumer Products
Food & Beverage
High Tech
Industrial Products
Life Science

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