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Nicolas C. Nierenberg
Nicolas C. Nierenberg
Chairman of the Board and Chief Architect

Nico Nierenberg has been a software entrepreneur and innovator for over 20 years. He founded Actuate in 1993 and served as CEO until August 2000. As Chairman of the Board and Chief Technical Officer, Nico continues to guide Actuate’s technology direction. Nico is currently CEO of Persyst Development Corporation and is on its board of directors. Prior to Actuate, Nico co-founded Daegis Inc. (formerly Unify Corporation) and was Systems Software Chief for Rogers, Kirkham and Associates. Nico started his career as a systems programmer and applications developer at SAIC. Nico attended the University of California, Los Angeles and the University of California, San Diego, where he studied economics and computer sciences.

Peter I. Cittadini
Peter I. Cittadini
Chief Executive Officer and President

Pete Cittadini joined Actuate in 1995 and has almost 30 years of executive management experience in the enterprise software industry. Prior to Actuate, Pete was Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations at Interleaf, Inc., where he successfully redirected the corporation to focus on the lucrative integrated document management market. Prior to Interleaf, Pete spent six years at Oracle Corp, where he was Vice President, Northeast Division, and led Oracle's most successful sales operation. Pete has also held sales management and technical positions at Applied Data Research, CSC Infonet and MacMillan, Inc. Pete holds a B.A. in Liberal Arts from Boston College.

Daniel A. Gaudreau
Daniel A. Gaudreau
Senior Vice President, Operations and CFO

Dan Gaudreau has over twenty-five years of financial experience in various high tech industries. Before joining Actuate, Dan served as Vice President, Finance and CFO of Plantronics, Inc. where he helped the company achieve record earnings in the two fiscal years following the firm's IPO. Prior to Plantronics, Dan closed 1992's second largest private equity placement when he worked as Vice President, Finance and Operations and CFO at Ready Systems, developers of software design tools. Prior to Ready Systems, Dan spent about two years as Controller of Fremont Manufacturing Operations for Apple Computer. Prior to Apple, Dan was employed eighteen years with General Electric where he held various financial management positions in industries such as medical equipment, factory automation and computer aided design software.

N. Nobby Akiha
N. Nobby Akiha
Senior Vice President, Marketing

Mr. Akiha brings over 25 years of experience in high technology and consumer packaged goods marketing to Actuate Corporation. He joined Actuate in 2000 as vice president of Marketing. Prior to joining Actuate, he was vice president, Marketing and Business Development at Inference Corporation. Mr. Akiha also served as senior consultant at Regis McKenna, Inc., Director of Marketing Communications for CASE vendor Interactive Development Environments (IDE) and Group Product manager at Oracle Corporation. Mr. Akiha started his marketing career consulting to consumer packaged goods companies at Management Decision Systems and Burke Marketing Research. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Commerce from the University of British Columbia and an Masters Science in Management from the Sloan School of Management at M.I.T.

Tom McKeever
Tom McKeever
Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, Secretary and Corporate Development

Prior to joining Actuate in May 2006, Tom worked at Sun Microsystems where he counseled the company on intellectual property and strategic matters. Prior to Sun, Tom was associated with several prominent Bay Area law firms including Wilson Sonsini, Bay Venture Counsel and Heller Ehrman where he gained securities, general corporate, litigation and licensing experience. He has been a panelist for the Practicing Law Institute program "Preparation of Annual Disclosure Documents." Tom also served as a law clerk for the Honorable Lawrence T. Lydick, United States District Court for the Central District of California (Santa Ana). He received his J.D. from Stanford Law School and his A.B. from U.C. Berkeley.

Dylan Boudraa
Senior Vice President

Dylan leads the BIRT Engineering & Products organization. With a passion for product design, Dylan joined Actuate in 2001 as a Sales Engineer in the United Kingdom. He proceeded to contribute to, and then lead, global revenue groups for the Company. A BSc graduate of Kingston Business School, Dylan began his technology career at Electronic Data Systems.

Steve Jones
Steve Jones
Vice President and General Manager – Content Services Group

Steve Jones leads the Sales, Marketing, Professional Services, and Sales Engineering departments of Actuate’s Content Services Group. Prior to its acquisition, Steve held a number of executive positions at Xenos Corp., including VP Solutions Strategy, VP of Business Operations, VP Implementation Services, Director of Product Management and Manager of Global IT. As a 10 year member of the Xenos management team Steve worked closely with customers to design, implement and integrate Xenos technology to address critical business issues. Previously, Steve worked for Perle Systems Limited as Global MIS Manager, Compaq Canada as Senior Operations Analyst, and the Canadian Depository for Securities as Senior Systems Engineer. Steve attended the University of Western Ontario and holds a Masters Certificate in Project Management from the Schulich Business School.

Paul Walker
Paul Walker
Vice President and General Manager – Content Services Group

Paul brings over 15 years of software development experience to Actuate. He is responsible for Engineering, Product Management, Product Marketing, Quality Assurance and Customer Support of Actuate’s Content Services Group. Paul joined Xenos Corp. in 1999, and has had extensive customer-facing experience in all global markets. Most recently, he was VP of Engineering at Xenos, and previously held the positions of Chief Operating Officer, Director of Sales Engineering, and Director of Development. Prior to joining Xenos, Paul was a software developer at the Insurers' Advisory Organization where he designed and developed online systems for the Insurance industry. Paul is a graduate of the University of Waterloo with a Bachelors degree in Mathematics (Honors Computer Science).

Board of Directors



Nicolas C. Nierenberg

Nico Nierenberg has been a software entrepreneur and innovator for over 20 years. He founded Actuate in 1993 and served as CEO until August 2000. As Chairman of the Board and Chief Technical Officer, Nico continues to guide Actuate’s technology direction. Nico is currently CEO of Persyst Development Corporation and is on its board of directors. Prior to Actuate, Nico co-founded Daegis Inc. (formerly Unify Corporation) and was Systems Software Chief for Rogers, Kirkham and Associates. Nico started his career as a systems programmer and applications developer at SAIC. Nico attended the University of California, Los Angeles and the University of California, San Diego, where he studied economics and computer sciences.

Peter Cittadini

Pete Cittadini joined Actuate in 1995 and has almost 30 years of executive management experience in the enterprise software industry. Prior to Actuate, Pete was Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations at Interleaf, Inc., where he successfully redirected the corporation to focus on the lucrative integrated document management market. Prior to Interleaf, Pete spent six years at Oracle Corp, where he was Vice President, Northeast Division, and led Oracle's most successful sales operation. Pete has also held sales management and technical positions at Applied Data Research, CSC Infonet and MacMillan, Inc. Pete holds a B.A. in Liberal Arts from Boston College.

Ken Marshall

Ken Marshall is currently CEO of Correlsense, a provider of Application Performance Management software. He also serves as Chairman of Extraprise Group Inc,, a provider of marketing services, which he founded in 1997. Previously he was Chairman and CEO of Carbonflow, a provider of SaaS applications for the emission reduction market, President and COO of Giga Information Group, an information technology advisory company, and President and CEO of Object Design, Inc, the leader in database products based on object technologies. Earlier in his career he was a Group Vice President at Oracle Corporation and founded their consulting business.

Raymond L. Ocampo Jr.

Raymond L. Ocampo Jr. is a technology lawyer and software industry veteran. He joined Oracle Corporation in 1986 and retired in 1996 as its general counsel. He co-founded and served as the first Executive Director of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, rated the top intellectual property program in the country. He has served on the boards of several public companies including Keynote Systems and PMI Group. Mr. Ocampo is a past chair of the American Bar Association’s Section of Science & Technology Law and is co-author of the treatise, Negotiating and Drafting Software Consulting Agreements, and author of a collection of keynote addresses on the intersection of law and technology, Surfing the Law and Technology Tsunami.

Arthur C. Patterson

Arthur C. Patterson has been a director of Actuate since November 1993 and was appointed lead outside director in May 2004. Mr. Patterson is a partner of Accel Partners, a venture capital firm, which he founded in 1983. Mr. Patterson currently serves as a director of several privately held enterprise software and communications companies.

Steven D. Whiteman

Steven D Whiteman has been a director of Actuate since April 1998. From May 1993 to June 2000, Mr. Whiteman held a number of positions, including Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President of Viasoft, Inc., a software application and services company. From May 2001 to December 2004, Mr. Whiteman was President and Chief Executive Officer of Intesource, Inc., a privately held procurement solutions company and currently serves as its Chairman of the Board. Mr. Whiteman also serves as a Director of publicly traded Daegis Inc. (formerly Unify Corporation) and privately held Trax Technologies.

Timothy Yeaton

Tim is Senior Vice President, Infrastructure Business Group at Red Hat (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions. He is responsible for Red Hat’s infrastructure and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) businesses, including Linux Platform, Virtualization and OpenStack, and Cloud Management product lines. Prior to rejoining Red Hat, Tim was CEO of Black Duck Software, the leader in automating management, governance and the secure use of open source software. He has over 30 years of technology leadership experience including several years at Red Hat, where he was instrumental in expanding into the developer and middleware markets. Tim has also held executive positions at EqualLogic/Dell, Avaki and Macromedia, and spent the early part of his career at Compaq and Digital Equipment Corporation. Tim also sits on the Board of Monotype (Nasdaq: TYPE), and on the Roger Williams University Board of Trustees. Tim is a China Open Source Software Promotion Union (COPU) Think Tank Advisor, which recognizes global thought leaders in open source, and he was named one of the Most Influential People in the open source industry in a survey by Mindtouch. Tim holds an M.B.A. from Babson College, and a B.S., summa cum laude, from Roger Williams University.