Each member of the Rock Solid family brings a unique background and skill set that helps elevate our company. Learn more about our team.
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Richard C. BrownCEO
Richard (Rick) is Chief Executive Officer at Rock Solid. Previously, Rick has been an executive in four start-up companies and brings over 35 years of entrepreneurial experience to his positions. In addition to his experience setting the strategy for companies, he has direct experience developing and managing sales teams, managing finance, raising capital, and in the day-to-day management of business operations. Rick attended to the University of Missouri graduating cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering.
Ángel L. PérezVice President
For over 20 years Ángel has served as Vice President of Rock Solid. His commitment to promote local talent and prevent the flight of young professionals from Puerto Rico to the mainland has led him to join the Boards of External Advisors at the University of Puerto Rico, in the Mayagüez Campus (2007-2020), Río Piedras (2009- 2020) and Bayamón (2010-2020). Since joining the company, Rock Solid has become one of the leading companies in the technology and software development sector in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. As a leader in the technology industry, he also participated on the Board of Directors of the Puerto Rico Manufacturers Association and is currently Chairman of the Board of Grupo Guayacán, Inc.
Ángel founded the International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners - Puerto Rico Chapter - an organization that brings together companies in the technology sector in Puerto Rico. He is also a co-founder of Ausubo Ventures, the first angel investment group on the island. Since 2002, Ángel attended the University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez Campus graduating magna cum laude as a Computer Engineer in 1990. He also obtained an MBA from the University of Hartford in Connecticut in 1993.
Gilberto FraguadaVP of Sales
Gilberto Fraguada is Vice President of Sales at Rock Solid. Gilberto has been working at Rock Solid since 2000 where he started as a Sales Executive for government accounts, then continued his successful professional development in the sales area, standing out as Sales Manager and later Sales Director for Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Panama. In addition, he was the President of the Association of Channel Partners of Microsoft, Chapter of Puerto Rico (IAMCP-PR) for two years. Gilberto attended the University of Puerto Rico - Río Piedras Campus graduating of Management Information Systems and his MBA preparation graduating summa cum laude at the Universidad Metropolitana at San Juan, Puerto Rico. He also participated in the Chicago Booth Executive Education Program.
Jason KieselChief Product Officer
Jason is Chief Product Officer at Rock Solid. Mr. Kiesel was the Founder & CEO of CitySourced, a best-of-breed citizen engagement platform acquired by Rock Solid and brings over 23 years of entrepreneurial experience to his position. In addition to his experience ideating and building software products, he has direct experience developing and managing software engineering teams, managing finance, raising capital, and managing day-to-day business operations.
Stephen TylerChief Technology Officer
Steve is the Chief Technology Officer at Rock Solid Technologies™. He has over 27 years of software development experience as a developer, engineering manager, product manager, company founder and executive leader. Prior to joining Rock Solid, he was most recently managing a large globally distributed product development team at Broadcom’s Enterprise Software Division, formerly CA Technologies, driving modernization of DevOps and Agile processes, new product ideation and conducting technical due diligence on acquisition targets. Prior to CA, he led software engineering for a successful startup from inception to acquisition. He has an MBA from Edinburgh Business School.
Jennifer MabeChief Financial Officer
Jennifer is the Chief Financial Officer for Rock Solid, responsible for financial planning and reporting, cash and treasury management, mergers and acquisitions and tax planning. She brings 25 years’ experience to her role. Since starting her career at KPMG, Jennifer has worked for both public and private life sciences and govtech SaaS companies, focusing on growth and scale. She is a change agent, skilled at building and leading high-performance teams. With a B.S in Economics and an M.S. in Accounting from Texas A&M University, Jennifer also holds CPA and CGMA licenses and is a member of the CFO Leadership Council as well as Board Member of a not-for-profit organization.
Chris DetrichVP North America Sales and Marketing
As General Manager and Vice President of North America, Chris Detrich directs sales, brand, demand generation, and market leadership for Rock Solid Technology’s North American presence. He has over 20 years of technology sales and marketing experience. Prior to Rock Solid, Chris was the Vice President of Sales at 360training and Vice President of Corporate, Education, and Public Sectors at Accruent. While at Accruent, he led revenue growth and industry P&L across three business units through both direct sales and business partner outreach.
Chris has extensive experience in building and growing sales and marketing teams, previously running marketing departments for companies including Yardi Systems and SiteStuff. Chris has his BA from Texas State University.
Ray VillarealPartner Strattam Capital
Ray Villareal joined Strattam Capital as a Partner in 2016 after serving as an Executive Advisor in 2015.
Previously, Mr. Villareal held senior executive positions with LifeSize, SumTotal Systems, WebEx, Compaq and Tandem Computers, across a variety of functions including global sales, marketing, professional services, customer success, and business development. Additionally, Mr. Villareal has served as CEO, Board Member, and Advisor for several venture-backed companies.
Ray earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and his M.B.A., both from Stanford University.
Bob MorseFounding Managing Partner Strattam Capital
Bob founded Strattam Capital in 2013 along with Adrian Polak, and he serves as Founding Managing Partner.
Previously, Bob was a Partner at Oak Hill Capital Partners, where he led the Technology Vertical and was a member of the Investment Committee. From 1995 to 1999, he worked at GCC Investments, a growth private equity firm based in Boston. Before GCC, he worked at Morgan Stanley Capital Partners.
Bob has served on numerous private and public boards over time. He is currently a director of Acendre, Contegix, MHC Software, Rock Solid Technologies, SSB Data, and Trax Group. His former directorships include: Doxim, Intermedia, Telecity Group, and ViaWest. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the HMTF Center for Private Equity at McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin, and a Board Member at Austin PBS, producer of Austin City Limits.
Bob attended Princeton University, graduating summa cum laude with a B.S.E., and Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he earned his M.B.A. and was an Arjay Miller Scholar.
Jeff has an extensive background in leading high growth SaaS businesses and has worked extensively with the private equity community in a range of portfolio investment situations. In addition to his leadership roles, Jeff has also served as a board member and operating advisor to a number of companies.
Jeff previously served as CEO for Compeat, a leading provider of restaurant back-office management software, backed by Serent Capital. Prior to Compeat, he was the CEO of MarketTools, a provider of software as a service for market research, owned by Texas Pacific Group’s (TPG) Growth Fund. Before MarketTools, Jeff was President and CEO of Tiburon Inc., the leading source of software for the federal and state public safety, which was then a Gores Group investment. Jeff cultivated financial and transaction acumen as an investment banker with Morgan Stanley and operational depth and breadth in a variety of leadership positions with General Electric, where he became a Six Sigma Master Black Belt. Prior to his time with GE, Jeff led business development and market expansion as an initial team member of two successful startups, Citysearch and FutureStep.
Jeff earned his MBA at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and holds an undergraduate degree in business with a concentration in hospitality management from the University of New Hampshire. Jeff is an active member of YPO where he served on the board of the Austin chapter, a global platform for chief executives to engage, learn and grow. Besides spending time with his family, Jeff, a commercial pilot, enjoys flying, as well as skiing, traveling and great wines.
Debra Danielson is CTO and SVP, Engineering at Digital Guardian, where she provides the technical vision and strategic direction for product innovation while overseeing the engineering function for the DG Data Protection Platform, including product development, quality assurance and sustaining engineering.
Prior to DG, Debra was at CA Technologies and has held technical, strategic, operational, and managerial roles over her 30+ year career throughout the company. Most recently, Debra was a Distinguished Engineer and SVP, Merger and Acquisition Strategy at CA Technologies, where she was responsible for identifying opportunities within hot and emerging markets, technologies, and trends to achieve key strategic goals.
Additionally, she is a member of the board of directors of Rock Solid Technologies, and Executive Advisor at private equity firm Strattam Capital and has advised CEOs, CTOs and boards for more than 10 years on the business of technology.