About Us

Aravo was founded in 2000 to bring order to the complex and dynamic world of enterprise Third Party Management. We deliver market-leading SaaS solutions for managing third party compliance and risk that help Global 2000 companies protect their brand, build customer trust and elevate business performance.

As a market pioneer, Aravo has defined best practices for Third Party Management for over fifteen years. Working with companies with the most complex and globally dispersed third party networks in the world, we have assembled impressive domain expertise on best practice processes and implementations, and are proven to scale. Accenture, BHP, Cisco, GE, Johnson & Johnson, Unilever and Visa, among others, all count on Aravo’s Enterprise Platform to achieve global continuous insight into third party risk and compliance. With our combination of technical innovation and deep domain expertise, Aravo delivers unrivaled configurability, regulatory agility, ease-of-use, high performance, and scalability.

As a company, we are passionate about helping companies eliminate corruption and social injustice from their extended enterprise.

Management Team

Michael Saracini, 

Chief Executive Officer

As CEO, Mr. Saracini is responsible for Aravo’s overall vision, strategy, planning and execution. He has more than 20 years of sales, operations and executive leadership experience building profitable, high growth software companies.

Most recently Mr. Saracini served as Aravo COO, with global P&L responsibility for product strategy, engineering, marketing, sales, channels, alliances, professional services, hosting operations and customer support. Prior, he was Vice President, International for SumTotal Systems, a software-as-a-service HCM leader, delivering talent management solutions. As a member of the executive staff, he was responsible for driving global expansion outside the United States in Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and Japan, contributing to public company revenues in excess of $100 million. Prior, Mr. Saracini served as Vice President & General Manager, Americas for RightNow Technologies, a software-as-a-service CRM leader delivering customer experience management solutions, contributing to public company revenues in excess of $140 million. Earlier, Mr. Saracini served in a number of senior leadership positions with Siebel Systems, Computer Associates, AT&T Capital and GRID Systems.

Mr. Saracini attended the University of Texas at Dallas studying Business Administration and Finance and continued with executive education programs at Harvard Business School and Southern Methodist University.

Ralph Bryant, 

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Bryant is responsible for leading the financial, human resources and legal functions of the company. With over 20 years experience in the software industry, he most recently was Vice President, Finance, for RightNow Technologies. At RightNow, Mr. Bryant was a member of the Executive Team, guiding the company during a period of increasing growth and profitability. Mr. Bryant has extensive understanding of the SaaS business and delivery model, related key performance metrics, and business value drivers for Aravo’s customers. He has also served as Global Pricing Director for Sterling Commerce, and held leadership positions in Finance with Fujitsu Transaction Systems and Datapoint Corporation.

Mr. Bryant holds an MBA in Finance from The University of Texas at Austin and a BBA degree from Abilene Christian University.

Eric Hensley, 

Chief Technology Officer & Chief Security Officer

Mr. Hensley is responsible for technical delivery of Aravo’s product offerings, including Engineering, QA and Hosting Operations. He has over 15 years experience in the development and delivery of Enterprise SaaS offerings with a special focus on supply chain management and intelligence solutions.

Before joining Aravo, Mr. Hensley served as Sr. Director of Technical Operations at Instill Corporation, where he developed infrastructure and integration solutions for supply chain intelligence systems in the foodservice industry. Mr. Hensley joined Instill in 2002 and was instrumental in the development and deployment of highly scalable SaaS solutions responsible for processing the majority of daily foodservice transactions in North America. Prior to that, Mr. Hensley served as Director of Technical Operations at ShipServ Ltd., where he was responsible for the development and deployment of one of the earliest SaaS transactional business exchanges, focused on the maritime shipping industry. While at ShipServ, Mr. Hensley led the development and adoption of MTML, an XML-based transactional document standard now widely deployed in the shipping industry.

Mr. Hensley holds a BA in Astrophysics with a specialization in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley.

David Rusher, 

Senior Vice President, Product Strategy and Alliances

David Rusher, Senior Vice President, Product Strategy and Alliances Mr. Rusher is responsible for Aravo’s product strategy and management. His over 17 years of experience in the enterprise software industry spans across most functional areas of business including engineering, product management, product marketing, solutions consulting and sales leadership.

Most recently, Mr. Rusher served as SVP of Enterprise Feedback at Market Tools where he was responsible for global sales of MarketTools CustomerSat™ Enterprise Feedback Management solution. Prior to MarketTools, Mr. Rusher worked with RightNow Technologies – a leading provider of SaaS Customer Experience Management solutions. He initially served as Vice President of Solutions Consulting for the Americas where he worked closely with Product Management and Engineering to influence and prioritize key features and capabilities, addressing functional gaps and innovations based on market demand; he was promoted to Vice President of Sales for the Eastern U.S. and Latin America. Prior to that, he held various solutions leadership roles during a 9 year period with Siebel Systems, culminating in the role of Director, Industry Solutions.

Mr. Rusher holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Oklahoma City University.

Kimberley Allan,

Chief Marketing Officer

Ms. Allan leads Aravo Solution’s global marketing initiatives including brand, corporate communications, digital marketing, thought leadership, demand generation and business development activities.

Ms. Allan brings more than a decade of marketing leadership experience in the GRC space, building brand recognition, thought-leadership and revenue-accelerating marketing programs at companies including Thomson Reuters, SAI Global, the Global Association of Risk Professionals, Practical Law Company and Complinet. At Thomson Reuters, Ms. Allan was part of the senior leadership team that rapidly built the GRC and Risk Division from its inception and also helped launch Thomson Reuters’ Org ID KYC Managed Service. She led a global marketing team responsible for marketing communications, product marketing, marketing operations and customer insight, with their efforts being recognized with the award of Oracle’s Global Markies ‘Marketing Center of Excellence’ in 2013. In her tenure she oversaw and moderated at the company’s Governance, Risk and Compliance Regulatory Summits in London, Singapore and the US.

Kimberley graduated from Massey University in New Zealand with a Bachelor of Arts, English; a Diploma Media Studies (Distinction), Media Studies; and a Master of Philosophy (1st Class Hons), Business Communications.