Management Team

Scytl´s senior management has broad international experience running leading technology organizations and is singularly focused on developing and delivering secure election management and electronic voting solutions.

Pere Vallès

Chief Executive Officer

Pere Vallès joined Scytl in March 2004 after spending most of his professional career in the United States. Prior to joining Scytl, he was Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of GlobalNet, a NASDAQ publicly-traded telecommunications company headquartered in Chicago. Pere assisted GlobalNet in becoming one of the leading providers of Voice-over-IP in the world and was instrumental in the successful sale of the company to the Titan Corporation, a NYSE defense company.

At GlobalNet, Pere was responsible for designing and executing the strategic plan that led to an increase in revenues from US$ 25 million to over US$ 100 million and brought the company to profitability. Previously, he had worked as Senior Manager for KPMG’s Mergers & Acquisitions group in Los Angeles and Miami providing financial and strategic consulting services to private equity groups and corporations involved in acquisitions in the United States, Latin America and Europe. During his career at KPMG, he actively participated in more than 20 transactions in the telecommunications and technology areas.

Pere has a bachelor degree in Economics and a bachelor degree in Law from the University of Barcelona and a MBA (summa cum laude) from Indiana University.

Jordi Puiggalí

CSO and SVP Research & Security

Jordi Puiggalí has headed Scytl’s Research & Development Department since the formation of the company. He has been instrumental in the development of Scytl’s technology and intellectual property, co-authoring numerous international patents on application-level cryptography and e-voting security.

Prior to joining Scytl, Jordi was the Technical Director for PKI and security projects at the IT department of the Autonomous University of Barcelona.  he has also actively collaborated with the cryptographic research group of the Department of Computer Science at the Autonomous University of Barcelona where he co-directed research projects on PKI and applied cryptography.

Jordi is a security expert and has participated as a speaker and lecturer in numerous international conferences on computer security and applied cryptography.  He has a bachelor degree in Computer Engineering from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

Jean Souto

EVP Global Sales

Jean Souto joined Scytl in November 2007 as Director of Sales for France and the French-speaking countries and is currently Scytl’s VP WW Sales. Jean brings with him over 15 years of sales and marketing experience in the IT sector.

Prior to joining Scytl, Jean worked in France and Luxemburg, and spent most of his professional career at CGBI, a large French publicly-traded IT services firm where he held various senior positions and was a member of its Executive Committee. At CGBI, he was Director of the Insurance & Banking business unit which became the highest growth business unit in the company. Prior to this, Jean worked as Area Manager in Luxemburg and Eastern France which was the most profitable region during the 4 years of Jean’s tenure.

Jean has a bachelor degree in Information Technology with a post-graduate degree in Business Administration.

Nicolas Cumins

Chief Product Officer

As Chief Product Officer, Nicholas Cumins is responsible for Scytl´s election modernization product development ensuring governments across the globe can fully leverage leading edge technology for more efficient, secure and transparent election processes.

Prior to his position at Scytl, Nicholas set the direction for all OpenX products including the company’s three primary products: a global RTB ad exchange that includes yield monetization, ad serving technology and content valuation – all built on a world class platform. IN addition, Nicholas has served in a variety of senior roles, including product management, corporate strategy and business development in the United States, Germany and France with SAP. In particular, he was senior vice president, product management, in charge of all SAP cloud solutions for large enterprises.

Nicholas received his Master in Law and Master in Business from the University Paris II Panthéon Assas.

Julien Moutte

Chief Technology Officer

As Chief Technical Officer, Julien Moutte supports and enables Scytl’s business through his deep technological knowledge. Working closely with the executive team, he ensures a common technical vision spreads across the whole company.

Prior to his position at Scytl, Julien has been a key contributor to the multimedia industry and the open source community for more than 10 years. He is a successful entrepreneur and has founded four companies in the past years. In 2004 he founded Fluendo, a company building multimedia solutions based on the GStreamer framework and in 2006 Flumotion, which specializes in streaming technology and services and partners with world leading telcos such as NTT and Telefónica.

Muriel Moscardini

VP of Delivery

As Vice President of Delivery, Muriel Moscardini is responsible for maintaining Scytl´s commitment on customer satisfaction and the professional excellence of the company´s election project delivery.  Her background as a pioneering industrial engineer together with her skills and expertise are an invaluable asset for the elections industry where customer-oriented operations are key.

Moscardini has occupied a number of strategic managerial positions across a range of industries, and brings a broad scope of experiences in corporate management and business development.  Recent positions held by Moscardini include CEO of Fleundo (a premier multimedia company) in the USA, Business Manager for a major consulting group overseeing engineering projects for aeronautics, defense, and electronics companies and as Operations Manager organizing the mergers of companies and optimizing corporate assets through internal M&A.

Amongst her various degrees, Moscardini holds a Master of Science in Engineering from EPUM and a Business Management cycle from ESADE.

Daniel Navas

VP Finance

Daniel Navas joined Scytl in September 2010 and is currently the VP of Finance.  In his current position, he is responsible of the Accounting and Finance departments.

In his previous position at Scytl as Financial Director, Daniel was instrumental in the development of the organizational structure of the Group in North America, Latin America and Asia-Pacific, which included the creation of multiple new subsidiaries and the acquisition of SOE Software and MAXIM Consulting in the United States, and OAK Soluçoes in Brazil.

Prior to joining Scytl, Daniel was a consultant in Deloitte for 5 years, providing audit assurance to several multinational groups, and also participated in several M&A transactions.

He has a bachelor degree in Business Administration from the University Pompeu Fabra (UPF) and a Master in Finance from the University of Barcelona (UB).

Silvia Caparrós

Corporate Counsel

Silvia Caparrós joins Scytl as Corporate Counsel in 2014, after more than 20 years practicing law. She has advised Scytl, as external lawyer since 2002.

Silvia’ expertise has been focused on corporate, M&A, commercial, copyright and IT&IP law. Prior to joining Scytl, she was partner at Aequitas Abogados Asociados. Before that she was partner at Bufet Albert Sorroca where, as the head of the Mercantile Department, she participated in a large number of acquisitions advising both national and international corporations, including venture capital transactions.

Silvia has been a regular lecturer on copyright law at the Polytechnic University of Catalunya, the University of Barcelona and at ESADE Ramon Llull University, and has written several monographs and articles on such matter.

Her experience brings a global and transversal vision of the legal aspects concerning corporations. This comprehensive overview together with her knowledge of Scytl will aid the company in continuing its worldwide expansion.

Silvia has a bachelor degree in law from the University of Barcelona, a Master in Foreign Commerce and International Law and a post-graduate course in economics from the University of Barcelona. She has also completed the Research Proficiency Degree (MPhil) on the International Law doctoral program at the University of Barcelona and UC Berkeley.

Onno van Dommelen

VP Strategic Accounts & Alliances

Onno van Dommelen joined Scytl in 2004 and currently holds the position of VP Strategic Accounts & Alliances. He has been involved in the successful delivery of many high profile and complex elections modernization, eDemocracy and eVoting projects worldwide, and has provided strategic electoral advice in over twenty countries including Australia, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ecuador, Finland, Iraq, Norway, Peru, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine and United Kingdom.

Onno is a seasoned expert with over 20 years of experience in the IT sector for multinational companies and governments worldwide. He holds wide experience in project management and also has extensive knowledge of software development methods, lifecycles, methodologies as well as software engineering processes, architecture and programming languages.

Before joining in Scytl, Onno was responsible for software development for the Mecalux Robotics division, one of the world’s leading companies in the market of storage solutions. Mr. van Dommelen also has extensive experience in the successful delivery (both calendar and budget) of projects for organizations such as Hewlett Packard, Volvo, British Petroleum, Royal Dutch Army or Hoogovens.

Leticia Barcia

VP Marketing

Leticia Barcia joined Scytl in 2013, and returns to Spain after spending most of her Marketing career abroad.

Prior to joining Scytl, Leticia has directed international marketing teams in both Fortune 1000 organizations – defining and executing marketing strategies for high growth and market leadership – and startups – implementing international marketing strategies from the start-up phase through to public offering and beyond – in Europe, North America and Asia. She has held senior global Marketing positions in companies such as Voltage Security, Panda Security, Powered Inc (acquired by Dachis Group), Motive Inc. (IPO and quoted on Nasdaq as of in 2005 and then acquired by Alcatel), Computer Associates, JDEdwards and and SAS.

Leticia brings global experience in taking tactical marketing initiatives to the next level of strategic international influence, expansion, visibility and growth. She holds a bachelor degree in Business Administration from the Universidad Autónoma of Madrid.

Ben Fagg

VP Pre-Sales

Ben Fagg joined Scytl in January 2007 and is currently VP Pre-Sales. In his current position, he is in charge of a worldwide team of professionals responsible for pre-sales, solution architecture and electoral modernization consulting. Since joining Scytl, he has held a number of positions which have allowed him to lead project activities across all regions, helping governments successfully introduce electoral modernization technology into their electoral processes.

Prior to Scytl, Ben worked in the Banking industry at GFT and Automobile industry at Ford Motor Company. He studied Software Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain, and the University of Waterloo, Canada.

Klaus Thalmann

General Manager Europe

Klaus Thalmann joins Scytl as General Manager Europe. He has spent most of his professional career at global IT companies in senior positions specializing in the Banking Sector. Prior to joining Scytl, he was Managing Director at AGS Global Services, where he was responsible for country management, sales and P&L, and led the transformation of a basic IT services business to a professional services organization doubling its revenues in 3 years. Previously, he worked at Wincor Nixdorf where he managed an international sales division and global account teams taking customers to top ranked accounts worldwide. Prior to this, he hold several sales leadership positions at IBM.

Klaus´ international experience encompasses Europe the US and Latin America and he holds a Bachelor degree in International Business and an MBA specialized in Management Information Systems from Dominican University in Chicago IL.

Marc Fratello

General Manager USA

Marc Fratello was the founder of SOE (a Scytl Company) and is currently the General Manager of Scytl’s operations in the USA. As the founder, CEO and President of SOE, the leading provider of election management software solutions in the United States, Marc helped create an industry that brought software productivity systems to election departments to enable them to be more productive and efficient in running elections.  Under his leadership, Marc grew SOE from inception to a company with over 1,400 US customers in 30 states in approximately 8 years.

Prior to founding SOE, Marc founded and managed PowerCerv Corporation, an ERP/CRM software company that proved the importance and engineered the integration of front (CRM) and back office (ERP) management systems and provided those solutions to manufacturers worldwide.  Marc took PowerCerv public in 1996 and raised $52,000,000 in a very successful and oversubscribed public offering.  Marc received accolades from Inc. Magazine as Entrepreneur of the Year in 1996 for Florida and from Deloitte and Touche for having the second fastest growing company in Florida over a 5 year period.  Marc received a BS degree from Franklin and Marshall College and a MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.

Richard Catahan

General Manager Canada

Richard Catahan joined Scytl as Project Manager for Canada in 2012, managing the Scytl’s accounts in the Region.  Richard has over 25 years of experience in Project Management and Operations in both the public and the private sector.  Prior to joining Scytl, he was the Registrar of Canadore College, Chair of CRALO (Committee of Registrars, Admissions & Liaison Officers for Ontario Colleges) and a Strategic Advisor for the First Nations Learning Unit.  Richard has been featured in various Computer Magazines worldwide in areas related to ISO Methodologies, ITIL and  Service Excellence.

Richard has a Computer Science degree from CDI, Toronto and is a Certified ITSMF from the Council for Service Management Education.

Eric Elbhar

General Manager Asia Pacific

Eric Elbhar joined Scytl as Director of Business Development in May 2008. After successfully leading Scytl´s Business Development team, he will now be the driving force behind the strengthening of Scytl´s strategy in the Asia Pacific Region. Based in Hong Kong Eric will drive an organization that spans a territory comprising almost 3.5 billion citizens, stretching from Pakistan in the west, to China in the east and New Zealand to the south.

Eric has over 15 years of international sales and marketing experience in the technology sector in companies such as CDC Corporation, Ross Systems, Selligent and Cap Gemini. In these companies, he was involved in complex sales processes and in managing the relationships with key partners in countries such as Spain, France, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Morocco, Greece and Latin America.

Eric holds a B.S. degree in Electronics and Computer Engineering from ENSEA Cergy Pontoise (France). He is fluent in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.

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