Vendavo is led by an experienced, accomplished team, which honed its expertise at some of the most respected industrial, software and consulting companies in the world – including IBM, SAP, Siebel and Ariba.
CEO and President
Neil Lustig is an accomplished executive with more than 25 years of experience in the IT Industry. After joining Vendavo in 2007, he led the global commercial team for three years prior to assuming his current role. Before Vendavo, Neil successfully directed Ariba’s North American field operations for two and a half years. Previously, he served as general manager of Ariba’s EMEA field operations and significantly grew the size of the business. Prior to Ariba, Neil spent 16 years at IBM, serving in a variety of sales and account management roles. Neil holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics from State University of New York at Albany.
Christine Russell is an experienced financial executive with more than 25 years’ diverse experience in technology businesses in the Silicon Valley. Most recently, she was CFO at EAG, a global provider of analytical testing for technology firms serving more than 3,000 companies across 50 countries. Prior to EAG, Russell held executive leadership positions at Virage Logic, Outerbay Technologies (HP), Ceva, and Cygnus Solutions (Red Hat), as well as senior financial positions at Xerox and Measurex (Honeywell). Under her leadership, Silicon Valley firms Persistence Software and Valence Technology completed successful IPOs. Russell serves as Audit Committee Chair and Director for QuickLogic Corporation and is a leading member of financial and corporate governance organizations such as Financial Executives International and Silicon Valley Directors Exchange. Russell holds a B.A. and M.B.A. from the University of Santa Clara.
Joe Boissy is a veteran marketer with more than 20 years of experience in high-tech public and private companies. Over the course of his career, he has repeatedly built world-class marketing organizations and taken many leading products to market. Most recently, he was Chief Marketing Officer at 3VR, a video data and analytics company, where he led the company to the forefront of the video intelligence sector as a pioneer of video analytics for Big Data. Prior to 3VR, Joe was the Vice-President of Marketing for ILOG and took the company to a double-digit growth, which led to its acquisition by IBM, where he then ran the Go-to-Market Strategy for the WebSphere Division. Earlier in his career, he served in various management positions at SunGard Data Systems and Infinity Financial Software in the U.S. and Europe. Joe holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and an M.S. in Computer Science and Data Analytics from the University of Paris-Orsay.
Senior Vice-President, Global Solutions Delivery
Mark Anderson brings more than 20 years of experience in the enterprise software industry with consulting practice leadership roles at SAP, Comergent and Sterling Commerce. Over this period, he specialized in B2B CRM solutions and provided program expertise and leadership to medium sized companies as well as Fortune 500 global enterprises. With management experience at both emerging and large software companies, Mark brings a unique blend of leadership expertise to Vendavo. In addition, he worked as an Industrial Engineer at Eastman Kodak. Mark holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Nebraska and an M.B.A. from the Simon School of Business.
Senior Vice-President, Global Sales
Denise Hayman brings more than 20 years of experience leading, building and scaling premier sales organizations in the technology and software space. Before Vendavo, Denise was Senior Vice-President of Sales and Marketing at Norse Corporation, a global leader in live attack security intelligence. Prior to Norse, Denise held senior leadership positions at leading technology companies including Symplified, Zscaler, Vontu, Tripwire and PGP. Throughout her career, the New Hampshire native has repeatedly created and driven global sales of SaaS, cloud and on-premises solutions for both enterprise and mid-market companies. Under her leadership, for instance, Silicon Valley firm PGP more than tripled in revenue before being acquired by Symantec. Denise started her career at Symantec and has a B.A. from Boston College.
Senior Vice-President, Engineering
Ravi Mirchandaney brings more than 20 years of experience in the software business to Vendavo. Previously, he was Senior Vice-President of Engineering at C3 Energy, a SaaS Grid Analytics software provider. Prior to C3, he held the position of Group Vice-President of Engineering at Oracle, focused on CRM, and before that, Ravi was Vice-President of Engineering at Siebel Systems. He has held research positions at Yale University and Shell Oil Research Labs in addition to being the author of more than 25 technical papers and patents in fields of parallel, distributed systems and databases. Ravi holds a Ph.D in Computer Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, with a focus on distributed systems.