Exterro’s Leadership Team

Bobby Balachandran

Bobby Balachandran

President and CEO

Bobby Balachandran is the founder, president and CEO of Exterro, Inc. After an extensive career building mission-critical applications in the financial services, healthcare and telecommunications sectors, Bobby founded Exterro with the conviction that the legal industry was rife with opportunities for process improvements that could be driven from lessons learned in other industries. Today, Bobby fulfills Exterro’s founding principles by leading the company in building a comprehensive platform for global corporations to mitigate risks, control costs, and have complete end to end visibility into their legal processes. Bobby holds a BS in computer science from Government College of Technology in Coimbatore, India, and an MS in computer science from Portland State University in Portland, Oregon.

Shashidhar Angadi

Shashidhar Angadi

Executive Vice President, Technology

Shashidhar Angadi is the head of Technology Operations at Exterro and drives the development of cutting-edge software to serve the needs of corporate legal and IT teams at Global 2000 organizations. Leveraging more than 15 years of experience in the IT industry, Shashidhar focuses on architecture frameworks, portals, security, service-oriented architecture, CRM and application integration in his leadership role at Exterro. He holds a BS in computer science from Bangalore University in Bangalore, India.

Bobby Jahanbani

Bobby Jahanbani

Vice President, Sales

Bobby Jahanbani leads Exterro’s global Corporate/Enterprise sales team as well as the State, Local and Education (SLED) sales team. Bobby joined Exterro in 2013 and is a veteran corporate legal software sales leader with more than 25 years of experience. Prior to joining Exterro, Bobby held a variety of sales and management positions at iManage (Interwoven-Autonomy), CompuLaw, X1, Bridgeway, Mitratech and Datacert. Bobby holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and earned an MBA from the University of California Irvine.

Alice Lawrence

Alice Lawrence

Chief Customer Officer

Alice Lawrence is Exterro’s Chief Customer Officer, responsible for ensuring all Exterro customers achieve their desired outcome. Alice came to Exterro from Jordan Lawrence, the leading privacy and information governance software and services company, where she was Principal. During her time with Jordan Lawrence, Alice was the driving force behind the development and automation of all Jordan Lawrence software and services and helped ensure alignment with rapidly expanding legal and regulatory obligations. She has been instrumental in helping hundreds of companies develop comprehensive data inventories for GDPR Compliance.

Bill Piwonka

Bill Piwonka

Chief Marketing Officer

Bill Piwonka oversees all marketing functions for Exterro. His background is firmly rooted in B2B marketing operations. During the past 20 years, Bill has led marketing teams and initiatives spanning strategy, product marketing, product management, demand generation, marketing communications and business development. Prior to joining Exterro, he served as the vice president of marketing at Janrain. Bill has also held marketing management positions at EthicsPoint (now NavexGlobal), Centennial Software, Serena Software, Intel and Oracle. He earned an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and holds a BA in quantitative economics from Stanford University.

Ajith Samuel

Ajith Samuel

Chief Product Officer

Ajith Samuel is Exterro's Chief Product Officer and leads the company’s product strategy team in creating innovative solutions to help large corporations navigate information smarter. Ajith has 15 years of experience in regulatory compliance and designing and architecting large-scale information systems for the futures industry. He holds a master’s degree in computer applications from St. Joseph’s in Trichy, India.

Michelle Spencer

Michelle Spencer

Chief Financial Officer

Michelle Spencer oversees all finance and accounting functions for Exterro. During the past 15 years, she has led similar functions at global high-growth technology companies that provide cloud-based solutions and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) systems. She has been instrumental in guiding companies to achieve significant growth and profitability. Earlier in her career, she held executive and senior level positions primarily with companies in legal, retail, distribution, and manufacturing industries. She earned an MBA from Duke University and holds a BBA in Accounting from The University of Texas in Austin. She is a licensed CPA.

Kavitha Thangasami

Kavitha Thangasami

Vice President Global Talent Management & Chief Data Scientist

Dr. Thangasami is responsible for overseeing all functions at the Exterro R&D office, which includes software development, technical support and corporate management. With more than 10 years of research experience in distributed data sciences and doctoral degrees in computer science and engineering, she is ideally qualified to lead Exterro’s big data strategy and development of predictive and prescriptive analytics. In addition to her doctoral degrees, she also has earned a master’s degree in business administration.

Trey Tramonte

Trey Tramonte

VP of Sales and Channels

Trey Tramonte oversees Sales for Exterro’s existing client base, as well as, Mid-market and Federal Sales along with, Strategic Partnerships. Trey is an experienced executive software leader and has successfully lead growth initiatives for a broad range of organizations from early stage start-ups to fortune 500 corporations. Before joining Exterro Trey served in leadership positions with Bindivew (Aquired by Symantec), BMC, Guidance Software, AccesData, Bloomfire, and NetSpend.