Our executives frequently provide their perspectives on RPA, the market, and the future workforce in a variety of mediums including video, blogs, and articles.

Ankur Kothari Chief Revenue Officer and Co-founder read more Richard French Chief Operating Officer read more Mihir Shukla CEO and Co-founder read more Peter Meechan Chief Corporate Development Officer read more Nancy Hauge Chief Human Resources Officer read more Rushabh Parmani VP, Customer Success & Operations & Co-founder read more Abhijit Kakhandiki VP, Products read more Mark Fletcher EVP, Global Sales read more Kathleen Holmgren Chief Officer, Future Workforce read more Edmundo Costa VP Alliances and Enterprise Accounts read more Neeti Mehta VP, Brand Strategy and Initiatives, and Co-founder read more Gary Conway Chief Marketing Officer read more Anubhav Saxena EVP, Partnerships, Strategy & Operations read more

Management

Our executives frequently provide their perspectives on RPA, the market, and the future workforce in a variety of mediums including video, blogs, and articles.


Mihir Shukla

CEO and Co-founder

Mihir Shukla Automation Anywhere CEO Mihir Shukla Automation Anywhere CEO

A serial disrupter, Mihir founded Automation Anywhere more than 14 years ago. He has become a visionary in the Robotic Process Automation (RPA) category having pioneered the Digital Workforce, in which software bots instantly automate business processes with both cognitive capability and embedded analytics, driving unprecedented human productivity while dramatically reducing processing costs for the world’s largest enterprises. Under Mihir’s leadership, Automation Anywhere is now the global leader in this rapidly growing $3 billion category, generating more revenue, with more employees and a greater market share than its top three competitors combined. Prior to Automation Anywhere, Mihir held leadership roles in internet, e-commerce, and wireless companies at the forefront of innovation such as E2Open, Kiva, ISN, Netscape, Infoseek and Omnisky.

What you didn’t know...: Mihir doesn’t mind an uphill battle; he’s an avid marathoner and uphill biker.

 

Richard French

Chief Operating Officer

Richard French - COO Richard French - COO

An expert in enterprise-wide transformation and a prominent voice in the conversation on large-scale company growth (including on his eponymous blog), Richard is responsible for driving and overseeing operations for Automation Anywhere’s nationwide and international offices. The breadth of his corporate experience includes serving as CEO for three start-ups, Head of New Businesses for Nokia where he led four global teams in driving new business opportunities, and leadership roles in a number of tech companies including VA Linux, Bull, and Oracle. A sought-after speaker for industry events, Richard has shared his business perspectives in a variety of publications, and at events such as CES, Digital Hollywood, LinuxWorld, and OracleWorld.

What you didn’t know...: Life is a highway, and while Richard may not ride it all night long, this motorsports enthusiast can often be found at the racetrack coaching race car drivers and first time track enthusiasts.

 

Ankur Kothari

Chief Revenue Officer and Co-founder

Ankur Kothari - Chief Revenue Officer and Co-founder Ankur Kothari - Chief Revenue Officer and Co-founder

Ankur heads Automation Anywhere’s global revenue generation and customer operations strategies. As a co-founder, he has been a driving force from the company’s inception, playing critical leadership roles in determining and implementing the company’s vision and strategy, as well as in the engineering, product, services, and support divisions. With more than 15 years’ experience in the software industry, Ankur has developed a unique business perspective on globally extending the value of automation to new markets, introducing robot-human partnerships to key executives worldwide, and translating the business impact of automation to large enterprises, service providers, system integrators, advisors, shared services, and GICs.

What you didn’t know...: Ankur’s aspirations include participating in IronMan and opening a microbrewery. In that order.

 

Gary Conway

Chief Marketing Officer

Gary Conway Automation Anywhere CMO Gary Conway Automation Anywhere CMO

Gary Conway has years of marketing leadership experience, having been chief marketing officer at many technology companies both large and smaller, with deep marketing experience at PeopleSoft, Nextel, Sprint, JDA, Achievers, Jasper and others. His years of experience includes both B-to-B and B-to-C companies, both in the United States and abroad. Gary has undergraduate and graduate degrees from Syracuse University.

 

 

Kathleen Holmgren

Chief Officer, Future Workforce

Kathleen Holmgren - Chief Officer, Future Workforce Kathleen Holmgren - Chief Officer, Future Workforce

A seasoned executive with over 30 years of experience in high tech and management consulting, Kathleen works as an agent of change in institutions of higher learning to influence advances in curriculum and collaborate with faculty in preparing the future workforce to be RPA-enabled. Operating under the idea that if you want to change the future of work, you have to also change the future workforce, Kathleen has already been influential in the educational realm, having served on the advisory board at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and currently at Cal Poly’s College of Engineering. As she continues to work with schools of engineering, business, and computer science, Kathleen is able to draw on her extensive corporate leadership resume, including most recently serving as COO of Automation Anywhere, and previously as Sun Microsystem’s Senior VP/GM, where she rapidly grew Sun’s storage business to a 1.5 billion dollar business in 3 years.

What you didn’t know...: Kathleen dreams of owning a house in the Italian countryside...and we’re all looking forward to taking her up on the room and board we’re certain she would offer us.

 

Peter Meechan

Chief Corporate Development Officer

Peter Meechan - Chief Corporate Development Officer Peter Meechan - Chief Corporate Development Officer

Peter’s global operating experience spans being a public corporation senior executive, start-up CEO, venture capital and private equity advisor, and board member. Previously, he was COO of ABBYY, a 1,250+ person company pioneering intelligent content capture and cognitive computing. Passionately focused on exceptional innovation, Peter has made notable contributions in deploying Adobe Flash® on more than a billion mobile devices, to Academy Award® winning software applications, to digital home foundational inventions, and to four exits. Roles at multi-billion dollar corporations Macromedia/Adobe, SONY, Intellectual Ventures and Calera Capital include SVP, mobile and devices, multiple business unit VP/GM roles, and executive partner.

What you didn’t know...: Peter was one of four animators on an Emmy® Award-winning visual effects production and served on the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland Foundation board.

 

Nancy Hauge

Chief Human Resources Officer

Nancy Hauge - Chief Human Resources Officer Nancy Hauge - Chief Corporate Development Officer

Nancy oversees all of the “people” functions worldwide, including talent acquisition, communication, total rewards, learning and development, and employee engagement. She brings more than 30 years of experience in senior leadership and management consulting roles. Prior to joining Automation Anywhere, she was the chief people officer at HotChalk where she was responsible for all people functions, legal and facilities. Before that, Nancy served as the VP of global human resources and facilities at Silicon Image through its acquisition in 2015, and as SVP of human resources for K12 Inc. through their 2007 IPO. She also has executive experience at Ruckus Network, Noah’s New York Bagels, Gymboree Corporation and Sun Microsystems. Nancy is the founder of the international consulting firm 2nd & Nun Street Group, which focuses on rapidly growing start-ups or established companies undergoing great change. She has served on the Board of Regents for Holy Names College and the Board of Advisors to The Cameron School of Business at The University of North Carolina, Wilmington.

 

 

Mark Fletcher

EVP, Global Sales

Mark Fletcher - EVP Global Sales Mark Fletcher - EVP Global Sales

Based in our Boston office, Mark is the executive responsible for global sales, managing a team across four continents. With over 30 years of experience in the software market, and with the last 15+ years devoted to automation solutions, Mark has been instrumental in bringing the promise of Robotic Process Automation technology to the world’s largest banks, financial services, telco, technology, retail, and BPO organizations, with a particular emphasis on strategic transformation projects. Previously, Mark played key technical, sales, marketing, operations, and leadership roles in the USA and Europe, at companies such as ORSYP Software, UC4, AppWorx, and Macro 4 plc.

What you didn’t know...: Mark’s early working career actually began on a professional soccer (er, "football") field.

 

Anubhav Saxena

Executive VP - Partnerships, Strategy & Operations

Anubhav Saxena - Executive VP - Partnerships, Strategy & Operations Anubhav Saxena - Executive VP - Partnerships, Strategy & Operations

Anubhav Saxena leads the company’s partnership programs for advisories, technology and service providers including value added reseller alliances worldwide. He brings more than 20 years of experience to this role being responsible for strategy, enablement and operations. Anubhav has served as a global operating leader and on executive boards having deep experience in a wide range of technology products and services. Prior to joining Automation Anywhere, he was President at Information Services Group (ISG), Senior Vice President at HCL Technologies, and Regional Business Head at Wipro Limited. Anubhav has been a co-founder of businesses within organizations which have grown to billion dollar companies. He is often referenced in business publications from Harvard Business Press and Wiley publications.

 

 

Abhijit Kakhandiki

VP, Products

Abhijit Kakhandiki - VP, Products Abhijit Kakhandiki - VP, Products

A seasoned executive with a proven track record in new product development, go-to-market, and improved product P&L performance, Abhijit oversees Automation Anywhere’s product strategy, design and delivery. His rich experience includes leading Autodesk’s transformation to the cloud, directing the team for Oracle’s next generation Innovation Management Cloud initiative, and steering product management and strategy for Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) at Agile Software, where he delivered rapid product and customer experience improvement. Abhijit’s entrepreneurial endeavors consist of multiple M&As including a successful exit for his own startup, ATMA software, which is now part of Oracle.

What you didn’t know...: Besides forging successful product paths in the corporate world, Abhijit has also made tracks in nature—particularly upward. (He’s climbed Machu Picchu, Mt. Whitney, Mt. Shasta, Half Dome and Mt. Fuji, to name a few!)

 

Rushabh Parmani

VP, Customer Success and Operations and Co-founder

Rushabh Parmani - VP, Customer Success and Operations and Co-founder Rushabh Parmani - VP, Customer Success and Operations and Co-founder

Rushabh and his team manage the customer experience for all Automation Anywhere customers worldwide. His ability to convey the RPA vision has been instrumental in instilling a successful culture of automation in these organizations for the past 14 years. Passionate about technology, Rushabh co-founded the company and has held other leadership roles including product development, sales, customer support, and professional services.

What you didn’t know...: Rushabh wants customers to realize high returns...similar to the high return HE experienced bungee jumping from the world’s highest bungee bridge in Bloukrans, South Africa.

 

Edmundo Costa

VP Alliances and Enterprise Accounts

Edmundo Costa, VP Alliances and Enterprise Accounts Edmundo Costa, VP Alliances and Enterprise Accounts

With deep and broad experience as an entrepreneur and leader at a number of high tech enterprises, Edmundo leads Automation Anywhere's advisory relationships, guiding the delivery of RPA services into enterprises worldwide. Previously, Edmundo co-founded and led virtual security pioneer Catbird, successfully building its Enterprise business and securing institutional funding. He was the sales leader and member of the Executive Team at both Tarantella and SCO. Edmundo is a dual-degree graduate of Cornell University with a BS in Operations Research and Information Engineering and BA in Economics. He has an MBA from Harvard Business School.

What you didn’t know...: When Edmundo isn't deep diving into the value of RPA, he's diving into the briny sea as an avid SCUBA diver.

 

Neeti Mehta

VP, Brand Strategy and Initiatives, and Co-founder

Neeti Mehta - VP Brand Strategy and Initiatives, Co-founder Neeti Mehta - VP Brand Strategy and Initiatives, Co-founder

A co-founder of Automation Anywhere, Neeti now leads the brand marketing and website production teams. An avid strategist, she brings over 15 years of business management, marketing, and entrepreneurial experience from a wide variety of industries including technology, business consulting and advertising. Neeti thrives on holistically looking at the ever-changing nature of marketing programs and loves to “play customer.” She has lived in three countries and holds an MBA from Bond University, Australia.

What you didn’t know...: If Neeti was trapped on a desert island, she’d have to have music, chocolate, coffee, and books (the paper kind) to even consider survival.