Liquibase is led by a senior team of innovators with deep experience in IT Automation, DevOps, open-source, and application release management systems. With a pedigree that includes companies such as Phurnace (acquired by BMC), Gazzang (acquired by Cloudera), Alcatel-Lucent (acquired by Nokia), Red Hat, CloudBees, and Jaspersoft (acquired by TIBCO), the team has created enterprise-class solutions deployed at some of the world’s most admired companies.

Patti Soch
CEO

Patti brings over 25 years of financial and management experience to Liquibase. She has served as the Chief Financial Officer for Liquibase, responsible for the areas of finance and operations. Her expertise and leadership has benefited several successful companies, including Gazzang (acquired by Cloudera) and Phurnace Software (acquired by BMC). Patti is actively involved in the Austin community and is an advisory board member for the CFO Leadership Council.

Robert Reeves
Co-Founder & CTO

Robert leads Liquibase’s technology strategy. He is as passionate about supporting everyone he can with Liquibase as he is about punk rock and comic books. Prior to co-founding Liquibase, he was a Director at the Austin Technology Incubator and co-founded Phurnace Software, inventing their flagship product for middleware and infrastructure management. A US Army veteran, Robert holds an Economics degree from the University of Texas at Austin and an MS degree in Science and Technology Commercialization from the McCombs School of Business.

Pete Pickerill
Co-Founder & Director of Product

As Director of Product, Pete collaborates with Liquibase community members, customers and engineers to provide fast and secure database change management automation. Prior to co-founding Datical (now Liquibase) Pete was a factotum for several Austin startups, most notably Phurnace (acquired by BMC), WholeSecurity (acquired by Symantec) & LoopOne (acquired by Neopost).

Nathan Voxland
Engineer & Project Founder of Liquibase

Nathan founded the Liquibase open-source project in 2006 and has over 20 years experience architecting and building software. He started Liquibase to enable easier tracking of database changes and it has since become the de facto standard for database change management. Nathan is focused on expanding the Liquibase community and providing strategic insight into the development of Liquibase products. Nathan holds BS degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics from Concordia College.

Ryan Campbell
Vice President of Customer Success

Ryan brings more than 20 years of experience focused on building software, delivering quality, and ensuring customer success at companies such as CloudBees, Red Hat, and JBoss (acquired by Red Hat). As a co-founding engineer at CloudBees, he launched the CloudBees Jenkins Enterprise offering and built a world-class customer success organization. Ryan holds a BS degree in Computer Science from Harding University.

Kevin Chappell
Vice President of Engineering & Community Management

Kevin is a technology executive with over 20 years of experience managing teams and developing SaaS, client-server, desktop applications database tools and business automation software. Prior to joining Datical, Kevin held a variety of positions from software engineer to CTO. Kevin holds a BS degree in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin.

Matt Geise
Vice President of Marketing

Matt has over 25 years of professional experience improving customer and community engagement through digital experiences and enablement. Prior to joining Liquibase, He held leadership positions at Jaspersoft and TIBCO where he drove the overall strategic direction, execution, and continuous improvement of the online brand and developer communities. Matt holds a BS degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Notre Dame.

Kristyl Gomes
Senior Director of Engineering

Kristyl has over 15 years of experience in software quality assurance that spans mainframe, desktop, mobile & web applications. At Liquibase, Kristyl is responsible for ensuring the technical quality of all Liquibase products. Kristyl holds a BE degree in Electronics Engineering from the University of Mumbai and an MS degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington.

Ben Brown
Principal Architect

Ben brings over 15 years of Saas experience to Liquibase. At Liquibase, Ben started as a Professional Services Engineer and quickly advanced to become the Principal Architect. In this role, he oversees the architecture and development of all Liquibase products. Ben holds a BS degree in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science from MIT.