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Daniel Kraft, President & CEO
Daniel is passionate about innovation in the workplace, with a particular interest in social collaboration, mobile work style and the integration of work and life. He is public speaker on various topics involving employee engagement and productivity and was featured on TEDx. Daniel has held executive positions in several leading enterprise software companies and worked in North America, Europe and Asia. He is married and has five children.
Markus Dopp, Vice President of Mobile Solutions
As the co-founder of our SAP business practice, Markus leads our enterprise mobile solution – Sitrion ONE. He is passionate about cutting-edge mobile technologies and how ONE can make a difference for every user. Previously, Markus held positions in leading companies covering content management and Microsoft/SAP integration where his direction was instrumental in company growth. Whether in product management or sales, Markus inspires our customers with the vision of how work should be done – simplifying complex processes with an easily accessible and intuitive mobile experience.
Brian Kellner, Chief Technology Officer
Brian is the Chief Technology Officer, responsible for product development at Sitrion. Brian has held product or development leadership positions for over twenty years. Most recently he was Vice President of Enterprise Products for Webroot Software. Brian holds a BS in Aerospace Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MS in Management from Colorado Tech.
Craig Lamborn, Chief Financial Officer
Craig is the CFO of Sitrion and has over 35 years experience in various financial positions including 20 as Chief Financial Officer. Most recently he was the Chief Financial Officer of Gold Systems, Inc. Previously he was the CFO for First Data Corporation, Cornice, Inc., Exabyte Corporation and Kentek Information Systems, Inc. Craig has completed several private equity placements, an initial public offering as well as several mergers and acquisitions. Craig is a certified public accountant and graduated from Boise State University with a BBA in Accounting.
Stefanie Lightman, General Manager, North America and APAC
Stefanie Lightman brings more than 20 years of experience in technology marketing, business development, and strategy to her role at Sitrion where she is responsible for all customer-facing activities for North America and APAC. Stefanie is passionate about turning great ideas into real revenues showcasing the advantages a clearly defined strategy and strong alignment between sales, services and marketing can bring to an organization. As co-founder of ifridge and Company she has helped many technology companies successfully align their strategic direction. Previously, Stefanie held executive roles for several technology and software companies including Open Text, RedDot Solutions, Akamai Technologies, and Sun Microsystems.
Markus von Aschoff, Vice President Product Marketing
Markus is responsible for product marketing, sales enablement and go to market strategy. He has spent his entire career helping technology companies ensure that innovation stays at the forefront of growth. Prior to Sitrion he has spent his career at leading technology and software organizations like Open Text, RedDot Solutions, Daimler and IBM Business Consulting Services. As a co-founder of ifridge & Company, a global strategy consulting company, he has empowered entrepreneurs to align strategy and execution which resulted in accelerated growth of their business.
Our Board of Directors
Brad Feld, MD, The Foundry Group
Brad has been an early stage investor and entrepreneur for over twenty years, and co-founded Foundry Group as well as Mobius Venture Capital. Brad also founded Intensity Ventures, a company that helped launch and operate software companies and later became a venture affiliate of the predecessor to Mobius Venture Capital. He previously served as chief technology officer of AmeriData Technologies and currently serves on the board of directors of several companies, including Sitrion, Gnip, Oblong and Zynga Game Network. In addition to his investment efforts, Brad has been active with several non-profit organizations and is currently chairman of the National Center for Women & Information Technology and co-chairman of the Colorado Governor's Innovation Council. Brad is a nationally recognized speaker on the topics of venture capital investing and entrepreneurship and writes widely read and well respected blogs at www.feld.com and www.askthevc.com. He holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Management Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Brad is also an avid art collector and long-distance runner. He has completed ten marathons as part of his mission to run a marathon in each of the fifty states.
Bill Forquer, Principal, Priiva Consulting
Bill Forquer works with technology companies as a consultant, advisor, investor, and operator. As a principal at Priiva, a boutique consulting firm specializing in applying game theory for strategy development, Bill advises companies on optimizing strategic outcomes. As Launch CEO, Bill operates RealWeld Systems, Inc. providing the latest innovation in welding training based on motion capture technology. Previously, Bill spent 29 years in content management, litigation management, and library management markets including executive roles at OpenText, Information Dimensions, and Battelle Labs. Bill received a B.S. degree in Mathematics Education and a M.S. degree in Computer & Information Science, both from The Ohio State University..
Daniel Kraft – President & CEO
Daniel is passionate about innovation in the workplace, with a particular interest in social collaboration, mobile work style and the integration of work and life. He is public speaker on various topics involving employee engagement and productivity and was featured on TEDx. Daniel has held executive positions in several leading enterprise software companies and worked in North America, Europe and Asia.
Richard W. Levandov, Avalon Ventures
Richard W. Levandov has more than 20 years of senior executive and principal investing experience in a variety of technology companies. Prior to joining Masthead, he was a private investor and consultant to venture stage technology companies. From 1996 to 1998, Mr. Levandov was a partner with SOFTBANK Technology Ventures. While at SOFTBANK, he led investments in several companies, including Personalogic (acquired by AOL) and Art Technology Group (ARTG). From 1994 to 1996, Mr. Levandov served as Vice President of Business Development at America Online. From 1983 to 1993, Mr. Levandov was a co-founder and Vice President of Phoenix Technologies, Ltd., a personal computer systems software company that went public in 1988. He was lead investor and served on the boards of Valent Software Corporation (acquired by Lycos), Sombasa Media (acquired by PrimeMedia), Software.com (acquired by OpenWave), Mobilee (acquired by Natural MicroSystems), Bright Mail (acquired by Symantec) and OLiVER (acquired by LivePicture). Mr. Levandov holds a B.S. degree from Binghamton University. He is a Director of Intercasting Corp., Liquid Machines, Sitrion, Nexaweb and Tacoda, which are Masthead portfolio companies.
Greg Reinacker – Founder
Reinacker is the Founder and former CTO of NewsGator, now Sitrion. Greg's background includes technical consulting work for companies such as Galileo International, as well as several commercial software ventures with companies such as McGraw-Hill. Greg is recognized as a thought leader in the weblog and RSS arenas, publicly speaks about RSS and is a vocal proponent of business uses of RSS and syndication technologies. Greg holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado in Boulder. To keep up with Greg, read his blog.
Sarah Bird, CEO of Moz
Sarah Bird serves as the CEO of Moz, a software company helping online marketers measure and improve search, social, and content marketing. Sarah has overseen the growth of Moz from a few hundred to over 23,000 passionate customers from all over the world. Moz also host the world’s largest community of online marketers with over two million visits to the Moz blog each month. She regularly speaks about culture, entrepreneurship, search marketing, and business models. Her credits include the University of Washington, Fledge, Startup Weekend, the Microsoft Accelerator Program, Seattle Tech Meetup, the White House Summit on Working families, Seattle Interactive Conference, and Defrag. She was named a Top 100 Women in Tech by the Puget Sound Business Journal; supports many charitable and educational institutions; and is on the board of the Washington Technology Industry Association.