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O'Reilly Open Source Convention
Sheraton San Diego Hotel, San Diego, CA
July 23-27, 2001

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Bill Portelli
Bill Portelli joined CollabNet as President and CEO in October 1999 from Cadence Design Systems (NYSE:CDN ), the $1.2B world-leading supplier of electronic design automation software and services. At Cadence, Bill most recently held the position of Corporate Vice President and General Manager of Cadence's Worldwide Consulting Services. In this role he had World Wide responsibility for product development, delivery, marketing, sales and all other operational business functions. In his 18 months in this position, Portelli grew his team to 600 consultants at an annual revenue growth rate of well over 100%. Cadence's Consulting Services help the world's largest Integrated Circuit (IC) developers create world-class design flows for the development, data management, exchange, and integration of hardware and software IP. From May 1997 to March 1998, prior to running Cadence's Worldwide Consulting Services, Portelli was Vice President and GM of Cadence's Custom IC Business Unit. Portelli was part of Cooper & Chyan Technology (CCT) when it was acquired by Cadence in May 1997. At CCT, he was Executive Vice President of sales and marketing and also an Officer of the Company. Portelli was also directly responsible for acquisitions and the management of all strategic partnerships. During his two years, CCT experienced annual revenue gains of over 80%. Before joining CCT in 1995, Portelli was an Officer of Zycad Corporation. During his 12 years at Zycad, Portelli held a number of management positions including Vice President and General Manager of the Rapid Prototyping and Services Division and Vice President of worldwide sales. Just prior to Zycad, Bill spent 5 years at General Instrument performing hardware and software design for flash memories and networking ICs. Portelli received a BSEE from Rutgers University in 1979.

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