In this month’s letter, I’d like to introduce the new Rocket executive leaders who have joined our team and are playing a major role in setting our course for continued success and growth.
Justin Colson is our Senior Vice President of Business Transformation. He will be leveraging his extensive background in growth strategy to move Rocket forward as we continue to expand both organically and through acquisitions. Justin was previously General Manager of the Electric Propulsion Business Unit and strategy leader for electrified and autonomous vehicles at Sensata Technologies. Prior to Sensata, Justin led growth strategy and operational programs for aerospace, automotive and industrial companies as a strategy consultant with McKinsey & Company.
Matt Deres is our new Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer leading our information technology strategy. Before joining Rocket, Matt was the Senior Vice President of Information Technology at ACI Worldwide and the Vice President of Global Infrastructure & Operations at PTC. He was also the NA Regional Infrastructure Head at Computershare and the Global Hosting Services Manager for Thermo Electron (Thermo Fisher Scientific).
Senior Vice President of Corporate Development Ross Rosenberg is playing a critical role in the expansion of Rocket through acquisitions, a key part of our growth strategy. Ross has led M&A-driven transformations at a number of enterprise and industrial technology companies, including most recently as Chief Strategy Officer/Head of Corporate Development at Belden and previously as a senior executive at both First Solar and Danaher Corporation, where he ran a $500 million division.
Please join me in welcoming Justin, Matt, and Ross to the team. You can see by their past experience that each of them brings a wealth of expertise and capability. But what you’ll also find is that each of them believes deeply in our values of humanity, empathy, trust, and love.
I am excited about our next chapter of growth with Justin, Matt, and Ross!
Andrew J. Youniss
President and CEO, Rocket Software, Inc.