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SpaceClaim has a world-class team of prominent executives, product developers, board members, and advisors with unrivaled experience in bringing new computer-aided design software to market.

Executive Biographies

Chris Randles, President and Chief Executive Officer

Chris Randles has been the President and CEO of SpaceClaim since September, 2008.  Over the last four years, SpaceClaim’s sales have grown more than thirtyfold as it has evolved from insurgent startup to category leader, with tens of thousands of copies sold, and thousands of companies added to its customer list.  SpaceClaim’s modern and innovative direct modeling products have made 3D accessible to millions of engineers in manufacturing, and sparked a revolution in mechanical CAD.

Randles has over 25 years’ experience in the global application software industry. His career has encompassed a variety of sales, marketing, and general management positions in the US and Europe for application and enterprise software companies. He has contributed successfully to new and established enterprises, and has managed businesses at all stages of development, from startup to turnaround and profitable growth. He has a strong belief in, and commitment to global strategy.  Randles was most recently Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Borealis Ventures.  Prior to Borealis, Randles led the management buyout of Mathsoft, and served as its Chairman, President, and CEO until the company was acquired by PTC in 2006. Randles holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Oxford, England.

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Daniel Dean, Senior Vice President of Research and Development

Daniel Dean leads SpaceClaim’s team of world-class engineers dedicated to new technical innovation in 3D mechanical design. Dean is responsible for all aspects of SpaceClaim product development, including research, product definition, development, quality assurance, documentation, and release. Previously, Dean was a co-founder of PTC, where he pioneered parametric feature-based solid modeling, a technology that has formed the basis of all major 3D CAD systems. As Vice President of Mechanical Applications at PTC, Dean led the team responsible for developing the data model, architecture, and functional logic of all end-user deliverables across multiple product lines, from parts and assemblies to manufacturing, sketching, and cabling. Prior to joining PTC, Dean was introduced to 3D CAD/CAM as a software engineer at Applicon. Dean holds a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s in Engineering from Cornell University.

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Gregory Stott, Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance & Operations

As SpaceClaim’s Chief Financial Officer, Gregory Stott brings more than 20 years of strategic financial experience working with venture-backed technology companies.  Stott is responsible for all financial, legal, and administrative operations within the company.  Prior to SpaceClaim, Stott was the founding Chief Financial Officer for Covergence Inc., a developer of session border control solutions, where he played an integral role in negotiating and executing the sale of the company to Acme Packets. Prior to Covergence, Stott was the Vice President of Finance & Treasurer for Telica, an innovator of VoIP switching products.  Stott was part of the leadership team that negotiated the sale of the company  to Lucent Technologies.  Stott has also held senior management positions at Agile Networks (acquired by Lucent), and Leaf Systems (acquired by Scitex).  Stott started his career as a certified public accountant at Arthur Young & Company, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Stott is a graduate of Bentley College and holds an MBA from Nichols College.

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Stig Jensen, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales

Stig Jensen brings more than 25 years of experience in sales to SpaceClaim. Most recently he was Vice President of International Sales for the Mathcad Business Unit of Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC), having held senior sales positions in PTC for four years. While at PTC he contributed to Mathcad license and service revenue growth within EMEA of 29% year-over-year and came to PTC as a part of its acquisition of Mathsoft Engineering & Education, which experienced over 150% growth in five years prior to being purchased. Prior experience included sales positions with infrastructure consulting company Spiritech and Advanced Visual Systems (AVS), where Jensen was very involved in the merger with Muse Technologies. Jensen started his sales career with Uniras. He has a Bachelor's degree in Marketing and Economics from Copenhagen Business School in Denmark.

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Rich Moore, Vice President of Business Development

Rich Moore imparts successful executive leadership, including CAD/CAM and CAE sales expertise, to his role as SpaceClaim’s Vice President of Business Development. Prior to joining SpaceClaim, Moore was President and CEO of IDe, Product Portfolio Management. Previously, as Vice President and General Manager of the Americas for Computervision Corporation, Moore helped increase the CAD/CAM company’s revenue by 50 percent, leading to its acquisition by PTC. Earlier, at MSC Software Corp., Moore helped the publicly traded company achieve a 35 percent market share in the competitive CAE market segment. He has also held senior management posts at Alias Research and Aries Technology and served on the board of MIT’s Center for Innovation in Product Development and as Vice Chair of the Product Development Management Association Supplier Advisory Council. Moore earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Lindenwood University.

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Steve Costello, Vice President of Sales, Americas

Steve Costello joins SpaceClaim with more than 20 years experience in sales and sales leadership for technology companies. He is responsible for all North American SpaceClaim sales, including direct and indirect channels. Costello has held senior-level sales positions in both large and small companies, including DigitalGlobe, BAE Systems, and Z Corporation. He was most recently Director of Sales for DigitalGlobe, where he led the America's enterprise sales team. Costello holds a Bachelor's degree from Babson College and a Master's degree from Bentley College.

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Frank DeSimone, Vice President of Software Development

Frank DeSimone draws on his extensive strategic and technical experience to oversee the design and production of SpaceClaim's product line, working directly with the development team as they continually enhance the software. Prior, DeSimone was SpaceClaim's Director of Product Definition, a position he held upon joining the Company at its founding in 2006. DeSimone previously held product management and design positions at PTC (Parametric Technology Corporation), including playing an integral role in the development of PTC's Wildfire user interface, and becoming a strong proponent of creating software that is easy to use and intuitive. DeSimone earlier held positions at Boston Digital, designing castings and sheet metal for milling machines. He holds Bachelor degrees from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Mechanical Engineering, with a Design concentration, and in Literature, with a Russian concentration.

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Board of Directors

Richard D’Amore

Partner, North Bridge Venture Partners

Jesse Devitte

Managing Director and Co-Founder, Borealis Ventures

Bharatan (Bart) Patel

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Aavid Thermalloy; Founder, Fluent, Inc.

Chris Randles

President and CEO, SpaceClaim Corporation

Richard Riff

Ford Technical Fellow, CAD/CAM/CAE & PLM, Ford Motor Company

Lou Volpe

Managing General Partner, Kodiak Venture Partners

John Kawola

CEO, Harvest Automation



Mark Ain

Founder and Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors, Kronos Incorporated

Michael Payne

CEO of Kenesto, Co-founder of PTC, SolidWorks, and SpaceClaim

Steve Walske

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Endeca Technologies Incorporated

Rainer Gawlick 

EVP of Global Sales and Marketing, IntraLinks. Formerly CMO of Sophos, and VP of Worldwide Marketing at SolidWorks