Validity Company Overview
For nearly 20 years, tens of thousands of organizations have relied on Validity solutions to target, contact, engage, and retain customers – using trustworthy data as a key advantage. Our Validity for Email, Validity for Data Management, and Validity for Sales Productivity solutions include top rated products for CRM data management, email address verification, inbox deliverability, and grid CRM applications – delivering smarter campaigns, more qualified leads, and increasing productive sales engagements.
Jobs at Validity
Chairman & CEO
Mark Briggs serves as Chairman and CEO of Validity. He has over 25 years of experience building and leading high-growth technology companies with a strong track record of generating exceptional shareholder value. Most recently, he served as CEO of ABILITY Network, which was acquired by Inovalon (NASDAQ:INOV) for $1.2 billion. Additionally, Mark is a Senior Advisor for Silversmith Capital Partners, a leading Boston private equity firm.
Prior to ABILITY, Mark held executive leadership positions at Carefx Corporation, at NaviNet, was the President of MPI Solutions at QuadraMed Corporation, and served as the Chairman and CEO of LinkSoft Technologies, a company that he founded.
Mark holds a Master’s in Theoretical Physics and a Bachelor’s in Physics, both from Dartmouth College.
Chief Operating Officer
As Chief Operating Officer at Validity, Mike Piispanen helps manage the company’s expansion, overseeing strategies that deliver future innovations for data management, sales productivity, and email marketing optimization.
Prior to joining Validity, Piispanen served as Chief Process and Operations officer at Cision Ltd., where he led the development, enhancement, and optimization of business operations, business process engineering, and merger and acquisition activities. Before Cision, he spent 16 years serving in a number of roles within Nasdaq’s Corporate Solutions business area, guiding and leading businesses on their journeys from small start-up through acquisitions, mergers, and carve-outs. In his last role at Nasdaq, Piispanen served as the Global Head of the Public Relations and Digital Media verticals, where he oversaw a $200M global business area that served 10,000 enterprises around the globe and was supported by over 600 sales, product, and service professionals.
Mike holds an MBA from the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson and a BS in Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Paul Deeley serves as Chief Financial Officer for Validity and will also oversee the HR and IT functions for the firm.
Paul brings over 25 years of extensive finance, administration and public accounting experience in diverse industries including software, services, mobile and advertising.
Paul has a proven ability to build, lead and advise organizations through business growth, restructurings and other complex transactions. With strong SEC expertise and a background in mergers and acquisitions, he is accomplished in structuring and negotiating commercial and financial transactions with favorable terms.
Paul is a Certified Public Accountant for the state of Massachusetts. He received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Boston College, Carroll School of Management.
Chief Marketing Officer
As Chief Marketing Officer, Charlie brings to Validity extensive marketing and sales expertise and a successful track record driving technology companies to growth. Previously, he served as CMO at Applause, PTC (NASDAQ: PTC), and Globoforce, as well as earlier roles in sales, marketing, and product management. Charlie’s deep experience in tech spans both established enterprise software and emerging SaaS-based companies, including participation in two successful IPOs.
Charlie earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and French from Fordham University and a diploma with honors from the Université Paris-Sorbonne.
Erik Dasque serves as Executive Vice President of Engineering for Validity and is responsible for all aspects of the company's engineering product development activities developing strategic planning, direction and control of product development activities.
Erik brings ten years of experience in developing startups at the VP & CTO level. His experience includes SaaS, distributed systems, service-oriented architecture, micro-services, mobile applications, direct to consumer websites, big data analytics, B2B applications and complex third-party API integration.
EVP of Sales & Marketing
Don Williams serves as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Validity focused on client services for the firm. With over 25 years in the healthcare technology industry, Don has a track record of creating, restructuring, and motivating organizations to consistently exceed sales, financial and operational goals.
Don is focused on creating positive cultures of accountability, developing and executing growth strategies, and monitoring business operations with attention to cost efficiency.
Prior to Validity, Don served as the SVP of Operations for MedeAnalytics Inc. a leading healthcare analytics company for providers and payers.
Don received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. He also received his Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate from Villanova University.
Wayne Parslow serves as Executive Vice President of Validity for EMEA and is building a World class sales and go to market team to maximize Validity’s opportunities across EMEA. As well as General Management he is responsible for the development and execution of business plans, go to market programmes, sales management, strategic partnerships, public representation and to build, scale and develop the EMEA business at least in line with the aspirations of the US domestic market.
For over 25 years, Wayne has been successfully building, scaling and restructuring companies in various industries including document and workflow management, integration and interoperability, web application development, security, access management, integration and interoperability, eCommerce, business process management and the application of open source and open standards.
Prior to Validity, he served as head of European, Middle Eastern and African markets for global digital identity company, ThreatMetrix.
Wayne received his Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Science from Kingston University.
We develop innovative products that bring data quality solutions to businesses globally. If you join us, you become an owner from day one and get the chance to work with the smartest people on the planet.
Ready to get started on a career with a global leader in data quality and compliance?
Our team continues to grow and we always welcome smart, energetic individuals who are ready to bring their creativity, hard work, and innovation to our partnerships with our customers worldwide. We look for great people who want to make a difference and build a career with purpose, and who are excited about helping their team members achieve their own success along the way.