Jerry Rudisin, CEO and President of Schooner Information Technology, joined Schooner in 2009. From 2003 to 2008 he was CEO of Agitar Software, which developed a Java unit-testing solution sold to over 250 customers worldwide that improved the quality and economics of software development. From 1999 to 2003 Jerry was CEO of NightFire Software, which developed service-management software for telecom carriers. From 1991 to 1999 Jerry led marketing at Rational Software (now IBM Rational), joining when it was an 11-year-old private company with revenue of $28 million and leaving when it was a public company with revenue of $412 million and a $3.2 billion market cap. He was responsible for product and corporate marketing, sales support, and the marketing aspects of three public-company acquisitions and two stock offerings. Previously he was VP of marketing and customer support, product manager, and software architect / development manager at startups in Boston and Pittsburgh. Jerry earned an M.S. in computer science from UCLA and a B.S. in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT.
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