Derive Systems appoints John Oechsle as CEO

Thursday March 26, 2020 0 comments Tags: Broomfield, Derive Systems, John Oechsle, Richard Welch, Swiftpage, Lisa Shule

BROOMFIELD -- Derive Systems, a leading B2B and B2C automotive technology provider with more than two million software installations on the road, announced the appointment of H. John Oechsle as CEO.Derive-logo 

With more than 30 years’ experience, Oechsle’s hands-on approach with product development has led to many successful product lines in the technology and e-business market segments.

“John has an extensive and impressive track record in shepherding innovation into the product and commercial design process, which is what Derive Systems was looking for as we head into the next phase of our company’s growth,” said Richard Welch, Derive’s COO.

“The automotive performance marketplace is continuing to evolve from both a consumer and regulatory perspective. As our company adapts to both the needs of our customers and the regulatory structures put in place by the EPA and other agencies, we need a CEO with John’s experience.

“We are excited to work with him as we take this next step forward.”

Before joining Derive, Oechsle spent more than 7 years as president, and CEO of Swiftpage, a computer software company specializing in customizable CRM and Marketing Automation solutions that drive lower cost customer acquisition and retention.

Under Oechsle’s leadership, the company grew from a small startup to global leader in the CRM space with hundreds of thousands of users around the globe using their flagship product Act! to run their businesses.

“We’re confident John’s experience and passion for technology will produce products at the forefront of automotive technology, giving our customers the ability to get the most out of their vehicles while improving emissions to help the environment,” said Lisa Schule, managing director of Global Environment Fund and Derive Systems board member.

Oechsle has worked to advance Colorado’s tech ecosystem through talent advocacy, economic development and community, by serving in a variety of organizations such as the Colorado Technology Association (CTA), Open World Learning, and youth organization called Kidstek.

He has an impressive list of awards, most recently named to The SaaS Report’s Top 50 CEOs list for both 2018 and 2019 and in the CEO Today USA Awards for 2018.