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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


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

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.

Alan Fletcher

Chief Product Officer

Alan Fletcher is the Chief Product Officer at Aurea, responsible for product strategy and product management across the entire portfolio. A career-long product visionary and evangelist, Alan is passionate about leveraging technology to build and deliver enterprise business applications that provide true value to the customers.

Prior to joining Aurea, Alan successfully sold his company to account-based marketing software firm Demandbase, where he also served as Chief Product Officer leading all product and engineering for the company. Previously, he spent more than 20 years in a variety of senior executive roles at Oracle Corporation spanning consulting, product, engineering and support.

Eric Levine

Chief Marketing Officer

Eric Levine is Chief Marketing Officer of Aurea, responsible for establishing and leading Customer Marketing, Product Marketing, Brand 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 and a decade at Omnicom advertising agency BBDO.

Barry Fougere

Chief Operating Officer

Barry Fougere is the Chief Operating Officer of Aurea, responsible for the Customer Success, Professional Services and Support organizations. Barry’s passion for helping customers achieve their business and digital transformation objectives stems from a career owning those decisions as an executive operator and management consulting partner advising executives, boards and investors.

Prior to joining Aurea, he served as a Corporate Officer of ATNI, a $500M-revenue investment and holding group of communications, information technology and renewable energy portfolio companies. In addition to other CEO and COO roles in technology, industrial and business services companies, Barry spent more than a decade as a Partner with A.T. Kearney, Heidrick & Struggles and a boutique strategy consulting firm.

Barry Jones


As CTO, Barry owns the challenge of unleashing the full potential of Aurea by building a world class Product Engineering & SaaS /Tech Ops team and the processes necessary to deliver a compelling product portfolio and real business value to our customers.

Barry is a customer centred technology leader who turns product strategies into engineering reality. He has created leading edge products for household name brands in highly competitive markets generating over $10 billion in value. Previous successes include delivering: 100+ consumer electronics products for Sharp, Philips and Motorola. Engineered Distributed solutions for Banking & Finance, Military & Emergency Services, EPOS & Retail, Healthcare and Telecoms sectors with Tier1 partners. He has also lead 3 Hi-tech companies which were bought by Openwave, Motorola and Intel respectively.

Dan Beer

General Manager of Aurea SMB

Dan is General Manager of Aurea SMB, which includes GFI Software, Kerio, and Exinda. Dan previously served as COO of You.i TV, where he helped grow annual recurring revenue by 7x and improved operating margins by 20%. Prior to You.i TV, Dan spent more than 6 years at IBM, where he first led the Mergers and Acquisitions team for all of IBM Software Solutions Group, resulting in with acquisition spend of near $3B per year, and generating annual acquired revenue nearing $1B. He then subsequently led development, sales, marketing, service delivery and support for a IBM’s 450M+ software solution division. Dan has more than 20 years experience in the software industry leading corporate acquisitions, products, support, business partner channels, sales, services and more.

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.

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.

Taylor Sterling

General Manager, Aurea Unlimited

Taylor Sterling is Senior Vice President, Customer Marketing and GM of Unlimited at Aurea. Her focus is on building and delivering value to customers through education and adoption of both existing customer investments and portfolio expansion through Unlimited. Her team ensures alignment with customers through regular and direct communication designed to maximize awareness of products and services, help drive adoption, and deliver business success.

Taylor’s experience in marketing and customer management spans 15+ years. Most recently, Taylor managed global marketing and customer engagement at Cyan (acquired by Ciena). Previously, she led Account Management at marketing agency BNJ, servicing Fortune 500 companies focused on increasing customer success. Her career began at ACTIVE, the pioneer in web services for sporting events and non-profits, where she managed the company’s top 25 accounts.

Christian Stadlmann

SVP Europe Sales and General Manager of ACRM, AEM and Jive

Christian Stadlmann is General Manager Europe and SVP Global Sales at Aurea Software. He serves more than 500 customers as well as business activities with annual sales in excess of $60 million. With nearly 20 years of experience in the field of enterprise solutions and business software, the native Austrian has a wealth of experience and knowledge in this area.

Before joining Aurea, Stadlmann worked for various leading CRM-, Knowledge Management- and software manufacturers and was responsible for areas such as general management and international sales in Central- and Eastern Europe.

Christian holds a Master of Science in Telematics and lives with his family in Vienna.

Mark Hall

VP, Partners and General Manager of Aurea Integration Solutions and APS

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.