Board of Directors

Montana High Tech Business Alliance Board of Directors

Greg Gianforte
(Board Chair) Founder, RightNow Technologies; Candidate for Governor, Bozeman
Greg Gianforte has founded five successful computer software businesses. His last venture, RightNow Technologies in Bozeman, employed 1,100 people and sold to Oracle for $1.5 billion in 2012. Greg now dedicates his time to mentoring entrepreneurs, board service, working to improve the Montana economy and philanthropic work.
Robert Gilmore
Executive Director, Northern Rocky Mountain Economic Development District, Bozeman
Rob Gilmore is Executive Director of the Northern Rocky Mountain Economic Development District serving Gallatin and Park Counties, Montana. Rob is also CEO of economic analysis firm Solution Mountain and previously founded an e-commerce company, Globe-1, Inc., which sold to Onvia, Inc. in 2000.
David Hayden
Entrepreneur and Advisor, former Vice President, Project Management, Oracle, Bozeman
David Hayden is founder of an early-stage enterprise software firm in Bozeman. He was previously Vice President, Product Management for Oracle Service Cloud and held numerous positions at RightNow Technologies. David also worked as an investment banker on Wall Street and as CFO for the largest emergency relief organization in Afghanistan.
Jason Mittelstaedt
Investor, former Chief Marketing Officer for RightNow Technologies, Big Sky
Jason Mittelstaedt is a successful high-tech marketing executive and investor. He served as Chief Marketing Officer for RightNow Technologies until its acquisition by Oracle in 2012. Jason held several positions at Intel Corporation. He earned a B.S. in Engineering Physics from Northwest Nazarene University and is a graduate of Harvard Business School.
Lance Tinseth
Chief Information Officer, Murdoch’s Home and Ranch Supply, Bozeman
Lance Tinseth has 23 years of technology leadership, management engineering, and technical experience.
Jeff Trom
Chief Technology Officer, Managing Director, Workiva, Bozeman
Jeff has over 20 years of experience working with information technology and development. Prior to founding Workiva, Jeff was a founder of EAI and served as EAI’s Vice President from 1990 and as Chief Technology Officer in charge of software architecture, development and deployment from 1999.
Paige Williams
Founder, CEO, The Audience Awards, Missoula
Paige Williams is CEO/Founder of The Audience Awards in Missoula - a video contest platform that hosts user generated content for brands like Kodak and Hilton and has been featured in the Huffington Post, Forbes, and Inc. Magazine. Paige is also an award-winning filmmaker who holds Masters degrees in Media Arts and Theatre Directing from the University of Montana.

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