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Arshad Matin

President & CEO

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Arshad Matin - President & CEO

Arshad Matin, Avetta's CEO, is dedicated to advancing safety, sustainability, and regulatory compliance worldwide. With a wealth of experience in executive leadership roles, Arshad brings a strategic vision to his role.

 

Before joining Avetta, Arshad served as President, CEO, and board member of Paradigm, a prominent provider of software and analytics solutions for the global oil and gas industry. He also held key positions at Symantec Corporation, BindView Corporation, and worked as a Partner at McKinsey & Company.

 

In addition to his responsibilities at Avetta, Arshad serves as a board member or trustee for ASGN Incorporated, Houston Endowment, Texas Children's Hospital, and Asia Society Texas Center. Through these roles, he actively contributes to the business community and non-profit organizations.

 

Arshad's leadership and commitment to driving positive change make him a valuable asset to Avetta's mission of promoting safety, sustainability, and compliance across organizations.

 

Raj Amin

EVP, Chief Financial Officer

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Raj Amin

Raj Amin - EVP, Chief Financial Officer

Raj has over 2 decades of experience driving operational and strategic success at leading SaaS companies. Prior to joining Avetta, Raj served as the CFO for Granicus, where he oversaw the company’s finance, accounting, legal and business systems departments. Earlier in his career, Raj was the Vice President of FP&A at Plex Systems, a leading cloud manufacturing ERP. Prior to Plex, Raj was part of the management team that took Eloqua, an early leader in marketing automation, to one of the most successful IPOs of 2012 and subsequent acquisition by Oracle. Raj is a Certified Public Accountant and received his Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Maryland at College Park.

 

 

Jeff Kristick

Chief Revenue Officer

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Jeff Kristick

Jeff Kristick - Chief Revenue Officer

Jeff Kristick leads Avetta's global revenue operations. Jeff brings over two decades of go-to-market experience in the enterprise and SaaS sectors.

 

Prior to joining Avetta, Jeff held leadership roles at TIBCO Software including Senior Vice President of TIBCO Sales for North America and Europe. During his time there, he helped lead initiatives to achieve their next level of financial, operational, and market success. Before TIBCO, Jeff held an operational role as the President of Meridian Knowledge Solution, as well as sales and marketing roles at Oracle, SAP, SuccessFactors, Plateau Systems, and Siebel Systems.

 

Jeff holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the United States Naval Academy, and a master’s degree in business administration and operations from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

 

 

Abid Yousuf

SVP, Professional Services

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Abid Yousuf

Abid Yousuf - SVP, Professional Services

Abid, as the Senior Vice President of Professional Services at Avetta, spearheads the design and deployment of cutting-edge services that empower our customers to swiftly achieve their risk management objectives. With an impressive background in commercial and supply chain management, Abid brings over 20 years of experience as a trusted advisor and head of function at renowned Fortune 100 energy companies.

 

Renowned for his transformative leadership, Abid has successfully built end-to-end supply chain capabilities, driven Six Sigma business process improvements, and led enterprise-wide systems implementations. Notably, he played a pivotal role in orchestrating one of the largest merger integrations in the energy industry. Prior to joining Avetta, Abid excelled as an independent consultant, generating significant financial gains for clients in various sectors.

 

Abid's expertise extends beyond his role at Avetta, as he also serves as an esteemed executive faculty member at the University of Oklahoma, where he shares his wealth of knowledge in supply chain management with MBA students.

 

With a commitment to fostering innovation and embracing diverse perspectives, Abid continues to lead Avetta's professional services team towards unprecedented success.

 

Bill Stephenson

SVP, Account Management

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Bill Stephenson

Bill Stephenson - SVP, Account Management

Bill Stephenson is the accomplished Senior Vice President of Customer Sales at Avetta, responsible for driving organic customer growth and fostering Customer Delight. With an impressive career spanning over 25 years, Bill has held executive sales positions at Paradigm Geophysical, symplr, P2 Energy Solutions, IHS. Bill's expertise also includes significant contributions during his tenure at BindView/Symantec, where he led the sales team to a record quarter, post-acquisition.

 

Prior to his successful sales career, Bill served in the U.S. Army during Desert Storm. He holds a BBA in Finance from The University of Houston and actively volunteers at the Lone Survivor Foundation. Bill and his wife Lisa have raised three children in Houston, and he enjoys watching football, basketball, and baseball games at the University of Houston. With his wealth of experience and unwavering dedication, Bill continues to drive Avetta's global sales success while making a positive impact on the community.

 

 

Scott Spencer

SVP, New Accounts

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Scott Spencer

Scott Spencer - SVP, New Accounts

As the Senior Vice President of Sales at Avetta, Scott has been a valuable member of the team since the company's inception in 2003 (then known as PICS Auditing). With extensive experience in international markets and a deep understanding of health and safety, Scott has held key roles such as Commercial Director of Global Development and Director of Sales (Americas). Over his career spanning 20 years, he has advised global organizations on supply chain risk management and sustainable procurement, with a focus on Software as a Service (SaaS) sales and program deployment across 100+ countries.

 

Currently, Scott and his team are responsible for driving new client acquisition and achieving Avetta's revenue targets. He employs a strategic approach that combines securing large regional clients with expanding U.S. contracts into global partnerships. Scott holds a Bachelor's in Psychology from Weber State University, providing him with valuable insights into human behavior. With his wealth of experience and expertise, Scott continues to play a vital role in Avetta's sales success.

 

 

Erin Watkinson

VP, Client Success

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Erin Watkinson

Erin Watkinson - VP, Client Success

Erin is a highly accomplished executive serving as the Vice President of Client Success at Avetta. With a strong focus on enabling client success, she leads a global team of Client Success Managers to ensure customer satisfaction and drive positive outcomes.

 

Bringing extensive experience from various executive leadership roles in customer success and professional services, Erin has a proven track record of transforming programs, increasing metrics, and implementing effective tools and processes. Her passion for the client experience is evident in her successful implementation of customer success frameworks and teams, resulting in reduced churn, improved time-to-value, and surpassing expansion goals.

 

In her previous roles at prominent software companies, Erin achieved impressive results, including significant revenue growth, enhanced product adoption, and streamlined implementation methodologies. Her expertise in building and leading professional services practices, as well as implementing customer success programs, makes her a valuable asset to Avetta.

 

Randy Harvey

EVP, Product, Technology & Operations

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Randy Harvey

Randy Harvey - EVP, Product, Technology & Operations

Randy Harvey is the Executive Vice President of Product, Technology, Marketing, and Operations at Avetta, where his extensive experience in product management and engineering drives the company's success. With a career spanning over 35 years, Randy has led commercial product, technology, and support organizations of various sizes.

 

Previously serving as the CTO at Clarivate and leading Engineering, IT, and Information Security at IHS Markit, Randy excelled in driving innovation and operational excellence. He also played a crucial role in positioning Seismic Micro Technology for acquisition by IHS through his leadership of Product Engineering.

 

With a strong technical background and leadership experience at esteemed companies like Sterling Commerce, Reynolds and Reynolds, Firepond, and OnDisplay, Randy brings a wealth of knowledge to Avetta. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Maryland. Under Randy's guidance, Avetta thrives in delivering exceptional products and services to its customers.

 

Taylor Allis

Chief Product & Marketing Officer

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Taylor Allis

Taylor Allis - Chief Product & Marketing Officer

As the visionary Chief Product and Marketing Officer at Avetta, Taylor Allis drives strategic innovation, feature enhancement, and global expansion, strengthening the company's position. With a focus on safety, sustainability, and efficiency across global supply chains, Taylor combines his unique experience and innate vision to propel Avetta forward.

 

Before joining Avetta, Taylor held leadership roles at Enablon, a Wolters Kluwer business, where he served as Global Vice President of Product & Marketing. Under his guidance, the company experienced explosive growth, attracting $2.5B in new capital investment.

 

Taylor's leadership extends to notable positions at Sun Microsystems/Oracle, TTEC Holding, IQNavigator/Beeline, and three successful startups. He consistently delivers exceptional results, doubling and tripling the size of businesses, pioneering AI products, and co-inventing a cloud solution that has garnered significant patent recognition.

 

Taylor Allis's unwavering dedication and expertise drives Avetta's success in delivering cutting-edge solutions that revolutionize our industry and empower organizations worldwide.

 
 

Natashya Narkiewicz

VP, Product Management

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Natashya Narkiewicz

Natashya Narkiewicz - VP, Product Management

Natashya Narkiewicz, the Vice President of Product Management at Avetta, brings over 15 years of experience in understanding and addressing customer challenges. With a focus on Small to Medium Businesses (SMBs) and technology, Natashya leverages her expertise to help suppliers stay safe and enhance their collaboration with clients through Avetta's Connect platform.

 

Natashya's data-driven approach and her Bachelor's and MBA degrees from the University of Florida have propelled her success in customer-centric product management. She is recognized as a thought leader in SMB technology, having spoken at prominent forums such as the PGA-sponsored Small Business Summits, Groupon's SMB & SEO industry workshop, and the Product Mastery Now podcast.

 

Natashya's innate curiosity drives her dedication to solving problems and fostering a culture of transparency and collaboration at Avetta. When she's not immersed in work, she enjoys outdoor activities, coffee, solving puzzles, and cherishing time with her two children in Jacksonville Beach, Florida.

 

Christopher Lewis

Chief Technology Officer

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Christopher Lewis

Christopher Lewis - Chief Technology Officer

Christopher Lewis, a seasoned professional with over 25 years of experience in product development and analytical solutions, has been promoted to the role of CTO at Avetta. He joined Avetta as the Vice President of Data Analytics in March 2020, following his successful tenure at IHS Markit. During his time at IHS Markit, Christopher played a pivotal role in establishing an enterprise data lake and enabling data science and analytics across diverse sectors such as financial markets, automotive, maritime, energy, and chemicals.

 

With his previous experience as CTO at Seismic Micro-Technology, where he delivered multiple analytical products to the oil and gas industry, Christopher brings a wealth of expertise to his current position. As Avetta's CTO, he is responsible for driving product development aligned with the company's future vision. Christopher's focus on agile development, scalability solutions, and automated testing capabilities will further advance Avetta's technological capabilities and fuel its growth and innovation. His extensive background makes him a valuable asset in shaping Avetta's technological advancements.

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