Our team includes some of the most seasoned executives and CX experts in the industry. They guide our corporate strategy, uphold our values, and grow our business with an eye for what’s best for our clients and our employees.
Bill has served as Executive Chairman of the Board of ForeSee’s parent company since 2017. Bill brings expertise across software, corporate operations, M&A, and strategy. Most recently, Bill was CEO of Blucora (NASDAQ: BCOR) where he led a 5-year transition from a legacy, customer-dependent, $75M EV business to a $1.7B EV financial technology and services firm. During his tenure, revenue grew from $200 million to ~ $500 million and EBITDA expanded from $32 million to over $90 million.
Bill served as Chief Financial Officer of AudienceScience, Inc., a leading digital advertising, technology, and services company, and SVP and head of corporate development for Expedia, Inc., where he oversaw Expedia’s acquisitions and strategic planning. Previously, at Credit Suisse First Boston Technology Group he was M&A Director, focusing on services, software, and Internet verticals. Before that, he worked in the planning department at PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay division, and was a consultant at Booz-Allen & Hamilton. Bill is a graduate of Princeton University and the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.
Chief Strategy Officer
Lenny is an expert in Voice of Customer solutions after having created one of the first SaaS-based customer experience measurement platforms in 1997. He co-founded Market Metrix, a methodology-based market research and analytics firm specializing in the hospitality industry. As CEO there, he led product strategy and grew the company 30% per year for 12 years. In April 2014 Market Metrix was acquired by Clarabridge.
Lenny was also General Manager at Clarabridge, and held senior strategy and consulting roles at Arthur Anderson, Kurt Salmon Associates, and Accenture. He has written and been published extensively on how to improve customer satisfaction to drive business growth. He earned a BS in Industrial Management from Georgia Tech.
Kaj van de Loo
Chief Product Officer
Kaj is a successful global technology executive with a passion for delivering innovative products. He joined ForeSee from Oracle where he was the VP of Development for the mobile division. He spent close to 15 years at SAP where he played several product development and leadership roles including, most recently, SVP of Technology Strategy. His career also includes VP of Engineering positions at Monitise and Questra, where he took their products from infancy to scalable enterprise software solutions.
Kaj is recognized as an enterprise software industry thought leader with several patents and patent applications; he is a member of multiple advisory boards and committees, and a popular public speaker. He earned a BA in Economics from Lund University and an MSc in Engineering Physics from Uppsala University.
Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales
Ryan leads ForeSee’s worldwide sales operation. He has 20 years of sales and sales leadership experience and was most recently Vice President of Sales and Customer Success at Magnet, the notable middleware company backed by Andreessen Horowitz. Prior to Magnet, he was Senior Vice President, Sales and Channels at Monitise, a leading technology and services company that delivers mobile banking, payments, and commerce worldwide. Ryan also held positions as Vice President of Emerging Markets and Channels, and Vice President of Sales at Clairmail before it was acquired by Monitise.
Prior to Clairmail, Ryan was Vice President of Sales at Purisma, a top provider of master data management (MDM) software. Earlier, he held positions selling and managing across software companies including Ascential Software (now IBM), and ADP. Ryan holds a B.S. from Purdue University and a Masters in Information Systems from Stevens Institute of Technology.
Vice President, Marketing & Communications
Shannon is a master communicator and marketing leader with 25 years of experience in positioning, communications, and content strategy. She was most recently Chief Operating Officer at Altimeter Group – a top independent research firm – where she was responsible for day-to-day operations, and sales and marketing. Previously, she was Senior Consultant at Firebrick where she was a strategist and project leader for high-stakes client engagements ranging from positioning and new business models to sales enablement and cross-selling initiatives. Shannon spent 17 years as a partner helping build Horn Group — one of the most enduring PR agency brands in the tech industry. She’s led hundreds of companies through messaging, launch, and results-oriented communications programs. She earned a BA in Communications at Mill College, Oakland, CA.
Since joining ForeSee in 2004, Eric has contributed to the organization’s growth and thought leadership through executive roles in both sales and marketing. He is the author of the company’s annual ForeSee Experience Index reports that measure customer satisfaction in retail, banking and utilities, as well as ForeSee’s American Employee Study. Eric is a frequent speaker on customer experience analytics and marketing best practices. He is a board member of the Digital Analytics Association (DAA) and an adjunct professor of mobile marketing at the University of California, Irvine Extension. Previously, he worked as a web analyst, multichannel strategy consultant, usability specialist and focus group moderator. Eric is a graduate of the University of Michigan.
Senior Vice President, Professional Services
Justin is an enterprise software veteran with more than 20 years of experience building and leading professional services organizations in the U.S. and Europe. He has worked in various industries including telecom, healthcare, finance, media, public sector, education, and transportation. Justin served as the Global Services Operations leader for Verint Systems, a Top 100 software company specializing in customer engagement and actionable intelligence solutions.
Justin has also held executive positions at Telaid Industries and RM Group, and has published dozens of articles on business, leadership, and professional services best practices. He holds an MBA from University of Leicester, one of the U.K.’s leading business schools. In his spare time, he competes in Ironman Triathlons and is a student of the Coaches Training Institute to qualify as an Executive Business Coach.
Vice President and General Counsel
Cara oversees the ForeSee legal department, including the group that negotiates client and vendor contracts. She works closely with our product and technology groups on issues of privacy and data security. Cara has more than thirteen years of corporate practice experience, and has been with ForeSee since 2008. She frequently speaks at conferences on emerging legal issues in technology, including software intellectual property management. Cara earned her BA in Zoology from Miami University and her JD from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, and she served as Law Clerk to Michigan Supreme Court Justice Marilyn Kelly.
Chief Financial Officer
Jay oversees ForeSee’s finance, accounting, corporate development, and M&A departments. He brings more than 20 years of operational and financial experience at public and private software and technology companies to bear at ForeSee. Prior, Jay was CFO at compliant hosting provider ByteGrid. He also served as CEO at CoreLink Data Center after first serving as the company’s CFO. Jay also held CFO roles at Hostway Corporation and Focal Communications Corporation. At Focal Communications (now part of CenturyLink), Jay helped grow revenue from $8 million to $300 million and oversaw expansion from four to over two dozen markets. He is on the board of directors and serves on the audit committee for telecommunications company PCTEL, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCTI). Jay holds a B.S. from University of Michigan in Mathematics and Statistics and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
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