Leadership

Jim Erickson
Founder, President and CEO

Jim Erickson founded Blue Mountain Quality Resources in 1989 after working in the medical device engineering and manufacturing industry. A bioengineer by education and experience, Jim used his talent, entrepreneurial spirit and collaborative insights to create an industry-standard product that has garnered a worldwide following. Jim’s goal is to continue to develop innovative products and services that produce value for his customers.

William Taliaferro
Director of Global Sales (since 2001)

Bill has more than 30 years experience in Life Sciences sales and marketing. He joined Blue Mountain after serving as national sales manager for two medical device manufacturers. Within three years, he had led the sales team to its highest levels since the company’s founding. A member of the ISPE and the NCSLI Healthcare Committee, Bill sets goals, identifies key opportunities and develops effective sales strategies.

Scott Fry
Director of Professional Services (since 2004)

When Scott joined Blue Mountain, he brought with him years of education and experience in information systems and technology. He is responsible for overseeing all implementation, quality and technical support groups for Blue Mountain. By ensuring that client needs are met and their software implementations are successful, Scott has created professional services teams that Blue Mountain customers view as industry experts.

Randolph Paroda
Director of Product Development (since 1998)

Randy’s role at Blue Mountain involves leading the software development team as they generate leading-edge applications for their customers. A former systems engineer and software developer with an advanced degree in engineering, Randy is also head of the Blue Mountain product advisory board. He values collaboration and personal growth among his team and he educates his colleagues on the technical aspects of Blue Mountain products.

Lisa Bowman
Director of Office Management (since 2000)

A certified Senior Professional of Human Resources (SPHR), Lisa is responsible for human resources, office space management, and accounts payable and receivable. She also coordinates Blue Mountain’s community volunteer activities, which include helping organizations such as Special Olympics, the United Way, and the YMCA. Lisa has improved the retention of the company’s highly skilled employees and created a mechanism for recruiting and training for professional service positions.

Drexel Rothrauff
Director of Marketing (since 2013)

Drexel’s experiences in web development and marketing automation positively impact Blue Mountain’s marketing and sales efforts. In his role, he is responsible for developing the marketing strategy and leading the marketing team to execute campaigns and generate industry focused content. In addition, he guides the organization of Blue Mountain’s annual customer conference. He has a degree in Management Information Systems from Penn State’s Smeal College of Business.

I am inspired by the passion our customers have, not just around Blue Mountain and our products, but also around Life Sciences, their jobs and their companies.

Jim Erickson
President,
Blue Mountain Quality Resources