AGILYSYS - Key Persons


Andrew Cox - Managing Director

Job Titles:
  • Managing Director
  • APAC )
Andrew Cox was appointed APAC Managing Director in March 2019. In this role, he is responsible for managing all business functions in the Asia Pacific Region including sales, channels, support, and product development teams. Andrew is an accomplished executive with more than 20 years of experience managing APAC operations in the hospitality industry and leading diverse teams across Asia Pacific regions. Prior to joining Agilysys, Andrew served as CEO, South East Asia, for Singapore-based hi Inc., a global travel and lifestyle company providing services hotels, travelers, brands, destination marketing organizations and tourism boards. Andrew also served as Vice President, Asia Pacific at Sabre Hospitality Solutions where he successfully led the brand across Asia Pacific's emerging markets through global strategy, sales growth, improved customer experience and staff development. Earlier on, Andrew served as Regional Vice President for Orbitz Worldwide following their acquisition of Flairview Travel, an e-wholesaler and a distributor of hotel room inventory. While there, Andrew was pivotal in driving business development through increased sales across APAC and effectively leading a large team through three mergers and one acquisition. Andrew graduated with a Bachelor of Art in Economics degree from La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia, and currently resides in Singapore.

Dana Jones

Job Titles:
  • Member of the BOARD of DIRECTORS
  • CEO & President of RealPage
Director Since: 2019. Committee Membership: Audit, Nominating and Corporate Governance. Dana Jones is CEO & President of RealPage, a technology platform that enables real estate owners and managers to change how people experience and use rental space. She has been CEO since August 2021 and a member of RealPage's Board of Directors since 2019. She previously served as CEO of Active Network, the leader in activity and event management software, and as chief marketing officer and senior vice president of solutions management for Sabre Airline Solutions, a global provider of software to the airline industry. Prior to Sabre, Dana co-founded Noesis Energy, and served as its EVP of product, sales, marketing, and operations. She has held executive and general management positions for early stage and global publicly traded enterprise software companies over the last 20 years. Dana holds a BSE in industrial and operations engineering from the University of Michigan.

Dave Wood - CFO

Job Titles:
  • CFO
Dave Wood has been the Company's CFO since May 2020. Previously he served as Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Investor Relations since June 2019, after having served as Agilysys Vice President - Finance. Dave joined Agilysys in 2011 as the Controller of the Hospitality Division. Prior to joining Agilysys, Dave was a Senior Manager at NCR and Radiant Systems working on various Finance and Accounting functions. Since that time, he has led a variety of teams across Operations, Accounting and Finance. Dave graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Business degree.

Don DeMarinis - SVP

Job Titles:
  • Senior Vice President
  • SVP - Sales, Americas & EMEA
Don DeMarinis has been the Senior Vice President - Sales, Americas and EMEA since January 2018. His primary responsibilities are to lead Agilysys' sales activities in the Americas and EMEA regions, and to look after the company's global go-to-market initiatives; designing innovative sales strategies, and accelerating revenue growth across Agilysys' vertical industry markets. Don brings extensive industry experience and a track record of success in selling technology and services to global clients across hospitality markets. He previously served as Vice President, Sports & Entertainment, Foodservice Management globally at Oracle/MICROS, and as Vice President, Leisure & Entertainment at MICROS prior to its acquisition by Oracle. Most recently, he served as Chief Commercial Officer at QikServe, a cloud-based service that enables self-service ordering through mobile, web and kiosk channels, where he led the development of scalable, global, revenue generating channels. In addition, DeMarinis has helped a number of companies, including Gusto and Brolin Retail Systems, build successful sales processes and aggressively grow their customer bases.

DONALD COLVIN

Job Titles:
  • Member of the BOARD of DIRECTORS
Director Since: 2015. Committee Membership: Audit. Mr. Colvin was chief financial officer of Caesars Entertainment Corporation from November 2012 to January 2015, and before that executive vice president and CFO of ON Semiconductor Corp. from April 2003 to October 2012. Prior to joining ON Semiconductor, Mr. Colvin held a number of financial leadership positions, including vice president of finance and CFO of Atmel Corporation, CFO of European Silicon Structures as well as several financial roles at Motorola Inc. Mr. Colvin is a director and chairman of the Audit Committee of Isola Group and a Member of the advisory board for Conexant. Mr. Colvin holds a B.A. in economics and an M.B.A. from the University of Strathclyde in Scotland.

FRANK PITSIKALIS

Job Titles:
  • VP - Strategy
Frank brings a wealth of professional and personal experience to his role as Vice President, Strategy at Agilysys. Previously the Founder & CEO of ResortSuite, he has advised Fortune 1000 companies regarding the strategic use of technology to help them achieve organizational objectives, and has worked at top international management consulting firms including, Ernst & Young, USoft (Unisys), and MERANT. Combining his knowledge of the hospitality field with his background in enterprise technology, Frank founded ResortSuite, establishing a position as a leading provider of true integrated, guest-centric, hospitality and leisure management technologies including hotel/resort, club, golf and spa software. Frank has served the past 13 years on the ISPA Board of Directors and currently serves as Chairman of the ISPA Foundation. Frank is an enthusiastic speaker and presents regularly at prominent industry events and forums.

Jeba Kingsley

Job Titles:
  • VP - Professional Services
Jeba Kingsley was named Vice President of Professional Services in December 2018. He leads a team of high-caliber quality solution specialists that help customers improve operational performance through their implementation of Agilysys technologies. Prior to joining Agilysys, Jeba served as Vice President of Global Professional Services and Customer Service for Scientific Games, a global provider of gambling products and services to lottery, gambling, social and digital organizations. He also worked as Director of Professional and Technical Services at Manhattan Associates, a leading supply chain commerce solutions provider. Jeba brings more than 20 years of experience leading revenue-generating global client services organizations. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science from Bharathidasan University in Tiruchirappalli, India.

JERRY JONES

Job Titles:
  • Member of the BOARD of DIRECTORS
Director Since: 2012. Committee Membership: Compensation, Nominating and Corporate Governance. Mr. Jones is Executive Vice President at Acxiom Corporation, a marketing technology and services company, and serves as a member of its Executive Committee. He joined Acxiom as an officer in 1999 from the Rose Law Firm in Little Rock, Arkansas, where he specialized in problem-solving and business litigation for 19 years. He earned his degree in Public Administration and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Arkansas.

Jessica Hennessy

Job Titles:
  • Senior Director, Corporate Development

John Mutch

Job Titles:
  • Member of the BOARD of DIRECTORS
John Mutch, age 64, has served as managing partner of MV Advisors LLC ("MV Advisors"), a strategic block investment firm that provides focused investment and strategic guidance to small and mid-cap technology companies, since founding the firm in December 2005. From December 2008 to January 2014, Mr. Mutch served as President, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors of BeyondTrust Software, a privately-held security software company. Prior to founding MV Advisors, in March 2003, Mr. Mutch was appointment by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court to the Board of Directors of Peregrine Systems, Inc. (formerly NSADAQ: PRGN) ("Peregrine Systems"), a provider of enterprise asset and service management solutions where he assisted the company in a bankruptcy work-out proceeding and was named President and Chief Executive Officer in July 2003. Previous to running Peregrine Systems, Mr. Mutch served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of HNC Software, Inc. (formerly NASDAQ: HNCS), an enterprise analytics software provider. Earlier in his career, Mr. Mutch spent seven years at Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) in a variety of executive sales and marketing positions. Mr. Mutch has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Aviat Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVNW), a global provider of microwave networking solutions, since February 2015, and has served on the Board of Directors since January 2015, and has served on the Board of Directors of Agilysys, Inc. (NASDAQ: AGYS), a provider of information technology solutions, since March 2009. Previously, Mr. Mutch served on the Board of Directors of Maxwell Technologies, Inc. (formerty NASDAQ: MXWL), a manufacturer of energy storage and power delivery solutions for automotive, heavy transportation, renewable energy, backup power, wireless communications and industrial and consumer electronics applications, from April 2017 to May 2019, YuMe, Inc. (NYSE: YUME)., a provider of digital video brand advertising solutions, from July 2017 to February 2018, at which time the company was acquired by RhythmOne plc (LON: RTHM), a technology-enabled digital media company, and Mr. Mutch continued serving as a Director on the RhythmOne plc Board of Directors until January 2019. and Steel Excel Inc. (formerly OTCPK:SXCL), a provider of drilling and production services to the oil and gas industry and a provider of event-based sports services and other health-related services, from 2007 to [May] 2016. In addition, Mr. Mutch previously served on the Boards of Directors of Phoenix Technologies Ltd. (formerly NASDAQ: PTEC), a leader in core systems software products, services and embedded technologies, Edgar Online, Inc. (formerly NASDAQ: EDGR), a provider of financial data, analytics and disclosure management solutions, Aspyra, Inc. (OTCMKTS: APYI, formerly AMEX: APY), a provider of clinical and diagnostic information systems for the healthcare industry, Overland Storage, Inc. (formerly NASDAQ: OVRL), a provider of unified data management and data protection solutions, and Brio Software, Inc. (formerly NASDAQ: [BRYO), a provider of business intelligence software. Mr. Mutch holds a B.S. In Economics from Cornell University and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.

KYLE C. BADGER - Chief Legal Officer, SVP

Job Titles:
  • General Counsel
  • Secretary
  • Senior Vice President
  • SVP - General Counsel & Secretary
Kyle joined Agilysys as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary in October 2011. Kyle served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Richardson Electronics, Ltd., a global distributor of electronic components, from 2007 until he joined Agilysys. He served as Senior Counsel at the law firm of Ice Miller LLP from 2006 to 2007, and prior to that, was a partner at the law firm of McDermott, Will & Emery. He received his juris doctor degree from Georgetown University Law Center and his bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

MELVIN KEATING

Job Titles:
  • Member of the BOARD of DIRECTORS
Director Since: 2015. Committee Membership: Compensation, Nominating and Corporate Governance. Currently, Mr. Keating is a Director of Magnachip, a Korea-based manufacturer of semiconductors used in many industries and of OLED panels for cellphones and TVs. Previously, he was Chairman of the Board of Red Lion Hotels, a company that was taken private earlier this year. He is a corporate governance expert and has served on many public company boards. Mr. Keating holds a B.A. from Rutgers University as well as an M.S. in Accounting and an M.B.A. in Finance from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

MICHAEL KAUFMAN - Chairman

Job Titles:
  • Chairman of the Board
  • Member of the BOARD of DIRECTORS
Chairman of the Board Director Since: 2015 Committee Membership: Compensation, Nominating and Corporate Governance. Mr. Kaufman is chief executive officer of MAK Capital, an investment advisory firm based in New York, NY, which he founded in 2002. He earned his B.A. degree in Economics as well as his M.B.A from the University of Chicago and his Juris Doctorate from Yale University.

PRABUDDHA BISWAS - CTO

Job Titles:
  • Chief Technology Officer
Prabuddha was appointed Chief Technology Officer (CTO) in April 2018. He brings over 30 years of successful software development and innovative technology leadership to Agilysys, where his direct responsibilities include leadership and oversight of the Company's technology vision and strategy, along with research and development for its next generation rGuest platform hospitality solutions. In his prior roles, Prabuddha led transformational development teams at some of the world's leading enterprise software brands including Oracle, Amazon and VMware. Most recently, Prabuddha was CTO at Alert Logic, one of the nation's leading cloud security providers. At Alert Logic he led the transformation of their core security incident detection engine to leverage machine learning and heuristics, introduced innovative detection capabilities, and led the effort to revamp the tools used to analyze security incidents. Prabuddha holds a BTech, Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi and a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Prakash Bhat

Job Titles:
  • VP & MD ( India Development Center )
Prakash Bhat was named VP & MD (India Development Center) in March 2017. Prakash is an IIT, Madras and IIM, Ahmedabad alumnus with 30+ years of practical experience in technology and general management. He has an impressive track record of having been involved in building new companies from the ground-up and creating a strong market presence for established organizations in new locations. Prior to joining Agilysys., Prakash served as VP & Executive Director of Radial Omnichannel Technologies India Pvt. Ltd. where he was instrumental in setting up a wholly-owned India Subsidiary. Prakash had earlier spent 9 successful years at Bally Technologies India - during which time the organization grew from 2 to about 1,200 employees in India. Prakash played multiple roles during his stint at Bally India, including managing technology teams, Project Management, Product Management, HR, IT, Finance and Accounts. Other organizations that Prakash has worked with include Accenture, iNautix, and Infosys. Prakash is also the Honorary Secretary & Treasurer of a Charitable Trust.

Ramesh Srinivasan - CEO, President

Job Titles:
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Member of the BOARD of DIRECTORS
  • Member of the LEADERSHIP Team
  • President
Ramesh was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Agilysys in January 2017. He is an accomplished CEO with demonstrated leadership success in technology, enterprise software and general management across multiple industries, and brings an impressive track record of multiple turnaround successes which have resulted in rapid and sustainable long-term growth and significant increases in shareholder value. Prior to his appointment as President and CEO, Ramesh served as CEO of Ooyala Inc. in Santa Clara (Silicon Valley), California, and was previously President and CEO of Innotrac Corporation, a leading eCommerce Fulfillment Services provider which merged with eBay Enterprise. Before joining Innotrac, he spent the previous nine years of his professional career at Bally Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BYI) where he was promoted to President & CEO and member of the Board of Directors in December 2012.

Sethuram Shivashankar - CIO

Job Titles:
  • CIO
  • Agilysys' Chief Information Officer
Sethuram Shivashankar serves as Agilysys' Chief Information Officer. In this role he is responsible for running and transforming the technology infrastructure, digital platforms, and business applications that enable Agilysys' global workforce to excel and be productive. Sethuram brings over 28+ years' of leadership experience in technology companies across multiple industries. Most recently, Sethuram spent 15 years at Scientific Games - formerly Bally Technologies - the global leader in Lottery, Gaming Products and Services, where he held various leadership positions, including Senior Vice President of Gaming Systems, and Chief Technology Officer & Senior Vice President of Information Technology, where he led the Global Gaming Systems business unit, R&D and Information Technology. Prior to joining Bally Technologies, Sethuram spent 13+ years at Manhattan Associates, a supply chain planning and execution software solutions company, holding a variety of leadership positions that oversaw R&D, Services and Support. Sethuram has a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Computer Science from University of Mysore, India.

SRIDHAR LAVETI

Job Titles:
  • SVP - Product Engineering & Customer Support
Sridhar was named Senior Vice President of Product Engineering and Customer Support in September 2017. In this role, he leads the product engineering and product management teams for established Agilysys products including: InfoGenesis, LMS, Visual One, Eatec, DataMagine, and SWS, and oversees customer support. Sridhar is an accomplished executive with 25+ years of demonstrated technology and general management leadership success across multiple industries. Laveti joined Agilysys in April 2017. Prior to joining Agilysys, he was Senior Vice President of Gaming Systems Business for Scientific Games, a lottery and gaming company. In that role, he was responsible for overseeing over 1,300 employees and managing the Gaming Systems business including R&D, Product Management, Services and Support. Prior to Scientific Games, Sridhar was with Manhattan Associates, a supply chain planning and execution software solutions company. As one of the first five employees, he helped drive the design, development, and services of the company's flagship products, and contributed to revenue growth of approximately $300 million annually. Sridhar graduated from University of Madras, India with a master's degree in engineering. He holds a bachelor's degree in electronics and communications from University of Madras, India. Outside of work, Laveti volunteers with multiple charities in the Atlanta area to help underprivileged families in urban areas.

Terrie O'Hanlon - CMO

Job Titles:
  • Chief Marketing Officer
Terrie O'Hanlon serves as Chief Marketing Officer and is responsible for strategies and programs to support global revenue growth, brand awareness and market leadership for Agilysys. Terrie is a technology marketing veteran having served as Chief Marketing Officer for publicly traded, venture backed and privately held companies in both established and emerging markets across a variety of sectors including enterprise SaaS applications, supply chain, financial ecommerce, retail, healthcare, payments, business intelligence and cybersecurity. Her experience includes numerous brand transformations, market expansions, acquisitions and divestitures for global companies navigating changing competitive environments, including Manhattan Associates, WebMD, GreyOrange and Dun & Bradstreet Software. She is an active volunteer and former member of the Board of Directors for Revved Up Kids, a US non-profit dedicated to the safety of children. Terrie holds an MBA in Marketing from Columbia University, New York, and a BS in Journalism from the University of Florida.

THERESA PUTNAL

Job Titles:
  • VP - Human Resources
Theresa is responsible for the company's human resources organization and programs including staffing, leadership development, employee engagement, compensation and benefits, payroll, facilities, and performance management. Prior to joining Agilysys, Theresa spent 14 years with Elekta, Inc., a global human care company, in a series of increasingly responsible positions where her last role was Director of Human Resources. She began her extensive career in Human Resources with Georgia State University. Throughout her career she has successfully spearheaded change initiatives, developed and implemented HR programs, and coached leadership on HR and business issues. She holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.