Our leadership team
Our world-class leadership team has decades of experience with emerging and established technology, SaaS, and life science organizations. These trusted executives are adept at guiding companies through rapid expansion and now apply those winning strategies to power ArisGlobal’s next phase of growth. Meet our global experts below and learn more about career opportunities with our team.
Chief Executive Officer, ArisGlobal
Chairman of the Board
With more than 18 years of experience, Mike Gordon has held several senior-level global leadership roles of increasing scope and responsibility, mainly within technology-focused organizations. Mr. Gordon’s most recent corporate leadership role was with Callcredit Information Group as Chief Executive Officer, where he oversaw a successful transformation of the business and an eventual sale to Transunion. Mr. Gordon also currently serves on the board of directors of three technology companies, Fintech, Hometrack and Constructonline.
Prior to Callcredit Information, Mr. Gordon served as FICO’s Executive Vice President of Sales, Services, and Marketing, after serving in various roles of increasing responsibility across the company’s banking, insurance, retail, health care and pharmaceutical markets. Before joining FICO in 2005, Mr. Gordon spent more than 13 years in the financial services industry. As a vice president at Capgemini (formerly Ernst & Young Consulting LLP) his competency was in providing strategic and operational solutions to banking and insurance providers, leading the Insurance Center of Excellence and Solutions.
Mr. Gordon received a BS in Industrial Engineering / Operations Research from Northwestern University and an MBA in Finance and Business Economics from The University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.
Chief Operating Officer
Based out of New York City, Russ is focused on our Professional Services organization along with multiple operational areas of the company in his newly created role of Chief Operating Officer.
Prior to joining ArisGlobal, Russ served as the Chief Operating Officer for the Altus Group’s Global Property Tax business. A former Big 4 consulting partner, executive and technology sales leader, Russ has held P&L responsibility for large divisions, implemented compliance and productivity measures, turned around challenged businesses and projects. He has held senior leadership roles with Altus, FICO, Swiss Re, and Ernst & Young in a career spanning close to 3 decades.
Chief Product Officer
Pat Jenakanandhini serves as ArisGlobal’s Chief Product Officer, where he oversees all product strategy and management functions. Prior to ArisGlobal, Pat served as Senior Vice President of Products at Accruent and Chief Technology Officer at BlueCielo, acquiring several years of experience building and delivering SaaS products including serving. During his tenure at Accruent, the company completed 5 acquisitions, built a strong product strategy driving growth that eventually led to Accruent being acquired by Fortive, a large publicly listed company. At BlueCielo, Pat was responsible for driving the transformation of the product, the business and the culture of product & engineering teams to focusing on SaaS. Pat is passionate about building great software that delights users, solves real business problems and provides a superior user experience. Pat lives just outside Boston, MA with his wife, 2 kids and dog. Pat loves building things, home automation, playing video games, and traveling the world. He has an MBA in Finance and dual degrees in Computer Science and Process & Piping Design.
Chief Human Resources Officer
Chief Revenue Officer
Steve Nuckols serves as ArisGlobal’s Chief Revenue Officer, where he is responsible for leading all aspects of the commercial organization. Prior to ArisGlobal, he served as EVP & CCO of ERT, a leading data & technology company supporting Life Sciences & CRO’s in clinical drug development, also backed by Nordic Capital. Steve was part of the original ERT leadership team during its transformation and rapid growth phase that led to two successful exits. Prior to ERT, Steve was VP & GM of GE Healthcare IT, a leading provider of EMR, PM, RCM and Imaging solutions to Hospitals, Health Systems & Physician groups. Steve has also held senior executive roles at Sage Healthcare, IBM Corporation, Computer Associates, Cognos Corporation, & Oracle. Steve resides in Charlotte, NC with his wife and 4 children. When not attending lacrosse tournaments for his children, you can find Steve on the golf course or on the water fishing.
Chief Financial Officer
Rick Simpson is the Chief Financial Officer of ArisGlobal. Prior to joining the company, Rick served as Chief Financial Officer of several private equity-backed Software-as-a-Service and technology companies with global operations. Rick is a results-driven leader, building high-performing and engaged teams, with a strong track record of building and growing companies and improving operations. He holds a B.A. from Brigham Young University and a PH.D. in economics and finance from Vanderbilt University. Rick and his wife Sandy have five children and three grandchildren, and enjoy spending time with family and traveling.
Vice President, Corporate Development
Chief Technology Officer
Rob Scott, MD
Chairman, ArisGlobal Advisory Board
Dr. Scott has been appointed the Chairman of the Advisory Board, in addition to serving as a member of ArisGlobal’s Board of Directors. Dr. Scott joins the board with over 30 years of experience in the life sciences industry, most recently serving as the Chief Medical Officer and Head of Development at AbbVie, where he led a team of more than 4,000 individuals across 52 countries.
Georgia Papathomas, PhD
Advisory Board Member
Dr. Papathomas has over 40 years of experience in health, life sciences and technology, and is now an active investor, advisor, and board member. Dr. Papathomas recently retired from Johnson & Johnson as Senior Vice President and Global Head of Data Sciences, and previously held senior leadership positions at Boehringer Ingelheim, Pfizer and Lucent Technologies.
Juergen Schmider, MD, PhD
Advisory Board Member
Dr. Schmider is the President of Drug and Device Vigilance Consulting. He brings more than 20 years of life sciences industry experience to the Advisory Board, recently serving as Vice President of Safety Evaluation and Reporting at Pfizer after holding senior leadership roles at Hospira, Sanofi, Cephalon and Johnson & Johnson.
Paul Chew, MD
Advisory Board Member
Dr. Chew is currently the President of 1Rx Digipharm Advisory, with a decorated career spanning emerging and established life sciences organizations. Dr. Chew most recently held the position of Chief Medical Officer of Omada Health after serving as the SVP, Global Chief Medical Officer and Head of US R&D for Sanofi Pharmaceuticals.
Advisory Board Member
Mr. Riegel currently leads LMC Advisory and is the Executive Chairman of Actigraph, a leader in wearable solutions for clinical trials. He also serves as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Phlexglobal, a provider of clinical technology. Previously, as CEO of LIQUENT, Mr. Riegel was instrumental in transforming the company into a leader in regulatory technology and orchestrated its successful sale to PAREXEL, a global clinical research organization.
Advisory Board Member
Ms. Cassese is CEO of Mardon Management Advisors, a healthcare technology and analytics advisory firm. She has over 30 years of experience as an operating executive and strategist in the Life Sciences industry. Previously, Ms. Cassese served as CIO of Pfizer’s Worldwide Pharmaceuticals Group and was instrumental in the creation and leadership of Pfizer’s Global Innovation organization.
Partner at Nordic Capital
Daniel Berglund is a member of ArisGlobal’s Board of Directors and a Partner at Nordic Capital, having joined the firm in January 2010. Daniel has served on the boards of nine Nordic Capital portfolio companies. Daniel focuses on investment situations within Technology and Payments as well has Healthcare IT. Before joining Nordic Capital, Daniel worked at Bain & CO from 2007 to 2009, most recently as a Senior Associate. Daniel holds an MSc in Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics and Business Administration from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.
CEO, Abbhi Capital
Sankesh Abbhi is the CEO of Abbhi Capital and a member of the Board of Directors. In this role, he is focused on expanding ArisGlobal’s business by building a strong and unique platform strategy and launching important new products for the benefit of customers, patients, employees and shareholders. Sankesh has overseen back-to-back years of record growth for ArisGlobal and spearheaded the company’s relationship with Nordic Capital, delivering a long-term growth partner and opening a new chapter in ArisGlobal’s 30 year history. Sankesh began his career as the founder of Synowledge, a knowledge process outsourcing company that grew to more than 1,000 global employees and was acquired by BioClinica. In that role, he gained a unique perspective on ArisGlobal as a customer, including invaluable functional experience in drug safety, regulatory affairs, medical affairs and clinical development. Sankesh is a seasoned businessman, graduating with a BA in Economics from Columbia University.
Director, Nordic Capital
Tom Thambert is a member of ArisGlobal’s Board of Directors and an Investment Director at Nordic Capital, having joined the firm in March 2014. Tom focuses on investments in healthcare technology and serves on the boards of the pharma technology companies ERT and Cytel. From 2010 to 2014 he worked in the Investment Banking Division at Rothschild in London. Tom holds a BSc in Economics and Business Administration from the Stockholm School of Economics.
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