Tamar is an entrepreneur who has mastered the balance of technology, team leadership, and customer-focused business throughout her career. Joining the two co-founders of AssurX in 2000, she helped grow the organization from a lean startup to hundreds of thousands of worldwide users in companies across various markets. Before driving the strategy and direction of the business as CEO, Tamar served as Vice President of Strategic Marketing. She is a graduate of St. Joseph’s University and studied her MBA at the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh.
As Executive Vice President and Co-Founder of AssurX, Sal has been instrumental in defining and setting the product platform’s course and growing the company into a global market leader. As EVP and an unequivocal product evangelist, Sal is responsible for product strategy, alliances, and business development. He has 20+ years of experience in software development, product management and has received his M.S. and B.S. degrees in engineering.
Vince is responsible for revenue preservation and growth at AssurX. He has a unique and successful background in both discrete manufacturing, as well as enterprise software centered around business applications with special expertise in quality management. Vince pushes the status quo and challenges existing prejudices and predetermined answers. Effective at communicating and leveraging how and where (and where not) to use technology, he has established a track record of building trust with enterprise companies by understanding their needs before offering solutions. While successful in working for large corporations, he likes the speed, flexibility of smaller growth organizations (like AssurX) that are unencumbered by bureaucracy and non-value-add processes. Vince holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing at Miami University in Oxford, OH.
Eric Cooper is responsible for strategic oversight and execution of product development, implementation solutions, customer enablement, and technology operations that meet the current and future needs of the AssurX organization. Eric oversees product roadmap execution, professional services, training services, validation services and IT operations in alignment with the AssurX company vision to design and deliver modernized world-class quality and compliance management solutions and services.
Eric has over 23 years’ experience in information technology with 15 years at AssurX where he was focused on platform development, implementation and training. He has held multiple management roles at AssurX and his extensive track record of technical and strategic leadership and hands-on expertise across multiple disciplines drives successful results for our customers.
Eric has a BA in Russian and East European Studies from the University of Michigan and a MS in Internet Technology from the University of Liverpool. He is also a former Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy.
Kathryn has 8 years’ experience at AssurX working in complex environments in the utilities sector, helping customers implement solutions for NERC and other quality and compliance requirements. Kathryn is responsible for the development and evolution of product offerings for NERC compliance and related systems that focus on reliability and resilience. In addition, Kathryn guides strategic vision and expansion opportunities into other regulated markets within the energy sector. She is responsible for developing and managing AssurX partnerships, and representing AssurX at industry events and conferences as a subject matter expert. Kathryn has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, an M.S. in Software Development & Management, and over 25 years’ experience in manufacturing systems integration and compliance.
Stephanie is responsible for driving product development through innovation and implementation of product roadmaps consistent with the AssurX company vision. She has over 15 years of experience in leading Quality Assurance functions in a variety of industries, including pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device, food & beverage, and manufacturing. This experience of working on the consumer side of QMS software allows Stephanie to bring her own insights and personal experiences to the table to ensure that AssurX software solutions continue to meet the needs of all of our customers. Stephanie graduated from Saint Louis University with a B.S. in Chemistry, holds a Green Belt certification in Six Sigma, and is an ASQ Certified Quality Auditor (CQA).
A technology visionary responsible for the design and performance of AssurX digital product and network engineering initiatives. With over 20 years of experience designing and implementing network technology solutions and architecture in multi-platform enterprise environments. As Director of Operations, Randy is responsible for the operation of the AssurX Private Cloud network and the AssurX corporate network. Randy collaborates with R&D, Professional Services, Product Management, and other key stakeholders to build an efficient, secure business environment for AssurX and a world-class cloud solution for AssurX customers
Dave joined AssurX in 2007, establishing and growing the professional services organization. Over his 36-year career, he has held leadership positions in product marketing, product engineering, business development, and solution delivery, covering a range of SCADA, CIM, MES, CMMS, and QMS systems deployed throughout Asia, Europe, and North America. Dave is an Engineering Cum Laude graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology, a member of the Pi Tau Sigma and SME societies, and an NYS intern professional engineer.
Colleen is an experienced business professional with over 25 years of leading strategic and product marketing efforts, sourcing pipeline, and revenue acceleration. Her role with AssurX is to support business and company growth through the development and execution of a comprehensive go-to-market strategy. With her previous experiences at various SaaS companies, she will promote AssurX’s vision and amplify company visibility to help educate and influence external audiences through brand awareness and engagement.
Is responsible for designing and developing the AssurX platform and related software solutions. He has over 20 years of software development expertise, including web technologies, hardware automation, and reporting systems. His background includes extensive experience in regulated industries such as banking and medical device. Mike joined AssurX in a professional services role, which has allowed him to cultivate a customer-focused development approach for the entire R&D team.
Paul is responsible for the management of AssurX’s quality systems. During his 25+ years of quality management experience, he’s held leadership roles in quality project management, validation, supplier management, continuous improvement initiatives, and regulatory compliance. With a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the Loyola University of Chicago and 17 years of experience in the life sciences industry in quality, corporate cGMP compliance, internal auditing, validation, supplier management, and international regulatory compliance. Paul is an ASQ Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence (CMQ/OE) and Quality Auditor (CQA).
Victoria (Tori) Alestra
Victoria (Tori) has over 15 years of experience in software validation across various industries including life-sciences, manufacturing, energy/utilities, financial security and health care. She possesses a deep understanding of quality assurance methodologies and has a proven track record in delivering high-quality software validation. Tori specializes in working closely with our customers to ensure compliance with their specific requirements and expectations, in addition to leading an independent validation team, where her strong analytical skills and attention to detail plays a crucial role in ensuring error-free releases of software. With her comprehensive understanding of software quality and commitment to delivering exceptional service, Tori continues to drive innovation and excellence for our customers and within AssurX.
Jim has over 15 years experience managing AssurX solution implementations in the Energy & Utilities, Life Science, and Manufacturing industries. He is responsible for overseeing the Professional Services organization, a team of programmers and engineers that work with customers all over the globe to implement Quality Management solutions.
Jim holds a BSEE degree from RIT. Before joining the AssurX team, he was a Controls Engineer for the Automotive industry, and a Systems Engineer working with Semiconductor companies to integrate Manufacturing Execution Systems. As the Director of Professional Services, he ensures the successful implementation of our software to track CAPAs, Audits, Complaints, Calibrations, EHS incidents, various regulations and compliance, and more.