About OpenConnect: Our products and our leaders

About Us

For decades, OpenConnect has been helping global enterprises run better. It’s a great reason to know us better.

Introduction

Building on over 30 years of helping companies improve operational efficiency, OpenConnect, based in Dallas, Texas, is the leading provider of workforce and process intelligence for automation solutions. Robust work, task and process intelligence, documentation, and design is critical in determining what to automate and how the automation occurs. The OpenConnect process intelligence, desktop analytics and mainframe solutions objectively identify and illuminate workforce activity. Combining unparalleled experience and solution capabilities, OpenConnect enables its clients to more quickly address and adapt to today’s operational and competitive challenges at lower costs. 

DiscoveriQ Provides process visualization and documentation across your enterprise

WorkiQ® Real-time desktop intelligence software

WebConnect Provides secure, browser-based emulation

ConnectiQ Server-base for maximum speed, scalability and reliability

AutoiQ™ Automates routine tasks and workflows

 

Management Team

Michael Cupps
Senior Vice President – Sales, Marketing and Channels

It’s not where you stand, but what direction you are going. This lesson learned early on in life rings true today in the approach Cupps takes with his clients. Helping businesses identify the right solution to their unique challenges, Cupps uses OpenConnect solutions, partners and services to navigate the right path. Focusing on Fortune 1000 and healthcare companies, primarily operations and IT, Cupps enables clients to improve operational efficiency through analytics or robotics. His 20+ years of experience in the technology sector is complemented by his expertise in portals, content management and business process management. In the next five years, Cupps strives to develop a global, diverse customer base by utilizing data insights to move from simple automation to AI driven transformations.

Texas Tech University, Bachelors of Science – International Trade

Charles Brockenbush
Chief Financial Officer

Hard work and perseverance is a proven formula for success. Brockenbush specializes in keeping OpenConnect moving forward by ensuring it has the appropriate amount of financial capital and human capital to support its vision. Responsible for the completion of the company’s annual operating plan, Brockenbush oversees OpenConnect’s financial and administrative functions. Working with global organizations across industries including banking, insurance, manufacturing, transportation as well as state and local governments, Brockenbush manages customer contracts, delivering results on time to keep the momentum going. Previously, Brockenbush served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Blue Wave Systems, where during his tenure it became the industry’s largest independent developer of high-density DSP products.

Stephen F. Austin State University, Bachelor of Business Administration – Accounting
Graduate courses at The Bush School of Government and Public Service

Stuart Burris
Chief Technology Officer

A helicopter pilot when he’s not in the office, Burris helps OpenConnect navigate its technology vision and strategy. He also works with client leadership teams to build innovative solutions that deliver ROI and cost reductions. With his 30+ year tenure at OpenConnect, he has held a variety of research and product development roles, most recently as Vice President of Research and Development. Burris is instrumental in the development of the architecture for the company’s industry-leading products used by thousands of companies worldwide. Prior to joining OpenConnect, Burris served as Vice President of Technical Services for Smartech Systems, Inc. and held development positions, including Vice President of Research and Development at Mtech.

DeVry (Electronics) and Control Data (Programming)

Kip Brewer
Vice President – Customer Support and Quality Assurance

How you leave something is just as important as how you begin something. This thought process is the foundation of Brewer’s approach with clients. Whether their need is a deployment, upgrade or risk management solution, he focuses on producing quality software that delivers business benefit. With cross industry experience, Brewer positions clients in healthcare, banking, automotive and government services to achieve their highest business value.

Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science, College of Engineering, Texas Tech/UTD

Anna Wilson
Senior Director of Professional Services

As a child she wanted to be a surgeon. Today, Wilson assists with the delicate implementation needs of OpenConnect solutions to ensure the highest ROI specific to each client’s diagnosis. Leading the team of Professional Services Architects, Wilson’s success comes from understanding the client’s business goals for today as well as setting them up for future success. She specializes in building a strategic and nimble architecture that can advance and expand with the company’s unique opportunities.

Bachelor’s of Science in Management of Information Systems, University of Texas at Dallas
ITIL V3 Foundation
ITIL V3 Intermediate ITSM (Service Lifecycle)
ITIL V3 Intermediate ITSM (Service Capability)
Certified Scrum Master