Bruce Reading brings nearly 30 years of broad business acumen to the Pica9 board of directors through his previous roles in sales, marketing, operations and mergers and acquisitions. As President and CEO of VoltDB, a big-data SaaS technology, Bruce has grown VoltDB’s revenues nearly 5-fold a year since assuming the helm in 2012. Bruce plans to apply his proven expertise and substantial experience in managing and growing SaaS businesses to the Pica9 opportunity as a director.
Before joining VoltDB, Bruce was senior vice president and general manager for Compuware Corporation (formerly NASDAQ:CPWR). Prior to Compuware, he spent six years as president, chief operating officer and senior vice president at Gomez, Inc. Previously, Bruce served in senior management capacities at Access International, Cayman Systems and Dictaphone Corporation. A native Canadian, Bruce maintains an active role in the startup community as a seed investor and board member to several early stage companies, is a father to four great kids, and is an avid hockey fan.
Bruce received his B.S. in Economics from McMaster University. Bruce helped build Boston-based Care 2 Communities (formerly Containers 2 Clinics), a non-profit focused on saving lives by delivering sustainable primary health care to women and children in developing countries, and was chair of the board of directors for many years.