RedTail Solutions, Inc. — Management Team

Bob Gleason,
President & CEO

Bob brings to RedTail more than 25 years management experience in a wide range of entrepreneurial high tech businesses offering logistics software, software development tools, Internet consulting services, high-performance networked-based business applications and supply-chain integration solutions.

Prior to RedTail, Bob was the founder and CEO of Riverton – a software tools and Internet professional services provider. Before founding Riverton, he was vice president of sales and marketing at Easel Corporation, where he contributed to helping the company achieve a successful public offering in the early ’90s.

Before Easel, Bob brought to market one of the industry’s first warehouse management systems at Distribution Management Systems, which was subsequently acquired by Cullinet. Early on, Bob began his high tech career as a consultant for International Data Corporation.

Bob holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Brown University and a master’s degree in business administration from the Harvard Business School.


Sean Kelley,
Senior Vice President, Systems Engineering and Customer Support

Sean has over 15 years of operations management experience (Technical Support, Professional Services and consulting, training and fulfillment) for EDI and Supply Chain Management organizations. He was an early member of the DNS team, an EDI software and services company later acquired by TIE Commerce, where he was responsible for developing the technical support function.

Most recently, Sean was Senior Manager for Engineering Support at Kewill Solutions, North America, where he was responsible for providing escalation support to a total customer base of over 50,000 customers using Internet-enabled e-Commerce shipping applications.

Sean has a unique combination of technical capabilities, customer support and domain expertise that will serve RedTail customers well as we scale operations and maintain the highest level of service.

Sean earned a bachelor’s degree in physics at Northeastern University and Worcester Polytechnic Institute.


Chris Brunelli,
Vice President, Sales

Chris brings over 15 years of high tech sales and leadership experience to his position as Vice President, Sales at RedTail Solutions, with overall responsibility for revenue generation and sales operations. Earlier, Chris was Director, Business Development, focusing on offerings integrated to Microsoft Dynamics for RedTail. During his career he has held a variety of strategic and territory management positions focusing on direct and channel oriented sales strategy and execution within start-up environments.

Previously, he held the position of Major Accounts Manager at Juniper Networks. He joined Juniper as part of the acquisition of Redline Networks, where he served as Regional Sales Manager. He was Territory Manager at Micromuse, which he joined as part of the acquisition of RiverSoft.

As an early member of Adlex Corporation (later acquired by Compuware), Chris grew the New York Metro territory and facilitated product development efforts within large accounts. He began his career at Cabletron Systems (now Enterasys), where he held positions including inside sales and outside sales with responsibilities for large enterprise financial accounts.

Chris attended Rochester Institute of Technology.


Jeffrey Franklin,
Vice President, Sales for Sage / AccountMate

Since co-founding RedTail in 2000, Jeff has played an integral part in the development of the RedTail’s flagship managed EDI service—from its design and development, to its implementation as part of a total electronic trading solution for middle-market businesses. He brings more than 25 years of expertise in the understanding of manufacturing systems that include electronic data interchange

As Vice President, Sales for Sage / AccountMate, Jeff focuses on RedTail’s sales in those market segments. Earlier, Jeff transitioned from VP of Product Development Director of Sales and Business Development. Prior to founding RedTail Solutions, Jeff was IT Director for RBI, where he developed and implemented a collaborative system for new product development in addition to his general responsibilities for RBI’s IT strategy and systems. Jeff also started Electro-World and Boca Software, and wrote a full MRP system for electronics company Solitron.

Jeff attended the University of Florida


John Matera
Vice President of Marketing

John’s 25+ years of experience include leadership positions in general management, marketing, and sales for high technology firms. Before joining RedTail, John was president of Qitera, Inc., a subsidiary of the German social media company.

Earlier, John managed teams at several start-up, high-tech firms where he was instrumental in driving growth and profitability in positions ranging from director of sales to president. Notably, three of those firms—Easel Corporation, Mystic River Software, and Cobion, Inc.—went public or were acquired during his tenure, providing investor liquidity with substantial returns. Previously, John managed sales of business, IT, telecommunications, and manufacturing systems at McDonnell Douglas Corporation (now Boeing).

John earned a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Pittsburgh and completed the Columbia University Graduate School of Business Marketing Management Executive Program.