Randolph M. Henry – Chairman and Senior Partner
Randy Henry is an experienced executive with a proven track record of building and growing businesses, from start-up stage through maturity, resulting in liquidity events of up to almost two hundred million dollars.
Randy holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Finance, a graduate degree from Cambridge University in England and a BA from Southern Methodist University. Randy has extensive private equity investment experience in start up technology and non technology companies. He has served on numerous boards including Texas Commerce Bank – Tanglewood, MedServe, Inc., and the Advisory Board of Woodway Financial Advisors. Non profit board experience includes Chairman of the Board of Visitors of the University of Texas Department of Astronomy and McDonald Observatory, Vice Chairman of Rebuilding Together, Chairman of The Post Oak School, and a board member of the Association of Container Reconditioners.
As Chairman of SoftNAS LLC, Randy consults with the executive team on strategic business, finance and other matters. He also leads the shareholder and Board meetings for the company.
Rick Braddy – Founder and Managing Partner
Rick Braddy is an innovator, leader and visionary with more than 30 years of technology experience and a proven track record of taking on business and technology challenges and making high-stakes decisions.
Rick is responsible for SoftNAS day-to-day operations, finances, business and technology strategy, product development and e-commerce infrastructure. Rick also looks after online marketing, lead-generation and product launch strategy.
Rick is a serial entrepreneur and former Chief Technology Officer of the CITRIX Systems XenApp and XenDesktop group and former Group Architect with BMC Software.
During his 6 years with CITRIX, Rick led the product management, architecture, business and technology strategy teams that helped the company grow from a $425 million, single product company into a leading, diversified global enterprise software company with more than $1 billion in annual revenues.
Rick is a United States Air Force veteran, with military experience in top-secret, cryptographic voice and data systems at NORAD / Cheyenne Mountain Complex.
Today, Rick’s experience as a Fortune 500 executive and CTO provides the vision and leadership for the SoftNAS team and its storage software product lines.
Bill Hood – Founder and Senior Partner
A recognized leader known for crafting the requisite strategic vision to achieve business objectives, Bill Hood has a reputation of driving IT solutions through many years of hands on entrepreneurial and management experience. Over 30 years in the industry starting with a large Texas bank just after graduation with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics at UT Arlington 1985 and on through Price Waterhouse, Guaranty Federal Bank and then as founder of Network Partners, Inc. in 1998.
The last 15 years have been focused as CEO of Network Partners, Inc. and leading NPI’s emergence into the “Solution as a Service” market. For over 10 years, NPI has sold a line of “classic” managed service products through CDW.
Today, in addition to being owner and CEO of Network Partners, Bill is responsible for strategic distribution relationships with Amazon Web Services, as well as new cloud storage initiatives.
Ted Finch – Senior VP, Sales and Marketing
Ted Finch is one of the top channel and marketing experts in the high-tech industry, having launched over 450 products into the channel for over 200 vendors (including Microsoft, HP, Adobe, Corel, Intel, Aldus, Epson, AOL, WordPerfect, Novel, Autodesk, Citrix, IBM, Western Digital, Sony, Disney, Lotus, DCA, Trusted Data, Netscape, iOmega, plus has consulted with over 170 Fortune 500, Mid-sized and start-ups including several storage software and hardware vendors).
Ted is a former VP of Sales and Marketing with TAC (now called MarketStar), a VP at Goldmine Software, VP at Harcourt, Sr. VP at Motorola, VP at GE. In addition, he helped form Red Storm Entertainment with Tom Clancy, and led the marketing team that published Netscape Navigator, the #1 best-selling software in the world at the time that inaugurated the .com era.
Today, Ted is responsible for marketing, lead-generation and channel programs, including attracting, motivating and managing the company’s worldwide reseller channel partners.
Michael Goodwin – COO and CFO
Michael spent the first 10 years of his professional career with Texas Commerce Bank, Accenture, and as a Director with Continental Airlines where he represented the airline in its e-commerce aviation initiative, led strategy development and implementation of the airline’s maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) supply chain initiative, and financially directed the aircraft operations divisions.
Michael left Continental Airlines in order to co-found WinrockHR, an HR outsourcing company, where he served as CFO/COO. Michael has advised numerous start ups and early stage companies, mostly in software and services on management, strategy, finance, and growth issues and initiatives. Nonprofit board experience includes co-founding the Technology Entrepreneurs Exchange, www.texchange.org, founding the Michigan Private Equity Partnership, and serving as a founding board member of the Houston Toolbank, www.houston.toolbank.org.
Michael has an MBA from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor where he was a William Davidson Fellow. He graduated with special honors with degrees in history and economics from The University of Texas in Austin where he was in the Honors Program and a Normandy Scholar.
Today, Michael is responsible for SoftNAS operations and finances, financial strategy and growth plan.
Michael (Mickey) E. Henry – Manager and Senior Partner
Mickey has a MBA from the University of Texas and MA in Psychology from Southern Methodist University. He spent the first 10 years of his career as a commercial and investment banker. In the 1980′s he formed Michael E Henry & Associates, a real estate finance company that evolved into an pipeline right-of-way aerial videotaping company. This company was purchased by Petris Technology, an energy management software company, where Mickey was an officer and product manager for virtual data room software for 10 years. Haliburton recently bought Petris.
Four years ago Mickey, started his own virtual data room software company, idrShare LLC, a very successful SaaS company that provides services to large public companies and commercial banks.
Today, in addition to running his idrShare data room SaaS business, Mickey is one of three SoftNAS board level managers, who oversee company policies, decisions and provide operational support.
SoftNAS is privately-held by its partners and Houston, Texas based private equity investors.