Meet the people who make Climb rock.
With vast industry experience, three innovation awards, and a passion to do something vastly different, RockStep Solutions’ founders built an elegant, modern, comprehensive, software solution for preclinical and nonclinical research called Climb™. RockStep Solutions continues to work with scientists and engineers to update and refine Climb with some of the world’s most advanced technologies to ensure it meets your needs today – and in the future.
Chuck has published articles and papers in peer-reviewed journals, and presented at conferences around the world. As CEO, Chuck brings a wealth of business experience, leadership, and management experience to the RockStep team.
As President of RockStep, Julie manages all company operations and works closely with the CEO to develop the company’s strategy, financial models, and investment portfolio. Julie has published articles on information systems for research and lectured at industry conferences.
He has a diverse background with experience in multiple industries including high tech manufacturing, software, and life sciences. Richard works closely with RockStep’s CEO and BOD on growth strategy, tactical plans, forecasts and budgets with full GAAP based financial reporting. He also has extensive experience raising growth capital, and designing/implementing infrastructure and systems to support rapid scale-up.
Vice President of EMEA Operations
As Vice President of EMEA Operations, Richard brings extensive commercial and deep industry experience to the rapid growth of RockStep in Europe.
Vice President of Sales and Marketing, North America
Vanessa has over two decades of leadership experience in Life Science software and holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from Brown University. Prior to RockStep, Vanessa led Sales for Benchling during years of rapid growth. Vanessa was a part of the PerkinElmer Informatics (now Revvity) integration with CambridgeSoft, post acquisition. Vanessa held Sales and Marketing leadership roles at CambridgeSoft and was a part of the original introduction of the ELN to industry, as well as of the growth of ChemDraw to over a million users.
As Vice President of Sales and Marketing, North America, Vanessa brings strong Commercial leadership experience to the RockStep team.