PRESIDENT & CEO
As Chief Executive Officer, Arshad Matin is responsible for leading Avetta as the Company accelerates its growth strategy and continues to execute on the opportunity to utilize software and data to enhance safety, sustainability and regulatory compliance outcomes for clients and suppliers in North America and internationally.
Prior to joining Avetta, Mr. Matin served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a board member of Paradigm, a leading developer of software and analytics solutions to the global oil and gas industry, from 2013 to October 2018 when it was acquired by Emerson. Mr. Matin also led as Executive Vice President of IHS Markit Inc. (NYSE: INFO), a leader in global source of information and analytics. Mr. Matin joined IHS Markit through the acquisition of Seismic Micro-Technology, where he served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a board member. Mr. Matin also held leadership positions at Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC), BindView Corporation and was a Partner at McKinsey & Company. He started his career as a software developer for Mentor Graphics Corporation.
Mr. Matin earned a Master of Business Administration degree from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania; a Master of Science degree in computer engineering from the University of Texas at Austin; and a Bachelor of Engineering degree in electrical engineering from Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology in India.
Mr. Matin serves as a board member or trustee for ASGN Incorporated (NYSE: ASGN), and several non-profit organizations including the Houston Endowment, Texas Children's Hospital and St. John's School.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
As Chief Financial Officer, John is focused on expanding the bandwidth of the finance organization, improving the financial systems of the company and collaborating with the executive team to prioritize analytics that will help accelerate profitable growth. He is responsible for all aspects of accounting, financial reporting, tax and treasury.
Prior to joining Avetta, John served as the Chief Financial Officer at Riverbed Technology, a billion-dollar technology company that developed next-generation networking and application monitoring software. His 25+ year career has been spent working for technology companies in Silicon Valley, where he held senior executive positions over the last 15 years. He began his career with Ernst & Young where he obtained his CPA.
John is a graduate of Brigham Young University and holds a degree in Accounting and Information systems. He is passionate about developing high functioning teams where clarity of purpose and strong accountability systems lead to superior problem solving and decision making.
CHIEF STRATEGY & MARKETING OFFICER
In his role as chief strategy and marketing officer for Avetta, Indy Chakrabarti is responsible for empowering customers and suppliers, as well as, shaping long-term, growth strategies.
Chakrabarti has more than 23 years of experience in product strategy, corporate marketing, product management and M&A. Previously, he was the senior vice president of strategy and marketing for exploration and software at Emerson Automation Solutions.
Since beginning his career in 1998, he has worked for multiple leading software and oil and gas companies. Most notably, Chakrabarti joined Paradigm (acquired by Emerson in December 2017) in 2013 as senior vice president of product management and marketing. Prior to that, he held positions as Chief Marketing Officer at MicroSeismic Inc. and Chief Marketing Officer at Seismic Micro-Technology (SMT). He has also held numerous positions in the IT software industry.
Chakrabarti earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical and computer engineering from Rice University in Houston, Texas, and a master’s in engineering logistics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
He has 3 kids, lives in Houston, and his favorite team is the Dallas Cowboys.
CHIEF HUMAN RESOURCE OFFICER
As Chief Human Resources Officer, Aaron Wattam strengthens the people-related strategies for Avetta’s global employees and supports the OneAvetta strategy.
Aaron has over 25 years of HR experience leading people strategy and global human resources teams in technology, oil & gas, distribution & logistics and manufacturing organizations.
Prior to joining Avetta, Aaron served as Vice-President of Global Human Resources at Paradigm, a leading developer of software and analytics solutions for the global oil and gas industry. He led in this capacity from January 2011 to December 2017 when the company was acquired by Emerson; and from December 2017 through December 2019 for the newly formed Emerson E&P Software. Mr. Wattam also managed global human resources at Umbra, a leader in design-oriented consumer products, and worked at Talisman Energy (now Respol), Marsan Foods, General Motors and Unilever in various roles.
SVP, SUPPLIER SERVICES
SVP, Account Management
Bill Stephenson, Senior Vice President of Account Management, at Avetta, is based in Houston, Texas. Bill’s responsibilities lie in driving organic customer growth for the Avetta’s client base and delivering overall Client Success & Customer Delight.
Prior to joining Avetta, Mr. Stephenson was the VP of Americas Sales at Paradigm Geophysical, which was then acquired by Emerson in December 2017. He also served as the Senior Vice President of Sales at symplr, where he led sales teams across symplr’s Credentialing, Provider Management and Payor Enrollment product lines. symplr was recently acquired by Clearwater Capital. Prior to symplr, he served as the SVP of Americas sales at P2 Energy Solutions. There he led the American Sales Team in delivering $200M in annual revenue.
For nearly 25 years prior, Mr. Stephenson has held executive sales positions at Spatial Energy, Seismic Micro-Technology, IHS, BindView and Symantec Corporation. 11 years of those years were spent at BindView/Symantec, where Bill held Sales Executive, Regional Sales Manager and Sales Director positions. Most notably, he was interim VP of Sales at BindView during the acquisition and transition to Symantec during which he led the sales team to a record quarter post acquisition.
Mr. Stephenson served in the U.S. Army for four years including active duty in Desert Storm. He earned his BBA in Finance from The University of Houston. Bill and his wife Lisa have raised 3 kids in Houston, and in is his spare time enjoys watching football, basketball and baseball games at the University of Houston. He actively volunteers at the Lone Survivor Foundation.