Meet Our Leadership Team

Executive

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John Christopher

Chief Technology Officer

As the first C2FO employee, John has helped build the C2FO system from the ground up and continues to ensure C2FO engineering teams are delivering the C2FO vision in a timely and scalable manner. John has 15+ years of technical experience, ranging from military weather applications to online auction platforms. John was a weather forecaster in the U.S. Navy and still enjoys talking weather. John holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science. John, his wife and four kids reside in the metro Kansas City area.

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Aditya Devurkar

Head of Data Science & Operations

Aditya Devurkar is Senior Vice President responsible for developing C2FO’s innovation center in India, and leading the data science and governance organizations. Before joining C2FO, Aditya worked at Groupon, leading their consumer email experience and merchant marketing technology initiatives. He started his career at Amazon as a software engineer. Aditya holds a BE from Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra in India, and an MS in Computer Science from Georgia Institute of Technology. He co-founded YEPKC, a local non-profit organization that nurtures and grows young entrepreneurial talent in and around the Kansas City metro area. Aditya lives in Leawood, KS, where he enjoys long drives listening to Hindi music and walks around local parks with his wife and a young toddler.

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Alex Donnelly

Chief Operating Officer, Americas

As COO of Americas, Alex focuses on the AMER portfolio's retention and growth, covering the enterprise buyer client experience from implementation to program maturity. She is also responsible for acquiring and retaining supplier businesses from large enterprises to small- and medium-sized businesses. Alex joined C2FO in 2012, implementing some of the earliest adopters and crafting the go-to-market operational strategy for every geographical region as it opened. Alex holds a BA in Journalism and Anthropology from the University of Iowa, Magna Cum Laude. She is an advocate for women in all stages and walks of life and enjoys being involved with the local nonprofit WIN for KC and the Chief network. She lives in the Kansas City area with her husband, three daughters and rescue dog.

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Sanjay Gupta

President and Chief Operating Officer

Sanjay leads business operations for C2FO, focusing on global marketing, growing supplier engagement and programmatic onboarding of all corporate buyers. He brings more than 20 years of P&L, marketing and account management leadership experience to the C2FO team. He has led B2B and SMB efforts for Sprint, Network Solutions and Groupon. He has a B.S. in Economics, an MBA in Marketing/Finance and an M.S. in Communications. Sanjay resides in Overland Park, Kan., with his wife, two kids and a puppy.

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Alexander C. Kemper

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Sandy is the founder of C2FO and serves as Chairman of the Board and CEO. In addition, he is Chairman of the Board of The Collectors Fund, a private equity fund focused on alternative asset classes. Prior to founding The Collectors Fund and C2FO, Sandy founded Perfect Commerce (fka eScout.com) and served as the company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 2000-06. Prior to founding Perfect Commerce, he served as Chairman of the Board and CEO of UMB Bank and CEO of UMB Financial, a NASDAQ traded financial services company with more than $40 billion in assets. Sandy began his career with UMB after graduating from Northwestern University in 1987. He majored in American History. Sandy is an active angel and venture investor and serves on the corporate boards of UMB Financial (NASDAQ:UMBF), UMB Bank, and Dwolla, Inc. He previously served on the board of NIC (NASDAQ:EGOV), AXA Art Americas (NYSE: AXA), Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (Cboe) and BATS Exchange, two of the largest stock exchanges in the world. Sandy and his family are active in academic, civic and philanthropic endeavors. He serves on the board of the Agriculture Future of America (AFA), a non-profit scholarship and leadership development organization that he cofounded. Sandy and his family live on a farm in Kansas City, Mo., where they raise and care for their horses, sheep and any and all wild animals (not including their four children).

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Amanda LaFerriere

Head of Product - Supplier Experience

Amanda is a product executive who specializes in the intersection between financial products, design and customer experience. Her specialty is building customer-centric organizations for fast growth tech start-ups including C2FO, blooom and TreviPay. She has a Masters in Technology Management from South Dakota School of Mines where she was honored with an Outstanding Recent Graduate Award by her alma mater. Amanda has created dozens of award-winning products, services and brand experiences during her tenure in fintech. In her downtime, Amanda and her wife spend their extra-curricular time raising two beautiful children, Jax and Scout.

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Allison Baker Marenghi

Head of Partnerships

Allison is Senior Vice President and Head of Partnerships at C2FO. She is responsible for concepting, signing, and expanding strategic partnerships to support the growth of C2FO’s worldwide network. She joined C2FO from American Express, where she led global digital wallets strategy and partnerships for Amex Digital Labs, in addition to various new product development, innovation strategy and fintech partnerships roles. She also previously led strategic partnerships at Dashlane, a global digital identity startup. Allison holds a BS in Applied Economics and Management from Cornell University. A proud native of Buffalo, NY, she lives in New York City with her wife and enjoys cheering on her hometown Bills, kickboxing, and Italian travel.

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Leslie Olsen

Chief Marketing Officer

Leslie leads global marketing for C2FO and is responsible for driving revenue growth and increased engagement across our customer base. With over two decades of experience in B2B marketing in the financial services and fintech space, Leslie has a proven track record of developing and executing marketing strategies that drive rapid and sustainable growth. Most recently, she served as chief marketing officer of Fundbox, driving significant revenue growth and new customer acquisition for the small business lender. Leslie resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family, and spends most of her time chasing around her three kids and their Australian Labradoodle puppy.

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Raffaele Sadun

Chief Financial Officer

Raff is the CFO of the company and leads the accounting and finance functions, which includes management of compliance and financial reporting, budgeting and forecasting, and investor relations. Raff has extensive experience in building and leading finance organizations, including raising capital through bank debt, bond, and IPO transactions, and executing over 30 M&A transactions worth more than $13 billion, across a wide array of industries. He joined from Overland Park, KS based SelectQuote (NYSE: SLQT) where he served as CFO from 2017 to 2022 and helped take the company public in May of 2020. Prior to SelectQuote, Raff served as the CFO of The Mutual Fund Store until its sale to Financial Engines, the CFO of Adknowledge from 2012-2014 and the CFO of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment from 2010-2011. He is an honors graduate in Management of The London School of Economics. Raff is an avid cyclist and enjoys spending time with his wife and two teenage boys, especially out on the ski slopes.

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Ragui Selwanes

Chief Product and Technology Officer

Ragui leads our global product and technology teams to maximize our growth strategy by bringing innovative products to market. For over 30 years, Ragui has excelled in top-tier roles within industry-leading technology, healthcare and financial organizations. Before joining C2FO, Ragui implemented his creative solutions at Amazon, as vice president of Amazon Capital Services Inc. and director of Worldwide B2B Payments. He also served as executive vice president at Fleetcor/Comdata Inc., a diversified payments firm. Ragui holds an MBA from the Leonard Stern School of Business at New York University and currently lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife, Ayiesha, and their two children.

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Colin Sharp

Chief Sales Officer

Colin leads C2FO’s International business and its growth in EMEA and APAC working closely with customers, partners and banks to deliver exceptional value. Colin also acts as President for C2FO’s National Working Capital Platform initiative, working with governments and policy makers to ensure that companies, particularly SME’s, have access to the capital they need. Colin represents C2FO on the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation (IFC) SME Finance Forum, working to expand access to finance for small and medium businesses. A veteran of the enterprise software industry, Colin has held leadership roles in some of the world’s top software companies. Prior to C2FO, Colin spent many years at SAP, heading a number of business areas and a member of the SAP UKI Exec Board. Colin holds a Bachelor of Engineering and a Masters Degree in Computer Science. He lives in the UK with his wife, Joanne two children, Ben and Emma, together with Jack and cat and Dexter the dog!

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Anne Steinhaus

Head of Product - Platform

Anne leads the platform side of the C2FO product, overseeing market functionality, pricing strategy, and data integrations with C2FO's Enterprise clients and funding partners. She also partners closely with the Enterprise Sales team to deliver innovative products and features that solve clients' needs. She came to C2FO from TripAdvisor, where she oversaw the evolution of TripAdvisor's search functionality, leveraging hundreds of millions of traveler reviews to deliver fast, informative search results to travel seekers. An avid runner, Anne spends much of her free time chasing her two daughters and volunteering through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kansas City.

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Pete Thomas

Chief Innovation Officer

Pete is the co-founder at C2FO and from his technical focus, continues to guide the evolution of the company’s software platform by applying his more than 10 years of experience building and maintaining large-scale transactional web applications. Prior to joining C2FO, Pete worked as a senior engineer for Impart Media, deploying digital advertising products. He previously was a consultant for Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield and a developer in Amazon.com’s Enterprise Websites division. Pete, his wife and son reside in Seattle, Wa., where they try to keep a steady practice of Bikram Yoga.

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Krissy Young

Chief People Officer

Krissy is responsible for leading C2FO’s global human resources strategy, which includes talent acquisition, organizational learning and development, compensation and benefits, and workforce planning. Before joining C2FO, Krissy spent 20 years with the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City as the Chief Human Resources Officer, leading District Human Resources across four offices and seven states. In addition to HR, she also led the Finance, Strategy and Risk functions. Krissy is passionate about service, continuous improvement and change leadership. Krissy holds a B.S. degree in Mass Communication from Northwest Missouri State University and an M.B.A. in Finance from Rockhurst University. She is a graduate of the Stonier Graduate School of Banking, holds an executive leadership certificate from the Wharton School of Business and is an SHRM-SCP professional. Krissy resides in Overland Park, Kansas, with her husband, two children and many pets.
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