Kristina Kerr Bergman joined Ignition as a principal in 2012, bringing over a decade of software-industry management experience and a focus on product management, marketing and entrepreneurship. At Ignition Kristina sources deals in areas such as cloud and “big data”, advises portfolio companies and provides counsel on industry trends.
Before Ignition, Kristina was most recently group product manager for Microsoft’s SharePoint Server, part of its industry-leading Office division. In that role she led the enterprise product management group which included Business Intelligence, Enterprise Search and Composite Applications. Later she led the SharePoint outbound team which included all external-facing engagement including partner ecosystem development for a new, cloud-based application-development model, worldwide sales and marketing campaigns, social media engagement, press and analyst relations, and events like the SharePoint Conference. Prior to that she led the Business Intelligence product-management team.
Before that, Kristina worked as a senior, and then a lead, product manager in Microsoft’s Business Division, focusing on Business Intelligence. Before joining Microsoft in 2006, she worked for Crystal Decisions, acquired by Business Objects, in Vancouver, BC, working primarily on product marketing for the company’s strategic alliances.
Kristina holds a bachelor of commerce degree, with a specialty in entrepreneurship, from the University of Victoria. She started a commercial painting business and a drive-in movie theater in Victoria prior to and during university.