BlueStripe Software Management Team

BlueStripe's executive team is comprised of IT and Application Management veterans.   Collectively, the team has over 100 years of experience.

Chris Neal, CEO

Before founding BlueStripe, Mr. Neal was VP of Field Operations for the Americas for Wily Technology, the Magic Quadrant Leader for Java EE Application Management. During his seven year tenure there Mr. Neal grew revenues from $0 to $75M, culminating in acquisition by CA for $375M. Throughout his career Mr. Neal has excelled at building talented teams that are highly focused on producing value for customers, partners, and investors. Mr. Neal brings over 15 years of leadership in enterprise infrastructure software sales, including Oracle & NetDynamics, a Java Application Server leader acquired by Sun Microsystems. Mr. Neal holds a BS in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Vic Nyman, COO

With 25 years of systems management experience, Vic Nyman is a successful veteran of multiple ventures in the systems and application management field. Prior to founding BlueStripe Software, Mr. Nyman served as Chairman and CEO of Relicore in the ITSM Discovery and Configuration management market. Mr. Nyman led Relicore to a successful merger with Symantec in 2006. Prior to Relicore, Mr. Nyman was with Wily Technology. Mr. Nyman joined Wily as the first business executive with the goal of transforming an innovative technology into a market leading Java application management company. Prior to Wily, Mr. Nyman served in several executive positions with IBM in the Tivoli and Networking Software organizations. Mr. Nyman holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois and an MBA from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business.

David Mountain, Vice President of Marketing Communications

David Mountain has 20 years of developing, implementing, and managing award winning marketing programs at organizations ranging from the Fortune 500 to private growth companies. Dave's experience includes managing the re-branding and launch of an $80M unit of Thomson Reuters. Dave has also help senior marketing leadership positions at QlikTech, NetOctave, and OptumInsight. A veteran of the US Navy, Mr. Mountain has degrees from Allegheny College and Duke University's Fuqua School of Business.

John Bley, Chief Architect

John Bley is the Chief Architect of BlueStripe Software. John was an early employee of Wily Technology, serving in roles ranging from engineering to post-sales consulting to product management.  John has spent a decade in enterprise systems management and holds 2 patents with 8 more pending. John holds a Masters in Software Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and a BA in English and Computer Science from Duke University.

Nick Burling, Vice President of Product Management

Nick Burling leads the strategic direction for BlueStripe’s market-leading transaction and application performance monitoring solutions for IT Operations. Nick has over 10 years of experience in enterprise software, including complex systems architecture, application performance management, IT systems management, integration middleware, and service oriented architecture. In addition to BlueStripe, Nick has held leadership positions within IBM Software Group’s WebSphere portfolio, helping define and implement IBM’s service oriented architecture strategy across multiple business units. Mr. Burling holds degrees from Amherst College, University College at Oxford University, and Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

Mary Boose, Vice President of Engineering

Mary Boose manages BlueStripe's Product Development, QA, and Support teams that deliver BlueStripe’s award winning products and service. Prior to BlueStripe, Mary held engineering and managerial positions on several IBM teams, including WebSphere Portal Server. She also held technical leadership positions at NetIQ / Attachmate. Mary graduated with a BS in Computer Science from the University of Pittsburgh.