Leadership Team

Alan Dabbiere
Alan Dabbiere

Alan Dabbiere

Chairman

Alan Dabbiere is the chairman of AirWatch®, driving the company’s vision, direction and growth plans. Mr. Dabbiere is also the president of AJD, LLC, a privately held investment company, and he serves on the Board of Directors of the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG). Prior to AirWatch, Dabbiere founded Manhattan Associates (NASDAQ:MANH), the world’s leading supply-chain execution software company, where he served as president and chief executive officer from 1990 through the end of 1999. Following the company’s successful initial public offering in 1998, he served as Manhattan Associates’ chairman of the board of directors through 2003. Prior to Manhattan Associates, Mr. Dabbiere was a consultant for Kurt Salmon Associates (KSA), a management consulting firm specializing in the consumer products, retail and healthcare sectors. He received both his bachelor’s degree in chemistry and his MBA from Indiana University.
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John Marshall
John Marshall

John Marshall

Chief Executive Officer

John Marshall serves as AirWatch president and chief executive officer and drives the company’s strategy and operations. Under his leadership, AirWatch has become the largest enterprise mobility management provider in the world with customers that include the top four global Fortune companies. In February 2013, he secured $200 million in Series A funding, the largest of any technology company in recent history. Marshall is a board member on the Georgia Tech Information Security Center (GTISC) Industry Advisory Board. Marshall was recently selected as the Winner of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2013® and named 2012 ATP of the Year by the Association of Telecommunications Professionals. Prior to founding AirWatch, Marshall helped launch Celarix and Manhattan Associates. Marshall received his bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
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David Dabbiere
David Dabbiere

David Dabbiere

Chief Operating Officer

David Dabbiere is chief operating officer at AirWatch and is responsible for all legal matters and helping AirWatch scale its operations and expand its global presence. Dabbiere was senior vice president and chief legal officer for Manhattan Associates, where he played a key role in the company’s successful initial public offering. He was also responsible for all of Manhattan Associates’ global legal matters, contract administration and the corporate code of ethics. Prior to Manhattan Associates, Dabbiere was an associate general counsel at The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G), where he oversaw legal matters related to P&G’s Beauty Care, Health Care and Cosmetics & Fragrances business units. Dabbiere earned both a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and a law degree from Indiana University.

Jeff Baum
Jeff Baum

Jeff Baum

Managing Director, APAC

Jeff Baum serves as the managing director for the Asia Pacific market at AirWatch. In this role, Baum manages the growing Asia Pacific team, directs strategy, cultivates customer and partner relationships, and scales operations in the region. He brings more than 20 years of mobility and leadership experience in international markets to AirWatch. Prior to AirWatch, Baum established strategic footholds for Manhattan Associates in the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions.

Ian Evans
Ian Evans

Ian Evans

Managing Director, EMEA

Ian Evans is managing director, EMEA, at AirWatch. He is responsible for growing AirWatch’s business in the European, Middle Eastern and African regions. Evans brings more than 20 years of experience in the software industry to AirWatch, with more than 10 years in direct and channel sales. Prior to joining AirWatch, Evans worked at a number of global private companies. At Astea, a worldwide software solutions company, Evans served as managing director, EMEA. Before Astea, he was director, EMEA for O4 Corporation, a global software company that focuses on delivering mobile sales solutions to the consumer goods and retail industry. Prior to that, Evans was vice president at Infor Global Solutions where he focused on increasing sales for the company in EMEA. Evans was also a sales director at Pivotal Software, a subsidiary of China.com.

Rob Roe
Rob Roe

Rob Roe

Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand

Rob Roe serves as AirWatch’s managing director for the Australian and New Zealand markets, overseeing the company’s in-country business development, professional services and marketing efforts. A 30-year veteran in the telecom, mobility and technology industries, Roe spent nine years with Telstra in a variety of leadership positions and was most recently director of product and service marketing. Prior to that, he was the managing director of KAZ Technology Services, doubling profitability and growing revenue by 20% the first year after being acquired by Telstra. Prior to his tenure at Telstra, Roe served for three years as Gartner Group’s senior vice president, marketing. He also worked for 13 years at IBM, serving in a variety of senior executive roles, including director of the company’s ERP Solutions Asia Pacific. He is a graduate of Swinburne University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering.

JP Halebeed
JP Halebeed

JP Halebeed

Development and Product Management

JP Halebeed oversees and manages AirWatch’s software development and product management. Previously, Halebeed worked at Manhattan Associates for 17 years, and was one of the first eight employees, helping to drive the design and coding of the company’s flagship solution. During his tenure, Halebeed held a wide variety of leadership positions that oversaw the design, development and management of Manhattan Associates’ best-of-breed supply chain software products, including warehouse management, RFID and inventory optimization modules. Most recently, Halebeed was vice president of product development for Manhattan Associates’ planning and inventory optimization products, where he led and managed teams of more than 100 people. From 2003 until 2006, he was responsible for building and managing Manhattan Associates’ Technical Services Organization in Europe. Halebeed earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Mysore University, India.

Rick Franke
Rick Franke

Rick Franke

Professional Services

Rick Franke leads and manages AirWatch’s professional services organization. In this role, Franke is responsible for the successful delivery and ongoing support of the AirWatch EMM platform to the company’s global customer base. Prior to joining AirWatch, Franke served as Manhattan Associates’ senior vice president, professional services, responsible for all software delivery and consulting services. During his tenure, services revenue grew from approximately $14 million annually to $175 million annually, with the professional service organization growing from approximately 40 to 540 members. Franke came to Manhattan from Kurt Salmon and Associates, where he worked in the consulting services practice. He has also served as manager of consulting services for HNC Software’s retail division and as an industrial and operations engineer for Westinghouse Electric. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial and operations engineering from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Emory University.

Jacki Hertenstein
Jacki Hertenstein

Jacki Hertenstein

Human Resources

Jacki Hertenstein leads the company’s Human Resources (HR) function for AirWatch. Jacki brings more than 13 years of human resources expertise to AirWatch. In this role, Jacki oversees policies and programs for the entire company as well as organizational planning and development, recruiting, training, employee relations, compensation, benefits and health. Prior to joining AirWatch, Jacki was vice president of Human Resources for Manhattan Associates, a global solutions provider for supply chain leaders. Previous to Manhattan Associates, Jacki was the HR manager for KSA and the HR manager for IP Unity Glenayre (now Movius), a provider of value-added communication solutions. Jacki earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Business Administration from the State University of New York College at Oswego and a Master’s degree in Human Resources from Georgia State University.

Kevin Keith
Kevin Keith

Kevin Keith

Business Development

Kevin Keith has over 15 years of experience in wireless and mobility applications as well as extensive experience in leading and managing mission-critical application implementations for global Fortune 1000 companies. He also possesses extensive experience in establishing and developing strategic partnerships with ISVs, OEMs and systems integrators. Prior to joining AirWatch in 2007, Keith led the sales and delivery efforts for the U.S. division of Microlise, a United Kingdom-based company. Prior to Microlise, Keith led a team of over 100 consultants, developers and trainers in his role as executive director for professional services at Manhattan Associates. During his seven-year tenure, Keith provided implementation quality assurance and oversight for more than 60 supply chain software implementations. Keith started his career at Accenture, working in the firm’s logistics and supply chain strategy practices. Keith graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering.

Jeff Mitchell
Jeff Mitchell

Jeff Mitchell

Vice President of Sales

Jeff Mitchell is vice president of sales for Americas at AirWatch, where he is responsible for growing company revenue, maintaining customer relationships and managing the company’s sales process across North America and Latin America. Mitchell brings more than 20 years of executive experience in running successful sales teams. At Manhattan Associates, Mitchell helped grow the company to more than 2,500 employees and increase revenue to more than $400 million with a $1.5 billion market cap.

Dan Wardle
Dan Wardle

Dan Wardle

Global Finance and Accounting

Dan Wardle oversees and manages the company’s global accounting and finance operations. He drives operational improvements through the implementation of controls, systems and best practices as well as managing all audit, tax and compliance activities. Wardle brings more than 13 years of finance and operational experience in the software industry with Manhattan Associates, where he served in a variety of roles, with his most recent being senior director, Finance, Asia Pacific. In this role, he oversaw finance and administration for the company’s Asia-Pacific locations: Sydney, Melbourne, Singapore, Shanghai and Tokyo. He also served as Manhattan Associates’ director, Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis as well as in several accounting-related roles. Wardle began his career as a certified public accountant for Ernst & Young LLP, working with telecom and technology-based clients. He graduated magna cum laude from Clemson University, with a degree in Accounting.