Directors

The Corso directors form a unique executive management team. All have unique skills that combined provide a winning combination.
Martin Owen

Martin Owen - CEO

Martin has held executive and senior management positions in IBM, Telelogic and Popkin. He has been instrumental in driving forward the product management of enterprise architecture, portfolio management and asset management tooling.

Martin has been a driver in the growth and sale of enterprise architecture focused businesses from Popkin to Telelogic and then Telelogic to IBM.   He has a passion for growing modeling and planning products from the ground up by focusing on customers and their needs.

Martin is also active with industry standards bodies and was the driver behind the first Business Process Modeling (BPMN) standard which is now a world wide implementation in 1000+ tools.

Martin recently led the ArchiMate and UML mapping initiatives at the Open Group and is currently focusing on implementing and extending EA into other domains within the Corso Agile EA platform.

Martin is responsible for strategy, products and direction at Corso.

Alan Burnett

Alan Burnett - COO/CFO

Alan is co-founder and COO of Corso responsible for Finance, Consulting, Cloud Delivery, Customer Support, Internal Operations and ensuring that Corso can deliver its capability across the world.

Prior to Corso he was part of the worldwide Solution Architect team at IBM where he headed the Enterprise Architecture group with responsibilities to both provide strategic product support to clients and develop a local capability within IBM's regional teams.

Prior to IBM, Alan was VP of Professional Services for EMEA in Enterprise Architecture with a P&L responsibility for the business in the region. Over his three years at Telelogic he oversaw a huge growth in the business and developed a strong ecosystem that still remains today.

As with a number of Corso people, Alan developed his expertise in Enterprise Architecture at Popkin Software where he held various roles from Consultant, through Project Manager to Consulting Manager.

Chris Boys, Corso

Chris Boys - CEO Australia/Pacific

Chris has held executive and senior management roles within IT companies throughout the Asia/Pacific region.  

Chris has driven high growth companies from both a revenue and operations perspective.  

Prior to heading up Corso in the Asia/Pacific area, Chris held senior posts at ICL Australia, Prologic/Popkin, Techniche, EAP and Future Medium.  

Whilst at EAP, Chris was responsible for the successful launch and growth of Mega in Australia.

Bernard Fisher, Corso

Bernard Fisher - Chairman

Bernard's career has spanned over thirty five years spent almost entirely in the Information Technology industry. The first half was spent in a series of technical roles, starting with the BBC and culminating as European Technical Director for the ICL Group of companies. The second half has been spent as an entrepreneur, starting up, turning around, and providing international business development and flotation advice.

Since 1989, through Musashi Partners Bernard has been furnishing this advice as an independent board member to a number of public and private companies including the Sage Group plc. As well as running a number of businesses as Chief Executive or Chief Financial Offer in a number of countries including, France, Germany, Spain, the UK and the USA taking them to a successful exit.

Bernard is currently setting up a Risk Capital Fund along the lines of the main Silicon Valley Venture Capitalists who invest based on the strength of concept and capabilities of the management teams.

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