With a broad range of financial, legal and operations experience, Joe leads Compuware’s Finance, Human Resources, Recruiting, Training, Administration, Facilities, Purchasing and Technology functions while working closely with the company’s various business units on business planning and execution.
Joe brought to Compuware more than 26 years of experience with Deloitte, a highly regarded consulting company. Among Joe’s roles at Deloitte were: National Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer for Corporate Finance, member of the U.S. Firms Operating Committee and National Managing Partner for Strategic Relationship Management. He also served on Deloitte’s U.S. Board of Directors and, before joining Compuware, was responsible for all aspects of Deloitte’s operations throughout Michigan.
Joe has a J.D. from Wayne State University to accompany his B.S. in Business from Oakland University. He also maintains his CPA status. Joe serves on the Boards of Directors for a number of not-for-profit organizations, including the Michigan Opera Theatre and the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce. He also co-chairs the Entrepreneurial Action Committee for the United Way Tocqueville initiative.
In this multi-faceted role, Lisa is responsible for supporting Compuware’s business objectives through strategic, integrated and consistent marketing and communications efforts to all audiences in addition to overseeing all correspondence and influence within the investment community.
Lisa also holds a seat on the Compuware Executive Committee. She began working at the company in 1991 as an intern in the Corporate Communications and Administration department, then joined the company full time the following year.
General Counsel Secretary
Since arriving at Compuware in 1998 as Senior Counsel, Dan has steadily added to his role. Upon joining the company he was responsible for managing the company’s corporate litigation with a focus on employment matters, intellectual property infringement and commercial disputes. In 2006, he became Associate General Counsel. Today, as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Dan specializes in a wide range of legal responsibilities for all Compuware business units and corporate groups, including corporate governance and SEC compliance, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, commercial litigation, employment law, immigration and international law.
David has held senior executive positions within Covisint since its founding in 2000. Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President of Information Technology, responsible for all Product Development, Technical Operations, Customer Care and Product Strategy. David has been instrumental in developing the Software as Service (Saas) model that is the foundation of Covisint’s business strategy.
Prior to joining Covisint, he held IT leadership positions at Ford Motor Company in supply chain, dealer operations and marketing and sales. Dave continues to be a leading voice to Covisint customers, initiating continuous improvement and innovative technology solutions, improving business process capabilities of business communities and extending the platform to other industries.
SVP - GM
As leader of the Mainframe Solutions business unit, Kris oversees every aspect of the company’s longest-running solution area, dating back to 1977. In this role, he guides Mainframe development, customer support, product management, marketing and sales. With Compuware since 1985, Kris has held several management and executive sales positions spanning Compuware’s portfolios of mainframe and application performance management products. In his 28 years at Compuware, Kris has been involved in many key launches of Compuware mainframe products, including the recent introduction of Compuware APM for Mainframe.
Before turning his career to enterprise technologies, Kris played professional hockey from 1973-1985 with the Cleveland Barons, Minnesota North Stars, Vancouver Canucks and Winnipeg Jets. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a bachelor’s degree in Zoology.
Bob is a business leader with a proven knack for building healthy companies with strong growth. As CEO of Compuware, Bob is the strategic leader of all company operations, with a focus on delivering continued profitable growth. He is also a member of the company’s Board of Directors.
Bob came to Compuware in 2004 when it acquired Covisint, where he was CEO. Bob originally joined Covisint in 2001 as Vice President of Sales and Marketing and, during the following three years, built and executed powerful go-to-market strategies that helped stabilize the organization and position Covisint for future success.
As CEO of Covisint, Bob was the leading architect of the company’s sale to Compuware, a move that provided the financial stability Covisint needed to help realize its vast potential. Today, Covisint is one of the largest and most important SaaS-based technology enterprises in the world.
While with Compuware, Bob led Covisint to new heights and was named Compuware’s President and Chief Operating Officer in 2008. In this role he implemented a strategic vision and instituted an organizational transformation that would be the foundation for the company’s return to growth and improved profitability. On the heels of this success, Bob was named to the company’s Board of Directors in 2010. In 2011, he was named Compuware’s Chief Executive Officer, a role in which he continues to drive the company forward.
Prior to Covisint, Bob served as the President of Future 3, a provider of supply chain management procurement applications for the auto industry. Bob was also President and COO of Coherent Networks Inc.
Bob is an active industry citizen, often speaking on IT and healthcare trends at business schools and industry events all over the world in addition to chairing a number of charity programs in the region. Bob also sits on the Governor of Michigan’s Healthcare IT commission.
Missy Root is Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer at Compuware Corporation. Her focus is on creating an empowered culture and providing benefits that attract and retain the industry’s brightest professionals to further enrich what Compuware can offer its customers and employees. As the executive head of Human Resources, Recruiting and Training, Missy is responsible for developing an employee environment that fosters innovation, independent thinking and career growth — an essential strategy to fuel Compuware’s continued growth in the highly competitive technology field. As part of the Compuware Executive Committee, Missy reports directly to company CEO Bob Paul.
EVP - CAO
Administration, Facilities, Purchasing
As Chief Administrative Officer, Denise Starr manages many critical areas that allow this global company to conduct business effectively and efficiently. These areas include corporate real estate, facilities, purchasing, shipping and receiving, travel, license management, product distribution, insurance, security, mail service, administrative support and Compuware’s 24-hour customer service hotline. She also leads the business continuity planning and disaster recovery efforts. Denise, who joined Compuware in 1989, also oversaw the planning and construction of Compuware’s Detroit-based world headquarters building, and continues to play a leading role in attracting and maintaining retailers and employee services on the headquarters campus.
Denise is very involved in the community serving on many Boards, including the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation, American Red Cross-Southeastern Michigan Blood Services Region, Downtown Detroit Partnership, Michigan Colleges Foundation, Mercy Education Project and the Joint Employment Procurement Advisory Board.
John Van Siclen
SVP - GM
John Van Siclen, formerly CEO of dynaTrace (acquired by Compuware July 2011), became the general manager of Compuware’s APM business unit in November 2011. Van Siclen brings to Compuware more than 30 years of industry experience in both private and public system and software companies such as NetFRAME, Informix and Interwoven. Focusing on exceptional solution value and superior customer success, he has built a number of highly scalable businesses in some of the most competitive markets in the technology space. Most recently, he has reshaped Compuware’s APM offering from a collection of brands — Gomez, dynaTrace and Vantage — into a tightly integrated solution set that brings a new generation of value to customers in minutes. In 2012, CRN Magazine named Van Siclen a “Top 25 Disruptor” for his years of work breaking the mold and advancing new go-to-market models that accelerate growth. Van Siclen holds a AB from Princeton University, and is a founding fellow of the New England Clean Energy executive program.