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Smarsh, Actiance Announce Executive Leadership
Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:09:27 AM

NEW YORK, June 7, 2018 Smarsh, providing comprehensive information archiving solutions for compliance, e-discovery and risk management, today announced updates to its executive leadership team at the Unleash 2018 Summit. As the company combines with Actiance into one unified organization, Smarsh founder Stephen Marsh has been elevated to the role of Chairman, and Brian Cramer has been promoted from President/Chief Operating Officer (COO) to Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

In addition to Marsh and Cramer, the leadership team features executives from both Smarsh and Actiance, including:

  • Parker Baldwin, Chief Financial Officer (formerly CFO, Smarsh)
  • Leo Haasbroek, Chief Operating Officer (formerly SVP Operations, Actiance)
  • Bonnie Page, General Counsel and SVP Business Development (formerly General Counsel, Smarsh)
  • Tim Price, Chief Revenue Officer (formerly SVP Sales & Marketing, Smarsh)
  • Greg Vesper, Chief Product Officer

    Anthony West, Chief Technology Officer (formerly CTO, Actiance)

  • Ian Hook, VP & General Manager, EMEA (formerly GM, Smarsh)
  • Sridhar Vutukuri, VP & Country Head, India (formerly VP, Actiance)

“Smarsh and Actiance have made tremendous progress in bringing together our teams and our combined resources for the benefit of our customers,” said Marsh. “Unifying our leadership organization is an important step. Together, we will build on the innovative heritage of both of these companies to provide products and service engagements that are the right fit for customers of all sizes – from single office broker-dealers to the world’s largest banks and government agencies.”

In 2017, K1 Investment Management announced the acquisition of Actiance, a pioneer in communications compliance, archiving and analytics, for the purpose of combining with Smarsh. Together, Smarsh and Actiance have a clear mission to enable organizations to communicate through the channels that are best for business, and to get ahead – and stay ahead – of the potential risk of non-compliance. They offer flexible deployment options to meet customer needs and provide capture, archiving and supervision support across the broadest range of electronic communications, including email, social media, mobile messaging, instant messaging/collaboration and voice communications.

“Together, we represent the deepest intellectual property in the industry and the ability to provide advanced compliance technology solutions to financial firms, regardless of size, complexity or geography,” said Cramer. “With our executive leadership providing the direction for our combined engineering, service and support teams, we are uniquely positioned to support our global customers, to continue driving innovation in our space and to deliver right-sized product and service engagements for financial services and public-sector organizations.”

As CEO, Cramer is responsible for defining strategy and leading the company’s overall operations, with direct oversight of sales, marketing, professional services, research and development (R&D). Before joining Smarsh two years ago, Cramer was the COO of Granicus and has held various others leadership positions with software and software-enabled businesses for more than 15 years. Earlier in his career, he worked in the semiconductor industry in the U.S. and Asia.

As Chairman, Marsh drives major decisions regarding the future of the Smarsh business. He founded the hosted email archiving and compliance provider in 2001 and has led the company through nearly 20 years of sustained, aggressive and profitable growth. He was recently honored with the 2018 Technology Association of Oregon’s Sam Blackman Award, honoring the state of Oregon’s top technology executive.

The combined organization employs more than 600 at its headquarters in Portland, Oregon, and in its offices in California, New York, Massachusetts, Georgia, North Carolina, Canada, India and the United Kingdom. It serves more than 6,500 financial services firms – including the top 10 global banks and regional, mid-size banks and broker-dealers – as well as government agencies and organizations in other regulated industries.

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