Entrepreneurship Founders

Jan E. Newman

Membership Information:

Member Status: Bronze
Member Since: 2010

Contact Information:

Website: http://sagecreekpartners.com


Company: Vivint Solar
Location: Utah, United States


Jan Newman is a software entrepreneur with over 20 years of executive experience in the industry. He has a keen eye for technologies and teams that have the potential for greatness. His passion is working with small startup companies helping them focus on business strategies that will help them capture market share and grow their business. Jan has held executive level positions with multi-billion dollar companies as well as small start up ventures. He started his career as a software engineer with Novell, Inc. in 1986 and was instrumental in building the software testing methodology for the company. He went on to develop an industry leading technical support organization and eventually was promoted to Executive Vice President of the NetWare Systems group responsible for product development and marketing of the $1 billion business unit. In 1996 Jan left Novell and founded KeyLabs, Inc. an independent software testing and verification company. He sold the company to Exodus Communications for $42 million in 1999. Before selling KeyLabs Jan founded Altiris, Inc., a systems management company to take advantage of a revolutionary software delivery technology developed at KeyLabs. Altiris went on to complete a public offering in 2002 and was eventually purchased by Symantec Corporation for over $1 billion. Jan also served as vice president of business development for the Canopy Group a venture fund started by Ray Noorda. His responsibilities included reviewing business plans of companies seeking funding and completing those deals, serving on boards of portfolio companies, and helping them raise additional capital. Jan is currently the vice president of business development for Vivint Solar. Most recently Jan returned from serving as president of the Nebraska Omaha Mission.