Chief Executive Officer
Ahmet Tuncay is the Chief Executive Officer of Soonr.
Before Soonr, Ahmet was Vice President of Products at SpiderCloud Wireless, a venture-backed company developing small-cell infrastructure and service assurance platforms for mobile operators. Prior to that, Ahmet was Senior Vice President and CTO at Trapeze Networks where he led the company's wireless product portfolio and technology partnerships, paving the way for the acquisition of Trapeze by Belden and subsequently by Juniper Networks. Before Trapeze, Ahmet was the founding President of Iptera Networks, an IP Telephony start-up, and also the founding CEO of SolarFlare Communications, a venture-backed fabless semiconductor company that designed advanced communications integrated circuits (line of business acquired by Marvell). Ahmet has held executive product management, marketing, and engineering roles at PairGain Technologies (acquired by ADC), SynOptics Communications (acquired by Nortel), and Electronic Data Systems (acquired by HP).
Ahmet holds a Master of Science degree in Telecommunications and Computer Engineering from George Washington University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland.
Founder & Chief Technology Officer
Steven Boye defines and designs the Soonr architecture, ensuring a platform with high scalability, seamless partner integration and customization opportunities.
Most recently Steven was Senior Director at Merant (now Serena) responsible for the company's web content management offering Collage and the company's next generation change management products. Prior to that, Steven was Senior Director of Engineering at NetObjects, creators of Fusion, a category defining web-design product. Before NetObjects, Steven was Director of Engineering for Borland's acclaimed Quattro Pro Windows product (acquired by Novell) and worked on Sidekick, an award winning personal information organizer.
Steven is a named inventor for 6 patents for software innovations related to data synchronization, content management, spreadsheet technology and web-design.
Founder & Vice President of Engineering
Lars Gunnersen leads the implementation of Soonr’s platform, guiding the engineering efforts for on-time delivery of key roadmap functionality while maintaining excellence in product quality.
Most recently, Lars was Head of Development for the next generation change management server at Merant (now Serena). Before that, Lars led the development of Merant Collage, a leading web content management product that was acquired from NetObjects. At CRIMP, a provider of ATC systems for the world’s major airports, Lars led initial development and became Head of Development. Before CRIMP, Lars held various engineering positions at Borland focusing on communication related technologies.
Vice President of Business Development
Brent Maxwell joined Soonr to lead Business Development and aggressively expand Soonr's mobile and cloud ecosystem. He brings over 20 years of executive leadership experience driving business results as a practical strategist and hands-on executor in both corporate and start-up environments.
Before joining Soonr, Brent was Vice President, Strategy & Alliances at Appcelerator, the leading cross-platform mobile application development start-up, where he built-out a partner ecosystem and an indirect sales channel. Prior to that, Brent held several executive roles in solution sales, marketing and strategy at Hewlett-Packard, including leading HP Cloud Solutions and driving a diverse set of Strategy and Corporate Development CEO-sponsored initiatives. Prior to HP, Brent led sales and marketing planning at Miller Brewing Company and advised CxO’s in a variety of industries as a management consultant at A.T. Kearney. Brent also served in the United States Navy in Washington DC, where he was a technical Program Manager in the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Directorate.
Brent holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and an MBA from the University of Michigan.
Vice President of Sales
Mark brings more than 18 years of sales management experience to Soonr, having led sales teams in a wide variety of technology companies ranging in size from $15 billion to early stage start-up. Mark thrives on successfully building sales organization that are scalable and consistently meet revenue targets.
Most recently, Mark served as Vice President of Sales at SugarSync responsible for all facets of revenue and business development. He led key initiatives in building the corporate sales team, partnerships and developing a sales model that would decrease ramp time and allow for faster, more predictable, revenue cycles and increased profitability.
Prior to SugarSync, Mark served in sales leadership roles for Demandbase, WebCollage, Channel Intelligence, Nextron Communications and as founder and Vice President of Sales at Creative Associates.
Mark received his B.S. in Business Management from Ithaca College.
Vice President of Marketing
Sam brings over 20 years of marketing and product experience in the mobile, cloud and enterprise space. He is currently responsible for all marketing and product marketing functions worldwide for both the direct and channel business at Soonr. Prior to Soonr, Sam was the VP of Marketing and Business Development at Partnerpedia, where he helped grow and position the company as a leading provider of enterprise mobile management solutions, resulting in a successful 10X M&A by BMC Software in 2013. Before the success at Partnerpedia, he helped two other companies reach an IPO.
In addition to start-up experience, Sam has an enterprise operational background in marketing and selling to businesses across multiple channels worldwide. He managed products at HP, Sybase, and Sun Microsystems where he was responsible for all of product management for a $100M line of identity and security products prior to being acquired by Oracle.
Sam is a sales-driven marketing professional with a technical background. He holds a BS in Computer Science and an MBA.
Chairman of the Board
John Kim is a co-founder and Managing Partner of HighBar Partners. Prior to HighBar, Mr. Kim was with W Capital Partners, a private equity fund with over $1 billion under management that makes and acquires direct investments in growth equity technology companies. Mr. Kim joined as the firm’s first employee in 2003. During his time at W Capital, Mr. Kim invested in special situations and secondary direct acquisitions from corporations, financial institutions and general partnerships.
Prior to W Capital, Mr. Kim was Director of Corporate Development at Zeborg (acquired by Emptoris), a venture-backed enterprise software company spun off from The Mitchell Madison Group, where he focused on operations and corporate strategy. He was also Director of Investments at ISL Management, a venture capital firm funded by JPMorgan dedicated to early stage software and financial service investments.
Prior thereto, Mr. Kim was an investment banker with JPMorgan (and its predecessors) and Robertson Stephens, where he worked on complex M&A and leveraged finance transactions across sectors including technology, financial services, healthcare and industrials. Mr. Kim holds a BS in Economics from The University of Chicago and an MBA, with Honors, from Columbia Business School.