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Meet Our Team

Deep industry expertise and extensive global reach

  • 5

    Global Offices Across 4 Continents

  • 500+

    Employees

  • 500,000+

    Users Supported across 2500 Clients

Leadership Team

Michael Speranza

Chief Executive Officer

Michael Speranza

Michael Speranza is CEO of Kantata. He has more than 20 years of private equity experience leading several global software and services companies. He specializes in defining compelling product visions...

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Sarah Edwards

Chief Product Officer

Sarah Edwards

In her role as Chief Product Officer, Sarah oversees the Product Management teams focused on innovation on the Salesforce platform at Kantata. As an experienced consultant, project manager, global pra...

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Jared Haleck

Chief Product Officer

Jared Haleck

Jared is a category-creating product leader, with he and his teams focused on transforming the professional services industry. In his role as Chief Product Officer, Jared is focused on using his exper...

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JD Miller

Chief Revenue Officer

JD Miller

JD leads Kantata’s global sales and partner strategies to support the increasing demand for Kantata’s purpose-built SaaS solutions for professional and embedded services organizations....

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Rob Pickell

Chief Marketing Officer

Rob Pickell

Rob leads the global marketing organization and is dedicated to spreading the word on how we can help professional services organizations grow and prosper by leveraging our innovative cloud-based serv...

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Chris Scalia

Chief Client Officer

Chris Scalia

Chris is responsible for leading the global Advisory Services, Professional Services, Client Success, Support, Training and Sales teams to deliver a world-class portfolio of solutions, enabling client...

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Gina Hartigan

Chief People Officer

Gina Hartigan

Gina leads the Human Resources and People organizations, striving to write and tell “good news stories” and is respected as an approachable, collaborative leader with a strong drive for results, servi...

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Lauren Langston

Chief Operating Officer

Lauren Langston

Lauren leads the global business operations function and is responsible for overseeing strategy, analytics and go-to-market operations. In addition to her current role, Lauren has led the fundraising ...

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Steve Sharp

Chief Financial Officer

Steve Sharp

Steve is responsible for all financial, accounting, treasury, legal, IT and facilities functions. As the CEO of PowerSteering Software from 2005 to 2012, Steve oversaw the company’s development to bec...

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Board of Directors

Ray Grainger

Executive Chairman

Ray Grainger

Ray is a practitioner of applying technology to business with the goal of democratizing human potential and building ecosystems that will spark reformational outcomes, because today, business is borde...

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Michael Speranza

Chief Executive Officer

Michael Speranza

Michael Speranza is CEO of Kantata. He has more than 20 years of private equity experience leading several global software and services companies. He specializes in defining compelling product visions...

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Tom Barnds

Co-Managing Partner

Tom Barnds

­­Tom Barnds is the Co-Managing Partner at Accel-KKR. Since Tom founded the firm in 2000, Accel-KKR has acquired or invested in over 300 software and technology-enabled service companies....

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Maurice Hernandez

Managing Director, BOD

Maurice Hernandez

Maurice Hernandez joined Accel-KKR in 2007 and is based in the firm’s London office where he leads buyout and growth equity investment activities across Europe....

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Greg Williams

Managing Director, BOD

Greg Williams

Greg Williams is a Managing Director at Accel-KKR focused on the firm’s growth capital investments....

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Rachel Spasser

Managing Director, BOD

Rachel Spasser

Rachel Spasser is a Managing Director and leads the Accel-KKR Consulting Group. Rachel provides strategic guidance as well as commercial leadership across Accel-KKR’s portfolio. Prior to joining Acce...

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Holly Reneau

Principal, BOD

Holly Reneau

Holly Reneau is an Operating Principal at Accel-KKR Consulting Group. Prior to joining Accel-KKR’s Consulting Group, Holly held pre- and post-IPO sales leadership positions across multiple companies i...

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Adam Malinowski

Principal, BOD

Adam Malinowski

Adam Malinowski is a Vice President and joined Accel-KKR in 2010. Adam is focused on buyout and growth equity investments in Europe and the Americas....

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