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.
Joseph possesses 15 years of experience at SaaS startups and scaleups leading customer-facing functions including professional services, support, training, account management, and customer success. He kicked off his software experience as a Director of Professional Services, then moved into executive leadership roles from there. Most recently, he was Vice President of Customer Success at Emplify (now part of 15Five), where he helped that startup grow from zero to over 300 customers and through two rounds of fundraising totaling over $22mm. Joseph is a bit of a geek about personality assessments and is overly enamored with a “growth mindset” approach to business.
Joseph has a degree in Engineering from Tulane University in New Orleans, which is where he was born and grew up. Luckily, his decades in the Midwest have scrubbed away his NOLA accent along with the odd vocabulary (though he does still dream about crawfish boils and shrimp po-boys). Joseph is married to Cristina and they live in Carmel, Indiana (just North of Indianapolis) with their two kids, Ava (16, swimmer) and Gavin (14, percussionist), and their pandemic Goldendoodle named Wrigley.
Joel applys 20 years’ experience in enterprise software sales & leadership to match Worksoft customers with the right automation solution to achieve their business goals. He spent the first part of the Tech career with UC4/Automic specializing in workload/IT process & Release Automation. He was a top individual contributor for a decade, before moving into a leadership role at BMC Software. His career took him back to Automic in 2015, where he helped position the company to be acquitted by CA (Computer Associates) in 2017, with landmark deals at PG&E & Walmart. Joel has spent the past three years with Tricentis, where he helped build the Western region of the Americas, increasing revenues by 5X over the past three years.
Joel spends time between Denver & Phoenix with his wife Wendy Fox. In their spare time, they follow their passion for traveling and goal of visiting a new country every year. Joel & Wendy also enjoy giving time & donations to numerous charities & mentorship nonprofits throughout the US. One of Joel's personal accomplishments he speaks passionately about is being a champion of diversity & inclusion. While at Tricentis he was the executive sponsor for the Diversity & Inclusion ERG and helped start two different internship programs with minority & women founded startups with goals of getting more people from underserved communities into the field of Technology.
Mary brings with her 25+ years of experience in IT Software, Consulting and Technology Services. She has been successful in developing businesses across EMEA and Internationally. Prior to joining Worksoft, Mary held sales leadership positions at OSV, CoreHR, Artificial Solutions and Oracle.
Mary lives in the county of Berkshire, UK and is a passionate advocate for Diversity & Inclusion in the workplace with a particular focus on getting women and girls into digital careers and studying STEM subjects. In her spare time, Mary enjoys having fun with her daughters, grandchildren and socializing with friends - especially where cake can be shared! To combat this, she also likes keeping fit and walking her three dogs.
Elizabeth brings almost 15 years of experience in senior marketing roles crossing many areas of enterprise software, customer experience, and mobile telecommunications. As VP of Marketing at Worksoft, she combines product marketing expertise with an extensive background in communications and a passion for developing programs that build engagement, strategic value, brand awareness, and rapid growth.