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Aravo’s Management team are committed to supporting “Better Business” and delivering integrity, excellence and the very best experience to our customers. They also value and nurture the great team culture, that makes Aravo such a great company to be a part of.
Michael Saracini Leadership Aravo
Chief Executive Officer
Michael Saracini

As CEO, Michael is responsible for Aravo’s overall vision, strategy, planning, and execution. He has more than 20 years of sales, operations and... Read more

Michael Saracini Leadership Aravo
Chief Executive Officer
Michael Saracini

As CEO, Michael is responsible for Aravo’s overall vision, strategy, planning, and execution. He has more than 20 years of sales, operations and executive leadership experience building profitable, high growth software companies.

Prior to becoming CEO, Michael served as Aravo COO, with global P&L responsibility for product strategy, engineering, marketing, sales, channels, alliances, professional services, hosting operations, and customer support. Prior, he was Vice President, International for SumTotal Systems, a software-as-a-service HCM leader, delivering talent management solutions. As a member of the executive staff, he was responsible for driving global expansion outside the United States in Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, and Japan, contributing to public company revenues in excess of $100 million. Prior, Michael served as Vice President & General Manager, Americas for RightNow Technologies, a software-as-a-service CRM leader delivering customer experience management solutions, contributing to public company revenues in excess of $140 million. Earlier, Michael served in a number of senior leadership positions with Siebel Systems, Computer Associates, AT&T Capital, and GRID Systems.

Michael attended the University of Texas at Dallas studying Business Administration and Finance and continued with executive education programs at Harvard Business School and Southern Methodist University.

Tim Albinson Leadership Aravo
Founder & Chairman
Tim Albinson
Tim is the company’s Founder and Chairman. He launched Aravo in 2000, developing the firm’s initial strategy, financing, product roadmap, and client base. Tim served... Read more
Tim Albinson Leadership Aravo
Founder & Chairman
Tim Albinson

Tim is the company’s Founder and Chairman. He launched Aravo in 2000, developing the firm’s initial strategy, financing, product roadmap, and client base. Tim served as Aravo’s CEO from 2000 to 2010, overseeing the firm’s successful evolution from pioneering startup to market leader in the third-party management space.

Prior to Aravo, Tim worked in finance with Goldman Sachs as a member of the Institutional Client Services group in the Fixed Income, Currencies, and Commodities division (FICC). He also serves as Co-Founder and President of Emergent Capital Partners, a Singapore-based private equity platform targeting the Southeast Asian logistics and warehousing market. Emergent manages multiple country-specific investment vehicles with joint venture partners including Blackstone and Goldman Sachs. He started his career working in the nonprofit environmental conservation sector.

Tim holds an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley and a BA in English literature from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He serves on numerous nonprofit Boards including the Global Institute of Sustainability and the Newport Festivals Foundation.

Kimberley Allan Leadership Aravo
Chief Marketing Officer
Kimberley Allan
Kimberley leads Aravo Solution’s global marketing initiatives including brand, corporate communications, digital marketing, thought leadership, demand generation, and business development activities. Kimberley brings more than a... Read more
Kimberley Allan Leadership Aravo
Chief Marketing Officer
Kimberley Allan

Kimberley leads Aravo Solution’s global marketing initiatives including brand, corporate communications, digital marketing, thought leadership, demand generation, and business development activities.

Kimberley brings more than a decade of marketing leadership experience in the GRC space, building brand recognition, thought-leadership, and revenue-accelerating marketing programs at companies including Thomson Reuters, SAI Global, the Global Association of Risk Professionals, Practical Law Company and Complinet. At Thomson Reuters, Kimberley was part of the senior leadership team that rapidly built the GRC and Risk Division from its inception and also helped launch Thomson Reuters’ Org ID KYC Managed Service. She led a global marketing team responsible for marketing communications, product marketing, marketing operations, and customer insight, with their efforts being recognized with the award of Oracle’s Global Markies ‘Marketing Center of Excellence’ in 2013. In her tenure she oversaw and moderated at the company’s Governance, Risk and Compliance Regulatory Summits in London, Singapore, and the US.

Kimberley graduated from Massey University in New Zealand with a Bachelor of Arts, English; a Diploma Media Studies (Distinction), Media Studies; and a Master of Philosophy (1st Class Hons), Business Communications.

Eric Hensley Leadership Aravo
Chief Technology Officer & Chief Security Officer
Eric Hensley

Eric is responsible for technical delivery of Aravo’s product offerings, including Engineering, QA and Hosting Operations. He has over 15 years’ experience in... Read more

Eric Hensley Leadership Aravo
Chief Technology Officer & Chief Security Officer
Eric Hensley

Eric is responsible for technical delivery of Aravo’s product offerings, including Engineering, QA and Hosting Operations. He has over 15 years’ experience in the development and delivery of enterprise SaaS offerings with a special focus on supply chain management and intelligence solutions.

Before joining Aravo, Eric served as Sr. Director of Technical Operations at Instill Corporation, where he developed infrastructure and integration solutions for supply chain intelligence systems in the foodservice industry. Eric joined Instill in 2002 and was instrumental in the development and deployment of highly scalable SaaS solutions responsible for processing the majority of daily foodservice transactions in North America. Prior to that, Eric served as Director of Technical Operations at ShipServ Ltd., where he was responsible for the development and deployment of one of the earliest SaaS transactional business exchanges, focused on the maritime shipping industry. While at ShipServ, Eric led the development and adoption of MTML, an XML-based transactional document standard now widely deployed in the shipping industry.

Eric holds a BA in Astrophysics with a specialization in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley.

Dave Rusher Leadership Aravo
Chief Sales Officer
David Rusher

As Chief Sales Officer, David is responsible for leading Aravo’s global sales organization. He’s passionate about helping customers solve critical business issues with... Read more

Dave Rusher Leadership Aravo
Chief Sales Officer
David Rusher

As Chief Sales Officer, David is responsible for leading Aravo’s global sales organization. He’s passionate about helping customers solve critical business issues with solutions that support their long-term success and strategic objectives. By delivering the best outcomes for our customers, David helps drive Aravo’s revenue growth through new business, expansion, and renewal sales leadership.

David has over 20 years of executive experience in the enterprise software industry, which spans across most functional areas of business including engineering, product management, product marketing, solutions consulting and sales leadership.

Prior to Aravo, David served as SVP of Enterprise Feedback at Market Tools where he was responsible for global sales of MarketTools CustomerSat™ Enterprise Feedback Management solution. Prior to MarketTools, David worked with RightNow Technologies – a leading provider of SaaS customer experience management solutions. He initially served as Vice President of Solutions Consulting for the Americas where he worked closely with Product Management and Engineering to influence and prioritize key features and capabilities, addressing functional gaps and innovations based on market demand; he was promoted to Vice President of Sales for the Eastern U.S. and Latin America. Prior to that, he held various solutions leadership roles during a 9-year period with Siebel Systems, culminating in the role of Director, Industry Solutions.

David holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Oklahoma City University.

Sean Cordobés Leadership Aravo
General Counsel
Sean Cordobés
Sean leads all legal operations for Aravo, including commercial transactions, employment matters, intellectual property, finance, data protection, privacy, litigation and corporate compliance. He brings more... Read more
Sean Cordobés Leadership Aravo
General Counsel
Sean Cordobés

Sean leads all legal operations for Aravo, including commercial transactions, employment matters, intellectual property, finance, data protection, privacy, litigation and corporate compliance. He brings more than 25 years of legal experience, primarily in communications and technology.

Prior to joining the team at Aravo, Sean was an Assistant General Counsel at Verizon and Frontier Communications, leading both sales and sourcing transactions during his tenure. With Verizon Enterprise Solutions, he served as the client-facing lead attorney on many international commercial relationships with Fortune 500 companies in the financial services sector. He also was national counsel for the small and medium business sales teams, servicing 140,000 customers. With Verizon corporate and later Frontier, Sean served as supply chain counsel for ongoing building, operations and maintenance of wireless and wireline networks, primarily leading hardware and software transactions. Prior to joining Verizon, Sean also held legal positions at MCI and American Express.

Sean has also worked in private practice, specializing in litigation and employment related matters.

Sean is licensed to practice law in New York and Texas. He earned his Juris Doctor from the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law as a Sarah T Hughes Fellow. Sean also studied at University College, Oxford, UK, with focus on International Business Transactions. In addition to his law qualifications, Sean also has a B.A. in Journalism from Southern Methodist University.

Judson Davis Leadership Aravo
Vice President, Professional Services
Judson Davis

Judson Davis leads Aravo’s Professional Services Organization.  He is responsible for ensuring clients are delivered the very best expertise and experience across all... Read more

Judson Davis Leadership Aravo
Vice President, Professional Services
Judson Davis

Judson Davis leads Aravo’s Professional Services Organization.  He is responsible for ensuring clients are delivered the very best expertise and experience across all services engagements with Aravo, including all phases of software implementation and training. He and his team ensure the long-term success of Aravo’s customers, from delivering the best fit and rapid time-to-value to our new clients, as well as expanding current clients’ solutions to fit their evolving strategic and program requirements.

Judson joined Aravo in 2016 as a Project Manager where his passion for customer care and developing strong relationships saw him quickly promoted to a Program Director, then Senior Director of Design and Delivery prior to his appointment to the Vice President position. 

Judson has worked extensively in software implementation for more than 20 years. Prior to joining Aravo, Judson ran SaaS deployments of eProcurement and Sourcing software at Jaggaer as well as helping lead full scale global ERP deployments in the wholesale distribution and manufacturing verticals at Ferguson Enterprises and Coty Inc. 

Judson is committed to leading an organization that values high-quality, efficient implementations, driving high ROI for our clients while also being relationship focused to help deliver the best possible client experience.  

Judson holds a bachelors degree in Business Administration from Averett University. 

VP, Customer Experience & Strategic Alliances
Rick Goad

As the leader of Aravo’s global Customer Experience and Strategic Alliance programs, Rick is responsible and accountable for ensuring Aravo clients are realizing... Read more

VP, Customer Experience & Strategic Alliances
Rick Goad

As the leader of Aravo’s global Customer Experience and Strategic Alliance programs, Rick is responsible and accountable for ensuring Aravo clients are realizing quantifiable business value with the Aravo platform and that all consulting, advisory, and technology partnerships are aligned with Aravo growth strategies and customer demand.

Prior to joining Aravo, Rick was Global Vice President of Customer Experience and Pre-Sales at Worksoft, Inc, leading all customer facing technical and delivery functions (Pre-Sales, Post-Sales delivery, Customer Success, and Client Renewals). Rick brought to Worksoft his vision of value-based selling and delivery tied to true business outcomes.

Prior, Rick was Vice President of Service Cloud Solutions Consultant at Oracle, managing a team comprised of pre-sales, post-sales, and customer success functions. Rick joined Oracle via the acquisition of RightNow Technologies, where Rick led various teams of pre-sales and customer success and the successful transition of those functions into Oracle. Previous to this Rick held various positions and led several teams at Siebel Systems.

Rick obtained a Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University with continuing Executive Education Programs and Certifications from IESE in Spain and University of Michigan Ross School of Business.

Dan Gibson Leadership Aravo
Vice President Sales, Americas
Dan Gibson

Dan Gibson leads Aravo’s Americas new business sales organization. He is responsible for driving revenue growth via direct and partner channels across the... Read more

Dan Gibson Leadership Aravo
Vice President Sales, Americas
Dan Gibson

Dan Gibson leads Aravo’s Americas new business sales organization. He is responsible for driving revenue growth via direct and partner channels across the region.

Dan joined Aravo in 2012 as Manager of Sales Development, and his strong contributions to both Aravo and to our clients have seen him promoted over the years to Sales Director, Senior Sales Director, and Regional Vice President Sales, West.

Prior to joining Aravo, Dan contributed to and led highly successful sales and business development teams at Salesforce.com.

Throughout his years at Aravo, Dan has been committed to building long-term customer success. He has worked directly with many of our largest clients across the globe, understanding their requirements, fostering strong collaborative relationships, and ensuring successful business outcomes.

Dan is passionate about building successful long-term customer relationships and delivering technology solutions that support better business outcomes.

Dan holds a BS, Supply Chain Management and International Business from Arizona State University.

Christina Pirkle Leadership Aravo
Vice President, Accounting & Corporate Controller
Christina Pirkle
Christina is responsible for leading the accounting, tax, audit, financial reporting, human resources, and employee experience at Aravo. Christina joined Aravo in 2018 as the Corporate... Read more
Christina Pirkle Leadership Aravo
Vice President, Accounting & Corporate Controller
Christina Pirkle

Christina is responsible for leading the accounting, tax, audit, financial reporting, human resources, and employee experience at Aravo.

Christina joined Aravo in 2018 as the Corporate Controller. She specializes in driving organizations to GAAP-compliance and enabling high performing accounting teams. Christina has more than 17 years of finance and accounting experience for public and private companies and has led accounting teams for both Fortune 500 and SaaS companies.

Before Aravo, Christina served in accounting leadership for multiple SaaS companies specializing in areas such as accounting reconciliation software, cloud security, cloud hosting, and telecom cloud industries. She also has experience in the semiconductor manufacturing industry.

Christina is a licensed Texas CPA and holds a Bachelors of Science from the University of Massachusetts. She is enrolled in a Masters Degree program at Harvard University.

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