Ken Rugg

Ken is a founder and the chief executive officer of Tesora, and brings with him a wealth of technical and operational experience. He was the senior vice president and business unit general manager at Progress Software (NASDAQ:PRGS) and a member of the Progress Executive Team. During his time with Progress, he was responsible for leading a combination of sales, services, marketing, product strategy and development for many of Progress’ enterprise software products. 

Ken joined Progress as a result of its 2002 acquisition of eXcelon Corporation, the maker of ObjectStore®, where he served as chief technology officer and vice president of product development. In his 10 years at eXcelon, he served in leadership roles ranging from technical support and education to documentation, QA and product development. Under his technical leadership, eXcelon established its position as the leader in XML database and XML integration technologies, while maintaining its dominant position in the object database market.

Ken studied Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.