Sonian

Sonian

We Preserve, Protect & Present Critical Information for More Than 14,000+ customers in 40 countries.

3 Allied Drive Dedham, MA 02026
3 Allied Drive, Ste #155
Dedham, MA 02026

Sonian is a pioneer in cloud-powered archiving and is considered the leader in fast search & discovery of large datasets in the cloud. Over 14,000+ customers in more than 40 countries employ Sonian solutions to reduce their IT expenses, meet retention requirements, ensure regulatory compliance or quickly answer eDiscovery requests.

Sonian is the world’s only SaaS running on all of the major public clouds and the first dedicated Information Discovery Cloud for enterprises of all sizes to securely preserve, protect and present their documents, discussions and data - with no software or hardware required! Find us in Boston, London and in the cloud.

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Meet Our Management Team

Jeff Dickerson
President & CEO

Jeff is responsible for overall company leadership, strategic direction, and financial performance. He brings more than 20 years of executive experience in the technology sector and a proven track record building companies in emerging markets to the Sonian leadership team. Most recently Jeff was the CEO of Metatomix, a provider of semantic based applications acquired by Versata, Inc. In 2004, he orchestrated a notable turnaround at eCredit, Inc, a provider of credit risk management and collections software, which was acquired by Fidelity Ventures in late 2006. He was previously the senior vice president of worldwide sales and services at MCK Communications, where he expanded revenue from $2 million in 1997 to $50 million in 2001, setting the foundation for a successful public offering in 1999. He was a vice president sales at Vmark Software, and held management positions at Prime Computer and Parametric Technologies.

Jeff graduated from North Adams State College with a Bachelor’s of Science in Finance and Economics.

An avid bicyclist, Jeff participates in the Annual Pan Mass Challenge, the nation’s original fundraising bike-a-thon that raises more money than any other athletic fundraising event in the country.

Greg Arnette
Founder & CTO

Greg is responsible for product vision, technical innovation, and engineering leadership. He has been a messaging, collaboration, Internet, and networking expert for over 15 years, and has been consulted by leading corporations on the management and administration of email systems. Greg has created messaging products and services for over ten years, starting with AlertWare which was acquired by Netpro, and most recently IntelliReach, which was acquired by Infocrossing in May 2006. Greg has designed leading messaging system solutions for all communication platforms.

Greg was founder and CTO for IntelliReach Corporation from 1998 to 2006. Intellireach Corporation was a pioneer in integrated messaging management products and services. Since 2006 Greg has been developing web-based information management solutions leveraging open source technology with virtualization infrastructure.

Greg has a BA/BS from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Follow him on Twitter and read his blog for thoughts on cloud computing, collaboration and startups gregarnette.com.

John Komola
CFO

John is responsible for all financial controls and processes and works to  drive operational effectiveness across the company.  He brings 15+ years of progressive experience in finance and operations management within early-stage and public companies.  Prior to Sonian, John served as Chief Accounting Officer and VP of Finance at Endeca Technologies, where he led the venture-backed, information analytics software company on a path of rapid revenue growth and continued operational efficiency.  Endeca was acquired by Oracle Corporation in 2011.

Prior to Endeca, John served as Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer at IONA Technologies, where, as a member of the senior management team, he was  responsible for building the finance and operational infrastructure to support revenue growth from $83M+ in 1998 to $180M+ in 2001.  He managed a global team supporting 19 legal entities throughout North America, EMEA and APAC.

John held senior positions at Blackwell Limited and provided accounting and tax guidance while at Ernst & Young.

John graduated with a BS in Accounting from Babson College.

Jenn McAuliffe
VP of Sales

Jenn serves as Vice President of Sonian’s Worldwide Sales Operations and has direct responsibility for Sonian’s worldwide sales revenue. With over 15 years experience selling software solutions for both early stage growth companies and Cloud/SaaS based solutions, Jenn is also responsible for the design, implementation and execution of the company’s sales systems and sales development worldwide.

 

Prior to joining the Sonian team, Jenn has held leadership positions at Platform Computing (acquired by IBM, 2011) and ClearPoint Metrics, where she implemented cloud sales strategies throughout the global sales, product and architecture organizations.

 

Prior to ClearPoint, Jenn was in Sales Management at Mazu Networks (acquired by Riverbed Technologies, 2009) and MCK Communications (MCKC, NASDQ – IPO 1999) where as Inside Sales Director, her efforts helped set the foundation for a successful public offering in 1999.

 

Jenn holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Ithaca College and is an avid bicyclist who participates in the Annual Pan Mass Challenge, the nation’s original fundraising bike-a-thon that raises more money than any other athletic fundraising event in the country.

Jack Dempsey
VP of Product Management

Jack is responsible for all aspects of Sonian’s product vision, planning and market strategy.  He has more than 20 years of experience in product management, research and product development for companies ranging from startups to multinationals. Most recently he was Global Product Development & Research Director of Exact, a public software company based in Delft, Netherlands. Prior to Exact, he has held senior leadership roles as VP of Product Development at Zantaz, which was acquired by Autonomy and VP of Product Development & Product Management at CertCo. He was also VP of Engineering & Product Management at NEC where he was instrumental in launching successful software products and services. Jack has led globally distributed teams of over 300 technical professionals and product portfolios of as many as 17 product lines.

Jack holds a BS in Computer Information Systems from New Hampshire College.

Meghan Forgione
VP of Finance

Meghan is responsible for the overall finance and accounting at Sonian. She has been working in the software market space for over 10 years and has experience with finance managing and accountancy. She most recently came from IBM, which she joined as a result of the Unica acquisition where she was accounting manager.  Meghan has also worked at the start-up company, Basho Technologies as controller.  She was the account manager for Cognos Corporation where she directed the operational processes to exceed revenue expectations.

Meghan has a BS from Bentley University. In addition to her accounting degree, she also has a law degree from Massachusetts School of Law, and is bar approved in the state of Massachusetts.

Pete Zimmerman
VP of Services

Pete is responsible for delivering the world class, high availability and superior customer satisfaction the Sonian customers and partners expect.  He joined Sonian as one of the first employees bringing over 10 years experience in SaaS-based messaging and collaboration solutions.  During that time he has demonstrated a strong will and determination to do whatever it takes for Sonian’s valuable customers and partners.  Pete has also been a key contributor to the Sonian Product Management team. Prior to joining Sonian, Pete worked for Wipro/Infocrossing as the Director of Business Integration in their hosted messaging and collaboration unit.  While at Wipro/Infocrossing, Pete created and delivered a range of training and policy consulting services to compliment the on boarding of enterprise customers to the company’s integrated, policy based messaging platform.

Pete and his family have been long time supporters of the United Nations Unaccompanied Minor Refugee program raising three foster sons from Liberia and Myanmar (Burma) who are now all attending college in Massachusetts.

Pete has a B.A. in Political Science of University of California – San Diego.

Mark Motyka
VP of Business Development

Mark is responsible for direction, execution and management of the company’s strategic business alliances and indirect sales campaigns.

Prior to joining Sonian in 2012, Mark served as the Client Executive and Business Development Manager for EMC’s BRS division, where he managed the strategic integration of BRS products and service cloud providers go-to-market programs. Prior to EMC, Mark served as the Vice President of Business Development for StoredIQ and led their initial charge into the eDiscovery market place, recruiting partners like FTI, EMC and IBM Global Services. Mark has also held a number of roles in Sales, Channels and Management positions during his seven and a half years at EMC. Most notably as Manager of EMC Centera Global alliances program, Mark structured the recruiting, technical and sales go to market programs with EMC Centera platform. This program accounts for over 300 integrated applications today and has yielded millions in incremental revenue.

Mark graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Northeastern University.

Steve Martin
VP of Marketing

Steve leads a team which is responsible for the design, development and deployment of the company’s strategic global marketing initiatives.

Prior to joining Sonian, Steve served as the primary client relationship manager for bold, a boutique creative services and marketing firm which served clients of all sizes, including Symbol Technologies (now part of Google), Callaway Golf, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, GeoTrust (now VeriSign) and many others.   Steve has also held a number of roles at IBM, as Global Brand Manager for all Mobile & Wireless products, the Notes client and on several critical launch teams.  Prior to IBM, Steve spent many years at American Express, integrating networks of personal computers into back-office operations that were architected on larger platforms in an effort to maximize operational efficiency and address growing client needs.

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