Eric J. Hansen

Eric J. Hansen

Chief Executive Officer and Founder

Eric is the CEO and founder of SiteSpect and the chief architect of the firm's non-intrusive technology for multivariate testing, behavioral targeting, and digital marketing optimization.

Prior to SiteSpect, Eric was the founder and CEO of Worldmachine Technologies, an Internet development and consulting firm specializing in large-scale web engineering projects for organizations such as John Hancock Insurance, Putnam Investments, Hearst New Media, and The New England Journal of Medicine.

Prior to Worldmachine, Eric held product management and software engineering positions at several Boston-based technology firms, including Princeton Transportation Consulting Group (Logistics.com), Raytheon Company, and the Center for Clinical Computing at Harvard Medical School. Eric is a frequent speaker at conferences covering web analytics and optimization, and he writes regularly on topics dealing with the intersection of marketing and technology.

He received a degree in Cognitive Science and Psychology with honors from the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY.

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Michael Earley

Michael Earley

Chief Financial Officer

Mike is the CFO for SiteSpect responsible for finance, legal, human resources and information technology, and focuses on strategic initiatives aimed at driving growth and increasing the Company’s overall value.

Mike has significant strategic and operational experience working with high-growth public and private equity backed technology companies. Prior to SiteSpect, Mike served as an Interim CFO for a portfolio company executing a roll-up strategy backed by Union Park Capital, a Boston-based private equity firm. Before that, he was Vice President of Accounting & Finance at American Well Corporation where he helped raise more than $80 million of capital, focussed on strategic planning initiatives and built the Accounting and Finance organization. Earlier in his career, Mike led Financial Planning and Sales Operations at Cedar Point Communications and provided Executive support for its sale to Genband.

Mike earned an MBA in Finance with High Distinction from the McCallum Graduate School of Business at Bentley University and a B.S. in Business Administration from the Whittemore School of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire.

Patricia (Patti) Foye

Patricia (Patti) Foye

Chief Marketing Officer

Patti is responsible for SiteSpect's global marketing organization, where she focuses on driving growth and increasing company value by overseeing all facets of marketing, including corporate, solution/industry, partner, and field marketing initiatives.

Patti has served as an executive in marketing, sales, and general management for several software and technology companies, including Meridium, Inc., Core Security, Progress Software, MRO Software (acquired by IBM), QAD, Marcam, and Digital Equipment Corporation. Throughout her career, Patti has demonstrated success in growing market share and revenue for companies at various stages of evolution.

Patti holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art Education from the University of Lowell.

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Ara Pongratz

Ara Pongratz

Vice President of Customer Operations and Success

Ara is responsible for SiteSpect's Solutions Architecture and Professional Services teams, where he focuses on successful and outstanding post-sales customer experiences.

Throughout his career, Ara has demonstrated the ability to deliver technical solutions that address business goals. He comes to SiteSpect from Dane Street, where he served as Chief Information Officer, directing all technology-related initiatives for infrastructure, security, communications, software development and acquisition, and technology integration. Prior to Dane Street, Ara was the Senior Vice President, Professional Services, at Innovation Group, overseeing program and project management, business analysis, applications development, and software quality assurance.

Previously, he served as the Vice President of Applications Development for First Notice Systems, where he managed engineering and implementation of web-based solutions for the insurance industry.

He received a B.S. degree from Northeastern University and is a certified Project Management Professional.

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Justin Bougher

Justin Bougher

Vice President of Product

Justin oversees product management and product marketing, ensuring that SiteSpect's customers benefit from a world-class digital optimization platform.

Previously, Justin was in charge of products and services at leading e-commerce and media companies, including serving as a Senior Business Manager at Walmart.com, where he split his time between owning profit-and-loss responsibility for several product categories and leading many site redesigns and feature product launches. In addition, Justin brings in-depth experience with personalization solutions from his time as Director of Product Management at Rovi Corporation, where he owned search and recommendations products that powered website, mobile, and living room entertainment experiences.

Justin holds an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Tufts University.

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Paul Silevitch

Paul Silevitch

Vice President of Engineering

Paul oversees development, quality assurance and platform operations, ensuring that SiteSpect solutions meet the needs of our customers and maintain our leading edge in optimization and testing.

Prior to joining SiteSpect, Paul was responsible for development at the Tufts University Sciences Knowledgebase (TUSK) project. TUSK is a leading learning management system for medical schools used by many schools across the world. Prior to TUSK, Paul built and maintained a web based email system for Jenzabar which was used by multiple schools for their student email. While in college, he founded HyperMeals which allowed people to order meals from their computers which was ahead of its time in the late 90s.

Paul holds a Bachelor of Science from Northwestern University in Evanston, Il.

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Frank Overbeek

Frank Overbeek

Managing Director SiteSpect Europe

Frank serves as the Managing Director of SiteSpect Europe, combining years of experience in testing, big data, and sales to bring SiteSpect to the European market.

Prior to SiteSpect, Frank was the General Manager of Memetrics Benelux, now part of Accenture. Previously, he successfully introduced Informatica to the Dutch market and was a distributor of the Hummingbird business intelligence tool.

Frank began his career in IT and has founded several thriving IT companies.

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Dr. Michael Reed Sutherland

Dr. Michael Reed Sutherland

Chief Scientific Advisor

As Chief Scientific Advisor, Mike is responsible for the design and integrity of SiteSpect's statistical analysis components. He also collaborates with SiteSpect's Professional Services team on customer engagements, applying his decades of experience as both a consultant and professor in the use of mathematics and optimization.

Prior to joining SiteSpect, Mike was the Director of the University of Massachusetts Statistical Consulting Center (SCC), which provided services to university-related research projects. During his tenure, Mike led the SCC's expansion into services-for-hire for industry and government clients.

Before joining the SCC, Mike held the position of Associate Professor of Statistics in the Mathematics department of the University of Massachusetts. Prior to that position, Mike was Assistant and then Associate Professor of Statistics and Computer Science at Hampshire College.

He received a Ph.D. in Statistics from Harvard University and a B.A. in Mathematics from Antioch College.

Keith W. Cooper

Keith W. Cooper

Chairman

Keith is an experienced and successful entrepreneur with more than 25 years in telecom and Internet-based technology companies. He was most recently CEO of Connotate, a big data aggregation technology company. Prior to Connotate, Keith served as President of Carbonite, a Boston-based provider of online backup for consumers and small businesses. During his tenure at the company, Carbonite was named No. 9 on the Inc. 500 list, was voted one of the Best Places to Work in Boston and one of the Most Innovative Companies in New England, and raised more than $60 million in venture capital. Carbonite went public on NASDAQ in 2011.

Keith was previously CEO of webHancer Inc., acquired by Microsoft. He also served as CEO of FaxNet Corporation, acquired by Critical Path. Before FaxNet, Keith was general manager of Trans National Communications, a leading telecommunications services provider, which was named No. 12 on the Inc. 500 list.

A graduate of Harvard Business School and Harvard College, Keith graduated with honors and was the president of the Harvard Rugby Club.

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Glenn Rieger

Glenn Rieger

Director

Glenn is a General Partner of NewSpring Growth and a Partner of NewSpring Capital. Prior to joining NewSpring in 2004, he was a Managing Director of Cross Atlantic Capital Partners, Inc., the management company that oversees the operations of three venture funds, with over $350 million in assets under management. Prior to Cross Atlantic, he was a Senior Vice President for Safeguard Scientifics (NYSE: SFE) in charge of business development. Glenn previously served as a Managing Director of a boutique investment banking firm specializing in mergers and acquisitions. He was also President and Chief Executive Officer of a $1 billion California savings bank that employed more than 250 people.

Glenn is active in the local venture capital community and in 2004 chaired the Greater Philadelphia Venture Group, a trade association of more than 80 venture funds representing approximately $12 billion in assets under management. In addition to SiteSpect, he sits on the Boards of Clutch Holdings, Ifbyphone, Exelate, Smart Destinations, and XOS Digital.

Glenn received his bachelor’s degree from Colby College and has an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Michael J. Donahue

Michael J. Donahue

Director

Mike serves as a business advisor, board director, and investor with technology, media, and industrial companies. Before striking out on his own, Mike spent 21 years in leadership roles at KPMG LLP, the global accounting and consulting firm. Before KPMG, Mike began his business career at the US Federal Reserve Bank, working as a research associate in economic forecasting and statistical analysis. He joined KPMG after a stint as a systems engineer and program manager at Capitol Holdings.

Mike works as an advisor to growth equity funds NewSpring Capital and Dimensional Associates, and he has invested with the venture capital funds Greylock Partners, Polaris Partners, Metamorphic Ventures, and Independence Capital Partners as a limited partner. He has served on 16 boards of directors (12 private, four publicly held) and presently serves as an independent director of four privately held firms: Mobiquity, Orchard Media, Preferred, and SiteSpect.

Mike received bachelor’s degrees in economics and history from the University of Pennsylvania and completed the International Management Program at the Wharton School.

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