Our Leadership Team

Davin Cushman
Chief Executive Officer
Michael Fleishman
Senior Vice President, Chief Revenue Officer
James Gardner
Senior Vice President, Product
Paaras Kumar
Vice President, Global Support
Andy Montgomery
Senior Vice President, Software Engineering
Andrew Price
Chief Financial Officer
Snehal Talati
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Corporate Performance Management Solutions
Eric Vaughan
Senior Vice President, Business Development

Davin Cushman

Chief Executive Officer

Davin Cushman is a highly energized general manager with an obsessive focus on finding, organizing, and engaging people around the world to deliver customer success. As the CEO for Ignite Technologies since 2010, Davin motivates and enables the global Ignite team to drive the Company's growing, global business to success.

Davin started his career as a Marketing Associate creating demand for early Java-based eCommerce solutions at Trilogy, the founding company which transformed into ESW Capital and its family of companies including Ignite Technologies. Davin then served as the Talent Director for Trilogy and affiliate pcOrder.com, during a period of rapid recruiting, sourcing and on-boarding global technical talent. Davin then served as the Operations Analysis Director for Capital One, directing implementation of analytics and business intelligence solutions for workforce analytics.

Davin earned an undergraduate in Politics and Economics from Princeton University, and a MBA from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. 

Outside of Ignite, Davin spends time coaching and supporting youth sports for his three great kids. His family also donates time to the Refugee Services of Texas, helping newly arrived refugees establish themselves in the Dallas, Texas area. 

 

Michael Fleishman

Senior Vice President, Chief Revenue Officer

Michael Fleishman is a client-centric executive with a passion for distilling complex technology into meaningful solutions. As Senior Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer, Michael is responsible for delivering on Ignite's global revenue targets as well as for the creation and execution of Ignite's sales and customer strategies.

Michael has over 20 years of sales and sales leadership experience in the technology space across multiple industries with both on, off and near shore experience. Michael spent most of his 20 years at IBM where he held numerous sales and sales leadership positions across IBM’s entire portfolio of hardware, software and service solutions. Most recently Michael served as the President & GM for the Americas for BAE Systems’ Applied Intelligence Cybersecurity division. In this role, Michael led a team of 300+ sales, pre-sales, inside sales, marketing, consulting and delivery to drive $450m of revenues for the Division, contributing a profit of $86m. 

Michael holds a BS degree in Aerospace Engineering from Boston University and a MS degree in Management and Technology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Michael enjoys spending time with his family as well as snow skiing in the winter and geocaching, hiking and metal detecting in the summer.

James Gardner

Senior Vice President, Product

James Gardner knows how to "turn hard tech into interesting business", and serves as Ignite's Senior Vice President, Product. James is responsible for Ignite's product portfolio and solution-engineering team. 

James started out in Academia, but "recovered quickly" and spent time at Microsoft, before joining Lloyds in London as CIO, Investment and Head of Innovation. This post led James to a unique role as the Chief Technology Officer for the government of the United Kingdom's largest organization. Following James' distinguished UK government post, he moved to the US to become CTO of Spigit, which was later acquired by Mindjet, where he served as the CTO of the joint organization following the acquisition. 

James earned a masters in Computer Science from the University of New South Wales, Australia, and, a PhD in Innovation Science from Southern Cross University. James has written three books, and continues to hone his deep knowledge by coding 3 hours every day.

Outside of his responsibilities at Ignite, James is building a "Jetson's house" where everything is automated, including his swimming pool, which is voice-command operated via software James authored. 

Paaras Kumar

Vice President, Global Support

Paaras Kumar is a technologist at heart with a passion to deliver real and tangible business value through cutting-edge Enterprise software and service. As Ignite's VP, Global Product Support, Paaras drives the global technical support and support delivery teams across all of Ignite's portfolio of products joining the Company's focus to drive 100% Customer Success. 

Paaras' career spans over 15 years of technology experience as a developer, user and corporate enabler of Enterprise software and hardware, starting his career as a Software Engineer at EMC Corporation, designing embedded RAID-based storage controller software, From there, Paaras transitioned his career into IT Governance and vendor management at global telecom provider Airtel, with responsibilities for negotiating and managing billion-dollar IT contracts. Joining Ignite in 2011, Paaras has served in several different functions spanning product strategy and as a portfolio CTO for several products, and in engineering as an accountable executive for delivery of new technology and IP. 

Paaras has an MBA in finance and marketing from the Indian School of Business, with degrees in computer science and Physics from Brandeis University. Paaras enjoys hitting the trails over the weekends with a newly acquired penchant for mountain biking. 

Andy Montgomery

Senior Vice President, Software Engineering

Andy Montgomery is a visionary with a deep technical understanding and strong emphasis on innovation, Andy has been building world-class engineering organizations since 1999. In his current role as Senior Vice President, Software Engineering, he is laser-focused on developing quality, strategic products that deliver quantifiable business impact for our customers.

Andy began his career as Director of Software Development for Fisix and Techfuel, and then joined the Trilogy organization, the founding company which transformed into ESW Capital and its family of companies including Ignite. Andy has served in several capacities, including the Architect of "ServiceLines" at DevFactory, a cloud-based software development line of services. 

Andy achieved a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science at Stanford University. 

Andrew Price

Chief Financial Officer

Andrew Price is an innovative financial and technology executive responsible for Ignite’s global financial operations including accounting, tax, treasury, financial planning, and M&A. As Chief Financial Officer, Andrew is a critical member of the executive team charged with executing Ignite’s strategy of profitable and sustained growth.

Andy began his career at Trilogy, the founding company which transformed into ESW Capital and its family of companies including Ignite. Beginning his career in a number of technical positions including software development, technical delivery, and product management, Andy combined his business acumen and technical experience to lead the companies as a Finance executive. 

Andy earned a BSEE and a BA in Computer Science from Rice University. 

Snehal Talati

Senior Vice President and General Manager, Corporate Performance Management Solutions

Snehal Talati is a customer-success driven executive with a passion for creating maximum business value that is both measurable and actionable. As Ignite's Senior Vice President and General Manager, Corporate Performance Management Solutions, Snehal is responsible for sales, business development, professional services and customer success delivery for Ignite's Corporate Performance Management business.

As a hands-on senior executive with 20 years of experience in developing and implementing strategic business programs, improving business performance, and advising clients to help them improve financial performance, Snehal is passionate about exceeding customer expectations where he has been ultimately responsible for delivering multi-million dollar solutions for hundreds of Fortune 500 clients across a variety of industries.

With specific domain expertise in developing global programs for revenue generation, pricing optimization, expense management and profitability measurement, Snehal's career has included roles as Managing Director, Strategic Engagement for Acorn Systems, and following the acquisition of Acorn Systems by Ignite, serving as Ignite's SVP for Global Professional Services. 

Snehal studied Economics and International Relations at the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to his Ignite responsibilities, Snehal serves as a Member of the Board of Directors at BKV Memorial Foundation, a non-profit focused on South Asian cancer awareness, and is a Co-Founder of Scratchadelphia Academy, a non-profit kids DJ academy in the Philadelphia area. 

Eric Vaughan

Senior Vice President, Business Development

Eric Vaughan is an experienced start-up and M&A executive with a passion for the enterprise technology space. In his role as Senior Vice President, Business Development for Ignite, Eric's diverse background serves Ignite across marketing, professional services and M&A transactions. 

As the founder and CEO of 3 enterprise software companies centered around IBM's enterprise technology business, Eric is well known throughout the industry as an innovator, architect and developer of a number of software, hardware and integration solutions. Following the exit sale of his last technology startup, Eric served as the Chief Integration Officer for the acquiring company, where he helped lead teams through the full cycle of activities to close over 20 M&A transactions including public-company buyouts, private equity and venture capital sales, and several divestiture transactions with IBM.  

Eric is a frequent and noted author in industry publications including featured columns for executives in the enterprise software industry, and is a highly regarded speaker and thought leader on IoT, Cloud Computing, telecommunications and modernization of enterprise applications. 

Outside of Ignite, Eric has been an avid runner, completing 28 marathons and over 50 ultramarathons, including 9 100-mile endurance trail races. Eric was also the founder and executive director for the Half Moon Bay International Marathon.