John Shackleton – President & Chief Executive Officer
John Shackleton serves as President and CEO of SilkRoad. John has been an innovative visionary in the software industry for more than 30 years. Prior to joining SilkRoad, he served as the President and CEO of Open Text Corporation, heading a $1.0 billion (USD) software company that became the world’s leading independent provider of enterprise content management (ECM) software. John’s extensive background in software and services management includes IT, consulting, product development, and sales management roles. He joined Open Text from PLATINUM technology, inc., where he was President of the PLATINUM Solutions division, providing consulting services to Global 2000 customers. Previously, he served as Vice President of Professional Services at Sybase®, Incorporated for the Central U.S. and South America. In addition, John served as Vice President of Worldwide Consulting at ViewStar® Corporation, a document management imaging company based in the Bay Area.
Merri Chandler – Chief Financial Officer
Merri Chandler oversees SilkRoad’s financial operations including treasury, finance, and accounting. Merri joined SilkRoad in 2011 as the Senior Vice President of Finance and was promoted to Chief Financial Officer in 2013. Prior to joining SilkRoad, she spent fifteen years in finance and accounting leadership roles at both private and publicly held global technology and professional services companies including Huron Consulting Group, Diamond Management & Technology Consultants and Trading Technologies. Merri began her career in public accounting working for KPMG, LLP and is a graduate of the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana with a Bachelors of Science degree in Accountancy. She is a Certified Public Accountant.
Tony Preston – Chief Human Resource Officer
Tony Preston is responsible for the overall strategic direction of human resource initiatives for SilkRoad. He is passionate about enabling companies to succeed through building outstanding organizational cultures, ensuring high employee engagement, developing and connecting people, and giving back through corporate social responsibility.
Tony has an extensive international HR experience having lived and worked in London, England with responsibilities for Europe, Middle-East and Africa, and Hong Kong, responsible for Asia-Pacific. He has held executive HR positions in fast-paced technology companies including Nortel Networks, Andrew Satellite Sub-Systems, and Open Text Corporation.
He received his B.S. Degree from Greenville College and attended the Ivey Business School in Hong Kong, SAR. A dedicated motivational leader of change, he combines a strategic vision with the ability to construct and implement complex yet feasible operational solutions.
Roland Berthelot – Chief Customer Advocate
Roland Berthelot oversees all customer engagements including professional services, adoption and technical support. With more than a decade in cloud computing, consulting and sales, Roland specializes in helping customers transform their business operations through cloud technologies to maximize the end-to-end talent management experience.
Prior to SilkRoad, Roland was Senior Director at Bluewolf Inc., a SaaS consultancy firm focused in agile business transformation leveraging world class cloud solutions. During his time with Bluewolf, he led the growth of its SaaS delivery practice, including Salesforce.com, Big Machines and Eloqua. Roland also held various leadership roles in sales operations at CCC Information Services, TravelCLICK and Kohler Co.
Roland received his B.A. from Michigan State University and his M.B.A. from Grand Valley State University.
Kamran Kheirolomoom – EVP Strategy, Products and Marketing
Kamran Kheirolomoom leads strategy, products, go-to-market, and business development at SilkRoad. With over 25 years of experience in the software and services industry, Kamran comes to SilkRoad with a proven track record of founding, transforming, and building successful companies. He has managed and led several early-stage start-ups and mid-stage enterprise software companies through various stages of growth and execution. He brings extensive experience in all aspects of high technology business, including strategy and market positioning; technology and product development; go-to-market and distribution strategy; financial planning and fund raising; IPO planning and execution; and merger and acquisitions. Throughout his career he has successfully raised both private and public capital to finance company’s operations from start-up to business growth and expansion.