Aspera is a highly specialized provider of software asset management solutions.
Hundreds of enterprises worldwide rely on Aspera, including more than 35 Fortune Global 500 companies. Since 2000, our award-winning software and services – including the SmartTrack license management technology – have been successfully implemented in international projects, representing diverse industries such as banking and finance, automotive, telecommunications, and pharmaceuticals.
Our mission is to deliver Strategic License Management – the full spectrum of Software License Management – to our customers from one source, and provide unbeatably innovative, scalable and easy to handle technology to large organizations as well as expert services that always have the customers' needs in view.
Aspera has been a subsidiary of USU Software AG since 2010.
James M Priest, CEO of Aspera Inc.
Jim Priest has 30+ years of Executive Sales and Management experience in Information Technology, including Infrastructure Management, Hosting, Software Development, Information Security, and Business Continuity. He joined Aspera Technologies as VP of Sales in 2014, and moved into the role of President a year later. Jim started his career with ADP, Bank of America, and Comdisco, then spent five years as International Director of Sales in a joint venture between Comdisco and Daimler Benz (debis) in Germany. Returning to the States, he worked in a Vice President of Sales role with several startups in a global capacity developing some of the early cloud-based services, which lead to the first SaaS and other cloud-based products and services. Most recently, Jim was in an Executive Senior Sales position with SunGard Availability Services. He has a BS Degree from Brigham Young University, and is currently VMWare certified along with other industry-standard technical certifications.
Olaf Diehl is responsible for Business Development & Operations. In this position he manages and supports marketing, partner management and sales. Olaf Diehl studied business administration at the Philips University in Marburg and has been responsible for IT consultancy for ITSM and SAM since 1998, and since 2002 in a management role.
Hans-Peter Kozica is responsible for services at Aspera. He acquired long-term international experience in management positions with USU AG, iET Solutions GmbH, and Applix GmbH, where he covered domains like Business Intelligence (BI), IT service management, and customer relationship management (CRM). Before that time, Hans-Peter graduated from Duisburg University in mechanical engineering with a focus on information sciences (Dipl. Ing. degree) and worked as a freelance information technology consultant.
Since 2016, Stephan Pflanzer is Managing Director at Aspera GmbH and is head of Development and Technology. He has many years of experience in development and user support as he held various management positions in user and consulting segments for SAP and Web applications.
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