Board of Directors


Richard Bishop

Richard Bishop

President
richard.bishop@vivit-worldwide.org

Lloyds Banking Group
Lancashire
United Kingdom

The President of Vivit has primary responsibility for managing Vivit for the benefit of our membership and the wider Micro Focus software user community. As well as setting direction and providing support for fellow board members and staff, the President attends staff and board meetings on a regular basis and acts as a contact point for Micro Focus when they wish to engage with the user community. The President holds fiduciary responsibility for Vivit and acts to ensure that the organization remains financially stable and acts in the best interest of its members.


Mark Herbert

Mark Herbert

Vice President of Operations
mark.herbert@vivit-worldwide.org

Dignity Health
Phoenix, Arizona
United States

The Vivit Vice President of Operations assists and supports the Vivit President in running the Vivit organization from an operational perspective. Responsibilities include working with the Vivit President and Executive Officers to review issues that require a Presidential and/or Executive decision and offer feedback as part of that process, standing in for the President as needed and requested, and participating in weekly meetings with the Vivit contractors to review their progress with various tasks and offer guidance when they have questions and/or need direction.


Todd DeCapuaTodd DeCapua

Vice President of Strategy & Innovation
todd.decapua@vivit-worldwide.org

JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Wilmington, Delaware
United States

The Vice President of Strategy and Innovation assists and supports the President in running the Vivit Worldwide organization. Responsibilities include working with the President and Executive Officers to review issues that require a Presidential and/or Executive decision and offer feedback as part of that process, standing in for the President as needed and requested. The Vice President of Strategy and Innovation will also facilitate and review future directions across the board, and collaboration with other key external decision makers, so to deliver on the future of Vivit Worldwide with the Board of Directors.


Mark Ford

Mark Ford

Secretary
mark.ford@vivit-worldwide.org

TIAA
Charlotte, North Carolina
United States

The secretary shall be the recording secretary of all meetings of the Board of Directors and meetings of members; shall cause all notices required to be given by Vivit to be duly given and served; shall serve as parliamentarian of the corporation; cause the reports, statements and other documents required by law to be properly kept and filed; provide, maintain, and clean membership records; maintain liaison with the Vivit attorney; and shall serve as otherwise directed by the Board of Directors.  The Secretary is also generally responsible for providing oversight for the following Vivit platforms: membership, webinar, mobile and reporting.

Christopher Scharer

Christopher J. Scharer

Treasurer
christopher.scharer@vivit-worldwide.org

CJS Consulting, L.L.C.
West Des Moines, Iowa
United States

The treasurer (see section 5.0.4 of the Vivit bi-laws document) shall serve as chief financial officer of Vivit and will be responsible for all monies received and expended for the use of Vivit, shall cause Vivit to satisfy its financial obligations; develop financial plans and budgets; provide regular financial reports; provide for proper insurance coverage; manage Vivit investments; cause the annual corporate financial audit or review to occur, and shall serve as otherwise directed by the Board of Directors. Other responsibilities currently as directed by the Board of Directors include but are not limited to the following; periodically the treasurer has the responsibility of reporting Vivit finances (monthly/quarterly), ensuring board and staff members have a copy of the Vivit expense policy and the required expense forms for that particular year, reviewing and approving budgets for conferences and any other activities that require financial funding and reviewing and approving expense reports following the expense reimbursement policy. Finally, the treasurer ensures the accounting firm is retaining a copy of the receipts and the treasurers’ approvals.


Chris Carpenter

Chris Carpenter

Communications Chair
chris.carpenter@vivit-worldwide.org

Bienabee
Bellevue, Washington
United States

The Community Chairperson communicates direction, strategy, and training items to the LUG and SIG leaders primarily through the Quarterly Leader Meetings, while also soliciting leader feedback, needs and concerns to bring back to the board. The director works closely with the Vivit LUG/SIG liaisons to make sure they have what they need to keep the LUGs/SIGs running smoothly so that they provide a valuable experience to the membership and have opportunities for success. The Community Chairperson also works on initiatives to grow Vivit’s membership and improve the overall level of member engagement. 


Bob Crews

Bob Crews

Community Chair
bob.crews@vivit-worldwide.org

Checkpoint Technologies
Tarpon Springs, Florida
United States

The Community Chairperson communicates direction, strategy, and training items to the LUG and SIG leaders primarily through the Quarterly Leader Meetings, while also soliciting leader feedback, needs and concerns to bring back to the board. The director works closely with the Vivit LUG/SIG liaisons to make sure they have what they need to keep the LUGs/SIGs running smoothly so that they provide a valuable experience to the membership and have opportunities for success. The Community Chairperson also works on initiatives to grow Vivit’s membership and improve the overall level of member engagement. 


Chris Trimper

Chris Trimper

Education Chair
chris.trimper@vivit-worldwide.org

Independent Health
Willliamsville, New York
United States

The Education Chairperson will help facilitate training and education for the Vivit Community. The director will act as a liaison between Micro Focus and various subject matter experts to bring the highest quality teaching to our members. The director will assist the Vivit team in seeking out relevant speakers and moderators for webinars and regional and global conferences when Vivit hosts speaking tracks. The Education Chairperson will work closely with both the Community and Advocacy Directors so the Vivit Community continues to have the greatest level of service and support.  Primarily oversees SIG Talks to provide strategy, direction, and opportunities for success.  


Jonathon Wright

Jonathon Wright

Advocacy Chair
jonathon.wright@vivit-worldwide.org

Digital Assured
London
United Kingdom

The Advocacy Chairperson provides strategic oversight of Vivit’s external relations activities. The Director is the individual responsible for driving Vivit’s advocacy objectives. In consultation with the Vivit Board and staff, the Advocacy Chairperson executes the advocacy agenda by building and managing relationships with key external stakeholders (e.g. SIGs and LUGs, partners, Micro Focus).  Opportunity to launch SIG CABs possibly to provide strategy, direction, and report customer opinions/needs quarterly back to Micro Focus.


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Contact Us

Vivit Worldwide
P.O. Box 18510
Boulder, CO 80308

Email: contact-us@vivit-worldwide.org

Mission

Vivit's mission is to serve
the Micro Focus User
Community through
Advocacy, Community,
and Education.