Our executives bring expertise in contract management, sales configuration, and cloud software, as well as decades of management experience gained at leading global companies like Apple, IBM, salesforce.com, Oracle, Coca-Cola, and Cisco, so we know we’re in good hands.
Michael Brodsky brings nearly 20 years of experience as an investor, manager, and attorney. Prior to joining Selectica, he was Executive Chairman of the Board and President and CEO of Youbet.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:UBET). At the time of the completion of the sale of Youbet.com to Churchill Downs Incorporated, Michael was elected to the Board of Directors of Churchill Downs (NASDAQ: CHDN). Prior to that, Michael served as the CFO of The Away Network, an online travel media company that owned and managed the sites, Away.com, OutsideOnline.com, and GORP.com. When Orbitz.com and Cendant Corporation acquired The Away Network, Michael became Vice President of Finance in Cendant’s Travel Services Division. Michael is currently a member of Board of Directors of Genesis Land Development Corporation, (TSX: GDC) a leading developer of residential real estate located principally in Canada’s Alberta Province.
Mr. Brodsky holds a B.A. from Syracuse University, a J.D. from the Northwestern University School of Law, and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management.
Since founding his first enterprise software company while still in his teens, Mathieu brings to Selectica more than 25 years of management experience in sales and marketing, product, operations, business development and acquisitions. Formerly, he was chief products officer at Mindjet, where he led go-to-market and product planning for the company’s transition to a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) business model. Prior to Mindjet, he served as chief marketing officer at Lyris, an innovative provider of SaaS, integrated marketing automation solutions.
Prior to Lyris, Mathieu was general manager for digital media at Corel Corporation and, previously, he worked in research and planning at Adobe Systems and as a senior analyst at Gartner. Mathieu holds an M.B.A. degree in Strategy from Athabasca University in Canada and a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Marketing from the University of Alberta.
With nearly 20 years of experience in finance and accounting at both large and mid-market technology companies, Todd brings a wealth of knowledge (pun intended) to Selectica. Most recently, he served as Chief Financial Officer at Nomis Solutions, a rapidly growing provider of pricing and profitability management solutions for financial services companies. Prior to that, Todd was Vice President and Corporate Controller at Openwave Systems where he successfully managed the finances of the multi-million-dollar, global organization. Before that, Todd was Vice President of Finance with Metareward, a subsidiary of Experian that focused on online customer acquisition programs for top brand advertisers. Rounding out Todd’s extensive experience in financial operations, planning, and accounting are his previous roles with technology leaders Oblix (acquired by Oracle), Extreme Networks, Aspect Telecommunications, and Applied Materials.
Todd holds a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the College of Commerce at DePaul University. He is also a licensed CPA in California. Todd is happy to answer questions about investor relations at Selectica as long as they don’t interrupt a Minnesota Twins game.
As Selectica’s Chief Operating Officer, Jeffrey Grosman leads the company’s operational efforts in key areas such as customer experience, marketing, business analytics, and strategic planning. Jeffrey brings over two decades of experience across a wide spectrum of enterprise and consumer-oriented B2C and B2B businesses. Prior to joining Selectica, he served as Chief Marketing and Revenue Officer at Youbet.com (NASDAQ:UBET), prior to that Jeffrey was Senior Vice President of Marketing at Network Solutions Inc. and held senior roles at MCI Telecommunications.
Jeffrey received his MBA in Management and Marketing from the Goizueta School of Business at Emory University, and earned his undergraduate degree with a double major in Computer Science and Sociology from Rutgers University. Selectica excepted, Jeff’s dream job would have been getting on the “stairway to heaven” with Led Zeppelin as their top roadie.
Patrick Stakenas, Selectica’s Chief Strategy Officer, has extensive experience in identifying and capitalizing on emerging trends in enterprise software process effectiveness/performance management and cloud computing services. Patrick was most recently at Gartner where he authored key industry research including the Magic Quadrants for Sales Performance Management and Sales Force Automation. His forward-looking research and publications have helped enterprises and software vendors shape and model their go-to-market approaches and future technology offerings. Prior to his time at Gartner, Patrick was the founder of ForceLogix Technologies Inc. (TSXV:FLT , acquired by Callidus Software (NASDAQ: CALD) which was at the forefront of SaaS applications built to support sales effectiveness and performance.
Patrick is active in charitable organizations and on the Advisory Board for the Depaul, Sales and Management Business School. He has an Executive Management Certificate from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Business and a BA in Business Management.
Eric Faulkner is Selectica’s Chief Information Officer in charge of overseeing four key technology and customer delivery teams, including professional services, product management, process management, and quality assurance. Prior to joining Selectica, Eric was the CIO for Federated Sports + Gaming, and Vice President of PMO (Project Management Office) and Quality Assurance at Network Solutions, where he coordinated all program management activities for the Software Engineering department. Eric began his career at Accenture, where he was a manager in Accenture’s technology consulting practice.
Eric graduated summa cum laude from Bradley University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, focusing on research methodology and quantitative analysis, and a minor in Business Administration. He is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Information Technology at Virginia Tech, when he’s not serving in his other role: “collector of experiences” as an avid world traveler.
As Selectica’s Chief Technology Officer, Leo oversees all software engineering functions at Selectica, including research, development, quality engineering, and sustaining engineering. He previously served as both Director of Quality Engineering and Head of Engineering at Selectica. Prior to joining Selectica, Leo led quality engineering efforts for the Process Applications group at Software AG, and was one of the first employees at Evite, where he was involved in a variety of technical functions including quality assurance, IT, and operations.
Leo holds a Master’s degree in Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Ukraine, and almost became a professional chef.
As Executive Vice President, Worldwide Sales, Mike is responsible for global sales, sales engineering and sales operations. Mike brings to Selectica over a decade of experience within the CRM, Cloud Computing and CPQ industry, particularly in communicating value to enterprise-level organizations looking to maximize revenue with in the quote-to-cash business process. Overall he brings 20+ years of Sales leadership experience where prior to joining Selectica he most recently served as the Global Account Director for salesforce.com where he managed all activity for the global team covering one of their largest accounts (General Electric). He also held sales leadership roles at Oracle and Siebel, where he was deeply immersed in CRM and CPQ for large manufacturing, telecommunications, and media companies such as AOL, XM Satellite Radio, AT&T (Cingular), Verizon, and XO Communications, as well as many other large enterprise accounts.
Mike has a BS in Computer Science from Frostburg State University, and is a published authority on the favorite topic of executives the world over: golf (True story!)
As General Manager of the Configuration Business Unit, Rob’s team is responsible for helping customers and prospects get maximum value from Selectica’s Configurator… the most flexible and powerful configuration software platform in the world. These companies accelerate and increase their revenue, while ensuring quote accuracy by combining the right products, services and prices every single time.
As one of Selectica’s earliest team members in 1998, Rob has un-paralleled experience in sales and operations in the configuration marketplace. Previously at Selectica, he personally delivered the majority of Selectica’s premier configuration (CPQ) customers, led the sales teams, and was VP & GM of Selectica’s eInsurance Business Unit.
Rob Co-founded his first computer company when he was just 18, and has a Business Degree from Daytona State College. Previously, he has held executive positions at Savvion, AXS-One, Connectbeam and InterTech.
Rose Lee, Senior Vice President of Customer Experience at Selectica, is responsible for the three key customer management touchpoints: customer service, customer success, and customer marketing and communications. With over two decades of diversified experience with Fortune 100 companies, as well as small and medium-sized businesses, Rose has successfully delivered on customer needs in sales, service, and product management for a broad range of companies, including Sprint/Nextel, MCI Telecommunications, Youbet.com, and Vistage International.
Rose received her B.S. in Marketing from San Diego State University, and is a cultural triple threat: foodie, sommelier, and aspiring yogi. Namaste!