Howard takes advantage of more than three decades of executive level operating experience helping software companies scale. As an independent Corporate Director, Chairman, and Operating Chairman Howard has helped more than two dozen software, saas and digital media companies build, scale and drive positive outcomes. Howard has experience in all major software industry segments, and has focused on both the large enterprise and SMB marketplaces. Howard has served as a senior operating executive or independent corporate director with four software/saas companies that scaled from less than $60M in revenues to greater than $1Billion valuations. In addition, Howard has venture capital experience, acting as a partner for firms in the Silicon Valley and Canada.
In 2000, Howard was President/COO of Solect Technology Group, sold to Amdocs Inc. for US$1.4B. Prior to Solect, Howard was EVP World Wide Operations at Peoplesoft Inc., responsible for company revenue streams and field employees. During his tenure, the company grew from less than $100M in revenues to $1.3B. Howard began his career spending 13 years in senior sales, marketing and operations roles with IBM and Xerox.
Howard has a Bachelor Degree from Simon Fraser University.