Software licensing is one of those product categories that on the surface appears to be pretty simple and straightforward. For the most part, it is. But as the saying goes, the devil is in the details. While it may appear that you just need to create a library that will verify some data, there’s actually a lot more to it. You have to add calls to that library in your code, create a mechanism for encoding licensing data to be read by that library and some basic client-server communications for counting the usage at the end user’s site.read more
Reprise Software Leadership
Chief Executive Officer
Matt Christiano founded Reprise Software in 2006 and is the chief architect of the Reprise License Manager (RLM.) Matt currently serves as CEO of Reprise and remains instrumental in the development of RLM.
Matt also founded Globetrotter Software in 1982 where he created FLEXlm® - the license management software that quickly became commonplace among independent software vendors. Matt served as the company's CEO until its sale to Macrovision in 2000. Matt served as Executive Vice President of Macrovision until 2003 and as a Director until 2004. Matt holds two U.S. patents in the field of license management, has BS and MEE degrees in Electrical Engineering from Rice University, and serves on the board of directors of Planetary Pinball Inc.
Vice President of Operations
Sallie Calhoun joined Reprise in 2006 and is responsible for overall policy, corporate structure and finance.
Sallie served as Vice President of Operations and Chief Financial Officer at Globetrotter from 1994 until 2000. She has over 25 years of experience in software development and management. Prior to Globetrotter, Sallie worked in the fields of medical imaging and real-time control. She holds a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Rice University.
Bob Mearns joined Reprise is 2006 and serves as a lead developer of RLM. Bob has a penchant for interacting with customers, appreciating their requirements, and answering needs with software.
Bob held several lead development roles at Globetrotter and Macrovision from 1994 to 2005, including lead for the FLEXlm for Java and FLEXexpress products. Bob launched the Professional Services group at Macrovision and traveled worldwide to orchestrate solutions using FLEXlm. Bob has more than 25 years of experience in software development.
Director of Sales
Bob joined Reprise in 2006 and is responsible for sales of RLM in New England, the Middle East and Europe.
Bob joined Globetrotter in 1990 where he served as Director of Sales and continued his role at Macrovision until 2002. Bob has held numerous technical sales and software development positions at Sony Microsystems, Nuance (CAERE Corporation), Datapoint, and EDS. Bob holds a BA in Economics from the University of Massachusetts.