The Current Mize Executive Team
Founder and CEO
Ashok Kartham is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Mize. He is a successful serial entrepreneur with 15+ years of experience as CEO of software and high-tech companies. Ashok founded 4CS, the leading warranty and service lifecycle management company, acquired in 2011 by Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC), a multi-billion-dollar public software company listed on NASDAQ. Ashok also founded Mize, Inc in Tampa, FL, in 2012 to create a platform for connected, mobile, and social consumers. The Mize platform provides access to product information, support, and services from brands and social networks. Ashok holds a degree in Computer Science from JNTU, Hyderabad. Ashok has been involved as both an investor and board member in organizations that help foster entrepreneurship.
Stuart Ransom is the Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) of Mize with responsibility for all revenue generation processes, including new customer acquisition, account management and customer success, subscription renewals, and revenue expansion across Mize’s global customer base. Stuart has 20+ years of sales leadership experience and was most recently Vice President, Global Account Management with Acquia. His career experience spans the generation of brand value in early and growth-stage settings to significant revenue management responsibility delivering technology-driven transformational business outcomes with large enterprise SaaS/PaaS companies. Stuart holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, Computer Information Systems from Bryant University, and a Strategic Decision and Risk Management Certificate from Stanford University.
Gary Napotnik is the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of Mize. He is responsible for leading the overall global marketing strategy, branding, and product marketing to achieve Mize’s growth and business objectives. Gary has dedicated his career to building emerging technology marketing practices in the SaaS, IT Security, and GRC industries. As a technology executive, he has a proven track record of successfully taking companies from pre-IPO to multibillion-dollar growth. Before joining Mize, Gary was Senior Vice President of Global Marketing for SecureSky Inc, a SaaS-based cybersecurity company. Gary’s successful track record includes his ability to build, mentor, and guide high performing marketing teams to achieve success. He also has held senior leadership positions at Rsam, NTT Security, Solutionary, Rockwell Automation, and IBM. Gary holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Fairmont State University.
Vice President Product Development
Naveen Srinivas is Vice President of Product Development at Mize. He has a demonstrated history in conceptualizing, designing and implementing world-class Aftermarket sales and service solutions. He possesses extensive domain expertise in niche after-sales solutions such as Field Service Management, Warranty/Claims, Service/Maintenance Contracts, Registrations, Extended Warranty, Inspections, Support, Orders, Returns, and more. Naveen has a career spanning 18 years in creating, building, enhancing and supporting Products and Solutions catered for durable product companies such as Automotive, Agricultural and Construction Equipment, Home Electronics, Consumer Durables, HVAC, Heavy Equipment, etc. He brings extensive experience and knowledge in the overall product development lifecycle. A strong product management professional with a track record of increasing end-customer satisfaction, ease of doing business, and generalizing ad-hoc and standalone solutions into more standardized and globally accepted systems. Naveen holds an MS in Computer Science from the University of Alabama, Huntsville and an IT Engineering degree from Dr. Ambedkar Institute of Technology, Bangalore.
VP, Customer Services and Support
Cynthia Balusek is the Vice President, Customer Services and Support at Mize, with responsibility for implementation, training, and support. Cynthia has over 20 years of experience in customer experience and was most recently Vice President, Global Customer Support at Revionics, a SaaS-based provider of science-based pricing software. Cynthia has also held leadership roles at Civitas Learning, Bigcommerce, OutboundEngine, Blackbaud, and PeopleAdmin. Cynthia holds a Masters of Business Administration from Baylor University and a Bachelor of Arts from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College.