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Executive Customer Advisory Board

Trusted visionaries building the future of TrustRadius

TrustRadius is pleased to announce our inaugural executive customer advisory board. 

Our mission is to understand the needs of the technology space and go-to-market teams to better serve our customers so they can in turn serve their customers. 

We hand-selected trusted visionaries based on their expertise. These strategic customers will give their feedback and guidance on our company’s direction including offerings, solutions and service levels in order to more thoughtfully scale product development, meet our customer needs, and innovate to meet buyer’s needs.

Ash Parikh

Chief Marketing Officer

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As part of the CEO’s executive leadership team at Trellix, Ash leads a global marketing organization with a focus on marketing strategy, digital, demand generation, brand awareness, and operational excellence. Ash is focused on scaling Trellix’s SaaS business model, to grow multi-year subscription revenue, renewal, and net new business. His strength is his credibility with customers, analysts, partners, and sales, due to a deep understanding of products, market, and GTM strategy, which he leverages to drive executive alignment across sales, products, and marketing.

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Leslie Paterson

Vice President, Customer Advocacy

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With over 20 years of focus on the advocacy space in the software industry, Leslie is an innovative Customer Advocacy and Customer Engagement executive with proven experience building impactful and effective Advocacy-focused teams and programs. Leslie leads the Customer Advocacy program at BMC Software where she and her team are focused on efficiency and effectiveness in the development and amplification of the customer voice, with a clear focus and articulation of the impact of those voices and endorsements to the business. 

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Keith Pearce

Chief Marketing Officer

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Keith Pearce is a creative high tech marketing leader with over twenty years of cloud and software sales and marketing experience. He has lived and worked across the globe to deliver innovative marketing and demand gen programs using a collaborative and transparent communication style that delivers results. From his experience, Keith brings a unique global perspective to how he manages both people, business challenges and corporate cultures. Keith’s career spans journalism, politics (senate staffer for Joe Biden), sales and marketing from start-ups to global, multi-national corporations. His passion for creativity, messaging, digital marketing, presenting, and building brands that make personal connections, weave together his personal and professional interests.

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Thomas Been

Chief Marketing Officer

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As a marketing executive with global experience, I build and manage marketing teams that establish brand awareness/market leadership and contribute to revenue. After technical and sales roles, I came to marketing that has taught me the importance of alignment across functions. Marketing is the most fulfilling domain because it requires combining art, science, and technology to succeed. It’s also the best domain to learn and leverage my two primary interests: the transformative power of technology, as well as customer experience and interactions. A US resident with a French passport, I have a global perspective that I’ve used in all my marketing roles. What drives me is impacting organizations, building effective marketing teams, and learning.

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Melissa Sargeant

Chief Marketing Officer

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Forward-thinking, strategic marketing leader, driving sales and profitability for startups and industry leaders both organically and through acquisitions. Recognized for identifying and reacting to market trends and aligning sales and marketing strategies with business objectives to generate significant growth. Leverage global experience with expertise in marketing diverse technologies with special emphasis on global B2B SaaS.

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Brett Rafuse

VP, Integrated Marketing

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Results-oriented business leader with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills. Strong background in marketing, operations, people management, project management, and process design. Innovator and process challenger. Recognized by peers and senior leaders as highly collaborative, and effective at influencing stakeholders at all levels.

I’m passionate about connected sales and marketing, developing people, wine, and barbecue. Results-oriented business leader with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills. Strong background in marketing, operations, people management, project management, and process design. Innovator and process challenger. Recognized by peers and senior leaders as highly collaborative, and effective at influencing stakeholders at all levels. I’m passionate about connected sales and marketing, developing people, wine, and barbecue.

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Vikram Ramesh

Global Head of Marketing, Google Security

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Vikram is passionate about enabling brands to communicate in the digital space with their customers through marketing, content strategy, and demand generation programs.

He enjoys building high-performing teams that share a common vision and hold each other accountable to achieve outstanding results. He also spends time advising & investing in startups and instructing students.Vikram is passionate about enabling brands to communicate in the digital space with their customers through marketing, content strategy, and demand generation programs.

He enjoys building high-performing teams that share a common vision and hold each other accountable to achieve outstanding results. He also spends time advising & investing in startups and instructing students.

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Saravana Sivanandham

Chief Marketing Officer

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Senior leader with primary focus on enabling enterprises to reach their customers in digital channels. Saravana comes with extensive experience leading large scale digital transformations across Digital marketing, customer experience management, commerce enablement, enterprise architecture, process governance and business development. Specializes in bridging the gap between business, technology and marketing teams.

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Kathie Johnson

Chief Marketing Officer

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Innovative and results-oriented international software marketing executive with over 20 years experience growing brands and driving revenue. Deep expertise in developing a marketing vision, strategy and transformation plan to build a business and demonstrate marketing ROI. Successfully develops and manages high-performing teams and talent. Key competencies include: strategic marketing, industry marketing, product marketing, branding and advertising, communications, content & thought leadership marketing, marketing programs and demand/lead generation, digital marketing, alliance / partner marketing, social and community marketing, event marketing, customer marketing – all with a focus on building the brand customers love and growing a sustainable business.

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Allison Breeding

Chief Marketing Officer

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Allison has more than 20 years of experience leading account-based marketing and demand generation, as well as partner marketing and sales development for organizations including Anaplan, Docker Inc., GE Digital, Red Hat and Corning. Most recently, as the VP of global marketing at Anaplan, Allison transformed and scaled a revenue marketing practice and team, contributing to strong year-over-year growth for the company.

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Julie Perino

Head of Global Customer Marketing

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As head of global customer marketing for Adobe Experience Cloud, Julie leads the customer advocacy and Experience League community teams. She and her team engage customers through a global portfolio of programs focused on building customer loyalty and community, amplifying customer success, and driving customer retention. Before joining Adobe through the Marketo acquisition, she was a Marketo customer and advocate for eight years. Julie also previously held senior marketing and sales positions with IBM, Dun & Bradstreet Software, and Cognos.

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