Vignette, which was founded and grew rapidly in the mid to late 90’s in Austin, was the leading web content management software company. Its IPO in February 1999 was one of the most successful offerings on the NASDAQ of the year, and the largest in Austin.

Powershift was an early investor in Vignette, and Steve Papermaster served on the board in many roles from just after its founding through it’s IPO until four years during it’s tenure as a public company.

Steve worked with the board and management to constantly develop and recruit management and board members, forge external relationships for business development and financial markets, and provide product and strategic insight.