JoMei Chang, Ph.D.
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Dr. JoMei Chang is widely recognized as a leading entrepreneur and inventor. Dr. Chang has been profiled in many major publications, including being named as a leading CEO by Fortune magazine and Entrepreneur of the Year by BusinessWeek.
With over 30 years of experience, Dr. Chang is credited with inventing and patenting the first reliable multicast protocol, co-founding Teknekron Software Systems (now TIBCO Software), and constructing the first digital Trader Workstation (which revolutionized Wall Street).
In 1994, Dr. Chang co-founded Vitria Technology to help solve one of the most daunting problems facing corporate CIO’s today — integrating disparate IT systems. Boasting some of the largest names in telecommunications, health care, manufacturing, and insurance as clients, Vitria has become a major force in the global BPM marketplace.
Dr. Chang has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan as well as a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering on Database Management Systems from Purdue University.
Dale Skeen, Ph.D.
Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer
Dr. Dale Skeen co-founded Vitria with Dr. JoMei Chang in 1994 and oversees the technology direction of the company. Dr. Skeen is credited with inventing distributed publish-subscribe communication, with over a dozen patents in this and other related technologies. Dr. Skeen has more than 20 years of experience designing and implementing large-scale computing systems in the areas of distributed computing and database systems. Dr. Skeen is the recognized industry visionary for creating and developing Business Process Integration and Real-Time Business Process Analysis, two of the innovative foundations for Vitria’s solutions.
Dr. Skeen is also a prolific author, having contributed to 10 books and written numerous journal articles on distributed computing and integration technologies. Prior to co-founding Vitria, Dr. Skeen was the co-founder of TIBCO Software, where he served as the Chief Scientist. Dr. Skeen has held faculty positions at the University of California, Berkeley as well as Cornell University.
Dr. Skeen has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley.
Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales
Richard Lambert is responsible for Vitria’s global field operations, including direct and partner sales, pre-sales consultancy, and professional services. Richard joined Vitria in 2002 and was most recently Vice President and General Manager of EMEA.
Prior to joining Vitria, Richard held senior management and board-level positions in the growth markets of eCommerce, Content Management, and Mobile Communications. His career experience encompasses leadership roles across multiple functions, including sales, marketing, product management & development, and operations.
Richard graduated from the University of Leeds with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography.
Chief Financial Officer
Kevin Thompson brings over 20 years of technology management experience to Vitria. Previously, Kevin served as CFO of LiteScape Technologies, OpVista (acquired by Vello Systems), Entrisphere (acquired by Ericsson), DigiLens (acquired by SBG Labs), and Everdream Corporation (acquired by Dell). Prior to his CFO roles, Kevin was a Managing Director with Amsterdam Pacific Securities — a San Francisco investment bank specializing in telecommunications and information technology. Kevin gained his early accounting and consulting experience with PriceWaterhouseCoopers and Arthur Andersen.
Kevin earned his bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Economics from Stanford University as well as an MBA from Columbia University.
Vice President of Marketing
Rick Saletta is the Vice President of Global Marketing for Vitria. Prior to joining Vitria, Rick served in executive leadership roles responsible for hardware, software, middleware and cloud applications at a breadth of Silicon Valley companies, including Platform Marketing at Adobe and Java marketing at Sun. Rick has an M.Ed. from the University of Virginia and an M.B.A. with distinctions from Yale University. Rick is also a registered handler with Therapy Dogs International.