We don't just work together. We work well together. Our collaborative approach is evident in everything we do, which is why our chemistry is as important as our qualifications.
Jonah Paransky, Chief Executive Officer
Jonah brings over 20 years of business-to-business software experience to Crownpeak with a strong focus on delivering innovative customer value and best in class customer experience. Jonah has a strong record of success in leadership roles at companies including Wolters Kluwer, Skytouch Technology and LexisNexis. Jonah resides in Houston, TX with his wife and three sons and enjoys cooking and travel when time permits along with volunteering for a number of community focused organizations.Connect with Jonah →
Mike Okoth, Chief Financial Officer
Mike has a track record in scaling finance operations to accelerate execution of growth drivers through value creation with significant M&A background having completed 20+ add-on acquisitions with $1B+ in enterprise value in the past seven years with multiple 4x money-on-money return on sale-side exits with multiple strategic debt raises of $1B+ facilities for working capital needs, dividend recap and M&A financing.
Mike currently lives in Tampa and has two daughters who love quick trips to Disney from Tampa.Connect with Mike →
Jodi Reynoso, SVP, People and Culture
Jodi brings over 20 years of experience in People Operations, Organizational Culture & Engagement, and Talent Acquisition and Management. She brings a range of industry experience, including 10 years in software as well as financial services, transportation, and manufacturing. She has most recently held the roles of Chief People Officer at CognitOps and VP, Global HR and Facilities at Mitratech.
Jodi resides in Cedar Park, Texas with her husband and three daughters. When they aren't taking advantage of relaxing time at home doing home renovations, the whole family enjoys spending time in Zihuatanejo, Mexico.Connect with Jodi →
Chris Essex, Chief Revenue Officer
Chris brings more than 20 years of direct and channel sales leadership in the high-tech industry, particularly with an emphasis in SaaS platform solutions. He has a demonstrated history of success building high-capacity, growth-oriented teams across diverse global markets – from enterprise to SMB teams. Chris lives in Gulf Breeze, Florida, with his wife and three of his four sons. They enjoy going to the beach, boating, Sunday family dinner night, exercising, and golfing.
David Fuoto, Chief Customer Officer
After spending his early life in the United States Marine Corps, David has spent the last 20+ years helping customer facing teams in technology organizations, ranging from start-ups to the Fortune 50, to deliver customer delight. He combines that with his most recent roles supporting companies in successfully balancing growth though Merger & Acquisitions with maintaining the success of the existing, to his new role as Chief Customer Officer for Crownpeak.
Married with 2 grown children, and an overly pampered rescue dog, David, his wife, and the dog live in the Raleigh, NC area. When not working, he and his wife spend as much time as possible on the golf course despite, or maybe because of, being challenged (him more so than her) by the game.Connect with David →
Al Mays, Chief Technology Officer
Al oversees engineering, IT operations and hosting, as well as customer support. A technology executive with over 15 years of experience leading teams that design, build, and support enterprise software applications, Al enjoys spending time with his wife Melissa, son Hank, and getting a round of golf in whenever possible.Connect with Al →
Andreas Knoor, Chief Product Officer
Andreas is responsible for Crownpeak’s global product vision. He is a technology-enthusiastic leader with a proven understanding of creating a product vision and transforming it into an executable strategy. In addition to serving as our Chief Product Officer, Andreas is the General Manager for Crownpeak Germany. Andreas joined e-Spirit in 2000, shortly after the company was founded. In his free time, Andreas likes running with his dog Kosmo and spending his time with his wife and his three kids.Connect with Andreas →
Walter Leicher, Chief Strategy Officer
Walter heads our strategic growth initiatives bringing over 30 years of experience in strategic transformation to our team. With his background in growth by acquisition, capabilities integration, new service creation, and the provision of operational discipline and efficiencies across multiple industries he will help us to establish a capability for rapid growth in Crownpeak. Prior to joining Crownpeak, he held several executive roles at companies including Cushman & Wakefield, Transworld Systems Inc., DNA Supply Chains, and Ixchange, and led several PE owned platform companies.Connect with Walter →
Aaron Whiting, Chief of Staff
Aaron works closely with Crownpeak’s Board of Directors to identify and operationalize the execution of the company’s strategic objectives. He maintains a customer-first view while he applies his knowledge of acquisition integration, strategic programs, and process improvement to company operations. Aaron has led a broad range of teams and functions at software companies including Relias, insightsoftware, and most recently ContinuumCloud. Aaron lives in North Carolina with his wife and two daughters.Connect with Aaron →