Management Team

Doug Dennerline

Doug Dennerline


Doug Dennerline is the CEO of Alfresco.

Prior to Alfresco, Doug served as President of SuccessFactors, responsible for worldwide sales, professional services, marketing, customer success, solution consultants, and strategic consulting. Doug was also Executive Vice President of Enterprise Sales at Salesforce. Prior to Salesforce, Doug had several roles at Cisco, including heading the WebEx group as Senior Vice President of the Collaboration Software Group. Doug holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Arizona State University.

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John Newton

John Newton

CTO and Chairman

John Newton, CTO and Chairman, has had one of the longest and most influential careers in content management. In 1990, John co-founded, designed and led the development of Documentum®, the leader in content management acquired by EMC®.

For the next ten years, he invented many of the concepts widely used in the industry today. In addition, he built Documentum's marketing and professional services organizations in Europe. John has also been an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Benchmark Capital. John was one of the founding engineers at Ingres® where he helped develop the world's first commercial relational database. John graduated with a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley.

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Carlton Baab

Carlton Baab

Chief Finance Officer

Carlton Baab is Alfresco's CFO and is responsible for Alfresco's worldwide finance, internal IT, accounting, HR and administrative operations.

Prior to joining Alfresco, Carlton was CFO of Lithium Technologies, a cloud-based Social CRM company providing branded communities for customer engagement, and before that, as President and CEO, where he managed the successful financial turnaround of TigerLogic Corporation. Carlton has experience as COO, CFO, and CIO of both public and private high growth companies, negotiating funding rounds, IPO experience and successful M & A transactions. Carlton holds an MBA from Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science degree, with honors, in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California.

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Andrea Lagan

Andrea Lagan

Global Vice President of Customer Success

Andrea is Alfresco's Global Vice President of Customer Success and Marketing, responsible for driving strategies and programs to ensure customers realize maximum value and success from Alfresco solutions.

As a customer experience veteran with nearly 25 years’ experience, Andrea has successfully led customer focused teams responsible for driving business growth, customer retention, and exceptional customer experiences. Prior to joining Alfresco, she was responsible for the Oracle RightNow and Oracle Taleo Cloud Service delivery organizations as Vice President of Cloud Support at Oracle. Prior to Oracle, Andrea held senior leadership positions in Customer Support, Services, and Operations for RightNow Technologies, NetScout Systems, Network General, and Remedy Corporation and is a frequent speaker at customer experience events.

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Thomas DeMeo

Vice President of Product Management

Thomas DeMeo is Vice President of Product Management and General Manager of the Alfresco One product line.

With a mix of early start-up and global corporate experience, Thomas has focused his 23-year career in product roles with Silicon Valley icons including Adobe, HP and Citrix. With deep leadership and product management experience, he has contributed and led teams responsible for industry-leading product lines that each generated over $1B annually.  Most recently Thomas served as Senior Director of Product Management at Citrix and focused on helping enterprises deliver apps and data across private, public and hybrid cloud infrastructure.  While at HP, Thomas focused on integrated commerce and accessing apps and data across PC and mobile devices. Thomas spent 7 years at Adobe and led the Creative Suite product teams responsible for product integration, file and metadata management and delivered key interfaces into a range of content management systems, like Alfresco.

Thomas earned an MBA from San Jose State University and has an engineering undergraduate degree from Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, Massachusetts. 

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Paul Holmes-Higgin

Paul Holmes-Higgin

General Manager Activiti

Dr Paul Holmes-Higgin is General Manager for Alfresco's Activiti product.

Paul has over 20 years experience of managing teams in collaborative research and development, both in open source and proprietary software organizations, including IBM® and Documentum®. His focus has always been to realize advanced technology solutions to real world problems. His expertise covers Knowledge-based Expert Systems, Neural Networks, Information Extraction and Multilingual Natural Language Processing. Paul has been pivotal in a number of innovation start-ups, as well as having extensive experience of corporate production systems with Resumix® and Documentum®. Paul has PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Surrey.

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Brian Remmington

Brian Remmington

Vice President of Engineering

Brian Remmington has responsibility for all aspects of the engineering and documentation teams at Alfresco.

Originally joining Alfresco in 2009 as Software Architect, Brian has been leading teams of software engineers to develop high-quality, enterprise-scale products since 1993. Prior to Alfresco he was Chief Architect at Mediasurface, another CMS vendor based in the UK, and he's been designing and leading the development of content management systems since 1997. With a diverse background in both product development and software consulting, Brian has deep, practical experience of a wide range of software development techniques and processes, and has a pragmatic approach to applying them to best effect.

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Paul Warenski

Paul Warenski

Chief Legal Officer & General Counsel

Paul Warenski is Alfresco's Chief Legal Officer & General Counsel, responsible for all aspects of the company's worldwide legal operations.

Paul is a seasoned software executive with more than 20 years of legal experience. Paul most recently served as EVP and General Counsel at ServiceSource, which provides cloud applications and services for recurring-revenue management, where he led the company’s successful IPO. He also served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Intraware, a SaaS company that provided digital file delivery and entitlement management, and at Commerce One, an e-commerce software company, both of which were publicly traded. Earlier in his career, Paul practiced at the San Francisco law firm of Schachter, Kristoff, where he became a partner. He began his career working as a law clerk for a federal judge and as a senior legislative advisor to a United States congressman. Paul received his law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law (with honors), and holds a Master's Degree from the London School of Economics. He also has BS degrees in economics, political science and philosophy from the University of Utah.

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Ray Martinelli

Ray Martinelli

Chief People Officer

Ray Martinelli leads worldwide human resources at Alfresco. Ray brings a wealth of HR experience from over 20 years in management roles at industry-leading companies.

Ray was most recently Chief People Officer at ServiceSource, which provides cloud applications and services for recurring revenue management. During his tenure the organization grew from 150 employees to over 3,000 employees worldwide. Prior to that, he was SVP of Human Resources for Macromedia, and before that VP of Human Resources at Juniper Networks and Computer Curriculum Corporation. Ray was also a HR Director at Apple. Ray received his BA degree in Organizational Communications from Sacramento State University and a Masters in Organization Development from Golden Gate University.

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