Our leadership team

The alignment, focus and dedication of our leadership team comes from a shared passion for reinventing an industry that has struggled to served its clients well. We’ve worked together for the better part of 15 years, and each of us continues to work relentlessly every day toward your success.

Scott Brighton
Scott Brighton President and CEO

As CEO of Aurea, Scott leads our executive team in defining our mission and strategy – which he balances with his passion for spending time with clients, understanding their business objectives and ensuring our solutions are designed to deliver success. Prior to Aurea, Scott served as the President and CEO of Artemis International, a global project and portfolio management software company serving hundreds of Global 2000 companies across the world. Under his leadership, Artemis arrested a multi-year trend of revenue decline with three consecutive years of double-digit growth while also tripling profitability. In 2012, Scott led Artemis through the successful acquisition and integration of Accept Corporation, a SAAS-based product planning software company..

Eric Levine
Eric Levine Chief Marketing Officer

Eric Levine is Chief Marketing Officer of Aurea, responsible for establishing and leading the company’s Customer Experience Transformation positioning and go to market strategy.

Eric’s marketing career spans two decades, most recently as President of Woodnote Marketing, a privately held marketing and business consultancy, serving CEOs and boards at mid-size growth technology firms. Previously, Eric led Marketing for Dell’s $8BN Consumer and Small & Medium business units, following five years as Chief Marketing Officer at Trilogy, one of the world’s largest, privately held software companies.

Jonathan Berkowitz Chief Product Officer

Jonathan is the Chief Product Officer at Aurea. He has 16+ years of experience leading both consumer and enterprise product strategy initiatives with companies ranging from pure Internet startups to the Fortune 50.

Prior to joining Aurea, Jonathan was the CEO of Thinktiv, a venture firm specializing in providing financial and human capital to early stage companies with significant product strategy and brand challenges. Under his leadership, Thinktiv innovated a new economic and services delivery model for the venture industry and created and launched over 150 new products and brands in early and mid-market technology companies.

Before joining Thinktiv, Jonathan served as Vice President of Product Strategy at B-Side Entertainment, Inc—an independent film distributor focused on innovative social and word of mouth marketing distribution models. Jonathan led B-Side through multiple rounds of venture capital funding and played a critical role growing B-Side into the largest provider of social commerce technology to the Independent Film market.

Jonathan began his career at Trilogy Inc., where he spent 8+ years serving most recently as the Director of Product Strategy for Trilogy’s Computer Business Unit and New Businesses Unit. In these roles, Jonathan was responsible for the creation and delivery of analytics-driven, consumer-facing websites for large consumer electronics manufacturers and sophisticated pricing services for the tire and travel industries.

Ben Cohen
Ben Cohen Chief Revenue Officer

Ben is responsible for growing Aurea through a scalable, sustainable revenue model — from building profitable customer and partner relationships to enhancing innovation and operations.

Prior to joining Aurea, Cohen was President at Vast, a technology firm focused on using data science to help optimize the purchases of homes and automobiles. He oversaw the company’s business operations including sales, marketing, business development, partnerships and product strategy, helping to double the company’s revenue each year. Previously, Cohen headed the Global Automotive Business Unit at Trilogy Inc., one of the largest privately held enterprise software companies. In this role, he worked with senior executives at Global 2000 companies, translating client needs into customized software and data-driven insights to help improve the efficiency of the retail and development processes.

Cohen holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University. He lives with his family in Austin, Texas.

Karen Harrell
Karen Harrell Chief People Officer

With over 15 years of experience in human resources, Karen Harrell is Aurea’s Chief People Officer. Prior to her role as Aurea’s CPO, Karen led human resources efforts at Wincor Nixdorf, Freescale Semiconductor and Trilogy where she designed programs to transform company culture and rollout corporate vision and values.

Rachel Collins
Rachel Collins General Manager and SVP of AES, AEM and AMS

With 20 years of experience in technology, Rachel Collins is General Manager and Senior Vice President of Aurea Energy Solutions (AES) and Aurea Email Marketing (AEM) with responsibility for over 2,000 customers, 300 employees, and $40M in annual revenue.

Prior to Aurea, Rachel was a Partner with Stryve Advisors and led the IT Strategy and Innovation practice providing strategic planning, practical experience, and expert guidance from traditional IT challenges to mobile enablement strategy, organizational change and design, business process integration, and cloud solutions. Rachel’s work with C-level executives at companies including Merck, Marriott, MD Anderson, Spectra Energy and The Federal Reserve Board focused on comprehensive strategy development through execution and deployment.

Rachel’s industry experience is in both private and public sector. She has worked with large financial government institutions as well as Fortune 500 energy, financial, retail and healthcare multi-national companies. Prior to Stryve, Rachel founded and managed a boutique technology consulting firm and specialized in java development and middleware integration.

Rachel graduated Cum Laude from LSU with a degree in Information Systems and Decision Sciences. She resides in Houston with her husband and three children.

Yair Gal Chief Customer Success Officer

Yair Gal is Chief Customer Success Officer at Aurea, where he is responsible for the customer success program, including customer support and platinum service delivery. Yair brings to Aurea more than 20 years of experience driving global transformation programs within organizations. He was most recently at UNIT4, where he led a 500+ strong customer success team, where his organization help increase revenue and grow customer satisfaction.

Prior to UNIT4, Yair had a successful career in HP and held several leadership roles — the most recent being Director of Autonomy Support Business, where he managed the end-to-end support business for HP Autonomy. He also acted in SaaS, operations and program Management roles during his time at HP. Before joining HP, Yair led technical teams in both start-up and enterprise environments, including support, SaaS and operations. A citizen of the world, Yair now calls London his home, with his wife and two kids.

Rangarajan Venkatesan
Rangarajan Venkatesan Senior Vice President, Professional Services

Ranga Venkatesan is the Senior Vice President of Professional Services at Aurea, responsible for leading a world-class solution delivery organization that is focused on delivering customer success. Under Ranga’s leadership, Aurea Services empowers clients to maximize the business value by leveraging Aurea’s products.

Prior to joining Aurea, Ranga was running the consulting practice at Trilogy Software. He was responsible for delivering class-leading services to F500 organizations in financial services and insurance industries.

Andy Montgomery Senior Vice President, Engineering

Andy Montgomery is the Senior Vice President of Engineering at Aurea, responsible for building a world-class engineering organization that is laser-focused on developing quality, strategic products that deliver quantifiable business impact for our customers – products that enable truly transformative customer experiences. Prior to joining Aurea, Andy has spent his 15+ year career running teams that develop critical business applications and services, including cloud-based enterprise class applications, techstack migration services, and performance optimization services. His background also includes deep industry expertise in automotive and manufacturing.

Curt Richtermeyer
Curt Richtermeyer General Manager and SVP of CX Platforms and AIS

Curt Richtermeyer serves as Aurea’s Senior Vice President of Global Sales and General Manager for Aurea Insurance Solutions and Platforms business units. He is responsible for leading Aurea’s cross-functional teams to develop solutions that enable transformative customer experiences and deliver breakthrough results for our customers.

With more than 25 years of experience in the software industry, Curt has developed a passion for leveraging technology to unlock high levels of business performance and efficiency. He has worked extensively with companies in Insurance, Banking, Telecommunications, High Tech, and Life Sciences developing deep insight into the drivers that unlock and accelerate business outcomes.

Prior to joining Aurea, Curt was VP North America Sales and head of Sales Effectiveness Solutions for CallidusCloud. Previously, he has held senior management positions with Grant Thornton, BDO, Trilogy, and Oracle.

Curt earned an MBA and a BA in Philosophy from the University of Texas at Austin

Mark Hall
Mark Hall Vice President, Partners

Mark Hall is Vice President of Partners at Aurea. His responsibility is to enable our global partners to maintain and extend Aurea’s world-class Customer Success ethos. Mark’s 15+ years in Enterprise Software has led to a passion for discovering and delivering real business value for customers and partners, through technical and delivery excellence.

Prior to joining Aurea, Mark was most recently UK Sales Manager at Progress Software. He holds a BA from Lancaster University, and lives in London with his family.

Alexandre Jennaoui
Alexandre Jennaoui General Manager and VP of Aurea Retail Solutions

Alexandre Jennaoui is the Vice President of Sales and General Manager for Aurea Retail Solutions, serving more than 150 top retail brands across Europe — from store operations to core ERP.

With over 15 years experience helping companies to grow mutually profitable and long lasting customer relationships, Alex is an experienced software executive and a retail expert with a proven ability to sell, design and deliver complex solutions to enterprise customers.

Prior to joining Aurea, Alex was Southern Europe Sales Director at IBM DemandTec, responsible for merchandise and pricing optimization deals with some of Europe’s largest retailers. Previously, he held senior positions at Oracle Retail and KPMG Consulting with a strong focus on the retail industry.

Alex holds a Master’s degree from ESCP (Paris Graduate Business School) and lives in Paris with his family.

Christian Stadlmann
Christian Stadlmann General Manager and VP of Aurea CRM Solutions

With 17 years of IT and enterprise software experience, Christian Stadlmann is General Manager of Aurea Customer Relationship Management (ACRM), overseeing nearly 500 customers and $30M in annual revenue. Christian also serves as Aurea’s Vice President of Sales throughout Europe.

Prior to Aurea, Christian served as Chief Sales Officer at Update Software, one of Europe’s leading CRM software providers, and was responsible for international sales across Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Netherlands and Eastern Europe. Prior to Update, Christian worked for 6 years for Hyperwave, one of Europe’s leading software companies for Enterprise Content Management.

Christian holds a Master of Science Degree in Telematics. He resides with his family in Vienna / Austria.

Matt Walz
Matt Walz General Manager and VP of Aurea Life Sciences Solutions

As General Manager for Aurea Life Sciences, Matt works closely with some of the world’s largest pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, medical device and clinical research organizations (CROs) to ensure they are successful with Aurea’s software and services programs. Matt is also responsible for overall business growth of Aurea’s market leading regulated document management platform, Aurea Compliance Manager.

Previously, Matt was co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of NextDocs Corporation, which was acquired by Aurea in 2015. Prior to joining Aurea, he held technical and leadership positions at companies including Microsoft, DataLabs and Rollins Corporation.

Matt is regularly a featured keynote speaker on the impact of technology on regulated industries, and was named one of Philadelphia’s 40 Under 40 in 2013 by the Philadelphia Business Journal.

Matt holds an M.B.A. from the University of Delaware’s Learner College of Business and Economics and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Delaware.