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 serve 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

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.

Ben Cohen

President and Chief Revenue Officer

As President and Chief Revenue Officer, Ben believes in creating customer value relentlessly. While other software companies chase revenue at all costs, Ben focuses on building a highly engaged, inspired customer base. He directs our commercial team to focus on “we,” only closing deals that create long-term value for both our customers and our company. He’s an expert at aligning and inspiring a 100% remote workforce, taking bold action to continuously improve CSAT, and helping our customers to do the same. Under Scott Brighton’s leadership, Ben has helped Aurea grow from 250 customers to over 4000 — creating the frameworks that simplify and connect every aspect of our business (from processes to people).

Eric Levine

Chief Customer Officer

Eric was part of the leadership team that launched Aurea in 2012. Following eight years as Chief Marketing Officer, Eric assumed the role of Chief Customer Officer – ensuring durable growth and sustainable success at our largest and most strategic enterprise customers in financial services, insurance, healthcare, technology and energy.

Before joining Aurea, Eric was 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, and a decade at Omnicom advertising agency BBDO.

Stacey Nash

Stacey Nash

EVP of Commercial Strategy

As Executive Vice President of Commercial Strategy, Stacey Nash aligns Aurea’s people, skills, and processes to turn big ideas into reality. Her expertise includes translating visions into actionable frameworks, eliminating complexity, and building lean, effective, and highly accountable teams. Stacey’s background in running marketing and inside sales functions for multi-billion dollar companies, managing diverse teams, and creating transformational change gives her the experience and insight to drive Aurea’s most strategic initiatives.

Mark Hall

Mark Hall

EVP of Global Sales

As EVP of Global Sales, Mark Hall leads the Aurea commercial teams in delivering exceptional business value to our customers. Mark brings 20+ years in enterprise software leadership, most recently at Progress Software, to his executive position.

He holds a BA from Lancaster University and lives in London.

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.