Executive Team

Kespry’s executive team is dedicated to reinventing how organizations capture, analyze and share insights about their businesses.

Our Team

Our Team

Krishnan Hariharan

President and CEO

 

Krishnan Hariharan is a seasoned technology executive and brings 20 years of diverse operational experience to the company. Prior to joining Kespry, Krishnan held senior leadership positions at PrecisionHawk, SAVO, Sabre and OpenText, including founding River North Labs, a technology consulting company. He has led product management and development, and scaled sales, customer success, and marketing teams. As President & CEO at Kespry, he is focused on building the next generation of aerial intelligence solutions that makes it easy for customers to optimize data collection, automate processing, and extract actionable insights from aerial technology. Krishnan received his Bachelors in Electronics from Delhi University and has an MBA from Duke University.

Lora Paredes

VP of People

 

As Kespry’s VP of People, Lora Paredes delivers on her passion for boosting employees’ workplace performance and engagement. She’s driven to empower high potential, and enhance the skillsets of people leaders and individual contributors in the context of a learning culture. Lora comes to Kespry from the impact investing space with a demonstrated history of working in the venture capital, non-profit and private equity industries in Silicon Valley, and across the US and emerging markets. Prior to joining Kespry, Lora worked with Omidyar Network for over a decade, with eight years as part of their Human Capital Group. At Omidyar, she supported internal people efforts, entrepreneurs and portfolio companies worldwide. She implemented programs and initiatives directly aligned to business strategy in the areas of talent acquisition, performance management, recognition, career development, organizational development, total rewards, and strategic leadership development. Lora holds a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University.

Ben Lee

VP of Sales

 

Ben Lee is responsible for Kespry’s overall go-to-market strategy and leading the sales organization. He brings more than 20 years of enterprise software sales and sales management experience, including managing both direct sales and partner strategies during his career. Prior to Kespry, Ben spent six years at Tableau software in key sales roles including selling to and managing some of Tableau’s largest enterprise customers. Ben has specialized in the analytics and business intelligence space his entire career, with successful sales and leadership roles driving aggressive growth with new product launches at Tableau, Progress Software, Actuate, Pentaho, and CorVu. Ben holds a holds a B.Sc. in Business Education from East Carolina University.

Stephanie Seril

Director of Marketing

 

Stephanie Seril leads the marketing team at Kespry, overseeing growth, go-to-market strategy and overall marketing efforts. She brings with her more than 14 years of marketing, demand generation, events and brand experience. Stephanie’s role has evolved and expanded over the almost three years she’s been at Kespry, where her creativity, revenue-centric thinking and a player/coach mentality has served the company well. Previously, Stephanie held senior positions at TIBCO, Riverbed and Zscaler, where she formed extensive experience in many areas of marketing for the SaaS and cyber security industries. Stephanie holds a B.S. in Marketing and Management from FIDM and Arts Institute of California, San Francisco.

Bernadette Pagan

Director of Finance and Operations

 

Bernadette Pagan joined Kespry in 2015. In her current role as Director of Finance and Operations, Bernadette is responsible for managing the accounting, finance, and operations of Kespry. She has been a key member of our management team spearheading Kespry through different stages of growth. Her leadership has been instrumental in building out and executing various company needs and requirements to keep the company compliant. Prior to Kespry, Bernadette held key roles in Accounting and Finance at companies during their pre-IPO and post-IPO stages. Her specialty is to execute on the company’s vision while focusing on the details to provide solutions, meeting aggressive deadlines while getting the job done. A seasoned finance leader who builds Accounting Teams. Bernadette holds a B.A. in Finance and Economics from Notre Dame de Namur University.

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