Leadership

Leadership Team

Meet our expert team of executives who have a track record of success and share a common passion and vision.

Derek Edwards
Chief Executive Officer

Derek Edwards is the Co-Founder and CEO of Globys. Derek has spent the past 16 years building businesses based on data and analytics technology and as a founder, corporate executive, investor, industry leader and entrepreneur, his work has had a profound impact on how companies engage with their customers. Derek has helped to build Globys into a leading provider of big data technology solutions that are deployed to leading companies around the world.

In 1996, Derek co-founded CallVision and as President and CEO successfully grew the business until he sold it to VeriSign, Inc. in 2006. Derek continued to lead the business as a Vice President at VeriSign until 2008 when he led the spinout of Globys from VeriSign.

Derek’s development of new and successful business models, continued leadership around product innovation and commitment to the company’s customers, employees and investors have been credited with playing a key role in Globys’ success.

A true entrepreneur, Derek is a sought-after advisor on finding growth through strategic mergers and acquisitions. Recently he served as strategic advisor to Seattle based GoTime and helped successfully sell the business to the leading data and marketing solutions provider InfoGroup.

Derek is based in Seattle, Washington and graduated from the University of Washington, School of Business.

Mark Sten
Executive Vice President of Strategy & Business Development

Mark Sten is the Co-founder and Executive Vice President of Strategy & Business Development at Globys, responsible for developing global partnerships and initiatives for the company. A long-time technology, communications and media executive, Mark brings more than 20 years of experience to the team. 

In his entrepreneurial ventures, Mark has successfully co-founded companies, secured financing and commercialized new products and services. Prior to joining Globys, he served as Vice President Strategy, Product Marketing and Sales for VeriSign, which Globys spun off of in 2008. He also served as Vice President of Sales and Business Development for CallVision. In previous years, Mark was co-founder of Altus Alliance, President of Light Green Company, and co-founder of The Hartman Group, which was acquired by the global advertising agency DDB.

Mark holds a BA in Economics from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and a MA/ABD from the Annenberg School of Communications at the University of CA.  He is based in Seattle where he interfaces on a regular basis with leading technology and media companies, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists.

Craig Baughn
Senior Vice President of Client Services

Craig Baughn is the Senior Vice President of Client Services for Globys, where he leads a global team focused on providing value to Globys’ clients by offering superior customer service, including delivery, support and operations management, and professional services. Craig has more than 25 years of experience in the technology industry, with specialized expertise in client relationship management, software design and engineering, cloud computing and high-volume transactional platforms designed for global customers.

Prior to Globys, Craig served as Vice President of Global Hosting Operations for Concur, a leading Software as a Service (SaaS) provider based in Redmond, WA. In this role, Craig was responsible for the Service Level Management and Infrastructure Services, including application support, monitoring and systems engineering, and network configuration for a suite of SaaS product offerings to over 10,000 global clients located in over 75 countries worldwide.

Prior to Concur, Craig was Vice President of Enterprise Services for Safeco, a Fortune 500 Financial Services company located in Seattle, WA. Craig led a staff of over 300 IT professionals, whose responsibilities included overseeing all aspects of software engineering and technology delivery and support for the property and casualty sales, service and claims functions as well as all corporate enterprise functions.

Based in Seattle, Craig is a graduate of the University of Washington, where he earned a B.A. in Quantitative Methods.

John Rynn
Vice President of Financial Services

As Vice President of Financial Services, John is responsible for the development and execution of high performance Sales Enablement programs, including sales support, solution architecting, pre-sales engineering and all field support for global sales activities. With more than 23 years of experience in the technology industry with a focus on billing and BSS/OSS software and platforms, John possesses a unique expertise in the linking of product capabilities and requirements with our ongoing sales efforts.

 Prior to Globys, John was responsible for client delivery and product management for Reporting & Analytics at VeriSign, following VeriSign’s acquisition of CallVision, where he served as Vice President, Canadian region. Prior to CallVision, John was Vice President, Industry Vertical Marketing at CGI, an end-to-end IT services and consulting firm. He oversaw marketing for telecommunications and energy and utilities, and was actively engaged in large projects and integration of new businesses into CGI.

 Based in Burlington, Ontario, John holds a bachelor of applied science in civil engineering from the University of Toronto, and is a registered Professional Engineer in Ontario.

Jennie Ellis
Vice President of Human Resources

As Vice President of Human Resources, Jennie and her team oversee the global recruiting and HR operations of Globys.  

Prior to Globys, Jennie ran the prestigious Microsoft Alumni Network and partnered closely with Microsoft HR staff worldwide on their alumni rehire initiatives.  Since the beginning of her career, Jennie has been responsible for the hiring of hundreds of top talent and has been a key player in helping companies to scale from "out of the basement" to over 1000 employees in record time.

A Seattle-native, Jennie graduated Cum Laude from the University of Washington.