Founded in 2010, Cadence9 is focused on orchestrating content marketing and social media strategies. This is achieved through the development of four unique SaaS solutions that significantly increase the marketing efficiencies for a wide range of organizations. Users of c9 prime™, c9 franchise™, c9 connect™ and c9 amplify™ include marketing managers, CMO’s, agencies, franchisors, franchisees, franchise development teams and corporate marketing teams who are active participants in the content marketing life-cycle.
Cadence9 originated from work performed by The vdR Group, Inc. (www.vdr.com). The vdR Group is a 25 year old software development company focused on integration technologies and solutions for engineering and manufacturing environments. Today there are over 200,000 users of vdR’s solutions. The vdR Group architects, designs and develops these solutions, while selected partners market and sell the technology solutions. As a result, Cadence9 is the beneficiary of proven technologies, business expertise and practices, and financial strength. Cadence9 operates as an independent business owned by The vdR Group.
The company is supported and advised by numerous industry thought leaders and the management team is comprised of seasoned veterans experienced in content management and social media marketing.
The leadership team is comprised of seasoned veterans with extensive experience in enterprise content management and content/social media marketing.
Martin van der Roest is Co-founder, President and CEO of Cadence9. Prior to Cadence9, Martin has been involved in launching and managing a number of software technology firms over the past 25 years. Through these ventures, Martin has become a thought leader around enterprise content management (ECM) and collaboration, product lifecycle management (PLM), hosted B2B solutions and open source technologies. When he’s not working, he enjoys woodworking in the Greene and Greene style, listening to Van Morrison and spending time with family. LinkedIn Profile
Hiep Tran is Cadence9′s Chief Technology Officer (CTO). As a seasoned technologist, Hiep brings over 20 years of experience in enterprise content management (ECM), SaaS solutions and product lifecycle management (PLM). Hiep is the driving force behind the enterprise-grade architecture and development of Cadence9. When not working on Cadence9, he enjoys running, playing volleyball, and being involved at his church with his family. LinkedIn Profile
Jennifer Christian is VP of Sales at Cadence9 and brings a wealth of experience related to the sales and marketing of hosted solutions. Over the last decade, Jennifer launched and operated a SaaS offering targeting the beauty and cosmetics industries which has given her a deep understanding of how a powerful technology can transform teams to amplify business success. In addition to her work at Cadence9, Jennifer enjoys the beach, reading, bicycling and gardening /landscape design. LinkedIn Profile
David van der Roest is Co-founder and VP of Marketing at Cadence9. Prior to Cadence9, David’s background has been in both the finance and technology sectors. Over the past 5 years he helped launch a hosted software solution targeting the academia and education sector. When not working on Cadence9, David enjoys mountain/ice climbing, skiing, and diving along the Southern California coast. LinkedIn Profile
Jim Dodds heads up Professional Services for Cadence9. He brings with him nearly 20 years of managerial experience from various industries including architecture, facilities management, and customer relationship management. Jim has extensive experience establishing, developing and operating professional services delivery processes related to both off-the-shelf and custom enterprise management apps. Prior to joining Cadence9, Jim worked as a senior business analyst in the customer relationship management field and was Vice President of a technical consulting firm specializing in enterprise Computer Aided Facilities Management system deployments and implementations.
Ben Desmarais heads up product quality and testing, documentation, release controls, training and customer support. He also provides his technical expertise on Cadence9 architecture and infrastructure. Since joining, Ben has been involved in all levels of product development, implementation, consulting, and product support. With more than 16 years industry experience, Ben brings extensive experience on various product data/lifecycle management and enterprise content management (ECM) to Cadence9. LinkedIn Profile
Jeff Schultz is focused on business development and new partner relationships, with additional responsibilities in marketing. He has been with the company since 2011, and is dedicated to aligning Cadence9′s capabilities with the vision of its partners. Jeff has 13 years of business development, sales, marketing, and management experience in technology – including software and services for design, engineering, and manufacturing. Prior to joining Cadence9, Jeff served key roles at design and engineering services firms, and at the finite engineering analysis (FEA) software company, MSC Software. Jeff has a bachelor’s degree in Economics with an emphasis in business from The University of Arizona. LinkedIn Profile