Data governance can seem like a daunting task. Described generically, it has the potential to take on an impossibly large scope and a pervasive, enterprise-wide reach. But data governance doesn’t need to solve world hunger … at least not at first. Successful organizations embarking on the data governance journey have thrived by first starting small, proving the value of data governance, and capitalizing on those achievements to expand the scope. The question for those just starting out is: How do we set a manageable initial scope that can produce immediate business benefit while instituting a permanent organizational structure and processes? Read more
Chief Executive Officer
Chris oversees Magnitude Software’s overall corporate vision and strategic direction.
As Chairman and CEO, Chris leads Magnitude Software’s corporate vision and strategic direction, driving the company’s acquisition, integration and growth strategies to extend the company’s global reach. Under his leadership, Magnitude Software has developed an unparalleled customer experience, strengthened its culture of innovation, and greatly increased profitability and shareholder value. In September 2014, Chris successfully secured up to $100 million in capital to further build Magnitude Software through product innovation, organic growth and strategic acquisitions.
Ney was previously Co-Founder and President of Silverback Enterprise Group, where the team completed the strategic acquisition of nine industry-leading enterprise software companies and leveraged their synergies to build two powerful new entities: Magnitude Software and Upland Software. Magnitude Software offers a family of award-winning solutions for enterprise performance management, master data management and data connectivity. Upland Software (Nasdaq: UPLD) went public in late 2014 and is a leading provider of cloud-based enterprise work management software with over 2,000 active enterprise customers and more than 235,000 active users in more than 50 countries.
Prior to co-founding Silverback, Ney was CEO of a series of Trilogy/Versata portfolio software companies. He previously served as Chairman of the Board, CEO and Founder of CoreTrac, a financial services CRM software company. Ney began his career working for investment banking firms Lehman Brothers and UBS.
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Texas A&M University.