Executive Leadership Team
Mark J. Barrenechea
Vice Chair, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technology Officer
Mark J. Barrenechea joined OpenText as President and Chief Executive Officer in January 2012, and also serves as a member of the Board. In January 2016, Mark took on the role of Chief Technology Officer. In September 2017, he was appointed Vice Chair, in addition to remaining the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technology Officer.
As CEO of Canada’s largest software company, Mark oversees the strategic direction of the organization and upholds the company’s position at the forefront of the industry. Under his direction, OpenText has grown both organically and through strategic acquisitions, into a $2.8 billion technology company.
Mark’s unwavering commitment to innovation and results, combined with a dedication to customers’ needs, led him to successfully realign the company’s products, transforming OpenText into an Information Management leader.
A prominent thought leader, Mark’s extensive experience in information technology affords him a unique insight into the technological changes ushering in the fourth industrial revolution. In his latest book, The Intelligent and Connected Enterprise, Mark identifies how to securely transform information into an asset that can be used to reimagine business for unlimited potential in an ever-changing digital world.
Before joining OpenText, Mark was President and Chief Executive Officer of Silicon Graphics International Corporation (SGI), where he also served as a member of the Board. A pioneer of Technical Computing, Mark defined and distinguished the new market from Business Computing and established SGI as one of its leaders. During his time at SGI, he led the company’s strategy and execution. His role included transformative acquisition of assets as well as penetrating diverse new markets and geographic regions.
Prior to SGI, Mark served as Executive Vice President and CTO for CA, Inc. (CA), (formerly Computer Associates International, Inc.) and as a member of the executive management team. Mark was also Senior Vice President of Applications Development at Oracle Corporation, responsible for managing a multi-thousand-member global team. Additionally, he was a member of the executive management team.
Mark has also served in a number of other positions, including Vice President of Development at Scopus, a software applications company, and Vice President of Development at Tesseract, where he was responsible for reshaping the company’s line of CRM and human capital management software.
Mark has been the recipient of many accolades over the years. In 2011, the San Francisco Business Times named him the 2011 Best Large Company CEO. Most recently, he was named the 2015 Results-Oriented CEO of the year by the CEO World Awards. The prestigious award recognizes Mark’s leadership and innovation in attaining results for the company and its customers.
Mark has authored a number of other books including The Golden Age of Innovation, On Digital, Digital: Disrupt or Die, Digital Manufacturing, Digital Financial Services: The Greatest Revolution Since Minted Money, eGovernment or Out of Government, and Enterprise Information Management: The Next Generation of Enterprise Software. He has also authored several white papers, such as The Resilient Organization: COVID-19 and New Ways to Work, Cloud: The Destination for Innovation, Security: Creating Trust in a Zero Trust World, and The Information Advantage.
Mark holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Saint Michael’s College. He currently serves as a member of the Board and Audit Committee of Dick’s Sporting Goods and as a member of the Board of Avery Dennison.
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Madhu joined OpenText as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer in April 2018.
With more than 25 years of financial leadership experience, Madhu brings to OpenText a strategic mindset with global industry expertise and deep operational focus in software, hardware and tech-enabled services businesses, as well as a demonstrable track record of building shareholder value. Madhu is skilled at leading and supporting business transformation initiatives, strategic acquisitions and global capital raising.
Prior to OpenText, Madhu served for more than 9 years as the Chief Financial Officer for 7.ai, a highly global, enterprise-class software and services company that uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to dramatically improve customer experience. At 7.ai, Madhu was responsible for worldwide finance, accounting, treasury, planning, tax, internal audit and procurement. During her tenure, Madhu worked closely with the CEO and management team to transform the company into a technology innovator.
Madhu started her career with Liberty Mutual Financial Services and has held senior financial roles at Rackable Systems, which became SGI and is now part of HPE and Redback Networks, a telecommunications equipment company acquired by Ericsson, services platform Jamcracker, and e-Business software provider Backweb Technologies (IPO on NASDAQ). She also has public accounting experience with PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLC.
Additionally, Madhu currently serves as Board & Audit Committee Member for Akamai Technologies (Nasdaq: AKAM) and previously served as a Board Member of Watermark, a Bay Area organization focused on professional development for women.
Madhu holds an MBA in Finance from the University of Massachusetts, is a Certified Public Accountant in California and a Chartered Accountant from India.
Executive Vice President & Chief Product Officer
Muhi S. Majzoub is the Executive Vice President and Chief Product Officer for OpenText. Joining the company in 2012, Muhi has held various senior executive positions. He currently leads the development organization to define the vision and strategy for OpenText products and their transition to the cloud.
Prior to OpenText, Muhi was Chief of Products for NorthgateArinso, where he was responsible for defining the company's product vision, strategy and the development life cycle. He focused on consolidating the late software portfolio and developing new product capabilities for both cloud and on-premises solutions.
Muhi has also held the position of Senior Vice President of Product Development for CA, Inc., where he was responsible for the development of the common technology platform and components and integration strategy.
Prior to CA, Muhi was Vice President of Product Development at Oracle Corporation. During his tenure at Oracle, he was responsible for the delivery of the Sales Automation Suite, including Sales Online TeleSales, Sales Compensation, Sales Intelligence and many other Internet technology projects, such as Oracle Store, Oracle.com and the MetaLink TAR system.
Muhi attended San Francisco State University.
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Gordon A. Davies
Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Development
Gordon A. Davies joined OpenText as Chief Legal Officer in September 2009. Gordon also has responsibility for Corporate Development, the Office of the Chief Compliance Officer and the Corporate Secretary Group.
Prior to joining OpenText, Gordon was the Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary of Nortel Networks Corporation. During his sixteen years at Nortel, he acted as Deputy General Counsel and Corporate Secretary during 2008, and as interim Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary in 2005 and again in 2007. He led the Corporate Securities legal team as General Counsel-Corporate from 2003, with responsibility for providing legal support on all corporate and securities law matters, and spent five years in Europe supporting all aspects of the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) business, ultimately as General Counsel, EMEA. Prior to joining Nortel, Gordon practiced securities law at a major Toronto law firm.
Gordon holds an LL.B and an MBA from the University of Ottawa, and a B.A. from the University of British Columbia.
He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association, the Association of Canadian General Counsel and the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals.
Simon “Ted” Harrison
Executive Vice President, Enterprise Sales
Simon “Ted” Harrison is Executive Vice President of Enterprise Sales for OpenText. Ted previously served as Senior Vice President in the Enterprise business unit and as Senior Vice President of Fast Growth Markets, growing the business in high potential regions including LATAM, Eastern Europe, Japan, Africa, China, Middle East and India.
Coming to OpenText through its IXOS acquisition, Ted has held a number of senior sales leadership roles throughout his 15 years with the company. Ted served as the Head of Global Services for Northern Europe before becoming Senior Vice President of Sales for the EMEA region.
Ted has successfully worked throughout his 25-year career to match business imperatives with innovative technology solutions. Beginning his career as a technical consultant, Ted then bridged the gap between technical and business to serve as a Senior Business Consultant on projects such as the European roll-out for General Motors. He has also worked in the mobile solutions field for Psion Teklogix, specializing in Supply Chain Optimization.
Ted holds an honors degree in Computer Science from Leeds University in the UK.
Executive Vice President, Customer Operations
James McGourlay is Executive Vice President, Customer Operations. He joined OpenText in 1997 and has held many key positions in IT, technical support, product support and special projects. Previously James was Senior Vice President of Global Technical Services at OpenText, responsible for Technical Support, Renewals, Customer Onboarding and Professional Services, managing all post-sale services, customer lifetime value, and accelerating customers’ time to value.
James has been the catalyst for tremendous growth in the OpenText Customer Services team for the Americas. He has sponsored programs such as My Support, Partner Support Program, quality audits and enhanced Customer Support programs. He and his team are also spearheading the movement towards integrations management, social engagement support for customers and continued improvements to the customer experience.
James was instrumental in the company’s early acquisitions and the OpenText Enterprise Deployment Board, which he chaired until 2010.
Executive Vice President, SMB/C Sales
Prentiss Donohue is the Executive Vice President of Small and Medium-sized Business and Consumer (SMB/C) Sales at OpenText. With a focus on delivering Cyber Resilience to over 11 million customers, the SMB/C organization includes the Carbonite; Webroot; MailStore; Mozy; HighTail and eVault teams at OpenText.
Joining OpenText in April 2016, Prentiss brings more than 25 years of technology experience in a variety of executive roles. His previous executive roles at OpenText include leading the Partners and Alliances organization which engages with Ecosystem partners; GSIs; and resellers., SVP of our Professional and Managed Services businesses; and SVP of the Portfolio Group, which focused on strategic acquisitions.
Prior to joining OpenText, Prentiss spent 6 years at Oracle and served as Group Vice President and General Manager of Advanced Customer Services business for North America, where he was responsible for driving Oracle’s software, systems and cloud service in both the direct and indirect channels. Before Oracle, Prentiss worked at Sun Microsystems for 12 years in various leadership roles.
Prentiss holds a BA from the University of Colorado and has completed executive leadership programs at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business and the University of Hong Kong.
Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer
Lou Blatt is the Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for OpenText. Having joined the organization in 2020, Lou is responsible for marketing strategy, brand, communications and the success of OpenText products worldwide.
With more than 30 years of experience in senior marketing, product management and strategy roles, Lou brings a proven ability to build and lead world class teams that achieve faster than market growth.
Prior to OpenText, Lou served more than 4 years as the Senior Vice President, Strategy and Operations at Genesys, a $1.5B software company focused on customer experience. While at Genesys, Lou led strategic efforts, including the company’s transition to the cloud. In addition, he spent more than four years at Pega (PEGA) leading its transformation from a business process management leader to a customer relationship management company. Lou was also the Chief Product Officer at ACI Worldwide (ACIW) where he was responsible for defining and communicating the company's product vision, strategy and the development life cycle.
Lou holds a Ph.D. and MA from Boston University and graduated from the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.
Additionally, Lou currently serves as Advisory Board Member for Earth PBC, a software company focused on sustainability and fair labor practices in some of the most remote parts of the world.
Senior Vice President, Revenue Operations
Paul Duggan joined OpenText as Senior Vice President of Revenue Operations in January 2017. He is responsible for operations across sales, professional services, business networks, and customer support. He leads organizational focus across a range of critical areas, such as planning, reporting, resource optimization, enablement, and processes.
Prior to joining OpenText, Paul was at Oracle Corporation for 17 years. He was most recently the Group Vice President of Support Renewal Sales, North America and was directly responsible for $6 billion of annual support revenue for the company. This included leadership and management of several Digital Renewal Centers located across continents.
At Oracle, Paul made critical contributions to customer success, operational excellence, expense optimization, including automation of various support renewal systems. He also held key leadership roles within Education Sales and Operations for Oracle and Siebel Systems over the course of his career.
Paul has previously served on the advisory board for the Technology Services Industry Association. He has completed executive leadership programs at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business and IESE Business School in Barcelona, Spain.
Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer
David Jamieson joined OpenText as Chief Information Officer in November 2014. He brings more than 30 years of experience in leading Information Technology organizations through the ever-changing business landscape. David leads the application and technology groups supporting the OpenText digital journey. He also leads global security and privacy, enabling and protecting both corporate and commercial operating environments.
Prior to joining OpenText, David worked at Barrick Gold Corporation, the gold industry leader and one of Canada’s most admired companies, where he served as Director of Information Technology for four years before being appointed as the Vice President of Information Management and Technology in 2005. At Barrick, David effectively used the company’s application, technology and information assets to drive business value for its global operations. The company’s first ever IT leader, David was responsible for building a high-performance organization from the ground up.
As a seasoned IT professional, David has held senior positions with companies, such as Universal Studios Canada, EDS, SHL Systemhouse and Canadian Pacific Railway. David brings an acute industry knowledge and strong business acumen to OpenText. His dedication in every role is evident through the accomplishments of his teams and the significant impact on overall company operations.
David holds a Bachelor of Applied Science, Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toronto and received his Professional Engineer designation in 1990.
Douglas (Doug) M. Parker
Senior Vice President, Corporate Development
Doug is the Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and a member of the Executive Leadership Team for OpenText, rejoining OpenText in October 2019. From January 2018 to October 2019, Doug served as President & Chief Executive Officer of Quarterhill Inc., focused on the acquisition, management and growth of companies in dedicated technology areas.
Doug previously served as Senior Vice President, Corporate Development of OpenText from 2015 to 2017. Prior to this role, Doug held the position of Vice President, General Counsel & Assistant Secretary from 2009 to 2015, where he was responsible for a variety of corporate legal, litigation management, and governance activities. Doug also served as Executive Sponsor to OpenText Brazil operations in 2014. Prior to joining OpenText, Doug worked for Nortel Networks Corporation in a variety of senior legal roles, including Managing Attorney, where he was responsible for the company’s global M&A legal function from 2006 to 2009. Doug holds an Executive Masters of Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business, The University of Western Ontario, a Bachelor of Laws degree from Queen’s University, and a Bachelor of Arts (Honors) degree from Trinity College, The University of Toronto.
Chief Human Resources Officer
Brian joined OpenText as Chief Human Resources Officer in October 2018. He has over 25 years of experience as an HR leader in high growth, global technology businesses, and professional services consulting. Brian has led organizational growth and transformation initiatives, including international expansion, M&A, global talent management, compensation and benefits, employee engagement, communication and cultural transformation.
Prior to joining OpenText, Brian worked for 15 years at Amgen Inc., a 20,000-employee global biotechnology company, based in Los Angeles, California. There, he served in HR leadership roles, including Global VP of HR, Head of HR for Global R&D, and VP of International Human Resources. During his international HR role, Brian was based in Europe for four years, leading Amgen’s organizational growth and HR program development across Europe and International regions.
Before Amgen, Brian was at Dell for eight years in Human Resources where he served as Director of Worldwide Compensation and Benefits. There, he led the development of Dell’s global rewards programs and managed the Compensation Committee relationship with the Board of Directors. During his tenure, Brian supported Dell’s global organizational growth from 2,000 to 30,000 employees.
Previously, Brian was a Human Resources consultant at AON Hewitt Associates, working across multiple client industry sectors in the practice areas of employee benefits and executive compensation. Earlier in his professional career, Brian worked in corporate sales and sales management for Steelcase, Inc.
Brian holds an MBA from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Vanderbilt University.