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  • Mark Duffell

    Mark Duffell

    President and CEO
    With over 27 years of experience as a senior executive, Mark has led every function within a software business, including worldwide sales and marketing, strategic planning, international operations, R&D, services and support. Mark worked with Accel-KKR as an operational advisor for the purchase and privatization of KANA Software, Inc. in 2009 before joining the company as CEO. Under Mark's leadership, KANA grew profitably on a global basis and was acquired by Verint Systems (NASD: VRNT) in 2014. Mark previously served as President & COO of Epicor Software.
    Martin Henricson

    Martin Henricson

    Executive Chairman
    Martin has more than 25 years experience as a senior executive in IT, telecom and Internet businesses, and has held the position of President and CEO for the last 17 years, most recently at EPiServer, joining in January 2010. Following the acquisition by IK Investment Partners in December 2010, Martin helped the business through a period of sustained international growth. Amongst his previous assignments Martin was the CEO of TradeDoubler Group from 2001 to 2007, taking the business from start up phase to 2 billion SEK in revenues, including a successful IPO and listing on the NASAQ OMX stock exchange in Stockholm. Previously, Martin held various positions such as CEO, and General Manager within Telia Group AB, including a three-year tenure in Vilnius, Lithuania.
    James Norwood

    James Norwood

    Strategy and CMO
    With over 25 years of experience within enterprise business software, James has a proven track record in product strategy, sales and marketing, M&A, brand creation and development, and has detailed industry knowledge. James most recently served as Senior Vice President and CMO at KANA Software, Inc. from 2011 until its acquisition by Verint Systems (NASD: VRNT) in 2014. Prior to that James served as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Product Strategy and Marketing at Epicor Software. 
    Roger Blanchette

    Roger Blanchette

    CFO
    With over 15 years of experience in the software industry, Roger has led every G&A function, including, finance, human resources, legal, IT and facilities in both public and private companies.  Roger was formally the CFO at Ektron, and as CFO of the combination he will lead the global finance, IT and legal functions. Prior to Ektron, Roger was the Executive Vice President and CFO at Dune Medical Devices, a medical devices manufacturer, and also served as Executive Vice President and CFO at Cadent, Inc. through their acquisition by Align Technologies, Inc. in April 2011.  In addition, Roger served as the Executive Vice President and CFO of DataSynapse, Inc., a cloud computing company. 
    Per Ivansson

    Per Ivansson

    R&D, Operations and CTO
    With over 15 years of industry experience, Per has served as CTO for multiple international software companies throughout his career. Per joined EPiServer in 2008 and as CTO is responsible for R&D and Cloud Operations. Before joining EPiServer, Per held a number of senior technology executive and developer roles for software companies in the online industry, spanning social, mobile, ecommerce and web content management. 
    David Kern

    David Kern

    Americas and APAC Sales
    With more than 26 years in the software industry, David has seen success in a number of roles including development, professional services, product management, customer management, sales and sales management. David joined Ektron in 2013 and was instrumental in increasing revenue in all geographies. Prior to Ektron, David held sales leadership positions at Infor, KeyedIn Solutions, and Epicor Software.
    Johan Jardevall

    Johan Jardevall

    EMEA and Global Partner Sales
    With 20 years of experience in the digital and online world, Johan has worked with agencies, systems integrators, and technology vendors in roles ranging from transformation consultancy, design and development management, strategic sales and account management, and has a strong track record of achieving rapid growth. During Johan's tenure with EPiServer, he has led global strategic sales and partnerships efforts as well as moving the company into new markets.  Johan previously worked for EPiServer's global partner Valtech (NYSE EN Paris: LTE) in the UK where he founded and grew the agency to become recognized within the NMA top 100 UK digital agencies in just two years.
    Ben Schilens

    Ben Schilens

    Senior Vice President, Worldwide Customer Success
    With over 10 years of senior management and executive experience, Ben most recently managed Ektron's client services operations, which included professional services, managed services, education and support. During his tenure at Ektron, Ben held multiple leadership positions including managing director of Ektron Europe Ltd in the UK, where he successfully led European operations for sales, marketing, and professional services.     
    Virginia Frazer

    Virginia Frazer

    Worldwide Human Resources
    With over 25 years of experience in Human Resources Virginia has successfully delivered services across the complete HR function. For the last 16 years Virginia has successfully led global teams in high growth, fast paced, matrix organizations. Most recently Virginia was the Senior Director of HR supporting the Global Customer Support and Services division within Oracle Corporation, prior to that she was the Vice President of Worldwide HR at Epicor Software, and also served with British Airways.