Executive Leadership / Board of Directors

Executive Leadership

Dan Vetras

CEO

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Todd Johnson

President

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Barry Harmon

CFO

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Craig Gordon

VP of Sales

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Jay Gordon

VP of Channel Sales

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Mike Lyons

VP of Customer Success

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John Wainwright

VP of Engineering

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Jay Harel

VP of Product Management

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Karen Castagnera

VP of Operations

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Eric Nguyen

CMO

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Dan Vetras

CEO

Dan Vetras brings 30 years of experience in business and technology leadership to the Kollective executive management team. As President and CEO, he oversees day-to-day operations globally and is actively involved in building long-term relationships with Kollective’s customer base. Prior to joining Kollective, Dan was President and CEO of Visible Technologies, a leader in social media intelligence solutions where he doubled the overall business, led a round of strategic financing and opened European operations. Before his role at Visible Technologies, he was President and CEO of Talisma Corporation, significantly growing revenues and managing a successful merger with Moxie Software. Dan was President and CEO of Captura Software through its merger with Concur Technologies, where he was responsible for determining the company’s strategic direction and operation. Prior to taking the helm at Captura, he was Vice President of Sales at Intranets.com/Web Ex. Dan served IBM as vice president of worldwide consumer software sales upon its acquisition of Edmark Corporation, where he was vice president of consumer sales and channel marketing. He also spent seven years in sales management and business development positions at Lotus Development Corporation/IBM.

Todd Johnson

President

Todd Johnson was CEO of Kollective (previously Kontiki) for two years from 2005 to 2006, and continues with the company today as President and Chairman of the Board. During his time as CEO, he re-positioned Kollective as the leader in the legitimate P2P market segment and then later facilitated the sale of the company to VeriSign. Following the sale, Todd ran VeriSign’s Broadband Content Business, which included Kollective, as Senior Vice President. After Kontiki was spun out of VeriSign, Todd became the Chairman.

Prior to Kollective, Todd spent three years as President of Jamcracker, where he was responsible for all marketing, sales, engineering and operations functions, and also drove product strategy (SAAS platform) and development of an ODC in India. During 1999 and 2000, Todd was Vice President of Worldwide Marketing at Backweb Technologies. This followed a role at Silicon Graphics where he finished as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing. He is also a director of Multicast Media and Chairman of the non-profits, Generations Together and Compassion Planet. Throughout his career, Todd has demonstrated and articulated the importance of effective communications in leadership.

Barry Harmon

CFO

Barry Harmon brings over 30 years of experience in business and technology leadership to the Kollective executive management team. As CFO, he oversees the administrative and financial functions. Barry began his career at a large CPA firm, spending seven years as a corporate auditor, specializing in forest products. He then worked at Citibank supervising the financial control function for the US Private Bank. Barry returned to the West Coast and began working in technology, first as CFO of Electro Scientific Industries (ESI) in Portland, leading the acquisition and integration of several businesses and a public stock offering and then as CFO & COO of Apex in Redmond, WA which merged into Avocent and was eventually sold to Emerson Electric. Barry then became a Board member for both ESI and Avocent and for several years served on the Audit Committee and later was Chairman of the Compensation Committee. Prior to moving to Bend, Barry was the CFO of glassybaby, a Seattle based retailer and manufacturer.

Craig Gordon

VP of Sales

Craig has responsibilities for Kollective’s worldwide sales, technical pre sales engineering and international operations and is based in our European HQ in London. He brings 20 years of international IT experience at the executive management level. Most recently, Craig was Managing Director for Visible Technologies, a leading social media monitoring company within the WPP Group. Prior to Visible, he managed the business operations in UK, Nordics and Southern Europe for Redwood Software, the leading business process automation software provider. He has also held executive management positions at Talisma Corporation he, where he oversaw year on year growth in sales across EMEA of Talisma’s multichannel Customer Interaction Management suite, and also as VP of Global Sales at McLaren Software and General Manager Europe for Captura Software.

Jay Gordon

VP of Channel Sales

Jay Gordon is responsible for Kollective’s sales growth and new customer acquisition through channel partners. Jay oversees all aspects of channel strategy, channel marketing, sales and partner enablement. Most recently, Jay held multiple channel sales leadership roles at Intuit Corp. including Director, OEM Channel Sales. Prior to that, Jay has over 20 years direct and channel sales experience. He has led sales at various software start ups including V.P. Sales at Intranets.com and V.P. Sales at Knowledge Adventure. He has also held sales leadership roles in enterprise and channel sales at market leading companies such as Microsoft, Sun Microsystems and Lotus Development/IBM. He holds a B.A. in Business/Economics from U.C. Santa Barbara.

Mike Lyons

VP of Customer Success

As Vice President of Customer Success at Kollective, Mike oversees a global team of managers dedicated to customer relations, retention and optimization. Having spent over 30 years in high tech in various upper management roles, and as a Sales and Customer Service leader, Mike’s well-rounded knowledge and experience in the industry ensures the company maintains its strong customer-centric focus. Prior to joining Kollective in 2011, Mike worked for Visible Technologies, Interwise (acquired by AT&T) and IBM, as part of the Lotus Development division. Notably, Mike also worked for BMC Software where he was responsible for the Accenture relationship. Mike holds a BS in Engineering from Villanova University.

John Wainwright

VP of Engineering

John Wainwright leads Kollective’s Engineering team. He is an Australian-born computer scientist who has spent over 20 years in Silicon Valley. His diverse experience includes stints at large companies including Apple, Autodesk & Verisign, and many small companies, among them several venture-funded start-ups that he co-founded. John’s background is in computer languages and he is the principal architect and developer of several object-oriented computer languages: Objects-in-C (1990), ScriptX (1992-1996) and MaxScript (1996), which were core to the industry and licensed to companies like Apple and Autodesk. In 2000, he transitioned to internet technologies and co-founded Kontiki/Kollective, where he served as Chief Architect, responsible for the design of the company’s commercial peer-to-peer virtual CDN. In 2008 he co-founded Crowd Science, an internet analytics and audience-modeling startup, and as CTO steered the development of its advanced direct-measurement and machine-learning-based audience targeting platforms.

Jay Harel

VP of Product Management

As VP of Product Management, Jay is responsible for prioritizing customer requirements, developing our overall product roadmap, and seeing it through. He works with our customers and field teams to gather requirements and with our engineering, quality assurance and operations teams to turn them into reality. Jay has 20 years of product and engineering management experience in such diverse industries as industrial services, network management, Flash memory, consumer internet, and online dating.

Karen Castagnera

VP of Operations

Karen and her team provide 24/7 monitoring of Kollective applications and customer care support to enterprise customers. Karen has extensive experience leading IT, Operations and Customer Care teams for start-up, emerging and established businesses. Karen joined the Kontiki/Kollective Operation team in 2001. In addition to her eight-years of progressive responsibility at Kontiki/Kollective, Karen’s leadership experience includes management oversight of enterprise operations at VeriSign, Responsys, Baan, Cisco– and government operations at NASA Ames Research Center and the Department of the Army. Karen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Psychology from Towson State University and a Master of Science degree in Computer Engineering from Johns Hopkins University.

Eric Nguyen

CMO

Eric brings 20 years of marketing, product management, and business intelligence experience to the Kollective team. Before joining Kollective, Eric was VP of Marketing at Jama Software, a leading enterprise product development platform provider based in Portland, OR. Prior to Jama, Eric was responsible for product and campaign operations for Admax Network, which at the time was the largest ad network in Southeast Asia until it was acquired by Komli Media, based out of Bangkok, Thailand. Eric has also held senior product management positions at WebMD Health Services as well as GE Healthcare.

Board of Directors

Dan Vetras

Board Member

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Todd Johnson

Chairman

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Kirk Wolfe

Board Member

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Mark Koulogeorge

Board Member

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Adam Koopersmith

Board Member

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Karey Barker

Board Observer

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Dino Vendetti

Board Observer

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Edgar Masri

Board Member

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Dan Vetras

Board Member

Dan Vetras brings 30 years of experience in business and technology leadership to the Kollective executive management team. As President and CEO, he oversees day-to-day operations globally and is actively involved in building long-term relationships with Kollective’s customer base. Prior to joining Kollective, Dan was President and CEO of Visible Technologies, a leader in social media intelligence solutions where he doubled the overall business, led a round of strategic financing and opened European operations. Before his role at Visible Technologies, he was President and CEO of Talisma Corporation, significantly growing revenues and managing a successful merger with Moxie Software. Dan was President and CEO of Captura Software through its merger with Concur Technologies, where he was responsible for determining the company’s strategic direction and operation. Prior to taking the helm at Captura, he was Vice President of Sales at Intranets.com/Web Ex. Dan served IBM as vice president of worldwide consumer software sales upon its acquisition of Edmark Corporation, where he was vice president of consumer sales and channel marketing. He also spent seven years in sales management and business development positions at Lotus Development Corporation/IBM.

Todd Johnson

Chairman

Todd Johnson was CEO of Kollective (previously Kontiki) for two years from 2005 to 2006, and continues with the company today as President and Chairman of the Board. During his time as CEO, he re-positioned Kollective as the leader in the legitimate P2P market segment and then later facilitated the sale of the company to VeriSign. Following the sale, Todd ran VeriSign’s Broadband Content Business, which included Kollective, as Senior Vice President. After Kontiki was spun out of VeriSign, Todd became the Chairman.

Prior to Kollective, Todd spent three years as President of Jamcracker, where he was responsible for all marketing, sales, engineering and operations functions, and also drove product strategy (SAAS platform) and development of an ODC in India. During 1999 and 2000, Todd was Vice President of Worldwide Marketing at Backweb Technologies. This followed a role at Silicon Graphics where he finished as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing. He is also a director of Multicast Media and Chairman of the non-profits, Generations Together and Compassion Planet. Throughout his career, Todd has demonstrated and articulated the importance of effective communications in leadership.

Kirk Wolfe

Board Member

Kirk is a Partner with MK Capital. Kirk focuses on the digital media sector with a specific emphasis on mobile internet and IP video investment opportunities. Prior to joining MK Capital, he spent considerable time in management roles for leading technology companies, including co-founding an open source software business. Kirk served as a field operations executive at Ariba, Inc. – a global provider of Enterprise Spend Management solutions. As an early stage Ariba employee, he was responsible for establishing and growing the field operations team. Before joining Ariba, Kirk led the construction of the first business-to-consumer online store at Motorola, Inc. Earlier in his career, he worked at Accenture serving clients in the telecommunications sector. Kirk currently serves on the boards of HealthiNation, Kollective, and BidPal Network. Kirk received his MBA from Stanford University and his Bachelor of Science in Industrial & Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan.

Mark Koulogeorge

Board Member

Mark is a Managing General Partner of MK Capital. He is also a General Partner of The Productivity Fund III and The Productivity Fund IV totaling over $175 million in committed capital. Mark is a General Partner of two other funds that are fully invested and represent over $170 million in committed capital. Prior to founding MK Capital, he served as a managing director of First Analysis Corporation, responsible for coordinating venture capital opportunities. Mark’s areas of expertise include enterprise software, outsourcing and marketing services. As a former Executive Officer of Eagle Industries, a $1.5 billion Sam Zell company, he led the company through several merger and acquisition transactions valued in excess of $1 billion. Mark was also previously with Booz Allen & Hamilton. He is a graduate of Dartmouth and Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Adam Koopersmith

Board Member

Prior to joining Pritzker Group Venture Capital in 2004, Adam held various senior operating and business development roles Sportvision, Inc. (the world’s leader in technology-based enhancements for live sports programming, and a New World Ventures portfolio company) helping the company grow from the “business plan” stage to eight figures in annual revenue. Adam currently serves on the boards of Advantage Optics, Inc., Firm58, Inc., HyperQuest, Inc. and Kollective, and works closely with TopSchool, Inc., and Zinch, Inc. Adam also serves on the Investment Committee for the Illinois Innovation Accelerator Fund (i2A) – a public-private seed-stage investment fund, and on the Board of Excelerate a mentor-driven seed investment program based in Chicago. Adam received his B.S. in economics with concentrations in finance and international management from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and his M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management with concentrations in organizational behavior and decision sciences.

Karey Barker

Board Observer

Karey Barker has been a Managing Director of Cross Creek Capital, a private equity affiliate of Wasatch Advisors, since its inception in 2006. She is also a Managing Director of Cross Creek Partners, a venture fund of funds. Prior to launching Cross Creek Capital, Karey was a Portfolio Manager on the Wasatch Ultra Growth portfolios for over 14 years. Karey joined Wasatch Advisors in 1989 and has spent her entire career in the field of investment management.

Karey graduated magna cum laude from the University of Utah with a B.S. degree in Finance. She also studied French and International Economics at the Universite d’Angers in France and later earned a B.A. with honors in French from the University of Utah. Karey is a Utah native and speaks French. She enjoys hiking, camping, mountain biking and skiing with her family.

Dino Vendetti

Board Observer

Dino Vendetti is an entrepreneur, mentor, and early stage investor in software, web, and mobile start-ups. He’s currently Managing Director Formative Ventures in Menlo Park and founder of Bend based tech accelerator Founders Pad. He is an experienced operating executive who spent the majority of his career in Marketing, Business Development, and Engineering roles at start up’s including Qualcomm. Prior to joining Formative, Dino was a General Partner at Bay Partners, and at Vulcan Ventures. His current investments include Vungle, InboundWriter, Adept Cloud, Manzama, Capella, Rally Cause, Jett Stream, and Sonivate. Dino earned his MSEE and MBA degrees from the University of Washington and a bachelor of science in Electrical Engineering from San Diego State University.

Edgar Masri

Board Member

Edgar Masri is currently a board advisor and senior consultant to Accton (www.accton.com), a Taiwan-based global OEM/ODM leader in advanced networking and communication equipment.

From April 2009 till May 2017, Mr. Masri was member of the board of Calient Technologies (www.calient.net), a photonic switching systems company, recently acquired by Suzhou, China-based Chunxing Precision Mechanical Co., Ltd.

From 2009 to December 2016, Mr. Masri was president and chief executive officer of Qualtré, Inc., a US-based startup focused on commercializing the next generation of motion sensors for industrial and automotive applications. He led and concluded the acquisition of Qualtré’s key personnel and assets by Panasonic Corporation in December 2016.

Prior to Qualtré, Edgar Masri was President & CEO of 3Com Corporation, a leading global data networking company. During his tenure, he negotiated, led the acquisition of, and chaired the board of H3C, the joint venture between 3Com and Huawei. He also brought 3Com to record revenue and gross margins, 6 consecutive quarters of profitability, and 2nd or 3rd market share position in enterprise switching and enterprise routing. Mr. Masri recommended and managed the go-private transaction with Bain Capital.

Mr. Masri joined Matrix Partners, a leading venture capital firm in 2000. He led the investment in and served on the board of various semiconductor, telecommunication equipment, and system software startups, including Sandburst (acquired by Broadcom Corporation), Redline Communications (TSX/AIM: RDL), and Camiant (acquired by Tekelec). Prior to Matrix, Masri was president of 3Com Ventures. Before that, Masri was senior vice president and general manager of 3Com’s Network Systems Business Unit.

Mr. Masri holds a Diplome d’Ingenieur from Ecole Centrale de Paris, a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, and a Master of Business Administration with distinction (Arjay Miller Scholar) from Stanford University.

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