Leadership Team

Leadership

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Mike Vertal

President and CEO

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Mike Vertal

President and CEO

Mike Vertal brings over 20 years of operational, technical and executive leadership experience to Crafter Software. Over the course of his career, Mike has served in executive positions at leading software and services companies. As Vice President of Engineering at Wireless Matrix, a leading mobile applications services provider, Mike directed a total conversion to open source software that simultaneously reduced operating costs by millions of dollars and dramatically improved service reliability. Mike also currently serves as CEO of Rivet Logic, the leading consulting and systems integration firm that founded the open source Crafter CMS project. Mike holds BSEE and MSEE degrees from Case Western Reserve University, and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Sumer Jabri

CTO

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Sumer Jabri

CTO

Sumer Jabri has over 15 years of successful experience building state-of-the-art enterprise software solutions. At Crafter Software, Sumer oversees the architecture and award-winning vision that is Crafter CMS and Crafter Cloud. Sumer has assisted in the deployment of Crafter CMS to several organizations including: Mastercard, Harvard Business Publishing, Kaplan, and Marriott International. Sumer holds a BS in Computer Science from American University and an MS in Computer Science from George Mason University.

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Russ Danner

Vice President, Products

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Russ Danner

Vice President, Products

Russ Danner is VP Products at Crafter Software and is responsible for product management, product developement and support, and client and partner success. Russ brings over 14 years of software architecture, design, and implementation experience. Prior to Crafter Software, Russ was Web Experience Management Practice Director at Rivet Logic and project lead for the open source Crafter CMS project. Russ has also been active in the Alfresco community since 2005 as a community leader, contributor, trainer, speaker and user group organizer.

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Amanda Tevis

Marketing

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Amanda Tevis

Marketing

Amanda Tevis brings more than five years of successful marketing experience to Crafter Software. In addition, she held positions in sales, customer service, and design previously in her career. Amanda also successfully established an independent photography business and small online jewelry business. Her wide range of experience brings new ideas and fresh perspectives to the company. Amanda holds a BFA in Photography and Fine Arts from Frostburg State University, where she was awarded a prestigious scholarship for her design skills.

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Alex Kraus

Enterprise Client Director

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Alex Kraus

Enterprise Client Director

Alex Kraus is a Enterprise Client Director at Crafter Software and is responsible for growing major enterprise account relationships by working with clients to analyze gaps in their content management strategies, and then developing and supervising solutions to close those gaps. With seven years of account management experience in a technical environment, he serves as a trusted advisor by consulting with key decision makers, at the C and VP levels, to understand their critical business issues and strategic objectives.

Engineering Leads

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Alfonso Vasquez

Chief Architect

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Alfonso Vasquez

Chief Architect

Alfonso has more than eight years of experience specializing in Java development, design and engineering. He finished his bachelor's degree in 2008 at the Universidad de Costa Rica and his master's degree at the same university in 2015. He has been part of the Crafter team since its inception, and he's currently the lead architect of Crafter CMS.

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Carlos Ortiz

Engagement Platforms Lead

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Carlos Ortiz

Engagement Platforms Lead

Carlos has more than 7 years of experience specializing in Java, but is also an expert in Ruby,C/C++ and Objective-C, with a deep understating about HTML,CSS and javascript, He's always looking for new technologies to learn and master (also a bit of a CLI evangelist). He's been working with Crafter Software since it's creation.

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Dejan Brkic

Content Management Platforms Lead

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Dejan Brkic

Content Management Platforms Lead

Dejan has more than 10 years of working experience as a software developer and engineer. Dejan also holds a BS in Computer Science from Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Serbia (2002).

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Roy Art

User Experience Lead

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Roy Art

User Experience Lead

Roy is the UX Engineer for Crafter Software and brings over 5 years of experience in application development, interface engineering and UX engineering. Roy holds a BS in Software Engineering from Cenfotec University as well as a Master of Science in Human-Centered Interactive Technologies from the University of York.

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