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Leadership Team

Teesee Murray
CEO Read Bio

Teesee Murray

CEO

Teesee Murray is an award-winning, multi-disciplinary leader, bringing over 30 years of business acumen to iGrafx. She has demonstrated significant go-to-market success by launching disruptive new technologies to the enterprise cloud market and driving sustainable revenue growth for a variety of software companies.

At global ERP company Epicor, she set sales records, created advanced partnership ecosystems, and delivered growth in all product lines that she led. At multi-billion-dollar global software company Infor, she led the team’s transition to cloud, growing cloud sales from 5 percent to over 50 percent in 4 years to be the fastest-growing enterprise cloud company, while launching innovative products and designing an improved GTM strategy to serve larger customers.

On numerous occasions, Teesee has been recognized as a leader in her field. She received the HBSDealer’s Business Excellence Award as part of their Top Women in Hardware and Building Supply annual recognition program. In 2018, Information Age magazine recognized her as a finalist for Digital Leader of the Year at their annual Women in IT awards. Also in 2018, Teesee was named One to Watch by CIO Magazine while she was VP of Digital Strategy and Cloud at Infor.

Teesee received her undergraduate degree in Business Economics and Environmental Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara and she attended the Computer Science and AI Lab (CSAIL) for AI at the Massachusetts of Technology Sloan School of Management.

Alexandre Wentzo
Chief Strategy Officer Read Bio

Alexandre Wentzo

Chief Strategy Officer

As Chief Strategy Officer, Alexandre brings nearly 20 years of expertise in the process market, with recent SVP roles at Celonis and Signavio. As a key driver at process mining specialist, Celonis, he was appointed as SVP ISV with the objective of building a world-class marketplace for Celonis and their next generation execution apps. Wentzo was also appointed as SVP Private Equity, for the Asia Pacific region to expand the success of Celonis in these three new GTM motions and regions.

Prior to Celonis, he spent several years with Signavio, where he focused on making Signavio North America a leader in the process modeling and mining space, which resulted in a successful acquisition by SAP.

Alexandre also previously held the title of CEO of Casewise, a global process modeling company, which resulted in a successful sale of the organization to Erwin.

When not focused on the improvement of process, Alexandre devotes time to volunteer work. He is a member of Hope and Aid Direct, providing food, clothing, medical supplies, and hope to families in need. He is also a real epicurean with a strong passion for hospitality.

John D. Barone
Executive Vice President of Global Sales Read Bio

John D. Barone

Executive Vice President of Global Sales

Before joining iGrafx as EVP of Global Sales, John spent 20 years with Pegasystems, helping to grow revenue from $100 million to over $1.1 billion. As the sales leader for the Americas, John managed a major transition when the organization entered the business process management (BPM) space. He successfully executed this major change in go-to-market strategy, while also driving the process for verticalizing the sales organization into a named account model.

As part of his role, John drove tremendous traction globally with over 200 major partners, training over 50,000 certified developers, doing over $2 billion a year in services.

In the process of building the global team, John pioneered a new revenue stream where partners became resellers and lead providers. He also helped open new geographies and played a critical role in the transition from a legacy go-to-market focus of selling perpetual licenses, to an as-a-service company.

John is an innovative and entrepreneurial leader who has demonstrated success in improving existing sales teams, as well as establishing entirely new ones.

When it comes to his “home team,” John is married to Karen and is the proud father of two daughters, both of whom are grown and following in dad’s footsteps, with successful careers in high tech sales. Two years ago, John relocated from Boston to Raleigh, NC. When not actively inspiring his teams, you can find John on the golf course, on his road bicycle, walking, hiking, cooking, or traveling to warm locations, such as the Amalfi Coast of Italy, which is a favorite.

Armin Trautner
Managing Director EMEA Read Bio

Armin Trautner

Managing Director EMEA

Armin is responsible for all business operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He has been a well-known presence within the Business Process Management industry, previously serving as managing director for Micrografx EMEA where he spearheaded sales development and activity throughout the region. Armin has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry, including positions at Siemens-Nixdorf and Informix, and evosoft Kommunikationstechnik GmbH.

Armin has a strong belief in teamwork and commitment as evidenced by the tight-knit community he has built of international colleagues and partners, and which strengthens their ability to positively service iGrafx customers.

Veena Vadgama
Senior Vice President of Marketing Read Bio

Veena Vadgama

Senior Vice President of Marketing

As Senior Vice President of Marketing at iGrafx, Veena’s brings experience, creativity, and enthusiasm to move the iGrafx brand forward. In the world of business process management, where great processes can be a distinct competitive advantage, Veena understands the importance of ensuring the unique value and solutions iGrafx brings to the marketplace are fully realized and embraced.

Veena has over 20 years of experience in B2B marketing across the enterprise software and telecommunications industries. Most recently she was VP of Marketing for CPaaS provider Telestax, Inc., (now Mavenir) where she managed global marketing and launched the industry’s first CPaaS Sales Certification program. She directly interfaced with the world’s largest telecommunications companies to market programmable cloud communications to the enterprise. Prior to Telestax, she was VP of Marketing for Network Instruments (acquired by VIAVI Solutions, Inc.) where she proved marketing can actively contribute to top-line revenue growth through qualified lead creation, targeted campaigns, and competitive partner programs. Veena helped position the company for sale to Thoma Bravo and subsequent acquisition to premier telecommunications vendor, JDSU. At JDSU she successfully launched cross-functional teams breaking silos by incorporating marketing, sales, and products to deliver targeted and validated messaging to key markets.

Veena received her BBA from the University of Texas at Austin (Hook ‘em Horns!) and her Master’s in Public Affairs from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (Go Golden Gophers!).

Mark Bednarski
Senior Vice President of Product Read Bio

Mark Bednarski

Senior Vice President of Product

Mark leads the product management group and the agile product roadmap, steering the direction for all of our solutions. He loves our products, the people at iGrafx, and our customers. Mark works very closely with our customers, listening to their needs and ensuring those needs are transferred into new product functionalities to help meet the challenges they face. He’s thrilled to see our customers successfully achieve their goals by applying our software.

Mark, a Certified Six Sigma Blackbelt, with a certification in the LEADing Practice Methodology, has a long history with iGrafx. For over 10 years, he has held many roles within iGrafx – first with our office in Munich, and currently in our Tualatin, Oregon headquarters. Mark, along with Michael Nyman in Product Development, changed the development process from Waterfall to Agile, allowing iGrafx to react quickly to customer needs by providing frequent incremental releases.

His ability to quickly switch between a bird’s eye overview to the detailed nuts and bolts allows him to stay in control of the many moving parts in product development. It also allows him to communicate fluently between the worlds of customers, management and software engineering.

Michael Nyman
Senior Vice President of Engineering Read Bio

Michael Nyman

Senior Vice President of Engineering

Michael has a long history with iGrafx. He originally started as a developer where he was the architect of the original Process Central. Over the years he’s played a major part in nearly every product iGrafx has developed. Working with Mark Bednarski, he successfully converted the development process from waterfall to agile while simultaneously leading the team that re-imagined and re-architected our flagship product. He loves the dynamics of the people on the team and is proud of the vibe they exude as well as the quality of their work.

Michael grew up on a farm and loves the outdoors and gardening and his office is filled with plants. He plays a lot of piano and a little guitar and he’s been known to beat people at chess while blindfolded. His ability to find memory stomps and resource leaks in windows programs and embedded systems is world class.

Bart Davis
Vice President, Finance Read Bio

Bart Davis

Vice President, Finance

Bart has been with iGrafx since 2014 and is responsible for all things accounting and finance. After beginning his career in public accounting with PwC, Bart has since worked with iGrafx and its sister company Packet Design in increasing capacities from Senior Accountant through Vice President of Finance, ushering Packet Design to a successful exit in 2018 in the process.

Bart is passionate about delivering timely, insightful financial data and reporting to provide departmental leaders with the ability to make well-informed business decisions.


Board Advisors

Abhijit Kakhandiki
Board Advisor Read Bio

Abhijit Kakhandiki

Board Advisor

Abhijit Kakhandiki is a seasoned business process management and robotic process automation industry veteran. His proven track record in new product development, go-to-market, and improved product P&L performance inform his position as an iGrafx Board Advisor. Most recently, Abhijit was Chief Product Officer at LiveRamp where he led the product vision, strategy, design, and roadmap of the organization. In his previous role at Agile Software, he delivered rapid product and customer experience improvement, steering product management and strategy for product lifecycle management and analytics applications. Abhijit also led products and engineering for Automation Anywhere, a leader in the robotic process automation space, to enable enterprises to gain quantum leaps in efficiency through the automation of business processes. His entrepreneurial endeavors include a successful exit for his own startup, ATMA software, which is now part of Oracle. Abhijit holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University, and in his spare time, he mentors startups at the Stanford Technology Ventures Program and StartX. Abhijit also advises private equity firms on products, technology, industry trends, and M&A. In addition to decades of proven product expertise, Mr. Kakhandiki holds numerous patents in the process automation space.