Congrats to Hanzo on their announcement of executive promotions within the company! A portion of the press release announcement is below, the entire press release is here.
Hanzo Announces Executive Promotions
Hanzo, a technology pioneer in preserving, collecting, reviewing, and exporting dynamic, complex collaboration and web-based data, announces today two C-level executive appointments and several other key personnel changes. Paul Suh was named President and Robert Hirst will advance to Chief Technology Officer (CTO). In addition, the company announced that Dave Ruel will be Head of Product, Evan Gumz was promoted to Director of Account Management, Mariana Rosario is the new Director of Sales, and Sarena Regazzoni has been promoted to Senior Director of Communications.
“Paul and Rob have shown transformative leadership in helping Hanzo scale its delivery of innovative solutions to address the growing need for complex data management for enterprise legal, investigatory and compliance functions,” said Julien Masanès, CEO of Hanzo. “They have earned the respect and trust of the entire organization and will continue to position Hanzo as the leading technology partner that helps enterprises organize their complex collaboration data.”
Mr. Suh, based in the US, was the former CFO of Hanzo. As President, Paul will oversee all company operations. Suh is a seasoned finance and operations executive with expertise in SaaS platforms, fintech, digital media, gaming, and payments. His well-rounded experience includes leading finance departments, operations, product, marketing, HR, legal and corporate development for rapidly growing startups. His appointment will enable Hanzo’s CEO to focus on strategic partnerships and investment to accelerate the pace of growth.
Mr. Hirst, based in the UK, is a technology and software development veteran with multiple senior leadership roles in developing market-leading solutions for B2B, B2C, retail, fintech, insurance, SME, and corporate sectors. As CTO, his primary responsibilities will include overseeing Hanzo’s product roadmap of innovative technology solutions to organize and gain understanding from complex collaboration and SaaS tech stacks. He’ll also oversee the engineering, security, and service, delivery teams.
As the company has doubled, Hanzo also is pleased to be living up to its value of developing talent from within. Executive management is delighted to welcome the next generation of company leaders to serve on the senior leadership team with the following promotions.
- Dave Ruel, formerly Senior Product Manager advances to Head of Product who will oversee the product strategy and work hand in hand with the product development team on innovative new enterprise solutions.
- Evan Gumz, formerly, a Senior Account Manager takes on the role of Director of Account Management, to address the increasing needs of a rapidly growing customer base.
- Mariana Rosario, formerly, Enterprise Account Executive, will assume the Director of Sales to lead Hanzo’s growing go-to-market initiatives.
- Sarena Regazzoni, formerly Director of Communications, becomes Senior Director of Communications to lead corporate strategy and execution for internal and external messaging, communications, and brand.
Having worked with several of the Hanzo team members listed above, I congratulate them and congratulate Hanzo for recognizing the team with these executive promotions!
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