Chief Executive Officer
Rick McConnell has been a successful technology executive for 30 years, establishing a reputation for scaling multibillion-dollar companies in competitive growth markets. He joined Dynatrace as Chief Executive Officer in December 2021. Prior to Dynatrace, he was President at Akamai Technologies and General Manager of Akamai’s Security Technology Group, where he was responsible for growing the company’s security business from a few million dollars of revenue in 2011 to becoming a $1.3+ billion business. Prior to Akamai, he was part of the early leadership team that built Cisco’s multibillion-dollar Communications and Collaboration business and served in several senior executive positions at Cisco Systems. He joined Cisco in 2004 when the company acquired Latitude Communications, a provider of fully integrated voice and Web conferencing solutions, where he had served as President and Chief Executive Officer.
Rick is married and the father of three children. He lives in Mountain View, CA, and is a passionate runner and cyclist. He holds a BA degree in Quantitative Economics and an MBA degree, both from Stanford University.
SVP, Chief Technology Officer
Always driven by what’s just over the horizon, Bernd is taking Dynatrace solutions into a brilliant future. He’s a serial entrepreneur, Dynatrace being his third successful venture. With more than 15 years of engineering leadership under his belt, Bernd is a named inventor on 20 Dynatrace patents used in PurePath®, SmartScape®, DEM and other technologies that drive the Dynatrace® software intelligence platform. He believes in paying his experience forward so, in his spare time, he advises startup companies, speaks at entrepreneurial events and supports academic technology research. An adventurous spirit, Bernd prefers alpine or oceanic adventures to relaxing on a beach. He applies the same drive and determination to keeping Dynatrace on the leading edge of Software Intelligence.
Chief Revenue Officer
Responsible for Dynatrace’s Global Sales and Partner Organization, Steve and his team have successfully expanded the Dynatrace platform to the world’s largest and most progressive organizations, across every major vertical, cloud provider, and solution provider. Steve’s approach, employing market-leading technology, and working closely with the customer providing insights and understanding their business objectives, is what leads to a successful customer experience and realized mutual value. Steve has a degree, with Honors, in Electrical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University and serves on the Customer Advisory Board at the College of Information Sciences and Technology at Penn State. Over his more than three decades in the software industry, he has held senior sales management positions with NetScout, IBM, Seagate, GeoTrust, Forcepoint, and Raytheon Cyber Products.
VP, Global Human Resources
Denise serves as the VP of Human Resources for Dynatrace and brings to the team more than 20 years of leadership in the field. In her role, Denise is responsible for the company’s most important asset – its people. She has worldwide responsibility for the people strategy, and oversees the areas of talent acquisition and development, total rewards, growth and change management, and global HR operations. One of the major attributes Denise brings to Dynatrace is her ability to comprehend the desired outcomes of the various business units and empower employees to contribute to their success. Denise has always had a strong interest in the high-tech industry. Prior to joining Dynatrace, she held strategic HR leadership roles within a range of public and private, global companies, and holds a BS in Biology from Stonehill College.
SVP, Business Operations
Matthias joined Dynatrace in 2014 as a General Manager to help to bring the new Dynatrace Platform under development to market. In 2016, Matthias shifted to go-to market with the focus on how the new Enterprise Platform would be co-deployed with Dynatrace’s existing product set. As the Dynatrace Platform got into exponential growth throughout 2017, he took on the task of SaaSifying the post sales operations which covers today all aspects of cloud operations, customer adoption, retention, growth and tech support. With the launch of the innovative Dynatrace ONE customer experience offering, he drives an important differentiator for Dynatrace in the industry. Matthias holds a Master’s Degree in Business from the University of Linz and worked the last 20 years in various Sales Management and General Management roles, prior to leading a team of amazing people at Dynatrace. A dedicated father of two girls, Matthias has been known to dive with whale sharks in the waters around Thailand.
SVP, General Counsel
With more than 25 years of software experience, Craig has served as General Counsel to seven technology companies, driving every type of transaction from global enterprise licenses to IPOs and numerous M&A deals. Responsible for all legal and regulatory affairs worldwide, Craig brings a nuanced, strategic approach to his role as counsel, business partner, teammate, leader and determined win-win negotiator. Craig earned his JD from Boston College and an MS from MIT's Sloan School. After work, Craig bikes home and enjoys long-distance backpacking, photography, and spending time with his family.