Meet our leadership team

Laurie Schultz

Laurie Schultz
President, CEO, & Board Member

Dan Zitting

Dan Zitting
Chief Customer Experience Officer

Keith Cerny

Keith Cerny
Chief Technology Officer

Kathy Enros

Kathy Enros
Vice President, Talent

John Lauinger

John Lauinger
General Counsel

Meet our board of directors.

ACL’s commitment to diversity and inclusion extends all the way to our board of directors, 50% of whom are female, including our CEO, Laurie Shultz, who was named one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women for three consecutive years.

Harald Will
Executive Chair, Board

Technology entrepreneur Harald Will started the commercial operations of ACL in 1987, growing it to be the leading audit analytic software company in the world. His vision and guidance set the company on a trajectory to becoming the leading provider of enterprise governance software powered by data automation.

From ACL’s first product offering for internal, external, and government audit markets to the full range of solutions available today serving governance, risk, and compliance professionals, Harald built the company and team with a focus on excellent customer service, integrity, trust, and respect. In 2012, Harald transitioned to Executive Chair of ACL’s board to support the management team on strategy, passing the CEO reins to Laurie Schultz.

Harald was recognized as a Business in Vancouver “Forty under 40” award recipient and was named one of Treasury & Risk Management magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in Finance” in 2005 and again in 2009.

Eric Patel
Chair of Board

Eric has 30 years of business experience, having worked with companies ranging from Fortune 500 conglomerates to start-ups in the US, Europe, and Canada. Eric came to Vancouver from the San Francisco Bay Area as CFO, to help turn around the world’s leading business intelligence reporting software company, Crystal Decisions, now owned by SAP. His prior experience spans the retail, consumer products, food, and banking industries.
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In addition to ACL, Eric serves on the Boards of Ritchie Bros Auctioneers (NYSE, TSX) and Daiya Foods. His outside passions include beekeeping and trying to launch a sustainable salmon aquaculture industry in BC.

Eric holds an MBA from Stanford University and BA from Brown University.

Greg Wolfe
Chief Operating Officer, Marketo

Greg has been in the technology industry for more than 30 years, leading international go-to-market and operations teams of all sizes. He has been involved in multiple M&A activities on both the buy and sell side including Crystal Decisions, Business Objects, and most recently Marketo where, as COO, he was part of leading a significant transformation in advance of its sale to Adobe. Greg has served on ACL’s board since 2010.
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Greg’s outside interests include enjoying an active lifestyle in Vancouver and occasionally sharing his love of soul/blues by tickling the ivories of his Hammond B3 amongst other keyboard toys.

Greg has previously been recognized as a Business in Vancouver top 40 under 40 winner.

Greg attended the University of Regina in Saskatchewan, Canada, graduating with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration.

Laurie Schultz
President, CEO, ACL

Laurie Schultz is responsible for leading the transformation of ACL’s global business by mobilizing talent toward category disruption and double-digit growth.

With over 25 years of experience in software and technology sectors, Laurie has led 12 multimillion-dollar software P&Ls spanning the personal finance, small business accounting, SaaS, ERP, business intelligence, and GRC categories. Holding prior leadership positions with Sage, Intuit, KPMG, and TELUS, Laurie has both doubled revenues and doubled profits by empowering change and relentlessly focusing on the “right critical few.”
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Since being appointed CEO of ACL in 2011, Laurie has successfully pivoted the company from hard sales of software to a software-as-a-service model with over 300 employees and to accolades as one of Canada’s top employers.

Laurie is a strong advocate for technology and serves as the board chair of the BC Tech Association. Her voice is an important contributor to the Canadian technology landscape and she is a preeminent thought leader published in media outlets such as the Huffington Post and the Globe and Mail.

Gold Stevie AwardShe has received multiple leadership awards, including being named to the Women’s Executive Network’s (WXN) 2017 and 2016 Canada’s Most Powerful Women list, the 2015 Gold Stevie® Award for Female Executive of the Year, the YWCA’s 2015 “Women of Distinction” award, Business in Vancouver’s 2014 “Women of Influence” award, and the Minerva Foundation’s 2013 “Excellence in Leadership” award. Laurie has also been featured as one of Canada’s Top 20 Women in IT Channel (2011) and in the Top 100 Women in the North America Channel (2012).

Laurie holds an MBA and a Bachelor of Commerce degree, both from University of Alberta. She proudly makes her home in Vancouver with her husband, two children and their dog, Stripe.

Carolyn Devine Saint
Chief Audit Executive, University of Virginia

Carolyn Devine Saint is the Chief Audit Executive of the University of Virginia. Appointed in April 2015, she is responsible for the leadership of the University Audit Department, an independent and objective assurance and consulting activity guided by a philosophy of adding value to improve the operations of the University of Virginia and the University of Virginia Health System. Saint is a member of the President’s Executive Cabinet and serves as a key leader in enhancing and protecting organizational value by providing risk based and objective assurance, advice, and insight.
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During her time at the University of Virginia, Saint has revitalized the University Audit Department, refocusing its efforts toward delivering valued insights on the risks that matter most. She serves as a mentor in the Center for Leadership Excellence’s Cornerstone Program and contributes to staff training and development through presentations at the Organizational Excellence Quality Core Network and other venues.

Saint previously served as vice president and chief audit executive for several multinational companies, including Sears Holdings, Lowe’s, and 7-Eleven. She began her career at Deloitte, serving clients in the manufacturing, healthcare, and not for profit sectors.

An active advocate for the internal auditing profession, Saint has chaired the Institute of Internal Auditors’ (IIA) North American Board of Directors, served as an IIA global board member, and was a member of the IIA Research Foundation Board of Trustees. She most recently served as IIA Global Advocacy chair, where she led the creation of the IIA’s global advocacy platform. She currently serves on the IIA”s Global Perspectives & Insights advisory council. She also serves on the volunteer boards of Leadership Charlottesville Alumni Association and the American Red Cross Central & Shenandoah Virginia.

Shanti Atkins
Founder, NAVEX Global

Shanti is a seasoned entrepreneur and operator with more than 20 years of experience building innovative, fast-growth organizations.

She is the founder of NAVEX Global, the world’s largest ethics and compliance software and services company. Under Shanti’s leadership, NAVEX grew from less than $5 million in revenues to more than $200 million, becoming one of the most recognized brands in governance, risk and compliance (GRC) and exceeding a billion dollar valuation.
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Shanti actively serves on multiple company boards, primarily focused on software and tech-enabled services. She has deep experience working with both entrepreneurs and investors, with a focus on strategic planning, sales and marketing, M&A strategy, product development, and thought leadership.

Shanti has unique expertise in building and investing in disruptive technologies that transform the way we think, communicate, and behave in the workplace. She has a passion for helping good companies become great, with an established track record of maximizing enterprise value and providing superior returns to investors.

Shanti’s experience in GRC lends additional value to her board work given the increasing importance of ethics and risk management on business performance. She has advised some of the world’s leading brands on how to build exceptional cultures and was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics.

Shanti received her Masters of Law (LL.M.) from Harvard University where she was a Viscount Bennett Fellow and served on the Harvard Negotiation Law Review. Shanti received her J.D. and her B.A. (Film) from Queen’s University (Canada) where she was a Queen’s National Scholar.

Shanti has been a featured expert for a wide range of media outlets, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNN and The Huffington Post.

Rob Arditi
Partner, Norwest Venture Partners

Rob is a partner on Norwest Venture Partners’ growth equity team and joined ACL’s board with the firm’s strategic minority investment in ACL. He focuses on growth equity and buyout investments in the technology-enabled services and consumer industries. Rob’s current investments include ACL, Avetta, Bailey 44, Cority, Kendra Scott Design, PCA Skin, and TurnItIn. Rob was previously involved with Norwest’s investments in 1010data (acquired by Advance) and The Retail Equation (acquired by Appriss).
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Before joining Norwest, Rob was an associate at Lake Capital, where he focused on growth equity and buyout investments in the tech-enabled services industry. He previously worked as an analyst in the Consumer & Retail Group within the investment banking division at Goldman, Sachs & Co, focusing on mergers and acquisitions advisory assignments and principal investments.

Earlier, Rob was a Senior Equity Research Associate at Raymond James & Associates where he co-launched the firm’s Homeland Security Technology practice.

Rob holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a major in management. He also has a MS degree in finance and a BS degree in finance, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Florida.