Entrepreneurship Founders

Jan E. Newman

Jan E. Newman

Membership Information:

Member Status: Bronze
Member Since: 2010


Company: Vivint Solar
Location: Utah, United States


Jan Newman is a software entrepreneur with over 20 years of executive experience in the industry. Jan started his career as a software engineer with Novell, Inc. in 1986 and was instrumental in building the company’s software testing methodology. He also served as executive vice president of the NetWare Systems group responsible for product development and marketing of the $1 billion business unit. In 1996 Jan left Novell and founded KeyLabs, Inc., an independent software testing and verification company. He sold the company to Exodus Communications for $42 million in 1999. Before selling KeyLabs, Jan founded Altiris, Inc., a systems management company to take advantage of a revolutionary software delivery technology developed at KeyLabs. Altiris went on to complete a public offering in 2002 and was eventually purchased by Symantec Corporation for over $1 billion. Jan also served as vice president of business development for the Canopy Group, a venture fund started by Ray Noorda. Jan is currently a partner at SageCreek Partners. Jan recently returned from serving as president of the Nebraska Omaha Mission.