Idera Names Jacops as CEO

Idera said on Monday that it has named Randy Jacops as CEO. Recently, Jacops worked as a venture partner at Valhalla Partners. Also, Josh Stephens has been hired as the company’s vice president of product strategy. Based in Houston, Texas, Idera is a provider of application and server management solutions.


HOUSTON, TX–(Marketwired – Jul 1, 2013) – Idera, a leading provider of application and server management solutions, today announced that twenty-year technology veteran Randy Jacops has taken the helm as Chief Executive Officer after serving as Idera’s Chief Operating Officer. Idera also announced Josh Stephens as Vice President of Product Strategy, where he will oversee strategy and product management.
“I look forward to continuing Idera’s tradition of market-leading, customer-focused solutions,” Jacops said. “The Idera team has a long history of delivering award-winning, innovative products to technology professionals and we will continue doing so. We will also increase product investment to secure our competitive advantage and extend customer relationships by focusing relentlessly on product quality and customer success.”
As a leader in the enterprise technology industry, Jacops most recently advised venture capital and private equity firms on operations and acquisition targets and worked as a venture partner at Valhalla Partners. Previously, he served as President and CEO of Versata Enterprises, one of the largest privately owned software companies in the world.
“Josh is key to Idera’s future growth,” Jacops said. “His expertise in driving technology strategies focused on customer value and innovation will be invaluable as we shift the company into a new phase of growth.”
Stephens has more than 20 years of experience in product strategy, network engineering and management, and systems and software engineering. He has designed and deployed technology for many companies, including INS Technology, MCI/UUNET, Sprint, the U.S. Air Force, and Wal-Mart. He most recently founded Bearded Dog, a technology consulting and development firm. He also served as Vice President of Technology and the original Head Geek at SolarWinds, where he spent a dozen years advising customers and leading the SolarWinds community.
About Idera
Idera is a leading provider of application and server management solutions. Idera provides a wide variety of application performance management products including solutions for Microsoft SQL Server and SharePoint. Idera also provides award-winning server backup solutions for both managed service providers and enterprise customers. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Idera is a Microsoft Managed Partner and has over 12,000 customers worldwide. Contact Idera at +1-713-523-4433 or visit for free trials, free tools and more information.
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