Jon Beckstrand is responsible for the overall direction and vision of MasterControl. Since his leadership began in 2002, MasterControl has enjoyed robust growth, introduced an array of new solutions, continued the company's push for innovation, and advanced its position as a leading provider of quality management software and services for regulated companies.
Over the course of his 20 years in the software industry, Jon has served on the executive team of a midmarket financial services focused software provider and advised software and IT companies on company strategy and mergers and acquisitions as part of a team at KPMG in Chicago and Silicon Valley. A CPA/attorney, he received a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Utah and a law degree from Brigham Young University.
Jeff Peck, a Certified Public Accountant, joined MasterControl in 2003 to oversee the company's financial activities. He has more than 13 years of experience as chief financial officer, including four years with a software development company, where he was responsible for filing all reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission. His more than 15 years of experience in public accounting have helped him gain a wealth of knowledge in audit, tax, and mergers and acquisitions. Peck earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from Utah State University. He's a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Utah Association of Certified Public Accountants.
Medical device expert Matt Lowe joined MasterControl in 2006. Since then, he has served MasterControl as a Product Manager and Senior Vice President. His career includes product development and product management at Ortho Development Corp. and at Bard Access Systems. Lowe has successfully launched more than a dozen medical devices. He has four patents issued and two others pending. His regulatory experience includes writing a 510(k) that was cleared by FDA and managing a multi-site, multi-year post-market clinical study for orthopedic devices. Lowe has a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Utah and an MBA from Indiana University.
Randall Autry is responsible for engineering and product development. Before joining MasterControl in 2001, he worked in the transportation, communications, energy, finance, and manufacturing sectors. His expertise includes software development, small and large team product development leadership, technology vision, and executive management.
Autry has 25 years of experience in the field, previously serving as VP of engineering for WebBasis Inc., a provider of Web-based telephony, e-mail, and office solutions. He held several positions at Coresoft Technologies, a computer telephony integration provider, including VP of Engineering, Director of Linux Development, and Senior Software Engineer. He also held several positions at IBM Corporation. As a senior product support representative, he provided software engineering services to key IBM customers.
Brian Curran joined MasterControl in 2002 to direct and expand MasterControl's product development efforts. He has more than a decade of experience leading the direction for enterprise and entrepreneurial software development companies.
Curran began his career with IBM, where he spent five years leading consulting engagements with Fortune 500 companies, such as MCI, BellSouth, and many others. After this, he held several Director and VP-level product management and marketing positions for entrepreneurial software development companies in the telecommunications and Web analytics sector. Curran has an MBA with an emphasis in information systems.
Kevin Ash joined MasterControl in 2005 to manage all aspects of the delivery of the company's services, including professional and validation services, project management, technical support, and client services.
Ash has more than 16 years of professional consulting, technical services, and business management experience. Before joining MasterControl, Ash served as Senior Services Product Manager of Consulting Services at Symantec Corp., a global provider of information security software and services. He has held top-level positions with several technology companies and library automation system providers. Ash received a bachelor's degree in information management from Brigham Young University.
Curt Porritt has more than 18 years of experience in the high-tech industry, including more than 13 years of upper-level management experience. He played an integral part in designing and managing WordPerfect's international development organization one of the first in the world to produce software products simultaneously in more than 30 different languages. In 1995, Porritt began his own consulting firm that helped clients achieve the highest possible ROI from their international markets.
Prior to joining MasterControl in 2006, Porritt served as President and CEO of 10x Marketing, an Internet marketing firm focused on helping companies realize more visitors to their Web site. As Senior Vice President of Marketing for MasterControl, Porritt has merged his international experience with the latest breakthroughs in global Internet marketing. He enjoys teaching classes on Internet marketing and business strategy for the Small Business Development Center based on a book he authored entitled The Basics of Business.
Chad Fox manages and directs the company's strategic growth initiatives for all of Asia from MasterControl's Asia office in Tokyo, Japan. He has more than 18 years' experience and expertise in building and driving global ventures in many parts of the world, with particular emphasis in Asia. Prior to joining MasterControl, he was a senior executive in Asia for various start-up ventures and Fortune 500 Japanese and US firms specializing in technology, software, management consulting and entertainment/sports marketing, including head of the National Basketball Association (NBA) international expansion effort in Asia.
Fox is fluent in Japanese and attended the University of Utah in Business Administration. He was awarded a certification in Japanese Advance Business Resource Administration (JABRA) from Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan.
Michael Bothe is MasterControl's senior vice president of sales and partner operations, directing sales operations and coordinating global partner support initiatives. Since joining MasterControl in 1997, Bothe has been a key resource in the company's sales division. His skill in technical product management, training, marketing, and channel sales makes him a versatile leader.
He is responsible for the organization of MasterControl's partner program and for creating the company's acclaimed annual customer event, the Masters Summit. Bothe is a graduate of Utah State University.
Adam Decaria joined MasterControl after owning his own manufacturing business for more than a decade. His deep understanding of the impact that tools can have on the productivity and profitability of a business has allowed him to create a technical support environment where the engineers truly appreciate the importance and urgency of customer issues.
Prior to his current role, Decaria served as technical support manager at MasterControl and as an escalation engineer, where he honed his troubleshooting skills and gained greater insight into some of the challenges customers face.
Decaria earned his bachelor's degree in applied physics at Weber State University. He is an HDI-certified support center manager and is certified in ITIL Foundations and HDI Knowledge-Centered Support Fundamentals.
Angel Lange is the vice president of finance and IT at MasterControl. She is responsible for accounting, financial planning and analysis, and corporate IT.
Prior to joining MasterControl in 2009, Lange worked in the banking industry for nine years and in public accounting for four years. She has held positions with companies such as Ernst & Young, UnitedHealthcare, Volkswagen and Morgan Stanley.
Lange is a certified public accountant (CPA) and earned her master's degree in professional accountancy from the University of Utah.
Alicia Garcia is the vice president of corporate operations and human resources at MasterControl. She is responsible for global HR and recruiting operations, corporate quality and process improvement initiatives.
Garcia has worked in the technology sector for over 10 years and in the retail sector for over five years. Prior to joining MasterControl in 2009, she served in various HR leadership roles for ClearOne Communications and Target Corporation.
Garcia earned a bachelor's degree in international business with a minor in French from Westminster College. She also holds a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification. Garcia actively participates in community events for organizations such as the Boys & Girls Clubs and the Utah Educational Savings Plan (UESP).
Scott Gatherum has over 23 years of experience in software sales with an emphasis on the life science industry. He has been with MasterControl since 2005. A strategic and tactical thinker with proven project, financial and account management capabilities, Scott is a top performer producing consistent results in a variety of industries and territories during volatile swings in the economy.