President & Chief Executive Officer
Charlie Kroll is founder and CEO of Andera, a venture-backed
SaaS provider focused on helping financial institutions acquire
As CEO, Charlie drives the company's growth through innovation,
alliances, and an unyielding commitment to unanimous client
satisfaction. He is active in industry affairs, and serves on the
boards of Venture for America and the e-Financial Enablers
Council, and as Board Chair of Brown University's Entrepreneurship
Charlie was a finalist for the 2009 Ernst & Young
Entrepreneur of the Year, and was named 2006 New England Young
Entrepreneur of the Year by the US Small Business Administration.
He received an A.B. from Brown University and a General Course
Degree from the London School of Economics & Political
SVP, Product Management
Ying leads product strategy and development with a focus on
aligning customer needs, technology, and user experience best
practices to help our clients grow their businesses.
Prior to joining Andera, Ying held various senior product roles
helping financial services organizations both small and large
deliver products and services that enabled improved decision
making, facilitation of regulatory disclosures through online and
mobile channels, and regulatory compliance. Some of these companies
included Broadridge Financial, NewRiver Inc., and Thomson Reuters,
where Ying has also served as active participant on various
industry panels, webinars/conferences, and worked with regulatory
entities including the SEC, demonstrating technology best practices
and investor communication preferences.
Ying holds an MBA from Boston University Graduate School of
Management and a BS from Carnegie Mellon University.
Chief Technical Officer
Rajesh is responsible for all the ones and zeros at Andera. He
joined Andera via the oFlows acquisition, where he also served as
CTO. Prior to oFlows, Rajesh was the CTO at Zopa, responsible for
all engineering and technology operations.
Before Zopa, Rajesh held multiple engineering and product
management positions at Yodlee, a leading provider of online
financial services software products. At Yodlee he helped
build their online money transfer, account verification
and wealth management products. Rajesh has also worked with
Infosys Technologies, a global technology firm, where he
developed billing systems for telecom clients.
Rajesh's interests and experience are in financial services
technology, payment systems and global software development.
Rajesh has a Bachelor's degree in Engineering, with
distinction, from the National Institute of Technology,
SVP, Client Services
As Senior Vice President of Client Services, Craig Wilke is
responsible for implementing and supporting Andera's account
opening solutions with a focus on innovation, user experience, and
Prior to joining Andera, Craig worked in senior consulting roles
for AGENCY.COM and Quadris Consulting. In these positions, he
worked with clients that included Fidelity Investments, Liberty
Mutual, Instinet, and Salomon Brothers to implement both
client-server and J2EE software solutions.
Craig has an A.B. in computer science from Harvard University,
which makes him one wicked smaht guy.
As Senior Vice President of Marketing, Laurie leads advertising
and other communication efforts for clients, prospects and news
media. Laurie brings with her over 20 years of experience and
has built marketing organizations for financial services companies
such as JPMorgan Chase, First Marblehead Corporation and PerkStreet
Financial, a venture backed online banking business.
She spent the first half of her career working for some of the
nation's largest advertising agencies including Wunderman, Hill
Holliday, and Arnold Worldwide where she worked in a variety of
categories including banking, automotive, insurance and packaged
Laurie graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Advertising
from Michigan State University.
Nothing happens until someone sells something, so Tom Sheehan
has overall responsibility for Andera's sales strategy and
execution, including the direct, channel, and account management
teams. He brings with him over 30 years of experience including
both small and large companies in the financial technology
industry, including most recently five years as the Vice President
of Sales at ACI Worldwide (large provider of bill pay and payments
products to financial institutions), and previously four years as
Vice President of Sales for Financial Fusion (a successful online
Sheehan graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in
Accounting from Providence College.
Chief Financial Officer
As CFO, Chris Burns is responsible for managing the company's
financial growth and driving all accounting and administrative
operations. Chris brings 20 years of experience and demonstrated
leadership in the areas of accounting, finance, and operations for
both private and public technology-related firms.
Prior to joining Andera, Chris held the CFO position at Retail
Solutions, a venture-backed SaaS company, where he was responsible
for all finance, accounting and administrative functions. As CFO of
Retail Solutions he played a strategic role in the successful sale
of the company to VeriSign. Chris also served as CFO for Kaon
Interactive, a venture-backed technology company and eBT
International, a publicly traded Web content software company.
Chris earned a BS in Business Administration from Northeastern
University and he holds a MBA from Bryant University. He pretty
much lives in Excel.