Scott Harger


Scott HargerScott Harger is responsible for the company’s technology strategy and execution. He also leads the advancement of the company’s engineering culture and talent. Scott has 20 years’ experience with the development and architecture of large scale enterprise systems in the master data management, content management and financial trading domains.

Prior to joining Perception Software, Scott was an architect in the IBM Information Management development organization, most recently focused on next generation cloud products. He has also served as Solution Architect in the IBM Growth Markets based out of Sydney, Australia. Before joining IBM he was Product Architect at Initiate Systems during a period of rapid growth which ultimately led to its acquisition by IBM in 2010.

Scott has a BS in Applied Mathematics / Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University.

A favorite quote: “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is today.” – Chinese Proverb

Mark Hepburn

Co-Founder & VP Product Management and Services

Mark HepburnMark Hepburn oversees Product Management for Perception Software. He works collaboratively with Engineering and Sales to insure Perception Software’s products meet the needs of Customers. Hepburn brings over 17 years of experience in product management delivering products to engineering community.

Hepburn was most recently Product Manager for Mentor Graphics IP Division where he was responsible for introducing new products in the semiconductor design & fabrications markets. Previously, he held various Product Management and Application Engineering positions at Innoveda, Viewlogic Systems and Omniview Design. At these companies, Hepburn worked as part of a team to bring several products to market for the engineering community including solutions for System level performance modeling & simulation, IP reuse, and Silicon IP.

Hepburn holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.

A favorite quote: “The three things that are most essential to achievement are common sense, hard work and stick-to-it-iv-ness.” – Thomas Edison

Kathleen McKenna

Director of Product Management and Services

Kathy McKennaKathleen McKenna is the Director of Product Management and Services for the Encompass and EDAConnect product lines. She leads the development and delivery of new applications to meet both customer and market needs. McKenna brings more than 20 years of experience to her role at Perception Software, including responsibilities in product and engineering management, customer support and deployment services.

Prior to Perception, she was a product manager at Synopsys/Avant!, responsible for its line of EDA tools with a focus on IC packaging and PCB virtual prototyping.

McKenna is a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY with a BS in Electrical Engineering.

A favorite quote: “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” – Ben Franklin