Marina Aslanyan joined Smartlinx as COO in 2012 and was promoted to CEO in January 2014.
Prior to joining Smartlinx, she ran the management consulting firm, Altitude Strategic Consulting, where her strategic advice helped clients achieve operational excellence. Before forming Altitude, Marina drove corporate strategy as a key member of the executive team, and head of the Global Professional Services and Product Quality units, at Sparta Systems Inc., a global provider of quality management solutions. She also helped guide the success of the product management, pre-sales, and sales teams.
Earlier in her career, Marina contributed to the success of many technology and life sciences companies through senior positions at Andersen Consulting, PwC, EDS and Barr Laboratories (Teva Pharmaceuticals). Marina earned a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University and a Master of Science in Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering from Baku State University.
Gregor Morela joined Smartlinx in January 2021 from the software-as-a-service (SaaS) and digital ecommerce industry, where he served as a Chief Financial Officer since 2016. Morela brings extensive experience in driving growth for SaaS technology companies. Gregor brings more than two decades of experience to the Smartlinx team. Before joining Smartlinx, Gregor served as Chief Financial Officer at 2Checkout, a SaaS digital ecommerce monetization platform. As CFO, he helped 2Checkout grow from $30M to $80M in revenue through organic growth and acquisitions, as well as balance growth and profitability, and outperform the “rule of 40” leading to realization of value through a sale to Verifone. Gregor started his career in public accounting with PwC and has held various senior finance executive positions for public and private equity backed businesses in payments, software, and technology, including an IPO for a $300M software company on Nasdaq. Gregor graduated from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia with a major in Economics. He is based in the Atlanta, Georgia area.
Brad Kaluzna joined Smartlinx from ADP in September 2020, bringing 15 years of sales leadership and operational experience in human capital management as well as 20 years of progressive sales experience. Brad is an exceptional leader with extensive experience in providing customers with the solutions and tools that help them succeed. Known for his high-energy and results-driven leadership, Brad will help take Smartlinx’s customer acquisition and expansion efforts to the next level. His focus is on lifecycle enterprise sales, sales operations, team building, scalability, and mentorship. Brad’s proven track record includes leading a sales campaign from a pre-product launch to a billion-dollar revenue stream.
Anil Chillarige joined Smartlinx in March 2021 from Triangulum Venture Labs where he served as the entrepreneur in residence. Before working at Triangulum, Anil held positions at several leading technology firms, including Amazon, Dell EMC, MobileIron and TriNet. Anil is a dynamic and accomplished engineering leader with more than 25 years of progressive experience across startups and large companies in product development, project management, people management, team building, R&D and operations. Anil has a proven track record of delivering highly scalable Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) products with large data management and processing in Healthcare, Security, Compliance, eCommerce, CRM, HCM, Archiving and Legal Discovery markets. He is based in California.
Michelle Holmes joins Smartlinx following her role as VP and CMO at the non-profit AT&T Performing Arts Center, overseeing brand and marketing strategy, digital marketing and platforms, advertising and show promotion, public relations, and graphic design. She joined the Center following an eighteen-year career at AT&T, where she led a team responsible for marketing communications, advertising and digital globally as AVP of Marketing for AT&T Global Business Solutions. She led Integrated Marketing and Brand Management as Executive Director in Global Marketing where she was chosen to launch, lead and serve as spokesperson for the “It Can Wait” movement, AT&T’s initiative to end texting while driving. She earned her BA in Communications and Journalism from Texas A&M University.
Shonna Andersen joined Smartlinx as the Head of People and Culture in February 2022. She brings over 27 years of Human Resources experience, most recently as the Global Vice President of Human Resources at Conduent where she collaborated with senior leadership to drive transformation, organizational development, change management, and talent planning initiatives. Shonna’s experience spans public, private, and PE-backed companies, where she has facilitated organizational change and business transformation in M&A, divestiture, spinoff, and IPO environments. Previously, Shonna held various HR leadership positions at Sabre, Citigroup, and Sedgwick CMS. She earned a BA in Corporate Communications & Public Relations from Doane University.