Our people are the best

Our management team

Eric Grosgogeat
CEO

Eric brings extensive executive and general management experience, most recently as CEO for FocusVision, a global technology solutions provider for both quantitative and qualitative market research. While there, Eric grew the business significantly and shifted its model from technology-enabled services to a SaaS technology solution.

Prior to FocusVision, Eric served in many general management roles at Philips and Procter & Gamble. He has a PhD in Chemical Engineering and an MBA from the University of Cincinnati, a Master’s in Chemical Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the Paris Institute of Technology.

Rusty Fiste
Chief Product Officer

Rusty is a seasoned technology executive with more than 25 years of product vision and leadership, with a proven track record of delivering innovative and market leading software products. Previously, Rusty was SVP of Engineering at BoxTone, a leading innovator in secure mobile management and analytics, acquired by by Silicon Valley’s Good Technology in 2014.

Prior to BoxTone, Rusty has held various executive positions with early to mid-stage software organizations delivering enterprise software across multiple technology disciplines. He started his career as a co-founder and Vice President of Development at XDB, where he played a central role in creating the world’s first PC-based SQL relational database. XDB was acquired by Micro Focus, where he was responsible for the overall strategy, technical architecture, and product delivery of all Micro Focus middleware and RDBMS technologies. Rusty has a Bachelor of Systems Engineering degree from Princeton University, and an MSIS degree from University of Maryland.

Bob Edwards
Interim Chief Financial Officer

Bob is a senior financial executive with over 30 years of experience in financial and accounting management for private equity firms. Most recently, he served as Chief Financial Officer for eOriginal, a FinTech subscription software company, and prior to that the Chief Financial Officer for iMapData, a SaaS company providing geospatial visualization technology to commercial and federal contractors.

Bob was a 2017 Finalist for the Maryland Technology Council CFO of the Year Award. He holds a bachelors in Accounting from Michigan State University.

Andrea Rolland
Vice President, Sales North America

Andrea leads our North American sales team, responsible for generating new business and maintaining existing revenue. Andrea guides our sales team’s efforts from new client acquisition to maturity, driving revenue across our sales channels. Since joining ANCILE in 2016, Andrea has been client-facing with both direct and partner channels. Andrea was instrumental in the creation and growth of the Account Management program at ANCILE, which focuses on ensuring our clients receive continued value from uPerform from deployment to integrated platform optimization.

Prior to ANCILE, Andrea worked in software and consumer electronics industries, with over a decade of experience selling into the Fortune 500. Andrea holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Vermont.

Harm Mescher
Vice President, Sales EMEA/APJ

Harm has been in the field of corporate learning and workforce enablement for over 20 years. As consultant and project manager Harm supported over a dozen multi-national SAP implementations, initially for DA Consulting Group and later through his consultancy firm.

Harm’s career with ANCILE began nearly 16 years ago where he has held a multitude of roles focusing on sales and general management. Throughout his tenure Harm has assisted with the expansion of the International sales & professional services organization throughout EMEA and the Asia Pacific. Harm holds a master’s degree in Business Studies from the Rotterdam School of Management.

Mal Poulin
VP, Strategy and Market Relations

Mal has been in the field of corporate learning and workforce enablement for over 37 years. He focuses on market trends and alliances. For the 16 years prior to ANCILE, Mal was in business development roles at RWD Technologies and SAP Education driving new components of the portfolio and business solutions for partners and customers.

Before that, Mal held several positions in Education Services at Digital Equipment Corporation beginning as a technical classroom instructor and ending with management of alliances with Microsoft and other global partners. He holds a degree in Mathematics from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.

Mike Domingues
VP, Customer Success

Michael Domingues is our Vice President of Customer Success and is responsible for setting our customer engagement strategy and overseeing our support operations. His career with ANCILE began nearly 17 years ago where he’s held a multitude of roles focused on our customer’s successful use of our solutions.

Throughout his tenure, Michael has assisted with the expansion of the Global Support organization, the creation of a permanent Tier 3 Engineering team, charted Customer Engagement and Systems implementation initiatives, and acted as one of the lead change management team members initiating ANCILE’s Customer Success transformation. Michael is dedicated to continually improving and advancing our organization to ensure that we’re providing our customers best-in-class service.

Michael holds a bachelors in Business Administration from the University of New Mexico. In his ‘spare’ time Michael’s life has gone to the dogs as a co-owner of a local Dog Boarding and Daycare franchise.

Paula Croft
Director, Global Human Resources

Paula is a HR professional with over 20 years of experience in Operational and Strategic Human Resources. Paula has overseen and developed all aspects of a Global HR including HRIS, Benefits, Compliance, Payroll, Employee Relations and Talent Management.

Prior to ANCILE, Paula has held several positions in Human Resources at T. Rowe Price and Educate Inc. as a Sr. HRIS and Compliance Analyst, as well as Benefits/Payroll Specialist. She holds a degree in Information Systems Management and Human Resource Management from the University of Maryland. Paula is a member of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), Howard County, Maryland Chapter.

Scott Palmer
Vice President, General Counsel

Scott is ANCILE’s General Counsel, Global Data Protection Officer, and Corporate Secretary, where he provides senior management with advice on company strategies and implementation, manages the legal function and outside counsel, and is directly involved in complex business transactions and negotiating critical contracts.

Scott’s tenure with the ANCILE team spans more than two decades in roles throughout company, including technical roles in research and development. Scott holds a Juris Doctor of Law from the University of Baltimore, a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Maryland, and is licensed to practice law in the State of Maryland.