About MetricStream

MetricStream is simplifying Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) for modern and digital enterprises. Our market-leading enterprise and cloud Apps for GRC enable organizations to strengthen risk management, regulatory compliance, vendor governance, and quality management while driving business performance.

The MetricStream GRC Journey methodology integrates GRC technologies and programs across business, IT, and security functions as we enable organizations to realize the vision of Pervasive GRC. Rich content from GRCIntelligence.com and thriving communities like ComplianceOnline.com, as well as MetricStream Special Interest Groups (mSIGs) support the ongoing success of our customers through real-time content feeds and best practices embedded in our Apps.

Leading companies across industry verticals are benefiting from MetricStream’s simple and modular approach to GRC that is transforming risk management in a business environment that is increasingly mobile, social, global, and virtual. We have been consistently rated as a market leader by leading analysts, and have received several awards and recognitions for product innovation and customer success.

MetricStream is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, and has offices across the globe.

  • Gunjan Sinha

    Executive Chairman

    Gunjan Sinha
    Executive Chairman

    Gunjan Sinha is responsible for leading MetricStream’s overall strategy and execution.  Gunjan currently serves on the Board of Directors of several Silicon Valley companies, and was appointed in 2010 to the Board of the US-India Science and Technology Research Endowment Fund by the US State Department to promote entrepreneurship and innovation. Additionally, he is the Chairman of CFHI.org which brings transformative healthcare education to under-served communities. 

    Over the course of his career, Gunjan has spent over 20 years in various entrepreneurial, board, and executive positions building innovative businesses. He was the Co-Founder and President of WhoWhere? Inc., a leading Internet directory services company that was acquired by Lycos in 1998, as well as eGain, an online customer service company which he built from inception to post NASDAQ IPO.

    Gunjan obtained his BS and MS degrees in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, and UC Santa Cruz, respectively. He also holds an MS in Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management from Stanford University. Gunjan has been featured as one of the 50 most successful immigrant entrepreneurs in the US by Silicon India.

  • Mikael Hagstroem

    President and CEO, MetricStream

    Mikael Hagstroem
    President and CEO, MetricStream

    Mikael Hagstroem serves as the President and CEO of MetricStream, a global market leader in GRC.

    Mikael brings decades of senior leadership experience in driving value through enterprise software, big data and applied analytics. He has renowned expertise in helping companies across a wide range of industries harness high-performance analytics to reshape their business models, modernize their organizations, and unlock competitive advantage and growth.

    Previously, Mikael served as Partner and COO of McKinsey Analytics, where he helped build a 1,300-employee capability delivering distinct global impact. Prior to McKinsey, Mikael was EVP at SAS Institute, where he led more than 5,000 employees across 48 countries and over 25 years grew a multibillion-dollar software business, contributing to SAS’ leadership in business analytics and risk intelligence.

    Mikael currently serves on the executive committee of the United States Council for International Business. Previously, he served as chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Data-Driven Development and the chair of the Executive Council of the American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union.

  • Gaurav Kapoor

    Chief Operating Officer

    Gaurav Kapoor
    Chief Operating Officer

    Gaurav Kapoor is responsible for Sales, Marketing, Customer Advocacy, the Partner Ecosystem, and ComplianceOnline.com. He also serves on the board of Regalix, a digital innovation and marketing company.

    Until 2010, he served as the CFO of MetricStream. During this time, he led the company’s financial strategy as well as Sales, Marketing, and Partnerships. He also launched ComplianceOnline.com, a MetricStream business unit which has grown to become a leading online GRC community and content property.

    Previously, Gaurav held the position of Vice President at OpenGrowth and ArcadiaOne. Prior to that, he spent several years in Marketing, Operations, and Business roles at Citibank in Asia and the U.S.

    Gaurav has a Bachelor's degree in Technology (with Honors) from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), a degree in Business from FMS, Delhi, and an MBA from the Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated as a Palmer Scholar.

  • Venky Yerrapotu

    Executive VP of Professional Services & Engineering

    Venky Yerrapotu
    Executive VP of Professional Services & Engineering

    Venky Yerrapotu is responsible for engineering and supporting MetricStream's GRC and Quality Management applications. He is also responsible for MetricStream's solution delivery team.

    Prior to being promoted to this position, Venky served as the Vice President of Quality Services and Vice President of Product Development and Delivery within MetricStream.

    Previously, Venky held senior management positions at Oracle and Apexon. During his career, Venky has been involved with product development, and has also provided consulting services to enterprise customers such as Cisco Systems, Motorola, ADT, GAP, Unocal, and Honeywell.

    Venky has a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Osmania University, India, and a Master's degree in Industrial and Management Engineering from Montana State University.

  • Vidya Phalke

    Chief Technology Officer

    Vidya Phalke
    Chief Technology Officer

    Vidya Phalke is responsible for MetricStream's technical architecture and strategy. Prior to being promoted to the CTO position, Vidya served as Vice President of Product Management and Engineering at MetricStream where he was responsible for Software Products and Platform Delivery. Starting in 2003, Vidya has been instrumental in transforming the, then nascent, GRC Platform vision into an industry-leading GRC Software.

    Over the course of his career, Vidya has held various Senior Product Management and Engineering positions in Bivio Networks, Narus and Network Programs, building enterprise-grade businesses and operations support systems.

    Before joining the software Industry, Vidya was an Academic at Rutgers University where he won two SBIR grants for cutting-edge research on Databases and Network Optimization. Besides a PhD in Computer Science from Rutgers University, Vidya holds a Management degree from MIT Sloan and a Bachelor’s degree from IIT, Delhi, India.

  • French Caldwell

    Chief Evangelist

    French Caldwell
    Chief Evangelist

    One of the foremost thought leaders in digital business and IT, French Caldwell has been decisively shaping the governance, risk and compliance market for the last 16 years. French is a former Fellow and Vice President at Gartner where he led their GRC research, including the influential Gartner Magic Quadrant on GRC, as well as research into public policy, digital business, and disruptive technology. He also worked with the White House and U.S. Naval War College in 2002 to develop the Digital Pearl Harbor war game, the first ever strategic assessment of cyber war strategies. In 2012, the game took on a very real form with the strategic attacks on oil and gas infrastructure in Saudi Arabia and Qatar. French is also a retired naval officer and a nuclear submariner. Post-retirement, French served as a diplomatic liaison to NATO for the post-Cold War Congressional Commission on Roles and Missions of the Armed Forces.  As an academic, French served as a Federal Executive Fellow at the Brookings Institution, an Adjunct Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and an Adjunct Professor and Graduate Research Advisor at the George Washington University School of Engineering Management. He has written a book on international law, and has over 400 published research papers and articles.

    French has earned a Doctor of Law and Policy with a dissertation on the impact of social media and political bots on elections and public policy making.  He also has earned a MA in International Economics, Strategy and Diplomacy, and a BS in Oceanography.

  • Brenda Boultwood

    Senior Vice President of Industry Solutions

    Brenda Boultwood
    Senior Vice President of Industry Solutions

    Brenda Boultwood is responsible for a portfolio of key industry verticals, including Energy and Utilities, Federal Agencies, and strategic Banking and Financial Services customers. She also currently serves on the Board of the Committee of Chief Risk Officers (CCRO).

    Brenda has a rich career in Risk Management. Most recently she served as Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer at Constellation Energy. Prior to that, she served as Global Head of Strategy, Alternative Investment Services at J.P. Morgan Chase & Company, where she developed the strategy for the company’s Hedge Fund Services, Private Equity Fund Services, Leveraged Loan Services, and Global Derivative Services. During her tenure at J.P. Morgan Chase, Brenda also served as Global Head of Strategic Risk Management for its Treasury Services Group, and Global Business Head of Global Derivative Services for its Alternative Investment Services Group. 

    At Bank One Corporation, she served as Head, Corporate Market Risk Management and Counterparty Credit, and Head of Corporate Operational Risk Management, before advancing to Head, Global Risk Management for the company’s Global Treasury Services Group.

    Brenda has also worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers and Chemical Bank Corporation. Additionally, she taught the MBA program at the University of Maryland. Brenda was a member of the CFTC Technology Advisory Committee, and has also served on the Board of the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP). 

    Brenda graduated with honors from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations. She also earned a PhD in Economics from the City University of New York City College.

  • Shankar Bhaskaran

    General Manager of International Operations

    Shankar Bhaskaran
    General Manager of International Operations

    Shankar Bhaskaran is responsible for leading the business strategy and execution for Europe, Middle East and the Asia Pacific markets. At MetricStream, over the last 7 years, Shankar has leveraged the unique India-US business model for outsourced delivery to onsite locations, while setting up the sales and marketing infrastructure, general and administration teams to support scale and delivery.

    Shankar has spent over 15 years in enterprise software and technology, media and new media, and has worked with large corporations such as Time & Fortune, Harvard Business Review, Bennet & Coleman, Living Media, Double-click network, and AltaVista among others, in key marketing, corporate, and brand communication roles. Shankar was also head of business solutions for the Asia Pacific markets with Vista Enterprise Solutions.

    Shankar has a BS in Computer Science from Madras University, Executive Program from the Indian Institute of Management, and has been trained by professional bodies such as NIS, Huthwaite Research, HFI, and Times School.

  • Vasant Balasubramanian

    Senior Vice President of Product Management

    Vasant Balasubramanian
    Senior Vice President of Product Management

    Vasant is responsible for product vision and strategy across MetricStream's GRC and Quality product lines. Over his eight years at MetricStream, Vasant has been a thought-leader in shaping the vision for Integrated GRC, and spearheading key strategic initiatives to drive MetricStream's success in the market. 

    In a career spanning over 18 years in technology, Vasant has envisioned, designed, and developed market-leading products. He held senior management positions at Mercury Interactive/HP and InterWeave where he focused on building innovative and intuitive products that customers value.

    Vasant holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from IIT, Roorkee, and a Masters degree in Computer Science from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

  • Anindo Banerjea

    Senior Vice President of Engineering

    Anindo Banerjea
    Senior Vice President of Engineering

    Dr. Anindo Banerjea is responsible for the development of MetricStream’s GRC Platform, the AppStudio toolkit for rapid application development, and MetricStream’s suite of GRC products.

    Prior to MetricStream, Anindo was the CTO at TBD Networks, a company specializing in network technology, virtualization, and data center automation. Previously, Anindo was a Research Professor at the Information Sciences Institute (ISI) at the University of Southern California, and Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of Toronto, where he conducted research and taught undergraduate and graduate level courses on networking and information technology.

    He has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley, and a B.Sc. from IIT, Delhi.

  • Susan Palm

    Senior Vice President of Industry Solutions

    Susan Palm
    Senior Vice President of Industry Solutions

    Susan Palm is responsible for driving MetricStream’s growth in specific industries, including Financial Services.

    Susan comes to MetricStream with over 27 years of experience as a practitioner in Governance and Risk Management. Most recently, as the Senior Vice President of Audit and Risk at Sterling Savings Bank, Susan was responsible for Audit, Compliance, Fraud, Credit Review, and Enterprise Risk Management. She has also spent several years in consulting.

    Prior to that, Susan has also spent over two decades at Norwest and Wells Fargo where she served as the Senior Vice President of Enterprise Governance and Risk Management. She was actively engaged with the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve, the OCC, and other regulatory bodies, and has led various National Operational Risk committees, such as the BITS Regulatory Overlap Reconciliation and the Basel ANPR. She is a regular speaker at several forums in GRC.

    Susan received her B.A. in Economics from Lawrence University, and graduated from the Stanford Graduate School of Business’ Executive Program.

  • Thomas Ludwig

    Vice President of Customer Advocacy

    Thomas Ludwig
    Vice President of Customer Advocacy

    Thomas Ludwig is responsible for representing MetricStream customer interests, as well as production engineering and support. Thomas joined MetricStream through MetricStream's acquisition of TBD Networks/vPanorama, a Silicon Valley based company that built software for GRC and management of virtualized environments and networks.

    As Co-Founder and, later, CEO of TBD Networks, Thomas successfully led the development of the company since inception. He also led deployments in some of the world's largest virtualized environments. Previously, Thomas was a Principal at Boldstep Software, a boutique consulting firm specializing in mega-project management in the financial services industry with responsibility for project volumes over USD $60M.

    Thomas started his career as a Strategy Consultant at McKinsey & Company, working on projects for clients in the pharmaceutical, healthcare, media, manufacturing, and banking industries.

    Thomas holds a B.S and M.S in Computer Science from the University of Technology, Vienna, and a B.A and M.A in Philosophy from the University of Vienna in a joint program with UC Berkeley.

  • Rohit Bedi

    Senior Vice President of Partnerships

    Rohit Bedi
    Senior Vice President of Partnerships

    As the SVP of Partnerships, Rohit is responsible for leading global partnerships by enabling the influence, distribution and delivery capabilities of our partners.

    In a career that spans the full lifecycle of enterprise software, Rohit has been involved with building dominant software brands and successful companies in leadership roles.  Most recently, Rohit led large company partnerships and strategic business in enterprise software at Cognizant. Prior to that, he was part of the executive team at Cymbal where he managed worldwide sales, marketing and partnerships leading to a successful acquisition. In the growing days of Seibel, he was responsible for an entire product line at Siebel Systems including expanding the partner network which played a big role in Siebel’s distribution and delivery channel expansion. He was also in Product marketing roles at PeopleSoft.

    Rohit is very passionate about coaching young juniors and has advised growing entrepreneurial firms in software and services. He has also helped institutions that support talented underprivileged children in golf.  Rohit received his MBA from Harvard University, M.S. from the University of Alabama, and B.E. from Delhi College of Engineering, all with honors.

  • Dheeraj Prasad

    Senior Vice President and Global Head of HR

    Dheeraj Prasad
    Senior Vice President and Global Head of HR

    Dheeraj Prasad is responsible for Global Human Resources at MetricStream and drives all aspects of the talent management function. He is responsible for business transformation initiatives like culture and productivity and leadership excellence in MetricStream. Dheeraj has over 25 years’ of experience in Talent Management, Education, Business Development and Global Technology Services.  

    Previously, Dheeraj has led transformational start-ups like Andale Inc. in India, and global services teams at Symantec Corp and Microsoft Corp. In his most recent role, he headed the education business segment at Microsoft, India. As an industry leader, he founded the Enterprise Product Support Group under NASSCOM.

    He also chaired a Global Talent Community on Talent Management in India under TSIA (Technology Services Industry Association). Dheeraj has been a Panel Speaker at TieCON Delhi 2011 Education and Skills Panel and at other industry meets and roundtables by NHRD and NASSCOM. 

  • Steve Springsteel

    Chief Financial Officer

    Steve Springsteel
    Chief Financial Officer

    Mr. Springsteel brings over 30 years of domestic and international experience in operational and financial management. His accomplishments include the management of two successful IPOs, as well as multiple mergers and acquisitions. He also has extensive experience in SAAS and cloud businesses, raising equity and debt funding in the public and private marketplaces, as well as formulating and implementing complex business strategies.

    Mr. Springsteel joins MetricStream from Actian, where he was CFO; responsible for all general and administrative functions (Finance, Legal, HR, IT, Facilities, Sales Operations) of the company. While at Actian, he helped double company revenues and successfully integrated four companies. Prior to that, he was CFO for MarkLogic, maker of an enterprise NoSQL database, and he also served as Entrepreneur-in-Residence for U.S. Venture Partners. Springsteel also held president and CEO positions at software firms including Chordiant Software, Verity and Sagent Technology. As chairman, president and CEO of Chordiant, he steered the organization to profitability while more than doubling the company’s bookings to record levels.

  • George Skaryak

    Senior Vice President of Sales for the Americas

    George Skaryak
    Senior Vice President of Sales for the Americas

    George is responsible for sales in the Americas, has over twenty five years of successful experience in enterprise software sales and sales leadership at several companies such as IBM, 41st Parameter, Candle Corp, Siebel and DWL. At IBM, he was the North America Information Governance Business Unit Executive. More recently, at 41st Parameter, a fraud and security company (acquired by Experian), George was Vice President of Sales North America and EMEA, and subsequently also served as VP of Enterprise Sales at Monster.

    George grew up in southern California and attended California Polytechnic University, Pomona.

  • Goldman Sachs

    Goldman Sachs

    Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and high-net-worth individuals. The firm provides mergers and acquisitions advice, underwriting services, asset management, and prime brokerage to its clients. The firm also engages in market making and private equity deals, and is a primary dealer in the United States Treasury security market.

  • Sageview Capital

    Sageview Capital

    Sageview Capital LP is a private investment firm providing growth capital to small and mid-sized companies in the technology, business services, and financial services sectors. The firm’s investments include Alfresco, Avalara, Demandbase, EverBank Financial, GoPro, MetricStream, Reflexis and United Capital, among others. Sageview was founded in 2006 and is led by Ned Gilhuly and Scott Stuart, former partners of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR) and Dean Nelson, former head of KKR Capstone. The firm has offices in Greenwich, Connecticut and Palo Alto, California.

  • Kaiser Permanente Ventures

    Kaiser Permanente Ventures

    Kaiser Permanente Ventures, the corporate venture capital arm of Kaiser Permanente, makes investments in medical devices, diagnostics, healthcare services, and information technology companies that advance the quality and affordability of healthcare. Since its inception in 1997, Kaiser Permanente Ventures has invested in more than 40 venture-capital backed companies at all stages of development, and contributed organizational expertise, time, and resources to the success of these companies.

  • Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

    Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

    Since its founding in 1972, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers has backed entrepreneurs in over 500 ventures, including AOL, Amazon.com, Citrix, Compaq Computer, Electronic Arts, Genentech, Genomic Health, Google, Intuit, Juniper Networks, Netscape, Lotus, Sun Microsystems, Symantec, Verisign and Xilinx. KPCB’s portfolio companies employ more than 250,000 people. More than 150 of the firm's portfolio companies have gone public. Many other ventures have achieved success through mergers and acquisitions.

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It’s fulfilling and rewarding to work at a company where people truly believe in what they’re doing. We’re passionate about how innovative technologies like cloud, mobile and analytics can be used to enable companies become better governed, more risk aware and highly sustainable. We are on a serious mission, but while we are at it, we are having a great time. At MetricStream, you will see amazing teamwork among diverse people, an unrelenting never-say-die attitude, an unmatched customer focus and a deep desire to innovate. If this sounds like what you are seeking, contact us at careers@metricstream.com.

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