Les Rechan is a seasoned board member, software industry leader and venture investor.
Les is a PROS (NYSE: PRO) and MicroStrategy (NASDAQ: MSTR) Board Member. He brings to those boards a broad range of software experience from some of the world’s leading technology organizations.
Rechan was previously President and CEO of Halogen Software (TSX: HGN), from July 2015 until Halogen merged with Saba Software in May 2017. Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, Halogen was an organically built cloud-based talent management suite that reinforces and drives higher performance across all talent programs, from recruiting and performance management, to learning and development, succession planning and compensation.
Rechan previously served as General Manager of IBM’s multi billion dollar Business Analytics Division. He retired from IBM in 2014 after 30 years in the enterprise technology solutions industry.
He has also served as Chief Operating Officer of Cognos prior to its acquisition by IBM in 2008, and has held global executive leadership roles with Oracle, Siebel Systems, Cadence Design Systems and Onyx Software. Rechan currently serves as a board advisor to Cognitive Scale, an industry cognitive cloud solutions company, and Jasci, a modern warehouse management and supply chain cloud solutions company. Les is also an Executive Fellow at Mistral Venture Partners and a Venture Partner at The Entrepreneurs Fund.
He earned a master’s degree in management from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, and holds a B.S. in electrical engineering and B.A. in organizational behavior and management from Brown University.