Revelation Software Concepts Executives
David Drake – Chief Executive Officer and Founder
Australia-based David Drake formed Revelation Software Concepts (RSC) in 1997 as a privately funded company. His express purpose was to develop and support software that would simplify the complex task of managing SAP software changes and project developments. He was the original developer of RSC’s flagship product, Rev-Trac and the key concept designer behind Salt. Now in version 6.0, Rev-Trac has consistently reflected David’s original vision of a highly automated change management solution for SAP enterprise systems of any size. Salt has extended this vision into simplifying the way SAP object code versions are viewed and understood.
Prior to founding RSC, David honed his own programming knowledge and leadership skills as a programming team leader. During this time he acquired great skill with SAP ABAP/4. He has worked with SAP applications of all types since 1987 and developed a deep understanding of SAP change control requirements. He also studied market needs as they related to SAP change management software requirements. He realized that, as dependence grew on SAP-based solutions to keep information flowing and accessible, the need for a tightly integrated change management technology would grow rapidly.
Rick Porter – Vice President Business Development
Rick Porter joined Revelation Software Concepts in 2001 at a time when RSC’s technology was poised for mainstream adoption. Rick brought over 10 years of international business development and strategic channel strategy execution for Australian-based and other multi-national companies across a range of industries from Data Networking to Process Engineering and Manufacturing.
In addition to establishing RSC’s innovative channel and partner strategy which he expanded into Europe, the United States, United Kingdom, South America and South Africa, over the past 12 years he has built an effective sales and marketing team which has played a major role in Rev-Trac and Salt being recognized by many in the SAP ecosystem as the market leading SAP change control technology available today.
A native of Australia, Rick holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree from Monash University and a Masters in Business (Marketing) from RMIT University.
Follow Rick Porter on RSC’s SAP Change Control Blog
David Gordon – Chief Information Officer
David Gordon joined Revelation Software Concepts in 2009 as the company’s senior technology executive, bringing over 17 years of technology management experience gained through his commercial experience in IT within a diverse range of Blue Chip companies locally and abroad, including Banking and Finance, Retail Utilities, Oil and Gas, IT, Manufacturing, Construction and Telecoms.
Having gained an extensive knowledge of various IT components including programming languages, design techniques, operating systems, hardware and systems architecture, connectivity methods, databases, ERP systems and internet technologies, David has a high level understanding of the IT service management function within many types of environments while ensuring the smooth adoption of ITIL methods and principles by the businesses he has served.
Originally from Scotland, David holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Napier University, Edinburgh.
Wendy Marris – Chief Finance Officer
Wendy Marris first joined Revelation Software Concepts in 2007 as a finance consultant. She has officially become part of the team as CFO in 2014. Wendy brings over 20 years of finance expertise, having held leadership positions in both the corporate and not for profit world. Wendy has also succeeded in running her own accounting business, delivering specialized accounting, tax compliance and finance services across a range of industries.
With a strong background in IT and SAP in both Australian-based and other multi-national companies, Wendy is uniquely placed to steer the finance department of Revelation Software Concepts.
Wendy holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) from RMIT Melbourne and is a qualified CPA Public Practitioner.