Our Management

  • Kailash Ambwani

    President and Chief Executive Officer

    Kailash Ambwani

    President and Chief Executive Officer

    Kailash Ambwani is a successful entrepreneur and senior executive with more than 18 years in the consumer and enterprise software and services industries. Prior to joining Actiance, Ambwani was Chief Operating Officer of Genesys Conferencing S.A., the leading global provider of audio, video and web conferencing and collaboration services with 2002 revenues of $210M.

    As COO, Ambwani was responsible for all Front Office operations worldwide, including sales, marketing, service, and regional P&L. Before his tenure at Genesys, Ambwani co-founded Astound Incorporated, a leading venture-backed player in the emerging web conferencing and collaboration market, and served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer until it was acquired by Genesys Conferencing.

    Before Astound, Ambwani founded and ran several software companies in the consumer and business productivity arena, including Gold Disk Inc., a leading, venture-backed provider of video editing and multimedia authoring tools for the Windows PC.

    Mr. Ambwani is a graduate of McMaster University where he received a Master of Science in Theoretical Astrophysics and a Bachelor of Science in Theoretical Physics, graduating Summa Cum Laude.

  • Tim Conley

    Chief Financial Officer

    Tim Conley

    Chief Financial Officer

    Tim brings extensive strategic and tactical financial management experience to Actiance, gained during more than 25 years as Chief Financial Officer for both private and publicly owned technology companies.

    He has provided the financial leadership that resulted in successful initial public offerings (IPOs), mergers, acquisitions and various other financing events.

    Prior to joining the company, Conley was the CFO of Tumbleweed Communications (now Axway), which specialized in secure e-mail and file transfer technology for enterprise and government networks.

    Previously, he was Vice President of Finance and CFO of Valicert Inc., a technology company specializing in secure Internet communications and identity validation software for file transfer, financial messaging, and business process integration. Valicert was acquired by Tumbleweed in 2003.

    Tim is a certified public accountant who, while at Price Waterhouse, worked as an audit manager with technology companies. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, Accounting emphasis, from the University of Wisconsin, Superior.

  • Matt McLaughlin

    Senior Vice President, Sales

    Matt McLaughlin

    Senior Vice President, Sales

    Matt is Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Actiance where he is responsible for enterprise sales, channel sales, services and operations.

    Prior to Actiance, Matt served as Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales Operations at Abiquo, a provider of cloud infrastructures.

    Before Abiquo, Matt served as Executive Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations at StrongMail. During his tenure, revenue increased by more than 55% year over year and the customer count increased from ~100 to over 575.

    Additionally, Matt served in a number of executive sales positions at BEA Systems, including vice president of global accounts. During his seven-year tenure, he managed and grew the sales and marketing efforts of BEA’s largest and most strategic customers. Matt was responsible for setting several sales milestones, including 144% year-over-year license revenue growth.

    Additionally, as BEA’s vice president of Asia Pacific, Matt transformed the region into BEA’s most profitable with growth in excess of 300%.

  • Trevor Daughney

    Vice President of Marketing

    Trevor Daughney

    Vice President of Marketing

    Trevor Daughney is Vice President of Marketing at Actiance where he is responsible for all facets of marketing including corporate communications, lead generation and product marketing.

    Trevor’s focus at Actiance, and previously at Symantec, is on enterprise security, compliance, archiving and eDiscovery technology for all critical business communications. 

    Trevor approaches marketing with a global mindset, and builds on his experiences living and working in the US, Canada and Asia. He has an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley.

  • Herb Joiner

    Vice President of Engineering

    Herb Joiner

    Vice President of Engineering

    Herb Joiner has been contributing to the development of the Actiance portfolio since 2006, and he brings over 25 years of executive management and architecture engineering experience in the software industry to his role as Vice President of Engineering.

    During Joiner’s career, his work has spanned the entire spectrum of the engineering development life-cycle, from R&D to O&M in both domestic and international environments.

    Prior to Actiance, Joiner held senior executive management and architect positions in engineering with companies such as Voyence, Sniffer Technologies (Network Associates), i2 Technologies, E-Systems and Raytheon designing and implementing complex high-end systems and performed in various roles including architect and development management.

    Joiner has six networking patents in his name with an additional five in submission with the US patent office. Joiner holds both Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Computer Science from the University of Hawaii.

  • Deric Moilliet

    Vice President, Strategic Accounts

    Deric Moilliet

    Vice President, Strategic Accounts

    An Actiance veteran of nearly a decade, Deric Moilliet currently leads the company’s strategic sales and systems engineering organizations and brings over 24 years of sales and information technology experience to Actiance.

    Prior to Actiance, Deric served as Senior Vice President of Sales for Maplesoft and Vice President of Global Accounts for Genesys Conferencing, where he managed an international sales team in New York, London and Paris.

    Deric also has held Vice President of Sales positions with several venture-backed start-ups and began his career as the first financial sales representative for Sun Microsystems and Sybase. Deric has a Bachelor’s of Commerce from Queen’s University at Kingston and an MBA in Finance from University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Business.

  • Jim Petty

    Vice President of Partnerships and Corporate Development

    Jim Petty

    Vice President of Partnerships and Corporate Development

    Jim brings over 20 years of business development, marketing and operations experience to Actiance where leads the company’s Partnership and Corporate Development activities.

    Prior to Actiance, Jim served as the Vice President of Business Development for Bazaarvoice.  During his tenure he established strategic relationships with Oracle, IBM, Salesforce.com and SAP as well as managed a network of ISVs that leveraged Bazaarvoice technology. Jim served on the leadership team that took the company public through a successful IPO in 2012 followed by two strategic acquisitions.

    Prior to Bazaarvoice, Jim served in leaderships roles at market-leading software providers Documentum (acquired by EMC), Optika (acquired by Stellent, now part of Oracle) and Interwoven (acquired by Autonomy, now part of HP).

    Jim has a Bachelor’s of Science from the University of Colorado, Boulder and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley.

  • Scott Whitney

    Vice President, Product Management

    Scott Whitney

    Vice President, Product Management

    Scott brings more than 15 years of operations, product management, and software leadership experience in the enterprise and consumer markets to his VP of Product Management position at Actiance.In this role, Scott leverages his product management expertise to translate customer and partner challenges into product requirements that advance the Actiance governance solutions for social businesses. 

    Prior to joining Actiance, Scott led marketing and product management for on-premise email archive vendors, Iron Mountain and Mimosa Systems, as well as served at Symantec Corporation on the product management team of Enterprise Vault, an integrated content archive and eDiscovery software business. 

    Before joining Symantec, Scott led the product management team at Verity, which produced market-leading enterprise search and classification technology. Prior to serving at Verity, he led the product management team at Inktomi where he managed Ultraseek, the industry’s first enterprise search product,

     

  • Eric Young

    Vice President of Worldwide Field Enablement

    Eric Young

    Vice President of Worldwide Field Enablement

    Eric leads Actiance’s field enablement team, which drives efficiencies throughout the organization that create a more effective sales team and increase customer satisfaction. As part of his role, Eric has helped Actiance uncover and define emerging needs and requirements for social business applications. During his more than 13 years with Actiance, Eric has held a number of customer-facing roles. He’s been a key player in helping the organization define and capitalize on the compliant business applications market.

    Eric’s experience includes more than 20 years of assisting enterprises with architecture, implementation, and management of security and communication infrastructures. Prior to his tenure at Actiance, Eric was a consultant helping large organizations design and deploy enterprise-scale messaging and communication infrastructures.

    Eric’s college studies included Business Administration at the University of New Hampshire, Northeastern, and Boston University. Eric also played lead guitar for the band Common Source during and after college. The group released a studio album and played regular gigs throughout the Northeast from 1990-1994. Today, Eric is a husband, and father to two kids, but when he has free time you might find him skiing, sailing, or playing a little golf.

  • Sridhar Vutukuri

    Vice President and Country Head, India

    Sridhar Vutukuri

    Vice President and Country Head, India

    Sridhar Vutukuri is responsible for product development, operations, information technology, and engineering support services in Actiance's India location. He has 18 years of product development and services experience, having held numerous engineering management roles
    across a variety of industries, including software, finance, banking, security, defense and aerospace.

    Prior to joining Actiance, Vutukuri was most recently head of Tumbleweed Communications' subsidiary in India where he successfully built and established a key engineering division for the company from the ground up. Before Tumbleweed Vutukuri was Vice President of Engineering for CyberCash India Pvt. Ltd. In that role Vutukuri served as the head of India operations and was responsible for technical direction, R&D, recruitment and external company communications. For nearly 6 years, Vutukuri worked for Tata Consultancy Services, the largest IT consulting firm in India, managing high-end consulting engagements, offshore development projects and complex system development for Fortune 500 companies.

    Mr. Vutukuri holds a degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from SVU College of Engineering in Tirupati, India

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