Meet the Replicon leadership team
At Replicon, we’re committed to improving workplaces—including our own. That’s why our executive team is made up of seasoned and accomplished professionals with diverse backgrounds.
As Chief Executive Officer, Raj is responsible for executing the company's strategic goals and leading corporate initiatives. With more than 25 years of software development and senior management experience, he is widely recognized for his visionary approach in developing innovative software applications that meet the needs of leading enterprise organizations. Raj has a Bachelor of Computer Science degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai-India, and is an active member of the high-tech business community.
In her position as Co-Chief Executive Officer, Lakshmi is focused on strategic initiatives for Replicon's global operations, including market share expansion, revenue generation, and worldwide sales activities. She has extensive experience in web-based marketing and was instrumental in providing global visibility for Replicon's product. Prior to starting Replicon, she worked as a software engineer for Verity (formerly known as FTP Canada). Lakshmi holds degrees in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering.
Rod has an outstanding track record leading strategy development and execution to build high-growth, best-in-class organizations. Rod’s experience includes serving as the President of ADP Canada, the President of ADP UK, and leading service delivery for ADP International, where he positioned the company as a leader in Human Capital Management and significantly accelerated its revenue growth. He also worked as the COO Outsourcing for Aon Hewitt Canada, leading a successful project to improve sales, margins and service quality. Earlier, Rod held general management positions with entrepreneurial information technology and service businesses in Canada, Europe and the United States. Rod holds a BA from Carleton University, an MA from York University, and has qualified as a Chartered Director at McMaster University.
With over 25 years of experience as a Chartered Accountant, Peter, who also holds the Institute of Corporate Directors ICD.D designation, offers a wealth of experience in the fields of mergers and acquisitions, corporate financing, and securities filings. He specializes in guiding growing high-tech companies to maturity, an ability that led him to great success as the former leader of the Information, Communication, and Entertainment practice of KPMG Calgary.
Suresh is responsible for Replicon’s Product Development, Quality Assurance, and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) operations. He has 20+ years of combined experience in enterprise software and SaaS, with a track record of translating marketing vision into successfully deployed products. Prior to Replicon, he was the founding SVP of Engineering at TrueDemand, where he built SaaS solutions for the retail sector. Earlier in his career he also held senior management roles at leading technology companies including i2, RightWorks, and Sybase. Suresh has a degree in Computer Science and an MBA.
Maggie brings more than 15 years of experience to Replicon's customer support, implementation, customer success and customer advocacy initiatives. She is responsible for driving customer growth through pre and post sales support, and working with the sales team to provide an integrated customer retention, adoption and growth service. Maggie joined Replicon in 1999 and has an in-depth understanding of Replicon's products, customer pain points and innovation, having worked in various sales roles, as the Senior Director of Cloud Migration and most recently, as Vice President of Customer Advocacy.
Vien brings more than 15 years of experience in software development, product management, and human resources – a combination that gives her excellent insight into the inner workings of a fast-paced, high profile Cloud organization. She is responsible for Replicon's global Human Resources strategy, focusing specifically on talent recruitment and retention, performance management, and compensation/bonus programs. Her Topgrading approach has made a valuable impact on Replicon's global team. Vien is a Certified Global Professional in HR (GPHR) with an MBA in Entrepreneurship & Innovation, and she holds a Bachelor of Computer Science degree.
Sunil is responsible for all marketing functions globally (including demand generation, content marketing, customer marketing and other initiatives). Prior to Replicon, Sunil Co-Founded and was the former CEO of Scripted.com, the largest marketplace on the Internet for businesses to hire freelance writers. Scripted raised $16M of capital from Redpoint Ventures, Crosslink Capital and Storm Ventures. After Scripted and before Replicon, Sunil joined Foundation Capital as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence where he helped the firm source and perform diligence on early stage venture capital deals. Sunil is a graduate of Claremont McKenna College, and the UCLA Anderson School of Management.
John is an accomplished sales leader with over 20 years’ experience across a variety of high technology industries. Most recently, he led the SAP Successfactors sales teams in Canada with a specialty in finance and the public sector. Prior to that he led the enterprise and mid-market sales teams of ADP Canada. He can be characterized as both a tireless advocate for the customer, and a builder of high-performing sales teams. John holds a BSc from McGill University.
Jason is a founder and General Partner of Emergence Capital and has over fifteen years of experience in the venture capital business. Prior to founding Emergence, Jason spent six years as a General Partner with USVP and as an associate and Kauffman Fellow with Venrock, the venture capital arm of the Rockefeller family. Earlier in his career he worked at Bain & Co. and Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe.
Jason has led successful early-stage venture investments that became market leading public companies such as SuccessFactors (SFSF), DoubleClick (DCLK), aQuantive (AQNT), Visual Networks (VNWK), and Ask Jeeves (ASK). He also led investments in Yammer (acquired by MSFT) and EchoSign (acquired by Adobe) and currently serves on the boards of Lotame, ServiceMax, Digital Airstrike, TouchCommerce, xAD, and is a board observer at Box.
Chamath Palihapitiya is the Founder and Managing Partner of The Social+Capital Partnership (Social+Capital) – a venture capital fund based in Palo Alto, CA that incubates and invests in breakthrough companies in healthcare, education, financial services, mobile and enterprise software. Preceding his focus as an investor, Chamath was the longest tenured member of Facebook's senior executive team and helped drive its ascension to one of the most important companies in the world. Prior to Facebook, Chamath had leading roles at The Mayfield Fund, AIM+ICQ, and Winamp. In addition to his focus at the fund, Chamath is Owner and Director of the NBA's Golden State Warriors. Chamath was born in Sri Lanka, grew up in Canada, and graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo.