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We surveyed 400+ safety professionals on diversity in the supply chain. Here's what they had to say

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Michael Gasparro
Richard Parke
John Theler
Aaron Wattam
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 Chief Executive Officer, Arshad Matin is responsible for leading Avetta as the company accelerates its growth strategy. Through his leadership, Avetta’s software and data will continue to enhance safety, sustainability and regulatory compliance outcomes for clients and suppliers throughout the world.

 

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As Chief Executive Officer, Arshad Matin is responsible for leading Avetta as the company accelerates its growth strategy. Through his leadership, Avetta’s software and data will continue to enhance safety, sustainability and regulatory compliance outcomes for clients and suppliers 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, from 2013 to October 2018 when it was acquired by Emerson. Arshad also served as Executive Vice President of IHS Markit Inc. (NYSE: INFO), a leader in global source of information and analytics. Arshad joined IHS Markit through the acquisition of Seismic Micro-Technology, where he served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a board member. Arshad 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.

 

Arshad 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.

 

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 St. John's School.

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Indy Chakrabarti - Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer
In the words of Peter Drucker, Business has only two functions―marketing and innovation.

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.

 

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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.

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Taylor Allis - Chief Product 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.

 

Prior to 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 programs that inspired explosive growth, including $2.5B in new capital investment.

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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.

 

Prior to 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 programs 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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Scott Spencer - SVP, Sales
If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough. - Albert Einstein

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.

 

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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.



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 organization (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 organization (financial markets, automotive, maritime, energy, chemicals, global trade etc.) to set up an enterprise data lake and enable data science and analytics.

 

Prior to 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 HIS 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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Jitesh Chanchani - SVP of Partnerships
Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much. ― Helen Keller

 

As Senior Vice-President of Partnerships, Jitesh Chanchani will drive the success of Avetta’s Worker Management solution. In addition, Jitesh is focused on building Avetta’s Partner ecosystem. His work will help develop strategic partnerships that deliver additional value to Avetta’s network, contributing toward a safer, more efficient supply chain.

 

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As Senior Vice-President of Partnerships, Jitesh Chanchani will drive the success of Avetta’s Worker Management solution. In addition, Jitesh is focused on building Avetta’s Partner ecosystem. His work will help develop strategic partnerships that deliver additional value to Avetta’s network, contributing toward a safer, more efficient supply chain.

 

Jitesh brings 25 years of experience in the enterprise software space, across many functions including product management, business development and M&A. Prior to joining Avetta, Jitesh served as the CEO of a venture-backed SaaS software company, Accend Inc. He also held leadership roles at IHS, VMware, and Symantec where he had responsibility for the company’s market-leading GRC product line.

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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 & 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 & customer delight.

 

Prior to 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. 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, 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 U.S. 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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Michael Gasparro - Vice President, Corporate Development
If you never want to be criticized, for goodness’ sake don’t do anything new. – Jeff Bezos

As VP of Corporate Development, Mike is focused on driving of Avetta’s inorganic growth. He is responsible for business development and executing strategic growth initiatives.

 

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As VP of Corporate Development, Mike is focused on driving of Avetta’s inorganic growth. He is responsible for business development and executing strategic growth initiatives.

 

Prior to joining Avetta, Mike served as Head of Strategy and Corporate Development for Hospitality Solutions at Sabre (NASDAQ: SABR), a leading travel software company. During Mike’s time at Sabre, he led and closed 12 transactions, representing over $1 billion in enterprise value. Prior to Sabre, Mike was in investment banking at Jefferies & Company and Merrill Lynch. He started his career as a credit analyst at a commercial bank.

 

Mike earned a Master of Business Administration degree from The Kellogg School of Management; a Master of Science degree in finance from DePaul University; and a Bachelor of Science in finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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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 Organization. This organization is responsible for managing the end-to-end experience for Avetta's growing network of 100,000+ 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 Organization. This organization is responsible for managing the end-to-end experience for Avetta's growing network of 100,000+ 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 optimization solutions. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Regis University in Denver, Colorado.

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John Theler - Chief Financial Officer
Hard problems, whether internal or for our customers, can’t be solved without collaboration, transparency, and information (data). Finance plays a key role in demonstrating and facilitating such an approach to all of our problems.

As Chief Financial Officer, John Theler is focused on expanding the bandwidth of the finance organization, improving the financial systems of the company and collaborating with the executive team.  John leads the finance team in accelerating profitable growth with additional analytics. He is responsible for all aspects of accounting, financial reporting, tax and treasury.

 

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As Chief Financial Officer, John Theler is focused on expanding the bandwidth of the finance organization, improving the financial systems of the company and collaborating with the executive team.  John leads the finance team in accelerating profitable growth with additional analytics. 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.

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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 organizations.

 

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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 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.

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