Michael Boese, President and Chief Executive Officer
Boese is a distinguished software executive with over 15 years of experience leading and growing technology companies. Before joining Certent, Boese most recently served as Senior Vice President at Taleo where he led Global Partner and Channel efforts and Public Sector sales activities. Prior to this role, he led SMB Field Operations for Taleo, which encompassed sales, marketing, services and support for companies with under 5,000 employees. Additionally, Boese led Taleo’s Corporate Business Development team, which completed six acquisitions, including Vurv and Learn.com. Boese has worked with some of the world’s largest and most recognized technology companies, including SAP, PeopleSoft, Quantum Corporation and Oracle.
Boese holds an MBA from Duke University and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Washington. Currently he is a member of the Global Equity Organization (GEO) and the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals (NASPP).
Mobeen Bajwa, Senior Vice President for Products
Bajwa brings over 15 years of engineering, software and financial payments technology experience to this role and is responsible for our technology groups. Prior to Certent, Bajwa served as Senior Director at Asurion, leading program delivery for a 250 person team associated with mobile data protection, security, recovery and premier support products to top-tier telecom carriers worldwide. Before Asurion, Bajwa held the position of Senior Director of Product Development at TSYS (NYSE: TSS), where he headed up product development and innovation, and strategy implementation for a $250M business unit in the financial payments space.
Bajwa holds an MBA from Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, a BS in Computer Systems Engineering from Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology, and an MS in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.
Joanie Creger, Director of Human Resources
Creger has over 20 years of experience in human resources and is responsible for strengthening corporate culture and building extraordinary work environments based upon collaboration and open communication. Prior to Certent, Joanie held human resource roles at companies including Liquid Agency, GU Energy Labs, Intraware and Sybase and also ran her own HR consulting business. Creger is a member of the California Chamber of Commerce, the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), and the Northern California Human Resources Association (NCHRA).
Creger holds an MBA from Santa Clara University and a BS in Business Administration from San Jose State University.
Paul Hill, General Manager, Disclosure Management
Hill has held leadership positions in sales, marketing, client service, and executive management for more than 20 years. As CEO of DisclosureNet, he drew upon both his expertise in leading complex global organizations and his deep understanding of the disclosure management space, which ultimately positioned DisclosureNet for its strategic acquisition by Certent.
Prior to DisclosureNet, Hill was responsible for the global Performance Management (PM) business at IBM, which includes solutions for the Office of Finance including budgeting and planning, consolidations, financial reporting, and scorecarding. He led IBM’s entry into the Sales Performance Management market with the acquisition of Varicent in 2012. Hill came to IBM through the acquisition of Clarity Systems in 2010, where he was COO.
Hill holds a B.S. in Computer Science from McGill University, and completed The Wharton School of Business Mergers and Acquisitions Executive Program.
Leslie Leach, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
Leach brings over 15 years of marketing and management experience to Certent and is responsible for driving company growth through innovative marketing initiatives. Prior to Certent, Leach served as Vice President of Marketing for vCom Solutions, a software and services company. Leach has worked with several leaders in the accounting field including Deloitte, Armanino, and Intacct.
Leach holds an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and a BA in Economics from The University of Pennsylvania.
Michael Madigan, Senior Vice President for Product Management and Strategy
Madigan brings a specific focus on product strategy & business planning and efficiently scaling product management functions for enterprise software companies. Before joining Certent, he served as Director of Product Management for Advent Software, leading a product management team responsible for an investment management solution portfolio that successfully served 4,000 clients in over 30 countries. Prior to Advent, he worked in product management at Siebel Systems and in consulting at CSC Consulting & Systems Integration.
Madigan holds an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley, Walter A. Haas School of Business and a BA in Finance and Computer Applications from the University of Notre Dame.
Jorge Martin, General Manager, Equity Management
Martin has over 18 years of experience leading and transforming professional services, implementation, product management, marketing, relationship management and sales teams. Prior to joining Certent, Martin was the VP of Shared Services for E*TRADE Corporate Services, where he led the teams responsible for development, roll out and support of their equity compensation solutions. He was also the VP of Relationship management, responsible for the retention, satisfaction and sales efforts for all clients of the Corporate Services Group. Earlier in his career, Martin worked at Avolent, Netscape and DST Output.
Martin holds an MBA from the University of California, Davis and a BA in Business Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is a member of the Global Equity Organization (GEO), the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals (NASPP) and a board member for the National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO).
Wendy Nieto, Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Nieto comes to Certent with more than 20 years of finance and operations experience at numerous high-growth companies and brings with her an extensive background in corporate finance, financial planning, investor relations, SEC reporting, and business operations. Nieto most notably served as chief financial officer at Intraware, Inc. where she led all accounting, finance, HR, legal and IT activities. Prior to Intraware, Wendy held various corporate accounting and finance positions at Chiron Corporation.
Nieto holds an MBA from St. Mary’s College, a BS in Accounting from California State University, Hayward, and is a Certified Public Accountant.