Globe reporter Michael B. Farrell recently spoke with LOU SHIPLEY, the newly appointed chief executive of BLACK DUCK SOFTWARE INC., a growing Burlington open source software company. Here’s what he found out:
1. Shipley has been around. He’s worked at five other Massachusetts tech companies and was an early employee at Avid Technology Inc., hired out of Harvard Business School. He has a passion for early-stage startups, and still thinks of Black Duck as an upstart, even though it was founded more than decade ago.
“Sometimes we don’t say this is a startup because it’s a big company — it’s a $40 million company. But in some ways it’s good to be seen as a startup because it represents aggressive growth and pioneering new markets.” Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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