Reltio Leadership Team

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Reltio’s leadership team has a passion for helping Global 2000 companies power the experiences of the future with the data that matters most to their business.

We have deep expertise in SaaS, enterprise applications, master data management and big data stemming from leadership positions at Informatica, Siperian, VMware, PeopleSoft, Salesforce, Adobe, ServiceNow, NetApp, Citrix, Intuit, SAP, and TiVo.

Learn more about Reltio’s vision.

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Manish Sood,  CEO, Founder & Chairman

Manish is the Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Reltio, the first cloud-native, software-as-a-service (SaaS) data platform. An entrepreneur with a vision of the big-picture ways data can drive business and industry transformations, Manish founded Reltio in 2011 to help organizations accelerate the value of their data and deliver on business outcomes. Since its inception, Manish has led Reltio’s evolution from the concept stage to a high-growth company valued at $1.7 billion with more than $100 million in annual revenue.

Manish previously led product strategy and management for the Master Data Management (MDM) platform at Informatica and Siperian. During his career, Manish has architected some of the largest and most widely used data management solutions used by most Fortune 500 companies today. Manish holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Andhra University College of Engineering.

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Deanne Branham,  Chief Customer Officer

Deanne is Chief Customer Officer of Reltio. She oversees and manages global professional services, customer engineering, customer success organizations, and the overall customer experience.

Deanne has over 20 years of experience in data management. Before joining Reltio, she held key sales and leadership positions in professional services and customer success and engagement, accumulating extensive knowledge in developing and implementing customer-centric strategies. During her tenure at Reltio, Deanne has held leadership positions across functions, including alliances, product management, enablement, professional services, and customer success. Deanne holds a BS degree in Computer Information Systems from DeVry University.

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Gordon C. (Gordy) Brooks,  Chief Financial Officer

Gordon C. (Gordy) Brooks is Reltio’s Chief Financial Officer, responsible for overseeing global accounting, finance, tax, IT, Information Security and operations. Prior to Reltio, Gordy was with FinancialForce where he served as CFO . Gordy has more than two decades of senior financial leadership experience at notable companies, serving as CFO of Citrix GetGo, Aerohive Networks and Blue Coat Systems, and holding other senior finance positions at VMware, BEA Systems, and Microsoft/WebTV Networks. Gordy began his career in audit in the Palo Alto office of Ernst & Young. Gordy received a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Notre Dame de Namur University and received his Master in Accounting degree from the University of Southern California Leventhal School of Accounting.

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Eric Cross,  Chief Revenue Officer

As Chief Revenue Officer, Eric is responsible for leading, growing, and scaling global revenue operations for Reltio. In this role, Eric manages global go-to-market and works strategically across multiple organization functions, including finance, marketing, operations, and others, to align all revenue-generating activities.

Eric brings more than 20 years of experience leading and scaling high-growth organizations. Most recently, he served as CRO of Appian Corporation. Before that, he was a member of the senior operating team at Apigee on the company journey from mid-stage startup through successful IPO and eventual acquisition by Google. He also served in various senior leadership roles with Blue Coat Systems, Citrix Systems, PeopleSoft, and He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration, Risk Management degree from the University of Georgia.

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Steve Debenham,  Chief Legal Officer

Steve Debenham is Reltio’s Chief Legal Officer, responsible for overseeing all aspects of the company’s legal, governance and compliance functions globally. Prior to joining Reltio, Steve was Vice President and General Counsel for Telenav, an in-car commerce, navigation and infotainment company. He also served as Vice President and General Counsel at Aerohive Networks, where he helped lead the company from its initial public offering (IPO) to later sale to Extreme Networks. Steve has also held executive leadership roles at various other technology companies, including Silicor Materials, Asyst Technologies and Harris myCFO Inc. Steve was previously a partner with a Bay Area law firm, practicing IP litigation. Steve holds an A.B. degree in History from Stanford University and a J.D. degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

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Praveen Grover,  Senior Vice President, Cloud & Customer Engineering

Praveen Grover is Senior Vice President and leads Reltio’s Cloud and Customer Engineering teams. Praveen joined Reltio in 2022 and is responsible for performance, scale and innovation of Reltio Cloud. He is also responsible for successful customer transformation and adoption of Reltio products.

Praveen brings over 20 years of software engineering experience. Prior to joining Reltio, Praveen served as Vice President of Reliability Engineering at Adobe. Before joining Adobe, he worked for Citrix for 18 years as Vice President of Engineering, leading engineering and operations for Sharefile, Podio, RightSignature, and the engineering teams for Netscaler and other core Citrix virtualization and security products. He also worked as a Senior Software Engineer for Sequoia Software (acquired by Citrix). Praveen holds a degree in Electronics from Pune University.

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Anshuman (“Ansh”) Kanwar,  Senior Vice President, Technology

Anshuman (“Ansh”) Kanwar is Senior Vice President of Technology at Reltio. He leads the building and testing of Reltio’s multi-cloud core platform, as well as data domain-specific solutions. He is also responsible for critical non-functional capabilities, such as scale and performance.

Ansh has extensive experience in product management, agile software development, security, cloud computing, data center and network infrastructure, and devops-at-scale. Over the last 20 years, he has held numerous senior technical and management roles, including at Citrix Systems, where he served as Vice President for technology operations, and LogMeIn, where he served as Chief Technology Officer. Recently, he was the GM, products and technology at Onapsis. Ansh has a Bachelor’s in Computer Engineering from Delhi University, an MS in electrical and computer science from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

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Rachel Mann,  Chief Communications Officer

Rachel Mann is responsible for overseeing all facets of corporate communications including public relations, analyst relations, executive and employee communications and corporate reputation.

She brings 20+ years of experience in leading strategic communications for private and Fortune 500 companies across a range of industries, in both corporate and agency environments. Prior to Reltio, Rachel led communications for Emburse, a business spend management company, where she was successful in elevating the company’s presence in the market and strengthening its position. She also held communications leadership roles at Imperva, Intuit, and Alliant Techsystems (now part of Northrop Grumman).

Rachel holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communication from Boston University. She is a member of the Board of Directors for the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), Los Angeles Chapter.

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Connie Puglia,  Chief Human Resources Officer

Connie Puglia is Reltio’s Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer. In this role, Connie oversees all aspects of global Human Resources including Facilities. Connie’s expertise spans more than 20 years, and includes proven success designing and implementing global HR models and strategic plans that deliver measurable business results for rapidly growing, transforming, and disruptive companies. Prior to Reltio, Connie Puglia was TiVo’s Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer where she was responsible for global Human Resources including Real Estate and Internal Comms. Connie has also held global HR leadership roles at NetApp, Avaya, Zipcar, and Aspect Software, where she was responsible for talent acquisition, compensation, leadership development, strategic talent management initiatives and workforce analytics. Connie holds a B.S. in Management from Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts.

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Maria Robinson,  Head of Marketing

Maria joined Reltio in October 2021 to lead growth initiatives across Reltio’s go-to-market teams, and now leads the overall marketing organization.

Prior to joining Reltio, Maria was CMO at Nitro Software, building and leading the marketing team. She was responsible for reshaping the positioning, brand, growth initiatives, and go-to-market strategy to accelerate B2B Enterprise and eCommerce revenue for this market disruptor in e-signing and PDF platforms.

Maria previously also served as Vice President of Growth Strategy at cybersecurity leader Imperva. In this role, she was responsible for brand, digital, web and ABM transformation, leading that company’s SDR team, and later shifting to enterprise SaaS.

Previously, Maria held senior leadership roles in the technology sector, including LogMeln, Citrix and Intuit, and has a proven track record in driving SaaS growth. She also formerly held executive leadership roles at Healthcare and Life Science technology start-ups Metis and Medem. Maria holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Global Studies from Alverno College.

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Venki Subramanian,  Senior Vice President, Product Management

Venki Subramanian is Senior Vice President of Product Management, responsible for platform and industry solutions. Venki leads Reltio’s product strategy and works with the product and engineering teams to translate our long-term product vision into products and solutions that deliver value to our customers. He also focuses on building strategic technology partnerships and joint solutions.

Venki has over two decades of experience in SaaS and systems solutions for customer experience, CRM, and cloud platforms. Prior to joining Reltio in 2019, Venki led product management for ServiceNow’s customer service management portfolio, responsible for crafting the long-term product strategy for all its applications and developing it into a market leader in its category. He also worked at SAP Labs in several management and development roles and was a member of the product management team for SAP’s cloud CRM solutions. Venki has an MBA in marketing and finance from Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business, an MS in software engineering from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, and a Bachelor’s in technology and mechanical engineering from the University of Calicut.

Board of Directors

Manish Sood

CEO, Founder & Chairman

Manish is the Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Reltio, the first cloud-native, software-as-a-service (SaaS) data platform. An entrepreneur with a vision of the big-picture ways data can drive business and industry transformations, Manish founded Reltio in 2011 to help organizations accelerate the value of their data and deliver on business outcomes. Since its inception, Manish has led Reltio’s evolution from the concept stage to a high-growth company valued at $1.7 billion with more than $100 million in annual revenue.

Manish previously led product strategy and management for the Master Data Management (MDM) platform at Informatica and Siperian. During his career, Manish has architected some of the largest and most widely used data management solutions used by most Fortune 500 companies today.

Jo-ann de Pass Olsovsky

Former CIO and Executive Vice President at Salesforce

A technology industry veteran and 14-year CIO, Jo-ann brings to Reltio’s Board nearly 40 years of technology experience. She served as EVP and CIO at Salesforce, overseeing the company’s global IT organization, including technology strategy, architecture, applications, engineering, M&A systems integrations, data/analytics, network infrastructure, cloud services, and enterprise operations. Jo-ann has earned numerous industry recognitions for technology achievements, including being named to the Computerworld Top 100 and Technology magazine’s 2021 TOP100 CIOs lists.

Mike Gregoire

Co-founder and Partner at Brighton Park Capital

Prior to joining BPC, Mike served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CA Technologies. Mike currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Advanced Micro Devices, and sits on its audit and governance committees. Previously, Mike was Chairman and CEO of Taleo Corporation, a leading cloud-based talent management software company that he oversaw going public before its successful sale to Oracle in 2012. With a career spanning more than 25 years in software and technology, Mike also served as Executive Vice President at PeopleSoft, from 1999 to 2004, and Executive Director at Electronic Data Systems, from 1988 to 1999. Mike is widely recognized as a strategic thinker in the information technology industry. He has been the chair of the World Economic Forum’s IT Governors Steering Committee, as well as a member of the Business Roundtable’s Information and Technology Committee. Mike also serves on the Executive Council of TechNet, an organization of CEOs that represents the technology industry in policy issues critical to American innovation and economic competitiveness. Mike earned a bachelor degree in physics and computing from Wilfrid Laurier University in Ontario, Canada, and an MBA from California Coast University.

Sandy Smith

Former CFO at Segment

Sandy brings a unique blend of global financial, legal, and technology operating experience to Reltio as the company continues to grow and scale. Sandy currently serves on several boards of directors, and has held various financial leadership roles in the technology industry, including as CFO of Segment. Prior to Segment, she served as the Vice President of Finance at Twilio, and participated in various private and public financings, including its 2016 IPO. Before that, Sandy was with Akamai Technologies in various finance roles. She began her career as outside counsel for public companies on SEC matters before shifting focus to advise emerging, venture-backed technology companies.

Tom Bogan

Former Vice Chairman at Workday, Inc.

Tom brings several decades of executive and leadership experience to Reltio, recently serving as Vice Chairman of Workday, Inc. (NASDAQ: WDAY), a leader in enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources. While previously CEO of Adaptive Insights, a cloud-based software platform used by businesses to plan their operations, Tom negotiated the 2018 company sale to Workday in a cash deal valued at $1.55 billion. Bogan was a partner at Greylock Partners and board member at leading enterprise software and cloud companies. These include chairman positions with Citrix Systems and Apptio, and board member roles with PTC, Rally Software, Acquia, and many other SaaS software companies.

Carla Stratfold

Former Vice President of Global & Strategic Accounts at
Amazon Web Services

Carla has a proven record of successfully scaling business operations and growing software revenue and margins at major global technology companies, including AWS, Oracle, and RealNetworks. She joined the Reltio Board of Directors in October 2021, immediately after retiring from AWS where she led the Americas Sales organization and Global & Strategic Accounts team responsible for supporting Fortune 200 companies through a period of rapid growth and expansion. Carla led Oracle’s Americas Product Sales and Marketing organization. At RealNetworks, she was the senior executive responsible for sales and distribution of technology and content services.

Jim Feuille

Partner, Crosslink Capital

Jim joined Crosslink in 2002, bringing 20 years of technology investment banking and management experience to the firm. Jim’s prior positions included global head of technology investment banking at UBS, where he built from scratch a powerful global technology investment banking practice; chief operating officer at Volpe Brown Whelan & Company, where he ran all aspects of the firm’s investment banking and brokerage operations and led the firm to record growth in revenue and market share prior to its acquisition by Prudential; and head of technology investment banking at Robertson Stephens, where he built the technology investment banking team into a leadership position in the industry.

Mark Templeton

Former Chief Executive Officer at Citrix Systems

Mark is the former president and chief executive officer of Citrix Systems, where he shaped the company for over 20 years, propelling Citrix as one of the world’s largest enterprise computing and software-as-a service companies. Under Mark’s leadership, Citrix transformed from a $15 million organization with one product, one customer segment, and one go-to-market path, into a global organization with annual revenues of over $3 billion and 100 million users worldwide. Mark also serves as a member of the board of directors at Arista Networks and Health Catalyst. Mark earned a bachelor’s degree in product design from North Carolina State University and an MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.

Mike Gustafson

Executive Chairman at Druva

For more than 25 years, Mike has served in executive leadership and management roles across infrastructure and software companies – public and private, startups and established companies – as well as high growth businesses. Today, Mike is the executive chairman at Druva, an enterprise SaaS platform for data protection across data centers, cloud applications and endpoints. Mike is also a member of the boards of directors at Matterport, PDF Solutions and Everspin. Among his deep operational and leadership experience, Mike was senior vice president and general manager of Western Digital’s Flash Platforms Business. Before that, Mike served as CEO and chairman of Virident Systems (acquired by Western Digital). He also led BlueArc Corporation as CEO and board member, which was acquired by Hitachi Data Systems. Mike led worldwide sales, marketing and services over a six-year career at McDATA, which went public in 2000 and grew to more than $450M in revenues during his sales leadership. Early in his career, Mike served in various marketing and sales roles at IBM.

Board Observers

Graham Brooks

Partner, .406 Ventures

Graham leads data and cloud investing for .406 Ventures, focusing on highly disruptive, deep tech companies in the data stack, AI and cloud enablement space with a specific focus on healthcare and financial services. Graham has been at .406 Ventures since 2007, and in addition to investing runs the firm’s college outreach program.

At .406 Graham has led and been involved on the boards for 20+ investments including: Abacus Insights, ChaosSearch, ClosedLoop, Corvus Insurance, indico, Gamalon, Linea, Promethium, Reltio, and Simon Data. Exited companies with previous involvement include: AbleTo (recapitalized by Optum), AdTuitive (acquired by Etsy), Compass (NYSE: COMP) and Digitalsmiths (acquired by TiVo).

Prior to .406 Graham was an engineer and DBA at ALK Technologies, Cofounder and Head of Sales at Accentus and BizDev/Corp Dev for Bose Corporation. Graham holds an MBA from the Tuck School at Dartmouth where he was a Tuck Scholar and an engineering degree from Princeton University where he majored in computer science.

Liam Donohue

Founder, .406 Ventures

At .406 Ventures, Liam leads all healthcare investments focusing on early-stage companies that offer systems, technologies and services that support clinical delivery. He also teams up with Graham on .406’s data and analytics investment practice, as well as overseeing fundraising and other .406 firm responsibilities.

Liam has spent the past two decades as a venture investor, but he is perhaps most proud of his entrepreneurial activities – founding/co-founding four successful businesses, including two venture capital funds.

He started his career as a Principal at Foster Management, a venture investor focused on service industry investments; then co-founded Arcadia Partners, a fund focused on technology-enabled education companies; and finally, co-founded .406 Ventures with Larry and Maria. Over this time, Liam has invested over $130M of capital in 21 investments.

Liam earned a BS in Chemistry from Georgetown University and earned an MBA from Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business.

Nino Marakovic

CEO and Managing Director, Sapphire Ventures

Nino is responsible for the overall investment strategy, execution, operations and performance of Sapphire Ventures. After more than 20 years in various investing and operating capacities, Nino has participated in investments in more than 100 private companies and has held numerous board seats. Currently, he is a board director/observer at Inkling, Integral Ad Science, OpenX, Reltio and Tidalscale. He is furthermore closely involved with investments in Alteryx, Box (BOX), Feedzai, iovation, MuleSoft, Scytl and Square (SQ).

Before Sapphire Ventures, Nino was a partner with meVC Draper Fisher Jurvetson and IVF Ventures. Prior to venture capital, Nino worked as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs and Robertson Stephens. He has a BA in economics and psychology from Williams College and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business. Nino was born in Croatia, and has also lived in Austria, Italy and Germany before settling in the San Francisco Bay Area more than 20 years ago.

Rajeev Dham

Managing Director, Sapphire Ventures

Rajeev Dham joined Sapphire Ventures in 2013, bringing with him broad technology investing experience. Rajeev’s investment focus is split between SaaS businesses as well as category-defining innovators in financial technology and healthcare.

Since joining Sapphire, Rajeev has been involved in 20+ investments and dozens of boards. Rajeev has led investments in and supports the boards of AdverityCatchpointHighspotLeanData, Livongo (NASDAQ: LVGO)Monday.comOutreach, PendoPodium and Reltio. Rajeev’s previous investments at Sapphire include Alteryx (NYSE: AYX), Cloudhealth (acquired by VMWare) and Krux (acquired by Salesforce).

Previously, Rajeev worked for Silver Lake, a technology-focused private equity firm, where he evaluated middle-market and growth equity investments across the software and internet sectors. Prior to his private equity career, Rajeev worked for the investment banking division of Goldman Sachs. He also spent time during business school working with Amazon’s corporate development group.

Rajeev holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and received a bachelor’s in business administration from the University of Southern California, where he graduated magna cum laude.

Samantha Wang

Co-Founder and Partner, RPS Ventures

Samantha is a co-founder and General Partner at RPS Ventures, a later stage venture capital firm, focused on investing in revolutionary technology companies led by exceptional teams.  RPS helps high-growth companies navigate today’s global environment, with access to a key network of some of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs.

Prior to co-founding RPS, Samantha was a Partner at Crosslink Capital, a venture capital firm based in Silicon Valley.  Prior to  Crosslink, Samantha spent 10+ years as a marketing leader, and was an executive at LegalZoom, the leading provider of online legal services.  Earlier in her career, Samantha was a venture investor at 3i Group, and an investment banker at Deutsche Bank.   Samantha holds a B.A. in Economics from Stanford University.

Ankit Sud

Principal, NewView Capital

Ankit joined NewView Capital as a founding member in 2018. With over $2.2 billion in assets under management, NVC pairs flexible capital with operational excellence to build enduring, industry-defining companies.

At NVC, Ankit helps build and support the firm’s portfolio through his focus on SaaS and fintech. He serves on the Board of Directors for Canopy and is a Board Observer for Reltio, GumGum, Human Interest, and MindTickle.

Prior to NewView, Ankit was an investor at General Atlantic, a global growth equity firm. Before joining the investing world, Ankit worked in investment banking at Qatalyst Partners and with FlexiLoans, an early-stage fintech company. Ankit earned an M.A. in Finance and a B.A. in Economics from Claremont McKenna College.