Leadership Team

Michael Saracini

Michael Saracini, Chief Executive Officer

As CEO, Mr. Saracini is responsible for Aravo's overall vision, strategy, planning and execution. His primary focus is centered on aggressively growing Aravo's market position, by introducing game-changing product innovation designed to deliver measurable customer value. 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.

Tim Albinson

Tim Albinson, Founder and Executive Chairman

Mr. Albinson is the company's Founder and Executive Chairman. With a technology background dating back to the 1980s, he has held cross-functional positions in marketing, product strategy, and sales management. Mr. Albinson launched Aravo in 2000, developing the firm’s initial strategy, financing, product roadmap and client base. Prior to Aravo he held positions in finance and environmental management.

Mr. Albinson holds an MBA from the Haas School at the University of California at Berkeley and a BA in English literature from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Ralph Bryant

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

Eric Hensley, Chief Technology 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

David Rusher, Vice President, Product Strategy and Services

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.

Allen Thompson

Allen Thompson, Vice President, Sales and Marketing

Mr. Thompson oversees the company's sales strategy and execution. He has more than 15 years of sales and sales leadership experience in the software industry, building high performing sales teams.

Most recently, Mr. Thompson served as the Director of Sales for RightNow Technologies, a $185 million, software-as-a-service CRM leader, where he was responsible for the Eastern US. Previously, he was responsible for leading the Central US and Latin America region. Earlier, Mr. Thompson served in various sales and sales leadership positions over a 12 year period with Siebel Systems/Oracle, Computer Associates, ADP, and USF Corporation.

Mr. Thompson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Tulsa.