Ed has extensive financial leadership experience in the software industry. He has significant M&A and operational experience working for PE, VC, and publicly held companies. Prior to Worksoft he was the CFO for Litera Microsystems. Ed helped lead Litera from a $15 million ARR business to over $120 million in ARR through a combination of organic and inorganic growth. Prior to Litera, Ed served in progressive roles at software companies or divisions of GE, SmartSignal, Pitney Bowes, and JD Edwards. Ed really enjoys leveraging his operational and financial background to help scale and grow software companies and is excited to be part of the future growth of Worksoft.
Ed is a life-long Chicagoan. He lives in the Chicago suburbs with his wife and college-age daughters. His son graduated college and has started his career in finance. Outside of work, Ed likes to travel, invest, and play golf. Given the opportunity, Ed would travel the world with his family and his golf clubs.
George Kanuck has a 20-year proven track record of creating and scaling high-growth revenue streams. As Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) at WorkSoft, George will be responsible for the sales & alliances strategy and teams to drive business growth and increase market share.
Most recently, George was CRO at Zenoss, an industry recognized and Forrest Wave leader in AIOps, IT Infrastructure Monitoring and Automation. Prior to Zenoss, George was SVP of Sales & Marketing at Trustonic, a leader in hardware-backed security and a joint venture between ARM and Gemalto. Prior to Trustonic, George successfully grew revenues for Good Technology as vice president of F500 enterprise sales, assisting in the successful acquisition by BlackBerry. He joined Good Technology after the acquisition of mobile startup Macheen, where he led global sales and business development. Earlier in his career, as a general manager, he led operations, sales, marketing and professional services for global enterprise and government markets at Vovici, KPCA Global, Hoovers and Dun & Bradstreet.
George earned his MBA from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and has a bachelor's degree in economics from Penn State University in State College, Pennsylvania.
George & his family have lived in Austin, TX for 15 years, with a son a senior at UT-Austin and daughter a freshman at Parsons Design School in Manhattan. They have 1 dog, 2 cats, and an eye on another rescue puppy this spring. George is a music lover and musician, plays multiple instruments, and also is a car lover, with a love of American muscle cars. Other loves include sci-fi, cooking, and biking.
Alan Ota, VP of Alliances. Alan brings with him 26 years of experience in various functions including Business Development, Alliances, Product Line Management, M&A and channels. He has lived in a variety of places around the world including Japan, just outside of London, and the South of France.
Alan and his wife have two children, a son who is 27 and a daughter who is 24. He really enjoys most hand-eye sports (including tennis, basketball, football, baseball, golf, etc.), skiing, reading (mostly non-fiction) and travel. He has even played Division I Tennis.