President and Chief Executive Officer
Rick Rudman is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Vocus, Inc (Nasdaq:VOCS), a leading provider of cloud marketing software. Rick has over twenty years of CEO and board level experience in the software industry and is one of the pioneers of cloud computing or software-as-a-service (SaaS).
Under Rick's leadership, Vocus has grown from a start-up to one of the leading public SaaS companies. Today, Vocus is a global software company with double-digit growth and operations in the US, Europe and Asia.
Rick has a track record of success as a start-up entrepreneur, public company CEO and board member. This broad-based experience, combined with a background in finance, programming and sales & marketing, gives him a multi-dimensional and pragmatic vantage point to lead a modern software company.
Prior to Vocus Rick was a senior executive at Dataway Corporation, a privately held software company developing mission critical software applications for KPMG, Booz Allen, United States Navy and other large companies and government agencies. Before Dataway, Rick worked as a computer programmer for the Barlow Corporation, a privately held company specializing in real estate development and retail businesses, where he started work as a staff accountant.
Rick began his career in the United States Air Force, enlisting after high school and rising to the rank of Sergeant during a four year tour of duty. He was stationed in the U.S. and in Germany as part of a forward Air Support Operations Center. He received advanced training in electronics and computers, and was awarded medals for good conduct, expert marksmanship, NATO service and humanitarian service.
Rick received his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Maryland, and became a Certified Public Accountant. Under his leadership, Vocus has received numerous accolades for its success including 11 consecutive years among the Deloitte Fast 500 list of fastest growing technology companies in North America and recognition by Forbes as one of America's 25 Fastest Growing Technology Companies. He has served on the Board of Directors for a variety of software companies in the Washington D.C. region and currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.
You can follow Rick Rudman on Twitter here: @Vocuschairman.
Senior Vice President, International
James Bruno is responsible for leading sales, marketing and service organizations outside North America. Bruno joined Vocus as Senior Vice President, Corporate Development where he identified and managed the completion of several acquisitions including, most recently, iContact.
Prior to joining Vocus, Bruno spent 24 years in the life sciences industry with his most recent role being Vice President of Sales at Remedi SeniorCare. During his career, Bruno has held several senior international roles where he was responsible for sales and marketing with companies such as GSK, Pfizer, and MedImmune.
Bruno earned his Bachelor of Science in Marketing from St. Joseph's University, and his MBA from Drexel University. He is fluent in English, Spanish, French, and Italian.
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.
Chief Human Resources Officer
Holly Paul joined Vocus as Chief Human Resources Officer in 2013 and is responsible for overseeing all areas of human capital, including talent acquisition, talent management, learning and development, workforce planning, compensation, benefits and facilities.
Paul draws upon her more than 18 years of experience in a variety of roles to inform and enhance the human capital function at Vocus. While most recently, she was Managing Director of Human Capital leading talent acquisition, her previous HR leadership roles included overseeing human resource operations for PwC’s internal strategic services and leading human resources in PwC’s Carolinas and Washington, D.C. metro markets. Paul began her career with PwC as a CPA in the assurance practice and went on to join PwC’s management consulting practice before she moved to HR.
A graduate of Lafayette College with a BA in Anthropology and a concentration in Accounting, Holly is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and maintains certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).
Chief Revenue Officer
Steve Pogorzelski joined Vocus in 2014 and is responsible for driving the company’s sales growth.
Pogorzelski has more than two decades of experience leading sales and operations teams for technology sales organizations. Prior to Vocus, Pogorzelski was CEO of ClickFuel, a privately held SaaS company that provides marketing analytics software and services.
He also has significant global sales leadership experience. As the executive vice president of global sales of Monster North America, he helped drive growth from less than $100 million in 1998 to $1 billion in 2007 and managed the productivity of more than 3,000 sales and sales support associates in 40-plus countries in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.
Pogorzelski earned degrees in journalism and advertising from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Senior Vice President, North American Services
Darren Stewart leads all aspects of services in North America. Stewart has spent over 15 years at Vocus developing and implementing strategies to support Vocus product lines. Under his leadership, Vocus has expanded services from helpdesk and support teams to now include professional services, consulting, editorial and data research teams.
Prior to Vocus, Stewart worked in a variety of areas in customer service, consulting and product development. He worked for Information Systems Group (ISG) in consulting and development, and before ISG, he managed customer service for Job Files Corporation.
Stewart received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Finance from the University of Colorado in Boulder. His services teams have won a number of awards including Global Call Center of the Year from the International Customer Management Institute.
You Mon Tsang
Chief Marketing Officer
You Mon Tsang is responsible for driving our global product vision and building Vocus’ brand in the marketplace.
Prior to Vocus, Tsang was CEO of Engine140, a company Vocus acquired and subsequently integrated into its product portfolio. A serial entrepreneur, Tsang also founded and was CEO of Biz360, a market intelligence company that helped Fortune 500 companies compile and analyze media content. He also founded Boxxet, a consumer content aggregation engine with 4 million unique visitors a month, and Milktruck LLC, an Internet pioneer in offline browsing and "push" software.
Tsang holds a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies from Yale University and an MBA from the Walter A. Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley.
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Steve Vintz is an accomplished financial executive with more than 20 years of financial, operational and strategic planning experience working with growth companies in the technology industry.
At Vocus, Vintz oversees finance, accounting, legal and investor relations functions. Vintz has led the company through a period of rapid growth and expansion, including an initial public offering, a follow-on offering and several acquisitions.
Prior to Vocus, Vintz was Vice President of Strategic Planning and Analysis at Snyder Communications, a NYSE listed advertising and marketing services company. During his tenure at Snyder, Vintz played a lead role in the execution and integration of over 45 acquisitions and growth from $86 million to nearly $1 billion in revenue. Prior to Snyder, Vintz was a manager with Ernst & Young.
Vintz is a CPA and received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Loyola University of Maryland. In 2008, Vintz won the Northern Virginia Technology Council's Public Company CFO of the Year and currently serves on the Board of Directors at the Kennedy Krieger Institute.
You can follow Steve Vintz on Twitter here: @svintz.