Founder and Chairman
Stephen Marsh founded the hosted email archiving and compliance provider Smarsh, Inc. in 2001, and has led the company through nearly 20 years of sustained, aggressive and profitable growth. Under Stephen’s leadership, Smarsh combined with Actiance in 2018, and the combined company is the financial services industry’s premier electronic communications archiving provider, helping enterprises around the world meet their recordkeeping, supervision and e-discovery obligations.
Stephen was the recipient of the 2018 Technology Association of Oregon’s Sam Blackman Award, honoring the state of Oregon’s top technology executive. He was also named the 2014 FTF News Fintech Person of the Year. Marsh is actively involved in the Oregon technology community, mentoring founders at more than a dozen fast-growing companies. Prior to founding Smarsh, Stephen led product management and development efforts at CCBN, now a division of Thomson Financial. He also spent time in key roles at both Fidelity Investments and Morgan Stanley Dean Witter.
Chief Executive Officer
With experience leading many of the core functions of SaaS companies, Brian Cramer takes a “whole business” approach to driving performance improvement. Brian’s mission is to grow the enterprise and customer base through product and service excellence. A strong believer in process and metrics, his focus is on continuously improving the operational capabilities of the firm to enhance the experience of current and future customers.
Before joining Smarsh, Brian was the Chief Operating Officer of Granicus, where he focused on customer support, professional services, and acquisition integration. For the past 15 years, Brian has held various leadership positions with software and software-enabled businesses, he and worked in the semiconductor industry in the U.S. and Asia earlier in his career. He holds degrees from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota and Thunderbird, The American Graduate School of International Management.
General Manager, EMEA
An engineer with a passion for business transformation, Ian Hook has spent the last 15 years helping to shape, promote and implement transformative cloud software applications across compliance, collaboration, business intelligence and transaction management within the financial services sector - from tier-1 banks to small brokers and advisors.
Prior to joining Smarsh in August 2017, Ian served as Chief Operations Officer for Cognia. The global communications archive and analytics platform provider, backed by Vodafone and Swisscom, was the first company to develop enterprise-class mobile call recording and achieve widespread adoption of cloud solutions in a banking-compliance area previously dominated by on-premise systems.
Tricia serves as General Counsel to Smarsh, bringing a unique background to the role. Before she was an attorney, Tricia worked in post-production for television and as an academic librarian, ultimately serving as Library Director for a private college in Portland. As an attorney in private practice, she advised businesses and entrepreneurs on intellectual property and corporate law matters, including entity formation, contracts, corporate growth and governance, mergers and acquisitions, and trademark and copyright protection and enforcement. Her multi-disciplinary experience allows Tricia to provide Smarsh with a practical legal approach that supports the company’s growth and commitment to its customers. Tricia presents workshops on business and intellectual property law and taught Business Associations at the University of Oregon School of Law. She gives back to the community as a volunteer attorney, most recently providing pro bono advice to creatives through the Oregon Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts. Tricia holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, a Masters of Library and Information Studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a Juris Doctorate from Lewis and Clark Law School.
Chief Customer Officer
With a focus on delighting customers and assuring that they receive the best experience and outcome, Rohit Khanna serves as Chief Customer Officer, leading the Smarsh Professional Services, Technical Support and Customer Success teams.
Rohit has a demonstrated track record of running global customer success, support, and services at scale for cloud software providers, working with customers ranging from small businesses all the way to Fortune 500 customers. Prior to joining Smarsh, he was responsible for driving exceptional customer success and experience at SecureAuth, capping more than two decades of experience in the technology security space. He is a graduate of San Francisco State University and earned his master’s degree from the University of San Francisco School of Management.
Chief Marketing Officer
Smarsh Chief Marketing Officer Chris Morton is a seasoned regulatory and compliance services executive with more than 20 years of general management experience building and growing information/software businesses.
Prior to joining Smarsh, Chris led ethics and compliance software provider NAVEX Global’s marketing and corporate development. Before that, he spent more than a decade at Thomson Reuters (TR), where he worked across many of their major business units. At TR, Chris started up their first governance, risk and compliance (GRC) venture and he is credited with the development of TR's GRC investment strategy, eventually leading to the creation of their Accellus GRC business.
Chris earned a Master of Business Administration from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Science from Stanford University, and a bachelor's in geology and applied math from Queen's University at Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
Chief Revenue Officer
As Chief Revenue Officer, Tim Price is responsible for the sales strategies and methodologies implemented by the Smarsh sales team.
Tim is an accomplished sales and marketing leader with more than 20 years of experience building and operating high-performance teams. He is a successful founder of two start-ups, and has public and private company experience including positions with InfoUSA, Yesmail, Abra Mobile, Accela, and XO Communications. Tim has deep expertise in Software-as-a-Service and agency-service organizations, salesforce automation, and lead generation. Tim works with teams to build predictable revenue and to create energy and commitment at every level in an organization.
Tim lives in Portland, where he enjoys spending time with his family, fishing, skiing, hot yoga, and tennis. Tim attended the University of Oregon and is a diehard Ducks fan.
Chief People Officer
As Chief People Officer, Suzanne Rudnitzki leads Smarsh Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion, and Facilities teams with a focus on providing the best environment for staff success. Suzanne joined Smarsh from Telecare Corporation, where she served as Chief Human Resources Officer as well as Senior Vice President of Human Resources. Prior to her time at Telecare, Suzanne worked as a consultant for Xerox, facilitated international entrepreneurial leadership training for Procter & Gamble, and developed training curricula for clients, including Nissan, General Motors, Herman Miller, and Magna International. The author of Not So Basic New Hire Orientation, Suzanne has appeared as a keynote speaker for Hospital Purchasing Services, High Point National Furniture Mart, and the Color Marketing Council.
Chief Product Officer
Greg is a mission-focused leader who converts emerging technologies into successful solutions. He builds breakthrough teams and leads those teams with market vision and operational excellence. He champions agile product development and strategic product management to deliver just-in-time value to rapidly evolving markets. He is passionate about leadership, innovation, and creating success in the marketplace.
Greg learned the science of innovation at NASA where he pioneered the Internet's first system for B2B electronic commerce. He joined Premenos to launch the industry's first Internet EDI product and bootstrapped the next generation of B2B middleware with Cyclone Commerce where he delivered successive generations of Cyclone's flagship B2B gateway. Greg went on to build big data cloud platforms for healthcare, logistics, and financial services.
Country Head, India
Sridhar Vutukuri is responsible for product development, Cloud operations, information technology, engineering support services, and building and running high-value engineering operations in Bangalore, India. Over the past 30 years, Vutukuri has held numerous engineering management roles, and he possesses tremendous experience in product development and servcies across a variety of industries, including enterprise software, finance, banking, security, defense and aerospace.
Previously, Vutukuri was most recently head of Tumbleweed Communications' subsidiary in India where he successfully built and established a key engineering division for the company from the ground up. Before Tumbleweed, Vutukuri was Vice President of Engineering for CyberCash India Pvt. Ltd., a pioneer in internet based payment systems. In that role Vutukuri served as the head of India operations and was responsible for technical direction, R&D, recruitment and external company communications. For nearly 6 years, Vutukuri worked for Tata Consultancy Services, the largest IT consulting firm in India, managing high-end consulting engagements, offshore development projects and complex system development for Fortune 500 companies. Vutukuri started his career as a design engineer in Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. designing avionics systems and airborne process controllers for a combat aircraft.
Mr. Vutukuri holds a degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from SVU College of Engineering in Tirupati, India.
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