Chief Executive Officer
A seasoned software industry executive with over 20 years of experience, Brandon Holden has focused his career on delivering world-class customer experiences by building collaborative, high-performing teams. Most recently, he was Chief Operations Officer at infrastructure monitoring firm LogicMonitor where he was responsible for post-sales operations and overall customer satisfaction. He previously held senior corporate development and revenue operations roles at Dell and cybersecurity firm Forcepoint. Brandon has a deep understanding of the facility and asset sectors, having served as Executive Vice President of Operations at Accruent, and is an alumnus of West Point Military Academy and Harvard Business School.
Chief Financial Officer
Tara Baker has more than 25 years of experience leading metrics-focused teams in best-in-class business processes. After starting her career as an auditor at KPMG, she delivered operational excellence as a financial leader and consultant in the insurance and technology industries. Most recently, Tara spent 14 years driving transformational change at cybersecurity firm Forcepoint through various roles, including Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President of Strategic Operations and Business Transformations, and Chief of Staff.
Chief Marketing Officer
With more than 20 years of technology marketing experience, Meg Swanson brings extensive SaaS marketing expertise to her role as Chief Marketing Officer. Meg has led high-performance teams across fintech, corporate real estate, built environment, security, and developer ecosystems. She is passionate about building multi-digit growth by letting the voice of the customer lead the way. Her notable achievements include building strong brand equity and award-winning success in marketing leadership and CMO roles at IBM, Steelcase, AffiniPay, Accruent, and Internet Security Systems. At Eptura™, Meg runs brand, demand generation, partner collaboration, customer marketing, and digital strategy.
Chief Product Officer
Fabrice Martin is passionate about creating and bringing to market world-class products built by innovative, diverse and incredibly talented teams. He has 25+ years of experience in entrepreneurship, product management, marketing, public speaking and enterprise software sales — with specific domain expertise in AI/ML, SaaS/PaaS, data visualization/discovery, business intelligence, experience management, and analytics for marketing and contact center operations. He has previously held leadership positions at MicroStrategy, Verint, Clarabridge and Qualtrics.
Chief Technical Officer
Paul is highly experienced in building and managing teams that have engineered systems across multiple sectors for businesses of all sizes, Paul has extensive knowledge of software as a service focusing on data to drive platform, product, and team development, and deliver actionable insights to customers using best in class technologies.
Chief People Officer
With more than 25 years of experience in human resources at high-growth technology firms, Carol Howard is known for fostering great company cultures. Most recently, Carol was Chief People Officer at Abrigo, a compliance, credit risk, and lending software company. She has also held HR leadership roles at Spredfast (now Khoros), CompassLearning (now Edgenuity Inc.), Lombardi Software (an IBM company), and Abbott Spine (now Zimmer). She is an alumna of Texas State University and earned her MBA and master’s in organizational leadership and ethics from St. Edward’s University.
Chief Information Security Officer
James Carder brings more than 25 years of corporate IT security and consulting for the Fortune 1000 and U.S. Government. Prior to joining Eptura™, James served as Chief Security Officer and VP of LogRhythm Labs where he built the program into a world class security organization. James is a sought-after and frequent speaker at cybersecurity events and is a noted author of several cybersecurity publications. He is an Advisory Board member for the University of Colorado Denver, PlexTrac, TruKno, Coalfire, Circle Systems, Resurface Labs, Cyber Sainik, and the Identity Defined Security Alliance (IDSA); a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP); former ICIT Fellow; and a member of the Forbes Technology Council.
Senior Vice President of Sales, APAC
Maurizio Garavello is a global sales leader with over two decades of leadership experience in the software and cybersecurity industries. Most recently, Maurizio served as Vice President, Asia Pacific at Dynatrace, guiding revenue-generating strategies and delivering exponential business growth. In previous leadership roles at Forcepoint and Websense, he was responsible for global channel management and sales for international business. At Eptura, Maury leverages his expertise to continue driving success and growth in the APAC region.
Senior Vice President of Sales, North America
Brad Richardson is an accomplished growth leader with more than 20 years of experience building and leading world-class sales organizations, including 17 years at Global Knowledge and 7 years with Bandwidth Inc. Throughout his career, Brad has developed diverse, high-performing teams across a variety of technology sectors and is known for his servant-leadership approach. His focus is on elevating performance by providing a clear vision of success and maintaining the highest standards of accountability.