ABOUT US

BLUE’s brand and packaging artwork management software empowers administrators and stakeholders to have answers necessary for everyday workflow, departmental, and business decisions. By leveraging advanced software functionality, a disciplined implementation methodology, unparalleled business insights and best practices established from working with industry-leading brands, we help you take action at the speed and scale necessary for your business.

BLUE was developed to help navigate the complexity of brand and packaging artwork management. BLUE is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) product, built to give greater confidence to consumer products, retail, and pharmaceutical brands worldwide. Our experience with top brands is unparalleled and has given us the ability to deliver on our promises to more than 78,000 users and 10,800 brands in 150 countries.

ABOUT US

OUR TEAM

We are a team with deep expertise; a team of software engineers, user experience designers, applications consultants, customer service specialists and workflow management experts dedicated to making sure you always have the answer. Some of our teammates sit onsite at select client companies’ offices to deliver fast, expert administration for clients who require a higher level of attention.

We believe that world-class organizations require world-class effectiveness, and that the workflow and the information surrounding assets are more important than the assets themselves. To drive business results, brand and packaging teams must not only be efficient, but they must have the ability to make decisions more effectively. We’ve proven this to our clients for more than 15 years.

 

LEADERSHIP

OWNERSHIP

BLUE Software, LLC is a privately owned software company headquartered in Chicago with offices in Americas, Europe and Asia.

 

 

CAREERS

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Dave Muscatel, Chief Executive Officer

Dave Muscatel has been the acting CEO of BLUE Software since accepting the leadership role in January of 2016. He has played a key role in successful turnarounds as CEO at Rand McNally and Performance Designed Products (the world’s largest video game accessory company). Dave brings with him a track record of building teams and managing organizations worldwide. Dave was named the CEO “Innovator of the Year” by the private equity firm which owns Rand McNally for spearheading the company’s digital transformation.

 

 

 

Afshin Mirmotahari, Chief Technology Officer

Afshin Mirmotahari is often described as the premier industry icon in graphics proofing and software technology development. With Afshin, BLUE gains both the leadership and technology prowess of creating the top on-prem and online visualization and proofing technologies of the past 20 years. From Creo to Kodak Insight, to the award winning, all HTML 5 Viki Vproof solution, Afshin utilizes his considerable talent, leading development team members and skilled development methods to continuously innovate and bring concepts to product reality.

 

 

 

Stewart Day, Chief Financial Officer

Stewart Day, Chief Financial Officer

Joining BLUE Software in November 2015, Stewart Day’s credentials include a CPA and over 10 years of experience beginning with a public accounting role with top ten public accounting firm Crowe Horwath. This included working with a number of companies, including SaaS before he moved on to financial leadership roles at Acquity Group and VivaKi. As the CFO at BLUE Software, he oversees the domestic and international finance and accounting operations. He has a passion for technology and working in high growth environments and is excited about playing an integral part in BLUE’s growth in the BLM space.

 

 

 

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Doug Inda, Vice President of Enterprise Sales

With over 20 years of experience Doug Inda has developed a unique insight when it comes to business development on major accounts in international markets. With specialties in CPG, pharma and entertainment verticals, Doug’s skillset makes him an invaluable member of the BLUE team. His prior experience includes Senior Director of Business Development at BLUE and Major Account Executive positions at Schawk Digital Solutions, ATG and EDS. 

 

  

 

Michelle Youmans, Vice President of Operations and Quality Management

Michelle Youmans, Vice President of Operations and Quality Management

Michelle Youmans has over 15 years of experience leading cross-functional teams at BLUE promoting quality awareness and continuous improvement initiatives. Michelle is a strong, collaborative team leader who translates and applies business strategies, initiatives, and goals with effective quality management practices into operations. Her goal is to manage systems and processes that run BLUE to create efficient scalability while continuing to meet regulatory compliance requirements. She oversees the global Quality Management System (QMS) for the development, implementation, deployment, maintenance and hosting of BLUE software systems for our Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) and Retail clients.

 

 

Ali Moosani, President

Ali Moosani joined BLUE in July of 2016. His considerable experience and impressive track record of building and scaling enterprises into high growth, high margin businesses create a win-win scenario for investors,management, employees, clients, and prospects. His previous experience includes being the Sr VP of Global Sales & Commercial Operations for 1WorldSync, the leading cloud-based product information and network certified for the Global Data Synchronization Network™ (GDSN®).

 

 

 

 

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Stephen Kaufman, Chief Product Officer

Stephen Kaufman is an industry-recognized thought leader and visionary. The former CTO of SHAWK! SGK Stephen brings to the table both his unique vision and leadership skills honed over the course of 20 years of working in the Brand Lifecycle Management and premedia industries. His goal is to develop an ever deepening understanding of our customer’s future needs and bring leading technology to the next generation of solutions for customers. His role is to bring vision, clarity and leadership capabilities to the company.

 

 

 

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Frank Kovacs, Vice President of Strategic Channels & Alliances

Frank Kovacs brings global alliances to BLUE. He is most recognized for disrupting and redefining markets while building new networks and strategic partnerships to establish leadership across marketplaces. From startup to global networks, Frank is a two-time IBM pinnacle award winning executive. As CMO at startup inno360, he was awarded the Edison Innovation Award in 2013 for “best new product of the year” in the SaaS innovation services category. Frank’s goal is to lead BLUE to the broader global markets with a multichannel approach, bringing value to all customers big and small.

 

  

Phil Mueller , Vice President, Global Client Services

Phil Mueller Vice President, Global Client Services

Experienced technology and software professional with expertise in professional services, operational team management and client service relations. Strategic leader in development of software that meets market needs and can be successfully implemented following a quality driven process. Expertise in process improvement and deploying software for design, packaging, labeling and marketing initiatives in the CPG, pharma and retail industries.

 

 

 

Peter Hulsmans, General Manager Europe

Peter HulsmansGeneral Manager Europe

Peter Hulsmans came to BLUE Software in 2016 with a wealth of experience in his field. Peter has been at the cutting edge of the software industry for nearly 20 years, four years of which have been in management positions at Kodak, responsible for international teams and projects. Peter’s appointment to BLUE as General Manager for Europe brings his enviable technological and industry expertise to the company. Peter’s proven track record in customer relations, multilingual fluency and outstanding leadership provides a crucial edge in the European market.