Our Executive Steering Committee prides itself on our commitment to our colleagues and customers, passionately focused on creating shared success.

Executive Steering Committee

Michael Kahn (MK)
Global CEO
Ilya Vinogradsky
Cofounder and Chief Solutions Officer
Igor Gorin
Cofounder and Chief Strategy Officer
Deborah Hankin
Chief People Officer
Jerry Collazo
Chief Financial Officer
Vanessa Cartwright
CEO, Astound North America
Emma Sahota
Managing Director, Astound UK and MENA
Roxanne Goldfinch
Global Chief of Staff

Astound Commerce Board of Directors

Astound is proud to be in strategic partnership with two renowned firms, RLH Equity Partners and Salesforce Ventures, and to have representatives from both firms serving as valued members of our Board of Directors.

Los Angeles–based RLH Equity Partners’ private equity investments aid entrepreneurs in driving growth at scale and enhancing competitive market differentiation. With a focus on operations and talent development, RHL’s investment and partnership are accelerating the pace at which Astound is moving toward its North Star goal.

Salesforce Ventures, the company’s corporate investment group, partners with high-potential companies through strategic capital investment. With an emphasis on enterprise cloud technology and market expansion, Salesforce Ventures’ trust in Astound is helping us realize our goal of becoming the world’s top provider of digital commerce services.

Tucker Stolberg
Associate Investor, RLH Equity Partners

Tucker has five years of experience advising the management teams of tech-enabled services businesses as they navigate the challenges of driving rapid growth.

Ari Adler
Vice President, RLH Equity Partners

Ari joined RLH in 2020 with experience in private equity and corporate strategy, including numerous in-depth engagements assisting portfolio company management teams with strategic initiatives to create value and improve systems. Ari focuses his attention on growth investments in technology services businesses.

Ryan Smiley
General Partner, Managing Director, RLH Equity Partners

Ryan has contributed to the growth and success of nearly a dozen RLH portfolio companies since joining the firm in 2008. He is enthusiastic about building trusted partnerships with management teams to achieve their goals and finds great satisfaction in the collective success of building leading businesses.

Rob Rodin
Vice Chairman, General Partner, Managing Director, RLH Equity Partners

Rob’s experience includes over 35 years in operational roles and senior executive positions that include a decade as CEO and President of Marshall Industries. Rob’s transformation of that company turned a conventionally successful $250 million electronics industry distributor into a web-enabled $3 billion global competitor and was chronicled in his book Free, Perfect and Now: Connecting to the 3 Insatiable Customer Demands (Simon and Schuster).

Lidiane Jones
Executive Vice President and General Manager, Salesforce Digital Experiences

As the EVP and GM for Salesforce Digital Experiences (including Marketing and Commerce Cloud), Lidiane focuses on digital transformation. She brings nearly two decades of experience leading teams and bringing products related to machine learning, enterprise scalability, and consumer productivity to market.

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