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Jon has 25 years of leadership experience in the software business. He joins Acumatica after a 20-year career at Microsoft where he led efforts in many areas including product development for developer tools, as well as the business operations, strategy, and marketing for all of Microsoft US. Jon’s most recent role was Corporate Vice President for the Worldwide Partner Group where he led a global sales and marketing team of more than 5,000 employees and Microsoft’s 640,000 partners.

Mike has more than 15 years of experience in software project management, ERP software design and implementation. He was Director of Engineering for Parallels, the leading provider of desktop virtualization, OS containers, and control panel software. He was responsible for the development of Parallels Business Automation line of products. Prior to joining Parallels, Mike was the CTO of SWsoft consulting division, responsible for the implementation of custom ERP solutions and providing customer support.

Kathy has more than 20 years of leadership, marketing and operations experience with global technology companies. She joins Acumatica after a 10-year career at Microsoft, where she most recently was the Senior Director of Global IT Professional strategy and was responsible for driving all aspects of brand, marketing, storytelling and evangelism for the technical audience business. Previously, she led the Marketing Engines and Analytics team for the US Central Marketing Organization where she was responsible for the marketing strategy and execution across all commercial product offerings. She has held leadership positions at PeopleSoft Corporation and Huber Marketing Group.

Ali has 20 years of experience in software industry and a successful track record as a high-tech entrepreneur with multiple successful start-ups. In 2001, Ali founded Everest Software and pioneered the first all-in-one ERP solution for multi-channel small and medium businesses. As founder and VP of Product Management at Everest Software, he was responsible for products and the business direction of the company prior to its successful sale to Versata Software in 2009. Before Everest, Ali founded Accel Inc, a white-box PC Manufacturer; and iCode Inc, an ERP Software Company. ERP solutions built by Ali at iCode provided Accel a scalable solution enabling rapid growth and sale of the $35-million company in 1994.

Ajoy has over 15 years of experience in the industry in technical, marketing and leadership roles. Prior to Acumatica, Ajoy was at Microsoft driving business success across a wide range of product management and marketing roles most recently serving as Director for OEM Segment Marketing where he and his team were responsible for the go to market strategy across commercial and consumer audiences. In a prior role, Ajoy was part of the product management and marketing team in Microsoft Developer Tools division. Ajoy has co-authored half a dozen books on various MS technologies including ASP.NET and Visual Studio.

Nigel has more than 20 years of leadership, financial and operational experience with public and private technology companies. Most recently, he was VP of Finance at Tableau Software where he led the finance and accounting activities, and was a key member of the team who completed the company’s successful initial public offering. Before Tableau, he was Corporate Controller at Isilon Systems, and then EMC Isilon Storage Division after EMC’s acquisition of Isilon. LeGresley started his career at Ernst & Young.

Christian has more than 20 years of experience with business solution software, selling to and supporting customers and partners developing solutions. Prior to joining Acumatica, Christian was responsible for Solution Sales and Marketing Strategy at Microsoft, within the Microsoft Dynamics Partner team, and was the owner of the Certified for Microsoft Dynamics (CfMD) program and the Dynamics Marketplace. In particular, he focused on partners either building or selling packaged IP products and vertical solutions.

Sean Chatterjee has more than 15 years of experience in the Business Applications space, but primarily in the ERP market for the SMB. Prior to Acumatica, Sean was the Director of Business Development at Altum, a consulting firm working with the Federal Government and Non Profits. Before Altum, Sean was also part of the team at Sage North America as a National Account Manager and spent close to a decade at Everest Software, developer of a mid-market completely integrated ERP product. In his tenure at Everest, Sean worked in multiple roles – including being the lead Sales Consultant as well as the Director of the New Business Sales Team for North America.

Geoff has spent his entire career helping publishers and their partner eco-systems transform their businesses to meet the demands of an ever-changing marketplace. Mr. Ashley’s channel methodologies, programs, courses and other content are utilized by some of the most successful publishers and partners in the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) industry.

Geoff regularly participates as a speaker at industry events and shows. He has delivered keynote addresses, held strategy sessions, and delivered skill building content to audiences of more than 10,000 people, or to partners with only a few dedicated employees. Mr. Ashley also works with industry groups and trade associations, consortiums, state and national chapters of CPA’s and individual companies who are focused on trying to help their executive teams and employees become more effective, efficient and profitable during times of significant change.

Andrew has 25 years of experience in information technology, predominantly in ERP products and platform design and development. He has been a part of Acumatica since the company’s inception. Prior to Acumatica, Andrew led the development office of SWSoft, working on the Solomon IV ERP system for Solomon Software, and then Great Plains.