Southard Jones is Birst’s VP, Product Strategy. Southard was previously the Vice President of Products at SCIenergy, a leading provider of Energy Management Analytics to commercial buildings, where he transformed product and go-to-market strategy leading the company to a five-fold growth in quarterly ACV bookings. Prior to SCIenergy, as Vice President of Products he led Right90, a pioneer in SaaS sales forecasting, from start-up to acquisition. His software career started at Siebel where he ran Performance Management and Workforce Analytics product lines in Siebel’s fastest growing business unit, Siebel Analytics. Southard spends his free time with his family enjoying all that Northern California has to offer including skiing, camping, and mountain biking.
Southard holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University and a MBA and MEM from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management and McCormick School of Engineering.