Building something important requires persistence, resourcefulness, invention and a relentless customer focus. It takes exceptional talent at all levels across the company to produce software at scale. Part of that includes investing in our business by building a world-class executive team. Last month we introduced our revised brand to the world and launched our new website. As we continue to invest in our customer experience and accelerating our growth, this month I’m excited to introduce three new faces to our leadership team.
Kim Castelda joined us in November as Chief People Officer. Kim is a strategic HR leader who is passionate about engaging people and organizations to achieve great outcomes. She most recently served as CPO for Bullhorn, a leading cloud-based provider of staffing and recruiting solutions based in Boston. Over her seven-year tenure as CPO, Bullhorn grew from 250 to 1,200 employees. Kim drove human-centered initiatives to help Bullhorn achieve its goals, develop talent and reinforce its culture. Prior to Bullhorn, Kim served in HR leadership roles at both Harvard University and E Ink. Her deep experience building team excellence at fast-growing organizations will be invaluable for the next stage of Magnitude.
Christian Na joined us in February as our Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary. As Magnitude continues to grow, I’m excited to have his passion and legal expertise in our corner. Christian has over 24 years of legal experience handling the full spectrum of legal matters at SaaS and technology platform companies. He has repeatedly built out the legal function at various companies with great success – winning several industry accolades, including being a “Top GC to Watch” and innovation awards for the legal departments he built. He most recently served as General Counsel at Thorn, an organization that provides SaaS solutions to major online platforms to detect and remove online child exploitation materials. Prior to Thorn, Christian held top legal roles at Optymyze, Xylem, Circor International, Danaher and Mitel.
Vasanta Palakodety joined us in March as our Chief Product Officer, overseeing product management and engineering, as well as providing oversight for our operations in India. Vasanta’s combination of skills range across strategic planning, team building, and delivering complex and large software projects with geographically distributed teams will help Magnitude advance our core technology platform, engage critical partners across the globe and help us expand and capitalize on our growing market presence. She brings over 20 years of experience. She was most recently the Senior Managing Director, Head of India for Eze Software where she established and grew a center of excellence of over 300 people. Previously, she served as Vice President of Products for Model N and as Vice President of Product Development at JDA Software. Vasanta’s experience in building and running large global software engineering teams is a perfect mix as we continued to increase the pace of innovation and scale our business.
A diverse team with different backgrounds and experiences spurs innovation and helps us make better decisions and build better products. Our executive leadership team comprises of highly accomplished professionals who value collaboration, curiosity and mentorship at all levels. I couldn’t be more thrilled to join forces with Kim, Vasanta and Christian. Their experiences in transformational companies like Bullhorn, Eze Software and Thorn will be invaluable as we continue to redefine the way enterprises derive actionable insight and order from their complex data.
Welcome to Magnitude! I am delighted to have you on my team.