Serenova's Leadership Team
Our solutions would not be possible without the talents of our team. Serenova is guided by some of the brightest leaders in the industry.
Chief Executive Officer
As Chief Executive Officer, John’s well-rounded history in leadership and business management make him well-positioned to lead Serenova through its current phase of growth. He is a proven leader with more than 20 years of experience building enterprise software teams, resulting in over $1 billion in revenue. John previously led Serenova’s global sales team, helping the company drive an evolution in the Contact Center as a Service (CCaaS) market with its introduction of CxEngage. Prior to joining Serenova, John was the Senior Vice President of Global Sales at Vendavo, a private, equity-owned leader in the price optimization space. He served as Vice President of Sales at Mattersight Corporation, which builds behavioral routing software for contact centers, rebuilding and leading the predictive analytics team to over $100 million in SaaS growth in three years. He served as Director of North American Sales for more than six years at Nuance Communications. During that time, his teams contributed significantly to Nuance’s massive growth of $60 million to $1.5 billion in revenue and 27 acquisitions. Previously, John held key executive positions at leading technology firms including Parametric Technology Corporation, NexPrise, Division, and Altos Computers.
Chief Financial Officer
Elaine brings over thirty years of leadership experience in finance and IT to Serenova and is an expert in creating processes and systems to grow and scale operations. In her role as CFO, Elaine provides vision and leadership for strategic planning, finance operations and accounting. Prior to joining Serenova, Elaine served as CFO at ESO Software for five years where she took the company from start-up to mid-market operations and ran the M&A function through two acquisitions. Before venturing to startup, Elaine spent twenty-four years with Dell, gaining increasing responsibility across finance and information technology. Her last role at Dell was VP of Application Development for Dell’s internal architecture supporting the quote to cash functions, the Dell Data Warehouse, and Finance. Elaine holds a BBA in Business from University of Texas Austin and earned her CPA from the Texas Board of Accounting in 1986.
Chief Technology Officer
Pascal brings deep technical and market experience to Serenova’s executive leadership team, having led the development and delivery of industry-leading contact center solutions throughout his career. Pascal was formerly the Vice President of Engineering at inContact (NICE inContact), where he spent more than a decade leading the development of its cloud contact center solutions. During those years and through inContact’s acquisition by NICE, Pascal oversaw all aspects of the company’s engineering and product development activities, emphasizing scalability, and quality in software delivery. Prior to inContact, Pascal held key engineering positions at StayinFront, the University of Alaska and Manpower France. Previous roles leading quality assurance efforts and network and automation engineering influence Pascal’s focus on immediate product quality needs and the long-term technology vision.
As SVP of Product, Leslie leads all Product Management, Product Marketing, and Strategic Alliance initiatives. With more than 15 years of cross-functional expertise spanning Sales, Marketing, and Product, he has an unyielding focus on organizational alignment, clarity, and collaboration to successfully bring new products to market and accelerate growth. Previously, Leslie served as Vice President of Product Marketing and Strategic Alliances where he oversaw the messaging, positioning, and pricing of Serenova’s cloud platforms and has held various positions at Dell and American Power Conversion prior to joining Serenova. He holds a B.S. in Computer & Information Science from the University of Oregon.
SVP, CX Solutions
As Senior Vice President of CX Solutions, Brandon Knight provides the strategic direction for Serenova’s channel partners around the world, focusing primarily on engaging current partners to continue to drive the adoption of Serenova’s innovative contact center solutions. An accomplished sales management leader in the contact center market, Knight has more than 27 years of experience specific to the cloud, telecom and contact center industry, with a significant CCaaS, PaaS and SaaS background. Most recently, Knight was the Cloud Evangelist for one of the industry’s leading Master Agents and Serenova partner – Intelisys Inc., a ScanSource company and the nation’s leading Technology Services Distributor. In that role, he worked closely with Intelisys Sales Partners to educate and communicate the benefits of cloud technology in the contact center. Knight also has a long track record of thought leadership across the cloud and telecom industries as a keynote speaker, panelist, webinar host and trainer in the cloud.
SVP, Cloud Operations
Eric and his team are tasked with delivering and sustaining always-on reliability that is critical to Serenova’s position as a trusted and reliable cloud vendor for businesses from startup to enterprise.
Eric has a more-than-20-year history of driving and supporting all aspects of technology operations for various types of businesses. He has an established reputation for leading and managing all facets of SaaS private and public application/infrastructure solutions. Specifically, he has a track record of defining, maintaining and improving operational management processes, including escalation, change management and compliance framework within multiple SaaS organizations. Throughout his career of managing SaaS applications, Eric has achieved and maintained 99.999% availability.
Most recently, Eric was the Vice President of Information Security and Technology Services at AllClear ID, where he was responsible for building, growing and managing all aspects of company operations, data center, automation, security posture, CI/CD, public and private cloud, and all corporate and production infrastructure, facilities, and environments. Prior to that, Eric held critical leadership positions at leading SaaS companies, including Kinnser Software (now WellSky), Affiniscape (now YourMembership), Conformity (now Gemalto) and QuickArrow (now Oracle).