About Us : Leadership
The TerrAlign management team, and its employees, all have years, if not decades of relevant sales optimization, consulting and software development experience. The TerrAlign team is led by:
- Jim Brown, President
- Ken Kramer, Vice President, Sales & Marketing
- Chris Oosthuizen, Director of Software Engineering
Jim Brown, President, joined TerrAlign in 1988. During his tenure at TerrAlign, Jim has served as principal consultant in various industries, including pharmaceuticals and consumer packaged goods, and he continues to lead TerrAlign's consulting practice in the vision care industry. Jim also has extensive technical experience, having contributed to early development of the TerrAlign software and to various proprietary algorithms used by the TerrAlign software today. In 1995, Jim assumed leadership of TerrAlign as Divisional Senior Executive, during a time when TerrAlign was a division of Metron, Inc. In 2002, TerrAlign became a wholly owned subsidiary of Metron, and Jim was promoted to President. In 2004, Jim led the transformation of TerrAlign into a completely independent, employee-owned entity. Mr. Brown holds an MBA from the Darden School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Virginia.
Ken Kramer, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, joined TerrAlign in 2006 and manages all Sales and Marketing efforts inclusive of direct sales, strategic partnerships, and outbound & product marketing efforts. Prior to TerrAlign, Ken held senior management and director level positions at leading enterprise software vendors in the CRM, Sales Performance Management, ETL and GIS markets for vendors such as Siebel Systems (now part of Oracle), Ascential Software (now part of IBM) and MapInfo (now part of Pitney Bowes). Ken has an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Bachelor of Science from Bryant College.
Chris Oosthuizen, Director of Software Engineering, joined TerrAlign in 2007 and leads all R&D efforts. He brings with him 20 years of experience in software development, including coding, project management - including a project with upwards to 1.5 million lines of code, and significant experience in establishing policies, processes and procedures to benefit the end product. Prior to TerrAlign, Chris served as Technical Director of Software Engineering at OAK Management. Chris received his Bachelor Degree in Military Science at University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. And, in case you are wondering, his last name is pronounced "Wist-hay-zen."