LEADERSHIP

The Simplify VMS team is made up of seasoned talent industry practitioners and experienced technologists who share a passion for innovation, curiosity and people.

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PATRICK CHARTRAND

VP, Partnerships & Strategy

Patrick is a passionate advocate of the potential of technology to engineer productivity rewards in talent acquisition and management disciplines. He began to follow his passion for user-centered technology when he joined Hewlett Packard Enterprise in 2014, and has since worked in product management and leadership roles.  Today, he leads partner relations at Simplify.

Leslee S. Kress

Director of Implementation

Leslee ensures the successful deployment of Simplify’s innovative technology solutions worldwide, leading a team dedicated to well-executed, agile delivery, intent on “getting it right” from the start.  Leslee is a subject matter expert with 20+ years’ experience in the industry.  Her thought-leadership contributions span multiple publications and speaking engagements on topics of global project deployment and change management consultation. Leslee holds a BA in Organizational Communications from the University of Central Florida, and has been a PMI-certified Project Manager Professional (PMP) since 2012

SURESH GUPTA

Chief Solution Architect

Suresh is Chief Solution Architect of the Simplify VMS Vendor Management System platform, with responsibility for translating customer talent acquisition and management needs into technology solutions. He has 15+ years of experience in bringing technical design and solution for today’s customer needs and explore future opportunities. He has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and is recognized in our industry as a thought-leader in private cloud computing and designing high availability distributed platform.

Matthew Wagner

SVP and General Manager – EMEA

Matt is responsible for the business across EMEA and has been a leader in the external labor space for over 20 years. Previously, he led the EMEA Professional Services team at Fieldglass for over 9 years.  During this time, Matt led a 200x increase in revenue; growth that helped spur the acquisition of Fieldglass, by SAP.  Outside of work, Matt enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, taking hikes in the British countryside, playing the guitar, sailing, studying history, world cultures, and geography – and yet, with all this, has still found time to travel to 58 countries on 6 continents.

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Karina Kirstein

Director of Operations

Karina has a strong focus on delivering above and beyond customer experiences achieved by providing analysis, innovation, training and collaboration throughout the client journey. A diverse portfolio of engagements, and over 15 years industry experience, has broadened Karina’s experience and her ability to innovate. Today, she supports our customers with their external program goals and initiatives. Aspects of her contribution include design and fulfilment of solution training, ensuring strong support in key program functions and identifying current and future needs to optimize programs.

SAMEER SRIVASTAVA

SVP – APAC

A Workforce Management expert with over 18 years’ experience in Planning, Implementation, Overseeing Change and Management of Global Workforce Programs. Sameer advises companies in APAC on the selection, design and implementation of Vendor Management Solutions. Sameer holds a bachelor’s in computer science from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln (USA) and an MBA from Cranfield University (UK). 

NIRAJ SWAMI

SVP, Strategic Initiatives

Niraj has spent the last decade innovating in the Vendor Management space, building award-winning learning solutions and AI strategies for hiring decision tools. He has advised companies on building talent pool intelligence tools, and knowledge work apps. His passion has earned him a 2012 Learning 30-under-Thirty recognition, participation at the UN Global AI for Good summit, advising government initiatives and founding a public benefit AI venture firm.

MOUHANAD ABBAS

SVP, Operations & Technology

Mouhanad is the SVP of Operations and has over 20-years’ experience in delivering best-in-class contingent workforce solutions. He has been a key member of Simplify team right from the beginning and continues to drive the evolution of the solution. Mouhanad is fluent in enterprise technology implementation, operations, and change management and has led some of the largest contingent workforce programs in the industry with up to $1 Billion in spend across verticals.

ROHIT PHILIP

Senior Product Manager

Rohit is a vastly experienced enterprise software technologist with a deep appreciation of software architectures, and how they can be applied to achieve business outcomes.  He is one of the most widely-read individuals you will happen to meet and underpins his knowledge with a passion for interface design and achieving results for internal and external customers. 

We’re Hiring!

 

Interested in joining our team? We’re growing fast and we’re always on the look-out for great talent.

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