President and Chief Executive Officer
Joe Bergera has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer and as a director since September 2015. Prior to joining us, Mr. Bergera served as Group Vice President, Software of Roper Technologies, Inc. (formerly, Roper Industries) since September 2011 and as President of iTradeNetwork, a Roper subsidiary, since August 2013. He was the Executive Vice President and General Manager, Tax Solutions at CCH Wolters Kluwer from March 2011 to September 2011 and served in senior executive positions with Sage Software from 2004 to March 2011, most recently as Executive Vice President, Global CRM. Mr. Bergera holds a B.A. degree in Government from Colby College, an M.B.A. from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago and an A.M. in Public Policy from the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago. Mr. Bergera has over 20 years of experience in technology-related companies and provides extensive management and global software and service industry knowledge to the Board.
Andrew (Andy) Schmidt
Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer
Andrew Schmidt has served as our Vice President of Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary since March 2015. Prior to joining us, Mr. Schmidt served as the Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary of Smith Micro Software, Inc., a publicly-held provider of wireless and mobility software solutions from 2005 to May 2014. Prior to joining Smith Micro, Mr. Schmidt held CFO roles for several other public companies, including Genius Products, an entertainment company, and Mad Catz Interactive, a provider of console video game accessories. He also served as Vice President (Finance) of Peregrine Systems, a publicly-held provider of enterprise level software. Mr. Schmidt holds a B.B.A. degree in Finance from the University of Texas and an M.S. degree in Accountancy from San Diego State University.
Chief Marketing Officer
Joseph Boissy served as Chief Marketing Officer of Vendavo, Inc. (acquired by Francisco Partners in October 2014), a provider of margin and profit optimization solutions, from September 2013 to November 2016. Prior to that, he served as the Chief Marketing Officer at 3VR Inc., a video intelligence solutions provider, from October 2011 to September 2013. From February 2002 to October 2011, he served in various management positions at ILOG, Inc. (acquired by IBM in July 2008), a provider of business rule management systems, most recently as Vice President ILOG Worldwide Marketing, then Program Director, Go-to-Market Strategy and Industry Marketing IBM WebSphere. Mr. Boissy was Vice President Program Management, Credient at SunGard Trading & Risk Systems Inc., a provider of financial software solutions and services, from 2000 to 2002, and from 1997 to 2000, he served in management positions in product development, support and product management, most recently as the Vice President Product Marketing, with Infinity Financial Technology, Inc., a financial trading and risk management software solutions provider that was acquired by SunGard in October 1997. Prior to Infinity, Mr. Boissy was Director Product Development at Diagram Financial Software, Inc. (now part of Thomson Reuters) from 1993 to 1997. Mr. Boissy holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Lebanese University (Lebanon) and a M.S. degree in Computer Science and Data Analytics from the University of Paris XI (France).
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Agriculture and Weather Analytics
Jim Chambers serves as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Agriculture and Weather Analytics, having joined the firm in August 2017. Prior to that, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Observant, Inc., a provider of agricultural in-field hardware and cloud-based applications for precision farm water management, from February 2016 to February 2017. From June 2013 to February 2016, he served as Director of Marketing at Bayer CropScience, a company specialized in agriculture and life sciences. Prior to that, Mr. Chambers served in various key management positions at divisions of Deere & Company. He was Director of Global Product Management and Marketing at John Deere Water after serving as Director of Global Technology Solutions from August 2010 to May 2013. From June 2006 to August 2010, Mr. Chambers was General Manager for the Specialty Crop Business Unit and then Director of Marketing at John Deere Agri Services, Inc. From January 2003 to June 2006, he was Global Business Manager at Valent BioSciences Corporation, and from March 2001 to January 2003, he was Director of Global Sales and Marketing at AgraQuest. From 1989 to 2001, Mr. Chambers served in various management positions at Monsanto Company, a provider of agriculture products for farmers, most recently as Business Development Manager and Financial Analyst. Mr. Chambers holds a B.S. degree in Agriculture Business Management and Economics from Ohio State University.
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Roadway Sensors
Todd Kreter has served as our Senior Vice President and General Manager, Roadway Sensors since May 2014. Mr. Kreter served as our Senior Vice President, Sensors Development and Operations from May 2009 to May 2014 and as Vice President of Engineering from November 2007 to May 2009. Prior to joining us, Mr. Kreter served in a number of executive positions at Quantum Corporation, most recently as the VP Global Services from 2004 to January 2007, where he managed the company’s worldwide customer service organization. Mr. Kreter holds a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from California State University, Fullerton.
Ramin Massoumi, PE
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Transportation Systems
Ramin Massoumi has served as our Senior Vice President and General Manager, Transportation Systems since March 2015. Mr. Massoumi joined Iteris in 1998 and served in a number of executive and managerial positions prior to the promotion to his current position, most recently as our Vice President of Business Development from June 2011 to March 2015. Throughout his career, his focus has been in the application of advanced technologies in the traffic management market, and has led projects throughout the United States and the Middle East. Mr. Massoumi also serves as a lecturer of upper division courses on transportation engineering, ITS and multi-modal operation at University of California at Irvine. Mr. Massoumi holds a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of California Irvine, an M.S. degree in Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and an M.B.A. from the University of Southern California.
Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Agriculture and Weather Analytics
Tom Blair joined Iteris in July 2012 and currently serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Agriculture and Weather Analytics. Mr. Blair has 30 years of international computer industry experience spanning a range of engineering consulting, sales and management roles. His background includes software engineering, enterprise software consulting, telematics, fleet management, and P&L management for both hardware and software businesses. Most recently, Mr. Blair was general manager for Trimble Navigation Ltd. Tom holds a M.S. in computer science and a B.S. in Management Information Systems.
Scott Carlson, PE
Vice President and Assistant General Manager, Western Region, Transportation Systems
Scott Carlson has served as a Vice President in the Transportation Systems division of Iteris since August 2010. In this role, he oversees Iteris’ Western Region that includes over 60 transportation planners and traffic engineers in offices throughout the western United States. Mr. Carlson started his career with PB Farradyne before joining Iteris in 2000. In his 18 year career, the focus has been ITS applications of transportation engineering, traffic control and management. Mr. Carlson received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and is a registered professional engineer in six states.
Moe Zarean, PE
Vice President and Assistant General Manager, Eastern Region and Middle East, Transportation Systems
Moe Zarean started with Iteris in 2002. He is an internationally recognized expert in the field of Intelligent Transportation System (ITS), having authored and presented over 100 reports and papers in this field. Mr. Zarean has 27 years of experience in planning, design and implementation of ITS, specializing in the areas of Advanced Traffic Management Systems, Advanced Traveler Information Systems and Advanced Rural Transportation Systems. Mr. Zarean has led ITS projects in numerous states, as well as projects in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. Mr. Zarean is a board member of Minnesota DOT’s ITS GuideStar Program and currently serves as the President for ITSVA. Mr. Zarean holds M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Transportation from The Ohio State University.