Bill Ledingham

Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of Engineering

Bill brings over 30 years of technology and security experience to his role as CTO and Executive Vice President of Engineering at Black Duck Software.

Previously, Bill was CTO of Verdasys, a leader in information and cyber security, where he worked closely with leading Global 2000 companies and government organizations to safeguard their most sensitive information. Prior to Verdasys, he was a co-founder and VP of Engineering at Avalere, a software company focused on information management and security, which was acquired by Iron Mountain Digital.

Earlier, he served as the initial VP of Marketing and Business Development at Virtual Iron (later acquired by Oracle), and held a number of executive positions at SpeechWorks, a leader in speech-based solutions that IPO'd in 2000 and later merged with ScanSoft/Nuance in 2003. As a founding member of the company, he was the VP of Marketing and Business Development during the early phase of the company and was instrumental in building relationships and closing deals with strategic partners and customers. Later, he served as VP of Product Development and Support, leading the development and introduction of a number of award-winning speech recognition and speech synthesis products.

Prior to SpeechWorks, Bill held senior marketing positions at Stratus Computer, including product management responsibility for product lines which generated over $500 million in revenue annually. He started his career in engineering positions at HP and IBM.

Bill holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a M.S. in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University, and a MBA from Harvard University. Bill's honors include Tau Beta Pi, Phi Beta Kappa, and the Terman Engineering Award for graduating at top of Stanford's undergraduate engineering class.