Management Team

Sanjay Sathe

Sanjay Sathe

President and Chief Executive Officer

Sanjay Sathe founded RiseSmart after more than two decades in marketing management, leading successful sales and marketing organizations domestically and internationally for more than 20 years. He has specialized in product marketing, CRM, loyalty programs, branding, marketing communications,... Read more

Dan Davenport

Senior Vice President, Operations & Finance

Dan oversees RiseSmart’s world class delivery organization and global partnerships. Dan also heads finance, accounting and administration for the company.  In his role, Dan ensures RiseSmart’s products and services are delivered effectively to meet the company’s operating, financial, and most... Read more

Josh Barlow

Vice President, US Operations

Josh Barlow has been a key player in RiseSmart’s operational success. It’s his mission to improve our processes and build our teams so that we can meet and exceed our goals for effectiveness, excellence and customer satisfaction. Josh brings an expansive, senior-level background in professional... Read more

Karen Stevens

Vice President, Practice Strategy

Karen Stevens heads up the team that created RiseSmart’s acclaimed career transition methodology. She is responsible for the long-term vision and continuous development in all of our practice areas, including career transition, career management and human capital management.  Prior to her current... Read more

Kim Johnson

Vice President, Sales

Kim Johnson brings a unique combination of experiences to her work as sales leader and global trainer. She’s known for securing and maintaining relationships with key customers and for ensuring that the company meets client and customer expectations in the very best way. Kim has worked in a broad... Read more
Karin Bootsma

Karin Bootsma

Vice President, Marketing

As vice president of marketing, Karin adds to RiseSmart’s talented leadership team two decades of high-tech, HCM, and SaaS marketing experience, including several years as vice president of marketing at public and private companies.  In her role at RiseSmart, Karin is responsible for providing the... Read more
Tony Santora

Tony Santora

Managing Director, Global Markets

As Vice President with RiseSmart, Tony adds his global talent and career management expertise to the management team while bolstering RiseSmart's position as a market leader in next generation outplacement solutions and helping grow our client roster of Fortune 1000 firms.  Prior to joining... Read more

Vikash Chauhan

Vice President, Engineering

As leader of the engineering team, Vikash steers the vision, roadmap, and builds and delivers RiseSmart’s suite of web-based products. A dynamic market innovator, Vikash is known for leadership in both small startusps and Fortune 500 organizations. He builds talented onshore and offshore teams and... Read more
Hanif Ismail

Hanif Ismail

Vice President, Products

Hanif has over 20 years of experience in the Human Capital Management and Enterprise Applications market. He brings a unique blend of broad executive experience in enterprise software and global HR Systems management for Fortune 100’s, including Ford Motor Company. Hanif brings a strong track... Read more