Jean-Luc RobertCHAIRMAN AND CEORead Bio
Jean-Luc Robert has been chairman and CEO of Kyriba since 2003. During his tenure at Kyriba, he has established the company as the leading global provider of SaaS-based treasury management solutions, expanding aggressively into emerging markets and driving worldwide revenue growth.
Previously, Jean-Luc was a successful serial entrepreneur. He was the founding chairman and CEO of European Engineering Software, a leading provider of financial software that was acquired by SunGard Data. He was also the founding chairman and CEO of Eurosept Associés, a successful consulting firm acquired by EDS.
Jean-Luc is a graduate of the École Supérieure de Commerce de Paris and holds a LLM from the Université de Paris II – Assas.
Joe MarcinCHIEF REVENUE OFFICERRead Bio
Joe Marcin serves as Chief Revenue Officer at Kyriba, responsible for global sales and revenue management including customer acquisition, account management, customer retention, partnerships and alliances, and sales operations and enablement. Joe is an accomplished sales leader with more than 20 years of proven success in building high performing, enterprise software sales teams while consistently exceeding revenue growth targets and expanding into new markets around the world.
Prior to joining Kyriba, Joe held several strategic sales and sales leadership roles with market-leading companies including Vendavo, ClickSoftware (acquired by Salesforce), Oracle, Deltek, and Axeda (acquired by PTC).
Joe holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering with a concentration in Software Design, Artificial Intelligence, and Cryptography from Clarkson University. Today he serves as an advisor to the Clarkson University Honors Program and to several early stage enterprise software companies.
Antoine MingalonCHIEF PEOPLE OFFICERRead Bio
Antoine Mingalon is Chief People Officer at Kyriba and leads the company’s global people team. As the head of human resources, Antoine provides leadership in developing global HR operations and strengthening company culture. He has more than 25 years of experience in human resources, including global talent strategy, leadership and employee development, organizational change and culture management, and employee compensation and benefits strategy. Prior to joining Kyriba, he served as Chief Human Resources Officer at Eutelsat, where he revamped the company’s HR function worldwide and was Chief Human Resources Officer at Criteo, a fast growth global software company where Antoine successfully led the human resources for IPO readiness on NASDAQ.
Antoine holds a master’s degree in Human Resources management from L’Ecole des Ressources Humaines du Groupe IGS and a master’s in psychology from Institut catholique de Paris.
Ernesto ChavezCHIEF LEGAL OFFICERRead Bio
Ernesto Chavez is the Chief Legal Officer at Kyriba, responsible for global legal matters and compliance.
Ernesto brings more than 11 years of experience as an attorney, which includes complex commercial transactions, corporate finance, and leading internal corporate legal departments. Ernesto is a proven leader with a history of building legal departments that function hand-in-hand with business operations while maintaining the highest legal standards. Prior to joining Kyriba, he was General Counsel for Gain Credit, Inc. and an associate with Latham & Watkins LLP.
Ernesto holds a BA from the University of California, Los Angeles and a JD from the University of Southern California.
Hamza BenamarCHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICERRead Bio
Hamza Benamar is Chief Financial Officer at Kyriba, responsible for Kyriba’s financial operations. Hamza brings with him more than 25 years of experience. He kicked off his career as field engineer at Kimberly Clark Corp. before embarking on a 20-year long journey driving financial performance, assessing risk and spearheading transactions including acquisitions and divestitures for industry-leading public and private companies. With more than 12 years of international experience in Europe, Asia and Latin America, Hamza has a track record for managing growth and sustaining margin-rich businesses in global markets.
Prior to Kyriba, Hamza held several leadership roles in finance, operations, consulting, and pre-sales with a long track record of success across multiple technology industries including healthcare at Amgen and Wolters Kluwer, financial services at SunGard, and software/hardware at SAP and EMC.
Hamza holds a master’s degree in business administration from Purdue and ESCP Paris, a master’s degree in financial accounting from University of Texas Austin, and engineering degrees from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Wolfgang KoesterCHIEF EVANGELISTRead Bio
Wolfgang Koester is the Chief Evangelist at Kyriba, and former CEO and co-founder of FiREapps. He has more than 30 years of extensive experience in currency markets and working with global Fortune 1,000 companies and government entities.
Prior to FiREapps, he served as President of GFTA Trendanalysen Inc., a quantitative currency management company. Koester has been named as one of the “100 Most Influential People in Finance” by Treasury & Risk magazine and is regularly included in Global Finance’s annual “Who’s Who in Foreign Exchange.” He is a regular commentator on CNN, CNBC, Fox Business and Bloomberg as well as a frequent speaker at industry and academic events. His work has appeared in The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Treasury & Risk and AFP Exchange among other industry publications. Koester earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Arizona State University and a Master’s degree in International Management from Thunderbird – The Garvin School of International Management. He is a board member of ACI International, The Financial Markets Association and is a former member of the editorial board of the AFP Risk Newsletter.
Boris LipiainenCHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICERRead Bio
Boris Lipiainen serves as Kyriba’s Chief Technology Officer, formerly holding the position of Chief of Staff. Boris leads strategic growth initiatives for Kyriba, the project management office, and will oversee information security for the company.
Boris was a member of the executive leadership team at Finastra as this company grew to become the third largest software provider for global financial services. Most recently at Finastra, he was General Manager for the Treasury and Capital Markets business. In this role, he was responsible for the second largest product set at Finastra, serving over 1,000 financial institutions worldwide. Boris was an associate principal at McKinsey Business Technology Office in London and a CIO/COO of a startup bank.
With more than 27 years of international professional experience in the UK, US, France, Germany, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific, Boris will join Kyriba’s UK office.
Boris received a M.S. in management and finance from MIT Sloan School of Management, and a M.S. in applied mathematics and computer science from the Academy of Federal Security Service of Russia.
Andrew SnyderCHIEF EXPERIENCE OFFICERRead Bio
Andrew Snyder is the Chief Experience Officer at Kyriba, responsible for leading the company’s Client Services teams, including Professional Services, Client Support and Client Success.
Snyder recently led strategic priorities and daily operations as Kyriba’s Chief of Staff and brings more than 15 years of experience driving transformational change for leading event management and advisory firms. Prior to Kyriba, he led Customer Experience programs and elevated Customer Care solutions at Cvent, a global leader in meetings and events technology. Prior to Cvent, Snyder had an executive facing role at Accenture’s strategy practice where he provided consulting for senior leaders in public health, transportation, agriculture, and national security across multiple functions including finance, HR, corporate strategy, and operations.
Snyder holds a BA from the University of Rochester and an MBA from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.
Anthee MerichovitisCHIEF OF STAFFRead Bio
Anthee Merichovitis is the Chief of Staff to the CEO at Kyriba, acting as the key liaison between the Office of the CEO and the activities of the Executive Team and our Board. With a deep understanding of our GTM efforts and the institutional and cultural requirements we face in the pursuit of our growth, she is responsible for executing strategic growth initiatives, scaling global business operations and leading various critical projects.
Anthee brings to Kyriba a solid 10+ year track record of accelerating time-to-revenue, combining a unique operational and sales management experience, out-performing the status quo by combining a strategic perspective with disciplined implementation. She is specialising in creating and executing break-away strategies and unlocking critical scale-up challenges across the world. She has significant change management experience driving corporate transformations that set the foundation for substantial revenue growth and sustainable market value. Prior to joining Kyriba, she was leading the Global Sales Strategy for Sitecore, a leader in Content Management Software.
Anthee holds an Executive MBA from Columbia Business School & London Business School, as well as a Bachelor in Financial Shipping.
Thierry TrucheCHIEF PRODUCT OFFICERRead Bio
Thierry Truche leads Kyriba’s product management and strategy. He is responsible for all core products and features within Kyriba’s cloud-based platform, ensuring maximum value for all clients.
Thierry is an accomplished leader of financial software development and product management and has been in the finance and technology space for more than 20 years. He was head of product management for enterprise risk software at Thompson Reuters for several years before joining Misys, where he was senior director and head of product management for the risk management division from 2012-2017.
Thierry holds an executive MBA from HEC (Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciale) and a BsC in applied mathematics from the University of Grenoble, France. He is also a graduate of ESCP Europe Paris.
Kevin BaileyCHIEF INFORMATION SECURITY OFFICERRead Bio
Kevin Bailey is the Chief Information Security Officer at Kyriba, responsible for leading the company’s Information Security organization, including Security Operations, Security Engineering, Security Assurance, and Security Communications and Training. In this role his focus is to enable successful business outcomes, profitability, and growth by maintaining a robust security program and culture that protects Kyriba and its customers.
Kevin most recently built and led the Security Operations team at Kyriba where he was responsible for preventing, detecting, and responding to cybersecurity attacks globally. He brings 12 + years of experience in building, leading, and growing cybersecurity programs across global organizations. Prior to Kyriba, his time was spent building and maturing Security Operations and Engineering teams at Sony Network Entertainment, Qualcomm, and Sempra Energy.
Kevin was named 2020 T.E.N. Information Security Executive of the Year, Financial Sector.
Rémy DuboisCHIEF GROWTH & VALUE OFFICERRead Bio
Rémy Dubois is Kyriba’s Chief Growth & Value Officer, bringing extensive management and leadership experience to his role.
Before Kyriba, Rémy spent four years leading SAP’s Large Enterprise business in France. He has a proven 20-plus year track record, having held various international sales and general management roles at leading enterprises and smaller high-growth companies, including webMethods and Opsware. At webMethods and Opsware, he successfully led the Large European Operations group as vice president of sales and partners for EMEA.
Rémy holds an MBA in Corporate Finance from UMass-Amherst and a post-Masters degree in Electronics from the Université d’Orsay in Paris.