Adam Miller is the founder and CEO of Cornerstone OnDemand. Since starting the company in 1999, Miller has led Cornerstone through nearly 14 years of consecutive growth, transforming it into one of the world's leading Software-as-a-Service companies. Cornerstone has been recognized as one of the nation's fastest growing companies by Deloitte, Inc. magazine and the Los Angeles Business Journal. Miller recently was honored as an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2011 award winner. He also was named the Southern California Technology Association's CEO of the Year in 2009.
In addition to strategy, sales and operations, Miller has led Cornerstone's product development efforts since inception. His vision helped create one of the first truly integrated talent management solutions in the market, which has received top ratings from industry analyst firms such as Gartner and IDC and has garnered several industry innovation awards. Miller's focus on client success and product excellence also has earned the company one of the top client retention rates in the industry. He has written and spoken extensively about talent management and on demand software, and he is a contributing author of ASTD's recently published book, Talent Management: Strategies for Success from Six Leading Companies.
Miller blends his background in finance, business, technology and law to guide Cornerstone OnDemand. Prior to founding the company, Miller served time as a lawyer and investment banker. He worked in corporate finance with Schroders (now Citi Financial) and an affiliate of Montgomery Securities (now Bank of America), supporting clients with private equity and public financing, as well as M&A advisory. His background also includes work with the Card Group in Los Angeles.
Miller has a JD from the UCLA School of Law, an MBA from the Anderson School of Business, a BS from the Wharton School and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania. He earned a CPA and Series 7 certifications and has co-authored two books, Business Capital for Women (Macmillan, 1996) and Managing Your Inheritance (Random House, 1995). But it was his two year trip alone around the world exploring six continents that taught him how to build a global business.
Miller is also the Chairman of the Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation, which leverages Cornerstone's expertise, solutions and partner ecosystem to help empower communities. With a focus on education, workforce development and disaster relief, the Foundation has developed strategic partnerships with Teach for America, the New Teacher Project, KIPP, Oxfam, Save the Children, the Taproot Foundation and many other leading non-profits. He also serves on the board of FARE (Food Allergy Research and Education), as well as the board of IKAR. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and three children.
Perry Wallack, co-founder and CFO of Cornerstone OnDemand, is responsible for the Company's accounting, tax and financial functions, systems and processes. With over 20 years of experience in finance, accounting, tax and operations, Wallack has a wealth of expertise in several strategic financial disciplines, including financial planning, taxation, auditing and accounting for both public and private companies. Wallack has successfully raised public equity, private equity and commercial bank financing with Cornerstone since November 1999. Wallack was a driving force behind Cornerstone's successful IPO in 2011. As a founder of Cornerstone, Wallack has gained the invaluable experience of growing the business from inception in 1999 to the present day scale of an organization with over 600 employees.
Wallack spent the majority of his early career with Ernst & Young LLP, where he was responsible for managing tax and audit staff, engagement budgets and issuing financial statements for key clients. During his tenure at Ernst & Young, Wallack was responsible for the implementation of several enhancements to critical business processes within the Business Management division. Wallack holds a BA in Economics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and is a CPA (inactive). Wallack lives in Los Angeles with his wife Jana and their children, Sophie and Francie.
As Chief Technology Officer for Cornerstone OnDemand, Mark Goldin is responsible for building and directing the company's technology strategy, which will allow the organization to scale effectively and efficiently in the midst of rapid growth. In this role, Goldin oversees application architecture, development, quality assurance and technology operations while leading a world-class team of engineers to assure Cornerstone's continued excellence in providing innovative and feature-rich talent management software Goldin joins the Cornerstone team with more than 15 years of experience as a Chief Technology Officer leading high growth companies to market leadership positions through technology-driven strategies.
Prior to joining Cornerstone, Goldin was the Chief Operations and Technology Officer at Green Dot Corporation where he oversaw application development, IT infrastructure, supply chain and logistics, and call center operations with a team that helped grow valuation by greater than a factor of 10 in just three years. Prior to this, Goldin served as Senior Vice President and CTO at Thomson Elite where he conceived, founded and ran Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) pioneer Elite.com and helped lead the company to market dominance. Goldin also held positions as CTO at DestinationRx and Managing Director at Trace Alexander Ltd.
As co-founder and Executive Vice President of Strategic Accounts, Seymour has developed successful client relationships with an impressive number of Fortune 500 organizations. With an early emphasis on the financial service community, Seymour has developed strong, longstanding client partnerships with some of the largest companies in the financial industry. Smith Barney, Washington Mutual, Aon and NYSE are among the marquee names that Seymour has brought into the Cornerstone OnDemand client family. Additionally, he has forged critical strategic partnerships with a number of the top international consulting companies resulting in increased Cornerstone OnDemand business and exposure. Seymour continues to leverage Cornerstone OnDemand's growing pool of clients, consulting partners and strategic relationships to further increase the company's footprint across multiple business verticals.
Since the company's inception, Seymour has worked with content and e-Learning providers to garner the feedback necessary to enhance client satisfaction. Providing these and other partners with a better understanding of emerging technology and client needs, Cornerstone OnDemand and its products and services remain at the cutting edge of this swiftly evolving industry. Prior to Cornerstone OnDemand, Seymour had an 8-year stint in the institutional banking industry. During this time, Seymour was a VP of the Schroder's (now Citigroup) High Net Worth group where he covered a blend of institutional accounts, pension funds and high net worth individual portfolios. Steven holds a BS in Economics and a BA in English from the University of Southern California. Steven resides in Sarasota, Florida with his wife, Elizabeth, and son, Aiden.
Vincent Belliveau is Cornerstone OnDemand's Senior Vice President and General Manager of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). He is responsible for overseeing all of Cornerstone's European operations including sales and marketing, implementation, services and support. Prior to joining Cornerstone OnDemand, Belliveau served as the North East Europe Director of IBM's Master Data Management (MDM) and Information Integration Solutions. He was responsible for successfully integrating and growing several key acquisitions in IBM's portfolio, including Trigo, DWL, SRD, LAS and Ascential, structuring and expanding the organization, and driving the local go-to-market strategy and execution.
Previously, Belliveau served as IBM's EMEA Sales Director for WebSphere Product Center Software (formerly known as Trigo), where he grew the client base, developed key routes to markets and increased license sales. Vincent was the Sales Director at Trigo prior to being acquired by IBM. Belliveau demonstrated entrepreneurship when he launched and managed an agency for Fonorola, a Canadian telecommunications service provider. Sprint Canada ultimately acquired the customer base of his agency. Belliveau honed his management consulting and business analysis skills while at McKinsey & Company. Vincent received his Commerce Baccalaureate (B.Com) from McGill University, where he majored in accounting and finance. He is fluent in English, French and Spanish. Vincent currently resides in Paris, France with his family.
Frank Ricciardi currently serves at the General Manager for the Asia-Pacific region at Cornerstone OnDemand. He is responsible for the retention and growth strategy for Cornerstone's global portfolio of clients. This strategy is intended to optimize the client experience across the entire client lifecycle – from sales, to implementation to ongoing support and service. At the core of the strategy sits the Client Success Program, a comprehensive relationship management capability that is laser focused on the partnership with clients and the ongoing success of the Cornerstone solution within their businesses. Ricciardi has direct oversight of the Client Experience, Account Management, Client Success Services, Global Care Services, Client Operations, Business Process Outsourcing, and Product Empowerment functions that are structured specifically effectuate the Client Success Program. Ricciardi brings over 15 years of management consulting, sales and relationship management experience to the Cornerstone organization.
As a former Regional Vice President & Senior Principal at Convergys Corporation (formerly DigitalThink, Inc.), Ricciardi expanded the business by more than $27 million which included the largest professional services deal in the company's history. In addition, Ricciardi managed over $70 million in strategic customer relationships, including the single largest contract in industry history. Finally, Ricciardi led the organization re-design process, which transformed DigitalThink into an industry-leading professional services organization prior to its acquisition by Convergys.
Ricciardi began his career in high technology with Andersen Consulting (now Accenture), as a business integration consultant focused on sales and marketing effectiveness, product launch and product lifecycle management in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. During his tenure, Ricciardi honed his client relationship management skills and led strategic planning, organizational effectiveness and business process design engagements to drive significant value through his clients' organizations. Ricciardi holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Finance and Economics from Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is also a contributing member of the Strategic Account Management Association.
As Senior Vice President of Sales for Cornerstone OnDemand, Dave Carter leads all sales and pre-sales activities making sure that Cornerstone's solutions align with client objectives and deliver significant value. Prior to joining Cornerstone OnDemand, Carter led high-performing sales teams for HR services and software companies including Accenture, Ceridian and ProBusiness (an HR services company later acquired by ADP). At ProBusiness he led his team through four consecutive years of triple-digit growth as the company grew from $10M to $150M in recurring revenue and completed a successful IPO. While at Ceridian, he was responsible for building a successful SMB sales strategy on a Software-as-a-Service platform, ultimately leading over 150 inside and outside sales reps, who were responsible for establishing more than a 1,000 new client relationships.
Most recently he led the sales efforts for Accenture's Human Resource Outsourcing practice focused on mid-market companies with 5,000-25,000 employees. At Cornerstone OnDemand, Carter is responsible for leading three separate sales teams focused on selling our integrated talent management solutions to Enterprise, Mid Market and SMB clients.
Kirsten Maas Helvey
Kirsten Maas Helvey has an extensive background in the implementation of hosted and internal enterprise software applications. Helvey is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the client experience with Cornerstone OnDemand. She provides project management experience as well as process improvement expertise, and is responsible for effectively implementing and integrating Cornerstone OnDemand's Talent Management Suite using best-of-breed methodology developed from client best practices. Helvey has used her expertise to develop and grow Cornerstone's global Consulting Services organization.
Helvey came to Cornerstone OnDemand from PricewaterhouseCoopers and IBM Business Consulting Services where she was a member of the Supply Chain Operations Strategy Group. She has extensive experience providing operational expertise to Fortune 500 companies for large-scale, complex, re-engineering and cost reduction initiatives using enabling technologies. Helvey holds a BA in English Literature from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY. She is a member of Women in Technology International (WITI) and the American Business Women's Association (ABWA).
Jason Corsello is Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Marketing for Cornerstone OnDemand. In this role, Corsello is responsible for identifying key market opportunities, driving corporate initiatives and guiding M&A, as well as supporting product strategy and service innovation.
Corsello joined Cornerstone from HR consulting firm Knowledge Infusion, where he was senior vice president of strategy and corporate development, responsible for the organization's strategy and solutions. At Knowledge Infusion he also developed and launched many new services at the firm and played a lead consulting role with many of the firm's Global 2000 clients. Prior to his role with Knowledge Infusion, Jason was a research director at Yankee Group, leading the company's human capital management and talent management advisory and consulting services. He also spent six years with Flextronics International, where he worked with large, multi-national clients in developing their outsourced manufacturing and supply chain strategies.
Corsello is an active participant in the HCM community and is a frequent presenter and panelist at industry events. Corsello is often quoted as an industry expert in human capital management, and his research has been featured in leading publications including The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes and CIO magazine. Corsello holds a BA in business administration management and marketing from the University of San Diego.
As Vice President of Alliances and Strategic Initiatives for Cornerstone OnDemand, David Somers is responsible for developing and driving the company's growth and reach through Cornerstone's alliance partner ecosystem, the Cornerstone for Salesforce product on Force.com, and the CSB product aimed at small/mid-size businesses. Most recently, Somers served as the company's Senior Director of Strategy and Research, during which he was responsible for supporting Cornerstone's strategic initiatives. This included the development of capabilities in the areas of business case and ROI assessment, benchmarking, business process design, and analytics. Prior to this role, Somers served as Senior Director, Consulting Services for Cornerstone, during which he was responsible for developing the company's best-of-breed implementation and integration methodologies. Somers has also worked in business and strategy consulting roles for organizations such as Ariba, The Walt Disney Company and IBM (formerly PWC Consulting). He holds an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management, as well as a BS in Kinesiology from Indiana University.
As the Vice President of Public Sector for Cornerstone OnDemand, Patrick Devlin leads all aspects of sales and customer engagement with our government and education clients and prospects. Patrick came to Cornerstone OnDemand after nearly ten years at Blackboard, Inc. At Blackboard Patrick was a senior member of the Mobile Applications Executive Team, and the Blackboard Global Sales Executive Team. Devlin also led business development efforts in the US Department of Defense, Professional Military Education (PME) and the Intelligence Community. Patrick was a founding member of Blackboard's successful Professional Education (ProEd) team, which he led to 4 years of consecutive record growth. Patrick brings 20 years of software engineering, product development, sales, marketing and general management experience. He has worked in the L&D and Talent Management space since 1996. An engineering graduate from Pennsylvania State University and the son of a lifelong educator, Patrick is passionate about the potential for technology to impact the way we teach, learn and work.
As Vice President of Business Affairs and General Counsel for Cornerstone OnDemand, Adam Weiss oversees all legal and business matters affecting Cornerstone and its international subsidiaries. In this role, he leads the company’s legal, talent, and administration teams worldwide. Weiss has been with Cornerstone since 2006, and helped guide the company through its successful IPO in 2011. Prior to joining Cornerstone, Weiss practiced law at Lurie, Zepeda, Schmalz & Hogan.
Weiss helped launch the Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation, and serves on the boards of several non-profit organizations. He holds a J.D. from UCLA School of Law and a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Stanford University.