Steve Hughes - President & CEO
Steve Hughes has lead Aspect from a start-up software specialist in the oil industry to the leader in Cloud-delivered solutions for multiple commodities. Steve's software expertise continues to spearhead Aspect's continued annual growth as a top technology platform which has helped create a new paradigm for the way commodities trading companies select ETRM/CTRM software. Aspect's successful evolution to a leading global solution is fueld by Steve's business prowess and years of experience in software which includes: CEO of Carnegie Information Systems, a provider of highly customizable CRM software solutions; Vice President of International Operations of Europe for YOUcentric, which was purchased by J D Edwards (since acquired by Peoplesoft, now Oracle). At YOUcentric, along with building the company's operations from scratch in the UK and Europe, he participated in the company's IPO, merger and acquisitions activities. He gained significant exposure to the process, and built relationships within both the software and investment community that he has sustained and strengthened since. Steve has also built relationships and business partnerships with key executives within CGEY, PWC and others. Prior to YOUcentric, Steve served on the management teams at POINT Informations Systems, Seer Technologies and Legent Corporation.
Brigette Gebhard, Vice President of Sales & Marketing
Brigette Gebhard is a long-time veteran of Aspect Enterprise Solutions. She has more than twenty years of consumer and business-to-business marketing experience. As VP of Marketing, she is responsible for regional and global retention and new business programs, communications, analyst and public relations, and plays a key role in Aspect's continued growth. Her background includes brand building, print and online advertising, direct response marketing, corporate communications and public relations. Brigette also leads the AspectDSC market data sales team globally. Brigette has lead sales and marketing teams in the publishing, gaming/hotels, and software/technology industries, and has been driving subscription revenues for oil-industry products and services for more than 16 years. Prior to joining Aspect she was on the management team of leading North American petroleum publisher, OPIS, where she was instrumental in developing, launching, and supporting more than USD 25 million in real-time news, pricing and analytical services and seminars for oil and transportation professionals.
Chetna Bhatia, Vice President of Customer Services
Chetna Bhatia has more than 19 years of experience in financial/derivatives markets and joined Aspect in 2009. Her expertise includes achieving overall client satisfaction, program and project management from inception to completion, client management, team building, and liaison for end users and technical teams. She has a rare combination of business knowledge, program management and technical skills. Prior to joining Aspect, Chetna worked for a number of companies including SunGard, Smarts Group, Vedaris and interacted with clients including BG, Shell, Statoil UK, Camuzzi, BP, AEP, MVV and the London Stock Exchange. At Aspect, she has played a key role in setting up processes and tools for taking professional services, quality assurance and global support to the next level.
Seetha Bansil, Financial Director
As Finance Director, Seetha oversees all aspects of finance and administration globally. She has extensive experience in accounting and managing finance activities for leading corporations including Johnson and Johnson, Orthofix, Dun and Bradstreet, Xerox, Reed Elsevier, Facilities Services Group and State Bank. Much of her experience and strength at Aspect is in her ability to manage detailed financial information with varying laws and tax practices throughout Europe, North America and Asia. Seetha holds a Bachelor of Commerce from McMaster University in Canada and is CIMA qualified.
Alexander Pastron, Chief Technology Officer
Alexander Pastron leads a large team of developers and infrastructure professionals creating world-class solutions for Aspect. Alexander brings to Aspect an IT background spanning more than 20 years of international experience in Investment Banking and Retail Financial Services Technology. Alexander has played key leadership roles for recognized companies with an excellent delivery record and vision for integrating complex systems that are reliable and scalable. His expertise is in application development, infrastructure domains, in-house development, third-party system integration, and client relations. Prior to joining Aspect, Alexander held roles at Credit Suisse, CMC Markets, and others. Alexander holds a Master of Science Degree in Physics from New York University, and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Moscow University of Physics and Technology.