Meet the ActiveState Leadership Team
Bart Copeland, CEO & President
Favorite part of my job: Getting the right people in the right roles at ActiveState so they can excel and we can build and grow a great company
I got hooked on tech: Because of the amazing people, rapid change, endless opportunities.
I love to also: Spend time with my sons & amazing wife, stretch my physical limits through sports, mentor and invest in tech companies
Leaders who inspire me: My Father, Warren Buffet, Eric Schmidt, Jimmy Pattison, Morgan Sturdy
Fictional Alter Ego: Gandalf
Superpower: Seeing the Future
Bart has over 32 years in tech spanning roles from VP Corporate Strategy, GM to CEO. He’s had the privilege of leading ActiveState since 2006. Bart drives our strategic direction with three tenets: happy Activators, solutions ‘geeks’ love to use and making open source languages easy for the enterprise. He also helped define and lead the private PaaS market with the ActiveState product, Stackato. Bart subsequently negotiated the successful sale of the Stackato product to HPE in 2015.
Bart is the keeper of the ActiveState culture and the reason why culture is considered our best product. He holds an MBA in Technology Management from the University of Phoenix and a Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering from UBC.
Scott Robertson, CTO
Favorite part of my job: Making things people love to use & making it possible for others to be creative as well.
I got hooked on tech: When I took an Atari apart when I was 4. Still haven’t been able to put it back together again.
I love to also: Cut dovetails, the old timey woodworking way.
Leaders who inspire me: Steve Jobs
Fictional Alter Ego: Pinky and the Brain
Superpower: The ability to misplace anything and find it again when it’s least needed.
Scott is passionate about creating products that solve real problems. He drives ActiveState’s technology vision and has spent over 20 years knees deep in code. His background includes everything from lead dev to CEO to CTO. He’s authored a book, founded 3 startups and sold one of them. Most recently he normalized Fortune 500 BI data and ETL to scale. He understands the pains faced in pushing software into production and the challenges big business has to stay fast and relevant. He helps companies do both.
Jacqueline Winter, CFO
Favorite part of my job: Developing and implementing new concepts for overcoming obstacles, complexities and achieving scalable growth.
I got hooked on tech: It’s as close to magic as you can get! I love the innovation, fast pace, and of course, the people.
I love to also: Spend time with family and friends, volunteer as a hospice and palliative caregiver, resistance train, and travel
Leaders who inspire me: Queen Victoria, Mary Barra, and Melinda Gates
Fictional Alter Ego: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Superpower: Seeing things others cannot
A senior financial and business operations leader dedicated to making the impossible possible, Jacqueline brings over 20 years of experience across a variety of industries. As a highly creative, conceptual thinker, Jacqueline brings a unique blend of vision, critical thinking and technical expertise to problem solving, increasing profitability and maximizing return on investments.
She has spent the majority of her career working with companies to build financial and operational infrastructure to create strong foundations for sustainable growth.
In all roles, what Jacqueline values most is building teams and mentoring others to support them in realizing their full potential.
Loreli Cadapan, VP Product
Favorite part of my job: Collaborating across teams and turning ideas into products that people love to use and make their lives easier.
I got hooked on tech: When I won a computer programming contest back in high school – I developed a program that optimized nutrition for fruit juice blends.
I love to also: Spend time with family and friends, especially barbecuing, snowboarding, hiking and cycling.
Leaders who inspire me: My grandmother, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Bill Gates.
Fictional Alter Ego: Lisa Simpson
Superpower: Time traveling
Loreli is a Silicon Valley veteran, with 20+ years of experience in the enterprise software industry, successfully having worked at enterprise and startups – two of which went IPO. She has held different roles from coding, architecture, development management, to product management. Loreli is passionate about building products to power the world’s software development teams and accelerate their digital transformation.
Before joining ActiveState, she held product management and technology roles in DevOps (most recently at JFrog and Oracle), with a deep understanding of the software supply chain and continuous software delivery. Loreli holds a Bachelor and Master of Engineering degrees in Computer Science from MIT.
Claudia Ring, VP Marketing
Favorite part of my job: Finding the right combination of channels, audiences and messages and experimenting until we hit an optimization ceiling.
I got hooked on tech: Because of the challenge of selling complex products to technical buyers.
I love to also: Read, do yoga, go wine tasting and spend lots of time with my dogs and husband adventuring and watching movies.
Leaders who inspire me: Ingrid Newkirk, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Patrick Rothfuss, my Dad.
Fictional Alter Ego: Dana Scully.
Superpower: Putting it all together.
Claudia loves marketing products that drive the bleeding edge of technology and innovation and ultimately change the world. She has been playing the marketing game on hard mode since the start of her career, marketing deeply technical products to developers and technical executives for over a decade. During any work week, you will find Claudia analyzing metrics dashboards, creating models and tinkering in the backend of ad platforms to help her team drive growth.
AJ Horst, VP of Sales
Favorite part of my job: Meeting with customers and helping them to solve big problems.
I got hooked on tech: When my parents bought our first computer: a Macintosh in 1991.
I love to also: Go on weeklong hiking trips with my wife and three children.
Leaders who inspire me: Mahatma Gandhi, Abraham Lincoln, Albert Einstein.
Fictional Alter Ego: Wolverine.
AJ brings over 17 years of IT sales and leadership experience to ActiveState. AJ previously led sales efforts to help grow iWave (acquired by EMC), AppDynamics (acquired by Cisco), Catchpoint, and eBreak (acquired by Dell).
AJ holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin, and he is passionate about finding product-market fit to help organizations solve real business challenges. AJ’s approach is to employ market-leading technology while working closely with the customer to provide insights and understanding to their business objectives, which leads to a successful customer experience and realized mutual value.