Leadership

  • President & Founder

    Bill Thursby

    William ("Bill") Thursby is the President and Founder of Thursby Software. Before founding the company in 1986, he was with Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC), where he held various North American and international management roles, and at Texas Instruments (TI). He holds BS in Physiology and MS in Computer Science degrees from Michigan State University. Bill is a passionate aviation enthusiast.
  • CTO

    Paul Nelson

    Paul Nelson is the Chief Technology Officer for Thursby Software. He recently celebrated 25 years with the company. Prior to joining, Paul held engineering roles with RDA and Boeing. He holds a BS degree in Physics from Michigan State University. Paul is an off road vehicle aficionado and involved in a number of charitable initiatives.
  • Director of Support

    Carl Ketterling

    Carl Ketterling is the head of support for Thursby Software. Prior to joining the company, he held a similar role at Alisa Systems. He holds various technical certifications and a BA degree in Mathematics from Eastern Montana College. Carl has a passion for solving problems and helping clients. He is also an off road vehicle devotee.
  • Manager of Sales and Marketing

    Jean Panek

    Jean Panek is the head of sales and marketing for Thursby Software. She holds a BA from Agnes Scott College where she majored in Biology and minored in Religion. Jean has been with the company for nearly 7 years and previously worked as the Sales Manager. If she is not working with a charity group she is probably out hiking with her dog.

Thursby is a privately held US corporation and US Government General Services Administration (GSA) schedule holder.

Click here for a summary of our over quarter century year history, from the early days of personal computing and networking with Macs, Ethernet and X terminals to the latest mobile-cloud-security, with product lines for organizations from the Pentagon, to Johns Hopkins, to the Discovery Channel and BMW, to individuals (BYOD) and OEM licensing by major technology corporations (whose terms preclude publicity).