Our Management

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • George Mogannam

    Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales

    George Mogannam

    Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales

    George, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales for Actiance, brings more than 25 years of global enterprise and start-up sales leadership and operations experience in the technology sector.

    Prior to Actiance, George was VP of Sales for the Americas for Avid Technology, where he ran a $260 million business and transformed the structure and strategy of the sales team and partner relations, resulting in the highest growth division in 2014.  Before joining Avid, he served as VP of Sales at Crossbeam Systems, a data center security start-up. There, he drove a value-based sales methodology that consistently achieved double digit quarterly growth.

    Starting in 2007, George led the Americas sales and partner organization at IBM’s InfoSphere segment, one of the most productive selling groups within IBM at $350 Million in annual revenue. Earlier, as Director of Sales at Ascential, a software group acquired by IBM, George’s strategic leadership grew revenue an average of 31% year over year for three consecutive years that led to a successful $1.1 billion acquisition by IBM. Prior to Ascential, he spent almost ten years at Cabletron Systems, where he held the Western VP of Sales position. 

  • 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 Obrien

    General Counsel

    Jim Obrien

    General Counsel

    Jim is an experienced, business-minded attorney who has been providing legal counsel to Actiance since 2003. In nearly two decades of working for technology companies, Jim has held executive positions leading product management, business development, and strategic relations organizations in addition to working as the General Counsel. Before joining Actiance, he was VP of Business Operations, General Counsel and Secretary of Lambda Control, an advanced solid-state photonics company.

    Prior to his work for Lambda Control, Jim was at NetSchools Corporation, a K-12 educational technology hardware and software company, where he worked from its first round of funding through its sale to Plato Learning. At NetSchools, Jim held positions as VP of Product Management and as VP of Strategic Relationships as well as roles as General Counsel and Secretary.

    Before Silicon Valley, Jim lived in Micronesia, serving first as Chief Legislative Counsel and then in the executive branch for a term as Attorney General of the newly-independent Kosrae State government in the Federated States of Micronesia.

    Jim has a BA in Philosophy from Haverford College and a JD from USC. He also has an MA in Economic Development Policy from Stanford, where he assisted the GSB Computer Industry Project studying software development, and a JSM from Stanford Law School, where he was also an International Legal Studies Fellow.

  • 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 Enterprise Information Archiving

    Eric Young

    Vice President of Enterprise Information Archiving

    Alcatraz is the groundbreaking Enterprise Information Archiving product that Actiance offers and Eric is responsible for all aspects of the Alcatraz business.  During his more than 15 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 22 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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