CEO and Co-Founder
Prior to co-founding Ombud, Thad Eby was the European Director of Business Development at Endeca Technologies where he oversaw the firm's EMEA enterprise business. Mr. Eby was responsible for defining and executing new market opportunities and building a partner channel strategy that encompassed world-wide sales. Prior to Endeca, Thad joined pre-revenue and pre-funding social media startup, BuzzLogic where he was responsible for new customer acquisition and the organization's first Fortune 500 enterprise roll-outs. At IBM, Thad built the IBM Master Data Management Solutions organization that was chartered with delivering new market vertical solutions for IBM's Information Management suite. Mr. Eby joined IBM through the acquisition of Trigo Technologies where he was an early member of the team and ran the Product Solutions team. Thad holds a B.S. Magna Cum Laude from Kettering University where he graduated as a President Medalist and Sobey Scholar.
Executive Chairman and Co-Founder
In addition to serving as Ombud's Chairman, Tom Reilly was most recently the head of the security information software group for Hewlett Packard. Mr. Reilly joined HP through the strategic acquisition of ArcSight in October 2010. Tom served ArcSight as Chief Executive Officer since October 2008, as its President since August 2007 and as a director since June 2008. Mr. Reilly served as ArcSight's Chief Operating Officer from November 2006 to September 2008 where he executed a successful IPO in the winter of 2008. From April 2004 to November 2006, Mr.Reilly served as Vice President of Business Information Services of IBM, a multinational computer, technology, and IT consulting corporation. From November 2000 until its acquisition in April 2004 by IBM, Mr. Reilly served as Chief Executive Officer of Trigo Technologies, Inc., a product information management software company. He holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.
VP of Customer and Co-Founder
Brenda Harms is responsible for identifying features and content that empower a successful Ombud Community. Before co-founding Ombud, Brenda provided analytic support to the U.S. military and its allies. She has been assigned to installations around the world through Northrop Grumman, Group W., Inc. and Applied Research Associates. Brenda also served on the NATO civilian staff, responsible for designing and executing a strategic assessment for the International Security Assistance Force's Afghanistan mission. Brenda holds a B.S. in Industrial and Management Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a M.S. in Management Science from Lehigh University.
Director of Product
Tim Myers is passionate about making Ombud a great web product, applying his skill set at multiple levels from planning to design and implementation. Prior to joining the Ombud team, Tim was Director of Development at Copper Services where he built two web-based products and lead the production of several features from idea to conception. In Washington, he started Dodge Ball Designs. Tim partnered with marketing and design agencies to launch web-based projects that exceeded the agencies’ expertise. When he’s not immersed in brainstorming and developing new functionality for Ombud, Tim most enjoys spending time with his growing family, home brewing, BBQing and running. Tim holds a B.S. in Economics from UT Dallas.
Stephanie Wise is responsible for the execution of Ombud's social media activities, engaging with the online community in an effort to add a valuable voice to their discussions. She recently relocated to Colorado from the Chicago area. Colorado is a perfect fit for Stephanie whose hobbies include mountain biking, snowboarding, photography and barefoot running. Stephanie graduated summa cum laude from Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism. In addition to her full-time role at Ombud, Stephanie assists the Naked Foot 5K with publicity and dedicates her Monday nights to Minds Matter as the Junior Class Team Lead.
Andrew Doppler is a full stack developer responsible for improving and maintaining the Ombud Platform. Ouside of coding, Andrew enjoys many of the outdoor activites Colorado has to offer, especially hiking and barefoot running. Andrew holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the Colorado School of Mines.