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.

Raj Narayanaswamy
Co-founder & Co-CEO

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.

Lakshmi Raj
Co-founder & Co-CEO

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.

Peter Kinash
Chief Financial Officer & India COO

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 Kuppahally
Executive Vice President, Engineering & Operations

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.

Shelly Davenport
Senior Vice President, Global Sales - Enterprise

Shelly Davenport brings more than 20 years of experience in high-tech sales and sales management to her role as Replicon's global enterprise sales team leader. Ms. Davenport is responsible for expanding and managing a world-class global enterprise sales organization and establishing best practices to drive high growth. Prior to joining Replicon, Shelly held senior sales management roles at the most successful software companies in the world, including Oracle Corporation, Hyperion Solutions Corporation, Salesforce.com, SuccessFactors, and most recently Coupa.

Maggie Deptuck
General Manager - Small Business & Mid-Market

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.

Scott Bales
Vice President, Enterprise Solution Engineering and Delivery

Leading our solutions group from inception to deployment, Scott's responsibility spans groups responsible for defining client facing solutions, implementing and supporting them long term. This structure ensures long-term, scalable results from pre-sales to Customer Success. Joining Replicon in 2001 from a technical background in consulting and information system management he has served in many roles across the organization including development, professional services and product management. His broad experience with 20+ years in Workforce Management space is a significant asset and benefit to our customer base.

Our Investor

Jason Green
Founder and General Partner

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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.

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