RizePoint – formerly Steton Technology Group – is the global leader in software solutions that proactively safeguard enterprise compliance—for both internally-imposed standards and externally-imposed regulations. RizePoint software is purpose-built to clearly align and unify field teams, regional management, and executive leadership around the organization’s compliance performance.
President & Chief Executive Officer
Recognized for his intensity, intelligence, and integrity, Frank brings more than 20 years of experience leading, selling, and expanding software service organizations. Prior to RizePoint he was Executive Vice President for Global Sales, Services and Alliances at Workfront/AtTask Inc. In that role he dramatically grew SaaS revenue and increased productivity, positioning Workfront as the leader in Enterprise Work Management. Frank has also worked for inContact, Kabira Technologies, IBM, and Novell. Frank was named CEO of the Year by the Utah Technology Council in 2016. Frank is a 2014 recipient of Selling Power Magazine 50 Best Companies in America to Sell For award, ranking at number 20, and the 2013 recipient of Utah Business Magazine Sales and Marketing Executive of the Year (SAMY Award) for excellence in sales leadership. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business from the University of Phoenix and studied Business Administration and Management, General at the University of Utah.
Chief Revenue Officer
As Chief Revenue Officer, John is responsible for leading Worldwide Sales, Channels, Services, and Customer Success at RizePoint. Prior to RizePoint, he was Vice President, Sales at Workfront (formerly AtTask) Inc where he was instrumental in achieving an average of 50% Year over Year revenue growth for 3 years running. Prior to Workfront, John was Vice President of Sales at inContact (NASDAQ: SAAS), the leader in call center software as a service. John was recently featured in Utah Business Magazine’s Forty Under 40, recognizing Utah’s most influential up and comers. He currently serves as a member of the Utah House of Representatives. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Utah, and is a prospective graduate of the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University.
Chief Marketing Officer
As Chief Marketing Officer, Michelle Suzuki is responsible for the strategy and execution of all aspects of RizePoint’s marketing efforts. A 20-year veteran of technology marketing, Suzuki joined RizePoint from LANDESK Software, where she was Director of Global Marketing. Prior to that role, she led worldwide marketing initiatives in positions with EMC, Novell, Overland Storage, and Ancestry.com. Suzuki holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Brigham Young University.
Vice President of Technology
As Vice President of Technology, Jesse Dowdle leads the engineering, quality assurance, business intelligence, and architecture teams. He is responsible for developing the architecture behind the product roadmap, and ensuring our products meet customer and market needs. Dowdle brings ten years of software engineering and product development experience to the RizePoint team. Dowdle joined RizePoint from ProofHQ, a Workfront Company, where he was VP of Technology. He holds Bachelor of Science degrees in History and Broadcast Journalism from Brigham Young University.
Vice President of People Operations
Peter Johnson is RizePoint’s Vice President of People Operations. He joined RizePoint in 2015 as Human Resources Director and has been instrumental in building a team, culture, and innovative office environment to help make RizePoint a great place to work. In February of 2015, he was named Vice President of People Operations to drive a unique culture as we continue with rapid growth. Prior to joining RizePoint, Johnson directed human resources for organizations such as School Improvement Network, Administrative Services Group, Progrexion and Marriott International. Johnson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Communications from the University of Utah.
Senior Vice President of Product
As Senior Vice President of Product, Tim Harris leverages nearly 20 years of cloud-solution product leadership to drive RizePoint’s industry-defining products. Harris joins RizePoint from inContact, where he was Vice President, Product Management and Principal Product Owner. There, he was responsible for ensuring the coordination and continued creation of a unified cloud platform. Prior to this, he was instrumental in the product development workflow for inContact in his roles as Sr. Director of Product Management, Sr. Director of Cloud Ecosystem, and Director of Cloud Solutions. Harris holds two patents related to Business Communication and Call Routing.
Director of Finance
As Director of Finance, Heaton is responsible for the financial strategy and administrative operations of the organization. A 15-year veteran of technology businesses, Heaton joined RizePoint from Hewlett-Packard Enterprise where he held multiple roles in controllership, FP&A, strategy, and sales finance. Prior to HPE, Chris worked in technology and management consulting at Sapient, consulting for General Motors, Enbridge, and the Department of Defense. Heaton holds an MBA from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business and dual Bachelor’s degrees in computer science and economics from Brigham Young University.
Kevin McAllister is the founding partner of Access Holdings. Prior to Access, McAllister was with Sterling Partners where he was a member of the firm’s Investment Committee and led the Business Services Group and with the Buyout Group of American Capital (NYSE: ACAS) and was directly responsible for deal origination, execution and company monitoring for over a dozen portfolio companies.
Rob Luddy brings over 20 years enterprise software management experience to the RizePoint board. As the former head of global sales and marketing at ServiceNow, Luddy leverages best practices as an independent adviser to numerous software organizations. In this role, he drives business optimization with strategic planning, sales, and marketing structure. Luddy has also held multiple executive sales and marketing roles at Unify Square and Peregrine Systems.
Tripp Taliaffero is responsible for research, sourcing, due diligence, portfolio construction and monitoring of direct private equity investments. Prior to joining Private Advisors, Taliaferro was an Associate at organizations such as Quad-C Management, Inc. and Wachovia Capital Partners.
Steve Chang is the Senior Vice President of Strategy and Solutions for RMG Networks, a leading provider of digital signage and visual communication solutions. He is responsible for the growth strategy and growth of functional and industry solutions. Prior to RMG, Chang was an Operating Partner and Head of Strategy for Sterling Partners, a mid-market private equity firm. Before joining Sterling, Chang was partner in a number of consulting firms including Prophet, McKinsey & Company and CSC Index.
Rick Nelson is Senior Vice President of Investments with JMI Holdings. With over 25 years of in enterprise software executive leadership, Nelson drives growth strategy around sales, marketing, and product innovation.
Jay Berlin is Senior Developer at LzLabs and previously served in roles at ServiceNow as Chief Architect and Sr. Director of Quality Engineering. Berlin has over 35 years of enterprise software development leadership and expertise in helping software companies successfully bring products to the market.