Joe Sander is a three-time CEO with deep operational experience in creating organic growth, profit, and successful exits for investor-backed and growth-focused SaaS technology companies. Passionate about business strategy, profitability, and data-driven approaches, Joe has concentrated his expertise in leading businesses across all aspects of the business ecosystem to positively impact customers, employees, board members, and investors. He is known for attracting and retaining high-potential executive talent to achieve stellar results while also creating a healthy, diverse culture that champions great teams.
Joe has special expertise in Global Operations and Strategy, Business Transformation and Value-Creation Growth, and Organizational Leadership. His education includes a B.S. in Business Administration and Marketing (Appalachian State University, Young Executive Institute (UNC), Executive Program for CEOs (MindShare), and Global Partnerships (Kellogg School of Business).
Career HighlightsJoe began his career in software technology sales for a multinational company where he quickly rose through the ranks into leadership roles that charged him with running a $80M business unit across North and South America. Subsequently, he was recruited by the CEO of a $7M start-up, INSOFT (which later merged with Netscape Communications), where he led the development of innovative sales and marketing models that poised INSOFT for growth and resulted in a significant valuation increase, from $21M to $180M. He opened the European and Asian Pacific markets and directed merger integration initiatives with Netscape.
Joe continued his executive career at TrueSecure (CyberTrust), a $50M start-up provider of security solutions for Internet-connected organizations, which later became acquired by Verizon. At TrueSecure, Joe raised over $40M in four rounds of financing to fund the company’s development efforts, increased sales from $1M to $47M, and established subsidiaries in Japan, Brussels, and Hong Kong.
Subsequently, Joe joined Consul Risk Management, a SoftBank backed company based in the Netherlands, as its COO and quickly advanced to serving as CEO and a Board Member. In his capacity as CEO, Joe increased Consul’s business value through growth of its novel technology, leading the company to achieve market leadership and ultimately positioning it for sale to IBM which resulted in a 500% increase in shareholder value. Thereafter, Joe joined Harmony Information Systems, Inc. (now WellSky), an underperforming venture-backed company, as its CEO and Board Member, earning it the Deloitte Fast 500 Technology Award, and establishing a positive exit to a Thoma Bravo-backed company for 5X its hold value.
Most recently, Joe served as CEO and Board Member for Arxan Technologies (now Digital.AI), a TA Associates private equity-backed cybersecurity company that he helped pivot into a world-class enterprise sales and marketing organization and successful “rule of 40” business model. Joe led the organization through a period of meaningful growth, profitably generating tens of millions of annual recurring revenue with hundreds of enterprise customers worldwide, and ultimately to a successful sale to TPG Capital in July 2020.
Career MilestonesCEO & Board Member – Arxan Technologies (Digital.AI), San Francisco, CA (2015 – 2020)
CEO & Board Member – Harmony Information Systems, Inc. (WellSky), Reston, VA (2008 – 2014)
CEO & Board Member / COO – Consul Risk Management, Intl, BV (IBM), DC & Netherlands (2002 – 2007)
EVP, Worldwide Operations – TrueSecure (CyberTrust), Herndon, VA (1996 – 2002)
Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales & Marketing – INSOFT (Netscape Communications), Mechanicsburg, PA (1994 – 1996)
Director, Channel Sales and Inside Sales Operations – Computervision (PTC), NC/IL/MA (1982 – 1994)
Vice President of Sales and Business Development
For over 25 years, Dieter has been helping enterprises discover technology solutions to solve business problems. As Vice President of Sales and Business Development at Radiant Logic, he works with customers to leverage their existing identity investments to support upcoming business initiatives. Dieter joined Radiant in 2001 from Orbit Commerce (acquired by Digital River), where he developed a comprehensive sales and channel program that included direct sales, resellers, and partners. Prior to Orbit, Dieter was Vice President of International Sales at PLATINUM technology. Before being acquired in 1999 by Computer Associates for $3.5B (the largest software acquisition in history to that point), PLATINUM was a $1B systems software and services company with over 30% of their revenue attributable to the international markets.
Dieter was also a technical instructor for IBM and a partner at Greenbrier & Russel Consulting. Dieter holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Business from Northern Illinois University.
Michel is a world-renowned developer, researcher, and entrepreneur. Prior to founding Radiant Logic, Prompt served as Senior Vice President of Client/Server Technology at Knowledgeware, now known as Sterling Software. In 1986, Prompt founded Matesys SA in France, a company dedicated to providing services and database support. Matesys introduced the first “file-manager,” duplicating the “Apple Macintosh finder” under Windows 2.1 and sold 500,000 copies to IBM for academic bundles. Prompt founded Matesys Corp., in the U.S., in 1991, becoming one of the pioneer companies in client/server technology. Matesys introduced one of the first visual programming tools under Windows 3.0 for the client/server market (Object View). Prompt successfully sold the company to Knowledgeware in 1993.
Prior to Matesys, Prompt was a core developer in the database group of the GCOS 7.0 Operating System for Bull Systems. He also served as a consultant to Cap Sogeti Gemini, one of the largest IT service companies in Europe. Prompt received his diploma from Institut Politiques de Paris (Political Sciences Institute of Paris). He holds a Masters degree in applied mathematics from Paris Dauphine University and received a diploma of advanced studies in computer science from Paris Dauphine University.
Dr. Claude Y. Samuelson
Founder Claude Samuelson brings over 20 years of expertise in the fields of directory services, databases, and development tools. He was previously Vice President of Research and Development at Matesys Corporation, where he produced one of the first client/server Rapid Application Development tools, which utilized SQL access. Earlier, he spent 10 years as Senior Developer at Bull SA working on indexed file management and transaction products. Dr. Samuelson earned his Masters degree in Computer Science from the University Pierre et Marie Curie, and his Doctorate degree from the University of Lille.