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, CEO
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.
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.
Walter enjoys travelling with his family and spending time outdoors.
Prakash is a finance professional with over 25 years’ experience in USA and Asia. Most recently, Prakash was EVP & CFO of Digital Reasoning Systems, Inc., a software company (SaaS) that was acquired by Smarsh, Inc. Previously, Prakash has been CFO of a number of venture-funded technology businesses in the US. Prakash lives in Nashville, TN and enjoys spending time with his wife, two children and family dog and loves traveling with them to different places.
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.
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.
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 a member of the e-Spirit Executive Board. 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.
Michael brings 25+ years in B2B enterprise technology and professional services marketing, focused primarily in demand generation, content/storytelling strategy, product marketing, marketing operations, and customer journey and experience. Michael brings together the art and science of modern marketing – building for long-term brand relevance, scale, analysis, and growth. Outside of work, Michael and his wife live in Houston. He’s a runner, slowly pacing in at least one half marathon every year, and the involuntary de facto cook for friends & family dinners.
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.
Chris is responsible for leading strategic projects and leading one of the business units at Crownpeak. He works closely with the Board of Directors and the management team to identify and execute on the company’s strategic objectives. Prior to Crownpeak, Chris was a private equity investor in the enterprise software space at K1 Investment Management. In his free time, Chris enjoys being outdoors - golfing, running, or just spending time with friends and family.
Lisa brings over 20 years of global Customer Success strategy and operations experience. She has led and transformed diverse and distributed teams in technology organizations. In addition, she has led M&A integration and transformation initiatives providing company growth strategies and operational efficiencies. Living in Chicago, in her spare time, Lisa enjoys traveling, golfing, cycling, great restaurants and many arts and entertainment events.