Since 2006, Manning has been the CEO of PLAYXPERT, an innovative platform for gamers to multi-task through a universal overlay system and an open widget framework. After founding PLAYXPERT and MetaXpert, Manning participated as the executive chairman for MetaXpert from 2007 until 2009 and has taken a more active role since October 2009 to enhance customer delivery and drive more strategic initiatives for the consulting business.
Prior to PLAYXPERT, Manning was the VP of Product Management at Managed Objects. Managed Objects was the industry leader in Business Service Management and was later acquired by Novell. Under Manning's product leadership, the Managed Objects platform was used by global 2000 companies like Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank, Fidelity and others. Manning came to Managed Objects when it acquired M-Code Software, an Application Performance Management (APM) company founded by Manning in 1998.
M-Code Software built technology that provided Service Level Management solutions using the M-Code dynamic instrumentation tools for Java and synthetic testing and response time measurement infrastructure. M-Code’s technology was sold to and used by customers including Verizon Wireless, Sun Microsystems, and Exodus Communications.
Prior to M-Code, Mr. Manning held both Professional Services and Product Management positions at Oracle Corporation. Manning led the implementation team to deliver the first (known) ecommerce solution to sell mobile phones online.
Mr. Manning focused his academic career in international management and technical development. He has traveled extensively around the world, living and studying in Germany and France and working in Japan.
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