Founded in February 2008, Zapproved is a software provider based in Portland, Ore., with a compliance platform making it easier and more economical for businesses facing increasing rules and regulations.
Zapproved's first products focus on targeted compliance workflows that reduce liability risk in legal and regulatory compliance. The company is expanding its product line to create a suite of applications that address additional compliance issues and workplace collaboration.
Monica brings extensive management experience and software expertise to the Zapproved team as chief executive officer. She has grown Zapproved into a leading software provider with a compliance platform making it easier and more economical for businesses facing increasing rules and regulations. Prior to founding Zapproved, Monica had over 15 years with blue-chip companies such as Intel and IBM. Monica holds an M.B.A. from University of Portland and a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. Monica is a speaker and active member in the entrepreneurial community in Portland, and she is also a member of the board of the Software Association of Oregon. She was recognized by the Portland Business Journal in 2010 as an Orchid Award winner for achievement for women in business.
Chris has worked in marketing and communications for 20 years and has expertise in working with start-up and emerging growth companies. He most recently managed worldwide corporate communications for Pixelworks, a publicly traded semiconductor company. While there, he was part of Pixelworks' IPO team in 2000. Chris previously worked at two high-tech public relations firms, one of which he founded grew from six to 26 employees in the first year. He has additional experience working for a major law firm and with the World Bank. Chris holds an MA in International affairs from The George Washington University and a BA from the University of Pittsburgh.
Brad has more than 25 years of experience in the high technology and enterprise software sectors, including assisting Fortune 1000 companies enhance their e-discovery preparedness through technology and process improvement. Brad is a frequent author and speaker on data preservation and e-discovery issues, including articles in National Law Journal, Corporate Counsel, Metropolitan Corporate Counsel and Information Management and presentations at leading industry events such as LegalTech New York. Prior to joining Zapproved, he led the development of electronic discovery readiness consulting efforts for Fios, Inc. from 2004 to 2009. He has held senior management positions at prominent public and privately held companies, including Hewlett-Packard, Tektronix and Merant.
Lee has worked in software technology for more than 20 years and brings experience from Autodesk, Intel and Sunstone Circuits. He provides high-level technical guidance in opportunities ranging from analysis and remediation strategies for regulatory mandates to fine-grained decisions such as team tool selection. His technical experience is varied and includes e-commerce, corporate web presence and ECAD application development. Lee holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Oregon State University, a MS in Mechanical Engineering from Portland State University, and has been awarded four patents for his work. Lee is very involved in the entrepreneurship community including the Software Association of Oregon, the Austin Entrepreneurship Program at Oregon State University, and FIRST Robotics.
Randy is a high technology sales and business development executive with a diverse background of professional experience. Most recently, Randy spent 11 years at Agilent Technologies in a variety of sales, business development, and leadership roles. He has a wealth of experience launching new products, negotiating large transactions, and coordinating global sales efforts. Randy has an MBA from The Johnson School at Cornell University and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Santa Clara University.
Elise leads Zapproved’s client support, operations and oversees product development. She previously held a broad portfolio of responsibilities for start-up Avnera. Elise holds a BS in Psychology from the University of Oregon.
Allen Alley is a long-time technology entrepreneur and investor and he currently serves as the Chairman of the Oregon Republican Party. He was most recently the Chairman of Pixelworks, a company he founded and led as CEO and President between 1997 and 2006, including taking the company public in 2000. Allen previously worked in the Office of the Governor of Oregon as Deputy Chief of Staff. Before Pixelworks, he was an Executive VP for InFocus Corp., a general partner at Battery Ventures, as well as working in marketing for Computervision and engineering for Boeing and Ford. Allen earned a Mechanical Engineering degree from Purdue University.
Hon. Robert J. Cindrich (Ret.) served as a Federal judge in the U.S. District Court for Western Pennsylvania from 1994 to 2004 after being nominated by President Clinton and approved unanimously by the U.S. Senate. He currently serves as Senior Advisor to the Office of the President at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), one of the leading nonprofit health systems in the United States. From 2004 to 2011, Mr. Cindrich was UPMC’s Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer. Cindrich currently serves on the Board of Directors of Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq:MYL), a leading diversified generic and specialty pharmaceutical company. Cindrich is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He also served in the U.S. Army Reserves and the U.S. Air Force Reserves and was an adjunct professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and the Duquesne University School of Law.
Steve currently serves as the Chair of Triquint Semiconductor, a leading RF products manufacturer and foundry services provider, which he joined in 1991 as president and CEO. Previously, he was an executive with venture capital-financed semiconductor companies, including being the founder of Power Integrations, Inc. and Silicon Architects, Inc. which was acquired by Synopsys, Inc. Steve is a director of Power Integrations, Inc. He received a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Southern Methodist University, a M.S. degree in Engineering Science from California Institute of Technology and a M.B.A. from Stanford University.
Randy Steck is the Principal in Steck Consulting, a consulting firm helping organizations to deliver on-time and on-target in highly complex, leading edge environments. Prior to this, Randy was the CEO and Chairman of the Board of Stexar Corporation, a company developing cutting edge DTV technology. Randy retired as Vice President/General Manager from Intel Corporation in July 2001 after leading development of more than 15 microprocessor programs, including the P6, Pentium II, Pentium III, Celeron and Pentium 4 product lines. He graduated from Brigham Young University in 1980 with a BSEE and has taught at Arizona State University and the Oregon Graduate Institute.
Steve Wynne is a leading figure in Portland's entrepreneurial community as a strategic business adviser and private investor. He is currently the Chief Marketing Officer of JELD-WEN, Inc., the world’s most reliable manufacturer of windows and doors. Steve was a founding partner of Ater Wynne LLP, a leading Pacific Northwest law firm. In addition to practicing law, he has held numerous executive positions, including CEO of Adidas America Inc. (1995- 2000) which grew from $400 million to $1.7 billion under his leadership, Chairman and CEO of eteamz.com (2000-2001), Acting VP of FLIR Systems (2002-2003), and President and CEO of Sports Brands International (2004-2007). Steve currently serves on the Board of Directors of Planar Systems and FLIR Systems. He graduated with a Bachelor's degree from Willamette University and a J.D. from the Willamette University College of Law.