Board of Directors

John Becker

With more than 30 years of industry expertise, John Becker is a seasoned technology executive with an extensive track record of success growing highly successful companies. Known for his strong operational, financial and visionary skills, Mr. Becker has led innovative and disruptive technology companies whose individual financial performance have been consistently recognized with annual growth rates among the highest of technology companies. He also has the distinction of leading multiple companies to successful strategic exits for investors, three of which achieved some of the highest valuations and multiples in the technology industry and each provided strategic platforms for growth within the acquirers. As both a CEO and board member of technology companies, Mr. Becker has developed and mentored strong executive teams whose members have been consistently recognized for innovation, quality, and thought leadership and many of which have gone on to become entrepreneurs themselves or assumed significant leadership positions with other high tech organizations.

In addition to numerous boards, Mr. Becker has served as chief executive officer of Sourcefire, ScienceLogic, Approva Corporation, Cybertrust and AXENT Technologies.

Al Monserrat
CEO and Director

Al Monserrat became Chief Executive Officer of RES Software in April 2015, joining RES after a fifteen year career at Citrix Systems, Inc. At Citrix he was part of the executive leadership team that grew the company from hundreds of millions to more than $3B in revenue in 2014. During the past seven years as Citrix’ Senior Vice President Worldwide Sales and Services, Mr. Monserrat led the global sales and services organization, growing revenues by almost 90 percent. He also served as Citrix’ Vice President of North American Sales, where in three years he more than doubled revenue and led the transformation of field operations into a multiple product and multiple route-to-market organization with a keen customer focus. Previously Mr. Monserrat was in a leadership role with Innovex Group, which was acquired by Citrix, and Accenture.

He holds an MBA from University of Texas and a BS in Computer Science from University of Miami.

Bob Janssen
Founder and Chief Technology Officer

Bob Janssen is the Founder and Chief Technical Officer of RES Software. He has been responsible for product vision, strategy and development at RES Software since founding the company in 1999 and acts as the most prominent RES Software spokesperson at industry events. He was instrumental in the creation of the RES Software flagship products, RES Workspace Manager and RES Automation Manager, released in 1999 and 2005, respectively. During his tenure, RES Software has sold well over three million licenses worldwide and his development team has issued more than 10 major releases. Mr. Janssen also holds several patents for the solutions he has developed at RES Software such as the 2010 patent for reverse seamless technology featured in RES Virtual Desktop Extender and other patents dating back to  2003.

Prior to founding RES Software, Mr. Janssen worked in several IT departments where he faced the day to day struggles of managing corporate desktops and delivering IT to users. This firsthand understanding inspired him to create products that solve the problems experienced by IT professionals on a regular basis and to coin the term “Workspace Management.” Bob worked as a System Administrator and later as a Software Developer building pragmatic software solutions using the eXtreme Programming (XP) methodology for Air Liquide, and as an Information Architect for Schenker, where he modeled, designed and supervised the construction of system and enterprise-level application solutions. He holds a Business Computing degree from the Fontys University of Applied Sciences.

Elderd Land

Elderd Land is partner at Gimv, a leading European investment company, listed on Euronext Brussels and managing around 1.8 billion EUR. Since 2000, he has been involved in multiple success stories in the technology and healthcare sectors. He is an engaged board member and sparring partner for entrepreneurs and executives, and has a focus on business building and value creation within portfolio companies. Prior to Gimv, Mr. Land worked at ABN AMRO Corporate Finance as head of the telecom sector team in Amsterdam, and at KPN Telecom in the international business development group. In both roles, he was involved in a wide range of M&A transactions in Europe and Asia.

Mr. Land holds a Master in Business Administration from the Erasmus University of Rotterdam (the Netherlands).

James Socas

Mr. Socas is a general partner of Updata Partners, a leading technology growth equity firm based out of Washington DC. Earlier in his career, he served on the global leadership team at Symantec, and he was a managing director and senior investment banker at Credit Suisse First Boston and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette.  Mr. Socas has completed a range of succesful investments in the U.S., Europe and Asia, and he has worked with many of the leading enterprise and consumer software companies on M&A, initial public offerings, capital raising and restructuring. Mr. Socas is a graduate of the Harvard Business School and the University of Virginia.