A successful repeat entrepreneur who has founded 4 startups and participated in all stages from founding through IPO and on to $500 million dollar industry leader.
is Bob's fifth startup.
Callidus, PriceRadar.com, Rational, PureAtria, Integrity QA, Oracle,
Strategy, Vision, Serial Enterpreneur, User Interface Design, Language/Compiler/Tools, Enterprise Software
2008 - Present
Helpstream is building the World's
First Modern Web Application for Customer Service. Bob Warfield
has total responsibility for the User Experience via Engineering,
Product Management, and Operations.
2007 - Present
is a blog and a consultancy focused on cloud computing in the form
of SaaS and Web 2.0.
2001 - 2007
Callidus Software became the market leader for Enterprise Incentive Managment software. They launched a successful and rapidly growing On-demand version of the software in 2006, and are one of the few companies to successfully embrace both models.
1998 - 2001
PriceRadar employed an innovative textual data mining technology to automatically create and optimize listings on eBay for commercial catalog retailers such as the Sharper Image.
Company sold to eBay
VP Engineering: Software Testing Tools
1997 - 1998
After selling Integrity QA to PureAtria, Rational purchased PureAtria. I ran a Software Testing Tools group for both companies based on Integrity technology. The product is today known as Rational Test Factory.
Integrity QA Software
1996 - 1997
Integrity QA was a visionary testing tool based on genetic algorithms and a visual user interface design language. Integrity would spider any product's user interface and generate optimal code coverage scripts to test the product.
After the problem was declared intractable by a leading genetic algorithm expert from Stanford, Integrity went on to complete the product and sell it to PureAtria for $45M in just 10 months.
VP Desktop Development
1995 - 1996
Developed a number of business plans for Oracle to pursue in penetrating the Windows market.
1988 - 1993
After Surpass was acquired by Borland, the product was relabeled and shipped as Quattro Pro. It sold over $100 million in its first year starting Borland on a path that eventually led to it being a $500M a year business.
I ran all of Borland's Engineering, consisting of 350 developers working on over 25 projects.
1984 - 1988
Right after leaving grad school, I took this company from 0 to profitability in 4 years, and challenged the world's major players by winning reviews against Lotus 1-2-3, Microsoft Excel, and Borland Quattro.
Company reached profitability and was sold to Borland.
Rice University, Houston, Texas
Bachelor's Computer Science. Completed Graduate Studies in Computer Science and Business Administration but did not write a PhD thesis, preferring to found Surpass instead.
Holder of 11 Patents on Software
Testing (5754760, 6854089), User Interface and Spreadsheets (5416895,
D402283, 5463724, 5664127, 5502805, 5784545, D409173, 6282551, 5590259)
Originator of a unique software development process that later evolved into the Agile and eXtreme programming methodologies as a result of a paper by Bell Labs researcher James Coplien who said, "The Borland Quattro Pro® for Windows (QPW) development is one of the most remarkable organizations, processes, and development cultures we have encountered in the AT&T Bell Laboratories Pasteur process research project."