Leadership

Burt-Cummings-1.jpg Burt Cummings, Chief Executive Officer linkedin

As Versaic’s CEO, Burt is responsible for the day-to-day operations, overall company strategy and product development. Burt has served as Versaic’s CEO since 2006 and has extensive experience as a leader in the technology sector. Prior to joining Versaic, he worked as an independent marketing consultant, helping companies identify and market solutions in the technology marketplace. Previously, Burt was co-founder and CEO of GoCampus, Inc., a startup company offering ASP solutions to college campuses for developing e-newsletters targeted to individual faculty, alumni, parents and students. He formerly held the positions of VP and GM of Brand Dialogue, the interactive arm for Young & Rubicam; and Executive Director for Interactive, Landor Associates, also a Young & Rubicam company, overseeing the creation and branding of commercial websites for Fortune 500 customers. Burt has held executive positions in sales and marketing at Apple Computer, Inc., and Eagle River Interactive, and was the Director of Sales Programs at NeXT. Burt graduated cum laude from UC San Diego with a BS in Computer Science.


Screen-Shot-2016-03-28-at-9.36.29-AM-201x300-1.png Kate Purmal, Chief Finance Officer linkedin

Kate Purmal is the co-founder of CoPilot Systems, an educational software start-up. She also serves as a board member, advisor and business coach to CEOs and entrepreneurs. In her most recent corporate role, Kate served as Senior Vice President of Digital Content at SanDisk. An expert in launching successful new companies, Kate was co-founder and CEO of the software joint venture U3 (merged with SanDisk in 2007), co-founder of Liquid Machines (acquired by Check Point Software Technologies in 2010), and member of the founding management team at Palm, Inc (acquired by US Robotics in 1995). Kate has consulted for dozens of start-ups and more than twenty large companies including Intuit, Hewlett-Packard, Handspring, Palm Inc., CBS, Verifone, and Clorox. She has also held senior roles in marketing, product marketing, business development, sales, and engineering at Interleaf, Grid Systems, and Computer Associates.


Mark-1.jpg Mark Soloway, Chief Technology Officer linkedin

Mark serves as Versaic’s CTO and is a past Chairman of the Board of Directors. In his current role, Mark leads the company’s technology strategy. He has been successfully developing and delivering software for over 25 years in a variety of senior engineering, management and executive roles. Mark was most recently the VP of Engineering and Product Development at Log Savvy Corporation, a business intelligence analytics startup in Berkeley, CA. Previous to Log Savvy, he was Director of Software Development at FrontRange Solutions, where he led a team of over 50 developers spread across three continents. As Chief Server Architect, Director of Server Technology and Principal Engineer at Actuate Corp. (NASDAQ: ACTU), Mark took the company through IPO and beyond. Mark was also an engineer at Sun, Fairchild/Schlumberger and Valisys and was a director at Dawn Technologies. After earning his BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science with High Honors at UC Berkeley, Mark earned his MS in Electrical Engineering at Stanford, and his MBA through American Intercontinental University while also working full time.


Alex-Alishoev-1.jpg Alex Alishoev, Vice President, Engineering linkedin

Alex has over 25 years of experience in the software industry, the last 10 years as a senior-level manager. He manages all aspects of development for Versaic’s big-scale web applications on cloud platforms. Most recently, he was a Director of Engineering at IAS, the global leader in data-enabled equipment management and tracking services for the container transport industry, supervising several distributed development and QA teams in US, India and Russia. Prior to this, Alex was a Senior Manager of Development, Policy Management, and Corporate Systems at Esurance, responsible for all aspects of development and supported of a major part of Esurance’s high-traffic website that generated over $800M in annual sales. He held several engineering management positions at FrontRange, where he developed enterprise CRM applications that were localized in nine languages and helped to generate over $100M in sales. Previously, as a Senior Developer at PeopleSoft, Alex created complex enterprise-class user interfaces. He was one of the key developers at Actuate, a successful enterprise business intelligence company generating over $100M in sales. Alex holds a Ph.D. degree in Applied Mathematics from Moscow Research and Development Institute of Electrical Thermal Equipment.


Andy Cummings Andy Cummings, Director of Client Solutions linkedin

Andy has been with Versaic since 2003 and has been instrumental in building Versaic’s leadership position in the sponsorship and philanthropy markets. Over the years, through his extensive knowledge of Versaic’s product architecture and thousands of conversations with clients, Andy has built a solid understanding of how the Versaic platform can be adapted to create the most relevant applications and client solutions. Andy has a knack for bridging client requirements with technology capabilities and works closely with each client to ensure their solution is fully configured to meet and exceed all requirements. He has a well-earned reputation for anticipating client needs and responding with practical solutions. Andy’s role as Director of Client Solutions includes evaluating new product, market and partnership opportunities for best alignment with Versaic strategies. A collaborator and relationship-builder at heart, Andy works closely with Versaic’s strategic partners and clients to expand the breadth and depth of the company’s solution offerings. Andy graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a BA in Business Management Economics.


CarrieLaHeadshot2_rectagular-220x300.jpg Carrie LaFreniere, Director of Sales and Business Development linkedin

As Director of Sales and Business Development, Carrie brings over 20 years of sales, strategy and customer service to the Versaic team. Prior to joining Versaic, Carrie worked at Amazon.com for seven years in advertising sales and business development. At Amazon she developed key relationships with high-level marketing professionals and agencies through partnerships and intelligent prospecting. Carrie’s expertise is on building long term client relationships by listening and understanding each clients needs, solving problems, and providing excellent customer service. Carrie attended San Francisco State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Conceptual Information Art. Carrie can also be found surfing the coast of California and is in training to become a fitness instructor.


sefton1.png Sefton Murray, Senior Client Success Manager linkedin

Sefton brings extensive software-as-a-service (SaaS) and client account experience to strengthen our Client Success Team. Focused on constantly reducing the time required to implement solutions, Sefton works closely with clients to meet deadlines and exceed expectations. He builds truly collaborative relationships by understanding the needs of each individual program and getting to know each team. Sefton combines this focus on customer satisfaction with a deep knowledge of the Versaic system, offering best practices and recommendations to design and implement a flexible solution that best meets each client’s needs. He is our expert in the on-boarding process, always finding a way to quickly and efficiently amaze clients.