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Chairman and CEO
EVP, Business Development
EVP, Strategy and Analytics
EVP, Product Development
EVP, Solution Delivery & Customer Success
SVP and Chief Scientist
SVP, CAST U.K.
G.M., North America
SVP, Western Europe
SVP, New Markets
SVP and MD, DACH
SVP and MD, China
A passionate entrepreneur and industry thought leader, Vincent has grown CAST from a start-up in a French basement to a market leader. He's a true believer in "you can’t manage why you don’t see”, and so he began the software analytics movement to help executives get the truth about their software, to help architects become software geniuses, and delivery teams deliver super-software. In CAST, he is building a long-term venture, faithful to his team, clients, partners, and shareholders, with the mission to introduce, what he calls the “yardstick for measuring software.” Vincent trained in Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science at a top French school, and is now based in New York. He loves his family, business and supports environmental and children charities. He spend his free time losing golf balls and sailing the Atlantic.
Alexandre Rérolle is responsible for overseeing all of Finance & Administration for CAST and its subsidiaries.Prior to CAST, Alexandre held various roles in controlling and finance moving up to the CFO position in one of the affiliates of the logistics division of Bolloré Group, with branches across France, Japan, Korea, China, and the USA. A recent addition to the team, Alexandre brings a high level of discipline and is very well aligned to CAST core values of transparency and collegiality. Alexandre’s background is in the sciences and he holds a Master’s in Economics from Paris Dauphine University.
As Chief Operating Officer, Ernie oversees the country manager team, field operations and other corporate functions, particularly the partner channel, for CAST. Ernie also contributes to CAST’s corporate strategy, including expansion activities and acquisitions.Ernie grew up in the US, holding degrees in commerce and business administration from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and joined IBM in 1994 in Hong Kong. During his career at IBM, he held a number of sales, marketing and brand management positions at both IBM's Greater China and Growth Markets Units within Software Group, where he led IBM’s Information Management portfolio of Data Management, Content Management and Business Analytics including the Asia Pacific sales integration of acquisitions with SPSS, Princeton, Softech and a few others. His last two positions were head of IBM Software for Greater China, and then GM Greater China for the IBM Cloud business.
Marc Zablit is responsible for strategic alliances with key go-to-market partners. His scope of responsibility encompasses a broad portfolio of IT market players, including application development ISVs and global systems integrators. Marc has been instrumental in building multiple strong partnerships, and is responsible for expanding these relationships and establishing new ones. He is well known for his expertise in the latest trends and techniques among application services providers to deliver innovation to clients.Prior to joining CAST, Marc was Vice President of EMEA Marketing for Trilogy, an American ERP vendor. Prior to Trilogy, Marc was involved in growing and selling a software start-up in San Francisco. Prior to that, Marc was a software engineer, a project manager and then a business unit manager at several major European systems integrators. Marc earned a degree in Engineering from the École Nationale Supérieure de Paris, and an MBA at INSEAD.
Lev Lesokhin is responsible for CAST's strategy, analytics, thought leadership and product marketing worldwide. He has a passion for making customers successful, building the ecosystem, and advancing the state of the art in business technology. Lev comes to CAST from SAP, where he was Director, Global SME Marketing. Prior to SAP, Lev was at the Corporate Executive Board as one of the leaders of the Applications Executive Council, where he worked with the heads of applications organizations at Fortune 1000 companies to identify best management practices.Lev also served three years as a consultant at McKinsey & Company, dealing with issues of business strategy, IT management, metrics and outsourcing. He began his career at the MITRE Corporation before moving to the private sector, where he spent several years as a developer and project manager, and has managed large client relationships for a systems integrator. Lev holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Olivier Bonsignour is responsible for Research & Development and Product Management in a continual effort to build the world’s most advanced software analysis and measurement technology. He is an expert in the precision software parsing, and has a long term view of the product and the software analysis industry.Prior to joining CAST, Olivier was the CIO for DGA, the advanced research division of the French Ministry of Defense.Prior to that role, also at DGA, he was in charge of application development and a project director working on IT systems that support operations. A pioneer in the development of distributed systems and object oriented development; Olivier joined CAST after having been an early adopter of CAST technology in 1996. Most recently, Olivier and Capers Jones co-wrote The Economics of Software Quality, a book published by Addison-Wesley in 2011. Olivier holds a graduate degree in engineering and computer science from the National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA), Lyon, and a Master’s in Management from the executive program at IAE Aix-en-Provence.
Jean-Michel Breul oversees the Delivery organization, with consulting resources in Europe, the US and India. Jean-Michel brings many years of technology background and strong customer focus to CAST consulting and delivery practices. Pursuing the highest levels of customer satisfaction, CAST Delivery activities include the introduction of CAST technology into enterprises and GSIs, training and coaching, building Centers of Excellence for software quality measurement, and consumption of CAST analytics. The Delivery organization also runs CAST Managed Services to operate our technology on behalf of customers.Prior to CAST, Jean-Michel was CTO at ORSYP, software vendor in the IT Operations space. He was responsible for key customer engagements in presales and postsales activities, as well as long term strategy and product direction. Integrating technology acquisitions into the product portfolio, developing product capabilities through technology centers in Paris, Montreal and Bucharest, Jean-Michel’s primary focus was the satisfaction of a base of 1400 customers. During his career at ORSYP he managed R&D, Product Management, Support, Postsales and Presales activities in IT enterprise software. Jean-Michel Breul holds a Master’s degree in Engineering from Ecole Centrale Paris.
Dr. Bill Curtis is an industry luminary who is responsible for influencing CAST’s scientific and strategic direction, as well as helping CAST educate the IT market to the importance of managing and measuring the quality of its software. He is best known for leading development of the Capability Maturity Model (CMM) which has become the global standard for evaluating the capability of software development organizations. Bill has a passion for software analysis and measurement because, after improving development process, it is the next wave of software engineering improvement.Prior to joining CAST, Bill was a Co-Founder of TeraQuest, the global leader in CMM-based services, which was acquired by Borland. Prior to TeraQuest, he directed the Software Process Program at the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon University. Prior to the SEI he directed research on intelligent user interface technology and the software design process at MCC, the fifth generation computer research consortium in Austin, Texas. Before MCC he developed a software productivity and quality measurement system for ITT, managed research on software practices and metrics at GE Space Division, and taught statistics at the University of Washington. Bill holds a Ph.D. from Texas Christian University, an M.A. from the University of Texas, and a B.A. from Eckerd College. He was recently elected a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers for his contributions to software process improvement and measurement.
Vishal is responsible for the CAST business in the UK & Ireland. Based on his IT services and consulting expertise, Vishal brings diverse and valuable software analytics experience to CAST customers. Vishal comes to CAST from IGATE where he was responsible for sales, solution creation and client management for the Communications, Media and Energy sectors across Europe. During his tenure he grew this portfolio from $3m to $45m in a span of seven years, pioneered the first full managed services deal, including the first TUPE deal in the company's history, and won the largest ever new business deal at IGATE. Before that Vishal worked at mBlox and Comverse and also established a successful entrepreneurial venture.Vishal holds a Bachelor’s of Engineering Degree in Electronics from Pune University, India and an Executive MBA from London Business School. His extensive experience in application services makes Vishal an ideal thought partner for executives optimizing IT performance.
Gérard Karsenti is one of CAST's founders and board members. He is responsible for developing CAST business through channels in geographies where CAST does not have direct operations. This includes Northern & Eastern Europe, Middle East, Asia Pacific, and South America. Gérard is a thought leader in the software analysis and measurement industry, especially as it applies to implementing automated measurement within globally-distributed organizations.In his previous positions at CAST, Gérard established CAST's subsidiaries in the major European markets. He subsequently managed corporate marketing and the development of CAST's offering for Enterprise Software. Prior to CAST, Gérard held sales management positions at Sybase, after a career in sales in technology companies including Computer Associates and Xerox. At Sybase, he had been responsible for the largest deal ever signed by the company at the time. Gérard earned an MBA from Pennsylvania State University. An international executive, he has lived and worked in Europe and the United States.
Remi Jacquet runs CAST operations in the principal West- and Central-European geographies. Remi started at CAST in 1995 where he made CAST in France the de facto standard among the major enterprises, while supporting CAST adoption among the major systems integrators. He then gradually extended his leadership across Europe. He currently manages Europe including France, Belgium, Netherlands, Spain, Portugal and Italy. Prior to CAST Remi was a regional sales manager at Bull.Remi holds an MBA from one of top 10 business school in Europe, and has become a sought-after advisor on software measurement issues for numerous IT executives. His long term tenure and success at CAST, together with his unique entrepreneurial spirit, make Rémi a pillar of the company.
Nilkanth Iyer is responsible for strategy, sales and business development for CAST India. As such, Nilkanth works with CAST’s strategic partners, including global system integrators and enterprise customers to help them better manage outsourcing operations and work with channel partners to improve software portfolio analysis and measurement. Nilkanth is a proven business strategist with a distinguished track record in the IT products and services industry, specializing in application development, lifecycle management and DevOps leadership for more than 16 years.Nilkanth’s background includes leading the strategic build-out of the cloud ecosystem for IBM India-South Asia, where he spent more than 7 years. Prior to joining IBM, Nilkanth led the sales for Telelogic, a collaborative lifecycle management solutions provider which was acquired by IBM. Nilkanth holds a Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering from Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute and a Master’s in Communication Management from the Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad.
Daniel is responsible for the CAST business in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland (DACH). Based on his extensive international experience, Daniel brings a broad range of business and technical understanding to CAST Customers (primarily CIOs) on how best to utilize and deploy key technologies and solutions within their organizations, in order to maximize ROI and bring strategic objectives to fruition.Daniel’s background includes working for prestigious organizations and companies such as the World Bank, USAID, and Microsoft over the past 15+ years. Most notably during his tenure with Microsoft, he grew his portfolio from $78m to $380m over 4.5 years by deploying customized vertical value propositions consisting of products, solutions and SaaS into targeted industries across 33 countries. Daniel holds a Bachelor’s in International Affairs (International Economics and Politics) from the Elliot School of International Affairs at the George Washington University in Washington DC.
Fansi is responsible for the CAST business in China (including Taiwan and Hong Kong/Macao). He is the first person in China to start CAST business, leading the CAST China team to serve our strategic clients, cooperate with local system integrators as well as Global SIs, to bring maximized business value to clients. Fansi has over 20 years’ experience managing IT software and services for several multi-national companies in China, including IBM/Oracle/HP and FIS. Fansi holds a Bachelor’s in aviation design and an Executive MBA from Beijing Beihang University.
Jeff leads CAST’s business efforts in North America, bringing more than 20 years of experience in enterprise software helping C-Level executives and business leaders make technology decisions. Jeff is currently responsible for driving customer success and adoption of software analytics in the region.Prior to CAST, Jeff was the CEO at Kurtosys, where he launched the company into North America and grew the organization by more than 300 percent in a four-year period. Before Kurtosys, Jeff was Co-President of PerTrac Analytics and SVP at Thomson Reuters. Jeff holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Miami University in Ohio. When he’s not in the office, Jeff enjoys skiing, golfing and being a kid.
Business leader for the Italian geography in supporting enterprises, ministries and agencies to avoid 9-digit software disasters and rightsizing their ADM throughput capabilities. Enabling ICT organizations, ADM suppliers and advisory firms in sharing software big data and exploiting the highest business value out of then, in a common unambiguous standard language.
At CAST for nearly 10 years, Élide leads business operations in Iberia and Latin America. Passionate about technology’s ability to drive business value and transformation, she is enthusiastic about helping top organizations build, buy and sell first-class software. Bringing Software Intelligence from CAST to the market, Élide specializes in empowering Information Technology stakeholders to make confident, fact-based decisions about their business-critical applications.Before CAST, Élide worked for a variety of Business Intelligence companies, building on her education in Business Administration and Psychology. Passionate about people, she is working to improve STEM education for girls, helping them discover the potential and the need for female participation in the digital world.
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