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Abid has over 20 years of experience in commercial and supply chain management as an independent advisor and head of function at Fortune 100 energy companies
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Scott Spencer
Christopher Lewis
Richard Parke
Taylor Allis
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Arshad Matin - President & CEO

I am personally driven by Avetta’s mission to help build a safer and a better world. As someone who grew up in the world of technology, I am passionate about using our digital technologies, data and analytics to drive better outcome for our clients, suppliers, workers and partners. Delighting our customers and motivating our colleagues is a personal goal of each and every Avetta employee.

As Avetta’s CEO, Arshad Matin is focused on enhancing safety, sustainability and regulatory compliance outcomes for organizations throughout the world. 

 

Prior to joining Avetta, Arshad 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. Arshad also held leadership positions at Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC), BindView Corporation and was a Partner at McKinsey & Company.

 

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As Avetta’s CEO, Arshad Matin is focused on enhancing safety, sustainability and regulatory compliance outcomes for organizations throughout the world. 

 

Prior to joining Avetta, Arshad 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. Arshad also held leadership positions at Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC), BindView Corporation and was a Partner at McKinsey & Company.

 

Arshad 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 Asia Society Texas Center.

 

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Randy Harvey, EVP, Product, Technology & Operations

As Executive Vice President of Product, Technology and Operations, Randy Harvey is responsible for overseeing Avetta’s Product, Engineering and Customer Support teams.

Randy has over 35 years of product management and engineering experience in the software industry.  He has led both small and large commercial product, technology and support organizations. As the former CTO at Clarivate, he was responsible for engineering, IT and information security. Prior, he led the Engineering, IT and Information Security at IHS Markit. He also led Product Engineering at Seismic Micro Technology successfully positioning the organization for acquisition by IHS.Read more

Randy has over 35 years of product management and engineering experience in the software industry.  He has led both small and large commercial product, technology and support organizations. As the former CTO at Clarivate, he was responsible for engineering, IT and information security. Prior, he led the Engineering, IT and Information Security at IHS Markit. He also led Product Engineering at Seismic Micro Technology successfully positioning the organization for acquisition by IHS. Additionally, Randy held senior technical leadership positions at Sterling Commerce, Reynolds and Reynolds, Firepond and OnDisplay. Randy received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Maryland.

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Aaron Wattam - Chief Human Resources Officer

Think. ― Thomas J. Watson

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 organisations.

 

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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 organisations.

 

Before 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-orientated consumer products and worked at Talisman Energy (now Respol), Marsan Foods, General Motors and Unilever in various roles.

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Abid Yousuf - SVP, Professional Services

If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking. ― George S. Patton

As Senior Vice President of Professional Services, Abid has responsibility for the design and deployment of services that allow our customers to achieve their broader risk management goals expediently. Working closely with the customer facing and support services groups within Avetta, the professional services team delivers quality implementation, audit, insurance requirements planning and customised training. 

 

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As Senior Vice President of Professional Services, Abid has responsibility for the design and deployment of services that allow our customers to achieve their broader risk management goals expediently. Working closely with the customer facing and support services groups within Avetta, the professional services team delivers quality implementation, audit, insurance requirements planning and customised training. 

 

Abid has over 20 years of experience in commercial and supply chain management as an independent advisor and head of function at Fortune 100 energy companies. In his previous roles as chief supply chain officer, Abid built end-to-end supply chain capabilities from the ground up and transformed existing functions to deliver incremental value to internal stakeholders. He has led enterprise-wide systems implementation and six sigma business process improvement programmes. He has also led one of the largest merger integrations in the energy industry in the last five years. Before joining Avetta, Abid was an independent consultant leading broad procurement and supply chain improvement programmes that generated significant financial gain for clients in the energy, petrochemicals, financial services, technology and manufacturing sectors.  

 

In addition to his role at Avetta, Abid is also an executive faculty member at the University of Oklahoma where he teaches MBA level courses in supply chain management. 

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Bill Stephenson - SVP, Account Management

Never interrupt someone doing something you said couldn't be done. ― Amelia Earhart

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 Avetta’s client base and delivering overall client success and customer delight.

 

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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 Avetta’s client base and delivering overall client success and customer delight.

 

Before joining Avetta, Bill served as 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. Before 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, Bill 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 he 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.

 

Bill served in the US Army for four years including active duty in Desert Storm. He earned his BBA in Finance from the University of Houston. He actively volunteers at the Lone Survivor Foundation.

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Scott Spencer, SVP, New Accounts

As Senior Vice President of Sales, Scott has been a member of the Avetta team since its inception in 2003, when the company was then known as PICS Auditing. During that time, Scott has served as Commercial Director of Global Development and Director of Sales (Americas), utilizing his diverse experience in international markets to understand and thrive within the changing landscape of health and safety.

Scott has more than 20 years of experience consulting with global organizations on supply chain risk management and sustainable procurement, including 10 years in Software as a Service (SaaS) sales and program deployment in over 100 countries

 

In his current role, Scott and his team are responsible for driving new client acquisition and achieving Avetta revenue targets. His strategy combines acquisition of large regional clients and expanding US contracts into global partnerships.

 

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Scott has more than 20 years of experience consulting with global organizations on supply chain risk management and sustainable procurement, including 10 years in Software as a Service (SaaS) sales and program deployment in over 100 countries

 

In his current role, Scott and his team are responsible for driving new client acquisition and achieving Avetta revenue targets. His strategy combines acquisition of large regional clients and expanding US contracts into global partnerships.

 

Scott holds a bachelor's degree in Psychology from Weber State University.

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Christopher Lewis - Chief Technology Officer

We leverage technology and analytics to continuously deliver products that delight our customers and empower them to make data driven decisions to reduce supply chain risk.

Christopher Lewis, promoted to the position of CTO, started at Avetta as a vice president of data analytics in March of 2020. Christopher has more than 25 years of experience in product development and delivery of analytical solutions. He spent the last few years at IHS Markit working across the organisation (financial markets, automotive, maritime, energy, chemicals, global trade etc.) to set up an enterprise data lake and enable data science and analytics

 

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Christopher Lewis, promoted to the position of CTO, started at Avetta as a vice president of data analytics in March of 2020. Christopher has more than 25 years of experience in product development and delivery of analytical solutions. He spent the last few years at IHS Markit working across the organisation (financial markets, automotive, maritime, energy, chemicals, global trade etc.) to set up an enterprise data lake and enable data science and analytics

 

Before that, he was CTO at Seismic Micro-Technology for more than 18 years before it was acquired by IHS, where he and his team successfully delivered multiple analytical products (geophysical, geological, engineering) to the oil and gas industry. He came to Avetta from IHS Markit, where he was executive director. As CTO, Christopher is responsible for product development, helping achieve the product solution that matches Avetta’s future vision. He will complete Avetta’s transformation toward fully agile development, high scalability solutions and automated testing capabilities.

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Richard Parke - SVP, Supplier Services

Avetta represents a rare and unique combination of people, purpose and possibility. We have an exceptional group of people united with a purpose to create safer worksites across the globe. A world class Saas platform and rapidly growing network of clients, suppliers and workers creates endless possibilities in creating a safer, more sustainable world.

Richard is responsible for leading Avetta's Integrated Supplier Organisation. This organisation is responsible for managing the end-to-end experience for Avetta's growing network of 150,000+ suppliers and contractors in all phases of their relationships with Avetta. His focus is on improving all phases through registration, onboarding, compliance, customer support and supplier retention. He and his team also develop and deliver new product and service offerings designed to create enhanced value.

 

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Richard is responsible for leading Avetta's Integrated Supplier Organisation. This organisation is responsible for managing the end-to-end experience for Avetta's growing network of 150,000+ suppliers and contractors in all phases of their relationships with Avetta. His focus is on improving all phases through registration, onboarding, compliance, customer support and supplier retention. He and his team also develop and deliver new product and service offerings designed to create enhanced value.

 

Richard has spent more than 20 years in senior leadership roles providing Business Process Outsourcing to Fortune 500 companies in a variety of industries. He has successfully led operating teams in delivering inside sales, customer support, data gathering and process optimisation solutions. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Regis University in Denver, Colorado.

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Taylor Allis, Chief Product & Marketing Officer

The best way to predict the future is to create it. ― Alan Kay

In his role as Chief Product Officer, Taylor Allis strengthens Avetta through strategic innovation, feature enhancement and global expansion. His unique experience combined with an innate vision to drive safety, sustainability and efficiency across global supply chains.

 

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In his role as Chief Product Officer, Taylor Allis strengthens Avetta through strategic innovation, feature enhancement and global expansion. His unique experience combined with an innate vision to drive safety, sustainability and efficiency across global supply chains.

 

Before joining Avetta, Taylor led Enablon, a Wolters Kluwer business, and a leader in Operational and Sustainability Software. As Global Vice President of Product & Marketing there, Taylor led programmes that inspired explosive growth, including $2.5B in new capital investment.

 

Taylor also has served in leadership positions for Sun Microsystems/Oracle, TTEC Holdings, IQNavigator/Beeline and three start-ups. His efforts have led to strong results. Taylor doubled and tripled the size of three businesses he has worked in, developed the first AI products for two businesses and co-invented a cloud solution that has secured eight issued and 17 pending patents.

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Jeff Byal - Chief Financial Officer

Great things in business are never done by one person. They're done by a team of people. - Steve Jobs

Jeff Byal is a strategic financial leader with over three decades of experience working with teams and companies, from the early concept proving stage to $1 billion public international organisations. Because of his diverse experience working with companies at various stages of growth, including partnering closely with PE sponsors, he brings a great perspective to providing financial, operational, strategic and value creation leadership to the Avetta team and the Board.

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Jeff Byal is a strategic financial leader with over three decades of experience working with teams and companies, from the early concept proving stage to $1 billion public international organisations. Because of his diverse experience working with companies at various stages of growth, including partnering closely with PE sponsors, he brings a great perspective to providing financial, operational, strategic and value creation leadership to the Avetta team and the Board.

Over the past 20 years, Jeff has served both private and public companies leading finance, treasury, accounting, tax, human resources and legal in the technology, retail and consumer finance markets. He’s raised more than $3 billion of debt and equity financing and led and managed more than $1.5 billion in M&A transactions. Jeff also gained valuable experience leading organisational and strategy transformation within two companies while appointed Interim CEO.

As a “non-traditional” finance executive, Jeff brings an operations and strategic business perspective to the table. His focus is on durable and sustainable growth and not just short-term deliverables. Jeff attended Iowa State University where he received his undergraduate degree in Accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Global Management Accountant.   

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