Microsoft's path to supremacy would not have been eased quite so completely were Esber's leadership of Ashton-Tate
the only example of gross stupidity.
Fitzpatrick led an initial public offering as chief financial officer for Frame Technology Corporation and was corporate controller at Ashton-Tate
where he was involved in two secondary offerings and responsible for all Securities and Exchange Commission reporting requirements.
Many of the industry's biggest players--Microsoft, IBM, SPC, Lotus, Computer Associates, Symantec, Aldus, Ashton-Tate
, Micrografx, and WordPerfect--are already pouring money into accelerated product development and high-visibility marketing campaigns to capture leading positions in the presentations category.
Before co-founding SDL, Bradley was Senior Vice President - International for Ashton-Tate
and Managing Director - UK for Lotus Development Corp.
Prior to that, Crane held various positions with Lotus, Ashton-Tate
There's been tremendous anger toward Ashton-Tate
, a huge negative aura," dBase expert Adam Green says.
which Starkey founded, Ashton-Tate
, and Borland International -- and since 2000 on its related open source software project, Firebird.
He was a key contributor in the 1991 merger of Ashton-Tate
Corporation with Borland International, then the largest PC software maker of its type.
His roster of clients includes Borland, Symantec, Metier, Ashton-Tate
, and Ingres; even Dan Bricklin used to hand out McLaren demos to showcase his own Demo II program.
Farinsky, 67, has held senior management positions with a number of major corporations, including software provider Ashton-Tate
Corporation, where he served as executive vice president and chief financial officer from 1987 to 1991.
Last year, in fact, WordPerfect edged out Ashton-Tate
for the #3 spot.
In addition, Garon has held positions with Visual Edge Technology, Oracle Corporation, Ashton-Tate
, Teledyne Microelectronics and Allied Aerospace.