Chief Executive Officer
Peter Granat oversees our executive management team across operations in North America and Europe.
For over 20 years, Granat has been instrumental in the development of innovative products and services to enable effective communication between the PR, marketing and media communities. He has worked closely with clients to deliver solutions that address a wide range of agency and corporate communications needs. Prior to Vocus, Granat served as Group CEO of Cision AB. Before that, he was senior vice president of sales and business development at MediaMap.
Granat holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Vermont and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
With 20 years of financial, operational and strategic planning experience working with technology companies, Jack Pearlstein oversees our finance, accounting, legal, and HR and facilities functions.
Prior to Vocus, Pearlstein was CFO of Six3 Systems, Inc., a leading provider of software development, sensor development and signal processing services to the intelligence community. As a CFO, Pearlstein has led three different companies through their initial public offerings: AppNet, DigitalNet and Solera.
Pearlstein is a CPA and received his Bachelor of Science in accounting from New York University. He also holds an MBA in finance from The George Washington University.
Chief Technology Officer
Mark Heys is responsible for information technology, including development of our marketing and PR software.
During his time at Vocus, Heys has led the development group and architected the company’s award-winning PR software as well as the Vocus Marketing Suite which has become the fastest selling product launch in company history. He was also instrumental in migrating the Vocus application to the software-as-a-service (SaaS) model.
Heys was previously the Development Manager at T4G Limited, where his team was responsible for developing the company's award-winning Point of Sale System for the Windows Platform. Prior to T4G, Heys was the founder and CEO of Definitive Ideas, a company that was the one of the first to introduce a Windows-based Point of Sale application.
Senior Vice President, Sales
Chris O’Grady joined Vocus in 2010 and is responsible for driving the company’s sales growth.
Prior to his role as senior vice president of sales, he led Vocus’ account sales team. Before Vocus, O’Grady managed all sales and revenue functions for the Vovici Corporation, where he served as vice president of worldwide field operations. He also spent 14 years at Ceridian in various sales leadership roles, both in new and account sales.
O’Grady holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications from Loyola College of Maryland.
Senior Vice President, Services
Denaire Healy leads all aspects of services in North America and oversees our services, including the help desk, support, professional services, consulting, editorial and data research teams.
Healy has more than 25 years of customer service and sales experience in the software industry, the past nine years of which have been with Vocus. During this time, she’s headed the Vocus Help Desk and Vocus Academy Training Team, as well as overseen the PRWeb Editorial and iContact Support teams. Prior to Vocus, she worked at BNA Software, CareerBuilder and Best Software.
Healy holds a bachelor’s degree from Radford University.
Senior Vice President, Marketing & Product Management
Mark Thabit helps guide our global product vision, builds Vocus’ brand in the marketplace, and oversees the development of integrated demand generation plans that drive leads, acquire customers and increase customer retention across product lines.
Thabit joined Vocus in 2014 with 23 years of sales and marketing experience in the technology arena. Prior to Vocus, he served as senior director of marketing at CDW for nearly 10 years. He has also worked at Wingcast, SBC and AT&T.Thabit holds an MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Business and a BSBA from Bucknell University.
Senior Vice President, iContact
Geoff Alexander oversees iContact’s day-to-day business operations, including strategic direction, revenue, sales, services and marketing.
Alexander has 20 years of experience in management, marketing, product strategy, revenue optimization and business development with a concentration in business-to-business online/software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications. Prior to Vocus and iContact, he held key management positions at a variety of innovative technology companies ranging from venture-backed startups to the Fortune 500 list.
Alexander holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from James Madison University. He is also a board member for the North Carolina Technology Association, and regularly advises early and mid-stage startups.