Leadership 2017-02-14T12:08:10-06:00
Barry Mence

Barry Mence

Barry Mence has served as executive chairman and as a director and substantial shareholder of Sopheon since its inception in 1993 when he was one of the founding members. From 1976 to 1990, Mr. Mence was the major shareholder and group managing director of the Rendeck Group of Companies, a software and services group based in the Netherlands.

Andy Michuda

Andy Michuda Andy Michuda
Chief Executive Officer

Andrew (Andy) Michuda was appointed chief executive officer of Sopheon in September 2000. From 1997 to 2000, he served as chief executive officer and an executive director of Teltech Resource Network Corporation, which was acquired by Sopheon. Prior to joining Sopheon, Mr. Michuda held senior leadership positions at Control Data.

Arif Karimjee

Arif Karimjee Arif Karimjee
ACA, Chief Financial Officer

Arif Karimjee joined Sopheon as chief financial officer in February 2000. Mr. Karimjee served as an auditor and consultant with Ernst & Young in the United Kingdom and Belgium from August 1988 until joining Sopheon.

Shelly Fetzer

Shelly Fetzer Shelly Fetzer
Vice President, Product

Responsible for product development, product management and customer support, Shelly brings some 20 years of software industry experience to Sopheon. Previously she led product development and product management teams at McKesson RelayHealth, where she built highly available and scalable technologies to facilitate nationwide clinical data exchange, and held contributing and leadership roles in product development for enterprise software applications at Intuit.

Huub Rutten

Huub RuttenHuub Rutten
Vice President, Product Research and Design

Mr. Rutten leads Sopheon’s business consulting group in EMEA and plays an integral role in the company’s ongoing product research. He was one of the founding members of Sopheon. Mr. Rutten earned an advanced degree in Applied Linguistics in 1973. He subsequently worked for several institutes of higher education teaching linguistics and communications. He was a full-time adjunct professor at the European Institute for Public Administration (EIPA), a post-academic institute for research and high-level training. At EIPA, he was a permanent advisor to the European Commission, counseling them on IT and policy development.

Paul Heller

Paul Heller Paul Heller
Chief Technology Officer

Mr. Heller has been leading technology strategy and product development at Sopheon since 1999. He earlier worked for Baan Company as vice president of product management, a central role in the development of the Baan front-office software products. Mr. Heller began his career with IBM, where he held a variety of positions in information technology, product development, sales, and consulting.

Pieter Leijten

Pieter LeijtenPieter Leijten
Vice President, European Sales

Pieter leads European Sales for Sopheon. He is a seasoned senior executive with over 20 years of experience in the enterprise software business. He has worked in leadership roles for Fygir logistic information systems, Systems & Computer Technologies and most recently Infor, where he was responsible for the supply chain business unit in EMEA. Pieter holds a degree in Computing Science from the Technical University of Eindhoven, the Netherlands and holds a post graduate degree in Software Technology and Logistics Management Systems.

Sheila Plunkett

Sheila Plunkett Sheila Plunkett
Vice President, North American Sales

Ms. Plunkett leads North American Sales for Sopheon. She has over 30 years of software sales executive and management experience with enterprise solutions for Fortune 500 companies, including leadership roles with FICO, Cullinet, SAP and Dexma.