Joe Sander, Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
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)
Dieter Schuller, Chief Revenue Officer (CRO)
For over 25 years, Dieter has been helping enterprises discover technology solutions to solve business problems. As Chief Revenue Officer 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.
Deborah McGinn, Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)
Deborah McGinn is a growth-focused leader who brings over 20 years of enterprise, SMB and consumer marketing experience and has an excellent track record in the cybersecurity industry. Recognized for her ability to unify teams, streamline processes, and leverage cutting edge marketing techniques that drive results, McGinn will modernize Radiant Logic’s marketing and sales enablement efforts. McGinn’s range of global marketing experience across cloud security, consumer packaged goods, and sports marketing positions her to lead Radiant Logic to unlock new market opportunities.
Deborah has her MBA in Marketing and Entrepreneurship from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Berkeley.
Board of Directors
Ashutosh Agrawal, Managing Director TA Associates
Ashu focuses on investments in software and technology-enabled services companies, and is a member of TA’s Core Investment and Portfolio Committees. He serves on the Board of Directors of Edifecs, Idera, LeadVenture, Planview, Power Line Systems and Radiant Logic, and is actively involved in TA’s investment in Aptean, Flexera and LegalZoom. Ashu formerly served on the Boards of Aptean, Bomgar, Flexera, Maintenance Connection, Mitratech, Prometheus Group and Viewpoint. Prior to joining TA in 2011, he was a Principal at Francisco Partners, where he served on the Board of Directors of a number of private technology companies, including EF Johnson Technologies, Grass Valley, Mincom, Primavera Systems and WatchGuard Technologies, among others. Previously, Ashu worked in the Investment Banking Division, Leveraged Finance Group, at Goldman, Sachs & Co. He received a BS degree, summa cum laude, in Computer Science and an MEng in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from Cornell University, and an MBA degree as a Baker Scholar with High Distinction from the Harvard Business School.
Praerit Garg, CTO Smartsheet
Praerit is Smartsheet’s chief technology officer and executive vice president of engineering. He brings more than 23 years’ experience building large-scale distributed systems and internet services, and is co-inventor on more than 25 patents. Most recently, Praerit was general manager for identity, access, and directory services at AWS. Prior to that, he co-founded Symform, a distributed internet storage startup which was acquired by Quantum. He also served for 12 years at Microsoft, was part of the original team that built Active Directory, and led the design and implementation of many of the user identity, access, and encryption features in Windows. He built and led a 300+ person organization that delivered distributed systems management capabilities across Windows, System Center, and Visual Studio products. Praerit is passionate about building an engineering culture of innovation that scales, finding simpler solutions to hard problems, and delivering great customer experiences. He holds a master’s degree in Computer Science from Purdue University.
Nicholas Leppla, Senior Vice President TA Associates
Nicholas focuses on investments in technology companies in North America. He serves on the Board of Directors of Arcserve (formerly StorageCraft), LeadVenture and Radiant Logic, Inc.; is a Board Observer of Confluence, HelpSystems and Planview; and was actively involved in TA’s investments in Accruent, Maintenance Connection and Prometheus Group. Prior to joining TA in 2013, Nicholas was an Analyst in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications Group at J.P. Morgan, and was the Chief of Staff of AVG Technologies, a former TA portfolio company. He received a BA degree in Economics and Engineering Sciences (Environmental) from Yale University and an MBA degree from Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Matt Medeiros, Technology CEO
Matt was most recently the Chairman and CEO of StorageCraft, a leader in data recovery solutions, where he led the merger effort between StorageCraft and ArcServe. Prior to that, Matt served as the President and CEO of SonicWALL® (NASDAQ, SNWL), a leading provider of intelligent network security and data protection solutions. In 2010, Matt took SonicWALL private in a highly successful leveraged buyout with Thoma Bravo as well as SonicWALL’s subsequent sale to Dell, where he served as the Vice President and General Manager, Security Products. Matt was also President and CEO of Philips Components where he led the merger of Philips Displays and LG Electronics. Early in his career, he was a technology leader at Apple and at NeXT. Matt has served on both public and private boards. He was the chairman of the board of LG.Philips LCD and Hosiden Displays of Japan. Matt was also an independent board member of BRE (NYSE, BRE) for seven years where he served as the compensation committee chair, audit committee member and on the executive committee for the sale of BRE to Essex Property 2014. Matt was also on the boards of SonicWALL and StorageCraft. He is currently on the board of TrimTech, and is a Trustee at Bellarmine College Preparatory School in San Jose California.