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Aravo’s Management team are committed to supporting “Better Business” and delivering integrity, excellence and the very best experience to our customers. They also value and nurture the great team culture, that makes Aravo such a great company to be a part of.
Chief Executive Officer
Michael Saracini
As CEO, Michael is responsible for Aravo’s overall vision, strategy, planning, and execution. He has more than 20 years of sales, operations and executive leadership... Read more
Chief Executive Officer
Michael Saracini

As CEO, Michael 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.

Prior to becoming CEO, Michael 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.

Michael 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.

Founder & Chairman
Tim Albinson
Tim is the company’s Founder and Chairman. He launched Aravo in 2000, developing the firm’s initial strategy, financing, product roadmap, and client base. Tim served... Read more
Founder & Chairman
Tim Albinson

Tim is the company’s Founder and Chairman. He launched Aravo in 2000, developing the firm’s initial strategy, financing, product roadmap, and client base. Tim served as Aravo’s CEO from 2000 to 2010, overseeing the firm’s successful evolution from pioneering startup to market leader in the third-party management space.

Prior to Aravo, Tim worked in finance with Goldman Sachs as a member of the Institutional Client Services group in the Fixed Income, Currencies, and Commodities division (FICC).

Tim 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.

Chief Marketing Officer
Kimberley Allan
Kimberley leads Aravo Solution’s global marketing initiatives including brand, corporate communications, digital marketing, thought leadership, demand generation, and business development activities. Kimberley brings more than a... Read more
Chief Marketing Officer
Kimberley Allan

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

Kimberley 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, Kimberley 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.

Managing Director, EMEA
Ross Ellner
Based in London, Ross Ellner leads and drives Aravo’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) expansion. He is responsible for building operations and driving revenue... Read more
Managing Director, EMEA
Ross Ellner

Based in London, Ross Ellner leads and drives Aravo’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) expansion. He is responsible for building operations and driving revenue via direct and partner channels across the region.

Ross brings a successful track record of more than 13 years in the governance, risk and compliance technology space that includes high-profile leadership, recognized sales achievements and notable contribution to company growth.

Prior to joining Aravo, Ross was the Managing Director- EMEA of an integrated risk technology company. Ross rapidly built operations, drove international growth across more than 40 countries, and ultimately helped lay the foundations for the company’s acquisition in 2017.

Ross has held senior sales positions at Riskonnect, Aon and Sunguard (FIS).

Ross brings deep insight and understanding of GRC software, and extensive experience of collaborating with a wide range of international customers and partners to support their success. He is passionate about helping clients to leverage technology to support better business outcomes.

Ross holds a degree in History from the University of Exeter.

Vice President Sales, Americas
Dan Gibson
Dan Gibson leads Aravo’s Americas sales organization. He is responsible for driving revenue growth via direct and partner channels across the region, and continuing to... Read more
Vice President Sales, Americas
Dan Gibson

Dan Gibson leads Aravo’s Americas sales organization. He is responsible for driving revenue growth via direct and partner channels across the region, and continuing to build a world-class team to support Aravo’s rapid growth.

Dan joined Aravo in 2012 as Manager of Sales Development, and his strong contributions to both Aravo and to our clients have seen him promoted over the years to Sales Director, Senior Sales Director and Regional Vice President Sales, West.

Prior to joining Aravo, Dan contributed to and led highly successful sales and business development teams at Salesforce.com.

Throughout his years at Aravo, Dan has been committed to building long-term customer success. He has worked directly with many of our largest clients across the globe, understanding their requirements fostering strong collaborative relationships, and ensuring successful business outcomes.

Dan is passionate about building successful long-term customer relationships and delivering technology solutions that support better business outcomes. He’s also motivated by leading, coaching and mentoring high-performing sales teams.

Dan holds a BS, Supply Chain Management and International Business from Arizona State University.

Chief Technology Officer & Chief Security Officer
Eric Hensley
Eric 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... Read more
Chief Technology Officer & Chief Security Officer
Eric Hensley

Eric 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, Eric 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. Eric 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, Eric 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, Eric 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.

Vice President, Global Services
Stacy Nitz
Stacy’s raison d’être is to support the success of Aravo’s customers. She is responsible for delivering successful implementations across the globe, together with leading our... Read more
Vice President, Global Services
Stacy Nitz

Stacy’s raison d’être is to support the success of Aravo’s customers. She is responsible for delivering successful implementations across the globe, together with leading our on-going collaboration with customers to ensure their long-term vision and goals are achieved.

Stacy leads a team of deep domain experts including program directors, consultants, project managers, and technical and configuration specialists who are all committed to delivering excellence and client satisfaction. Her core focus is to work collaboratively with our customers and to ensure we are partnering with them to support their success.

Stacy has spent more than 17 years in the procurement, spend control, and third-party risk management software space. Prior to joining Aravo in 2012, Stacy delivered a range of successful complex projects at Perfect Commerce, Ketera, and Deem.

Stacy holds a BS in Business Administration from the University of Kansas.

Vice President, Finance
Caroline Philippon
Caroline is responsible for leading the financial, human resources, and legal functions of Aravo. She joined Aravo in 2008 as Corporate Controller. Prior she served as... Read more
Vice President, Finance
Caroline Philippon

Caroline is responsible for leading the financial, human resources, and legal functions of Aravo.

She joined Aravo in 2008 as Corporate Controller. Prior she served as Controller and CFO for Neocase Software, a leading provider of integrated HR and Finance service delivery solutions. Earlier she served in a number of finance leadership positions at Art Technology Group, Unify Corporation France and GC Tech, SA.

With more than 20 years of experience in the software industry, she has extensive understanding of the SaaS business and delivery model, related key performance metrics, and business value drivers for Aravo’s customers.

Caroline holds a Master of Science, Management and Finance from ESCP Europe Business School.

Chief Customer Officer
David Rusher
David is responsible for Aravo’s customer success programs – from pre-sales, through to on-going strategic support. He has over 20 years of experience in the... Read more
Chief Customer Officer
David Rusher

David is responsible for Aravo’s customer success programs – from pre-sales, through to on-going strategic support. He has over 20 years of experience in the enterprise software industry, which spans across most functional areas of business including engineering, product management, product marketing, solutions consulting and sales leadership.

Prior to Aravo, David 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, David 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.

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

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