Todd Gardner '87 Appointed VP of Software & Information Industry Association
May 13, 2009
May 13, 2009, Greencastle, Ind. — Todd Gardner, a 1987 graduate of DePauw University, is the new vice president/general manager of the Software & Information Industry Association's (SIIA) software division. SIIA is the principal trade association for the software and digital content industry.
"Gardner is known for his expertise as the founder and CEO of SaaS Capital Inc., a specialty finance firm that provides "Software as a Service" companies (SaaS) with innovative growth strategies and capital solutions," notes an announcement. "He was also apartner with Blue Chip Venture Company for ten years and was responsible for leading the firm's investment activity in enterprise software and SaaS initiatives."
"We are fortunate to have someone of Todd Gardner's extensive experience -- both in the SaaS and venture capital arenas - taking over the reins of the SIIA software division," says SIIA President Ken Wasch. "This is a vital role within our organization, and one that needs energy, experience and insight. Todd is that perfect fit, and we are very pleased to have him on board."
Adds Gardner, "I'm excited to get started and have been energized by the members I have already spoken with. This is a dynamic and challenging period for the software industry: sales channels and delivery methods are dramatically shifting, on-demand ecosystems are emerging, and mobility platforms, open source initiatives, and cloud computing options are proliferating. I look forward to working with all SIIA members in shaping thought leadership around these important areas and also identifying new areas of interest and exploration."
The announcement notes that Gardner was an economics major at DePauw and earned an M.B.A. from Indiana University.
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