Phil Saunders is CEO of Saba and serves on the Board of Directors. A passionate people and customer-focused leader, Phil is responsible for guiding Saba's vision and strategy across all product and go to market functions, business operations, and talent and culture initiatives.
Philは、Gemalto（以前のSafeNet）に20年間在籍した後、2015年にSabaに入社しました。、セールスおよびマーケティングの主要な役割を果たし、チーフレベニューオフィサーと役員に昇格しました。 彼はサバを成長させ、人材管理業界のリーダーとしての地位を築くこと貢献してきました。Philは、Sabaエグゼクティブチームおよび取締役会の社長および主要メンバーを務めたあと引退したPervez Qureshiの後任としてCEOに任命されました。
Phil holds a Bachelor of Science in Business from the State University of New York at Albany and a Master of Business Administration from the Seton Hall University W. Paul Stillman School of Business.
As Saba's CFO, Pete oversees finance, legal, facilities and administration, information technology services, security and compliance, revenue operations, and strategic alliances. Prior to his appointment at Saba, Pete served as the CFO of Halogen Software for over a decade.
With more than 25 years of financial management experience, Pete was instrumental in guiding Halogen through its Initial Public Offering on the TSX in May 2013, the acquisition of Halogen by Saba in May 2017, and the acquisition of Lumesse in November 2018.
Prior to Halogen, Pete was a co-founder and managing partner at Axis Capital Corporation, investing in early stage technology companies. He was actively involved in the strategic direction of many of the firm's portfolio companies, serving as either Chief Financial Officer or Director for many of them. Prior to co-founding Axis, Pete was a Senior Tax Manager at Deloitte LLP, servicing its high technology clients.
Pete has served on a number of boards and committees of for-profit and non-profit organizations, and was the recipient of Ottawa's Forty under 40 award in 2001. Pete is a Chartered Professional Accountant and also holds the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Chief People Officer
As the Chief People Officer of Saba Software, Debbie Shotwell is responsible for human resources, learning and development, employee communications and community relations.
Debbie brings over 25 years of passion and experience building high performance teams and cultures that deliver results. Before joining Saba, Debbie was the Senior Vice President of People and Culture at BigCommerce, where she owned employee communications, facilities, payroll and stock administration. At BigCommerce she built an innovative learning and development function that supported employee, leadership and strategic partner training. Her success in this capacity led to BigCommerce being recognized as one of San Francisco Bay Area's Best and Brightest Companies to Work For, one of Austin's Top Workplaces, and one of the Best Places to Work in Australia.
Prior to her work at BigCommerce, Debbie was Chief People Officer at Good Technology where she implemented talent programs that increased employee engagement and reduced turnover. She was also instrumental in the successful integration of five companies during her tenure. Additionally, Debbie has held executive HR leadership positions at Pacific Pulmonary Services, Taleo, PeopleSoft, and AvalonBay.
EVP, Products & Customer Success
Karen oversees the product lifecycle from idea generation through to implementation and ongoing support. She leads the company's commitment to customer advocacy and satisfaction for Saba's more than 4,000 global customers. A tenured executive with leadership expertise spanning customer success, software development, and product management, Karen joined Saba following the company's acquisition of Halogen Software.
At Halogen, Karen served as Chief Product Officer, overseeing all facets of how Halogen's products were developed, delivered and supported. A customer-focused product leader, she brings more than two decades of experience in the high tech industry to Saba. Prior to Halogen, Karen served as Vice President of the global Business Intelligence & Predictive Analytics Development team and Vice President of Business Analytics Customer Success and Support both part of IBM Software Group. Karen was responsible for facilitating customer success with Business Intelligence, Predictive Analytics and Planning software.
Karen holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Toronto and has had extensive leadership and coaching training and experience. In addition to her formal work related experience, Karen has been an active volunteer since 2010 at the United Way Ottawa and is currently the Chair of the Board.
EVP, Products, Engineering & Cloud
Srinivasa Ogireddy leads Saba's product strategy, global engineering and cloud operations organizations and is responsible for development and delivery of the highly innovative, scalable, and extensible Saba Cloud platform and applications that power the Saba Cloud. Srini brings 20 years of software development expertise focused on building distributed teams in high-growth environments for rapid delivery of robust applications built on high-performing cloud platforms.
Prior to Saba, in Srini's role as vice president of product development and delivery at Coremetrics (an IBM Company), he designed and developed the data tier that maintained billions of real-time customer LIVE profiles and provided the technical foundation for big data analytics and digital marketing applications. Srini has also worked as a software architect at Engineers India Ltd. (EIL), a leading provider of engineering and related technical services for petroleum refineries and industrial projects. Srini earned a Bachelor of Engineering with honors in Mechanical Engineering from BITS, Pilani and a Masters in Computer Applications from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi.
Chief Marketing Officer
Theresa Damato is Saba's Chief Marketing Officer, where she leads the global marketing and field enablement teams and directs brand, segmentation, product positioning, demand creation and field enablement strategies. Her organization is responsible for positioning Saba's growth strategy, cultivating opportunities in new and existing customer markets, aligning marketing with revenue and sales growth strategies, and growing demand for Saba solutions globally.
As a veteran in technology marketing, Theresa brings a wealth of experience and passion for success across enterprise software and SaaS. Most recently, Theresa served as vice president of marketing at Trustwave, a global provider of managed security services and SaaS-based compliance solutions, where she was responsible for all aspects of Trustwave's marketing strategy including branding, communications, product, partner, web and field marketing.
Theresa's prior experience includes leadership positions in corporate marketing, product marketing, field marketing, and partner marketing for leading technology organizations including SafeNet, Inc., Aladdin Knowledge Systems, and Deutsche Telekom/T-Systems.
Theresa holds a bachelor's of science degree from Illinois State University.
EVP Global Sales
Paige NewcombieはSabaの法人事業におけるグローバルセールスのEVPとして、Sabaのお客様が当社とのすべてのやりとりにおいて確実に優れたエクスペリエンスを得る責任があります。Paigeはお客様のレンズを通して仕事をすることでSabaの企業価値を 体現しており、応援団長として顧客開拓、保持、適用、拡大などの戦略の開発と実施の指揮をしています。Paigeは、既存顧客のセールスおよびカスタマーサクセスエグゼクティブのグローバルチームを、インターナショナル市場参入戦略と同様に監督しています。
カスタマーサクセス業務において25年以上の経験があり、グローバルな知見を持っています。これまで培ったリーダーシップ経験からPaigeは戦略的アプローチを提供し、また、顧客の成功、産物、そしてビジネスへの影響を確かなものにすることが実証されたフレームワークを開発しています。Sabaに入社する前は、IBMでクラウドビジネス開発、IBMのIndustry Solutions GroupのSaaSクライアントサクセス、M＆A活動および統合など、さまざまなエグゼクティブおよびシニアリーダーシップの役割を果たしました。IBMに入社する前は、CoremetricsでSaaSクライアントサクセスのシニアディレクターを務め、そこでのクライアントの成功を促進するベストプラクティスで業界内、およびアナリストに認知されることにつながりました。彼女はまた、さまざまなリーダーシップのポジションに就いており、新しい市場の拡大と顧客維持に焦点を当てたコンサルティング契約に世界中で取り組んできました。
Paige は MBA with Honors from St. Edward's University, with a concentration in Global Business and Strategy を持っています。
Dr. Peter Wiedemann
EVP Corporate Development
Peter leads Saba's Corporate Development team which executes on our M&A strategy and exploits the tremendous potential for transformational and complimentary acquisitions in this fantastically diverse marketplace.
Before taking on this new and exciting role in December 2019 Peter was leading Saba's Talent Acquisition Business Unit, including sales, product strategy, R&D, professional services and customer support. Peter joined Saba from Lumesse which was acquired in November 2018. An industry veteran with more than 25 years' experience in advanced, multi-national strategic planning and leadership Peter has served in a variety of executive management positions.
Peter joined Lumesse in 2015 from ATAXO Group, a leading online marketing service and technology provider in central Europe where he was the Group CEO for the past six years. Prior to this, he ran the APAC region as SVP for Kelly Services, a world leader in human resources solutions headquartered in Troy, Michigan in the U.S. Previously, Peter was the director of Alexander Mann Solutions and the COO at MrTed in London prior its acquisition by Lumesse (then StepStone Solutions); he also held management positions at EXACT Software in the Netherlands and INFORMIX Software in Germany.
Peter holds a PhD in business administration with economics from the University of Hamburg, Germany, a MBA and a MSc in computer science from the University of Applied Sciences in Munich, Germany.
As Saba's General Manager in EMEA, Christian oversees all go-to-market operations for Europe, Middle East and Africa. Since joining Saba in 2011 as Regional Vice President in EMEA, Christian Foerg has led programs to drive customer success. An experienced HR leader himself, Christian has led HR systems teams in companies like HP, Compaq and Media-Saturn. During this time he has also been a Saba customer for 10 years before joining Saba, leading large integration & HR transformation projects. Therefore Christian has a strong understanding of the HCM/Talent Management market dynamics and business needs of customers.