Our leadership

Our leadership team has decades of experience partnering with businesses to implement technology that solves their most critical issues. Our expertise lies in delivering cutting-edge SaaS solutions matched with our deep understanding of the regulatory and compliance issues impacting your business.

STEPHEN MARSH

Founder and Chairman
Steve Marsh

STEPHEN MARSH

Founder and Chairman

Stephen Marsh founded Smarsh in 2001. Under his leadership, Smarsh has grown to become the leader in the enterprise information archiving industry.

Before founding Smarsh, Stephen led product management and development efforts at CCBN, which is now a division of Thomson Financial, and spent time in key roles at Fidelity Investments and Morgan Stanley Dean Witter.

Stephen is actively involved in the Oregon technology community and mentors the founders of more than a dozen fast-growing companies. He was the recipient of the 2018 Technology Association of Oregon’s Sam Blackman Award, which honors Oregon’s top technology executive. In 2014, Stephen was named FTF News’ FinTech Person of the Year.

Stephen holds a degree in Information Management & Technology, Economics from Syracuse University.

KIM CRAWFORD GOODMAN

Chief Executive Officer
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KIM CRAWFORD GOODMAN

Chief Executive Officer

Kim Crawford Goodman is the Chief Executive Officer at Smarsh. She is focused on scaling the organization’s operations and capacity to deliver an extraordinary customer experience.

Before joining Smarsh, Kim was the Head of Payments and Risk Solutions at Fiserv, Inc., a Fortune 500 company. There, she provided executive leadership for the company’s bill payment, prepaid, and financial and risk management solutions businesses, with additional accountability for digital payments.

With more than 25 years’ experience, she has held key leadership positions with many of the largest brands across financial services and technology, including American Express, Worldpay US, Dell, and Bain & Company.

Kim has extensive experience with global, complex businesses, requiring strategic customer relationships, a deep understanding of critical business drivers, and effective engagement of a large, distributed workforce. Kim holds degrees from Stanford University and the Harvard Business School.

MIKE CAGLE

Chief Financial Officer
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MIKE CAGLE

Chief Financial Officer

Mike Cagle is the Chief Financial Officer at Smarsh. He is focused on scaling Smarsh’s financial and operational capabilities to accelerate growth and drive value creation.

With more than 20 years of experience in FinTech and SaaS industries, Mike is a strategic partner who aligns organizational financial objectives with operational execution.

Prior to joining Smarsh, Mike was responsible for all FP&A, corporate development, treasury, and investor relations functions at Veeam Software, the leader in enterprise SaaS backup and recovery space. He has a wide range of varied and progressive experience in finance-related fields, including investment banking, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate finance.

Mike holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Emory University and a Master of Finance from Georgia State University – J. Mack Robinson College of Business.

NEVA DePALMA

General Counsel
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NEVA DePALMA

General Counsel

Neva DePalma serves as General Counsel at Smarsh. She drives innovation in the critical areas of law, data privacy, and compliance. Neva builds motivated and effective cross-functional teams through transparency and collaboration.

In her most recent role as General Counsel & VP Customer Success at RadarFirst, Neva combined her enthusiasm for legal problem-solving with her commitment to creating a customer-centric culture. Prior to that, Neva served as General Counsel at the pioneering web analytics company, Webtrends.

Neva earned her JD at the University of California at Berkeley and a BA in Humanities and Spanish at the University of San Diego.

ROHIT KHANNA

Chief Customer Officer
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ROHIT KHANNA

Chief Customer Officer

Rohit Khanna is the Chief Customer Officer at Smarsh. His role is focused on supporting each of our clients to maximize customer satisfaction and ensuring that we enable the best outcomes for their businesses.

Rohit has a demonstrated track record of running global customer success and support services for cloud software providers - with customers ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies.

Before joining Smarsh, Rohit was responsible for managing customer success and experience at multi-factor authentication software company SecureAuth. Prior to this, he worked for more than two decades in technology security.

Rohit holds a bachelor’s degree from San Francisco State University and a master’s degree from the University of San Francisco School of Management.

LEANDER LeSURE

Chief People and Diversity Officer
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LEANDER LeSURE

Chief People and Diversity Officer

As the Chief People and Diversity Officer at Smarsh, Leander LeSure focuses on developing and aligning people strategy and teams to ensure growth, customer focus, and scale.

With more than 20 years of global HR experience, Leander has been recognized across several industry-leading organizations for creating world-class talent management strategies and programs with a significant emphasis in global sales and technology functions.

Leander has held senior-level HR positions with several prominent finance companies including Western Union and American Express. Most recently, Leander was the Chief People Officer for the nonprofit Year Up. Prior to Year Up, he held Chief People Officer positions at Herman Miller and Getty Images.

Leander holds a master’s degree in Human Resources and Industrial & Labor Relations from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management, where he was awarded a Weyerhauser Fellowship. He has a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Relations from Northern Kentucky University and also served as a communications specialist in the U.S. Navy.

GOUTAM NADELLA

Chief Product Officer
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GOUTAM NADELLA

Chief Product Officer

Goutam Nadella is the Chief Product Officer at Smarsh. He focuses on turning emerging technologies into valuable, transformative solutions for our clients.

In his role, Goutam guides the product development strategy and helps tailor Smarsh solutions for different segments, both large and small, of a global market. He brings a deep understanding of technology and capital markets and a passion for designing, developing, and bringing innovative products to market.

Goutam started his career at Goldman Sachs as a product manager, where he led and managed the design and development of various products across all aspects of electronic trading. He then served formative senior executive roles at REDI, a Goldman Sachs spinoff, and Symphony, a leading secure, cloud-based communication, and content sharing platform company. At both companies, he drove the development of new solutions from inception and scaled them to successful business.

Goutam holds a Bachelor of Engineering from the Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology and a Masters in Computer Engineering from The University of Illinois at Chicago.

TOM PADGETT

Chief Revenue Officer
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TOM PADGETT

Chief Revenue Officer

As the Chief Revenue Officer at Smarsh, Tom Padgett leads revenue-generating departments to drive customer growth, expand market share and build strategic partnerships. He is focused on achieving operational and strategic alignment across all revenue-building functions. Tom specializes in building a framework and culture of high performance to achieve these goals.

Tom comes to Smarsh from SAP where, most recently, he held the position of SVP and General Manager of Ariba. Prior to that, he held roles that included SVP and Head of Leonardo & Analytics, as well as COO of Analytics. Tom joined SAP following his previous success scaling similar B2B organizations to impressive compound annual growth rates of 40% and higher.

He also served as Group Vice President at Oracle after it acquired BigMachines, where he was SVP for Worldwide Sales and Alliances.

Tom holds a bachelor’s degree in Business from Indiana University Bloomington.

GREG VESPER

Chief Technology Officer
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GREG VESPER

Chief Technology Officer

Greg Vesper is the Chief Technology Officer at Smarsh. He focuses on converting the emerging technologies that drive business, into successful solutions for our clients. In his role, Greg build teams to operationalize new solutions and champion agile product development. He is also in charge of strategic product management and ensures that Smarsh can deliver real-time value to rapidly evolving markets.

Greg started his career in science innovation at NASA, where he pioneered the internet’s first system of B2B electronic commerce. He then worked with several large software companies to build innovative B2B platforms, including Premenos and Cyclone Commerce. Greg has built big data cloud platforms for healthcare, logistics and financial services companies.

Greg holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Maryland and a Master of Arts from The Catholic University of America.

SRIDHAR VUTUKURI

Country Head, India
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SRIDHAR VUTUKURI

Country Head, India

Sridhar Vutukuri leads the Smarsh operation in India, based in Bangalore. He is responsible for product development, cloud operations, information technology, engineering support services and building and running high-value engineering operations.

Over the past 30 years, Sridhar has held numerous engineering management roles and has substantial experience in product development and services across many industries, including enterprise software, finance, banking, security, defense and aerospace.

Before he joined Smarsh, Sridhar was the Head of Tumbleweed Communications’ subsidiary in India, where he successfully built and established a key engineering division for the company. Prior to this, Sridhar was Head of India Operations and Vice President of Engineering for internet-based payment systems company CyberCash India Pvt. Ltd., where he was responsible for technical direction, R&D, recruitment and external communications.

Sridhar holds a degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from SVU College of Engineering in Tirupati, India.

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